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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 19,212. 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 21% 10% 9% 59% 1% 19,212
2007 22% 10% 9% 59% 1% 18,565

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 228. 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 27% 10% 10% 53% 1% 228
Catholic 17% 9% 11% 62% 1% 3,463
Evangelical Protestant 45% 16% 10% 29% < 1% 2,735
Hindu 10% 8% 13% 69% 1% 143
Historically Black Protestant 53% 17% 9% 20% 1% 1,010
Jewish 10% 8% 10% 72% 1% 734
Mainline Protestant 23% 13% 13% 51% 1% 3,816
Mormon 56% 13% 3% 26% 1% 171
Muslim 40% 12% 13% 36% < 1% 131
Orthodox Christian 20% 11% 13% 56% < 1% 102
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 5% 6% 84% < 1% 5,823

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,947. 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% 33% 30% 20% 3,947
Once or twice a month 25% 35% 26% 14% 1,765
Several times a year 22% 38% 26% 14% 1,702
Seldom/never 25% 34% 25% 15% 11,355

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 3,947. 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% 12% 28% 36% 13% 2% 3,947
Once or twice a month 16% 15% 29% 30% 9% 1% 1,765
Several times a year 15% 14% 31% 30% 9% 1% 1,702
Seldom/never 16% 17% 27% 30% 9% 1% 11,355

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,038. 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% 4,038
Once or twice a month 45% 55% 1,798
Several times a year 49% 51% 1,730
Seldom/never 52% 48% 11,537
Don't know 49% 51% 109

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,987. 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% 25% 2% 15% 6% 3,987
Once or twice a month 61% 19% 3% 14% 4% 1,780
Several times a year 66% 11% 5% 14% 5% 1,707
Seldom/never 75% 6% 5% 11% 3% 11,413
Don't know 70% 11% 3% 10% 6% 101

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,979. 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% 10% 76% 3,979
Once or twice a month 14% 10% 76% 1,775
Several times a year 14% 11% 74% 1,705
Seldom/never 12% 13% 75% 11,431
Don't know 10% 12% 78% 100

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 3,559. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 41% 21% 24% 14% 3,559
Once or twice a month 35% 21% 27% 17% 1,606
Several times a year 29% 20% 29% 22% 1,563
Seldom/never 26% 19% 29% 25% 10,286

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,018. 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% 34% 15% 11% 4,018
Once or twice a month 37% 34% 16% 12% 1,794
Several times a year 34% 32% 20% 15% 1,718
Seldom/never 33% 31% 21% 14% 11,490
Don't know 50% 24% 15% 11% 102

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,022. 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% 6% 18% 9% 22% 4,022
Once or twice a month 44% 8% 14% 5% 29% 1,790
Several times a year 47% 8% 13% 5% 27% 1,723
Seldom/never 45% 10% 12% 4% 29% 11,500
Don't know 49% 1% 21% 12% 17% 101

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 71% 4,022
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 1,795
Several times a year 28% 72% 1,724
Seldom/never 25% 75% 11,506
Don't know 10% 90% 107

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,038. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 84% 12% 1% 1% 1% 1% 4,038
Once or twice a month 69% 21% 4% 1% 4% 2% 1,798
Several times a year 57% 28% 5% 1% 7% 2% 1,730
Seldom/never 33% 28% 11% 1% 23% 4% 11,537
Don't know 64% 18% 3% 2% 2% 11% 109

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,038. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 81% 15% 2% 2% 1% 4,038
Once or twice a month 57% 33% 6% 4% < 1% 1,798
Several times a year 40% 44% 10% 5% < 1% 1,730
Seldom/never 17% 33% 23% 26% 1% 11,537
Don't know 53% 25% 2% 7% 13% 109

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,038. 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% 29% 11% < 1% 4,038
Once or twice a month 28% 52% 19% 1% 1,798
Several times a year 17% 58% 24% < 1% 1,730
Seldom/never 8% 34% 58% < 1% 11,537
Don't know 30% 24% 26% 19% 109

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,038. 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% 11% 1% 3% < 1% 4,038
Once or twice a month 60% 24% 6% 9% 1% 1,798
Several times a year 44% 26% 11% 19% 1% 1,730
Seldom/never 24% 16% 9% 51% < 1% 11,537
Don't know 53% 19% 1% 6% 20% 109

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,038. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 47% 15% 9% 28% 1% 4,038
Once or twice a month 15% 20% 14% 51% < 1% 1,798
Several times a year 6% 8% 24% 62% < 1% 1,730
Seldom/never 3% 2% 4% 91% < 1% 11,537
Don't know 22% 8% 6% 41% 23% 109

