Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the West

% of adults in the West 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 = 8,498. 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% 8% 50% 1% 8,498
2007 32% 9% 8% 50% 1% 7,279

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 113. 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 27% 5% 12% 55% < 1% 113
Catholic 27% 13% 11% 49% 1% 1,660
Evangelical Protestant 62% 12% 6% 20% < 1% 1,819
Historically Black Protestant 65% 13% 5% 16% 1% 143
Jewish 12% 8% 7% 73% < 1% 181
Mainline Protestant 26% 14% 12% 47% 1% 1,141
Mormon 78% 7% 3% 10% 1% 480
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 7% 5% 7% 82% < 1% 2,388

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults in the West who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,668. 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 19% 34% 28% 19% 2,668
Once or twice a month 27% 37% 23% 13% 735
Several times a year 23% 37% 24% 16% 674
Seldom/never 25% 35% 24% 16% 4,198

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,668. 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% 13% 29% 33% 12% 1% 2,668
Once or twice a month 19% 15% 30% 27% 8% < 1% 735
Several times a year 14% 16% 31% 28% 11% 1% 674
Seldom/never 16% 17% 27% 29% 10% 1% 4,198

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,736. 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% 59% 2,736
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 747
Several times a year 50% 50% 685
Seldom/never 55% 45% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,693. 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% 7% 5% 31% 6% 2,693
Once or twice a month 47% 5% 9% 34% 4% 735
Several times a year 52% 5% 13% 25% 5% 670
Seldom/never 61% 3% 11% 21% 5% 4,207

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,693. 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 24% 13% 63% 2,693
Once or twice a month 29% 14% 57% 736
Several times a year 26% 13% 62% 678
Seldom/never 20% 15% 65% 4,226

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,368. 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% 21% 25% 15% 2,368
Once or twice a month 41% 21% 22% 16% 668
Several times a year 31% 19% 28% 22% 621
Seldom/never 29% 21% 26% 25% 3,782

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

% of adults in the West who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,721. 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 39% 37% 15% 9% 2,721
Once or twice a month 43% 35% 15% 7% 745
Several times a year 38% 31% 19% 13% 680
Seldom/never 36% 32% 19% 12% 4,249

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,719. 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% 6% 15% 7% 20% 2,719
Once or twice a month 45% 11% 14% 4% 26% 745
Several times a year 52% 8% 10% 4% 26% 683
Seldom/never 44% 11% 12% 5% 28% 4,253

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,724. 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% 68% 2,724
Once or twice a month 36% 64% 744
Several times a year 29% 71% 682
Seldom/never 26% 74% 4,253

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,736. 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% 11% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2,736
Once or twice a month 67% 25% 4% 1% 3% 1% 747
Several times a year 58% 26% 6% < 1% 7% 2% 685
Seldom/never 35% 27% 12% 1% 21% 4% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,736. 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 85% 11% 2% 1% 1% 2,736
Once or twice a month 62% 30% 4% 4% 1% 747
Several times a year 44% 40% 11% 5% 1% 685
Seldom/never 20% 31% 22% 25% 1% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,736. 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% 2,736
Once or twice a month 32% 53% 15% 1% 747
Several times a year 19% 56% 25% < 1% 685
Seldom/never 9% 34% 57% < 1% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,736. 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% 2% < 1% 2,736
Once or twice a month 63% 21% 7% 8% 2% 747
Several times a year 46% 26% 10% 17% 1% 685
Seldom/never 25% 15% 9% 50% < 1% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,736. 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% 13% 7% 21% 1% 2,736
Once or twice a month 13% 27% 15% 44% < 1% 747
Several times a year 6% 9% 26% 59% < 1% 685
Seldom/never 4% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,736. 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 66% 6% 1% 24% 3% 2,736
Once or twice a month 39% 17% 5% 38% 2% 747
Several times a year 34% 15% 15% 34% 1% 685
Seldom/never 26% 9% 4% 59% 1% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,736. 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% 9% 3% 3% 1% 2,736
Once or twice a month 64% 19% 9% 7% 1% 747
Several times a year 51% 18% 20% 10% 1% 685
Seldom/never 41% 17% 13% 28% 1% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,736. 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 60% 14% 9% 16% 2% 2,736
Once or twice a month 48% 19% 13% 18% 1% 747
Several times a year 48% 16% 17% 18% < 1% 685
Seldom/never 41% 16% 15% 26% 1% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,736. 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% 6% 24% 4% 3% 2,736
Once or twice a month 33% 13% 43% 8% 3% 747
Several times a year 18% 17% 50% 14% 2% 685
Seldom/never 10% 16% 57% 15% 2% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,736. 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 49% 47% 2% 2% 2,736
Once or twice a month 32% 66% 1% 1% 747
Several times a year 27% 71% 1% 1% 685
Seldom/never 22% 75% 1% 1% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,736. 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 49% 32% 4% 9% 5% 2,736
Once or twice a month 31% 33% 2% 25% 8% 747
Several times a year 21% 30% 2% 39% 8% 685
Seldom/never 10% 19% 1% 61% 9% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,736. 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 85% 9% 6% 2,736
Once or twice a month 78% 14% 8% 747
Several times a year 71% 21% 8% 685
Seldom/never 49% 42% 9% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,736. 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 69% 23% 8% 2,736
Once or twice a month 61% 31% 8% 747
Several times a year 53% 37% 10% 685
Seldom/never 35% 56% 9% 4,270

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,736. 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% 21% 34% 2,736
Once or twice a month 35% 23% 42% 747
Several times a year 35% 18% 47% 685
Seldom/never 27% 20% 53% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,736. 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 49% 29% 16% 7% 2,736
Once or twice a month 36% 37% 23% 4% 747
Several times a year 31% 38% 28% 3% 685
Seldom/never 22% 36% 36% 6% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,736. 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 55% 38% 3% 4% 2,736
Once or twice a month 44% 50% 3% 3% 747
Several times a year 53% 42% 2% 3% 685
Seldom/never 47% 46% 4% 3% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,736. 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% 46% 4% 3% 2,736
Once or twice a month 43% 51% 4% 2% 747
Several times a year 44% 53% 3% 1% 685
Seldom/never 37% 57% 4% 2% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,736. 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% 64% 5% 2,736
Once or twice a month 51% 45% 4% 747
Several times a year 65% 31% 4% 685
Seldom/never 73% 22% 4% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,736. 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% 50% 4% 4% 2,736
Once or twice a month 69% 23% 4% 4% 747
Several times a year 72% 21% 4% 3% 685
Seldom/never 82% 12% 4% 3% 4,270

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,736. 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 33% 59% 8% 2,736
Once or twice a month 58% 35% 7% 747
Several times a year 63% 29% 8% 685
Seldom/never 76% 18% 6% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,736. 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 44% 48% 3% 5% 2,736
Once or twice a month 40% 53% 4% 3% 747
Several times a year 34% 61% 2% 3% 685
Seldom/never 30% 65% 2% 3% 4,270

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,736. 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 13% 27% 3% 51% 6% 2,736
Once or twice a month 27% 30% 5% 33% 5% 747
Several times a year 40% 29% 5% 23% 3% 685
Seldom/never 56% 18% 5% 18% 3% 4,270