Political ideology among adults who read scripture at least once a week

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 50% 27% 15% 7% 12,336
2007 50% 29% 13% 8% 12,777

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Political ideology among adults who read scripture at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Religious tradition Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 45% 30% 20% 5% 1,810
Evangelical Protestant 62% 23% 10% 5% 5,525
Historically Black Protestant 40% 31% 22% 7% 1,189
Jehovah's Witness 19% 18% 10% 53% 216
Jewish 41% 36% 19% 3% 121
Mainline Protestant 44% 35% 16% 5% 1,894
Mormon 65% 25% 6% 3% 513
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 31% 29% 27% 13% 606

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are ages…

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,308. 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.
Conservative 13% 33% 30% 24% 6,308
Moderate 21% 33% 27% 19% 3,332
Liberal 19% 35% 29% 17% 1,698
Don't know 20% 34% 25% 20% 698

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,308. 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.
Conservative 7% 10% 28% 36% 16% 2% 6,308
Moderate 13% 13% 27% 32% 13% 1% 3,332
Liberal 11% 15% 29% 33% 12% 1% 1,698
Don't know 11% 14% 29% 29% 15% 1% 698

Gender composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 45% 55% 6,461
Moderate 37% 63% 3,400
Liberal 42% 58% 1,723
Don't know 36% 64% 752

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who identify as…

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,362. 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.
Conservative 70% 13% 1% 13% 3% 6,362
Moderate 55% 21% 3% 16% 5% 3,355
Liberal 41% 26% 4% 25% 5% 1,694
Don't know 45% 25% 3% 20% 8% 716

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,400. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 11% 7% 82% 6,400
Moderate 15% 9% 76% 3,364
Liberal 24% 10% 66% 1,687
Don't know 22% 7% 70% 715

Income distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who have a household income of…

Political ideology Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 5,553. 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.
Conservative 34% 22% 29% 15% 5,553
Moderate 41% 21% 25% 13% 2,989
Liberal 52% 20% 18% 10% 1,538
Don't know 59% 20% 16% 5% 493

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who have completed…

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,433. 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.
Conservative 42% 33% 17% 8% 6,433
Moderate 39% 35% 15% 11% 3,392
Liberal 49% 30% 12% 10% 1,713
Don't know 56% 32% 8% 4% 724

Marital status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,425. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 61% 3% 12% 9% 15% 6,425
Moderate 47% 6% 15% 9% 23% 3,389
Liberal 40% 8% 19% 8% 25% 1,713
Don't know 43% 5% 16% 11% 25% 736

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,431. 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.
Conservative 32% 68% 6,431
Moderate 31% 69% 3,389
Liberal 31% 69% 1,718
Don't know 30% 70% 741

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say they…

Political ideology 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 = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 93% 6% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6,461
Moderate 88% 10% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3,400
Liberal 79% 15% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1,723
Don't know 89% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 752

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say religion is…

Political ideology Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 92% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 6,461
Moderate 84% 12% 2% 1% < 1% 3,400
Liberal 80% 14% 2% 3% 1% 1,723
Don't know 87% 8% 1% 1% 2% 752

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who attend religious services…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 77% 16% 6% < 1% 6,461
Moderate 66% 25% 8% < 1% 3,400
Liberal 56% 30% 13% < 1% 1,723
Don't know 67% 18% 13% 2% 752

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 92% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% 6,461
Moderate 87% 10% 1% 2% < 1% 3,400
Liberal 82% 12% 2% 3% < 1% 1,723
Don't know 89% 6% 1% 2% 2% 752

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who attend prayer group…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 62% 13% 8% 17% 1% 6,461
Moderate 52% 14% 9% 24% 1% 3,400
Liberal 49% 16% 7% 27% 1% 1,723
Don't know 56% 11% 7% 25% 2% 752

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who meditate…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 63% 5% 2% 28% 2% 6,461
Moderate 63% 8% 2% 26% 1% 3,400
Liberal 68% 6% 3% 22% 2% 1,723
Don't know 65% 5% 1% 23% 5% 752

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 87% 8% 2% 2% 1% 6,461
Moderate 81% 10% 4% 4% 1% 3,400
Liberal 78% 10% 5% 6% 1% 1,723
Don't know 81% 8% 3% 4% 5% 752

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 56% 15% 8% 19% 2% 6,461
Moderate 51% 17% 10% 20% 1% 3,400
Liberal 59% 13% 8% 18% 2% 1,723
Don't know 53% 11% 6% 23% 7% 752

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Political ideology Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 72% 3% 20% 2% 2% 6,461
Moderate 54% 8% 32% 4% 2% 3,400
Liberal 43% 12% 36% 5% 3% 1,723
Don't know 62% 4% 26% 3% 5% 752

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say…

Political ideology 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 = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 59% 38% 2% 1% 6,461
Moderate 36% 62% 1% 1% 3,400
Liberal 25% 71% 2% 2% 1,723
Don't know 42% 50% 5% 4% 752

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say the holy scripture is…

Political ideology 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 = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 62% 26% 4% 4% 3% 6,461
Moderate 46% 34% 4% 10% 6% 3,400
Liberal 45% 26% 3% 18% 8% 1,723
Don't know 53% 23% 10% 5% 9% 752

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …in heaven

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 87% 6% 7% 6,461
Moderate 88% 7% 5% 3,400
Liberal 85% 10% 5% 1,723
Don't know 78% 10% 12% 752

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …in hell

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 82% 12% 7% 6,461
Moderate 74% 18% 8% 3,400
Liberal 67% 26% 7% 1,723
Don't know 61% 28% 11% 752

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who identify as…

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 66% 12% 22% 6,461
Moderate 32% 18% 50% 3,400
Liberal 15% 18% 67% 1,723
Don't know 11% 66% 23% 752

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who would rather have…

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 70% 26% 2% 2% 6,461
Moderate 47% 46% 4% 4% 3,400
Liberal 28% 64% 4% 4% 1,723
Don't know 31% 48% 7% 14% 752

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Political ideology Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 62% 32% 4% 2% 6,461
Moderate 37% 56% 5% 2% 3,400
Liberal 28% 67% 3% 2% 1,723
Don't know 33% 49% 10% 8% 752

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say abortion should be…

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 21% 76% 4% 6,461
Moderate 44% 52% 4% 3,400
Liberal 53% 42% 5% 1,723
Don't know 26% 60% 14% 752

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 26% 67% 4% 4% 6,461
Moderate 52% 38% 6% 4% 3,400
Liberal 59% 34% 5% 3% 1,723
Don't know 33% 48% 7% 11% 752

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 17% 77% 6% 6,461
Moderate 42% 50% 8% 3,400
Liberal 51% 41% 8% 1,723
Don't know 25% 58% 17% 752

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say…

Political ideology 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 = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 56% 38% 3% 3% 6,461
Moderate 33% 61% 2% 3% 3,400
Liberal 29% 64% 2% 5% 1,723
Don't know 34% 48% 6% 12% 752

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by political ideology

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say humans…

Political ideology 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 = 6,461. 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.
Conservative 8% 21% 2% 64% 5% 6,461
Moderate 14% 33% 3% 45% 5% 3,400
Liberal 21% 31% 4% 39% 5% 1,723
Don't know 10% 19% 4% 53% 14% 752