Frequency of reading scripture among independents and those who don't lean to either party

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 5,658. 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 35% 9% 7% 47% 2% 5,658
2007 33% 9% 6% 48% 3% 5,770

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

Frequency of reading scripture among independents and those who don't lean to either party by religious group

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 28% 11% 9% 51% 1% 1,158
Evangelical Protestant 62% 11% 7% 19% 1% 1,230
Historically Black Protestant 64% 10% 9% 17% 1% 184
Jehovah's Witness 91% 2% 2% 3% 2% 188
Mainline Protestant 34% 11% 11% 43% 2% 822
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 12% 7% 6% 75% 1% 1,474

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,918. 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 19% 38% 26% 17% 1,918
Once or twice a month 29% 42% 20% 9% 456
Several times a year 25% 46% 20% 9% 411
Seldom/never 29% 37% 22% 11% 2,527

Generational cohort among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,918. 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 10% 15% 32% 30% 12% 1% 1,918
Once or twice a month 18% 17% 36% 22% 6% < 1% 456
Several times a year 15% 21% 35% 24% 4% 1% 411
Seldom/never 18% 21% 29% 27% 6% 1% 2,527

Gender composition among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,016. 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 40% 60% 2,016
Once or twice a month 45% 55% 481
Several times a year 51% 49% 430
Seldom/never 57% 43% 2,630
Don't know 41% 59% 101

Racial and ethnic composition among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,943. 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% 14% 3% 26% 6% 1,943
Once or twice a month 49% 7% 5% 33% 6% 468
Several times a year 54% 8% 6% 28% 5% 416
Seldom/never 65% 5% 6% 19% 5% 2,560

Immigrant status among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,958. 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 27% 8% 65% 1,958
Once or twice a month 29% 10% 61% 459
Several times a year 29% 8% 63% 414
Seldom/never 20% 10% 70% 2,550

Income distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,504. 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% 21% 20% 7% 1,504
Once or twice a month 55% 19% 15% 10% 377
Several times a year 44% 16% 24% 16% 332
Seldom/never 45% 20% 22% 13% 2,086

Educational distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,985. 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% 31% 11% 6% 1,985
Once or twice a month 57% 29% 10% 5% 475
Several times a year 46% 33% 12% 10% 418
Seldom/never 52% 30% 12% 6% 2,595

Marital status among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,984. 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% 6% 15% 9% 20% 1,984
Once or twice a month 43% 12% 17% 4% 24% 475
Several times a year 44% 9% 16% 5% 26% 425
Seldom/never 40% 11% 14% 4% 31% 2,604

Parent of children under 18 among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,996. 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% 65% 1,996
Once or twice a month 35% 65% 478
Several times a year 36% 64% 424
Seldom/never 30% 70% 2,617

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,016. 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 86% 10% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2,016
Once or twice a month 71% 18% 5% 1% 2% 3% 481
Several times a year 63% 24% 4% 1% 5% 2% 430
Seldom/never 41% 28% 9% 1% 17% 4% 2,630
Don't know 64% 13% < 1% 8% < 1% 15% 101

Importance of religion in one's life among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,016. 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% 10% 2% 2% 1% 2,016
Once or twice a month 59% 29% 6% 3% 2% 481
Several times a year 50% 37% 7% 4% 3% 430
Seldom/never 25% 34% 18% 22% 1% 2,630
Don't know 56% 18% < 1% 5% 21% 101

Attendance at religious services among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,016. 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% 22% 10% 1% 2,016
Once or twice a month 30% 50% 20% 1% 481
Several times a year 18% 54% 26% 1% 430
Seldom/never 11% 31% 58% 1% 2,630
Don't know 32% 24% 16% 28% 101

Frequency of prayer among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,016. 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% 2,016
Once or twice a month 60% 23% 6% 8% 2% 481
Several times a year 48% 22% 12% 15% 3% 430
Seldom/never 27% 16% 9% 47% 1% 2,630
Don't know 46% 8% 2% 5% 39% 101

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,016. 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% 12% 7% 21% 2% 2,016
Once or twice a month 16% 21% 13% 49% 1% 481
Several times a year 10% 7% 27% 55% 1% 430
Seldom/never 4% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 2,630
Don't know 28% 2% 5% 29% 36% 101

Frequency of meditation among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,016. 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% 5% 2% 23% 3% 2,016
Once or twice a month 39% 14% 2% 42% 3% 481
Several times a year 30% 15% 12% 39% 4% 430
Seldom/never 26% 7% 4% 61% 2% 2,630
Don't know 29% 2% 5% 26% 37% 101

