Frequency of reading scripture among members of the Southern Baptist Convention

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who read scripture…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,845. 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 63% 12% 7% 18% 1% 1,845
2007 58% 12% 7% 22% 1% 2,539

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,187. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 11% 27% 34% 28% 1,187
Once or twice a month 18% 28% 27% 27% 206
Several times a year 11% 35% 36% 18% 114
Seldom/never 16% 28% 31% 24% 291

Generational cohort among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,187. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 6% 8% 23% 41% 20% 2% 1,187
Once or twice a month 11% 9% 25% 36% 17% 1% 206
Several times a year 4% 8% 35% 42% 12% < 1% 114
Seldom/never 9% 13% 23% 35% 18% 2% 291

Gender composition among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 54% 1,211
Once or twice a month 49% 51% 208
Several times a year 52% 48% 114
Seldom/never 63% 37% 295

Racial and ethnic composition among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,197. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 85% 7% < 1% 4% 4% 1,197
Once or twice a month 83% 9% < 1% 3% 4% 207
Several times a year 85% 4% < 1% 8% 3% 114
Seldom/never 86% 4% < 1% 1% 8% 294

Immigrant status among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 2% 2% 96% 1,202
Once or twice a month 2% 3% 94% 205
Several times a year 2% 3% 95% 112
Seldom/never 3% 1% 96% 293

Income distribution among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who have a household income of…

Frequency of reading scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,053. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 31% 22% 31% 16% 1,053
Once or twice a month 31% 23% 30% 16% 183
Several times a year 32% 21% 37% 11% 104
Seldom/never 33% 22% 28% 17% 266

Educational distribution among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,201. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 43% 36% 14% 6% 1,201
Once or twice a month 45% 36% 13% 7% 208
Several times a year 52% 33% 11% 4% 114
Seldom/never 54% 34% 9% 4% 293

Marital status among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,210. 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.
At least once a week 65% 2% 12% 10% 11% 1,210
Once or twice a month 54% 5% 15% 12% 14% 208
Several times a year 51% 5% 25% 9% 10% 114
Seldom/never 53% 4% 14% 9% 21% 294

Parent of children under 18 among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,207. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 24% 76% 1,207
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 208
Several times a year 31% 69% 114
Seldom/never 28% 72% 294

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say they…

Frequency of reading scripture Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 95% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,211
Once or twice a month 88% 10% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 208
Several times a year 85% 15% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 114
Seldom/never 70% 23% 5% < 1% 2% 1% 295

Importance of religion in one's life among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say religion is…

Frequency of reading scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 94% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,211
Once or twice a month 73% 25% 2% 1% < 1% 208
Several times a year 61% 39% 1% < 1% < 1% 114
Seldom/never 48% 43% 5% 3% 1% 295

Attendance at religious services among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who attend religious services…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 76% 19% 5% 1% 1,211
Once or twice a month 34% 52% 13% 1% 208
Several times a year 16% 68% 15% < 1% 114
Seldom/never 20% 40% 40% < 1% 295

Frequency of prayer among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 94% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,211
Once or twice a month 75% 19% 4% 1% 1% 208
Several times a year 59% 31% 5% 4% 1% 114
Seldom/never 48% 23% 9% 20% 1% 295

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who attend prayer group…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 63% 13% 9% 14% < 1% 1,211
Once or twice a month 19% 22% 17% 41% < 1% 208
Several times a year 5% 11% 25% 58% < 1% 114
Seldom/never 8% 4% 4% 84% < 1% 295

Frequency of meditation among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who meditate…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 58% 5% 2% 33% 3% 1,211
Once or twice a month 33% 13% 3% 49% 2% 208
Several times a year 27% 6% 7% 60% < 1% 114
Seldom/never 24% 4% 2% 69% 1% 295

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 89% 7% 2% 1% 1% 1,211
Once or twice a month 69% 17% 6% 7% 1% 208
Several times a year 56% 20% 15% 6% 3% 114
Seldom/never 48% 18% 8% 24% 1% 295

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 49% 14% 9% 25% 2% 1,211
Once or twice a month 30% 21% 16% 31% 1% 208
Several times a year 35% 17% 19% 29% < 1% 114
Seldom/never 34% 12% 18% 35% 1% 295

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of reading scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 73% 3% 21% 2% 2% 1,211
Once or twice a month 54% 3% 36% 4% 3% 208
Several times a year 38% 8% 48% 5% 1% 114
Seldom/never 28% 6% 63% 2% 1% 295

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say…

Frequency of reading scripture There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 57% 41% 2% 1% 1,211
Once or twice a month 46% 51% 1% 2% 208
Several times a year 42% 57% 1% < 1% 114
Seldom/never 36% 61% 2% 1% 295

Interpreting scripture among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of reading scripture Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 70% 19% 4% 3% 3% 1,211
Once or twice a month 57% 29% 3% 7% 4% 208
Several times a year 43% 38% 3% 10% 6% 114
Seldom/never 38% 32% 3% 24% 3% 295

Belief in Heaven among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 87% 4% 8% 1,211
Once or twice a month 93% 5% 2% 208
Several times a year 95% < 1% 4% 114
Seldom/never 86% 8% 6% 295

Belief in Hell among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 88% 6% 6% 1,211
Once or twice a month 88% 7% 5% 208
Several times a year 88% 6% 6% 114
Seldom/never 78% 15% 7% 295

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 68% 9% 23% 1,211
Once or twice a month 65% 8% 27% 208
Several times a year 57% 13% 30% 114
Seldom/never 53% 15% 32% 295

Political ideology among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 70% 19% 8% 3% 1,211
Once or twice a month 64% 23% 9% 4% 208
Several times a year 50% 38% 6% 5% 114
Seldom/never 46% 30% 18% 7% 295

Views about size of government among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 73% 23% 2% 3% 1,211
Once or twice a month 67% 29% < 1% 4% 208
Several times a year 67% 24% 6% 3% 114
Seldom/never 61% 33% 3% 3% 295

Views about government aid to the poor among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of reading scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 64% 31% 3% 2% 1,211
Once or twice a month 58% 37% 3% 2% 208
Several times a year 59% 36% 5% < 1% 114
Seldom/never 60% 38% 1% 1% 295

Views about abortion among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say abortion should be…

Frequency of reading scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 22% 74% 3% 1,211
Once or twice a month 38% 57% 5% 208
Several times a year 37% 59% 3% 114
Seldom/never 52% 43% 6% 295

Views about homosexuality among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 23% 70% 4% 3% 1,211
Once or twice a month 36% 55% 4% 5% 208
Several times a year 43% 50% 6% < 1% 114
Seldom/never 47% 47% 6% 1% 295

Views about same-sex marriage among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 16% 79% 5% 1,211
Once or twice a month 28% 62% 11% 208
Several times a year 30% 62% 8% 114
Seldom/never 38% 54% 9% 295

Views about environmental regulation among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say…

Frequency of reading scripture Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 43% 3% 3% 1,211
Once or twice a month 54% 40% 4% 2% 208
Several times a year 48% 48% 4% < 1% 114
Seldom/never 44% 49% 3% 4% 295

Views about human evolution among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say humans…

Frequency of reading scripture Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,211. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 7% 20% 2% 66% 5% 1,211
Once or twice a month 12% 28% 4% 51% 5% 208
Several times a year 25% 28% 4% 39% 3% 114
Seldom/never 24% 29% 2% 44% 2% 295