Frequency of reading scripture among whites

% of whites 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 = 24,900. 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 32% 9% 8% 50% 1% 24,900
2007 31% 10% 8% 50% 1% 27,309

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Frequency of reading scripture among whites by religious group

% of whites 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 = 141. 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 20% 15% 6% 57% 1% 141
Catholic 21% 9% 11% 59% 1% 4,827
Evangelical Protestant 61% 12% 7% 19% 1% 6,633
Jewish 13% 8% 10% 68% 1% 782
Mainline Protestant 28% 13% 12% 46% 1% 5,322
Mormon 76% 8% 3% 12% 1% 575
Orthodox Christian 24% 11% 14% 51% 1% 153
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 4% 5% 85% < 1% 5,490

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,806. 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% 29% 30% 27% 7,806
Once or twice a month 21% 32% 27% 20% 2,256
Several times a year 16% 35% 30% 19% 2,006
Seldom/never 22% 32% 27% 19% 12,247
Don't know 8% 24% 20% 48% 155

Generational cohort among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,806. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 8% 10% 25% 36% 19% 2% 7,806
Once or twice a month 14% 12% 27% 33% 12% 1% 2,256
Several times a year 9% 12% 28% 35% 13% 1% 2,006
Seldom/never 13% 14% 26% 33% 12% 1% 12,247
Don't know 6% 8% 19% 29% 33% 5% 155

Gender composition among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,962. 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% 7,962
Once or twice a month 49% 51% 2,302
Several times a year 50% 50% 2,037
Seldom/never 53% 47% 12,420
Don't know 43% 57% 179

Immigrant status among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,903. 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 3% 6% 91% 7,903
Once or twice a month 4% 7% 89% 2,286
Several times a year 5% 7% 88% 2,018
Seldom/never 5% 8% 87% 12,315
Don't know 6% 6% 89% 173

Income distribution among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites 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 = 6,868. 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% 21% 31% 17% 6,868
Once or twice a month 30% 20% 30% 20% 2,033
Several times a year 26% 19% 32% 24% 1,821
Seldom/never 25% 19% 30% 26% 10,962
Don't know 44% 16% 30% 10% 103

Educational distribution among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,931. 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% 34% 17% 10% 7,931
Once or twice a month 37% 33% 18% 12% 2,297
Several times a year 33% 34% 19% 15% 2,025
Seldom/never 36% 31% 20% 13% 12,380
Don't know 49% 28% 15% 8% 170

Marital status among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,924. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 61% 3% 12% 10% 14% 7,924
Once or twice a month 52% 6% 13% 7% 21% 2,296
Several times a year 54% 7% 13% 7% 19% 2,032
Seldom/never 50% 9% 12% 6% 24% 12,380
Don't know 50% 4% 19% 18% 10% 172

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

% of whites who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,934. 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% 72% 7,934
Once or twice a month 27% 73% 2,295
Several times a year 27% 73% 2,034
Seldom/never 25% 75% 12,393
Don't know 16% 84% 176

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites 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 = 7,962. 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% 7,962
Once or twice a month 74% 18% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 2,302
Several times a year 65% 23% 4% 1% 5% 2% 2,037
Seldom/never 38% 28% 9% 1% 20% 4% 12,420
Don't know 74% 9% 2% 6% 1% 8% 179

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

% of whites 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 = 7,962. 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 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 7,962
Once or twice a month 63% 29% 5% 3% < 1% 2,302
Several times a year 47% 40% 8% 5% < 1% 2,037
Seldom/never 21% 33% 21% 23% 1% 12,420
Don't know 65% 16% 1% 4% 13% 179

Attendance at religious services among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites 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 = 7,962. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 72% 19% 8% 1% 7,962
Once or twice a month 36% 47% 17% < 1% 2,302
Several times a year 23% 54% 23% < 1% 2,037
Seldom/never 10% 34% 55% < 1% 12,420
Don't know 39% 27% 14% 20% 179

Frequency of prayer among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,962. 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% 7,962
Once or twice a month 64% 24% 4% 7% 1% 2,302
Several times a year 49% 27% 8% 14% 1% 2,037
Seldom/never 25% 18% 9% 47% 1% 12,420
Don't know 57% 10% 1% 4% 28% 179

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

% of whites 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 = 7,962. 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% 13% 9% 22% 1% 7,962
Once or twice a month 17% 19% 15% 48% < 1% 2,302
Several times a year 7% 8% 23% 63% < 1% 2,037
Seldom/never 3% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 12,420
Don't know 25% 9% 6% 37% 24% 179

Frequency of meditation among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites 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 = 7,962. 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 60% 6% 2% 30% 2% 7,962
Once or twice a month 36% 13% 4% 45% 2% 2,302
Several times a year 32% 11% 10% 46% 1% 2,037
Seldom/never 22% 8% 5% 64% 1% 12,420
Don't know 33% 4% 3% 29% 30% 179

