Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by religious group

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

Religious tradition White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 146. 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 48% 3% 33% 12% 5% 146
Catholic 66% 2% 3% 28% 1% 3,772
Evangelical Protestant 80% 3% 2% 8% 6% 1,450
Hindu < 1% < 1% 98% < 1% 2% 120
Historically Black Protestant 2% 93% < 1% 5% 1% 308
Jewish 93% < 1% 2% 3% 2% 577
Mainline Protestant 91% 2% 1% 4% 3% 2,612
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 74% 6% 5% 11% 4% 6,025

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,247. 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 22% 32% 27% 19% 12,247
Black 36% 35% 21% 7% 758
Asian 44% 38% 14% 4% 521
Latino 35% 42% 17% 6% 1,543
Other/Mixed 33% 37% 22% 9% 583

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,247. 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 13% 14% 26% 33% 12% 1% 12,247
Black 22% 24% 25% 24% 4% < 1% 758
Asian 27% 27% 28% 15% 2% < 1% 521
Latino 25% 21% 31% 19% 4% < 1% 1,543
Other/Mixed 21% 21% 27% 24% 6% < 1% 583

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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 53% 47% 12,420
Black 52% 48% 771
Asian 58% 42% 533
Latino 55% 45% 1,565
Other/Mixed 55% 45% 596

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,315. 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 5% 8% 87% 12,315
Black 9% 6% 85% 753
Asian 66% 26% 8% 522
Latino 49% 27% 24% 1,536
Other/Mixed 6% 14% 80% 580

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 10,962. 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 25% 19% 30% 26% 10,962
Black 53% 17% 19% 11% 689
Asian 19% 23% 26% 32% 466
Latino 49% 21% 20% 10% 1,342
Other/Mixed 43% 22% 19% 16% 538

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,380. 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 36% 31% 20% 13% 12,380
Black 52% 32% 11% 6% 767
Asian 19% 27% 27% 27% 529
Latino 57% 27% 11% 4% 1,550
Other/Mixed 38% 38% 15% 9% 594

Marital status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,380. 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 50% 9% 12% 6% 24% 12,380
Black 21% 11% 13% 6% 49% 770
Asian 46% 4% 4% 2% 44% 530
Latino 36% 13% 11% 2% 38% 1,561
Other/Mixed 34% 13% 12% 4% 36% 593

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,393. 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 25% 75% 12,393
Black 33% 67% 769
Asian 25% 75% 531
Latino 37% 63% 1,558
Other/Mixed 25% 75% 595

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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 38% 28% 9% 1% 20% 4% 12,420
Black 61% 22% 6% < 1% 7% 3% 771
Asian 26% 24% 17% 1% 29% 3% 533
Latino 44% 30% 11% 1% 13% 2% 1,565
Other/Mixed 43% 25% 9% 1% 17% 4% 596

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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 21% 33% 21% 23% 1% 12,420
Black 41% 33% 13% 12% < 1% 771
Asian 16% 31% 30% 23% < 1% 533
Latino 36% 34% 14% 16% < 1% 1,565
Other/Mixed 23% 36% 18% 22% 1% 596

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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 10% 34% 55% < 1% 12,420
Black 16% 39% 44% 1% 771
Asian 10% 42% 48% < 1% 533
Latino 15% 39% 46% < 1% 1,565
Other/Mixed 7% 34% 59% < 1% 596

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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 25% 18% 9% 47% 1% 12,420
Black 45% 18% 10% 27% 1% 771
Asian 24% 12% 9% 54% < 1% 533
Latino 34% 17% 9% 39% 1% 1,565
Other/Mixed 31% 17% 8% 43% 1% 596

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 12,420
Black 9% 4% 6% 81% < 1% 771
Asian 4% 3% 8% 85% < 1% 533
Latino 6% 5% 5% 83% < 1% 1,565
Other/Mixed 4% 3% 3% 89% 1% 596

