Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 50% 9% 14% 8% 18% 1,538
Evangelical Protestant 60% 3% 14% 9% 13% 4,738
Historically Black Protestant 32% 5% 20% 10% 33% 1,090
Jehovah's Witness 47% 4% 17% 10% 23% 106
Mainline Protestant 52% 5% 15% 13% 16% 1,258
Mormon 65% 4% 7% 7% 17% 209
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 31% 11% 16% 5% 38% 544

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are ages…

Marital status 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,976. 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% 37% 35% 21% 4,976
Living with a partner 29% 46% 18% 7% 383
Divorced/separated 4% 35% 43% 18% 1,458
Widowed < 1% 6% 22% 72% 1,210
Never married 46% 35% 15% 4% 1,545

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Marital status Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,976. 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% 9% 32% 41% 14% 1% 4,976
Living with a partner 15% 26% 34% 21% 4% < 1% 383
Divorced/separated 1% 6% 32% 50% 11% < 1% 1,458
Widowed < 1% 1% 6% 29% 53% 12% 1,210
Never married 34% 21% 26% 17% 2% < 1% 1,545

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Marital status Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,092. 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% 55% 5,092
Living with a partner 40% 60% 388
Divorced/separated 39% 61% 1,490
Widowed 22% 78% 1,234
Never married 50% 50% 1,564

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who identify as…

Marital status White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,029. 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% 12% 3% 17% 3% 5,029
Living with a partner 35% 20% 2% 40% 4% 388
Divorced/separated 50% 25% 1% 20% 4% 1,477
Widowed 67% 20% 1% 10% 2% 1,219
Never married 37% 35% 3% 20% 5% 1,544

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Marital status Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,033. 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% 6% 76% 5,033
Living with a partner 31% 10% 59% 378
Divorced/separated 17% 8% 75% 1,457
Widowed 8% 9% 83% 1,211
Never married 17% 10% 73% 1,525

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,332. 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 30% 24% 31% 16% 4,332
Living with a partner 67% 20% 9% 4% 354
Divorced/separated 63% 21% 12% 3% 1,304
Widowed 69% 18% 9% 3% 998
Never married 61% 19% 15% 6% 1,325

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who have completed…

Marital status High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,062. 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% 30% 13% 7% 5,062
Living with a partner 67% 26% 6% 2% 381
Divorced/separated 58% 30% 9% 3% 1,481
Widowed 69% 23% 6% 3% 1,228
Never married 60% 29% 8% 3% 1,552

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Marital status Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,069. 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 38% 62% 5,069
Living with a partner 50% 50% 388
Divorced/separated 26% 74% 1,487
Widowed 8% 92% 1,232
Never married 21% 79% 1,563

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,092. 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 91% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5,092
Living with a partner 75% 23% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 388
Divorced/separated 88% 10% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,490
Widowed 89% 8% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1,234
Never married 85% 11% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,564

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,092. 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% 10% 1% < 1% < 1% 5,092
Living with a partner 71% 23% 3% 2% < 1% 388
Divorced/separated 84% 13% 1% 1% < 1% 1,490
Widowed 90% 8% 1% 1% 1% 1,234
Never married 76% 17% 4% 3% < 1% 1,564

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,092. 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 68% 24% 8% < 1% 5,092
Living with a partner 39% 41% 18% 1% 388
Divorced/separated 50% 32% 17% < 1% 1,490
Widowed 62% 21% 16% 1% 1,234
Never married 52% 31% 16% < 1% 1,564

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who pray…

Marital status At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,092. 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 84% 10% 2% 3% 1% 5,092
Living with a partner 70% 17% 6% 7% 1% 388
Divorced/separated 80% 13% 2% 5% 1% 1,490
Widowed 85% 9% 2% 3% 1% 1,234
Never married 69% 18% 4% 8% < 1% 1,564

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,092. 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 51% 13% 9% 26% < 1% 5,092
Living with a partner 32% 15% 14% 39% < 1% 388
Divorced/separated 44% 13% 7% 35% 1% 1,490
Widowed 47% 10% 9% 30% 3% 1,234
Never married 38% 14% 11% 36% < 1% 1,564

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,092. 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% 6% 3% 35% 2% 5,092
Living with a partner 47% 9% 4% 38% 2% 388
Divorced/separated 55% 6% 3% 34% 2% 1,490
Widowed 68% 6% 2% 19% 4% 1,234
Never married 43% 9% 4% 42% 2% 1,564

