Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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 = 14,313. 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 52% 11% 7% 29% 1% 14,313
2007 50% 11% 8% 31% 1% 14,714

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Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by religious group

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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 34% 14% 9% 43% < 1% 3,387
Evangelical Protestant 72% 10% 6% 12% 1% 5,525
Historically Black Protestant 69% 10% 7% 14% 1% 774
Jehovah's Witness 92% 1% 3% 2% 2% 185
Mainline Protestant 42% 15% 10% 33% 1% 1,975
Mormon 84% 6% 3% 7% 1% 474
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 21% 9% 6% 63% 1% 1,453

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,539. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 17% 34% 28% 21% 7,539
Once or twice a month 27% 35% 22% 15% 1,510
Several times a year 23% 36% 25% 16% 1,008
Seldom/never 27% 33% 24% 16% 3,863
Don't know 18% 24% 16% 41% 108

Generational cohort among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,539. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 11% 12% 28% 33% 15% 1% 7,539
Once or twice a month 19% 15% 29% 26% 10% 1% 1,510
Several times a year 14% 16% 29% 29% 11% 1% 1,008
Seldom/never 18% 17% 25% 29% 10% 1% 3,863
Don't know 10% 20% 13% 25% 28% 5% 108

Gender composition among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,711. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 43% 57% 7,711
Once or twice a month 52% 48% 1,536
Several times a year 52% 48% 1,023
Seldom/never 57% 43% 3,922
Don't know 52% 48% 121

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,595. 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 64% 14% 2% 17% 4% 7,595
Once or twice a month 61% 11% 4% 20% 3% 1,517
Several times a year 64% 9% 5% 19% 3% 1,011
Seldom/never 68% 7% 3% 18% 3% 3,868
Don't know 57% 15% 1% 23% 4% 117

Immigrant status among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,617. 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% 7% 78% 7,617
Once or twice a month 19% 10% 71% 1,515
Several times a year 19% 8% 73% 1,006
Seldom/never 17% 9% 74% 3,859
Don't know 28% 7% 64% 115

Income distribution among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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 = 6,591. 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% 21% 26% 13% 6,591
Once or twice a month 40% 20% 24% 16% 1,350
Several times a year 35% 21% 27% 17% 906
Seldom/never 39% 21% 24% 17% 3,382

Educational distribution among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,666. 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% 32% 15% 8% 7,666
Once or twice a month 48% 31% 14% 7% 1,534
Several times a year 46% 31% 14% 9% 1,019
Seldom/never 53% 28% 13% 7% 3,896
Don't know 55% 28% 13% 5% 114

Marital status among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,676. 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% 4% 12% 8% 19% 7,676
Once or twice a month 48% 8% 13% 6% 26% 1,533
Several times a year 52% 6% 12% 7% 24% 1,020
Seldom/never 46% 8% 12% 6% 28% 3,904
Don't know 46% 6% 14% 14% 20% 116

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,679. 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% 67% 7,679
Once or twice a month 34% 66% 1,532
Several times a year 34% 66% 1,021
Seldom/never 30% 70% 3,905
Don't know 24% 76% 115

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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 = 7,711. 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% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 7,711
Once or twice a month 78% 18% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,536
Several times a year 76% 19% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 1,023
Seldom/never 56% 28% 6% 1% 7% 2% 3,922
Don't know 78% 14% 2% 4% < 1% 2% 121

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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 = 7,711. 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% 6% 1% 1% 1% 7,711
Once or twice a month 73% 21% 3% 2% 1% 1,536
Several times a year 63% 30% 3% 2% 1% 1,023
Seldom/never 41% 35% 13% 10% < 1% 3,922
Don't know 74% 16% 2% 2% 6% 121

Attendance at religious services among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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 = 7,711. 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 76% 17% 6% 1% 7,711
Once or twice a month 43% 45% 12% < 1% 1,536
Several times a year 30% 53% 17% < 1% 1,023
Seldom/never 20% 39% 41% < 1% 3,922
Don't know 47% 25% 10% 17% 121

Frequency of prayer among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,711. 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% 7,711
Once or twice a month 69% 21% 5% 4% 1% 1,536
Several times a year 56% 27% 9% 7% 1% 1,023
Seldom/never 37% 22% 10% 31% < 1% 3,922
Don't know 67% 7% 2% 3% 22% 121

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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 = 7,711. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 62% 13% 7% 17% 1% 7,711
Once or twice a month 20% 26% 15% 39% < 1% 1,536
Several times a year 10% 10% 27% 53% 1% 1,023
Seldom/never 7% 4% 5% 84% < 1% 3,922
Don't know 38% 9% 4% 29% 19% 121

