Frequency of reading scripture among parents

% of 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 = 8,366. 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 38% 11% 9% 42% < 1% 8,366
2007 35% 12% 8% 44% 1% 10,705

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Frequency of reading scripture among parents by religious group

% of 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 = 0. 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.
Catholic 27% 13% 11% 49% < 1% 1,761
Evangelical Protestant 64% 12% 7% 17% < 1% 2,175
Historically Black Protestant 60% 15% 6% 19% < 1% 487
Jewish 25% 7% 7% 60% 2% 184
Mainline Protestant 29% 14% 13% 44% < 1% 1,218
Mormon 79% 9% 1% 10% < 1% 242
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 12% 6% 5% 76% < 1% 1,744

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of parents who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,026. 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 16% 67% 15% 2% 3,026
Once or twice a month 21% 66% 11% 1% 912
Several times a year 14% 70% 15% 1% 715
Seldom/never 17% 69% 13% 1% 3,567

Generational cohort among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of parents who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,026. 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 5% 22% 56% 16% 2% < 1% 3,026
Once or twice a month 8% 25% 55% 12% 1% < 1% 912
Several times a year 5% 20% 59% 15% 1% < 1% 715
Seldom/never 6% 24% 55% 13% 1% < 1% 3,567

Gender composition among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of parents who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,077. 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% 61% 3,077
Once or twice a month 42% 58% 919
Several times a year 47% 53% 726
Seldom/never 48% 52% 3,612

Racial and ethnic composition among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of parents who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,041. 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 53% 18% 3% 21% 5% 3,041
Once or twice a month 53% 17% 3% 24% 3% 907
Several times a year 60% 9% 6% 22% 3% 720
Seldom/never 67% 8% 4% 18% 3% 3,579

Immigrant status among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of parents who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,039. 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 21% 7% 72% 3,039
Once or twice a month 24% 7% 68% 907
Several times a year 23% 8% 69% 711
Seldom/never 19% 9% 72% 3,574

Income distribution among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of 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 = 2,813. 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 35% 22% 28% 15% 2,813
Once or twice a month 38% 16% 27% 19% 855
Several times a year 26% 17% 32% 26% 679
Seldom/never 29% 16% 27% 28% 3,352

Educational distribution among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of parents who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,065. 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 37% 35% 18% 10% 3,065
Once or twice a month 39% 34% 16% 11% 918
Several times a year 33% 32% 20% 15% 722
Seldom/never 36% 30% 20% 14% 3,600

Marital status among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of parents who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,067. 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 67% 6% 13% 2% 11% 3,067
Once or twice a month 61% 11% 10% 1% 16% 919
Several times a year 70% 8% 13% 2% 8% 724
Seldom/never 67% 11% 10% 1% 12% 3,607

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of 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 = 3,077. 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% 3,077
Once or twice a month 74% 21% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 919
Several times a year 68% 23% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 726
Seldom/never 41% 31% 9% 1% 15% 3% 3,612

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

% of 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 = 3,077. 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% 9% 1% 1% 1% 3,077
Once or twice a month 67% 26% 4% 2% 1% 919
Several times a year 53% 37% 5% 4% < 1% 726
Seldom/never 26% 37% 19% 18% < 1% 3,612

Attendance at religious services among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of 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 = 3,077. 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 71% 22% 7% < 1% 3,077
Once or twice a month 37% 49% 14% 1% 919
Several times a year 26% 57% 17% < 1% 726
Seldom/never 11% 41% 48% < 1% 3,612

Frequency of prayer among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of parents who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,077. 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 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 3,077
Once or twice a month 69% 21% 5% 4% 1% 919
Several times a year 52% 26% 11% 10% 1% 726
Seldom/never 29% 21% 9% 41% < 1% 3,612

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

% of 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 = 3,077. 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 58% 16% 8% 18% 1% 3,077
Once or twice a month 18% 27% 12% 42% 1% 919
Several times a year 9% 10% 29% 52% < 1% 726
Seldom/never 4% 4% 5% 87% < 1% 3,612

