Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the South

% of adults in the South 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 = 12,566. 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 44% 12% 8% 36% 1% 12,566
2007 44% 11% 8% 36% 1% 12,643

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

% of adults in the South 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 32% 12% 9% 46% 1% 1,885
Evangelical Protestant 65% 12% 7% 16% 1% 4,078
Historically Black Protestant 63% 13% 7% 17% 1% 1,191
Jewish 20% 11% 8% 60% 2% 229
Mainline Protestant 36% 15% 11% 36% 1% 2,174
Mormon 73% 7% 2% 17% 1% 112
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 14% 8% 6% 72% < 1% 2,214

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

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

% of adults in the South who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,379. 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% 34% 29% 21% 5,379
Once or twice a month 27% 34% 24% 15% 1,391
Several times a year 23% 38% 24% 14% 965
Seldom/never 28% 34% 23% 15% 4,467
Don't know 13% 28% 18% 42% 100

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,379. 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% 29% 34% 15% 1% 5,379
Once or twice a month 18% 16% 27% 29% 9% 1% 1,391
Several times a year 15% 16% 30% 29% 9% 1% 965
Seldom/never 17% 19% 27% 28% 9% 1% 4,467
Don't know 8% 9% 24% 25% 28% 6% 100

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,505. 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% 5,505
Once or twice a month 48% 52% 1,416
Several times a year 53% 47% 982
Seldom/never 55% 45% 4,545
Don't know 50% 50% 118

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

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,420. 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.
At least once a week 58% 24% 1% 14% 4% 5,420
Once or twice a month 60% 21% 1% 14% 4% 1,405
Several times a year 64% 15% 1% 16% 4% 974
Seldom/never 69% 10% 2% 15% 3% 4,494
Don't know 63% 14% 3% 15% 4% 110

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,427. 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 12% 5% 83% 5,427
Once or twice a month 11% 8% 81% 1,398
Several times a year 13% 8% 79% 966
Seldom/never 14% 10% 76% 4,481
Don't know 16% 5% 79% 110

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,728. 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 41% 21% 24% 14% 4,728
Once or twice a month 36% 21% 26% 17% 1,240
Several times a year 31% 21% 29% 20% 878
Seldom/never 32% 19% 27% 21% 4,017

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

% of adults in the South who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,468. 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 45% 32% 14% 8% 5,468
Once or twice a month 43% 32% 15% 10% 1,412
Several times a year 38% 33% 16% 13% 977
Seldom/never 41% 30% 17% 11% 4,521
Don't know 59% 22% 11% 8% 108

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,474. 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% 4% 15% 8% 19% 5,474
Once or twice a month 46% 7% 14% 6% 26% 1,411
Several times a year 46% 7% 16% 5% 26% 978
Seldom/never 45% 9% 13% 5% 28% 4,531
Don't know 43% 8% 20% 16% 14% 112

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,482. 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 31% 69% 5,482
Once or twice a month 31% 69% 1,412
Several times a year 29% 71% 980
Seldom/never 28% 72% 4,527
Don't know 19% 81% 113

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,505. 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 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 5,505
Once or twice a month 78% 16% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1,416
Several times a year 69% 22% 2% 1% 4% 1% 982
Seldom/never 44% 26% 8% 1% 17% 3% 4,545
Don't know 72% 14% 1% 4% < 1% 9% 118

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,505. 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% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 5,505
Once or twice a month 68% 24% 5% 2% < 1% 1,416
Several times a year 52% 36% 7% 4% 1% 982
Seldom/never 29% 34% 18% 19% 1% 4,545
Don't know 70% 14% < 1% 2% 14% 118

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,505. 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 70% 22% 8% < 1% 5,505
Once or twice a month 35% 49% 16% < 1% 1,416
Several times a year 22% 54% 23% 1% 982
Seldom/never 13% 36% 51% < 1% 4,545
Don't know 45% 16% 13% 26% 118

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

% of adults in the South who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,505. 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% 8% 1% 1% 1% 5,505
Once or twice a month 67% 22% 5% 6% 1% 1,416
Several times a year 52% 26% 8% 12% 1% 982
Seldom/never 31% 18% 8% 41% 1% 4,545
Don't know 61% 8% 1% 4% 26% 118

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,505. 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 58% 14% 8% 19% 1% 5,505
Once or twice a month 18% 22% 15% 44% < 1% 1,416
Several times a year 9% 10% 24% 57% 1% 982
Seldom/never 5% 3% 4% 87% < 1% 4,545
Don't know 30% 9% 11% 27% 24% 118

