Frequency of reading scripture among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 19,186. 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 37% 10% 8% 44% 1% 19,186
2007 35% 10% 8% 46% 1% 16,980

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Frequency of reading scripture among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by religious group

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 102. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 20% 8% 11% 61% < 1% 102
Catholic 24% 11% 11% 54% 1% 3,868
Evangelical Protestant 65% 11% 7% 16% 1% 5,851
Historically Black Protestant 59% 14% 7% 19% 1% 454
Jewish 18% 7% 13% 62% 1% 336
Mainline Protestant 30% 13% 12% 45% 1% 3,687
Mormon 82% 6% 3% 9% 1% 524
Orthodox Christian 29% 11% 11% 47% 1% 120
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 5% 6% 80% < 1% 3,541

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,157. 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% 33% 30% 23% 7,157
Once or twice a month 20% 35% 26% 18% 1,858
Several times a year 18% 37% 28% 17% 1,562
Seldom/never 22% 34% 26% 18% 8,101
Don't know 7% 31% 25% 37% 114

Generational cohort among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,157. 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% 10% 28% 35% 16% 2% 7,157
Once or twice a month 14% 12% 30% 32% 12% 1% 1,858
Several times a year 12% 12% 31% 32% 11% 1% 1,562
Seldom/never 14% 15% 27% 32% 11% 1% 8,101
Don't know 4% 10% 23% 35% 26% 1% 114

Gender composition among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 53% 7,326
Once or twice a month 56% 44% 1,900
Several times a year 58% 42% 1,593
Seldom/never 61% 39% 8,232
Don't know 56% 44% 135

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,208. 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% 8% 2% 8% 4% 7,208
Once or twice a month 79% 7% 2% 9% 3% 1,871
Several times a year 78% 5% 4% 9% 4% 1,566
Seldom/never 82% 3% 4% 8% 3% 8,108
Don't know 75% 6% 2% 13% 5% 122

Immigrant status among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,267. 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% 8% 85% 7,267
Once or twice a month 8% 9% 83% 1,884
Several times a year 10% 9% 81% 1,573
Seldom/never 8% 11% 80% 8,151
Don't know 18% 5% 77% 128

Income distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 6,341. 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% 23% 32% 18% 6,341
Once or twice a month 27% 22% 30% 21% 1,684
Several times a year 21% 22% 32% 25% 1,419
Seldom/never 23% 20% 30% 26% 7,238

Educational distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,286. 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 35% 36% 19% 10% 7,286
Once or twice a month 37% 36% 17% 10% 1,896
Several times a year 33% 36% 18% 12% 1,581
Seldom/never 38% 33% 19% 11% 8,200
Don't know 36% 37% 16% 11% 127

Marital status among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,290. 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% 3% 11% 8% 15% 7,290
Once or twice a month 54% 6% 12% 7% 21% 1,895
Several times a year 54% 6% 12% 6% 22% 1,588
Seldom/never 51% 8% 11% 5% 25% 8,201
Don't know 50% 3% 17% 13% 17% 126

Parent of children under 18 among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,293. 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 30% 70% 7,293
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 1,895
Several times a year 28% 72% 1,588
Seldom/never 25% 75% 8,205
Don't know 17% 83% 131

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 7,326. 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% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 7,326
Once or twice a month 79% 16% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 1,900
Several times a year 67% 23% 4% 1% 4% 2% 1,593
Seldom/never 42% 29% 9% 1% 16% 4% 8,232
Don't know 72% 13% 3% 2% < 1% 10% 135

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 7,326. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 7,326
Once or twice a month 65% 28% 5% 2% 1% 1,900
Several times a year 48% 40% 7% 4% 1% 1,593
Seldom/never 23% 36% 21% 20% 1% 8,232
Don't know 63% 17% 3% 6% 11% 135

Attendance at religious services among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 7,326. 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 74% 18% 7% < 1% 7,326
Once or twice a month 37% 47% 15% < 1% 1,900
Several times a year 23% 55% 21% < 1% 1,593
Seldom/never 11% 36% 52% < 1% 8,232
Don't know 40% 22% 19% 18% 135

Frequency of prayer among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 7,326
Once or twice a month 66% 22% 5% 5% 1% 1,900
Several times a year 48% 28% 9% 13% 1% 1,593
Seldom/never 27% 19% 10% 44% 1% 8,232
Don't know 56% 15% < 1% 2% 27% 135

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 7,326. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 58% 13% 8% 20% < 1% 7,326
Once or twice a month 18% 19% 16% 47% < 1% 1,900
Several times a year 7% 9% 22% 62% 1% 1,593
Seldom/never 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 8,232
Don't know 30% 11% 4% 32% 24% 135

