Frequency of reading scripture among moderates

% of moderates 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 = 11,653. 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 29% 11% 9% 50% 1% 11,653
2007 28% 11% 10% 51% 1% 12,825

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Frequency of reading scripture among moderates by religious group

% of moderates 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 22% 11% 12% 55% 1% 2,619
Evangelical Protestant 53% 14% 9% 24% 1% 2,236
Historically Black Protestant 57% 16% 7% 18% 2% 672
Jewish 18% 6% 13% 62% 1% 262
Mainline Protestant 28% 14% 11% 46% 1% 2,290
Mormon 73% 8% 2% 16% < 1% 172
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 6% 6% 80% < 1% 2,681

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,332. 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% 33% 27% 19% 3,332
Once or twice a month 27% 36% 24% 12% 1,219
Several times a year 23% 36% 25% 15% 1,077
Seldom/never 26% 35% 24% 14% 5,750

Generational cohort among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,332. 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% 13% 27% 32% 13% 1% 3,332
Once or twice a month 18% 15% 30% 28% 7% 1% 1,219
Several times a year 15% 15% 30% 30% 9% 1% 1,077
Seldom/never 16% 17% 28% 29% 9% 1% 5,750

Gender composition among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 37% 63% 3,400
Once or twice a month 46% 54% 1,238
Several times a year 48% 52% 1,100
Seldom/never 55% 45% 5,840

Racial and ethnic composition among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,355. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 21% 3% 16% 5% 3,355
Once or twice a month 60% 16% 4% 17% 3% 1,226
Several times a year 67% 9% 5% 15% 5% 1,087
Seldom/never 74% 6% 5% 12% 3% 5,771

Immigrant status among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,364. 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% 9% 76% 3,364
Once or twice a month 14% 12% 73% 1,226
Several times a year 16% 11% 73% 1,090
Seldom/never 12% 11% 76% 5,782

Income distribution among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who have a household income of…

Frequency of reading scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,989. 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% 21% 25% 13% 2,989
Once or twice a month 38% 20% 26% 16% 1,114
Several times a year 30% 19% 29% 21% 989
Seldom/never 27% 21% 28% 24% 5,159

Educational distribution among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,392. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 39% 35% 15% 11% 3,392
Once or twice a month 39% 32% 17% 11% 1,237
Several times a year 35% 32% 18% 14% 1,094
Seldom/never 36% 32% 20% 12% 5,821

Marital status among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,389. 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 47% 6% 15% 9% 23% 3,389
Once or twice a month 43% 8% 13% 6% 30% 1,233
Several times a year 48% 6% 12% 7% 27% 1,095
Seldom/never 47% 9% 11% 5% 28% 5,822

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

% of moderates who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,389. 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% 3,389
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 1,235
Several times a year 32% 68% 1,096
Seldom/never 28% 72% 5,817

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who say they…

Frequency of reading scripture Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 88% 10% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3,400
Once or twice a month 71% 22% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 1,238
Several times a year 61% 27% 5% < 1% 4% 2% 1,100
Seldom/never 39% 30% 10% 1% 16% 4% 5,840

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

% of moderates who say religion is…

Frequency of reading scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 84% 12% 2% 1% < 1% 3,400
Once or twice a month 61% 31% 6% 3% < 1% 1,238
Several times a year 45% 42% 9% 3% 1% 1,100
Seldom/never 23% 36% 22% 19% 1% 5,840

Attendance at religious services among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who attend religious services…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 66% 25% 8% < 1% 3,400
Once or twice a month 32% 52% 15% < 1% 1,238
Several times a year 22% 59% 19% < 1% 1,100
Seldom/never 11% 38% 50% < 1% 5,840

Frequency of prayer among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 87% 10% 1% 2% < 1% 3,400
Once or twice a month 61% 24% 7% 7% 1% 1,238
Several times a year 46% 28% 11% 15% 1% 1,100
Seldom/never 27% 19% 10% 44% 1% 5,840

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

% of moderates who attend prayer group…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 52% 14% 9% 24% 1% 3,400
Once or twice a month 14% 24% 15% 47% < 1% 1,238
Several times a year 6% 8% 27% 59% < 1% 1,100
Seldom/never 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 5,840

