DemographicInformation

Gender composition among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are…

Survey year Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 45% 55% 102
2007 41% 59% 120

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who identify as…

Survey year White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 94% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 102
2007 98% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 119

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are…

Survey year Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 6% 6% 89% 102
2007 4% 4% 91% 120

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who have completed…

Survey year High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 101. 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 35% 25% 24% 16% 101

Marital status among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are…

Survey year Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 60% 1% 10% 10% 19% 102
2007 66% 2% 11% 11% 10% 120

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are…

Survey year Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 15% 85% 102
2007 35% 65% 120

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say they…

Survey year 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 = 102. 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 56% 37% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% 102
2007 81% 17% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 120

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 60% 30% 6% 5% < 1% 102
2007 70% 28% 2% < 1% < 1% 120

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who attend religious services…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 41% 47% 11% < 1% 102
2007 48% 51% 1% < 1% 120

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 57% 36% 3% 2% 1% 102
2007 62% 28% 8% 2% < 1% 120

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who attend prayer group…

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 = 102. 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 16% 20% 16% 48% < 1% 102
2007 10% 27% 21% 42% < 1% 120

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who meditate…

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 = 102. 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 41% 26% 4% 27% 2% 102
2007 34% 18% 2% 43% 3% 120

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

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 = 102. 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 62% 28% 5% 3% 2% 102
2007 49% 31% 14% 3% 3% 120

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

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 = 102. 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 60% 18% 9% 13% < 1% 102
2007 35% 22% 15% 26% 2% 120

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Survey year Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 29% 5% 58% 7% 1% 102
2007 26% 10% 60% 2% 2% 120

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say…

Survey year 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 = 102. 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 20% 78% 2% < 1% 102

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say the holy scripture is…

Survey year 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 = 102. 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 21% 47% 4% 21% 8% 102
2007 29% 52% 2% 13% 4% 120

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 81% 11% 8% 102
2007 84% 8% 9% 120

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 58% 24% 18% 102
2007 65% 25% 10% 120

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who identify as…

Survey year Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 36% 9% 55% 102
2007 49% 16% 36% 120

Political ideology among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 34% 33% 30% 3% 102
2007 44% 46% 10% < 1% 120

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 61% 31% 6% 2% 102
2007 61% 25% 7% 7% 120

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say government aid to the poor…

Survey year Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 34% 57% 7% 3% 102

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 60% 37% 3% 102
2007 65% 27% 8% 120

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 71% 27% 2% < 1% 102
2007 50% 38% 5% 7% 120

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 59% 39% 2% 102

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say…

Survey year 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 = 102. 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 19% 78% 1% 2% 102
2007 35% 59% 3% 3% 120

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say humans…

Survey year 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 = 102. 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 19% 44% 8% 25% 4% 102