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,038. 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% 7% 2% 26% 1% 4,038
Once or twice a month 38% 16% 4% 41% 2% 1,798
Several times a year 32% 14% 12% 42% 1% 1,730
Seldom/never 24% 9% 5% 61% 1% 11,537
Don't know 39% 3% 3% 22% 33% 109

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,038. 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% 10% 4% 5% 1% 4,038
Once or twice a month 56% 23% 11% 9% 1% 1,798
Several times a year 50% 20% 17% 12% 1% 1,730
Seldom/never 39% 18% 13% 29% 1% 11,537
Don't know 60% 4% 3% 7% 27% 109

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,038. 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% 14% 8% 20% 2% 4,038
Once or twice a month 44% 20% 13% 21% 1% 1,798
Several times a year 45% 18% 18% 18% 1% 1,730
Seldom/never 40% 17% 15% 27% 1% 11,537
Don't know 42% 7% 7% 18% 26% 109

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,038. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 10% 37% 5% 3% 4,038
Once or twice a month 24% 14% 51% 9% 3% 1,798
Several times a year 17% 15% 55% 11% 2% 1,730
Seldom/never 8% 15% 60% 15% 2% 11,537
Don't know 23% 12% 41% 12% 12% 109

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,038. 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% 64% 1% 1% 4,038
Once or twice a month 27% 71% 1% < 1% 1,798
Several times a year 25% 73% 1% 1% 1,730
Seldom/never 20% 78% 1% < 1% 11,537
Don't know 28% 64% 1% 7% 109

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,038. 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% 30% 3% 15% 7% 4,038
Once or twice a month 24% 36% 2% 28% 9% 1,798
Several times a year 16% 33% 2% 41% 8% 1,730
Seldom/never 8% 19% 1% 66% 7% 11,537
Don't know 26% 12% 4% 23% 35% 109

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,038. 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% 9% 5% 4,038
Once or twice a month 79% 14% 7% 1,798
Several times a year 71% 23% 6% 1,730
Seldom/never 49% 42% 8% 11,537
Don't know 54% 21% 26% 109

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,038. 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 69% 23% 8% 4,038
Once or twice a month 59% 33% 8% 1,798
Several times a year 52% 40% 7% 1,730
Seldom/never 34% 58% 8% 11,537
Don't know 44% 34% 22% 109

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,038. 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% 16% 55% 4,038
Once or twice a month 28% 16% 57% 1,798
Several times a year 27% 16% 57% 1,730
Seldom/never 26% 17% 57% 11,537
Don't know 20% 27% 52% 109

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,038. 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% 37% 25% 6% 4,038
Once or twice a month 28% 40% 27% 5% 1,798
Several times a year 23% 42% 31% 4% 1,730
Seldom/never 19% 38% 38% 5% 11,537
Don't know 24% 28% 21% 26% 109

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,038. 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% 50% 3% 3% 4,038
Once or twice a month 44% 49% 3% 4% 1,798
Several times a year 49% 45% 3% 3% 1,730
Seldom/never 48% 46% 3% 4% 11,537
Don't know 43% 37% 11% 9% 109

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,038. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 36% 59% 4% 1% 4,038
Once or twice a month 36% 59% 4% 1% 1,798
Several times a year 36% 61% 2% 1% 1,730
Seldom/never 37% 58% 3% 1% 11,537
Don't know 36% 51% 11% 2% 109

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,038. 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% 31% 4% 3% 4,038
Once or twice a month 76% 18% 3% 3% 1,798
Several times a year 80% 15% 3% 2% 1,730
Seldom/never 86% 10% 2% 2% 11,537
Don't know 73% 17% 5% 5% 109

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,038. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 53% 40% 7% 4,038
Once or twice a month 67% 25% 7% 1,798
Several times a year 73% 22% 5% 1,730
Seldom/never 81% 15% 5% 11,537
Don't know 65% 20% 15% 109

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,038. 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% 61% 2% 2% 4,038
Once or twice a month 32% 63% 3% 2% 1,798
Several times a year 29% 67% 2% 2% 1,730
Seldom/never 26% 70% 2% 2% 11,537
Don't know 37% 49% 7% 8% 109

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

% of adults who say abortion should be legal 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 = 4,038. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 19% 35% 3% 40% 4% 4,038
Once or twice a month 30% 32% 5% 31% 3% 1,798
Several times a year 40% 32% 5% 21% 3% 1,730
Seldom/never 60% 19% 4% 14% 2% 11,537
Don't know 25% 21% 15% 33% 6% 109