DemographicInformation

Age distribution among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by marital status

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

Marital status 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 386. 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.
Married 1% 33% 36% 30% 386

Generational cohort among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by marital status

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

Marital status Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 386. 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.
Married 1% 2% 31% 45% 20% 2% 386

Gender composition among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by marital status

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

Marital status Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 47% 53% 393

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

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

Marital status White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 390. 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.
Married 96% 2% 1% 1% 1% 390

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

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

Marital status Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 391. 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.
Married 4% 7% 89% 391

Income distribution among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by marital status

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

Marital status Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 339. 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.
Married 11% 16% 37% 35% 339

Educational distribution among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by marital status

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

Marital status High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 390. 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.
Married 25% 31% 25% 19% 390

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

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

Marital status Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 31% 69% 393

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by marital status

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

Marital status 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 = 393. 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.
Married 70% 26% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 393

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

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

Marital status Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 59% 31% 8% 1% < 1% 393

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

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

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 41% 50% 10% < 1% 393

Frequency of prayer among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by marital status

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

Marital status At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 59% 26% 6% 8% 1% 393

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

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

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 18% 9% 12% 60% < 1% 393

Frequency of meditation among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by marital status

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

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 31% 10% 5% 53% 1% 393

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

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

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 57% 18% 14% 11% < 1% 393

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

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

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 42% 21% 13% 24% < 1% 393

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

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

Marital status Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 34% 8% 48% 5% 3% 393

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

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

Marital status 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 = 393. 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.
Married 32% 66% 1% < 1% 393

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

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

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 27% 14% 16% 43% < 1% 393

Interpreting scripture among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by marital status

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

Marital status 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 = 393. 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.
Married 19% 43% 2% 28% 9% 393

Belief in Heaven among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by marital status

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

Marital status Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 84% 9% 7% 393

Belief in Hell among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by marital status

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

Marital status Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 59% 31% 10% 393

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by marital status

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

Marital status Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 46% 10% 44% 393

Political ideology among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by marital status

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

Marital status Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 33% 42% 24% 1% 393

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

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

Marital status Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 65% 28% 4% 2% 393

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

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

Marital status Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 48% 47% 5% 1% 393

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

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

Marital status Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 66% 32% 1% 393

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

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

Marital status Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 71% 23% 4% 2% 393

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

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

Marital status Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Married 64% 31% 5% 393

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

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

Marital status 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 = 393. 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.
Married 36% 62% 2% 1% 393

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

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

Marital status 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 = 393. 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.
Married 20% 40% 4% 32% 4% 393