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

% of whites 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 = 7,962. 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% 9% 3% 3% 1% 7,962
Once or twice a month 61% 21% 9% 8% 1% 2,302
Several times a year 53% 20% 15% 11% 1% 2,037
Seldom/never 38% 18% 13% 29% 2% 12,420
Don't know 61% 6% 2% 8% 23% 179

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

% of whites 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 = 7,962. 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% 16% 9% 20% 2% 7,962
Once or twice a month 45% 19% 12% 22% 1% 2,302
Several times a year 43% 18% 19% 19% 1% 2,037
Seldom/never 39% 17% 15% 29% 1% 12,420
Don't know 41% 8% 8% 19% 24% 179

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

% of whites 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 = 7,962. 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% 5% 24% 3% 3% 7,962
Once or twice a month 36% 12% 43% 6% 3% 2,302
Several times a year 24% 13% 53% 7% 2% 2,037
Seldom/never 11% 14% 61% 13% 2% 12,420
Don't know 35% 7% 39% 4% 15% 179

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

% of whites 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 = 7,962. 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% 43% 2% 1% 7,962
Once or twice a month 37% 61% 1% 1% 2,302
Several times a year 32% 66% 1% 1% 2,037
Seldom/never 25% 73% 1% 1% 12,420
Don't know 38% 54% 4% 4% 179

Interpreting scripture among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites 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 = 7,962. 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% 31% 5% 7% 5% 7,962
Once or twice a month 29% 38% 3% 21% 8% 2,302
Several times a year 19% 38% 2% 32% 8% 2,037
Seldom/never 10% 23% 1% 58% 7% 12,420
Don't know 37% 17% 6% 13% 27% 179

Belief in Heaven among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,962. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 86% 7% 7% 7,962
Once or twice a month 83% 12% 5% 2,302
Several times a year 76% 16% 7% 2,037
Seldom/never 56% 36% 8% 12,420
Don't know 68% 11% 21% 179

Belief in Hell among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,962. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 77% 16% 8% 7,962
Once or twice a month 66% 26% 8% 2,302
Several times a year 60% 32% 8% 2,037
Seldom/never 39% 52% 8% 12,420
Don't know 56% 27% 18% 179

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,962. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 62% 15% 22% 7,962
Once or twice a month 51% 13% 36% 2,302
Several times a year 46% 13% 41% 2,037
Seldom/never 36% 17% 47% 12,420
Don't know 35% 32% 33% 179

Political ideology among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,962. 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% 25% 11% 5% 7,962
Once or twice a month 44% 35% 17% 4% 2,302
Several times a year 37% 38% 22% 4% 2,037
Seldom/never 26% 37% 31% 6% 12,420
Don't know 36% 25% 14% 25% 179

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

% of whites who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,962. 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 71% 22% 3% 4% 7,962
Once or twice a month 64% 29% 3% 4% 2,302
Several times a year 62% 32% 3% 2% 2,037
Seldom/never 56% 37% 3% 4% 12,420
Don't know 50% 26% 8% 16% 179

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

% of whites 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 = 7,962. 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 58% 36% 4% 2% 7,962
Once or twice a month 49% 46% 3% 1% 2,302
Several times a year 48% 48% 3% 1% 2,037
Seldom/never 44% 51% 3% 2% 12,420
Don't know 44% 43% 5% 8% 179

Views about abortion among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites 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 = 7,962. 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% 68% 4% 7,962
Once or twice a month 50% 47% 3% 2,302
Several times a year 59% 36% 4% 2,037
Seldom/never 71% 25% 4% 12,420
Don't know 42% 40% 19% 179

Views about homosexuality among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,962. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 34% 58% 4% 4% 7,962
Once or twice a month 61% 31% 4% 3% 2,302
Several times a year 68% 25% 4% 3% 2,037
Seldom/never 79% 15% 3% 2% 12,420
Don't know 35% 44% 9% 11% 179

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

% of whites who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,962. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 26% 67% 7% 7,962
Once or twice a month 52% 40% 8% 2,302
Several times a year 58% 34% 8% 2,037
Seldom/never 72% 21% 7% 12,420
Don't know 35% 49% 16% 179

Views about environmental regulation among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites 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 = 7,962. 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% 44% 3% 3% 7,962
Once or twice a month 44% 52% 3% 2% 2,302
Several times a year 38% 59% 2% 2% 2,037
Seldom/never 32% 63% 2% 2% 12,420
Don't know 37% 38% 8% 16% 179

Views about human evolution among whites by frequency of reading scripture

% of whites 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 = 7,962. 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 9% 25% 3% 58% 6% 7,962
Once or twice a month 23% 33% 5% 35% 4% 2,302
Several times a year 32% 32% 5% 27% 3% 2,037
Seldom/never 54% 21% 4% 17% 3% 12,420
Don't know 17% 22% 12% 35% 14% 179