Frequency of meditation among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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 = 7,711. 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% 6% 2% 27% 2% 7,711
Once or twice a month 39% 13% 5% 43% 1% 1,536
Several times a year 27% 10% 12% 49% 2% 1,023
Seldom/never 24% 7% 3% 65% 1% 3,922
Don't know 36% 2% 4% 28% 30% 121

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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 = 7,711. 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% 8% 3% 3% 1% 7,711
Once or twice a month 65% 20% 8% 6% 1% 1,536
Several times a year 55% 18% 17% 8% 1% 1,023
Seldom/never 42% 17% 12% 27% 1% 3,922
Don't know 61% 5% 2% 10% 22% 121

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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 = 7,711. 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% 15% 8% 19% 2% 7,711
Once or twice a month 44% 20% 13% 22% 1% 1,536
Several times a year 39% 16% 21% 23% 1% 1,023
Seldom/never 35% 14% 14% 35% 1% 3,922
Don't know 41% 10% 7% 22% 20% 121

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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 = 7,711. 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% 4% 20% 2% 2% 7,711
Once or twice a month 47% 9% 36% 6% 2% 1,536
Several times a year 36% 9% 45% 8% 2% 1,023
Seldom/never 23% 10% 54% 10% 2% 3,922
Don't know 48% 4% 32% 6% 10% 121

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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 = 7,711. 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% 43% 2% 1% 7,711
Once or twice a month 39% 59% 1% 1% 1,536
Several times a year 36% 63% < 1% 1% 1,023
Seldom/never 31% 66% 1% 1% 3,922
Don't know 43% 51% 5% 2% 121

Interpreting scripture among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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 = 7,711. 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% 27% 4% 4% 4% 7,711
Once or twice a month 43% 37% 2% 12% 6% 1,536
Several times a year 35% 40% 3% 17% 6% 1,023
Seldom/never 25% 31% 2% 34% 8% 3,922
Don't know 42% 22% 10% 8% 18% 121

Belief in Heaven among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,711. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 87% 6% 7% 7,711
Once or twice a month 89% 7% 4% 1,536
Several times a year 87% 8% 5% 1,023
Seldom/never 76% 17% 7% 3,922
Don't know 76% 9% 15% 121

Belief in Hell among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,711. 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% 13% 7% 7,711
Once or twice a month 76% 17% 7% 1,536
Several times a year 76% 17% 7% 1,023
Seldom/never 59% 32% 9% 3,922
Don't know 64% 20% 15% 121

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,711. 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% 18% 27% 7,711
Once or twice a month 51% 15% 33% 1,536
Several times a year 51% 16% 33% 1,023
Seldom/never 45% 22% 33% 3,922
Don't know 35% 35% 31% 121

Political ideology among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,711. 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% 23% 10% 7% 7,711
Once or twice a month 49% 31% 15% 5% 1,536
Several times a year 51% 29% 15% 5% 1,023
Seldom/never 39% 34% 19% 8% 3,922
Don't know 38% 31% 10% 21% 121

Views about size of government among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,711. 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% 33% 2% 3% 7,711
Once or twice a month 56% 39% 2% 3% 1,536
Several times a year 58% 38% 1% 2% 1,023
Seldom/never 55% 41% 2% 3% 3,922
Don't know 47% 41% 2% 11% 121

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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 = 7,711. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 56% 38% 4% 2% 7,711
Once or twice a month 53% 43% 3% 2% 1,536
Several times a year 57% 39% 3% 1% 1,023
Seldom/never 53% 42% 3% 2% 3,922
Don't know 46% 43% 3% 7% 121

Views about homosexuality among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,711. 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% 64% 5% 3% 7,711
Once or twice a month 50% 42% 4% 4% 1,536
Several times a year 52% 41% 4% 3% 1,023
Seldom/never 63% 29% 5% 4% 3,922
Don't know 15% 68% 10% 8% 121

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,711. 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 18% 75% 7% 7,711
Once or twice a month 37% 54% 8% 1,536
Several times a year 37% 54% 9% 1,023
Seldom/never 52% 40% 8% 3,922
Don't know 17% 75% 8% 121

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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 = 7,711. 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 50% 43% 3% 4% 7,711
Once or twice a month 49% 47% 2% 2% 1,536
Several times a year 50% 46% 2% 2% 1,023
Seldom/never 47% 48% 2% 4% 3,922
Don't know 37% 40% 5% 18% 121

Views about human evolution among adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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 = 7,711. 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% 21% 2% 62% 6% 7,711
Once or twice a month 18% 32% 3% 43% 5% 1,536
Several times a year 21% 32% 4% 41% 2% 1,023
Seldom/never 31% 28% 5% 31% 5% 3,922
Don't know 7% 25% 6% 45% 16% 121