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,505. 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% 6% 2% 26% 2% 5,505
Once or twice a month 38% 13% 3% 44% 2% 1,416
Several times a year 29% 12% 11% 47% 2% 982
Seldom/never 25% 8% 5% 61% 1% 4,545
Don't know 39% 4% 2% 24% 30% 118

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,505. 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 84% 8% 3% 3% 1% 5,505
Once or twice a month 61% 21% 9% 8% 1% 1,416
Several times a year 54% 19% 17% 9% 2% 982
Seldom/never 42% 17% 12% 28% 2% 4,545
Don't know 67% 5% 4% 4% 22% 118

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,505. 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% 15% 8% 22% 2% 5,505
Once or twice a month 42% 19% 12% 25% 1% 1,416
Several times a year 40% 17% 18% 23% 1% 982
Seldom/never 40% 14% 15% 30% 1% 4,545
Don't know 44% 5% 8% 17% 26% 118

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,505. 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 63% 5% 27% 3% 3% 5,505
Once or twice a month 38% 10% 42% 7% 3% 1,416
Several times a year 27% 11% 53% 7% 3% 982
Seldom/never 15% 13% 57% 13% 1% 4,545
Don't know 37% 7% 37% 8% 12% 118

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,505. 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% 51% 2% 1% 5,505
Once or twice a month 34% 63% 1% 1% 1,416
Several times a year 30% 68% 1% 1% 982
Seldom/never 24% 73% 1% 1% 4,545
Don't know 36% 57% 4% 3% 118

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,505. 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 59% 25% 4% 7% 5% 5,505
Once or twice a month 38% 36% 2% 17% 7% 1,416
Several times a year 26% 35% 2% 29% 8% 982
Seldom/never 17% 22% 1% 53% 7% 4,545
Don't know 45% 15% 6% 6% 28% 118

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

% of adults in the South who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,505. 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% 6% 6% 5,505
Once or twice a month 86% 9% 5% 1,416
Several times a year 81% 14% 5% 982
Seldom/never 60% 32% 8% 4,545
Don't know 73% 4% 23% 118

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

% of adults in the South who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,505. 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 80% 14% 6% 5,505
Once or twice a month 72% 21% 7% 1,416
Several times a year 68% 25% 7% 982
Seldom/never 46% 46% 8% 4,545
Don't know 58% 17% 25% 118

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,505. 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 45% 18% 37% 5,505
Once or twice a month 42% 14% 45% 1,416
Several times a year 40% 16% 44% 982
Seldom/never 36% 19% 46% 4,545
Don't know 25% 35% 40% 118

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,505. 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 51% 27% 15% 7% 5,505
Once or twice a month 41% 35% 19% 5% 1,416
Several times a year 37% 36% 22% 6% 982
Seldom/never 26% 37% 29% 7% 4,545
Don't know 34% 32% 8% 26% 118

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

% of adults in the South who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,505. 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 53% 40% 3% 4% 5,505
Once or twice a month 50% 43% 2% 4% 1,416
Several times a year 51% 42% 4% 3% 982
Seldom/never 49% 44% 3% 4% 4,545
Don't know 39% 37% 9% 15% 118

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,505. 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% 44% 5% 2% 5,505
Once or twice a month 44% 51% 4% 1% 1,416
Several times a year 47% 48% 3% 2% 982
Seldom/never 45% 49% 4% 2% 4,545
Don't know 42% 43% 6% 9% 118

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,505. 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 32% 63% 5% 5,505
Once or twice a month 48% 48% 4% 1,416
Several times a year 56% 39% 5% 982
Seldom/never 65% 30% 4% 4,545
Don't know 32% 47% 21% 118

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

% of adults in the South who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,505. 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% 5,505
Once or twice a month 59% 34% 3% 3% 1,416
Several times a year 65% 27% 5% 3% 982
Seldom/never 75% 18% 3% 3% 4,545
Don't know 31% 47% 9% 13% 118

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,505. 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 26% 66% 8% 5,505
Once or twice a month 46% 44% 10% 1,416
Several times a year 55% 36% 8% 982
Seldom/never 67% 25% 8% 4,545
Don't know 27% 52% 22% 118

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,505. 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 45% 49% 3% 4% 5,505
Once or twice a month 41% 55% 2% 2% 1,416
Several times a year 39% 56% 3% 2% 982
Seldom/never 34% 61% 2% 3% 4,545
Don't know 41% 38% 4% 16% 118

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,505. 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% 26% 2% 55% 6% 5,505
Once or twice a month 21% 31% 4% 40% 4% 1,416
Several times a year 29% 35% 4% 28% 4% 982
Seldom/never 48% 24% 4% 21% 4% 4,545
Don't know 16% 27% 8% 30% 18% 118