Frequency of reading scripture among methodists in the Mainline Tradition

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who read scripture…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,746. 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 37% 13% 11% 39% 1% 1,746
2007 31% 13% 11% 44% 1% 2,393

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 645. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 9% 26% 31% 34% 645
Once or twice a month 7% 28% 31% 34% 236
Several times a year 8% 33% 33% 26% 186
Seldom/never 11% 30% 27% 32% 642

Generational cohort among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 645. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 5% 7% 22% 37% 26% 2% 645
Once or twice a month 5% 4% 25% 38% 24% 3% 236
Several times a year 5% 8% 28% 40% 17% 2% 186
Seldom/never 7% 10% 24% 36% 20% 2% 642

Gender composition among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 653. 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% 69% 653
Once or twice a month 49% 51% 241
Several times a year 46% 54% 190
Seldom/never 55% 45% 648

Racial and ethnic composition among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 650. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 91% 2% 1% 3% 2% 650
Once or twice a month 97% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 239
Several times a year 92% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 189
Seldom/never 96% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 645

Immigrant status among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 652. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 5% 3% 92% 652
Once or twice a month 1% 3% 96% 238
Several times a year 7% 9% 84% 189
Seldom/never 3% 4% 93% 645

Income distribution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 557. 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 29% 23% 31% 17% 557
Once or twice a month 20% 20% 30% 30% 213
Several times a year 25% 16% 27% 32% 166
Seldom/never 20% 20% 31% 29% 569

Educational distribution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 651. 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% 31% 21% 14% 651
Once or twice a month 34% 28% 23% 15% 240
Several times a year 22% 42% 22% 14% 188
Seldom/never 37% 28% 21% 14% 646

Marital status among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 650. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 4% 12% 15% 10% 650
Once or twice a month 63% 2% 12% 10% 12% 239
Several times a year 59% 5% 13% 11% 11% 190
Seldom/never 61% 6% 13% 9% 11% 648

Parent of children under 18 among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 652. 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 22% 78% 652
Once or twice a month 27% 73% 240
Several times a year 27% 73% 190
Seldom/never 24% 76% 648

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say they…

Frequency of reading scripture Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 653. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 88% 10% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 653
Once or twice a month 73% 22% 1% 1% 1% 2% 241
Several times a year 70% 25% 2% < 1% 1% 2% 190
Seldom/never 48% 38% 9% 2% 2% 2% 648

Importance of religion in one's life among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. 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% 653
Once or twice a month 65% 32% 3% < 1% < 1% 241
Several times a year 47% 50% 2% < 1% < 1% 190
Seldom/never 31% 49% 16% 4% 1% 648

Attendance at religious services among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. 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 74% 17% 8% < 1% 653
Once or twice a month 41% 51% 7% < 1% 241
Several times a year 27% 60% 12% < 1% 190
Seldom/never 15% 50% 34% < 1% 648

Frequency of prayer among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. 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% 653
Once or twice a month 63% 26% 4% 4% 2% 241
Several times a year 50% 34% 9% 6% 1% 190
Seldom/never 34% 26% 13% 26% 1% 648

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. 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% 14% 9% 26% < 1% 653
Once or twice a month 19% 19% 18% 44% < 1% 241
Several times a year 7% 9% 28% 56% < 1% 190
Seldom/never 4% 4% 6% 86% < 1% 648

Frequency of meditation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who meditate…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 61% 8% 2% 27% 2% 653
Once or twice a month 40% 16% 4% 39% 2% 241
Several times a year 27% 10% 12% 48% 2% 190
Seldom/never 21% 10% 6% 62% 1% 648

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 83% 9% 3% 3% 2% 653
Once or twice a month 59% 22% 11% 6% 2% 241
Several times a year 52% 26% 16% 6% < 1% 190
Seldom/never 40% 22% 16% 20% 2% 648

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. 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% 15% 13% 21% 1% 653
Once or twice a month 49% 17% 15% 18% < 1% 241
Several times a year 38% 16% 22% 22% 1% 190
Seldom/never 29% 16% 19% 35% 1% 648

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. 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% 6% 31% 3% 2% 653
Once or twice a month 34% 10% 44% 8% 4% 241
Several times a year 24% 9% 58% 7% 2% 190
Seldom/never 17% 10% 64% 6% 2% 648

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say…

Frequency of reading scripture There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 40% 58% 2% 1% 653
Once or twice a month 37% 62% < 1% 2% 241
Several times a year 34% 66% < 1% < 1% 190
Seldom/never 32% 66% 1% 1% 648

Interpreting scripture among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 43% 37% 4% 9% 8% 653
Once or twice a month 26% 45% 4% 14% 12% 241
Several times a year 13% 48% 1% 27% 10% 190
Seldom/never 14% 41% 2% 36% 7% 648

Belief in Heaven among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 90% 5% 5% 653
Once or twice a month 88% 6% 6% 241
Several times a year 87% 9% 4% 190
Seldom/never 79% 13% 9% 648

Belief in Hell among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. 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 74% 17% 9% 653
Once or twice a month 66% 23% 11% 241
Several times a year 62% 27% 11% 190
Seldom/never 52% 38% 11% 648

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 653. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 14% 34% 653
Once or twice a month 63% 5% 32% 241
Several times a year 47% 12% 41% 190
Seldom/never 54% 10% 36% 648

Political ideology among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 51% 36% 11% 2% 653
Once or twice a month 52% 37% 10% 1% 241
Several times a year 38% 41% 17% 4% 190
Seldom/never 38% 40% 18% 4% 648

Views about size of government among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 66% 27% 3% 3% 653
Once or twice a month 70% 25% 3% 3% 241
Several times a year 64% 31% 3% 3% 190
Seldom/never 66% 27% 2% 5% 648

Views about government aid to the poor among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 44% 3% 1% 653
Once or twice a month 59% 36% 3% 2% 241
Several times a year 59% 38% 1% 1% 190
Seldom/never 52% 43% 3% 3% 648

Views about abortion among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 47% 49% 4% 653
Once or twice a month 54% 42% 4% 241
Several times a year 65% 31% 4% 190
Seldom/never 69% 27% 3% 648

Views about homosexuality among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. 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% 41% 5% 4% 653
Once or twice a month 57% 36% 3% 3% 241
Several times a year 72% 24% 2% 3% 190
Seldom/never 69% 24% 5% 2% 648

Views about same-sex marriage among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. 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 39% 52% 9% 653
Once or twice a month 49% 41% 10% 241
Several times a year 59% 36% 5% 190
Seldom/never 55% 37% 8% 648

Views about environmental regulation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say…

Frequency of reading scripture Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. 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% 54% 2% 3% 653
Once or twice a month 47% 48% 3% 2% 241
Several times a year 44% 54% 2% < 1% 190
Seldom/never 42% 54% 2% 3% 648

Views about human evolution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say humans…

Frequency of reading scripture Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 653. 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 11% 35% 4% 44% 6% 653
Once or twice a month 20% 37% 5% 34% 4% 241
Several times a year 25% 39% 5% 29% 3% 190
Seldom/never 36% 28% 5% 25% 6% 648