Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by religious group

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

Religious tradition White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
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Catholic 48% 5% 2% 43% 2% 1,778
Evangelical Protestant 74% 7% 2% 12% 5% 5,437
Historically Black Protestant 2% 95% < 1% 2% 1% 1,186
Jehovah's Witness 37% 25% < 1% 32% 6% 213
Jewish 72% 9% 3% 12% 4% 119
Mainline Protestant 81% 5% 1% 8% 5% 1,859
Mormon 85% 1% 2% 8% 5% 506
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 41% 28% 4% 21% 7% 588

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,806. 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.
White 14% 29% 30% 27% 7,806
Black 20% 35% 29% 16% 1,838
Asian 30% 36% 21% 13% 200
Latino 22% 44% 23% 11% 1,402
Other/Mixed 22% 39% 29% 10% 615

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,806. 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.
White 8% 10% 25% 36% 19% 2% 7,806
Black 12% 14% 30% 33% 10% 1% 1,838
Asian 18% 16% 30% 25% 9% 1% 200
Latino 12% 16% 37% 27% 7% < 1% 1,402
Other/Mixed 15% 14% 33% 32% 7% < 1% 615

Gender composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Men Women Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 42% 58% 7,962
Black 40% 60% 1,896
Asian 41% 59% 205
Latino 41% 59% 1,434
Other/Mixed 38% 62% 630

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,903. 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.
White 3% 6% 91% 7,903
Black 12% 4% 84% 1,860
Asian 76% 19% 5% 199
Latino 58% 19% 23% 1,397
Other/Mixed 8% 9% 84% 618

Income distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 6,868. 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.
White 31% 21% 31% 17% 6,868
Black 52% 22% 18% 8% 1,674
Asian 36% 14% 30% 20% 171
Latino 61% 19% 13% 6% 1,185
Other/Mixed 43% 24% 20% 13% 558

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,931. 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.
White 39% 34% 17% 10% 7,931
Black 48% 34% 11% 7% 1,883
Asian 23% 22% 33% 22% 204
Latino 62% 26% 8% 4% 1,421
Other/Mixed 34% 43% 15% 9% 626

Marital status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,924. 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.
White 61% 3% 12% 10% 14% 7,924
Black 33% 6% 19% 9% 34% 1,887
Asian 55% 4% 7% 5% 29% 205
Latino 46% 9% 17% 5% 23% 1,430
Other/Mixed 43% 5% 18% 5% 28% 629

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,934. 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.
White 28% 72% 7,934
Black 31% 69% 1,887
Asian 41% 59% 204
Latino 41% 59% 1,429
Other/Mixed 36% 64% 627

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 92% 6% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 7,962
Black 92% 6% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,896
Asian 86% 6% 4% 1% 3% 1% 205
Latino 75% 21% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 1,434
Other/Mixed 88% 9% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 630

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 7,962
Black 91% 7% 1% 1% 1% 1,896
Asian 83% 13% 3% 1% < 1% 205
Latino 83% 13% 2% 2% 1% 1,434
Other/Mixed 85% 11% 2% 2% 1% 630

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 72% 19% 8% 1% 7,962
Black 66% 27% 7% < 1% 1,896
Asian 67% 26% 7% < 1% 205
Latino 69% 20% 10% < 1% 1,434
Other/Mixed 66% 23% 12% < 1% 630

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 91% 7% < 1% 1% < 1% 7,962
Black 88% 8% 1% 2% 1% 1,896
Asian 82% 10% 1% 6% 1% 205
Latino 83% 13% 2% 2% 1% 1,434
Other/Mixed 93% 4% 1% 2% 1% 630

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 56% 13% 9% 22% 1% 7,962
Black 61% 14% 7% 16% 1% 1,896
Asian 63% 16% 8% 12% < 1% 205
Latino 56% 16% 5% 22% 1% 1,434
Other/Mixed 53% 11% 10% 25% < 1% 630

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 60% 6% 2% 30% 2% 7,962
Black 70% 7% 2% 20% 2% 1,896
Asian 65% 9% 2% 22% 2% 205
Latino 72% 6% 2% 17% 2% 1,434
Other/Mixed 66% 5% 1% 27% 1% 630

