Frequency of reading scripture among conservatives

% of conservatives 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 = 12,935. 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 49% 11% 8% 31% 1% 12,935
2007 47% 10% 7% 34% 1% 13,598

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Frequency of reading scripture among conservatives by religious group

% of conservatives 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 31% 12% 10% 47% 1% 2,780
Evangelical Protestant 71% 11% 6% 12% 1% 4,975
Historically Black Protestant 67% 10% 7% 15% 1% 653
Jewish 33% 12% 7% 46% 2% 167
Mainline Protestant 36% 14% 11% 38% 1% 2,269
Mormon 82% 7% 3% 7% 1% 419
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 16% 7% 6% 70% < 1% 1,277

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,308. 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% 33% 30% 24% 6,308
Once or twice a month 21% 33% 26% 19% 1,335
Several times a year 16% 36% 31% 18% 957
Seldom/never 18% 31% 30% 22% 3,990

Generational cohort among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,308. 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 7% 10% 28% 36% 16% 2% 6,308
Once or twice a month 15% 12% 28% 32% 12% 1% 1,335
Several times a year 10% 10% 31% 36% 12% 1% 957
Seldom/never 12% 11% 25% 36% 14% 1% 3,990

Gender composition among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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% 55% 6,461
Once or twice a month 52% 48% 1,362
Several times a year 57% 43% 969
Seldom/never 60% 40% 4,047

Racial and ethnic composition among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,362. 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% 13% 1% 13% 3% 6,362
Once or twice a month 70% 10% 2% 15% 3% 1,343
Several times a year 72% 9% 4% 12% 3% 956
Seldom/never 76% 6% 3% 12% 2% 3,990

Immigrant status among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,400. 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 11% 7% 82% 6,400
Once or twice a month 14% 8% 78% 1,351
Several times a year 14% 6% 80% 964
Seldom/never 12% 10% 78% 4,008

Income distribution among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives 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 = 5,553. 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% 22% 29% 15% 5,553
Once or twice a month 32% 20% 29% 19% 1,189
Several times a year 30% 21% 30% 19% 858
Seldom/never 29% 20% 29% 22% 3,506

Educational distribution among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,433. 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% 33% 17% 8% 6,433
Once or twice a month 44% 34% 14% 8% 1,361
Several times a year 43% 35% 14% 8% 966
Seldom/never 49% 30% 15% 6% 4,032

Marital status among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,425. 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 61% 3% 12% 9% 15% 6,425
Once or twice a month 53% 7% 12% 6% 22% 1,360
Several times a year 55% 6% 14% 5% 20% 967
Seldom/never 53% 8% 12% 6% 21% 4,032

Parent of children under 18 among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,431. 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 32% 68% 6,431
Once or twice a month 32% 68% 1,357
Several times a year 30% 70% 968
Seldom/never 27% 73% 4,036

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives 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 = 6,461. 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 93% 6% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6,461
Once or twice a month 82% 14% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1,362
Several times a year 77% 19% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 969
Seldom/never 54% 27% 6% 1% 9% 2% 4,047

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,461. 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 92% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 6,461
Once or twice a month 73% 24% 2% 1% < 1% 1,362
Several times a year 60% 34% 3% 2% < 1% 969
Seldom/never 35% 36% 16% 11% 1% 4,047

Attendance at religious services among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives 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 = 6,461. 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 77% 16% 6% < 1% 6,461
Once or twice a month 41% 48% 10% < 1% 1,362
Several times a year 26% 55% 19% < 1% 969
Seldom/never 16% 40% 44% < 1% 4,047

Frequency of prayer among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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 92% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% 6,461
Once or twice a month 72% 21% 4% 3% 1% 1,362
Several times a year 55% 26% 9% 8% 1% 969
Seldom/never 36% 21% 9% 33% 1% 4,047

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,461. 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% 13% 8% 17% 1% 6,461
Once or twice a month 21% 22% 16% 41% 1% 1,362
Several times a year 9% 9% 27% 54% 1% 969
Seldom/never 5% 4% 5% 86% < 1% 4,047

