Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture once or twice a month

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,457. 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 65% 27% 5% 3% 1% 3,457
2007 66% 28% 3% 2% < 1% 3,543

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by religious group

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 72% 25% 1% 1% < 1% 782
Evangelical Protestant 71% 25% 2% 1% 1% 979
Historically Black Protestant 87% 13% < 1% < 1% < 1% 249
Mainline Protestant 61% 34% 4% 1% < 1% 791
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 30% 34% 19% 16% 1% 362

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,266. 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 22% 34% 26% 17% 2,266
Somewhat important 31% 36% 22% 12% 878
Not too important 40% 35% 17% 8% 147

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,266. 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% 13% 28% 31% 11% 1% 2,266
Somewhat important 21% 15% 30% 25% 8% 1% 878
Not too important 24% 23% 28% 19% 4% 2% 147

Gender composition among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,319. 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 46% 54% 2,319
Somewhat important 49% 51% 886
Not too important 59% 41% 148

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,288. 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 59% 18% 3% 17% 3% 2,288
Somewhat important 65% 9% 4% 19% 3% 880
Not too important 65% 14% 2% 12% 7% 147

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,288. 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 17% 8% 74% 2,288
Somewhat important 14% 15% 71% 876
Not too important 14% 11% 76% 147

Income distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 2,020. 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 36% 21% 25% 18% 2,020
Somewhat important 40% 21% 24% 15% 807
Not too important 37% 19% 35% 9% 130

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,313. 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% 32% 15% 10% 2,313
Somewhat important 43% 32% 15% 9% 886
Not too important 37% 41% 15% 7% 148

Marital status among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,313. 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% 6% 14% 6% 24% 2,313
Somewhat important 41% 11% 13% 6% 30% 882
Not too important 34% 13% 14% 2% 37% 148

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,313. 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 32% 68% 2,313
Somewhat important 30% 70% 882
Not too important 25% 75% 148

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 2,319. 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 85% 12% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2,319
Somewhat important 57% 35% 5% < 1% 2% 1% 886
Not too important 44% 30% 10% < 1% 11% 5% 148

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 2,319. 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 46% 43% 10% < 1% 2,319
Somewhat important 16% 66% 18% < 1% 886
Not too important 8% 45% 47% < 1% 148

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,319. 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 75% 19% 3% 2% 1% 2,319
Somewhat important 48% 34% 10% 7% 1% 886
Not too important 39% 18% 10% 33% < 1% 148

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

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 2,319. 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 22% 25% 15% 37% < 1% 2,319
Somewhat important 8% 21% 14% 57% < 1% 886
Not too important 4% 13% 11% 71% 1% 148

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 2,319. 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 41% 14% 4% 39% 2% 2,319
Somewhat important 32% 16% 4% 47% 1% 886
Not too important 39% 17% 3% 41% 1% 148

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 2,319. 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% 19% 8% 5% 1% 2,319
Somewhat important 47% 28% 13% 11% 1% 886
Not too important 41% 24% 18% 15% 2% 148

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 2,319. 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% 20% 13% 22% 1% 2,319
Somewhat important 42% 21% 14% 22% 1% 886
Not too important 57% 13% 11% 19% < 1% 148

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 2,319. 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 46% 8% 37% 6% 3% 2,319
Somewhat important 16% 17% 57% 8% 2% 886
Not too important 7% 24% 59% 10% < 1% 148

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 2,319. 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 36% 62% 1% 1% 2,319
Somewhat important 28% 70% 1% 1% 886
Not too important 22% 76% 2% < 1% 148

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 2,319. 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 42% 36% 3% 12% 7% 2,319
Somewhat important 19% 41% 1% 31% 8% 886
Not too important 14% 25% < 1% 42% 19% 148

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,319. 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 89% 7% 5% 2,319
Somewhat important 81% 13% 6% 886
Not too important 56% 32% 12% 148

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,319. 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 73% 19% 8% 2,319
Somewhat important 62% 30% 8% 886
Not too important 40% 54% 6% 148

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,319. 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 42% 15% 43% 2,319
Somewhat important 36% 18% 47% 886
Not too important 25% 22% 53% 148

Political ideology among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,319. 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% 19% 5% 2,319
Somewhat important 34% 40% 20% 5% 886
Not too important 16% 42% 38% 5% 148

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 2,319. 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 50% 44% 3% 3% 2,319
Somewhat important 51% 44% 3% 2% 886
Not too important 51% 38% 6% 5% 148

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 2,319. 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% 48% 4% 2% 2,319
Somewhat important 41% 55% 3% 1% 886
Not too important 32% 62% 3% 2% 148

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 2,319. 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 44% 52% 4% 2,319
Somewhat important 61% 36% 3% 886
Not too important 69% 30% 1% 148

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 2,319. 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 57% 35% 4% 4% 2,319
Somewhat important 75% 19% 4% 3% 886
Not too important 75% 23% 1% 1% 148

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,319. 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 44% 46% 9% 2,319
Somewhat important 66% 27% 8% 886
Not too important 72% 24% 5% 148

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 2,319. 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 42% 53% 3% 2% 2,319
Somewhat important 38% 56% 2% 3% 886
Not too important 32% 66% 2% < 1% 148

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 2,319. 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 17% 33% 4% 42% 5% 2,319
Somewhat important 33% 32% 5% 27% 4% 886
Not too important 47% 26% 7% 20% < 1% 148