Political ideology among members of the Southern Baptist Convention

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal 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 64% 23% 9% 4% 1,845
2007 55% 29% 10% 6% 2,539

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

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

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,195. 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 9% 28% 33% 30% 1,195
Moderate 18% 26% 33% 23% 411
Liberal 20% 27% 32% 21% 147

Generational cohort among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,195. 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% 6% 25% 40% 21% 2% 1,195
Moderate 11% 11% 22% 39% 16% 1% 411
Liberal 7% 17% 23% 40% 13% < 1% 147

Gender composition among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,214. 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 50% 50% 1,214
Moderate 49% 51% 416
Liberal 44% 56% 148

Racial and ethnic composition among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

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

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,205. 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 89% 4% < 1% 3% 3% 1,205
Moderate 78% 9% 1% 4% 8% 414
Liberal 74% 16% < 1% 3% 6% 144

Immigrant status among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher 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.
Conservative 2% 2% 96% 1,207
Moderate 4% 2% 94% 412
Liberal 4% 2% 94% 147

Income distribution among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention 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 = 1,052. 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% 23% 34% 18% 1,052
Moderate 36% 20% 30% 14% 373
Liberal 52% 27% 12% 9% 139

Educational distribution among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

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

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,206. 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% 36% 15% 6% 1,206
Moderate 48% 35% 12% 6% 414
Liberal 57% 31% 7% 5% 148

Marital status among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,213. 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 67% 2% 12% 9% 10% 1,213
Moderate 49% 5% 14% 13% 19% 415
Liberal 44% 7% 24% 10% 16% 148

Parent of children under 18 among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,212. 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% 1,212
Moderate 27% 73% 414
Liberal 26% 74% 148

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention 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 = 1,214. 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 94% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,214
Moderate 81% 15% 2% 1% 1% 1% 416
Liberal 74% 17% 4% 3% < 1% 1% 148

Importance of religion in one's life among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

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

Political ideology Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,214. 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 86% 13% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,214
Moderate 72% 25% 2% 1% < 1% 416
Liberal 63% 30% 6% 1% < 1% 148

Attendance at religious services among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention 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 = 1,214. 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% 25% 9% 1% 1,214
Moderate 47% 39% 14% < 1% 416
Liberal 28% 40% 32% < 1% 148

Frequency of prayer among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,214. 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 84% 10% 2% 2% 1% 1,214
Moderate 74% 15% 4% 7% < 1% 416
Liberal 72% 15% 4% 10% < 1% 148

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

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention 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 = 1,214. 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% 12% 10% 26% 1% 1,214
Moderate 34% 13% 11% 42% < 1% 416
Liberal 31% 9% 7% 52% < 1% 148

Frequency of meditation among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention 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 = 1,214. 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 49% 6% 2% 41% 2% 1,214
Moderate 45% 6% 3% 45% 1% 416
Liberal 42% 4% 2% 53% < 1% 148

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention 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 = 1,214. 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 82% 9% 3% 5% 1% 1,214
Moderate 73% 12% 8% 6% 1% 416
Liberal 64% 15% 8% 13% < 1% 148

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention 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 = 1,214. 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 44% 13% 12% 29% 2% 1,214
Moderate 40% 23% 13% 23% 1% 416
Liberal 42% 13% 16% 28% 1% 148

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention 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 = 1,214. 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 69% 3% 25% 2% 2% 1,214
Moderate 48% 6% 42% 3% 2% 416
Liberal 35% 7% 51% 4% 3% 148

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention 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 = 1,214. 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 60% 38% 2% 1% 1,214
Moderate 37% 61% 1% 1% 416
Liberal 29% 69% 1% 1% 148

Frequency of reading scripture among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention 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 = 1,214. 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 69% 12% 5% 13% 1% 1,214
Moderate 53% 12% 12% 23% < 1% 416
Liberal 50% 12% 5% 34% < 1% 148

Interpreting scripture among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention 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 = 1,214. 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 69% 22% 3% 4% 2% 1,214
Moderate 48% 29% 3% 15% 5% 416
Liberal 43% 28% 3% 18% 8% 148

Belief in Heaven among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

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

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,214. 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 87% 5% 9% 1,214
Moderate 91% 5% 4% 416
Liberal 89% 6% 5% 148

Belief in Hell among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

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

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,214. 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 87% 6% 7% 1,214
Moderate 87% 9% 4% 416
Liberal 79% 17% 3% 148

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

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

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,214. 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 78% 7% 15% 1,214
Moderate 46% 11% 43% 416
Liberal 26% 22% 52% 148

Views about size of government among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

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

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,214. 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 80% 17% 2% 2% 1,214
Moderate 58% 35% 2% 4% 416
Liberal 34% 57% 2% 8% 148

Views about government aid to the poor among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention 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 = 1,214. 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% 25% 3% 1% 1,214
Moderate 46% 49% 2% 2% 416
Liberal 45% 51% 3% 1% 148

Views about abortion among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

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

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,214. 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% 75% 4% 1,214
Moderate 44% 53% 3% 416
Liberal 59% 38% 3% 148

Views about homosexuality among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

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

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,214. 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% 72% 4% 3% 1,214
Moderate 42% 50% 5% 3% 416
Liberal 61% 31% 5% 3% 148

Views about same-sex marriage among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

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

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,214. 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 12% 83% 6% 1,214
Moderate 37% 55% 7% 416
Liberal 51% 39% 10% 148

Views about environmental regulation among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention 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 = 1,214. 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 57% 37% 3% 3% 1,214
Moderate 40% 55% 3% 2% 416
Liberal 36% 60% 2% 2% 148

Views about human evolution among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by political ideology

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention 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 = 1,214. 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 8% 20% 2% 66% 4% 1,214
Moderate 20% 30% 2% 44% 4% 416
Liberal 22% 29% 7% 40% 2% 148