Frequency of reading scripture among liberals

% of liberals 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 = 8,504. 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.
2014 22% 9% 8% 60% < 1% 8,504
2007 22% 10% 8% 59% 1% 6,809

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Frequency of reading scripture among liberals by religious group

% of liberals 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 = 136. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 30% 11% 10% 48% 1% 136
Catholic 22% 10% 9% 58% < 1% 1,474
Evangelical Protestant 52% 13% 9% 27% < 1% 937
Historically Black Protestant 55% 16% 9% 21% < 1% 467
Jewish 7% 8% 6% 78% < 1% 394
Mainline Protestant 24% 12% 14% 50% < 1% 1,259
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 5% 6% 82% < 1% 3,107

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,698. 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% 35% 29% 17% 1,698
Once or twice a month 31% 35% 22% 12% 699
Several times a year 28% 37% 23% 12% 697
Seldom/never 30% 35% 22% 13% 5,256

Generational cohort among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,698. 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% 15% 29% 33% 12% 1% 1,698
Once or twice a month 20% 18% 29% 25% 8% 1% 699
Several times a year 19% 18% 28% 26% 9% < 1% 697
Seldom/never 18% 19% 27% 27% 7% 1% 5,256

Gender composition among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,723. 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% 58% 1,723
Once or twice a month 48% 52% 710
Several times a year 47% 53% 703
Seldom/never 46% 54% 5,323

Racial and ethnic composition among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,694. 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 41% 26% 4% 25% 5% 1,694
Once or twice a month 49% 22% 5% 21% 3% 702
Several times a year 57% 13% 6% 19% 4% 692
Seldom/never 70% 6% 6% 14% 4% 5,276

Immigrant status among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,687. 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 24% 10% 66% 1,687
Once or twice a month 22% 12% 66% 699
Several times a year 18% 14% 68% 686
Seldom/never 16% 14% 70% 5,276

Income distribution among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals 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 = 1,538. 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% 20% 18% 10% 1,538
Once or twice a month 42% 23% 21% 15% 641
Several times a year 33% 21% 25% 21% 649
Seldom/never 30% 18% 27% 25% 4,849

Educational distribution among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,713. 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% 30% 12% 10% 1,713
Once or twice a month 42% 30% 15% 12% 708
Several times a year 36% 27% 20% 17% 701
Seldom/never 31% 29% 22% 18% 5,304

Marital status among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,713. 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% 8% 19% 8% 25% 1,713
Once or twice a month 36% 12% 17% 4% 32% 706
Several times a year 44% 10% 11% 5% 29% 701
Seldom/never 40% 11% 12% 4% 32% 5,306

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

% of liberals who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,718. 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 31% 69% 1,718
Once or twice a month 31% 69% 708
Several times a year 27% 73% 702
Seldom/never 25% 75% 5,314

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals 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 = 1,723. 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 79% 15% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1,723
Once or twice a month 60% 26% 6% 1% 6% 2% 710
Several times a year 51% 28% 6% 1% 11% 2% 703
Seldom/never 29% 26% 11% 1% 29% 4% 5,323

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

% of liberals 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 = 1,723. 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 80% 14% 2% 3% 1% 1,723
Once or twice a month 59% 26% 8% 6% 1% 710
Several times a year 39% 40% 12% 9% 1% 703
Seldom/never 16% 29% 22% 32% 1% 5,323

Attendance at religious services among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals 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 = 1,723. 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% 30% 13% < 1% 1,723
Once or twice a month 30% 46% 24% < 1% 710
Several times a year 20% 53% 27% < 1% 703
Seldom/never 8% 30% 62% < 1% 5,323

Frequency of prayer among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,723. 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% 2% 3% < 1% 1,723
Once or twice a month 57% 25% 5% 13% 1% 710
Several times a year 45% 24% 10% 22% < 1% 703
Seldom/never 22% 14% 8% 55% < 1% 5,323

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

% of liberals 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 = 1,723. 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% 16% 7% 27% 1% 1,723
Once or twice a month 15% 21% 12% 51% < 1% 710
Several times a year 8% 9% 19% 64% < 1% 703
Seldom/never 3% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 5,323