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,016. 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 84% 8% 3% 3% 2% 2,016
Once or twice a month 60% 17% 8% 13% 2% 481
Several times a year 53% 18% 17% 10% 3% 430
Seldom/never 41% 14% 11% 32% 2% 2,630
Don't know 46% 6% 6% 4% 38% 101

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,016. 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% 11% 7% 19% 4% 2,016
Once or twice a month 48% 19% 8% 23% 2% 481
Several times a year 44% 14% 18% 23% 2% 430
Seldom/never 38% 12% 14% 34% 1% 2,630
Don't know 40% 6% 10% 14% 29% 101

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,016. 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% 27% 4% 5% 2,016
Once or twice a month 32% 13% 44% 6% 5% 481
Several times a year 23% 13% 51% 9% 4% 430
Seldom/never 12% 11% 60% 13% 4% 2,630
Don't know 31% 7% 35% 11% 17% 101

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,016. 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 40% 55% 3% 2% 2,016
Once or twice a month 28% 69% 2% 1% 481
Several times a year 24% 73% 2% < 1% 430
Seldom/never 22% 74% 2% 2% 2,630
Don't know 29% 62% 3% 5% 101

Interpreting scripture among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,016. 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% 25% 6% 9% 7% 2,016
Once or twice a month 32% 28% 4% 23% 12% 481
Several times a year 26% 29% 3% 30% 12% 430
Seldom/never 15% 19% 2% 51% 12% 2,630
Don't know 33% 12% 8% 11% 36% 101

Belief in Heaven among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,016. 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% 10% 8% 2,016
Once or twice a month 79% 10% 11% 481
Several times a year 72% 18% 9% 430
Seldom/never 57% 32% 11% 2,630
Don't know 56% 9% 35% 101

Belief in Hell among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,016. 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% 25% 9% 2,016
Once or twice a month 59% 28% 13% 481
Several times a year 56% 32% 12% 430
Seldom/never 42% 47% 11% 2,630
Don't know 38% 29% 33% 101

SocialandPoliticalViews

Political ideology among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,016. 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 34% 26% 15% 25% 2,016
Once or twice a month 28% 33% 19% 19% 481
Several times a year 21% 43% 20% 15% 430
Seldom/never 19% 37% 23% 21% 2,630
Don't know 19% 29% 10% 42% 101

Views about size of government among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,016. 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% 44% 5% 8% 2,016
Once or twice a month 42% 45% 7% 6% 481
Several times a year 49% 42% 4% 4% 430
Seldom/never 49% 40% 4% 6% 2,630
Don't know 28% 41% 4% 26% 101

Views about government aid to the poor among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,016. 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 40% 49% 7% 4% 2,016
Once or twice a month 39% 50% 6% 5% 481
Several times a year 40% 51% 6% 3% 430
Seldom/never 43% 46% 6% 4% 2,630
Don't know 40% 34% 7% 19% 101

Views about abortion among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,016. 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% 64% 8% 2,016
Once or twice a month 49% 43% 8% 481
Several times a year 56% 36% 8% 430
Seldom/never 61% 32% 7% 2,630
Don't know 29% 40% 31% 101

Views about homosexuality among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,016. 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 36% 49% 8% 7% 2,016
Once or twice a month 65% 20% 8% 7% 481
Several times a year 65% 23% 6% 6% 430
Seldom/never 75% 15% 5% 5% 2,630
Don't know 36% 37% 9% 18% 101

Views about same-sex marriage among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,016. 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% 57% 15% 2,016
Once or twice a month 51% 31% 17% 481
Several times a year 56% 30% 14% 430
Seldom/never 67% 21% 13% 2,630
Don't know 26% 40% 34% 101

Views about environmental regulation among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,016. 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 36% 52% 5% 7% 2,016
Once or twice a month 39% 49% 5% 7% 481
Several times a year 35% 57% 4% 4% 430
Seldom/never 33% 57% 4% 6% 2,630
Don't know 35% 42% 8% 15% 101

Views about human evolution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of reading scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,016. 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 13% 24% 3% 52% 8% 2,016
Once or twice a month 24% 28% 7% 33% 9% 481
Several times a year 29% 25% 7% 32% 8% 430
Seldom/never 44% 21% 7% 21% 6% 2,630
Don't know 13% 24% 19% 33% 11% 101