Frequency of reading scripture among non-parents

% of non-parents who read scripture…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 26,567. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 34% 10% 8% 47% 1% 26,567
2007 35% 9% 8% 47% 1% 24,726

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Frequency of reading scripture among non-parents by religious group

% of non-parents who read scripture…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 217. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 26% 10% 9% 55% 1% 217
Catholic 25% 11% 10% 54% 1% 5,411
Evangelical Protestant 62% 12% 7% 18% 1% 6,385
Hindu 9% 8% 15% 67% 1% 115
Historically Black Protestant 61% 13% 8% 17% 1% 1,421
Jehovah's Witness 90% 1% 5% 2% 1% 182
Jewish 14% 8% 10% 67% 1% 661
Mainline Protestant 31% 13% 11% 44% 1% 4,844
Mormon 74% 7% 4% 14% 1% 419
Muslim 50% 15% 7% 25% 3% 147
Orthodox Christian 26% 14% 12% 48% 1% 137
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 6% 6% 80% < 1% 5,788

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,981. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 17% 18% 35% 30% 8,981
Once or twice a month 28% 20% 30% 21% 2,473
Several times a year 25% 23% 31% 21% 2,125
Seldom/never 29% 21% 29% 21% 12,223
Don't know 8% 19% 26% 47% 219

Generational cohort among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 8,981. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 12% 7% 16% 42% 20% 2% 8,981
Once or twice a month 21% 10% 17% 36% 14% 1% 2,473
Several times a year 18% 12% 18% 36% 14% 1% 2,125
Seldom/never 20% 14% 16% 36% 13% 1% 12,223
Don't know 5% 5% 17% 36% 33% 5% 219

Gender composition among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 43% 57% 9,202
Once or twice a month 51% 49% 2,527
Several times a year 52% 48% 2,160
Seldom/never 56% 44% 12,423
Don't know 48% 52% 255

Racial and ethnic composition among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,040. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 62% 18% 2% 14% 4% 9,040
Once or twice a month 64% 14% 4% 14% 4% 2,496
Several times a year 68% 11% 4% 13% 4% 2,126
Seldom/never 75% 6% 5% 11% 3% 12,267
Don't know 63% 14% 2% 16% 6% 235

Immigrant status among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,076. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 12% 8% 79% 9,076
Once or twice a month 13% 12% 76% 2,492
Several times a year 13% 11% 76% 2,130
Seldom/never 12% 13% 75% 12,280
Don't know 17% 9% 74% 239

Income distribution among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who have a household income of…

Frequency of reading scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 7,737. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 42% 21% 24% 12% 7,737
Once or twice a month 37% 23% 25% 15% 2,188
Several times a year 34% 22% 27% 17% 1,893
Seldom/never 31% 21% 28% 21% 10,752
Don't know 49% 15% 25% 11% 139

Educational distribution among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,150. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 32% 13% 9% 9,150
Once or twice a month 45% 32% 15% 9% 2,521
Several times a year 41% 32% 16% 12% 2,146
Seldom/never 40% 31% 18% 11% 12,365
Don't know 52% 29% 12% 7% 239

Marital status among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,150. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 4% 15% 12% 24% 9,150
Once or twice a month 38% 7% 15% 8% 32% 2,516
Several times a year 40% 7% 13% 8% 33% 2,152
Seldom/never 38% 9% 12% 7% 35% 12,374
Don't know 44% 3% 15% 17% 21% 238

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who say they…

Frequency of reading scripture Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 1% 9,202
Once or twice a month 73% 19% 4% 1% 3% 1% 2,527
Several times a year 63% 24% 5% 1% 5% 2% 2,160
Seldom/never 39% 27% 10% 1% 20% 4% 12,423
Don't know 66% 14% 2% 7% 2% 9% 255

Importance of religion in one's life among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who say religion is…

Frequency of reading scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 87% 9% 1% 1% 1% 9,202
Once or twice a month 64% 27% 5% 3% < 1% 2,527
Several times a year 47% 39% 9% 4% 1% 2,160
Seldom/never 24% 32% 21% 23% 1% 12,423
Don't know 62% 17% 1% 5% 14% 255

Attendance at religious services among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who attend religious services…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 70% 21% 9% 1% 9,202
Once or twice a month 34% 49% 17% < 1% 2,527
Several times a year 21% 55% 23% 1% 2,160
Seldom/never 11% 34% 55% < 1% 12,423
Don't know 35% 23% 22% 20% 255

Frequency of prayer among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 88% 8% 1% 2% 1% 9,202
Once or twice a month 62% 23% 6% 8% 1% 2,527
Several times a year 48% 26% 9% 16% 1% 2,160
Seldom/never 28% 17% 9% 46% 1% 12,423
Don't know 55% 12% 1% 5% 28% 255

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who attend prayer group…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 56% 13% 8% 22% 1% 9,202
Once or twice a month 17% 20% 16% 47% < 1% 2,527
Several times a year 7% 8% 23% 61% 1% 2,160
Seldom/never 4% 2% 4% 90% < 1% 12,423
Don't know 26% 8% 7% 34% 24% 255

