Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture at least once a week

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. 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 88% 9% 1% 1% 1% 12,336
2007 88% 9% 1% 1% 1% 12,777

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important 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 84% 14% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,810
Evangelical Protestant 92% 6% 1% 1% 1% 5,525
Historically Black Protestant 94% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,189
Jehovah's Witness 96% 4% < 1% < 1% 1% 216
Jewish 86% 14% < 1% < 1% < 1% 121
Mainline Protestant 87% 11% 1% 1% 1% 1,894
Mormon 94% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% 513
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 57% 21% 9% 11% 2% 606

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,664. 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.
Very important 16% 33% 29% 22% 10,664
Somewhat important 26% 39% 24% 12% 999
Not too important 24% 43% 21% 13% 142
Not at all important 30% 35% 23% 12% 153

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,664. 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.
Very important 9% 11% 28% 35% 15% 2% 10,664
Somewhat important 17% 16% 32% 27% 7% 1% 999
Not too important 13% 20% 34% 26% 8% < 1% 142
Not at all important 22% 14% 29% 27% 7% 1% 153

Gender composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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.
Very important 40% 60% 10,938
Somewhat important 49% 51% 1,012
Not too important 60% 40% 144
Not at all important 60% 40% 158

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,764. 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.
Very important 60% 18% 2% 15% 4% 10,764
Somewhat important 56% 13% 3% 22% 5% 995
Not too important 57% 11% 5% 22% 5% 141
Not at all important 50% 20% 2% 21% 7% 149

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,796. 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.
Very important 15% 7% 78% 10,796
Somewhat important 17% 11% 72% 992
Not too important 19% 17% 64% 143
Not at all important 19% 11% 70% 153

Income distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who have a household income of…

Importance of religion in one's life Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 9,346. 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.
Very important 40% 21% 26% 13% 9,346
Somewhat important 42% 20% 24% 14% 902
Not too important 46% 24% 17% 13% 128
Not at all important 47% 16% 22% 14% 138

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 10,877. 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.
Very important 43% 33% 15% 9% 10,877
Somewhat important 46% 33% 14% 7% 1,006
Not too important 34% 39% 13% 14% 143
Not at all important 50% 34% 10% 5% 156

Marital status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,882. 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.
Very important 55% 4% 14% 9% 18% 10,882
Somewhat important 38% 10% 16% 7% 29% 1,005
Not too important 29% 8% 18% 4% 42% 142
Not at all important 27% 8% 22% 4% 39% 154

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,886. 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.
Very important 31% 69% 10,886
Somewhat important 30% 70% 1,010
Not too important 22% 78% 143
Not at all important 28% 72% 156

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say they…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 10,938. 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.
Very important 92% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 10,938
Somewhat important 69% 24% 3% 1% 1% 2% 1,012
Not too important 53% 29% 8% 1% 5% 4% 144
Not at all important 63% 13% 5% 1% 15% 3% 158

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who attend religious services…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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.
Very important 76% 18% 6% < 1% 10,938
Somewhat important 34% 48% 17% 1% 1,012
Not too important 14% 41% 44% 1% 144
Not at all important 22% 21% 56% < 1% 158

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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.
Very important 92% 7% 1% 1% 1% 10,938
Somewhat important 69% 23% 3% 4% < 1% 1,012
Not too important 64% 13% 3% 20% 1% 144
Not at all important 68% 10% 3% 19% < 1% 158

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who attend prayer group…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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.
Very important 61% 13% 8% 17% 1% 10,938
Somewhat important 29% 18% 8% 44% < 1% 1,012
Not too important 18% 7% 10% 65% < 1% 144
Not at all important 35% 6% 7% 50% 1% 158

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who meditate…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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.
Very important 65% 6% 2% 25% 2% 10,938
Somewhat important 50% 9% 2% 38% 1% 1,012
Not too important 60% 11% 1% 26% 2% 144
Not at all important 72% 3% 3% 21% 1% 158

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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.
Very important 86% 8% 3% 3% 1% 10,938
Somewhat important 65% 18% 8% 8% 1% 1,012
Not too important 63% 12% 5% 17% 4% 144
Not at all important 73% 13% 1% 10% 3% 158

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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.
Very important 55% 15% 8% 19% 2% 10,938
Somewhat important 53% 14% 9% 23% 1% 1,012
Not too important 66% 9% 7% 16% 1% 144
Not at all important 70% 10% 6% 13% 1% 158

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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.
Very important 67% 5% 23% 3% 3% 10,938
Somewhat important 27% 13% 51% 7% 1% 1,012
Not too important 13% 24% 51% 10% 2% 144
Not at all important 18% 22% 43% 13% 4% 158

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 10,938. 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.
Very important 49% 48% 2% 1% 10,938
Somewhat important 31% 67% 1% 1% 1,012
Not too important 27% 68% 4% < 1% 144
Not at all important 29% 66% 4% 1% 158

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say the holy scripture is…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 10,938. 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.
Very important 58% 28% 5% 5% 5% 10,938
Somewhat important 29% 34% 4% 26% 7% 1,012
Not too important 17% 29% 1% 45% 7% 144
Not at all important 24% 20% 4% 41% 11% 158

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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.
Very important 88% 6% 6% 10,938
Somewhat important 81% 11% 7% 1,012
Not too important 58% 37% 5% 144
Not at all important 52% 36% 13% 158

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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.
Very important 78% 15% 7% 10,938
Somewhat important 64% 28% 7% 1,012
Not too important 41% 54% 5% 144
Not at all important 48% 45% 8% 158

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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.
Very important 47% 18% 36% 10,938
Somewhat important 35% 20% 45% 1,012
Not too important 34% 23% 44% 144
Not at all important 25% 34% 41% 158

Political ideology among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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.
Very important 53% 26% 14% 7% 10,938
Somewhat important 32% 38% 24% 6% 1,012
Not too important 25% 40% 28% 8% 144
Not at all important 34% 27% 32% 7% 158

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who would rather have…

Importance of religion in one's life Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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.
Very important 55% 38% 3% 4% 10,938
Somewhat important 48% 46% 3% 4% 1,012
Not too important 56% 37% 4% 2% 144
Not at all important 49% 39% 6% 7% 158

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Importance of religion in one's life Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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.
Very important 49% 45% 5% 2% 10,938
Somewhat important 45% 49% 4% 2% 1,012
Not too important 41% 52% 7% 1% 144
Not at all important 47% 47% 6% 1% 158

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say abortion should be…

Importance of religion in one's life Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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.
Very important 30% 66% 4% 10,938
Somewhat important 52% 43% 5% 1,012
Not too important 62% 35% 3% 144
Not at all important 40% 56% 4% 158

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Importance of religion in one's life Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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.
Very important 35% 56% 5% 4% 10,938
Somewhat important 65% 28% 3% 3% 1,012
Not too important 66% 29% 3% 3% 144
Not at all important 63% 27% 7% 2% 158

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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.
Very important 26% 66% 8% 10,938
Somewhat important 55% 35% 10% 1,012
Not too important 60% 34% 7% 144
Not at all important 52% 37% 10% 158

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 10,938. 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.
Very important 45% 48% 3% 4% 10,938
Somewhat important 38% 57% 2% 3% 1,012
Not too important 41% 56% < 1% 2% 144
Not at all important 38% 54% 3% 5% 158

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say humans…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 10,938. 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.
Very important 10% 25% 3% 57% 6% 10,938
Somewhat important 28% 30% 4% 34% 4% 1,012
Not too important 34% 26% 7% 31% 2% 144
Not at all important 26% 22% 3% 44% 4% 158