DemographicInformation

Age distribution among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are ages…

Educational distribution 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 139. 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.
High school or less 12% 15% 30% 43% 139
Some college 16% 31% 27% 27% 175
College 11% 34% 29% 26% 184
Post-graduate degree 4% 35% 36% 25% 127

Generational cohort among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are…

Educational distribution Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 139. 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.
High school or less 12% 2% 14% 36% 32% 5% 139
Some college 14% 3% 29% 34% 16% 4% 175
College 7% 8% 30% 37% 16% 2% 184
Post-graduate degree < 1% 8% 31% 43% 17% 1% 127

Gender composition among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are…

Educational distribution Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 44% 56% 143
Some college 44% 56% 179
College 43% 57% 186
Post-graduate degree 44% 56% 128

Racial and ethnic composition among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who identify as…

Educational distribution White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 140. 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.
High school or less 93% 1% < 1% 3% 3% 140
Some college 98% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 178
College 97% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 186
Post-graduate degree 93% 1% 4% 1% 1% 127

Immigrant status among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are…

Educational distribution Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 142. 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.
High school or less 4% 9% 87% 142
Some college 1% 9% 91% 178
College < 1% 6% 93% 186
Post-graduate degree 7% 5% 88% 128

Income distribution among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who have a household income of…

Educational distribution Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 112. 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.
High school or less 39% 30% 17% 15% 112
Some college 14% 27% 43% 16% 155
College 7% 14% 38% 41% 163
Post-graduate degree 8% 13% 29% 50% 116

Marital status among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are…

Educational distribution Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 142. 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.
High school or less 51% 4% 11% 16% 18% 142
Some college 58% 5% 9% 10% 18% 179
College 74% 1% 6% 5% 15% 185
Post-graduate degree 75% 5% 7% 3% 10% 128

Parent of children under 18 among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are…

Educational distribution Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 13% 87% 143
Some college 25% 75% 179
College 32% 68% 186
Post-graduate degree 28% 72% 128

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say they…

Educational distribution 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 = 143. 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.
High school or less 67% 26% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 143
Some college 70% 26% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 179
College 65% 32% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 186
Post-graduate degree 60% 33% 6% < 1% < 1% 1% 128

Importance of religion in one's life among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say religion is…

Educational distribution Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 62% 28% 6% 3% < 1% 143
Some college 60% 33% 7% < 1% < 1% 179
College 47% 45% 7% < 1% < 1% 186
Post-graduate degree 57% 31% 12% < 1% < 1% 128

Attendance at religious services among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who attend religious services…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 35% 46% 19% < 1% 143
Some college 34% 51% 15% < 1% 179
College 32% 60% 8% < 1% 186
Post-graduate degree 44% 44% 12% < 1% 128

Frequency of prayer among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who pray…

Educational distribution At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 57% 25% 5% 11% 1% 143
Some college 54% 31% 7% 7% < 1% 179
College 56% 23% 7% 14% 1% 186
Post-graduate degree 56% 26% 7% 10% 1% 128

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who attend prayer group…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 15% 13% 9% 62% 1% 143
Some college 19% 7% 12% 62% < 1% 179
College 13% 5% 15% 67% < 1% 186
Post-graduate degree 16% 12% 13% 58% 1% 128

Frequency of meditation among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who meditate…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 37% 12% 2% 48% 1% 143
Some college 31% 8% 5% 55% 1% 179
College 28% 14% 7% 51% < 1% 186
Post-graduate degree 32% 10% 5% 51% 2% 128

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 57% 24% 10% 8% 2% 143
Some college 57% 21% 11% 11% 1% 179
College 55% 20% 14% 10% < 1% 186
Post-graduate degree 61% 15% 9% 15% < 1% 128

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 43% 12% 9% 34% 2% 143
Some college 43% 24% 11% 23% < 1% 179
College 43% 29% 15% 12% < 1% 186
Post-graduate degree 47% 23% 12% 17% 1% 128

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Educational distribution Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 31% 3% 60% 5% 1% 143
Some college 33% 8% 51% 4% 3% 179
College 27% 11% 49% 9% 3% 186
Post-graduate degree 35% 11% 43% 7% 3% 128

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say…

Educational distribution 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 = 143. 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.
High school or less 25% 74% 2% < 1% 143
Some college 28% 70% 2% < 1% 179
College 38% 61% < 1% < 1% 186
Post-graduate degree 25% 72% 2% 2% 128

Frequency of reading scripture among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who read scripture…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 31% 17% 14% 38% 1% 143
Some college 26% 11% 13% 50% < 1% 179
College 22% 17% 17% 44% < 1% 186
Post-graduate degree 22% 16% 19% 44% < 1% 128

Interpreting scripture among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say the holy scripture is…

Educational distribution 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 = 143. 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.
High school or less 34% 40% 1% 19% 5% 143
Some college 20% 47% 2% 22% 8% 179
College 5% 43% 2% 44% 7% 186
Post-graduate degree 11% 40% 1% 39% 9% 128

Belief in Heaven among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who …in heaven

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 88% 7% 4% 143
Some college 87% 6% 7% 179
College 85% 7% 8% 186
Post-graduate degree 73% 15% 12% 128

Belief in Hell among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who …in hell

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 62% 25% 13% 143
Some college 64% 29% 6% 179
College 57% 33% 10% 186
Post-graduate degree 45% 40% 15% 128

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who identify as…

Educational distribution Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 44% 15% 41% 143
Some college 46% 10% 44% 179
College 43% 7% 50% 186
Post-graduate degree 32% 6% 62% 128

Political ideology among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are…

Educational distribution Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 43% 32% 20% 5% 143
Some college 35% 42% 22% 2% 179
College 26% 48% 26% 1% 186
Post-graduate degree 17% 46% 36% 1% 128

Views about size of government among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who would rather have…

Educational distribution Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 72% 21% 4% 3% 143
Some college 65% 30% 3% 2% 179
College 56% 38% 3% 3% 186
Post-graduate degree 47% 46% 7% 1% 128

Views about government aid to the poor among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say government aid to the poor…

Educational distribution Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 60% 32% 5% 3% 143
Some college 48% 47% 4% 1% 179
College 42% 54% 3% 1% 186
Post-graduate degree 25% 70% 5% < 1% 128

Views about abortion among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say abortion should be…

Educational distribution Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 56% 41% 3% 143
Some college 64% 33% 3% 179
College 70% 27% 3% 186
Post-graduate degree 77% 22% < 1% 128

Views about homosexuality among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say homosexuality…

Educational distribution Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 58% 38% 3% 1% 143
Some college 72% 22% 5% 1% 179
College 89% 7% 2% 2% 186
Post-graduate degree 85% 13% 2% 1% 128

Views about same-sex marriage among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who …same-sex marriage

Educational distribution Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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.
High school or less 45% 45% 10% 143
Some college 68% 28% 4% 179
College 77% 17% 5% 186
Post-graduate degree 83% 15% 2% 128

Views about environmental regulation among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say…

Educational distribution 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 = 143. 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.
High school or less 40% 57% 1% 2% 143
Some college 34% 62% 3% 1% 179
College 27% 71% 1% 1% 186
Post-graduate degree 26% 72% 1% 1% 128

Views about human evolution among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by educational group

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say humans…

Educational distribution 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
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High school or less 13% 31% 5% 44% 7% 143
Some college 20% 41% 2% 35% 2% 179
College 29% 46% 5% 18% 2% 186
Post-graduate degree 37% 45% 5% 11% 1% 128