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 85% 9% 3% 3% 1% 7,962
Black 83% 9% 3% 4% 1% 1,896
Asian 73% 11% 7% 6% 3% 205
Latino 81% 10% 4% 4% 1% 1,434
Other/Mixed 85% 6% 4% 5% 1% 630

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 54% 16% 9% 20% 2% 7,962
Black 52% 14% 7% 25% 2% 1,896
Asian 53% 20% 12% 12% 3% 205
Latino 64% 12% 8% 14% 2% 1,434
Other/Mixed 59% 14% 6% 19% 1% 630

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 66% 5% 24% 3% 3% 7,962
Black 57% 6% 32% 3% 2% 1,896
Asian 46% 14% 33% 4% 2% 205
Latino 56% 8% 26% 7% 2% 1,434
Other/Mixed 56% 8% 29% 3% 3% 630

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 55% 43% 2% 1% 7,962
Black 32% 65% 1% 1% 1,896
Asian 36% 63% < 1% 1% 205
Latino 34% 61% 2% 3% 1,434
Other/Mixed 41% 56% 2% 2% 630

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 52% 31% 5% 7% 5% 7,962
Black 63% 21% 4% 7% 6% 1,896
Asian 51% 22% 5% 14% 9% 205
Latino 56% 25% 3% 11% 5% 1,434
Other/Mixed 45% 32% 6% 11% 6% 630

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 86% 7% 7% 7,962
Black 91% 5% 4% 1,896
Asian 83% 11% 6% 205
Latino 86% 8% 6% 1,434
Other/Mixed 84% 9% 7% 630

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 77% 16% 8% 7,962
Black 80% 14% 6% 1,896
Asian 66% 23% 11% 205
Latino 72% 22% 6% 1,434
Other/Mixed 71% 21% 9% 630

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 62% 15% 22% 7,962
Black 10% 14% 76% 1,896
Asian 31% 27% 42% 205
Latino 25% 30% 45% 1,434
Other/Mixed 35% 25% 40% 630

Political ideology among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 59% 25% 11% 5% 7,962
Black 37% 32% 22% 9% 1,896
Asian 31% 35% 25% 9% 205
Latino 40% 28% 24% 8% 1,434
Other/Mixed 38% 32% 18% 12% 630

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 71% 22% 3% 4% 7,962
Black 24% 70% 3% 3% 1,896
Asian 41% 55% 2% 2% 205
Latino 29% 64% 4% 3% 1,434
Other/Mixed 48% 41% 6% 5% 630

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 58% 36% 4% 2% 7,962
Black 27% 67% 4% 2% 1,896
Asian 42% 52% 4% 2% 205
Latino 39% 53% 5% 3% 1,434
Other/Mixed 38% 54% 5% 3% 630

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 28% 68% 4% 7,962
Black 45% 49% 6% 1,896
Asian 36% 60% 3% 205
Latino 30% 65% 5% 1,434
Other/Mixed 44% 52% 5% 630

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 34% 58% 4% 4% 7,962
Black 42% 48% 6% 4% 1,896
Asian 43% 52% 2% 3% 205
Latino 50% 41% 6% 4% 1,434
Other/Mixed 47% 43% 5% 6% 630

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 26% 67% 7% 7,962
Black 32% 59% 8% 1,896
Asian 36% 60% 4% 205
Latino 35% 53% 11% 1,434
Other/Mixed 39% 53% 9% 630

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 49% 44% 3% 3% 7,962
Black 35% 58% 2% 4% 1,896
Asian 34% 60% 2% 4% 205
Latino 38% 54% 2% 6% 1,434
Other/Mixed 37% 55% 4% 3% 630

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,962. 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.
White 9% 25% 3% 58% 6% 7,962
Black 14% 27% 3% 51% 5% 1,896
Asian 26% 22% 2% 44% 6% 205
Latino 18% 25% 3% 48% 6% 1,434
Other/Mixed 13% 31% 3% 48% 6% 630