Marital status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Religious tradition Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 146. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 41% 10% 11% 1% 37% 146
Catholic 52% 8% 11% 6% 23% 3,798
Evangelical Protestant 50% 8% 13% 8% 20% 1,457
Hindu 61% 2% 2% < 1% 35% 120
Historically Black Protestant 21% 8% 21% 7% 43% 307
Jewish 53% 6% 9% 7% 24% 578
Mainline Protestant 55% 7% 12% 8% 18% 2,632
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 38% 12% 11% 3% 36% 6,093

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are ages…

Marital status 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,713. 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.
Married 7% 42% 32% 20% 7,713
Living with a partner 38% 40% 17% 6% 1,281
Divorced/separated 6% 35% 41% 18% 2,013
Widowed 1% 7% 22% 70% 1,165
Never married 64% 25% 9% 2% 3,611

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Marital status Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,713. 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.
Married 2% 12% 34% 39% 12% 1% 7,713
Living with a partner 19% 31% 28% 19% 3% < 1% 1,281
Divorced/separated 2% 9% 30% 48% 10% < 1% 2,013
Widowed < 1% 1% 7% 32% 48% 13% 1,165
Never married 47% 25% 17% 10% 1% < 1% 3,611

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Marital status Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 54% 46% 7,841
Living with a partner 52% 48% 1,297
Divorced/separated 51% 49% 2,048
Widowed 31% 69% 1,194
Never married 58% 42% 3,643

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who identify as…

Marital status White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,734. 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.
Married 80% 3% 5% 10% 3% 7,734
Living with a partner 68% 7% 2% 18% 4% 1,285
Divorced/separated 75% 7% 2% 13% 4% 2,019
Widowed 83% 7% 1% 6% 3% 1,184
Never married 60% 11% 7% 17% 4% 3,612

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Marital status Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,772. 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.
Married 14% 9% 77% 7,772
Living with a partner 14% 12% 74% 1,281
Divorced/separated 12% 9% 78% 2,019
Widowed 8% 14% 78% 1,177
Never married 14% 17% 69% 3,589

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who have a household income of…

Marital status Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 6,864. 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.
Married 16% 16% 33% 35% 6,864
Living with a partner 37% 23% 24% 16% 1,197
Divorced/separated 47% 22% 21% 10% 1,855
Widowed 52% 24% 15% 9% 982
Never married 40% 22% 24% 14% 3,199

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who have completed…

Marital status High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,807. 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.
Married 33% 27% 23% 17% 7,807
Living with a partner 39% 33% 18% 10% 1,290
Divorced/separated 44% 34% 13% 9% 2,033
Widowed 57% 23% 12% 8% 1,189
Never married 43% 35% 16% 7% 3,632

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Marital status Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,811. 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.
Married 39% 61% 7,811
Living with a partner 31% 69% 1,292
Divorced/separated 23% 77% 2,047
Widowed 5% 95% 1,192
Never married 11% 89% 3,639

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say they…

Marital status Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 42% 30% 9% 1% 16% 4% 7,841
Living with a partner 33% 31% 11% 1% 22% 3% 1,297
Divorced/separated 48% 26% 7% 1% 13% 4% 2,048
Widowed 57% 23% 7% 2% 9% 3% 1,194
Never married 33% 25% 12% < 1% 25% 4% 3,643

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say religion is…

Marital status Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 27% 35% 20% 18% 1% 7,841
Living with a partner 18% 36% 20% 26% < 1% 1,297
Divorced/separated 28% 34% 16% 20% 1% 2,048
Widowed 43% 30% 13% 13% 1% 1,194
Never married 18% 31% 24% 27% 1% 3,643

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who attend religious services…

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 14% 38% 48% < 1% 7,841
Living with a partner 5% 33% 62% < 1% 1,297
Divorced/separated 10% 33% 57% < 1% 2,048
Widowed 22% 29% 49% 1% 1,194
Never married 9% 35% 56% < 1% 3,643

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who pray…

Marital status At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 29% 20% 9% 41% 1% 7,841
Living with a partner 25% 16% 10% 49% < 1% 1,297
Divorced/separated 34% 18% 8% 39% 1% 2,048
Widowed 47% 16% 5% 31% 2% 1,194
Never married 20% 15% 9% 55% < 1% 3,643

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who attend prayer group…

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 4% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 7,841
Living with a partner 3% 3% 4% 91% < 1% 1,297
Divorced/separated 4% 3% 4% 89% 1% 2,048
Widowed 7% 3% 4% 85% 1% 1,194
Never married 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 3,643

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who meditate…

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 24% 8% 5% 62% 1% 7,841
Living with a partner 24% 9% 6% 60% 1% 1,297
Divorced/separated 31% 9% 4% 55% 1% 2,048
Widowed 35% 8% 3% 52% 2% 1,194
Never married 20% 9% 5% 65% 1% 3,643

