Frequency of reading scripture among members of the United Methodist Church

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

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,637. 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 39% 13% 11% 37% 1% 1,637
2007 33% 13% 11% 42% 1% 2,239

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 632. 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% 26% 31% 34% 632
Once or twice a month 7% 27% 32% 33% 225
Several times a year 7% 35% 33% 25% 171
Seldom/never 10% 30% 28% 31% 578

Generational cohort among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 632. 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% 7% 22% 37% 26% 3% 632
Once or twice a month 5% 4% 25% 40% 23% 3% 225
Several times a year 4% 9% 29% 39% 17% 2% 171
Seldom/never 6% 10% 25% 37% 20% 2% 578

Gender composition among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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% 68% 640
Once or twice a month 50% 50% 229
Several times a year 45% 55% 175
Seldom/never 53% 47% 582

Racial and ethnic composition among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 638. 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% 2% 1% 3% 2% 638
Once or twice a month 97% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 227
Several times a year 92% < 1% 4% 3% 1% 174
Seldom/never 96% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 580

Immigrant status among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 639. 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 5% 3% 92% 639
Once or twice a month 1% 3% 96% 227
Several times a year 8% 9% 84% 174
Seldom/never 3% 5% 92% 579

Income distribution among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 545. 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 27% 23% 32% 18% 545
Once or twice a month 20% 20% 30% 29% 205
Several times a year 23% 15% 28% 33% 153
Seldom/never 19% 19% 31% 31% 517

Educational distribution among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 638. 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 33% 31% 22% 14% 638
Once or twice a month 33% 28% 23% 15% 228
Several times a year 21% 43% 24% 12% 173
Seldom/never 35% 28% 23% 15% 581

Marital status among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 638. 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 60% 4% 11% 15% 10% 638
Once or twice a month 64% 2% 13% 10% 11% 227
Several times a year 60% 5% 13% 10% 11% 175
Seldom/never 62% 6% 13% 9% 10% 582

Parent of children under 18 among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 639. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 23% 77% 639
Once or twice a month 27% 73% 228
Several times a year 27% 73% 175
Seldom/never 24% 76% 582

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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% 10% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 640
Once or twice a month 75% 21% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 229
Several times a year 70% 26% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 175
Seldom/never 50% 36% 9% 1% 2% 1% 582

Importance of religion in one's life among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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% 9% < 1% 1% 1% 640
Once or twice a month 66% 30% 4% < 1% < 1% 229
Several times a year 47% 50% 2% 1% < 1% 175
Seldom/never 33% 48% 16% 4% < 1% 582

Attendance at religious services among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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 75% 18% 7% < 1% 640
Once or twice a month 41% 53% 6% < 1% 229
Several times a year 29% 59% 11% < 1% 175
Seldom/never 17% 51% 33% < 1% 582

Frequency of prayer among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the United Methodist Church who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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% 9% < 1% < 1% 1% 640
Once or twice a month 63% 26% 5% 3% 2% 229
Several times a year 50% 36% 9% 4% 1% 175
Seldom/never 36% 27% 13% 23% 1% 582

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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 51% 14% 10% 25% < 1% 640
Once or twice a month 19% 20% 19% 42% 1% 229
Several times a year 7% 10% 27% 56% < 1% 175
Seldom/never 4% 4% 6% 86% < 1% 582

Frequency of meditation among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the United Methodist Church who meditate…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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% 8% 2% 27% 2% 640
Once or twice a month 41% 16% 4% 37% 2% 229
Several times a year 27% 9% 12% 50% 2% 175
Seldom/never 21% 10% 6% 62% 1% 582

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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 83% 9% 3% 4% 2% 640
Once or twice a month 61% 21% 11% 5% 2% 229
Several times a year 51% 26% 18% 5% < 1% 175
Seldom/never 42% 22% 15% 19% 1% 582

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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 50% 16% 13% 20% 1% 640
Once or twice a month 49% 18% 14% 18% < 1% 229
Several times a year 36% 17% 23% 23% 1% 175
Seldom/never 30% 16% 19% 33% 1% 582

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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 59% 6% 30% 3% 2% 640
Once or twice a month 35% 9% 43% 9% 4% 229
Several times a year 26% 10% 56% 7% 2% 175
Seldom/never 18% 10% 64% 6% 2% 582

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say…

Frequency of reading scripture There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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% 58% 2% 1% 640
Once or twice a month 38% 61% < 1% 1% 229
Several times a year 34% 66% < 1% < 1% 175
Seldom/never 33% 66% 1% < 1% 582

Interpreting scripture among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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% 37% 4% 8% 8% 640
Once or twice a month 27% 45% 4% 12% 12% 229
Several times a year 14% 51% 1% 25% 9% 175
Seldom/never 14% 43% 2% 35% 6% 582

Belief in Heaven among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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% 5% 5% 640
Once or twice a month 89% 6% 5% 229
Several times a year 88% 9% 4% 175
Seldom/never 79% 12% 9% 582

Belief in Hell among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 73% 17% 9% 640
Once or twice a month 67% 22% 10% 229
Several times a year 62% 26% 12% 175
Seldom/never 53% 37% 10% 582

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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% 14% 34% 640
Once or twice a month 64% 3% 32% 229
Several times a year 46% 12% 42% 175
Seldom/never 55% 9% 36% 582

Political ideology among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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 51% 36% 11% 2% 640
Once or twice a month 55% 34% 9% 1% 229
Several times a year 36% 41% 18% 5% 175
Seldom/never 37% 40% 19% 3% 582

Views about size of government among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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 66% 27% 3% 3% 640
Once or twice a month 72% 24% 3% 2% 229
Several times a year 63% 31% 3% 3% 175
Seldom/never 66% 28% 2% 4% 582

Views about government aid to the poor among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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 53% 43% 3% 1% 640
Once or twice a month 60% 35% 3% 1% 229
Several times a year 61% 37% 1% 1% 175
Seldom/never 52% 43% 3% 2% 582

Views about abortion among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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% 49% 4% 640
Once or twice a month 52% 44% 4% 229
Several times a year 65% 30% 5% 175
Seldom/never 70% 26% 3% 582

Views about homosexuality among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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% 41% 5% 4% 640
Once or twice a month 56% 38% 4% 3% 229
Several times a year 73% 23% 2% 2% 175
Seldom/never 70% 24% 4% 1% 582

Views about same-sex marriage among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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 38% 52% 9% 640
Once or twice a month 48% 42% 9% 229
Several times a year 60% 35% 5% 175
Seldom/never 57% 36% 7% 582

Views about environmental regulation among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say…

Frequency of reading scripture Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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% 54% 2% 3% 640
Once or twice a month 49% 46% 3% 1% 229
Several times a year 43% 55% 2% < 1% 175
Seldom/never 41% 55% 2% 2% 582

Views about human evolution among members of the United Methodist Church by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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 12% 35% 4% 43% 6% 640
Once or twice a month 19% 37% 5% 35% 3% 229
Several times a year 22% 40% 4% 31% 3% 175
Seldom/never 34% 30% 4% 26% 6% 582