Frequency of meditation among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives 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 = 6,461. 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% 5% 2% 28% 2% 6,461
Once or twice a month 36% 14% 3% 44% 2% 1,362
Several times a year 30% 12% 10% 48% 1% 969
Seldom/never 24% 7% 4% 65% 1% 4,047

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,461. 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% 8% 2% 2% 1% 6,461
Once or twice a month 62% 21% 8% 7% 2% 1,362
Several times a year 54% 22% 15% 8% < 1% 969
Seldom/never 42% 17% 13% 27% 1% 4,047

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,461. 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% 15% 8% 19% 2% 6,461
Once or twice a month 39% 21% 13% 27% 1% 1,362
Several times a year 38% 19% 19% 24% 1% 969
Seldom/never 34% 14% 15% 36% 1% 4,047

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,461. 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 72% 3% 20% 2% 2% 6,461
Once or twice a month 45% 8% 39% 6% 3% 1,362
Several times a year 34% 9% 48% 7% 2% 969
Seldom/never 20% 9% 60% 10% 2% 4,047

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,461. 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% 38% 2% 1% 6,461
Once or twice a month 42% 56% 1% 1% 1,362
Several times a year 41% 56% 1% 1% 969
Seldom/never 35% 63% 1% 1% 4,047

Interpreting scripture among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives 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 = 6,461. 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% 26% 4% 4% 3% 6,461
Once or twice a month 43% 36% 4% 12% 6% 1,362
Several times a year 33% 39% 3% 18% 7% 969
Seldom/never 21% 31% 2% 38% 8% 4,047

Belief in Heaven among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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% 6,461
Once or twice a month 90% 6% 4% 1,362
Several times a year 86% 9% 5% 969
Seldom/never 72% 20% 8% 4,047

Belief in Hell among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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 82% 12% 7% 6,461
Once or twice a month 77% 15% 8% 1,362
Several times a year 73% 20% 7% 969
Seldom/never 56% 35% 9% 4,047

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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% 12% 22% 6,461
Once or twice a month 62% 12% 26% 1,362
Several times a year 62% 11% 27% 969
Seldom/never 62% 14% 24% 4,047

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

% of conservatives who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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% 26% 2% 2% 6,461
Once or twice a month 65% 30% 1% 3% 1,362
Several times a year 68% 28% 2% 2% 969
Seldom/never 70% 27% 1% 2% 4,047

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,461. 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% 32% 4% 2% 6,461
Once or twice a month 60% 36% 3% 1% 1,362
Several times a year 66% 30% 2% 1% 969
Seldom/never 65% 30% 3% 2% 4,047

Views about abortion among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives 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 = 6,461. 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% 76% 4% 6,461
Once or twice a month 37% 60% 3% 1,362
Several times a year 40% 56% 4% 969
Seldom/never 52% 42% 5% 4,047

Views about homosexuality among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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 26% 67% 4% 4% 6,461
Once or twice a month 47% 44% 5% 4% 1,362
Several times a year 51% 41% 6% 3% 969
Seldom/never 63% 29% 5% 4% 4,047

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

% of conservatives who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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% 77% 6% 6,461
Once or twice a month 33% 57% 10% 1,362
Several times a year 37% 55% 8% 969
Seldom/never 50% 41% 9% 4,047

Views about environmental regulation among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives 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 = 6,461. 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% 38% 3% 3% 6,461
Once or twice a month 52% 43% 3% 3% 1,362
Several times a year 57% 39% 2% 2% 969
Seldom/never 55% 41% 2% 3% 4,047

Views about human evolution among conservatives by frequency of reading scripture

% of conservatives 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 = 6,461. 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 8% 21% 2% 64% 5% 6,461
Once or twice a month 16% 32% 3% 44% 6% 1,362
Several times a year 20% 32% 4% 40% 3% 969
Seldom/never 35% 27% 4% 30% 4% 4,047