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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 22% 8% 5% 64% 1% 12,420
Black 30% 6% 4% 59% < 1% 771
Asian 18% 10% 5% 65% 1% 533
Latino 32% 9% 5% 52% 2% 1,565
Other/Mixed 33% 8% 4% 54% 1% 596

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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 38% 18% 13% 29% 2% 12,420
Black 47% 15% 11% 25% 2% 771
Asian 36% 16% 18% 30% 1% 533
Latino 48% 14% 12% 25% 1% 1,565
Other/Mixed 48% 18% 8% 26% 1% 596

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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% 17% 15% 29% 1% 12,420
Black 35% 12% 12% 39% 1% 771
Asian 27% 16% 26% 29% 1% 533
Latino 42% 14% 15% 29% 1% 1,565
Other/Mixed 47% 14% 12% 26% 1% 596

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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 11% 14% 61% 13% 2% 12,420
Black 19% 10% 59% 11% 2% 771
Asian 8% 18% 50% 23% 1% 533
Latino 17% 14% 49% 17% 2% 1,565
Other/Mixed 12% 14% 58% 14% 2% 596

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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 25% 73% 1% 1% 12,420
Black 22% 76% 1% 1% 771
Asian 14% 84% 1% < 1% 533
Latino 20% 77% 1% 2% 1,565
Other/Mixed 21% 76% 2% 1% 596

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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 10% 23% 1% 58% 7% 12,420
Black 31% 22% 1% 39% 7% 771
Asian 7% 16% 1% 66% 10% 533
Latino 22% 20% 2% 48% 8% 1,565
Other/Mixed 11% 17% 1% 60% 11% 596

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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% 36% 8% 12,420
Black 73% 21% 6% 771
Asian 46% 47% 6% 533
Latino 62% 31% 7% 1,565
Other/Mixed 53% 33% 13% 596

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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% 52% 8% 12,420
Black 59% 33% 8% 771
Asian 35% 59% 6% 533
Latino 47% 45% 8% 1,565
Other/Mixed 42% 46% 12% 596

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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 36% 17% 47% 12,420
Black 10% 15% 75% 771
Asian 24% 22% 54% 533
Latino 20% 27% 52% 1,565
Other/Mixed 19% 27% 54% 596

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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% 37% 31% 6% 12,420
Black 23% 36% 32% 9% 771
Asian 16% 38% 39% 6% 533
Latino 23% 34% 36% 7% 1,565
Other/Mixed 18% 35% 36% 10% 596

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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% 37% 3% 4% 12,420
Black 24% 70% 3% 4% 771
Asian 39% 56% 3% 2% 533
Latino 30% 65% 2% 3% 1,565
Other/Mixed 45% 45% 5% 5% 596

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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 44% 51% 3% 2% 12,420
Black 30% 64% 4% 2% 771
Asian 36% 57% 4% 3% 533
Latino 39% 54% 4% 2% 1,565
Other/Mixed 32% 60% 5% 3% 596

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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% 25% 4% 12,420
Black 63% 32% 5% 771
Asian 76% 20% 4% 533
Latino 58% 37% 5% 1,565
Other/Mixed 70% 25% 5% 596

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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 79% 15% 3% 2% 12,420
Black 70% 23% 5% 2% 771
Asian 80% 14% 2% 4% 533
Latino 79% 15% 3% 3% 1,565
Other/Mixed 75% 16% 4% 5% 596

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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% 21% 7% 12,420
Black 59% 32% 8% 771
Asian 78% 17% 6% 533
Latino 71% 22% 7% 1,565
Other/Mixed 71% 20% 9% 596

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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 32% 63% 2% 2% 12,420
Black 33% 64% 2% 2% 771
Asian 28% 68% 1% 3% 533
Latino 32% 61% 2% 4% 1,565
Other/Mixed 26% 68% 3% 3% 596

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by race/ethnicity

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 12,420. 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% 21% 4% 17% 3% 12,420
Black 34% 29% 4% 28% 5% 771
Asian 60% 14% 5% 18% 3% 533
Latino 44% 23% 4% 24% 5% 1,565
Other/Mixed 54% 18% 5% 21% 2% 596