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,092. 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% 10% 5% 5% 1% 5,092
Living with a partner 68% 13% 6% 12% 1% 388
Divorced/separated 75% 12% 5% 8% < 1% 1,490
Widowed 80% 6% 4% 7% 2% 1,234
Never married 66% 13% 9% 10% 1% 1,564

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,092. 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% 14% 11% 27% 2% 5,092
Living with a partner 47% 14% 10% 27% 1% 388
Divorced/separated 49% 13% 8% 27% 2% 1,490
Widowed 48% 11% 11% 26% 4% 1,234
Never married 43% 16% 12% 27% 2% 1,564

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,092. 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% 3% 26% 3% 1% 5,092
Living with a partner 41% 7% 43% 8% 2% 388
Divorced/separated 56% 5% 32% 5% 2% 1,490
Widowed 59% 4% 31% 3% 3% 1,234
Never married 51% 6% 34% 8% 2% 1,564

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,092. 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% 43% 1% 1% 5,092
Living with a partner 28% 71% 1% 1% 388
Divorced/separated 37% 60% 1% 1% 1,490
Widowed 36% 59% 2% 4% 1,234
Never married 34% 63% 2% 2% 1,564

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,092. 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% 10% 6% 16% 1% 5,092
Living with a partner 47% 14% 9% 28% 1% 388
Divorced/separated 61% 12% 5% 20% 1% 1,490
Widowed 68% 8% 6% 16% 2% 1,234
Never married 54% 13% 8% 25% 1% 1,564

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …in heaven

Marital status Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,092. 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 90% 5% 5% 5,092
Living with a partner 91% 6% 4% 388
Divorced/separated 92% 4% 4% 1,490
Widowed 94% 3% 3% 1,234
Never married 92% 5% 3% 1,564

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …in hell

Marital status Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,092. 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 83% 11% 6% 5,092
Living with a partner 77% 15% 8% 388
Divorced/separated 81% 13% 6% 1,490
Widowed 81% 11% 8% 1,234
Never married 83% 13% 5% 1,564

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who identify as…

Marital status Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,092. 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 53% 18% 29% 5,092
Living with a partner 26% 29% 45% 388
Divorced/separated 34% 20% 46% 1,490
Widowed 36% 16% 47% 1,234
Never married 36% 17% 47% 1,564

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Marital status Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,092. 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 60% 22% 11% 6% 5,092
Living with a partner 39% 31% 23% 7% 388
Divorced/separated 47% 27% 19% 7% 1,490
Widowed 49% 29% 13% 9% 1,234
Never married 44% 27% 20% 9% 1,564

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,092. 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 60% 34% 2% 3% 5,092
Living with a partner 32% 64% 1% 4% 388
Divorced/separated 39% 56% 2% 3% 1,490
Widowed 47% 44% 3% 6% 1,234
Never married 33% 63% 2% 2% 1,564

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,092. 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 58% 37% 3% 2% 5,092
Living with a partner 36% 58% 4% 2% 388
Divorced/separated 42% 51% 5% 2% 1,490
Widowed 43% 48% 5% 5% 1,234
Never married 42% 53% 3% 2% 1,564

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,092. 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% 69% 4% 5,092
Living with a partner 40% 55% 5% 388
Divorced/separated 37% 59% 4% 1,490
Widowed 31% 61% 8% 1,234
Never married 36% 59% 5% 1,564

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who say homosexuality…

Marital status Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,092. 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 30% 62% 4% 4% 5,092
Living with a partner 61% 30% 5% 4% 388
Divorced/separated 43% 50% 4% 3% 1,490
Widowed 28% 62% 4% 6% 1,234
Never married 48% 44% 4% 5% 1,564

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …same-sex marriage

Marital status Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,092. 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 20% 73% 8% 5,092
Living with a partner 51% 41% 8% 388
Divorced/separated 29% 63% 7% 1,490
Widowed 18% 71% 11% 1,234
Never married 38% 54% 8% 1,564

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,092. 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 53% 42% 2% 3% 5,092
Living with a partner 46% 51% 1% 2% 388
Divorced/separated 43% 50% 2% 5% 1,490
Widowed 42% 44% 3% 10% 1,234
Never married 45% 48% 2% 4% 1,564

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by marital status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,092. 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 9% 21% 2% 63% 5% 5,092
Living with a partner 26% 27% 1% 42% 4% 388
Divorced/separated 13% 25% 2% 55% 5% 1,490
Widowed 10% 15% 4% 60% 11% 1,234
Never married 17% 25% 2% 52% 4% 1,564