Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture several times a year

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,894. 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 49% 38% 8% 4% 1% 2,894
2007 53% 37% 6% 3% 1% 2,904

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture several times a year by religious group

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 60% 36% 3% 1% 1% 755
Evangelical Protestant 60% 36% 3% < 1% < 1% 561
Historically Black Protestant 74% 23% 1% 2% < 1% 148
Mainline Protestant 48% 45% 5% 1% 1% 703
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 18% 34% 25% 22% 1% 442

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,400. 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% 37% 28% 17% 1,400
Somewhat important 24% 36% 26% 14% 1,052
Not too important 35% 34% 21% 10% 237
Not at all important 34% 45% 12% 10% 133

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,400. 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 11% 12% 31% 33% 12% 1% 1,400
Somewhat important 16% 15% 29% 30% 10% 1% 1,052
Not too important 21% 23% 25% 24% 7% 1% 237
Not at all important 24% 21% 34% 15% 6% < 1% 133

Gender composition among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,429. 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% 1,429
Somewhat important 53% 47% 1,068
Not too important 63% 37% 239
Not at all important 67% 33% 136

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,409. 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 62% 14% 3% 18% 4% 1,409
Somewhat important 68% 7% 7% 14% 4% 1,055
Not too important 66% 9% 9% 10% 7% 233
Not at all important 75% 6% 1% 16% 3% 135

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,410. 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% 9% 75% 1,410
Somewhat important 18% 9% 73% 1,048
Not too important 14% 16% 70% 236
Not at all important 9% 17% 74% 133

Income distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,240. 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 33% 20% 29% 18% 1,240
Somewhat important 31% 20% 28% 22% 978
Not too important 31% 21% 23% 25% 216
Not at all important 20% 23% 33% 24% 127

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,419. 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% 31% 16% 11% 1,419
Somewhat important 38% 32% 17% 13% 1,061
Not too important 30% 32% 21% 17% 238
Not at all important 24% 36% 21% 19% 135

Marital status among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,419. 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% 6% 12% 6% 21% 1,419
Somewhat important 46% 8% 13% 6% 27% 1,068
Not too important 38% 7% 14% 3% 39% 238
Not at all important 35% 15% 12% 1% 36% 135

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,425. 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% 1,425
Somewhat important 29% 71% 1,066
Not too important 19% 81% 239
Not at all important 29% 71% 134

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,429. 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 83% 14% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,429
Somewhat important 54% 35% 6% 1% 3% 2% 1,068
Not too important 23% 37% 15% 1% 18% 6% 239
Not at all important 20% 15% 5% 1% 53% 6% 136

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,429. 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% 51% 12% 1% 1,429
Somewhat important 11% 68% 21% < 1% 1,068
Not too important 3% 47% 50% 1% 239
Not at all important < 1% 26% 74% < 1% 136

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,429. 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 66% 24% 6% 3% 1% 1,429
Somewhat important 37% 33% 15% 14% 1% 1,068
Not too important 18% 20% 12% 48% 1% 239
Not at all important 10% 9% 6% 74% 1% 136

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,429. 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 12% 10% 28% 48% 1% 1,429
Somewhat important 3% 8% 25% 64% < 1% 1,068
Not too important 3% 5% 10% 82% < 1% 239
Not at all important < 1% < 1% 9% 91% < 1% 136

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,429. 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 33% 11% 11% 43% 2% 1,429
Somewhat important 27% 13% 13% 46% 1% 1,068
Not too important 33% 18% 11% 37% 1% 239
Not at all important 34% 12% 12% 40% 3% 136

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,429. 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 62% 18% 14% 5% 1% 1,429
Somewhat important 42% 22% 21% 14% 1% 1,068
Not too important 36% 22% 19% 22% 2% 239
Not at all important 49% 13% 8% 26% 3% 136

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,429. 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% 16% 20% 22% 1% 1,429
Somewhat important 41% 18% 21% 20% < 1% 1,068
Not too important 48% 21% 17% 13% 1% 239
Not at all important 68% 17% 6% 8% 1% 136

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,429. 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 38% 8% 44% 7% 3% 1,429
Somewhat important 12% 15% 60% 11% 2% 1,068
Not too important 2% 24% 54% 18% 1% 239
Not at all important 2% 26% 50% 22% 1% 136

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,429. 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 34% 64% 1% 1% 1,429
Somewhat important 26% 73% 1% < 1% 1,068
Not too important 17% 82% < 1% 1% 239
Not at all important 24% 75% 1% < 1% 136

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,429. 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% 39% 3% 16% 7% 1,429
Somewhat important 13% 39% 2% 37% 9% 1,068
Not too important 7% 13% < 1% 72% 8% 239
Not at all important 6% 5% < 1% 85% 4% 136

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,429. 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% 4% 1,429
Somewhat important 75% 17% 8% 1,068
Not too important 42% 49% 9% 239
Not at all important 16% 76% 9% 136

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,429. 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% 1,429
Somewhat important 55% 36% 9% 1,068
Not too important 29% 62% 9% 239
Not at all important 12% 81% 7% 136

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,429. 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 39% 17% 45% 1,429
Somewhat important 37% 16% 47% 1,068
Not too important 23% 16% 61% 239
Not at all important 15% 15% 70% 136

Political ideology among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,429. 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% 34% 20% 5% 1,429
Somewhat important 30% 40% 26% 4% 1,068
Not too important 15% 42% 38% 6% 239
Not at all important 17% 30% 51% 2% 136

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,429. 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% 1,429
Somewhat important 55% 40% 2% 2% 1,068
Not too important 51% 43% 4% 2% 239
Not at all important 46% 47% 5% 3% 136

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,429. 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% 49% 3% 1% 1,429
Somewhat important 45% 51% 3% 1% 1,068
Not too important 30% 67% 2% 1% 239
Not at all important 25% 68% 6% 2% 136

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,429. 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 48% 47% 5% 1,429
Somewhat important 67% 29% 3% 1,068
Not too important 79% 16% 5% 239
Not at all important 75% 21% 4% 136

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,429. 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% 33% 4% 4% 1,429
Somewhat important 73% 20% 4% 3% 1,068
Not too important 87% 8% 2% 3% 239
Not at all important 86% 10% 1% 2% 136

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,429. 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% 42% 9% 1,429
Somewhat important 63% 29% 7% 1,068
Not too important 83% 10% 6% 239
Not at all important 84% 13% 3% 136

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,429. 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% 54% 2% 2% 1,429
Somewhat important 34% 60% 2% 3% 1,068
Not too important 23% 76% 1% < 1% 239
Not at all important 21% 73% 1% 4% 136

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,429. 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 21% 36% 4% 35% 3% 1,429
Somewhat important 35% 32% 5% 25% 3% 1,068
Not too important 63% 16% 7% 12% 3% 239
Not at all important 81% 9% 9% 2% < 1% 136