Political ideology among adults who seldom or never read scripture

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

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,085. 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 25% 37% 32% 7% 16,085
2007 28% 39% 26% 7% 15,857

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Political ideology among adults who seldom or never read scripture by religious group

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

Religious tradition Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 147. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 18% 37% 40% 4% 147
Catholic 33% 37% 25% 5% 3,807
Evangelical Protestant 38% 35% 19% 8% 1,462
Hindu 5% 39% 51% 5% 120
Historically Black Protestant 29% 34% 28% 8% 308
Jewish 15% 31% 51% 2% 580
Mainline Protestant 32% 40% 22% 6% 2,641
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 16% 36% 40% 7% 6,116

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Age distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

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

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,990. 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 18% 31% 30% 22% 3,990
Moderate 26% 35% 24% 14% 5,750
Liberal 30% 35% 22% 13% 5,256
Don't know 32% 34% 22% 12% 824

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

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

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,990. 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 12% 11% 25% 36% 14% 1% 3,990
Moderate 16% 17% 28% 29% 9% 1% 5,750
Liberal 18% 19% 27% 27% 7% 1% 5,256
Don't know 19% 23% 25% 26% 7% 1% 824

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

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

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,047. 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 60% 40% 4,047
Moderate 55% 45% 5,840
Liberal 46% 54% 5,323
Don't know 53% 47% 875

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

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

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,990. 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 76% 6% 3% 12% 2% 3,990
Moderate 74% 6% 5% 12% 3% 5,771
Liberal 70% 6% 6% 14% 4% 5,276
Don't know 68% 8% 5% 14% 5% 848

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

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

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,008. 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 12% 10% 78% 4,008
Moderate 12% 11% 76% 5,782
Liberal 16% 14% 70% 5,276
Don't know 16% 9% 75% 826

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,506. 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 29% 20% 29% 22% 3,506
Moderate 27% 21% 28% 24% 5,159
Liberal 30% 18% 27% 25% 4,849
Don't know 53% 17% 19% 11% 613

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

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

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,032. 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 49% 30% 15% 6% 4,032
Moderate 36% 32% 20% 12% 5,821
Liberal 31% 29% 22% 18% 5,304
Don't know 60% 28% 8% 5% 847

Marital status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

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

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,032. 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 53% 8% 12% 6% 21% 4,032
Moderate 47% 9% 11% 5% 28% 5,822
Liberal 40% 11% 12% 4% 32% 5,306
Don't know 34% 10% 14% 6% 36% 863

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

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

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,036. 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 27% 73% 4,036
Moderate 28% 72% 5,817
Liberal 25% 75% 5,314
Don't know 28% 72% 868

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,047. 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 54% 27% 6% 1% 9% 2% 4,047
Moderate 39% 30% 10% 1% 16% 4% 5,840
Liberal 29% 26% 11% 1% 29% 4% 5,323
Don't know 44% 23% 9% 2% 17% 6% 875

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

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

Political ideology Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,047. 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 35% 36% 16% 11% 1% 4,047
Moderate 23% 36% 22% 19% 1% 5,840
Liberal 16% 29% 22% 32% 1% 5,323
Don't know 28% 30% 17% 24% 1% 875

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,047. 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 16% 40% 44% < 1% 4,047
Moderate 11% 38% 50% < 1% 5,840
Liberal 8% 30% 62% < 1% 5,323
Don't know 10% 30% 58% 2% 875

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

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

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,047. 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 36% 21% 9% 33% 1% 4,047
Moderate 27% 19% 10% 44% 1% 5,840
Liberal 22% 14% 8% 55% < 1% 5,323
Don't know 30% 15% 8% 45% 2% 875

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,047. 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 5% 4% 5% 86% < 1% 4,047
Moderate 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 5,840
Liberal 3% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 5,323
Don't know 7% 3% 4% 85% 1% 875

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,047. 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 24% 7% 4% 65% 1% 4,047
Moderate 23% 8% 5% 62% 1% 5,840
Liberal 27% 10% 5% 58% 1% 5,323
Don't know 22% 7% 3% 64% 4% 875

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,047. 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% 17% 13% 27% 1% 4,047
Moderate 40% 18% 14% 27% 1% 5,840
Liberal 41% 18% 12% 28% 1% 5,323
Don't know 35% 13% 9% 37% 6% 875

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,047. 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% 14% 15% 36% 1% 4,047
Moderate 37% 17% 16% 29% 1% 5,840
Liberal 45% 16% 15% 23% 1% 5,323
Don't know 34% 11% 12% 40% 3% 875

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,047. 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 20% 9% 60% 10% 2% 4,047
Moderate 10% 14% 62% 12% 2% 5,840
Liberal 8% 19% 53% 19% 2% 5,323
Don't know 15% 8% 63% 8% 6% 875

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,047. 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 35% 63% 1% 1% 4,047
Moderate 22% 76% 1% 1% 5,840
Liberal 16% 83% 1% 1% 5,323
Don't know 21% 72% 3% 3% 875

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,047. 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% 31% 2% 38% 8% 4,047
Moderate 10% 25% 1% 56% 8% 5,840
Liberal 8% 13% 1% 72% 5% 5,323
Don't know 19% 16% 3% 46% 16% 875

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

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

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,047. 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% 20% 8% 4,047
Moderate 59% 32% 8% 5,840
Liberal 42% 51% 7% 5,323
Don't know 60% 27% 13% 875

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

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

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,047. 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% 35% 9% 4,047
Moderate 42% 49% 9% 5,840
Liberal 28% 66% 6% 5,323
Don't know 44% 40% 16% 875

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

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

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,047. 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% 14% 24% 4,047
Moderate 33% 19% 49% 5,840
Liberal 10% 14% 76% 5,323
Don't know 14% 60% 26% 875

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

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

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,047. 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% 27% 1% 2% 4,047
Moderate 56% 36% 4% 4% 5,840
Liberal 28% 65% 3% 3% 5,323
Don't know 40% 43% 6% 11% 875

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,047. 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 65% 30% 3% 2% 4,047
Moderate 43% 52% 4% 2% 5,840
Liberal 23% 73% 3% 1% 5,323
Don't know 41% 45% 6% 8% 875

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

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

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,047. 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 52% 42% 5% 4,047
Moderate 72% 25% 3% 5,840
Liberal 82% 16% 2% 5,323
Don't know 56% 33% 12% 875

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

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

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,047. 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% 29% 5% 4% 4,047
Moderate 82% 13% 3% 2% 5,840
Liberal 89% 8% 2% 2% 5,323
Don't know 68% 19% 6% 7% 875

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

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

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,047. 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 50% 41% 9% 4,047
Moderate 75% 19% 6% 5,840
Liberal 87% 10% 3% 5,323
Don't know 58% 23% 19% 875

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,047. 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 55% 41% 2% 3% 4,047
Moderate 30% 65% 3% 2% 5,840
Liberal 17% 80% 1% 1% 5,323
Don't know 34% 51% 4% 11% 875

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by political ideology

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,047. 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 35% 27% 4% 30% 4% 4,047
Moderate 52% 24% 4% 18% 2% 5,840
Liberal 67% 16% 4% 12% 2% 5,323
Don't know 37% 18% 10% 22% 13% 875