Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Midwest

% of adults in the Midwest who read scripture…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,491. 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 32% 10% 9% 48% 1% 7,491
2007 31% 10% 9% 48% 1% 9,078

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Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Midwest by religious group

% of adults in the Midwest who read scripture…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 23% 10% 12% 54% < 1% 1,634
Evangelical Protestant 58% 12% 8% 21% 1% 1,937
Historically Black Protestant 51% 15% 10% 23% < 1% 335
Mainline Protestant 28% 12% 12% 48% 1% 1,637
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 7% 6% 5% 82% 1% 1,455

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,430. 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.
At least once a week 16% 31% 29% 24% 2,430
Once or twice a month 25% 36% 22% 17% 769
Several times a year 20% 36% 30% 15% 654
Seldom/never 25% 34% 27% 15% 3,454

Generational cohort among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,430. 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.
At least once a week 10% 12% 25% 35% 16% 2% 2,430
Once or twice a month 17% 13% 30% 26% 12% 1% 769
Several times a year 13% 12% 30% 33% 11% 1% 654
Seldom/never 16% 16% 27% 32% 9% 1% 3,454

Gender composition among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 42% 58% 2,489
Once or twice a month 51% 49% 781
Several times a year 51% 49% 666
Seldom/never 52% 48% 3,496

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,444. 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.
At least once a week 76% 14% 1% 6% 4% 2,444
Once or twice a month 75% 14% 1% 8% 2% 771
Several times a year 78% 9% 2% 8% 3% 659
Seldom/never 84% 6% 2% 6% 2% 3,456

Immigrant status among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,471. 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.
At least once a week 7% 6% 88% 2,471
Once or twice a month 9% 8% 83% 772
Several times a year 9% 7% 84% 655
Seldom/never 6% 8% 86% 3,462

Income distribution among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who have a household income of…

Frequency of reading scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,157. 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.
At least once a week 37% 22% 29% 12% 2,157
Once or twice a month 37% 21% 27% 15% 696
Several times a year 28% 23% 29% 20% 591
Seldom/never 33% 20% 28% 19% 3,100

Educational distribution among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,476. 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.
At least once a week 40% 35% 17% 9% 2,476
Once or twice a month 43% 32% 15% 10% 780
Several times a year 38% 35% 17% 10% 661
Seldom/never 41% 32% 17% 10% 3,484

Marital status among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,473. 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.
At least once a week 54% 3% 13% 10% 20% 2,473
Once or twice a month 45% 6% 11% 7% 31% 779
Several times a year 53% 6% 13% 6% 21% 663
Seldom/never 47% 9% 11% 5% 28% 3,486

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,476. 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.
At least once a week 30% 70% 2,476
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 779
Several times a year 34% 66% 664
Seldom/never 28% 72% 3,492

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who say they…

Frequency of reading scripture 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 = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 90% 7% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2,489
Once or twice a month 73% 19% 4% < 1% 2% 2% 781
Several times a year 65% 26% 3% 1% 4% < 1% 666
Seldom/never 43% 29% 8% 1% 16% 4% 3,496

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who say religion is…

Frequency of reading scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 2,489
Once or twice a month 63% 28% 6% 3% 1% 781
Several times a year 50% 40% 5% 4% 1% 666
Seldom/never 24% 36% 21% 19% 1% 3,496

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who attend religious services…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 71% 20% 8% 1% 2,489
Once or twice a month 40% 45% 15% < 1% 781
Several times a year 25% 56% 19% 1% 666
Seldom/never 12% 37% 51% < 1% 3,496

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 88% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 2,489
Once or twice a month 62% 25% 6% 6% 1% 781
Several times a year 49% 28% 9% 12% 2% 666
Seldom/never 27% 21% 10% 42% 1% 3,496

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who attend prayer group…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 54% 16% 9% 21% 1% 2,489
Once or twice a month 21% 20% 15% 44% 1% 781
Several times a year 7% 7% 26% 59% 1% 666
Seldom/never 3% 2% 4% 90% < 1% 3,496

