Political ideology among members of the United Methodist Church

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal 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 45% 38% 15% 3% 1,637
2007 41% 41% 14% 4% 2,239

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 714. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 7% 24% 34% 35% 714
Moderate 12% 31% 28% 29% 619
Liberal 7% 36% 28% 28% 240

Generational cohort among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 714. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 5% 5% 20% 42% 24% 3% 714
Moderate 6% 9% 28% 34% 21% 2% 619
Liberal 5% 12% 27% 35% 20% 2% 240

Gender composition among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 51% 49% 724
Moderate 41% 59% 624
Liberal 32% 68% 243

Racial and ethnic composition among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 721. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 95% 1% 1% 2% 1% 721
Moderate 95% 2% 1% < 1% 2% 621
Liberal 89% 2% 3% 4% 3% 242

Immigrant status among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 723. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 3% 4% 93% 723
Moderate 4% 4% 92% 621
Liberal 6% 7% 87% 242

Income distribution among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 625. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 23% 22% 30% 25% 625
Moderate 23% 21% 31% 25% 555
Liberal 16% 16% 36% 32% 221

Educational distribution among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 721. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 40% 31% 20% 9% 721
Moderate 25% 31% 26% 18% 623
Liberal 25% 32% 22% 21% 242

Marital status among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 723. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 63% 5% 10% 13% 10% 723
Moderate 59% 3% 16% 11% 11% 622
Liberal 65% 9% 11% 8% 8% 242

Parent of children under 18 among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 723. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 23% 77% 723
Moderate 27% 73% 623
Liberal 22% 78% 243

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 78% 17% 2% 1% 1% 1% 724
Moderate 67% 27% 4% 1% 1% 1% 624
Liberal 58% 31% 9% < 1% 1% < 1% 243

Importance of religion in one's life among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 70% 24% 5% 1% 1% 724
Moderate 55% 36% 6% 3% < 1% 624
Liberal 47% 39% 11% 3% < 1% 243

Attendance at religious services among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 49% 36% 14% < 1% 724
Moderate 41% 42% 16% < 1% 624
Liberal 34% 42% 24% < 1% 243

Frequency of prayer among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

% of members of the United Methodist Church who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 67% 19% 6% 7% 1% 724
Moderate 57% 25% 7% 10% 1% 624
Liberal 60% 18% 7% 14% 1% 243

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

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 28% 12% 11% 49% < 1% 724
Moderate 23% 10% 13% 54% < 1% 624
Liberal 18% 10% 10% 62% < 1% 243

Frequency of meditation among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

% of members of the United Methodist Church who meditate…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 41% 10% 4% 43% 2% 724
Moderate 39% 9% 5% 45% 2% 624
Liberal 38% 13% 9% 40% < 1% 243

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 67% 15% 7% 8% 2% 724
Moderate 56% 22% 11% 10% 1% 624
Liberal 57% 14% 17% 11% 1% 243

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 42% 16% 13% 28% < 1% 724
Moderate 39% 18% 20% 22% 1% 624
Liberal 46% 14% 17% 21% 2% 243

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 49% 6% 39% 4% 2% 724
Moderate 29% 9% 54% 6% 2% 624
Liberal 20% 15% 54% 9% 2% 243

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say…

Political ideology There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 52% 46% 1% < 1% 724
Moderate 24% 74% 1% 1% 624
Liberal 21% 77% < 1% 1% 243

Frequency of reading scripture among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 44% 16% 8% 30% 1% 724
Moderate 37% 12% 12% 39% < 1% 624
Liberal 29% 9% 13% 49% < 1% 243

Interpreting scripture among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 38% 38% 4% 12% 7% 724
Moderate 19% 47% 2% 23% 9% 624
Liberal 10% 42% 1% 40% 7% 243

Belief in Heaven among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 89% 5% 6% 724
Moderate 85% 9% 6% 624
Liberal 77% 15% 9% 243

Belief in Hell among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 73% 19% 8% 724
Moderate 61% 29% 11% 624
Liberal 45% 44% 11% 243

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 76% 9% 15% 724
Moderate 45% 11% 43% 624
Liberal 11% 7% 82% 243

Views about size of government among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 81% 15% 2% 3% 724
Moderate 65% 28% 3% 3% 624
Liberal 30% 64% 3% 3% 243

Views about government aid to the poor among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 72% 24% 2% 2% 724
Moderate 48% 48% 3% 1% 624
Liberal 20% 76% 3% < 1% 243

Views about abortion among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 41% 54% 5% 724
Moderate 68% 29% 4% 624
Liberal 85% 13% 2% 243

Views about homosexuality among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 40% 50% 6% 4% 724
Moderate 75% 20% 3% 2% 624
Liberal 88% 10% 3% < 1% 243

Views about same-sex marriage among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 28% 63% 9% 724
Moderate 59% 31% 10% 624
Liberal 88% 11% 1% 243

Views about environmental regulation among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say…

Political ideology Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 60% 35% 3% 2% 724
Moderate 29% 67% 1% 2% 624
Liberal 18% 77% 3% 1% 243

Views about human evolution among members of the United Methodist Church by political ideology

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

Political ideology Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 724. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 14% 32% 3% 45% 6% 724
Moderate 27% 37% 5% 27% 4% 624
Liberal 35% 34% 6% 20% 6% 243