Frequency of meditation among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of 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 = 3,077. 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 59% 6% 2% 31% 2% 3,077
Once or twice a month 36% 13% 4% 47% 1% 919
Several times a year 24% 12% 14% 48% 1% 726
Seldom/never 24% 8% 4% 63% 1% 3,612

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

% of 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 = 3,077. 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 81% 11% 4% 3% 1% 3,077
Once or twice a month 59% 23% 10% 7% 1% 919
Several times a year 53% 18% 18% 10% 1% 726
Seldom/never 41% 18% 13% 26% 1% 3,612

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

% of 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 = 3,077. 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 52% 17% 10% 20% 2% 3,077
Once or twice a month 41% 21% 15% 23% 1% 919
Several times a year 39% 16% 22% 22% < 1% 726
Seldom/never 36% 17% 16% 31% 1% 3,612

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

% of 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 = 3,077. 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 63% 6% 26% 4% 2% 3,077
Once or twice a month 35% 11% 44% 7% 3% 919
Several times a year 24% 13% 52% 9% 2% 726
Seldom/never 13% 12% 59% 15% 2% 3,612

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

% of 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 = 3,077. 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% 49% 1% 1% 3,077
Once or twice a month 34% 64% 1% 1% 919
Several times a year 31% 68% 1% < 1% 726
Seldom/never 24% 74% 1% 1% 3,612

Interpreting scripture among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of 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 = 3,077. 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 53% 30% 4% 8% 4% 3,077
Once or twice a month 35% 37% 2% 19% 7% 919
Several times a year 25% 38% 2% 27% 9% 726
Seldom/never 15% 23% 1% 53% 8% 3,612

Belief in Heaven among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of parents who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,077. 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% 6% 7% 3,077
Once or twice a month 87% 9% 4% 919
Several times a year 81% 14% 5% 726
Seldom/never 61% 31% 7% 3,612

Belief in Hell among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of parents who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,077. 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 78% 15% 7% 3,077
Once or twice a month 71% 23% 6% 919
Several times a year 66% 27% 7% 726
Seldom/never 46% 46% 8% 3,612

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of parents who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,077. 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% 20% 34% 3,077
Once or twice a month 38% 18% 44% 919
Several times a year 37% 20% 43% 726
Seldom/never 32% 22% 47% 3,612

Political ideology among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of parents who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,077. 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 51% 27% 15% 7% 3,077
Once or twice a month 40% 33% 22% 6% 919
Several times a year 34% 39% 22% 5% 726
Seldom/never 25% 38% 31% 7% 3,612

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

% of 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 = 3,077. 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 53% 41% 3% 3% 3,077
Once or twice a month 46% 48% 2% 4% 919
Several times a year 48% 46% 3% 3% 726
Seldom/never 47% 46% 3% 3% 3,612

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

% of 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 = 3,077. 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 49% 45% 5% 2% 3,077
Once or twice a month 45% 50% 4% 1% 919
Several times a year 46% 51% 2% 1% 726
Seldom/never 44% 51% 4% 2% 3,612

Views about abortion among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of 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 = 3,077. 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 30% 66% 3% 3,077
Once or twice a month 48% 51% 2% 919
Several times a year 55% 42% 3% 726
Seldom/never 66% 31% 3% 3,612

Views about homosexuality among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of parents who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,077. 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% 3,077
Once or twice a month 67% 26% 3% 4% 919
Several times a year 68% 24% 4% 3% 726
Seldom/never 80% 15% 3% 3% 3,612

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

% of parents who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,077. 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 30% 62% 8% 3,077
Once or twice a month 54% 37% 9% 919
Several times a year 59% 33% 8% 726
Seldom/never 72% 21% 6% 3,612

Views about environmental regulation among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of 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 = 3,077. 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% 50% 2% 3% 3,077
Once or twice a month 38% 57% 3% 3% 919
Several times a year 36% 59% 3% 2% 726
Seldom/never 32% 64% 2% 2% 3,612

Views about human evolution among parents by frequency of reading scripture

% of 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 = 3,077. 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% 27% 2% 55% 5% 3,077
Once or twice a month 21% 33% 4% 39% 4% 919
Several times a year 34% 28% 4% 30% 3% 726
Seldom/never 51% 23% 4% 19% 3% 3,612