Frequency of meditation among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals 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 = 1,723. 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 68% 6% 3% 22% 2% 1,723
Once or twice a month 42% 17% 5% 35% 2% 710
Several times a year 35% 15% 13% 37% 2% 703
Seldom/never 27% 10% 5% 58% 1% 5,323

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

% of liberals 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 = 1,723. 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% 10% 5% 6% 1% 1,723
Once or twice a month 59% 21% 10% 10% 1% 710
Several times a year 53% 17% 16% 14% 1% 703
Seldom/never 41% 18% 12% 28% 1% 5,323

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

% of liberals 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 = 1,723. 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% 13% 8% 18% 2% 1,723
Once or twice a month 54% 19% 11% 16% < 1% 710
Several times a year 47% 19% 15% 18% 1% 703
Seldom/never 45% 16% 15% 23% 1% 5,323

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

% of liberals 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 = 1,723. 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% 12% 36% 5% 3% 1,723
Once or twice a month 25% 19% 44% 10% 2% 710
Several times a year 17% 18% 50% 13% 2% 703
Seldom/never 8% 19% 53% 19% 2% 5,323

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

% of liberals 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 = 1,723. 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 25% 71% 2% 2% 1,723
Once or twice a month 24% 74% 1% 1% 710
Several times a year 19% 80% 1% < 1% 703
Seldom/never 16% 83% 1% 1% 5,323

Interpreting scripture among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals 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 = 1,723. 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% 26% 3% 18% 8% 1,723
Once or twice a month 26% 30% 1% 34% 9% 710
Several times a year 16% 28% 2% 47% 8% 703
Seldom/never 8% 13% 1% 72% 5% 5,323

Belief in Heaven among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,723. 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% 5% 1,723
Once or twice a month 73% 22% 5% 710
Several times a year 63% 28% 9% 703
Seldom/never 42% 51% 7% 5,323

Belief in Hell among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,723. 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% 26% 7% 1,723
Once or twice a month 54% 41% 6% 710
Several times a year 47% 45% 8% 703
Seldom/never 28% 66% 6% 5,323

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,723. 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 15% 18% 67% 1,723
Once or twice a month 14% 15% 71% 710
Several times a year 11% 14% 76% 703
Seldom/never 10% 14% 76% 5,323

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

% of liberals who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,723. 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 28% 64% 4% 4% 1,723
Once or twice a month 25% 67% 4% 4% 710
Several times a year 29% 65% 3% 2% 703
Seldom/never 28% 65% 3% 3% 5,323

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

% of liberals 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 = 1,723. 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 28% 67% 3% 2% 1,723
Once or twice a month 26% 69% 3% 1% 710
Several times a year 19% 78% 2% 1% 703
Seldom/never 23% 73% 3% 1% 5,323

Views about abortion among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals 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 = 1,723. 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% 42% 5% 1,723
Once or twice a month 63% 33% 4% 710
Several times a year 75% 22% 3% 703
Seldom/never 82% 16% 2% 5,323

Views about homosexuality among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,723. 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% 34% 5% 3% 1,723
Once or twice a month 79% 18% 1% 2% 710
Several times a year 81% 14% 2% 3% 703
Seldom/never 89% 8% 2% 2% 5,323

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

% of liberals who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,723. 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% 41% 8% 1,723
Once or twice a month 73% 21% 6% 710
Several times a year 80% 16% 5% 703
Seldom/never 87% 10% 3% 5,323

Views about environmental regulation among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals 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 = 1,723. 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% 2% 5% 1,723
Once or twice a month 24% 71% 2% 3% 710
Several times a year 18% 79% 1% 2% 703
Seldom/never 17% 80% 1% 1% 5,323

Views about human evolution among liberals by frequency of reading scripture

% of liberals 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 = 1,723. 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% 31% 4% 39% 5% 1,723
Once or twice a month 33% 32% 4% 28% 3% 710
Several times a year 49% 27% 4% 17% 3% 703
Seldom/never 67% 16% 4% 12% 2% 5,323