Frequency of reading scripture among blacks

% of blacks 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 = 3,394. 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 54% 13% 7% 24% 1% 3,394
2007 56% 13% 6% 24% 1% 3,101

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Frequency of reading scripture among blacks by religious group

% of blacks 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 42% 15% 7% 36% < 1% 192
Evangelical Protestant 68% 15% 7% 10% 1% 495
Historically Black Protestant 61% 13% 8% 17% 1% 1,798
Mainline Protestant 45% 19% 8% 26% 1% 159
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 28% 11% 6% 55% < 1% 534

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,838. 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 20% 35% 29% 16% 1,838
Once or twice a month 32% 38% 20% 10% 432
Several times a year 32% 37% 24% 8% 251
Seldom/never 36% 35% 21% 7% 758

Generational cohort among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,838. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 12% 14% 30% 33% 10% 1% 1,838
Once or twice a month 21% 16% 33% 23% 6% 1% 432
Several times a year 22% 16% 30% 26% 5% < 1% 251
Seldom/never 22% 24% 25% 24% 4% < 1% 758

Gender composition among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,896. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 40% 60% 1,896
Once or twice a month 44% 56% 439
Several times a year 51% 49% 253
Seldom/never 52% 48% 771

Immigrant status among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,860. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 12% 4% 84% 1,860
Once or twice a month 10% 5% 84% 426
Several times a year 7% 8% 85% 245
Seldom/never 9% 6% 85% 753

Income distribution among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks 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 = 1,674. 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% 22% 18% 8% 1,674
Once or twice a month 42% 23% 23% 11% 399
Several times a year 41% 25% 22% 12% 233
Seldom/never 53% 17% 19% 11% 689

Educational distribution among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,883. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 48% 34% 11% 7% 1,883
Once or twice a month 45% 37% 11% 7% 437
Several times a year 47% 33% 12% 9% 253
Seldom/never 52% 32% 11% 6% 767

Marital status among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,887. 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% 6% 19% 9% 34% 1,887
Once or twice a month 29% 5% 18% 4% 43% 438
Several times a year 32% 6% 10% 5% 46% 253
Seldom/never 21% 11% 13% 6% 49% 770

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

% of blacks who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,887. 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% 1,887
Once or twice a month 35% 65% 439
Several times a year 27% 73% 253
Seldom/never 33% 67% 769

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks 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 = 1,896. 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% < 1% 1,896
Once or twice a month 86% 10% 2% 1% 1% 1% 439
Several times a year 76% 18% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 253
Seldom/never 61% 22% 6% < 1% 7% 3% 771

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

% of blacks 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 = 1,896. 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 91% 7% 1% 1% 1% 1,896
Once or twice a month 77% 17% 4% 1% < 1% 439
Several times a year 66% 25% 6% 2% < 1% 253
Seldom/never 41% 33% 13% 12% < 1% 771

Attendance at religious services among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks 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 = 1,896. 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% 27% 7% < 1% 1,896
Once or twice a month 34% 53% 13% < 1% 439
Several times a year 23% 60% 16% < 1% 253
Seldom/never 16% 39% 44% 1% 771

Frequency of prayer among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,896. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 88% 8% 1% 2% 1% 1,896
Once or twice a month 72% 20% 4% 4% < 1% 439
Several times a year 51% 23% 12% 11% 2% 253
Seldom/never 45% 18% 10% 27% 1% 771

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

% of blacks 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 = 1,896. 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% 14% 7% 16% 1% 1,896
Once or twice a month 20% 29% 11% 40% < 1% 439
Several times a year 10% 13% 27% 49% < 1% 253
Seldom/never 9% 4% 6% 81% < 1% 771

Frequency of meditation among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks 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 = 1,896. 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% 7% 2% 20% 2% 1,896
Once or twice a month 39% 16% 4% 39% 2% 439
Several times a year 21% 13% 14% 51% 1% 253
Seldom/never 30% 6% 4% 59% < 1% 771

