Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say humans always existed in present form

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who read scripture…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,374. 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 56% 11% 7% 25% 1% 11,374

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Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say humans always existed in present form by religious group

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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% 13% 10% 43% 1% 1,959
Evangelical Protestant 73% 10% 5% 12% 1% 4,973
Historically Black Protestant 67% 13% 6% 13% 1% 853
Jehovah's Witness 91% 3% 2% 2% 2% 182
Jewish 38% 10% 6% 44% 1% 110
Mainline Protestant 46% 13% 10% 30% 1% 1,626
Mormon 88% 4% < 1% 7% 1% 345
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 23% 10% 6% 60% < 1% 959

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,428. 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% 33% 30% 22% 6,428
Once or twice a month 23% 36% 25% 16% 1,157
Several times a year 16% 38% 29% 16% 738
Seldom/never 18% 33% 28% 20% 2,701

Generational cohort among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,428. 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% 11% 29% 36% 15% 2% 6,428
Once or twice a month 15% 13% 31% 29% 10% 1% 1,157
Several times a year 10% 12% 32% 33% 11% 1% 738
Seldom/never 12% 12% 27% 34% 13% 1% 2,701

Gender composition among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,599. 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% 6,599
Once or twice a month 44% 56% 1,176
Several times a year 50% 50% 749
Seldom/never 49% 51% 2,752

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,494. 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% 17% 2% 14% 4% 6,494
Once or twice a month 58% 18% 4% 16% 4% 1,163
Several times a year 63% 11% 5% 17% 3% 745
Seldom/never 66% 9% 4% 17% 4% 2,718

Immigrant status among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 13% 7% 80% 6,519
Once or twice a month 18% 7% 74% 1,160
Several times a year 17% 10% 73% 737
Seldom/never 16% 10% 74% 2,703

Income distribution among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,648. 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 38% 23% 27% 13% 5,648
Once or twice a month 42% 20% 24% 14% 1,028
Several times a year 36% 22% 26% 17% 656
Seldom/never 41% 23% 23% 14% 2,352

Educational distribution among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,562. 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% 34% 15% 7% 6,562
Once or twice a month 49% 33% 12% 6% 1,176
Several times a year 48% 34% 11% 7% 745
Seldom/never 57% 29% 9% 5% 2,734

Marital status among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,564. 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% 3% 14% 9% 18% 6,564
Once or twice a month 47% 7% 15% 7% 25% 1,173
Several times a year 50% 6% 16% 7% 21% 748
Seldom/never 46% 8% 14% 8% 24% 2,735

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,567. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 31% 69% 6,567
Once or twice a month 33% 67% 1,176
Several times a year 32% 68% 748
Seldom/never 26% 74% 2,743

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,599. 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 94% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6,599
Once or twice a month 84% 12% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,176
Several times a year 81% 16% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 749
Seldom/never 63% 24% 6% 1% 6% 1% 2,752

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,599. 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% 6,599
Once or twice a month 76% 20% 3% 1% < 1% 1,176
Several times a year 62% 34% 3% < 1% 1% 749
Seldom/never 44% 36% 10% 8% < 1% 2,752

Attendance at religious services among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,599. 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% 17% 6% < 1% 6,599
Once or twice a month 40% 47% 14% < 1% 1,176
Several times a year 28% 56% 16% < 1% 749
Seldom/never 19% 40% 41% < 1% 2,752

Frequency of prayer among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,599. 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% 6,599
Once or twice a month 72% 19% 4% 3% 1% 1,176
Several times a year 60% 26% 8% 5% 1% 749
Seldom/never 44% 21% 10% 25% 1% 2,752

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,599. 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% 13% 7% 16% 1% 6,599
Once or twice a month 23% 24% 15% 37% < 1% 1,176
Several times a year 9% 9% 30% 52% 1% 749
Seldom/never 8% 4% 5% 83% < 1% 2,752

Frequency of meditation among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,599. 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% 5% 2% 26% 2% 6,599
Once or twice a month 37% 15% 4% 43% 2% 1,176
Several times a year 29% 8% 12% 50% 2% 749
Seldom/never 25% 7% 3% 63% 1% 2,752

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,599. 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% 8% 2% 3% 1% 6,599
Once or twice a month 62% 21% 9% 7% 1% 1,176
Several times a year 53% 20% 16% 10% 1% 749
Seldom/never 46% 16% 12% 26% 1% 2,752

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,599. 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% 15% 8% 20% 2% 6,599
Once or twice a month 37% 20% 15% 27% 1% 1,176
Several times a year 33% 17% 20% 29% 1% 749
Seldom/never 31% 12% 14% 42% 1% 2,752

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,599. 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 73% 3% 20% 2% 2% 6,599
Once or twice a month 46% 8% 39% 6% 2% 1,176
Several times a year 39% 6% 47% 7% 2% 749
Seldom/never 25% 7% 59% 8% 1% 2,752

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,599. 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% 41% 2% 1% 6,599
Once or twice a month 37% 62% 1% 1% 1,176
Several times a year 37% 61% 1% 1% 749
Seldom/never 30% 68% 1% 1% 2,752

Interpreting scripture among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,599. 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 65% 24% 5% 4% 3% 6,599
Once or twice a month 48% 34% 3% 9% 5% 1,176
Several times a year 39% 40% 2% 12% 6% 749
Seldom/never 31% 32% 2% 28% 6% 2,752

Belief in Heaven among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,599. 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% 6,599
Once or twice a month 90% 7% 3% 1,176
Several times a year 88% 7% 5% 749
Seldom/never 79% 15% 6% 2,752

Belief in Hell among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,599. 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% 6,599
Once or twice a month 77% 18% 6% 1,176
Several times a year 77% 18% 5% 749
Seldom/never 62% 31% 7% 2,752

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,599. 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% 17% 29% 6,599
Once or twice a month 45% 15% 41% 1,176
Several times a year 44% 19% 37% 749
Seldom/never 39% 21% 41% 2,752

Political ideology among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,599. 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% 23% 11% 7% 6,599
Once or twice a month 46% 32% 16% 6% 1,176
Several times a year 48% 32% 15% 5% 749
Seldom/never 38% 34% 20% 8% 2,752

Views about size of government among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,599. 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% 34% 3% 3% 6,599
Once or twice a month 53% 42% 2% 3% 1,176
Several times a year 57% 39% 2% 2% 749
Seldom/never 52% 43% 2% 2% 2,752

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,599. 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% 40% 4% 2% 6,599
Once or twice a month 48% 46% 4% 2% 1,176
Several times a year 55% 42% 2% 1% 749
Seldom/never 52% 43% 3% 2% 2,752

Views about abortion among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,599. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 24% 72% 4% 6,599
Once or twice a month 43% 54% 3% 1,176
Several times a year 44% 53% 3% 749
Seldom/never 52% 44% 5% 2,752

Views about homosexuality among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,599. 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% 65% 5% 4% 6,599
Once or twice a month 50% 42% 5% 3% 1,176
Several times a year 50% 42% 5% 3% 749
Seldom/never 62% 31% 3% 4% 2,752

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,599. 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% 74% 7% 6,599
Once or twice a month 38% 54% 9% 1,176
Several times a year 37% 55% 7% 749
Seldom/never 51% 41% 8% 2,752

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 6,599. 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% 44% 3% 3% 6,599
Once or twice a month 47% 49% 2% 2% 1,176
Several times a year 50% 46% 1% 2% 749
Seldom/never 47% 48% 2% 3% 2,752