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

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

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,746. 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 23% 10% 11% 55% < 1% 1,746
2007 18% 10% 11% 61% 1% 2,393

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are ages…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 419. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 8% 27% 30% 35% 419
Once or twice a month 12% 29% 31% 27% 165
Several times a year 9% 25% 31% 34% 212
Seldom/never 9% 30% 29% 32% 921

Generational cohort among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 419. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 8% 5% 23% 35% 26% 3% 419
Once or twice a month 9% 6% 28% 36% 19% 3% 165
Several times a year 4% 12% 19% 38% 25% 3% 212
Seldom/never 5% 8% 26% 38% 21% 2% 921

Gender composition among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 425. 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 34% 66% 425
Once or twice a month 39% 61% 169
Several times a year 46% 54% 213
Seldom/never 49% 51% 934

Racial and ethnic composition among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 423. 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% 3% 1% 4% 2% 423
Once or twice a month 94% 1% 1% 2% 2% 168
Several times a year 95% 1% 1% 1% 2% 211
Seldom/never 95% 1% 1% 1% 2% 930

Immigrant status among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher 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.
At least once a week 6% 4% 90% 424
Once or twice a month 4% 3% 93% 168
Several times a year 4% 5% 91% 212
Seldom/never 3% 4% 93% 929

Income distribution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 358. 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% 19% 34% 20% 358
Once or twice a month 22% 22% 32% 24% 154
Several times a year 30% 19% 23% 27% 186
Seldom/never 22% 21% 30% 27% 815

Educational distribution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who have completed…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
At least once a week 31% 33% 22% 14% 422
Once or twice a month 34% 32% 22% 11% 169
Several times a year 32% 24% 29% 15% 213
Seldom/never 36% 31% 20% 14% 930

Marital status among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 423. 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% 3% 11% 15% 11% 423
Once or twice a month 63% 2% 16% 8% 11% 169
Several times a year 61% 6% 8% 12% 14% 212
Seldom/never 60% 5% 13% 11% 10% 932

Parent of children under 18 among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents 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.
At least once a week 24% 76% 424
Once or twice a month 31% 69% 169
Several times a year 25% 75% 213
Seldom/never 22% 78% 933

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say they…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 425. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 89% 10% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 425
Once or twice a month 81% 16% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 169
Several times a year 75% 24% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 213
Seldom/never 56% 31% 7% 1% 2% 2% 934

Importance of religion in one's life among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. 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% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% 425
Once or twice a month 79% 18% 2% < 1% < 1% 169
Several times a year 65% 34% < 1% < 1% < 1% 213
Seldom/never 40% 45% 12% 3% 1% 934

Attendance at religious services among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. 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% 2% < 1% 425
Once or twice a month 62% 33% 5% 1% 169
Several times a year 46% 51% 3% < 1% 213
Seldom/never 17% 51% 32% < 1% 934

Frequency of prayer among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who pray…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. 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% 425
Once or twice a month 76% 18% 5% 1% 1% 169
Several times a year 66% 25% 3% 5% 1% 213
Seldom/never 44% 25% 10% 19% 1% 934

Frequency of meditation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who meditate…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. 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% 9% 2% 24% 4% 425
Once or twice a month 46% 13% 2% 39% < 1% 169
Several times a year 47% 10% 8% 35% < 1% 213
Seldom/never 27% 10% 6% 56% 1% 934

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 85% 9% 3% 2% 1% 425
Once or twice a month 75% 18% 4% 2% < 1% 169
Several times a year 65% 21% 7% 7% < 1% 213
Seldom/never 46% 20% 15% 16% 2% 934

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. 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% 18% 11% 18% 2% 425
Once or twice a month 42% 19% 17% 21% 1% 169
Several times a year 48% 15% 20% 16% < 1% 213
Seldom/never 34% 14% 18% 32% 1% 934

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 63% 4% 27% 4% 2% 425
Once or twice a month 52% 11% 32% 3% 1% 169
Several times a year 35% 11% 42% 8% 4% 213
Seldom/never 21% 9% 63% 5% 2% 934

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. 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 41% 56% 1% 1% 425
Once or twice a month 38% 61% < 1% < 1% 169
Several times a year 33% 63% 2% 1% 213
Seldom/never 34% 65% 1% 1% 934

Frequency of reading scripture among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who read scripture…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 80% 10% 3% 6% < 1% 425
Once or twice a month 50% 24% 9% 14% 3% 169
Several times a year 31% 21% 27% 21% < 1% 213
Seldom/never 17% 11% 11% 61% 1% 934

Interpreting scripture among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 48% 34% 5% 6% 8% 425
Once or twice a month 33% 46% 3% 11% 7% 169
Several times a year 25% 48% 3% 15% 9% 213
Seldom/never 17% 41% 2% 32% 8% 934

Belief in Heaven among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who …in heaven

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 90% 6% 4% 425
Once or twice a month 86% 6% 8% 169
Several times a year 86% 8% 6% 213
Seldom/never 82% 11% 7% 934

Belief in Hell among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who …in hell

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 79% 15% 6% 425
Once or twice a month 67% 23% 10% 169
Several times a year 65% 25% 10% 213
Seldom/never 56% 33% 11% 934

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 425. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 58% 11% 32% 425
Once or twice a month 56% 11% 33% 169
Several times a year 50% 11% 39% 213
Seldom/never 52% 11% 37% 934

Political ideology among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. 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% 10% 3% 425
Once or twice a month 48% 37% 13% 3% 169
Several times a year 42% 43% 13% 2% 213
Seldom/never 42% 38% 16% 3% 934

Views about size of government among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. 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 69% 25% 3% 2% 425
Once or twice a month 69% 24% 2% 5% 169
Several times a year 64% 28% 4% 4% 213
Seldom/never 65% 28% 2% 4% 934

Views about government aid to the poor among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 54% 42% 4% 1% 425
Once or twice a month 58% 39% 2% 1% 169
Several times a year 51% 43% 3% 4% 213
Seldom/never 53% 43% 3% 2% 934

Views about abortion among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. 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 44% 52% 4% 425
Once or twice a month 47% 49% 5% 169
Several times a year 63% 32% 5% 213
Seldom/never 66% 30% 4% 934

Views about homosexuality among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say homosexuality…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 47% 43% 5% 5% 425
Once or twice a month 54% 40% 4% 2% 169
Several times a year 61% 31% 3% 4% 213
Seldom/never 67% 26% 4% 2% 934

Views about same-sex marriage among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 37% 54% 9% 425
Once or twice a month 43% 49% 8% 169
Several times a year 54% 38% 7% 213
Seldom/never 54% 38% 8% 934

Views about environmental regulation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 40% 53% 3% 4% 425
Once or twice a month 48% 49% 2% 1% 169
Several times a year 41% 57% < 1% 2% 213
Seldom/never 43% 52% 2% 3% 934

Views about human evolution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by attendance at prayer groups

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say humans…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 425. 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% 33% 4% 48% 7% 425
Once or twice a month 19% 23% 4% 49% 5% 169
Several times a year 18% 49% 3% 24% 6% 213
Seldom/never 31% 32% 5% 26% 5% 934