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

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

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 641. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 32% 41% 24% 3% 641
2007 39% 42% 15% 4% 869

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by political ideology

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

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 210. 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.
Conservative 7% 30% 28% 36% 210
Moderate 10% 28% 29% 33% 258
Liberal 19% 24% 37% 21% 146

Generational cohort among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by political ideology

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

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 210. 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.
Conservative 6% 1% 29% 34% 25% 4% 210
Moderate 7% 6% 24% 37% 22% 3% 258
Liberal 14% 7% 21% 44% 13% 1% 146

Gender composition among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by political ideology

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

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 51% 49% 214
Moderate 43% 57% 264
Liberal 39% 61% 149

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

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

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 98% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 214
Moderate 94% 2% 1% 1% 1% 259
Liberal 94% 3% < 1% 1% 2% 148

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

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

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 2% 6% 92% 214
Moderate 3% 10% 86% 263
Liberal 4% 6% 90% 149

Income distribution among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by political ideology

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

Political ideology Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 178. 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.
Conservative 16% 23% 34% 27% 178
Moderate 21% 21% 30% 28% 227
Liberal 17% 24% 35% 25% 134

Educational distribution among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by political ideology

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

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 41% 35% 17% 8% 214
Moderate 24% 34% 25% 17% 261
Liberal 26% 29% 22% 23% 149

Marital status among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by political ideology

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

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 63% 4% 11% 11% 11% 214
Moderate 63% 4% 6% 10% 16% 263
Liberal 61% 3% 10% 5% 22% 149

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

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

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 25% 75% 214
Moderate 25% 75% 264
Liberal 20% 80% 149

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by political ideology

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

Political ideology 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 = 214. 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.
Conservative 77% 20% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 214
Moderate 65% 30% 2% < 1% < 1% 2% 264
Liberal 57% 36% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 149

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

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

Political ideology Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 65% 31% 3% 2% < 1% 214
Moderate 59% 32% 9% < 1% < 1% 264
Liberal 48% 38% 12% 2% < 1% 149

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

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 36% 50% 14% < 1% 214
Moderate 35% 53% 12% < 1% 264
Liberal 33% 48% 19% < 1% 149

Frequency of prayer among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by political ideology

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

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 63% 26% 3% 9% < 1% 214
Moderate 56% 26% 6% 11% 1% 264
Liberal 46% 30% 13% 11% < 1% 149

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

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 21% 9% 11% 59% < 1% 214
Moderate 16% 8% 13% 62% < 1% 264
Liberal 10% 12% 12% 66% < 1% 149

Frequency of meditation among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by political ideology

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 39% 14% 2% 43% 1% 214
Moderate 28% 7% 6% 57% 1% 264
Liberal 30% 12% 5% 52% 1% 149

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

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 56% 24% 9% 10% 1% 214
Moderate 59% 17% 12% 12% < 1% 264
Liberal 52% 23% 15% 9% < 1% 149

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

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 47% 19% 8% 25% 1% 214
Moderate 41% 22% 14% 22% 1% 264
Liberal 43% 23% 11% 23% < 1% 149

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

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

Political ideology Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 43% 6% 46% 4% < 1% 214
Moderate 28% 5% 58% 5% 3% 264
Liberal 23% 14% 51% 8% 4% 149

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

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

Political ideology 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 = 214. 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.
Conservative 37% 63% < 1% < 1% 214
Moderate 31% 65% 3% < 1% 264
Liberal 17% 82% 1% < 1% 149

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

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 34% 15% 15% 36% < 1% 214
Moderate 24% 12% 16% 48% < 1% 264
Liberal 19% 19% 15% 48% < 1% 149

Interpreting scripture among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by political ideology

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

Political ideology 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 = 214. 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.
Conservative 27% 47% 2% 17% 6% 214
Moderate 20% 43% 2% 29% 7% 264
Liberal 10% 37% < 1% 43% 10% 149

Belief in Heaven among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by political ideology

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

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 91% 4% 5% 214
Moderate 84% 9% 7% 264
Liberal 78% 12% 10% 149

Belief in Hell among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by political ideology

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

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 68% 23% 10% 214
Moderate 55% 33% 12% 264
Liberal 55% 35% 9% 149

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by political ideology

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

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 77% 10% 13% 214
Moderate 38% 11% 51% 264
Liberal 10% 5% 85% 149

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

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

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 88% 10% 1% 1% 214
Moderate 62% 29% 5% 3% 264
Liberal 28% 64% 7% 1% 149

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

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

Political ideology Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 71% 24% 3% 2% 214
Moderate 41% 52% 6% 1% 264
Liberal 25% 71% 4% < 1% 149

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

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

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 39% 59% 2% 214
Moderate 74% 24% 2% 264
Liberal 84% 13% 2% 149

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

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

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 58% 37% 4% 2% 214
Moderate 79% 16% 2% 3% 264
Liberal 80% 15% 4% 1% 149

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

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

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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.
Conservative 46% 48% 7% 214
Moderate 70% 23% 7% 264
Liberal 82% 14% 4% 149

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

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

Political ideology 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 = 214. 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.
Conservative 56% 42% 1% 1% 214
Moderate 29% 66% 3% 1% 264
Liberal 10% 89% 1% < 1% 149

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

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

Political ideology 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 = 214. 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.
Conservative 14% 37% 4% 43% 2% 214
Moderate 22% 43% 3% 27% 6% 264
Liberal 36% 40% 6% 16% 3% 149