DemographicInformation

Age distribution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are ages…

Educational distribution 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 422. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 7% 22% 29% 42% 422
Some college 12% 31% 29% 27% 453
College 9% 34% 31% 26% 499
Post-graduate degree 8% 30% 31% 31% 342

Generational cohort among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Educational distribution Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 422. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 6% 5% 19% 35% 31% 4% 422
Some college 10% 6% 28% 36% 18% 3% 453
College 3% 12% 29% 39% 16% 2% 499
Post-graduate degree 1% 12% 24% 41% 20% 1% 342

Gender composition among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Educational distribution Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 48% 52% 427
Some college 41% 59% 458
College 43% 57% 509
Post-graduate degree 43% 57% 345

Racial and ethnic composition among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who identify as…

Educational distribution White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 424. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 94% 1% 1% 3% 1% 424
Some college 93% 1% 2% 1% 3% 454
College 94% 2% 1% 2% 1% 506
Post-graduate degree 95% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 345

Immigrant status among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Educational distribution Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 422. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 4% 4% 91% 422
Some college 3% 4% 93% 456
College 5% 5% 91% 509
Post-graduate degree 3% 4% 93% 345

Income distribution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who have a household income of…

Educational distribution Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 361. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 43% 27% 21% 10% 361
Some college 21% 23% 36% 20% 400
College 10% 14% 37% 39% 440
Post-graduate degree 8% 11% 30% 52% 308

Marital status among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Educational distribution Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 426. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 53% 5% 15% 17% 10% 426
Some college 56% 5% 14% 11% 13% 455
College 71% 3% 9% 8% 9% 507
Post-graduate degree 71% 4% 10% 7% 9% 345

Parent of children under 18 among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Educational distribution Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 426. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 18% 82% 426
Some college 23% 77% 458
College 30% 70% 509
Post-graduate degree 27% 73% 344

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say they…

Educational distribution Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 68% 22% 5% 2% 2% 2% 427
Some college 72% 23% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 458
College 69% 24% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 509
Post-graduate degree 63% 29% 5% 1% 1% 1% 345

Importance of religion in one's life among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say religion is…

Educational distribution Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 59% 31% 8% 1% 1% 427
Some college 59% 35% 6% 1% < 1% 458
College 60% 28% 9% 3% 1% 509
Post-graduate degree 56% 35% 5% 3% < 1% 345

Attendance at religious services among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who attend religious services…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 39% 34% 26% < 1% 427
Some college 41% 44% 15% < 1% 458
College 46% 38% 16% < 1% 509
Post-graduate degree 44% 43% 12% < 1% 345

Frequency of prayer among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who pray…

Educational distribution At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 62% 17% 6% 13% 1% 427
Some college 61% 21% 8% 8% 1% 458
College 56% 25% 5% 13% 1% 509
Post-graduate degree 58% 22% 7% 11% 1% 345

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who attend prayer group…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 21% 11% 10% 57% < 1% 427
Some college 25% 11% 9% 55% 1% 458
College 24% 11% 15% 50% < 1% 509
Post-graduate degree 24% 9% 12% 56% < 1% 345

Frequency of meditation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who meditate…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 40% 12% 4% 41% 2% 427
Some college 35% 10% 6% 48% 1% 458
College 40% 7% 4% 48% 1% 509
Post-graduate degree 44% 10% 6% 38% 2% 345

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 63% 14% 8% 12% 3% 427
Some college 61% 15% 13% 9% 1% 458
College 56% 25% 10% 8% 1% 509
Post-graduate degree 56% 22% 11% 11% < 1% 345

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 36% 15% 13% 34% 3% 427
Some college 37% 17% 18% 27% 1% 458
College 45% 16% 19% 19% 1% 509
Post-graduate degree 51% 16% 18% 14% 1% 345

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Educational distribution Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 36% 6% 54% 2% 2% 427
Some college 34% 9% 51% 4% 2% 458
College 37% 11% 42% 8% 3% 509
Post-graduate degree 34% 12% 42% 10% 3% 345

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say…

Educational distribution There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 35% 62% 1% 2% 427
Some college 36% 63% 1% < 1% 458
College 41% 58% 1% < 1% 509
Post-graduate degree 29% 69% 1% 1% 345

Frequency of reading scripture among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who read scripture…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 37% 13% 7% 42% 1% 427
Some college 37% 12% 15% 35% 1% 458
College 37% 14% 11% 38% 1% 509
Post-graduate degree 37% 14% 11% 38% < 1% 345

Interpreting scripture among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is…

Educational distribution Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 40% 36% 3% 14% 7% 427
Some college 26% 44% 2% 19% 9% 458
College 16% 41% 2% 33% 8% 509
Post-graduate degree 12% 43% 3% 31% 10% 345

Belief in Heaven among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who …in heaven

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 86% 6% 8% 427
Some college 89% 6% 5% 458
College 81% 12% 7% 509
Post-graduate degree 77% 16% 7% 345

Belief in Hell among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who …in hell

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 66% 25% 9% 427
Some college 68% 21% 10% 458
College 60% 30% 10% 509
Post-graduate degree 50% 38% 12% 345

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who identify as…

Educational distribution Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 50% 12% 38% 427
Some college 57% 12% 32% 458
College 57% 9% 34% 509
Post-graduate degree 47% 10% 43% 345

Political ideology among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Educational distribution Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 54% 30% 11% 5% 427
Some college 45% 39% 14% 2% 458
College 40% 44% 14% 2% 509
Post-graduate degree 29% 48% 21% 2% 345

Views about size of government among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who would rather have…

Educational distribution Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 62% 31% 3% 5% 427
Some college 68% 25% 3% 4% 458
College 73% 24% 2% 2% 509
Post-graduate degree 65% 28% 4% 4% 345

Views about government aid to the poor among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say government aid to the poor…

Educational distribution Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 54% 40% 2% 3% 427
Some college 55% 42% 2% 1% 458
College 54% 41% 3% 2% 509
Post-graduate degree 47% 48% 4% 1% 345

Views about abortion among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say abortion should be…

Educational distribution Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 56% 39% 5% 427
Some college 54% 42% 4% 458
College 63% 34% 2% 509
Post-graduate degree 68% 28% 4% 345

Views about homosexuality among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say homosexuality…

Educational distribution Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 49% 42% 5% 4% 427
Some college 60% 33% 3% 4% 458
College 69% 23% 5% 3% 509
Post-graduate degree 75% 17% 6% 2% 345

Views about same-sex marriage among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who …same-sex marriage

Educational distribution Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 39% 52% 10% 427
Some college 47% 46% 8% 458
College 55% 36% 9% 509
Post-graduate degree 69% 25% 6% 345

Views about environmental regulation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say…

Educational distribution Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 51% 43% 2% 5% 427
Some college 41% 55% 3% 1% 458
College 40% 57% 1% 2% 509
Post-graduate degree 30% 66% 2% 3% 345

Views about human evolution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by educational group

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say humans…

Educational distribution Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 427. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
High school or less 17% 26% 3% 45% 8% 427
Some college 22% 36% 4% 34% 5% 458
College 27% 39% 5% 24% 4% 509
Post-graduate degree 35% 35% 10% 17% 3% 345