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

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

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 = 1,637. 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 25% 11% 11% 53% < 1% 1,637
2007 19% 10% 11% 59% 1% 2,239

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 412. 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 8% 28% 29% 34% 412
Once or twice a month 13% 28% 31% 27% 160
Several times a year 8% 25% 33% 34% 202
Seldom/never 9% 30% 30% 32% 839

Generational cohort among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 412. 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 8% 5% 23% 35% 26% 3% 412
Once or twice a month 9% 6% 27% 37% 19% 3% 160
Several times a year 2% 12% 19% 39% 24% 4% 202
Seldom/never 4% 8% 26% 39% 21% 2% 839

Gender composition among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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 35% 65% 418
Once or twice a month 39% 61% 164
Several times a year 45% 55% 203
Seldom/never 49% 51% 848

Racial and ethnic composition among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 417. 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 91% 3% 1% 4% 1% 417
Once or twice a month 94% 1% < 1% 2% 2% 163
Several times a year 96% 1% 1% 1% 2% 201
Seldom/never 95% 1% 1% 1% 2% 846

Immigrant status among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 417. 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% 4% 89% 417
Once or twice a month 4% 3% 93% 163
Several times a year 3% 5% 92% 202
Seldom/never 3% 4% 92% 844

Income distribution among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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 26% 18% 35% 20% 352
Once or twice a month 19% 23% 33% 24% 149
Several times a year 29% 19% 25% 28% 179
Seldom/never 20% 21% 31% 28% 746

Educational distribution among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

% of members of the United Methodist Church who have completed…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 415. 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 32% 32% 23% 14% 415
Once or twice a month 33% 33% 23% 12% 164
Several times a year 31% 24% 30% 14% 203
Seldom/never 33% 31% 21% 15% 845

Marital status among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 416. 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 61% 3% 11% 15% 10% 416
Once or twice a month 63% 2% 16% 8% 11% 164
Several times a year 61% 6% 8% 12% 12% 203
Seldom/never 62% 5% 13% 11% 9% 846

Parent of children under 18 among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 417. 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 25% 75% 417
Once or twice a month 30% 70% 164
Several times a year 25% 75% 203
Seldom/never 22% 78% 847

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 418. 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% 10% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 418
Once or twice a month 83% 14% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 164
Several times a year 75% 25% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 203
Seldom/never 59% 30% 7% 1% 1% 2% 848

Importance of religion in one's life among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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 92% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% 418
Once or twice a month 81% 18% 1% < 1% < 1% 164
Several times a year 65% 34% < 1% < 1% < 1% 203
Seldom/never 41% 43% 12% 3% 1% 848

Attendance at religious services among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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% 10% 2% < 1% 418
Once or twice a month 63% 31% 5% 1% 164
Several times a year 48% 48% 4% < 1% 203
Seldom/never 18% 52% 30% < 1% 848

Frequency of prayer among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

% of members of the United Methodist Church who pray…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 418
Once or twice a month 78% 17% 3% 1% 1% 164
Several times a year 66% 26% 3% 3% 2% 203
Seldom/never 46% 26% 10% 16% 1% 848

Frequency of meditation among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

% of members of the United Methodist Church who meditate…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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 61% 9% 2% 24% 4% 418
Once or twice a month 46% 12% 2% 40% < 1% 164
Several times a year 47% 10% 7% 35% < 1% 203
Seldom/never 28% 10% 6% 55% 1% 848

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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% 9% 3% 2% 1% 418
Once or twice a month 76% 18% 4% 2% < 1% 164
Several times a year 64% 21% 7% 7% < 1% 203
Seldom/never 47% 21% 15% 16% 2% 848

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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% 19% 11% 19% 2% 418
Once or twice a month 42% 19% 17% 21% 1% 164
Several times a year 48% 16% 20% 15% < 1% 203
Seldom/never 35% 15% 18% 31% 1% 848

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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% 4% 27% 4% 2% 418
Once or twice a month 54% 10% 32% 4% 1% 164
Several times a year 36% 11% 40% 8% 4% 203
Seldom/never 22% 9% 61% 5% 2% 848

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 418. 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 42% 56% 1% < 1% 418
Once or twice a month 39% 60% < 1% < 1% 164
Several times a year 33% 63% 2% 2% 203
Seldom/never 34% 64% 1% < 1% 848

Frequency of reading scripture among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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 80% 10% 3% 6% < 1% 418
Once or twice a month 50% 24% 9% 13% 3% 164
Several times a year 33% 22% 25% 20% < 1% 203
Seldom/never 18% 11% 11% 60% < 1% 848

Interpreting scripture among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 418. 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 48% 33% 5% 6% 8% 418
Once or twice a month 34% 45% 3% 11% 7% 164
Several times a year 25% 49% 3% 14% 9% 203
Seldom/never 16% 43% 2% 30% 8% 848

Belief in Heaven among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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 90% 6% 4% 418
Once or twice a month 86% 7% 7% 164
Several times a year 86% 8% 6% 203
Seldom/never 83% 10% 7% 848

Belief in Hell among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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 79% 15% 7% 418
Once or twice a month 67% 23% 10% 164
Several times a year 65% 24% 11% 203
Seldom/never 56% 32% 11% 848

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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% 11% 31% 418
Once or twice a month 58% 10% 32% 164
Several times a year 50% 10% 40% 203
Seldom/never 52% 10% 37% 848

Political ideology among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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% 35% 11% 3% 418
Once or twice a month 48% 36% 13% 3% 164
Several times a year 42% 43% 13% 2% 203
Seldom/never 42% 38% 17% 3% 848

Views about size of government among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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% 24% 3% 2% 418
Once or twice a month 70% 24% 2% 5% 164
Several times a year 64% 28% 4% 4% 203
Seldom/never 65% 29% 2% 3% 848

Views about government aid to the poor among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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 54% 41% 4% 1% 418
Once or twice a month 59% 39% 1% 1% 164
Several times a year 52% 42% 3% 4% 203
Seldom/never 54% 42% 3% 1% 848

Views about abortion among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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% 52% 4% 418
Once or twice a month 47% 48% 5% 164
Several times a year 63% 32% 5% 203
Seldom/never 66% 30% 3% 848

Views about homosexuality among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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 47% 43% 5% 5% 418
Once or twice a month 53% 41% 4% 1% 164
Several times a year 61% 32% 2% 5% 203
Seldom/never 68% 26% 4% 2% 848

Views about same-sex marriage among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 418. 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 37% 54% 9% 418
Once or twice a month 41% 50% 8% 164
Several times a year 53% 39% 8% 203
Seldom/never 55% 37% 8% 848

Views about environmental regulation among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 418. 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 40% 53% 3% 3% 418
Once or twice a month 49% 48% 2% 1% 164
Several times a year 40% 58% 1% 2% 203
Seldom/never 42% 53% 2% 2% 848

Views about human evolution among members of the United Methodist Church by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 418. 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 9% 32% 4% 48% 7% 418
Once or twice a month 18% 23% 4% 50% 5% 164
Several times a year 17% 49% 3% 25% 6% 203
Seldom/never 30% 34% 5% 27% 5% 848