Frequency of meditation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 7,326. 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% 5% 2% 29% 2% 7,326
Once or twice a month 37% 13% 4% 44% 2% 1,900
Several times a year 30% 12% 12% 45% 1% 1,593
Seldom/never 23% 8% 4% 63% 1% 8,232
Don't know 32% 3% 3% 26% 35% 135

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 7,326. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 85% 8% 3% 3% 1% 7,326
Once or twice a month 63% 21% 8% 7% 1% 1,900
Several times a year 53% 21% 16% 10% < 1% 1,593
Seldom/never 38% 18% 13% 29% 1% 8,232
Don't know 59% 5% < 1% 10% 26% 135

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 7,326. 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% 16% 9% 19% 2% 7,326
Once or twice a month 44% 19% 13% 22% 1% 1,900
Several times a year 44% 16% 20% 20% 1% 1,593
Seldom/never 38% 16% 16% 30% 1% 8,232
Don't know 41% 12% 1% 17% 28% 135

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 7,326. 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 67% 5% 23% 2% 2% 7,326
Once or twice a month 38% 11% 44% 5% 2% 1,900
Several times a year 26% 13% 51% 7% 3% 1,593
Seldom/never 12% 12% 63% 11% 1% 8,232
Don't know 34% 9% 40% 8% 9% 135

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 7,326. 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% 38% 2% 1% 7,326
Once or twice a month 40% 57% 1% 1% 1,900
Several times a year 36% 63% 1% 1% 1,593
Seldom/never 29% 69% 1% 1% 8,232
Don't know 42% 46% 5% 7% 135

Interpreting scripture among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 7,326. 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% 31% 4% 7% 4% 7,326
Once or twice a month 31% 40% 3% 18% 8% 1,900
Several times a year 20% 39% 2% 32% 7% 1,593
Seldom/never 10% 26% 1% 55% 8% 8,232
Don't know 33% 20% 6% 20% 20% 135

Belief in Heaven among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 86% 7% 7% 7,326
Once or twice a month 85% 10% 6% 1,900
Several times a year 79% 15% 6% 1,593
Seldom/never 59% 33% 8% 8,232
Don't know 67% 15% 18% 135

Belief in Hell among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 15% 7% 7,326
Once or twice a month 71% 22% 8% 1,900
Several times a year 63% 29% 8% 1,593
Seldom/never 43% 49% 8% 8,232
Don't know 57% 27% 16% 135

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 14% 20% 7,326
Once or twice a month 57% 14% 29% 1,900
Several times a year 55% 16% 29% 1,593
Seldom/never 49% 19% 32% 8,232
Don't know 47% 24% 29% 135

Political ideology among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 23% 8% 4% 7,326
Once or twice a month 50% 35% 11% 4% 1,900
Several times a year 44% 38% 14% 4% 1,593
Seldom/never 35% 41% 18% 5% 8,232
Don't know 44% 24% 8% 24% 135

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 7,326. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 66% 29% 4% 2% 7,326
Once or twice a month 62% 34% 3% 1% 1,900
Several times a year 64% 33% 3% 1% 1,593
Seldom/never 60% 35% 3% 2% 8,232
Don't know 57% 35% 5% 3% 135

Views about abortion among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 7,326. 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 25% 72% 3% 7,326
Once or twice a month 45% 52% 3% 1,900
Several times a year 55% 41% 4% 1,593
Seldom/never 66% 30% 4% 8,232
Don't know 39% 47% 13% 135

Views about homosexuality among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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 30% 61% 5% 4% 7,326
Once or twice a month 56% 35% 5% 3% 1,900
Several times a year 63% 29% 4% 3% 1,593
Seldom/never 74% 19% 4% 3% 8,232
Don't know 36% 48% 10% 6% 135

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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 22% 71% 6% 7,326
Once or twice a month 44% 47% 9% 1,900
Several times a year 53% 39% 8% 1,593
Seldom/never 65% 27% 7% 8,232
Don't know 29% 57% 14% 135

Views about environmental regulation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 7,326. 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% 39% 3% 3% 7,326
Once or twice a month 49% 47% 3% 2% 1,900
Several times a year 49% 47% 2% 2% 1,593
Seldom/never 43% 53% 2% 2% 8,232
Don't know 60% 29% 5% 6% 135

Views about human evolution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 7,326. 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% 24% 2% 60% 5% 7,326
Once or twice a month 19% 34% 4% 39% 4% 1,900
Several times a year 28% 32% 5% 31% 4% 1,593
Seldom/never 48% 25% 4% 20% 3% 8,232
Don't know 13% 20% 10% 45% 12% 135