Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Religious tradition Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married 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 55% 6% 10% 7% 22% 2,770
Evangelical Protestant 50% 6% 14% 6% 24% 2,463
Historically Black Protestant 28% 7% 18% 4% 44% 464
Jehovah's Witness 55% 8% 9% 7% 21% 102
Jewish 63% 6% 5% 6% 21% 183
Mainline Protestant 56% 5% 10% 8% 21% 2,151
Mormon 68% 2% 7% 3% 20% 359
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 38% 9% 13% 4% 36% 711

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are ages…

Marital status 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,101. 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 8% 41% 32% 20% 5,101
Living with a partner 34% 45% 16% 5% 443
Divorced/separated 6% 39% 39% 17% 1,157
Widowed < 1% 8% 20% 72% 830
Never married 68% 20% 9% 3% 1,825

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Marital status Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,101. 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% 35% 38% 13% 1% 5,101
Living with a partner 19% 26% 34% 18% 3% < 1% 443
Divorced/separated 2% 8% 34% 45% 11% < 1% 1,157
Widowed < 1% 1% 7% 29% 52% 10% 830
Never married 53% 21% 14% 10% 1% < 1% 1,825

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Marital status Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,184. 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 47% 53% 5,184
Living with a partner 43% 57% 448
Divorced/separated 42% 58% 1,180
Widowed 24% 76% 850
Never married 50% 50% 1,850

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

Marital status White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,130. 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 79% 6% 3% 10% 3% 5,130
Living with a partner 57% 12% 2% 22% 6% 444
Divorced/separated 68% 13% 1% 14% 4% 1,165
Widowed 82% 6% 2% 7% 3% 845
Never married 54% 18% 5% 18% 5% 1,837

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Marital status Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,148. 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% 8% 80% 5,148
Living with a partner 14% 11% 75% 441
Divorced/separated 12% 7% 81% 1,167
Widowed 8% 11% 81% 841
Never married 13% 16% 71% 1,822

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 4,577. 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% 18% 38% 28% 4,577
Living with a partner 43% 27% 18% 12% 407
Divorced/separated 47% 23% 20% 9% 1,084
Widowed 52% 26% 15% 6% 712
Never married 41% 22% 24% 13% 1,617

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who have completed…

Marital status High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,162. 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 31% 30% 23% 15% 5,162
Living with a partner 40% 43% 11% 5% 446
Divorced/separated 42% 37% 13% 9% 1,176
Widowed 51% 29% 11% 9% 850
Never married 43% 37% 13% 6% 1,848

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Marital status Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,158. 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 43% 57% 5,158
Living with a partner 41% 59% 448
Divorced/separated 29% 71% 1,179
Widowed 8% 92% 850
Never married 12% 88% 1,847

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,184. 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% 18% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5,184
Living with a partner 68% 26% 4% 1% 1% < 1% 448
Divorced/separated 77% 20% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1,180
Widowed 79% 17% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 850
Never married 71% 24% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,850

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say religion is…

Marital status Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,184. 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 66% 28% 5% 1% 1% 5,184
Living with a partner 47% 44% 7% 2% < 1% 448
Divorced/separated 60% 31% 6% 3% < 1% 1,180
Widowed 66% 29% 3% 2% < 1% 850
Never married 56% 35% 7% 2% < 1% 1,850

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,184. 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 48% 37% 15% < 1% 5,184
Living with a partner 20% 50% 30% < 1% 448
Divorced/separated 33% 43% 23% < 1% 1,180
Widowed 48% 32% 20% 1% 850
Never married 37% 44% 18% < 1% 1,850

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who pray…

Marital status At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,184. 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 66% 20% 6% 7% < 1% 5,184
Living with a partner 56% 23% 10% 11% < 1% 448
Divorced/separated 66% 19% 6% 9% < 1% 1,180
Widowed 71% 16% 5% 7% 1% 850
Never married 57% 24% 6% 13% < 1% 1,850

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,184. 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% 11% 11% 51% < 1% 5,184
Living with a partner 15% 11% 10% 64% < 1% 448
Divorced/separated 23% 11% 11% 55% < 1% 1,180
Widowed 26% 7% 10% 56% 1% 850
Never married 23% 14% 12% 51% 1% 1,850

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,184. 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% 8% 4% 47% 1% 5,184
Living with a partner 32% 9% 6% 53% < 1% 448
Divorced/separated 47% 7% 4% 41% 1% 1,180
Widowed 54% 7% 3% 34% 3% 850
Never married 32% 9% 4% 54% 1% 1,850

