Frequency of reading scripture among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 13,702. 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 57% 10% 7% 25% 1% 13,702

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Frequency of reading scripture among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by religious group

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 35% 11% 11% 42% 1% 2,547
Evangelical Protestant 72% 10% 6% 12% 1% 5,738
Historically Black Protestant 71% 12% 4% 12% 1% 994
Jehovah's Witness 90% 2% 3% 2% 2% 188
Jewish 47% 11% 5% 32% 4% 119
Mainline Protestant 42% 13% 9% 34% 1% 2,103
Mormon 84% 6% 2% 7% 1% 468
Muslim 60% 12% 12% 14% 1% 117
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% 8% 6% 60% 1% 1,117

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,605. 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% 33% 30% 24% 7,605
Once or twice a month 19% 33% 27% 20% 1,342
Several times a year 16% 32% 32% 20% 922
Seldom/never 14% 30% 31% 25% 3,406
Don't know 12% 21% 18% 50% 120

Generational cohort among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,605. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 8% 10% 28% 36% 17% 2% 7,605
Once or twice a month 14% 11% 27% 34% 13% 2% 1,342
Several times a year 9% 11% 28% 36% 14% 1% 922
Seldom/never 8% 10% 26% 38% 16% 2% 3,406
Don't know 7% 13% 12% 30% 34% 3% 120

Gender composition among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,803. 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% 56% 7,803
Once or twice a month 53% 47% 1,370
Several times a year 61% 39% 940
Seldom/never 66% 34% 3,458
Don't know 51% 49% 131

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,685. 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% 7,685
Once or twice a month 62% 17% 3% 14% 4% 1,352
Several times a year 66% 9% 5% 16% 3% 930
Seldom/never 71% 9% 4% 13% 3% 3,414
Don't know 67% 11% 1% 16% 5% 127

Immigrant status among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,705. 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% 6% 80% 7,705
Once or twice a month 15% 7% 78% 1,353
Several times a year 19% 9% 72% 924
Seldom/never 14% 9% 76% 3,403
Don't know 20% 5% 74% 127

Income distribution among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 6,675. 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% 22% 27% 13% 6,675
Once or twice a month 37% 21% 26% 16% 1,194
Several times a year 34% 22% 29% 15% 830
Seldom/never 36% 21% 25% 18% 2,990

Educational distribution among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,753. 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% 33% 15% 8% 7,753
Once or twice a month 49% 31% 13% 7% 1,367
Several times a year 49% 32% 11% 8% 932
Seldom/never 56% 26% 11% 6% 3,434
Don't know 59% 22% 13% 7% 125

Marital status among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,769. 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% 3% 13% 9% 16% 7,769
Once or twice a month 52% 5% 15% 7% 21% 1,364
Several times a year 54% 5% 14% 9% 19% 937
Seldom/never 51% 7% 14% 8% 20% 3,443
Don't know 49% 5% 17% 16% 12% 128

Parent of children under 18 among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,767. 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% 7,767
Once or twice a month 30% 70% 1,363
Several times a year 30% 70% 939
Seldom/never 26% 74% 3,448
Don't know 20% 80% 127

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 7,803. 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 93% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 7,803
Once or twice a month 83% 13% 3% 1% < 1% 1% 1,370
Several times a year 79% 16% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 940
Seldom/never 59% 25% 7% 1% 7% 2% 3,458
Don't know 79% 15% 1% 3% < 1% 2% 131

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 7,803. 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 93% 5% 1% 1% < 1% 7,803
Once or twice a month 77% 19% 3% 1% < 1% 1,370
Several times a year 62% 33% 2% 2% 1% 940
Seldom/never 42% 36% 13% 9% < 1% 3,458
Don't know 77% 12% 2% 3% 6% 131

Attendance at religious services among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 7,803. 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 78% 16% 6% < 1% 7,803
Once or twice a month 44% 44% 11% 1% 1,370
Several times a year 30% 54% 16% < 1% 940
Seldom/never 20% 37% 42% < 1% 3,458
Don't know 49% 23% 12% 15% 131

Frequency of prayer among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,803. 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% 7,803
Once or twice a month 71% 21% 4% 3% 2% 1,370
Several times a year 58% 24% 11% 7% 1% 940
Seldom/never 39% 21% 10% 30% 1% 3,458
Don't know 69% 8% 2% 4% 18% 131

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 7,803. 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% 12% 7% 16% 1% 7,803
Once or twice a month 22% 24% 16% 37% < 1% 1,370
Several times a year 10% 11% 28% 51% 1% 940
Seldom/never 7% 4% 6% 83% < 1% 3,458
Don't know 39% 7% 5% 31% 17% 131