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who meditate…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 61% 6% 2% 29% 2% 2,489
Once or twice a month 37% 15% 5% 42% 1% 781
Several times a year 30% 11% 10% 48% 1% 666
Seldom/never 22% 7% 5% 66% 1% 3,496

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 82% 10% 4% 4% 1% 2,489
Once or twice a month 60% 20% 11% 8% 1% 781
Several times a year 52% 22% 14% 11% < 1% 666
Seldom/never 39% 18% 13% 28% 1% 3,496

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 54% 16% 9% 18% 2% 2,489
Once or twice a month 45% 20% 13% 21% 1% 781
Several times a year 39% 18% 21% 22% < 1% 666
Seldom/never 35% 17% 15% 33% 1% 3,496

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of reading scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 61% 6% 26% 3% 3% 2,489
Once or twice a month 34% 12% 45% 7% 3% 781
Several times a year 27% 11% 51% 9% 3% 666
Seldom/never 13% 12% 60% 12% 2% 3,496

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Frequency of reading scripture 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 = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 48% 50% 1% 1% 2,489
Once or twice a month 34% 65% 1% 1% 781
Several times a year 31% 68% 1% < 1% 666
Seldom/never 23% 75% 1% < 1% 3,496

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of reading scripture 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 = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 52% 31% 5% 8% 5% 2,489
Once or twice a month 31% 39% 2% 19% 9% 781
Several times a year 22% 40% 3% 25% 10% 666
Seldom/never 14% 27% 1% 51% 7% 3,496

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 86% 6% 7% 2,489
Once or twice a month 84% 10% 6% 781
Several times a year 79% 15% 6% 666
Seldom/never 64% 29% 7% 3,496

Belief in Hell among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 77% 15% 8% 2,489
Once or twice a month 69% 22% 9% 781
Several times a year 66% 27% 7% 666
Seldom/never 46% 46% 8% 3,496

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 50% 17% 33% 2,489
Once or twice a month 41% 16% 43% 781
Several times a year 36% 17% 47% 666
Seldom/never 33% 19% 48% 3,496

Political ideology among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 54% 25% 15% 6% 2,489
Once or twice a month 41% 31% 22% 6% 781
Several times a year 34% 37% 23% 6% 666
Seldom/never 27% 37% 29% 7% 3,496

Views about size of government among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 64% 30% 3% 4% 2,489
Once or twice a month 57% 37% 3% 3% 781
Several times a year 57% 37% 3% 2% 666
Seldom/never 53% 40% 3% 4% 3,496

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of reading scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 52% 42% 4% 2% 2,489
Once or twice a month 48% 49% 3% 1% 781
Several times a year 48% 49% 3% 1% 666
Seldom/never 43% 51% 4% 2% 3,496

Views about abortion among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who say abortion should be…

Frequency of reading scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 29% 67% 4% 2,489
Once or twice a month 51% 47% 2% 781
Several times a year 53% 42% 5% 666
Seldom/never 65% 32% 3% 3,496

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 36% 55% 5% 4% 2,489
Once or twice a month 62% 31% 4% 3% 781
Several times a year 67% 27% 3% 3% 666
Seldom/never 76% 18% 3% 3% 3,496

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 29% 65% 7% 2,489
Once or twice a month 53% 39% 8% 781
Several times a year 57% 34% 9% 666
Seldom/never 68% 25% 7% 3,496

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Frequency of reading scripture 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 = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 46% 47% 3% 4% 2,489
Once or twice a month 43% 52% 2% 2% 781
Several times a year 37% 60% 2% 1% 666
Seldom/never 35% 61% 2% 2% 3,496

Views about human evolution among adults in the Midwest by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Midwest who say humans…

Frequency of reading scripture 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 = 2,489. 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.
At least once a week 11% 24% 3% 56% 5% 2,489
Once or twice a month 23% 33% 4% 36% 4% 781
Several times a year 29% 30% 6% 32% 3% 666
Seldom/never 48% 24% 4% 20% 4% 3,496