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 42% 17% 14% 26% 1% 7,841
Living with a partner 40% 19% 12% 29% 1% 1,297
Divorced/separated 42% 14% 12% 30% 2% 2,048
Widowed 47% 11% 10% 28% 3% 1,194
Never married 36% 19% 12% 31% 1% 3,643

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 35% 17% 16% 31% 1% 7,841
Living with a partner 44% 15% 16% 24% 1% 1,297
Divorced/separated 39% 15% 14% 31% 1% 2,048
Widowed 35% 10% 14% 39% 2% 1,194
Never married 44% 16% 14% 26% 1% 3,643

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Marital status Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 13% 12% 60% 13% 2% 7,841
Living with a partner 9% 15% 60% 14% 1% 1,297
Divorced/separated 15% 14% 58% 11% 2% 2,048
Widowed 20% 9% 60% 7% 4% 1,194
Never married 9% 17% 56% 16% 2% 3,643

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say…

Marital status There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 27% 71% 1% 1% 7,841
Living with a partner 21% 77% 1% 1% 1,297
Divorced/separated 22% 76% 1% 1% 2,048
Widowed 24% 72% 1% 3% 1,194
Never married 18% 79% 1% 1% 3,643

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say the holy scripture is…

Marital status Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 12% 25% 1% 54% 8% 7,841
Living with a partner 11% 17% < 1% 64% 8% 1,297
Divorced/separated 18% 21% 1% 52% 8% 2,048
Widowed 20% 27% 4% 38% 11% 1,194
Never married 12% 19% 1% 62% 7% 3,643

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …in heaven

Marital status Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 59% 33% 8% 7,841
Living with a partner 53% 39% 7% 1,297
Divorced/separated 57% 34% 8% 2,048
Widowed 68% 23% 10% 1,194
Never married 53% 38% 8% 3,643

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …in hell

Marital status Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 42% 50% 8% 7,841
Living with a partner 39% 53% 7% 1,297
Divorced/separated 42% 49% 9% 2,048
Widowed 43% 46% 11% 1,194
Never married 40% 51% 8% 3,643

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who identify as…

Marital status Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 37% 17% 46% 7,841
Living with a partner 26% 22% 53% 1,297
Divorced/separated 28% 22% 50% 2,048
Widowed 31% 16% 52% 1,194
Never married 26% 21% 54% 3,643

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Marital status Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 29% 37% 28% 5% 7,841
Living with a partner 20% 35% 38% 7% 1,297
Divorced/separated 26% 33% 34% 8% 2,048
Widowed 29% 39% 25% 8% 1,194
Never married 18% 37% 37% 8% 3,643

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who would rather have…

Marital status Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 55% 38% 4% 4% 7,841
Living with a partner 43% 50% 3% 4% 1,297
Divorced/separated 47% 46% 3% 4% 2,048
Widowed 50% 39% 5% 6% 1,194
Never married 43% 51% 3% 3% 3,643

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say government aid to the poor…

Marital status Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 46% 49% 3% 2% 7,841
Living with a partner 38% 56% 4% 2% 1,297
Divorced/separated 38% 56% 4% 2% 2,048
Widowed 41% 52% 3% 4% 1,194
Never married 38% 56% 4% 2% 3,643

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say abortion should be…

Marital status Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 69% 27% 4% 7,841
Living with a partner 73% 23% 4% 1,297
Divorced/separated 69% 27% 5% 2,048
Widowed 61% 32% 6% 1,194
Never married 70% 26% 4% 3,643

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say homosexuality…

Marital status Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 77% 17% 3% 3% 7,841
Living with a partner 86% 10% 3% 2% 1,297
Divorced/separated 75% 18% 4% 3% 2,048
Widowed 65% 27% 4% 4% 1,194
Never married 84% 12% 2% 2% 3,643

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …same-sex marriage

Marital status Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 69% 24% 7% 7,841
Living with a partner 79% 16% 5% 1,297
Divorced/separated 65% 26% 8% 2,048
Widowed 54% 35% 11% 1,194
Never married 80% 15% 5% 3,643

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say…

Marital status Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 34% 61% 2% 2% 7,841
Living with a partner 28% 68% 2% 2% 1,297
Divorced/separated 33% 62% 2% 3% 2,048
Widowed 36% 54% 3% 7% 1,194
Never married 29% 67% 1% 3% 3,643

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by marital status

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say humans…

Marital status Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,841. 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.
Married 50% 23% 5% 19% 3% 7,841
Living with a partner 57% 21% 4% 16% 2% 1,297
Divorced/separated 45% 24% 4% 23% 3% 2,048
Widowed 33% 23% 6% 30% 8% 1,194
Never married 58% 19% 4% 16% 3% 3,643