Frequency of meditation among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 7,803. 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% 5% 2% 26% 2% 7,803
Once or twice a month 38% 15% 4% 41% 2% 1,370
Several times a year 28% 10% 13% 47% 2% 940
Seldom/never 24% 7% 5% 63% 1% 3,458
Don't know 35% 3% 2% 30% 30% 131

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 7,803. 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% 7% 3% 2% 1% 7,803
Once or twice a month 61% 23% 8% 8% 1% 1,370
Several times a year 55% 18% 16% 10% 1% 940
Seldom/never 41% 15% 13% 30% 1% 3,458
Don't know 62% 5% 2% 11% 20% 131

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 7,803. 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% 9% 20% 2% 7,803
Once or twice a month 40% 19% 13% 25% 2% 1,370
Several times a year 35% 17% 21% 26% 1% 940
Seldom/never 32% 14% 15% 38% 1% 3,458
Don't know 41% 6% 8% 24% 21% 131

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 7,803. 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% 19% 2% 2% 7,803
Once or twice a month 47% 7% 39% 4% 3% 1,370
Several times a year 34% 6% 47% 10% 2% 940
Seldom/never 25% 7% 57% 9% 2% 3,458
Don't know 55% 4% 27% 4% 10% 131

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 7,803. 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% 41% 2% 1% 7,803
Once or twice a month 41% 57% 1% 1% 1,370
Several times a year 40% 58% 1% 1% 940
Seldom/never 33% 65% 1% 1% 3,458
Don't know 43% 49% 5% 3% 131

Interpreting scripture among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 7,803. 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% 25% 5% 3% 3% 7,803
Once or twice a month 49% 33% 3% 8% 6% 1,370
Several times a year 40% 36% 4% 15% 6% 940
Seldom/never 29% 30% 2% 31% 8% 3,458
Don't know 51% 20% 9% 4% 17% 131

Belief in Heaven among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,803. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 88% 5% 7% 7,803
Once or twice a month 90% 5% 5% 1,370
Several times a year 88% 8% 5% 940
Seldom/never 75% 18% 7% 3,458
Don't know 78% 8% 14% 131

Belief in Hell among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,803. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 83% 11% 6% 7,803
Once or twice a month 78% 14% 8% 1,370
Several times a year 79% 15% 6% 940
Seldom/never 60% 31% 9% 3,458
Don't know 65% 22% 12% 131

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,803. 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% 17% 29% 7,803
Once or twice a month 53% 13% 33% 1,370
Several times a year 51% 15% 34% 940
Seldom/never 51% 18% 31% 3,458
Don't know 40% 33% 27% 131

Political ideology among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,803. 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% 22% 10% 6% 7,803
Once or twice a month 56% 28% 12% 4% 1,370
Several times a year 55% 28% 12% 5% 940
Seldom/never 47% 31% 14% 7% 3,458
Don't know 49% 28% 8% 16% 131

Views about size of government among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,803. 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% 32% 2% 3% 7,803
Once or twice a month 60% 36% 2% 3% 1,370
Several times a year 61% 35% 1% 2% 940
Seldom/never 62% 33% 2% 3% 3,458
Don't know 54% 30% 6% 10% 131

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 7,803. 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% 38% 4% 2% 7,803
Once or twice a month 55% 39% 4% 2% 1,370
Several times a year 59% 38% 2% 1% 940
Seldom/never 60% 35% 3% 2% 3,458
Don't know 49% 39% 4% 8% 131

Views about abortion among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who say abortion should be…

Frequency of reading scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,803. 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 21% 76% 3% 7,803
Once or twice a month 33% 64% 3% 1,370
Several times a year 38% 59% 3% 940
Seldom/never 46% 49% 5% 3,458
Don't know 17% 72% 11% 131

Views about homosexuality among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,803. 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% 76% 4% 3% 7,803
Once or twice a month 29% 64% 4% 3% 1,370
Several times a year 29% 63% 5% 4% 940
Seldom/never 34% 58% 4% 3% 3,458
Don't know 6% 79% 8% 6% 131

Views about environmental regulation among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 7,803. 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% 7,803
Once or twice a month 53% 43% 3% 1% 1,370
Several times a year 54% 40% 2% 3% 940
Seldom/never 51% 44% 2% 3% 3,458
Don't know 44% 34% 6% 15% 131

Views about human evolution among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 7,803. 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 7% 20% 2% 64% 6% 7,803
Once or twice a month 14% 28% 3% 50% 5% 1,370
Several times a year 19% 29% 3% 47% 2% 940
Seldom/never 28% 27% 4% 36% 5% 3,458
Don't know 6% 18% 7% 51% 17% 131