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

% of blacks 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 = 1,896. 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 83% 9% 3% 4% 1% 1,896
Once or twice a month 57% 24% 11% 8% 1% 439
Several times a year 55% 16% 16% 10% 3% 253
Seldom/never 47% 15% 11% 25% 2% 771

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

% of blacks 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 = 1,896. 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% 7% 25% 2% 1,896
Once or twice a month 37% 21% 14% 26% 1% 439
Several times a year 37% 15% 17% 29% 2% 253
Seldom/never 35% 12% 12% 39% 1% 771

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

% of blacks 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 = 1,896. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 57% 6% 32% 3% 2% 1,896
Once or twice a month 33% 9% 50% 6% 3% 439
Several times a year 30% 10% 52% 8% 1% 253
Seldom/never 19% 10% 59% 11% 2% 771

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

% of blacks 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 = 1,896. 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% 65% 1% 1% 1,896
Once or twice a month 26% 73% 1% 1% 439
Several times a year 26% 73% < 1% < 1% 253
Seldom/never 22% 76% 1% 1% 771

Interpreting scripture among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks 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 = 1,896. 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% 21% 4% 7% 6% 1,896
Once or twice a month 45% 34% < 1% 13% 8% 439
Several times a year 44% 27% 1% 22% 6% 253
Seldom/never 31% 22% 1% 39% 7% 771

Belief in Heaven among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,896. 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 91% 5% 4% 1,896
Once or twice a month 90% 5% 5% 439
Several times a year 86% 13% 1% 253
Seldom/never 73% 21% 6% 771

Belief in Hell among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,896. 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% 6% 1,896
Once or twice a month 73% 20% 7% 439
Several times a year 75% 23% 3% 253
Seldom/never 59% 33% 8% 771

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,896. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 10% 14% 76% 1,896
Once or twice a month 13% 8% 80% 439
Several times a year 6% 13% 81% 253
Seldom/never 10% 15% 75% 771

Political ideology among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,896. 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% 32% 22% 9% 1,896
Once or twice a month 25% 39% 31% 5% 439
Several times a year 29% 31% 32% 8% 253
Seldom/never 23% 36% 32% 9% 771

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

% of blacks who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,896. 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% 70% 3% 3% 1,896
Once or twice a month 25% 69% 3% 3% 439
Several times a year 24% 69% 3% 4% 253
Seldom/never 24% 70% 3% 4% 771

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

% of blacks 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 = 1,896. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 27% 67% 4% 2% 1,896
Once or twice a month 31% 64% 3% 2% 439
Several times a year 23% 72% 4% 1% 253
Seldom/never 30% 64% 4% 2% 771

Views about abortion among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks 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 = 1,896. 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% 49% 6% 1,896
Once or twice a month 63% 34% 3% 439
Several times a year 61% 34% 6% 253
Seldom/never 63% 32% 5% 771

Views about homosexuality among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,896. 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% 48% 6% 4% 1,896
Once or twice a month 62% 34% 2% 3% 439
Several times a year 62% 29% 4% 5% 253
Seldom/never 70% 23% 5% 2% 771

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

% of blacks who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,896. 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% 59% 8% 1,896
Once or twice a month 47% 44% 9% 439
Several times a year 62% 31% 8% 253
Seldom/never 59% 32% 8% 771

Views about environmental regulation among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks 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 = 1,896. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 35% 58% 2% 4% 1,896
Once or twice a month 31% 65% 2% 2% 439
Several times a year 33% 64% 1% 2% 253
Seldom/never 33% 64% 2% 2% 771

Views about human evolution among blacks by frequency of reading scripture

% of blacks 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 = 1,896. 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% 27% 3% 51% 5% 1,896
Once or twice a month 19% 30% 3% 43% 4% 439
Several times a year 22% 41% 2% 31% 3% 253
Seldom/never 34% 29% 4% 28% 5% 771