Frequency of meditation among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who meditate…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 66% 6% 2% 24% 2% 9,202
Once or twice a month 39% 15% 4% 39% 2% 2,527
Several times a year 33% 13% 11% 42% 1% 2,160
Seldom/never 24% 9% 5% 61% 1% 12,423
Don't know 38% 2% 2% 24% 34% 255

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 85% 8% 3% 3% 1% 9,202
Once or twice a month 61% 21% 10% 8% 1% 2,527
Several times a year 51% 20% 16% 11% 1% 2,160
Seldom/never 40% 17% 13% 29% 1% 12,423
Don't know 52% 5% 4% 8% 30% 255

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 57% 14% 8% 19% 2% 9,202
Once or twice a month 46% 19% 12% 21% 1% 2,527
Several times a year 45% 17% 18% 19% 1% 2,160
Seldom/never 40% 15% 15% 29% 1% 12,423
Don't know 39% 7% 6% 20% 29% 255

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of reading scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 62% 6% 26% 3% 3% 9,202
Once or twice a month 35% 12% 43% 7% 3% 2,527
Several times a year 24% 12% 51% 10% 3% 2,160
Seldom/never 12% 14% 58% 13% 2% 12,423
Don't know 34% 8% 37% 9% 12% 255

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who say…

Frequency of reading scripture There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 51% 2% 1% 9,202
Once or twice a month 32% 66% 1% 1% 2,527
Several times a year 28% 70% 1% 1% 2,160
Seldom/never 23% 75% 1% 1% 12,423
Don't know 32% 56% 5% 7% 255

Interpreting scripture among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of reading scripture Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 27% 4% 8% 6% 9,202
Once or twice a month 33% 36% 3% 21% 8% 2,527
Several times a year 23% 34% 2% 34% 7% 2,160
Seldom/never 12% 21% 1% 57% 8% 12,423
Don't know 38% 14% 9% 13% 27% 255

Belief in Heaven among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 87% 7% 6% 9,202
Once or twice a month 82% 12% 6% 2,527
Several times a year 75% 18% 7% 2,160
Seldom/never 55% 36% 9% 12,423
Don't know 62% 11% 27% 255

Belief in Hell among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 75% 17% 8% 9,202
Once or twice a month 66% 26% 8% 2,527
Several times a year 59% 33% 8% 2,160
Seldom/never 39% 52% 9% 12,423
Don't know 51% 22% 26% 255

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 17% 38% 9,202
Once or twice a month 39% 15% 46% 2,527
Several times a year 35% 15% 50% 2,160
Seldom/never 31% 18% 51% 12,423
Don't know 28% 33% 39% 255

Political ideology among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 50% 28% 15% 7% 9,202
Once or twice a month 38% 37% 21% 5% 2,527
Several times a year 33% 36% 26% 5% 2,160
Seldom/never 25% 36% 33% 6% 12,423
Don't know 34% 23% 14% 29% 255

Views about size of government among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 38% 3% 4% 9,202
Once or twice a month 51% 42% 3% 3% 2,527
Several times a year 53% 41% 3% 3% 2,160
Seldom/never 50% 43% 3% 4% 12,423
Don't know 41% 35% 7% 17% 255

Views about government aid to the poor among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of reading scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 48% 45% 4% 3% 9,202
Once or twice a month 43% 52% 3% 2% 2,527
Several times a year 43% 52% 3% 1% 2,160
Seldom/never 41% 53% 4% 2% 12,423
Don't know 40% 41% 9% 10% 255

Views about abortion among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who say abortion should be…

Frequency of reading scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 33% 62% 5% 9,202
Once or twice a month 52% 44% 4% 2,527
Several times a year 60% 35% 5% 2,160
Seldom/never 70% 25% 4% 12,423
Don't know 40% 36% 23% 255

Views about homosexuality among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 39% 52% 5% 4% 9,202
Once or twice a month 61% 31% 4% 3% 2,527
Several times a year 68% 25% 4% 3% 2,160
Seldom/never 78% 16% 3% 3% 12,423
Don't know 43% 36% 8% 13% 255

Views about same-sex marriage among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 63% 8% 9,202
Once or twice a month 52% 40% 9% 2,527
Several times a year 58% 33% 8% 2,160
Seldom/never 71% 22% 7% 12,423
Don't know 36% 41% 23% 255

Views about environmental regulation among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who say…

Frequency of reading scripture Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 44% 49% 3% 4% 9,202
Once or twice a month 41% 54% 3% 2% 2,527
Several times a year 37% 59% 2% 2% 2,160
Seldom/never 32% 63% 2% 3% 12,423
Don't know 35% 40% 8% 17% 255

Views about human evolution among non-parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of non-parents who say humans…

Frequency of reading scripture Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 12% 25% 3% 54% 6% 9,202
Once or twice a month 25% 31% 5% 35% 4% 2,527
Several times a year 31% 33% 5% 27% 3% 2,160
Seldom/never 52% 21% 5% 19% 3% 12,423
Don't know 18% 22% 13% 33% 14% 255