Frequency of meditation among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who meditate…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 63% 8% 2% 26% 1% 3,400
Once or twice a month 39% 14% 4% 43% 1% 1,238
Several times a year 29% 12% 14% 44% 1% 1,100
Seldom/never 23% 8% 5% 62% 1% 5,840

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

% of moderates who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 81% 10% 4% 4% 1% 3,400
Once or twice a month 60% 22% 11% 7% 1% 1,238
Several times a year 51% 19% 19% 10% 1% 1,100
Seldom/never 40% 18% 14% 27% 1% 5,840

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

% of moderates who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 51% 17% 10% 20% 1% 3,400
Once or twice a month 45% 20% 15% 19% 1% 1,238
Several times a year 45% 15% 23% 16% 1% 1,100
Seldom/never 37% 17% 16% 29% 1% 5,840

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

% of moderates who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of reading scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 54% 8% 32% 4% 2% 3,400
Once or twice a month 30% 11% 48% 7% 2% 1,238
Several times a year 19% 13% 54% 11% 3% 1,100
Seldom/never 10% 14% 62% 12% 2% 5,840

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

% of moderates who say…

Frequency of reading scripture There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 36% 62% 1% 1% 3,400
Once or twice a month 28% 70% 1% 1% 1,238
Several times a year 25% 74% 1% < 1% 1,100
Seldom/never 22% 76% 1% 1% 5,840

Interpreting scripture among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of reading scripture Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 46% 34% 4% 10% 6% 3,400
Once or twice a month 26% 41% 1% 22% 9% 1,238
Several times a year 18% 39% 2% 34% 7% 1,100
Seldom/never 10% 25% 1% 56% 8% 5,840

Belief in Heaven among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 88% 7% 5% 3,400
Once or twice a month 83% 11% 6% 1,238
Several times a year 77% 17% 6% 1,100
Seldom/never 59% 32% 8% 5,840

Belief in Hell among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 74% 18% 8% 3,400
Once or twice a month 66% 26% 8% 1,238
Several times a year 59% 34% 8% 1,100
Seldom/never 42% 49% 9% 5,840

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 32% 18% 50% 3,400
Once or twice a month 32% 15% 53% 1,238
Several times a year 32% 19% 49% 1,100
Seldom/never 33% 19% 49% 5,840

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

% of moderates who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 47% 46% 4% 4% 3,400
Once or twice a month 48% 45% 4% 3% 1,238
Several times a year 54% 40% 3% 4% 1,100
Seldom/never 56% 36% 4% 4% 5,840

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

% of moderates who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of reading scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 37% 56% 5% 2% 3,400
Once or twice a month 38% 57% 3% 2% 1,238
Several times a year 41% 54% 4% 1% 1,100
Seldom/never 43% 52% 4% 2% 5,840

Views about abortion among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who say abortion should be…

Frequency of reading scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 44% 52% 4% 3,400
Once or twice a month 57% 40% 3% 1,238
Several times a year 67% 29% 4% 1,100
Seldom/never 72% 25% 3% 5,840

Views about homosexuality among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 52% 38% 6% 4% 3,400
Once or twice a month 73% 21% 4% 2% 1,238
Several times a year 77% 16% 3% 4% 1,100
Seldom/never 82% 13% 3% 2% 5,840

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

% of moderates who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 42% 50% 8% 3,400
Once or twice a month 61% 31% 8% 1,238
Several times a year 67% 25% 8% 1,100
Seldom/never 75% 19% 6% 5,840

Views about environmental regulation among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who say…

Frequency of reading scripture Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 33% 61% 2% 3% 3,400
Once or twice a month 36% 60% 2% 2% 1,238
Several times a year 30% 65% 3% 2% 1,100
Seldom/never 30% 65% 3% 2% 5,840

Views about human evolution among moderates by frequency of reading scripture

% of moderates who say humans…

Frequency of reading scripture Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,400. 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 14% 33% 3% 45% 5% 3,400
Once or twice a month 28% 32% 5% 33% 3% 1,238
Several times a year 33% 35% 5% 24% 3% 1,100
Seldom/never 52% 24% 4% 18% 2% 5,840