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,184. 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 62% 18% 11% 9% 1% 5,184
Living with a partner 54% 20% 11% 16% < 1% 448
Divorced/separated 62% 14% 9% 15% 1% 1,180
Widowed 65% 12% 9% 13% 1% 850
Never married 54% 21% 11% 13% 1% 1,850

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,184. 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 41% 18% 15% 25% 1% 5,184
Living with a partner 43% 13% 16% 28% < 1% 448
Divorced/separated 43% 16% 14% 26% 1% 1,180
Widowed 43% 13% 12% 31% 1% 850
Never married 43% 21% 12% 23% 1% 1,850

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,184. 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% 7% 43% 5% 2% 5,184
Living with a partner 26% 9% 57% 7% 1% 448
Divorced/separated 35% 9% 48% 6% 2% 1,180
Widowed 36% 5% 52% 4% 4% 850
Never married 34% 12% 45% 7% 2% 1,850

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,184. 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% 57% 1% < 1% 5,184
Living with a partner 30% 69% 1% < 1% 448
Divorced/separated 33% 66% 1% < 1% 1,180
Widowed 33% 65% 1% 2% 850
Never married 29% 69% 1% < 1% 1,850

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who read scripture…

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 = 5,184. 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% 13% 11% 37% < 1% 5,184
Living with a partner 29% 12% 10% 49% < 1% 448
Divorced/separated 39% 13% 12% 36% < 1% 1,180
Widowed 38% 13% 9% 39% 1% 850
Never married 35% 17% 11% 36% < 1% 1,850

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …in heaven

Marital status Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,184. 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 89% 6% 5% 5,184
Living with a partner 89% 7% 4% 448
Divorced/separated 86% 8% 5% 1,180
Widowed 91% 4% 5% 850
Never married 90% 7% 3% 1,850

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …in hell

Marital status Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,184. 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 70% 23% 7% 5,184
Living with a partner 70% 24% 6% 448
Divorced/separated 70% 23% 7% 1,180
Widowed 61% 28% 11% 850
Never married 75% 21% 4% 1,850

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

Marital status Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,184. 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% 15% 32% 5,184
Living with a partner 37% 19% 45% 448
Divorced/separated 36% 19% 45% 1,180
Widowed 45% 14% 42% 850
Never married 38% 16% 46% 1,850

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Marital status Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,184. 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 47% 36% 13% 3% 5,184
Living with a partner 31% 42% 23% 4% 448
Divorced/separated 36% 35% 22% 7% 1,180
Widowed 40% 41% 14% 5% 850
Never married 30% 42% 22% 6% 1,850

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who would rather have…

Marital status Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,184. 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 67% 28% 2% 3% 5,184
Living with a partner 46% 51% 2% 1% 448
Divorced/separated 53% 42% 2% 3% 1,180
Widowed 58% 34% 3% 5% 850
Never married 48% 49% 1% 2% 1,850

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,184. 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 57% 39% 3% 1% 5,184
Living with a partner 45% 50% 3% 1% 448
Divorced/separated 42% 53% 3% 2% 1,180
Widowed 45% 48% 3% 3% 850
Never married 43% 53% 3% 1% 1,850

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say abortion should be…

Marital status Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,184. 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 45% 52% 3% 5,184
Living with a partner 58% 40% 3% 448
Divorced/separated 55% 43% 2% 1,180
Widowed 48% 47% 5% 850
Never married 50% 48% 2% 1,850

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say homosexuality…

Marital status Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,184. 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% 34% 5% 3% 5,184
Living with a partner 72% 20% 5% 3% 448
Divorced/separated 64% 29% 4% 3% 1,180
Widowed 54% 36% 4% 6% 850
Never married 69% 25% 4% 2% 1,850

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …same-sex marriage

Marital status Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,184. 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 47% 46% 7% 5,184
Living with a partner 62% 31% 7% 448
Divorced/separated 50% 41% 9% 1,180
Widowed 43% 45% 12% 850
Never married 63% 32% 5% 1,850

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,184. 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 44% 52% 2% 2% 5,184
Living with a partner 36% 62% 1% 1% 448
Divorced/separated 38% 58% 2% 1% 1,180
Widowed 42% 52% 2% 4% 850
Never married 33% 64% 1% 1% 1,850

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 5,184. 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 18% 39% 3% 37% 4% 5,184
Living with a partner 23% 40% 1% 33% 2% 448
Divorced/separated 19% 37% 3% 38% 4% 1,180
Widowed 18% 32% 4% 40% 6% 850
Never married 26% 37% 2% 33% 2% 1,850