DemographicInformation

Age distribution among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are ages…

Educational distribution 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 378. 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.
High school or less 7% 20% 31% 42% 378
Some college 12% 32% 29% 27% 426
College 9% 35% 31% 26% 481
Post-graduate degree 9% 29% 32% 31% 327

Generational cohort among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Educational distribution Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 378. 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.
High school or less 6% 4% 17% 37% 31% 4% 378
Some college 9% 6% 29% 35% 18% 2% 426
College 2% 12% 28% 39% 16% 1% 481
Post-graduate degree 2% 12% 24% 41% 20% 1% 327

Gender composition among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Educational distribution Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 47% 53% 382
Some college 41% 59% 430
College 41% 59% 489
Post-graduate degree 43% 57% 330

Racial and ethnic composition among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who identify as…

Educational distribution White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 379. 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.
High school or less 93% 1% 1% 3% 2% 379
Some college 94% 1% 2% 1% 3% 428
College 94% 2% 1% 2% 1% 487
Post-graduate degree 95% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 330

Immigrant status among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Educational distribution Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 378. 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.
High school or less 5% 5% 91% 378
Some college 4% 4% 92% 428
College 5% 5% 90% 489
Post-graduate degree 3% 4% 93% 330

Income distribution among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who have a household income of…

Educational distribution Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 325. 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.
High school or less 40% 27% 22% 10% 325
Some college 20% 23% 36% 20% 376
College 10% 14% 37% 38% 425
Post-graduate degree 8% 11% 30% 52% 297

Marital status among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Educational distribution Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 381. 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.
High school or less 55% 5% 14% 17% 10% 381
Some college 57% 6% 15% 11% 12% 427
College 71% 3% 9% 8% 9% 488
Post-graduate degree 70% 4% 10% 7% 9% 330

Parent of children under 18 among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Educational distribution Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 381. 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.
High school or less 17% 83% 381
Some college 24% 76% 430
College 31% 69% 489
Post-graduate degree 27% 73% 329

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say they…

Educational distribution 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 = 382. 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.
High school or less 71% 20% 5% 1% 1% 2% 382
Some college 73% 22% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 430
College 70% 24% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 489
Post-graduate degree 64% 29% 4% 1% 1% 1% 330

Importance of religion in one's life among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say religion is…

Educational distribution Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 63% 27% 7% 1% 1% 382
Some college 60% 34% 5% 1% < 1% 430
College 61% 28% 8% 3% 1% 489
Post-graduate degree 57% 34% 5% 3% < 1% 330

Attendance at religious services among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who attend religious services…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 43% 34% 23% < 1% 382
Some college 42% 43% 14% < 1% 430
College 47% 38% 15% < 1% 489
Post-graduate degree 45% 42% 13% < 1% 330

Frequency of prayer among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who pray…

Educational distribution At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 66% 17% 5% 11% 1% 382
Some college 63% 21% 8% 6% 1% 430
College 58% 25% 4% 12% 1% 489
Post-graduate degree 59% 22% 8% 10% 1% 330

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who attend prayer group…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 24% 11% 11% 54% < 1% 382
Some college 25% 12% 9% 54% 1% 430
College 25% 11% 15% 49% < 1% 489
Post-graduate degree 25% 9% 11% 55% < 1% 330

Frequency of meditation among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who meditate…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 43% 11% 4% 41% 2% 382
Some college 36% 10% 6% 46% 2% 430
College 40% 7% 4% 48% 1% 489
Post-graduate degree 44% 10% 5% 38% 2% 330

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 66% 14% 7% 11% 3% 382
Some college 63% 15% 12% 9% 1% 430
College 57% 25% 10% 8% < 1% 489
Post-graduate degree 57% 21% 11% 11% < 1% 330

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 38% 16% 13% 31% 2% 382
Some college 36% 18% 19% 27% 1% 430
College 45% 16% 18% 19% 1% 489
Post-graduate degree 52% 16% 17% 15% < 1% 330

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Educational distribution Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 40% 5% 52% 2% 1% 382
Some college 35% 9% 50% 4% 2% 430
College 38% 11% 41% 8% 3% 489
Post-graduate degree 36% 12% 40% 10% 3% 330

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say…

Educational distribution 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 = 382. 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.
High school or less 35% 62% 1% 1% 382
Some college 37% 61% 1% < 1% 430
College 42% 58% 1% < 1% 489
Post-graduate degree 29% 69% 2% 1% 330

Frequency of reading scripture among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who read scripture…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 40% 14% 7% 39% < 1% 382
Some college 39% 12% 15% 34% 1% 430
College 38% 14% 11% 37% < 1% 489
Post-graduate degree 39% 14% 9% 38% < 1% 330

Interpreting scripture among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say the holy scripture is…

Educational distribution 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 = 382. 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.
High school or less 42% 37% 3% 11% 7% 382
Some college 26% 45% 3% 17% 9% 430
College 16% 42% 3% 32% 7% 489
Post-graduate degree 13% 44% 3% 30% 10% 330

Belief in Heaven among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who …in heaven

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 88% 5% 8% 382
Some college 89% 6% 5% 430
College 82% 12% 6% 489
Post-graduate degree 78% 15% 8% 330

Belief in Hell among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who …in hell

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 67% 24% 9% 382
Some college 69% 22% 9% 430
College 61% 29% 10% 489
Post-graduate degree 51% 36% 13% 330

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who identify as…

Educational distribution Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 51% 12% 38% 382
Some college 58% 11% 31% 430
College 58% 8% 34% 489
Post-graduate degree 46% 11% 43% 330

Political ideology among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Educational distribution Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 55% 29% 11% 4% 382
Some college 45% 38% 15% 2% 430
College 40% 44% 14% 2% 489
Post-graduate degree 29% 47% 21% 2% 330

Views about size of government among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who would rather have…

Educational distribution Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 61% 32% 3% 5% 382
Some college 70% 25% 3% 3% 430
College 73% 24% 2% 2% 489
Post-graduate degree 64% 29% 4% 4% 330

Views about government aid to the poor among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say government aid to the poor…

Educational distribution Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 56% 40% 3% 2% 382
Some college 57% 40% 2% 1% 430
College 54% 41% 3% 2% 489
Post-graduate degree 47% 48% 4% 1% 330

Views about abortion among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say abortion should be…

Educational distribution Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 54% 40% 5% 382
Some college 54% 42% 4% 430
College 63% 34% 3% 489
Post-graduate degree 69% 28% 3% 330

Views about homosexuality among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say homosexuality…

Educational distribution Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 47% 45% 4% 3% 382
Some college 61% 33% 3% 3% 430
College 69% 23% 5% 3% 489
Post-graduate degree 76% 17% 6% 2% 330

Views about same-sex marriage among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who …same-sex marriage

Educational distribution Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 382. 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.
High school or less 38% 53% 9% 382
Some college 47% 46% 8% 430
College 55% 36% 9% 489
Post-graduate degree 70% 25% 6% 330

Views about environmental regulation among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say…

Educational distribution 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 = 382. 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.
High school or less 50% 43% 2% 4% 382
Some college 41% 56% 3% 1% 430
College 40% 57% 1% 2% 489
Post-graduate degree 29% 66% 3% 3% 330

Views about human evolution among members of the United Methodist Church by educational group

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say humans…

Educational distribution 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 = 382. 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.
High school or less 15% 27% 2% 48% 8% 382
Some college 20% 36% 3% 36% 5% 430
College 26% 40% 5% 24% 4% 489
Post-graduate degree 34% 36% 10% 17% 3% 330