Political ideology among methodists in the Mainline Tradition

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal 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 45% 38% 14% 3% 1,746
2007 41% 40% 15% 5% 2,393

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are ages…

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 759. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 7% 24% 33% 36% 759
Moderate 12% 31% 27% 30% 663
Liberal 7% 37% 27% 29% 252

Generational cohort among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 759. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 5% 5% 20% 42% 25% 3% 759
Moderate 7% 8% 28% 33% 21% 3% 663
Liberal 4% 13% 27% 34% 20% 2% 252

Gender composition among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 52% 48% 771
Moderate 41% 59% 669
Liberal 33% 67% 255

Racial and ethnic composition among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who identify as…

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 766. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 95% 1% 1% 2% 2% 766
Moderate 95% 2% 1% 1% 2% 665
Liberal 88% 1% 3% 4% 3% 254

Immigrant status among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 770. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 3% 4% 93% 770
Moderate 4% 3% 93% 666
Liberal 6% 7% 87% 253

Income distribution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

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

Political ideology Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 663. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 23% 22% 30% 24% 663
Moderate 25% 20% 30% 25% 592
Liberal 16% 17% 35% 32% 229

Educational distribution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who have completed…

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 767. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 41% 31% 19% 9% 767
Moderate 26% 31% 25% 18% 668
Liberal 28% 30% 21% 21% 254

Marital status among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 770. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 62% 5% 11% 13% 10% 770
Moderate 57% 3% 15% 11% 13% 666
Liberal 64% 8% 10% 9% 8% 254

Parent of children under 18 among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 770. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 23% 77% 770
Moderate 26% 74% 668
Liberal 22% 78% 255

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say they…

Political ideology Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 76% 18% 3% 1% 1% 1% 771
Moderate 65% 28% 4% 1% 1% 1% 669
Liberal 57% 32% 9% < 1% 2% < 1% 255

Importance of religion in one's life among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

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

Political ideology Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 68% 25% 6% 1% 1% 771
Moderate 52% 38% 7% 3% < 1% 669
Liberal 46% 40% 11% 3% < 1% 255

Attendance at religious services among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 46% 37% 16% < 1% 771
Moderate 39% 42% 18% < 1% 669
Liberal 34% 41% 25% < 1% 255

Frequency of prayer among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 65% 18% 6% 9% 1% 771
Moderate 55% 25% 7% 12% 1% 669
Liberal 58% 18% 7% 16% 1% 255

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

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 26% 11% 10% 52% < 1% 771
Moderate 22% 10% 13% 55% 1% 669
Liberal 17% 9% 10% 63% < 1% 255

Frequency of meditation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who meditate…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 40% 10% 4% 44% 2% 771
Moderate 38% 9% 5% 46% 3% 669
Liberal 38% 13% 8% 40% < 1% 255

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 65% 15% 8% 9% 2% 771
Moderate 55% 22% 11% 11% 1% 669
Liberal 57% 14% 17% 12% 1% 255

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 41% 16% 14% 29% 1% 771
Moderate 38% 17% 20% 23% 2% 669
Liberal 45% 13% 16% 24% 2% 255

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

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

Political ideology Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 47% 6% 41% 3% 2% 771
Moderate 27% 10% 56% 5% 2% 669
Liberal 20% 15% 54% 9% 2% 255

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say…

Political ideology There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 51% 47% 1% 1% 771
Moderate 23% 76% 1% 1% 669
Liberal 22% 77% < 1% 1% 255

Frequency of reading scripture among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who read scripture…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 42% 15% 9% 33% 1% 771
Moderate 35% 13% 11% 40% 1% 669
Liberal 28% 9% 13% 50% < 1% 255

Interpreting scripture among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

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

Political ideology Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 37% 37% 4% 14% 8% 771
Moderate 19% 45% 2% 25% 9% 669
Liberal 10% 42% 1% 40% 7% 255

Belief in Heaven among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who …in heaven

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 88% 6% 6% 771
Moderate 84% 10% 6% 669
Liberal 76% 15% 9% 255

Belief in Hell among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who …in hell

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 71% 20% 9% 771
Moderate 60% 29% 11% 669
Liberal 45% 44% 10% 255

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who identify as…

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 75% 10% 15% 771
Moderate 45% 11% 44% 669
Liberal 11% 8% 81% 255

Views about size of government among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

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

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 80% 15% 2% 3% 771
Moderate 65% 28% 3% 3% 669
Liberal 31% 63% 3% 3% 255

Views about government aid to the poor among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

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

Political ideology Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 70% 25% 2% 2% 771
Moderate 46% 49% 3% 2% 669
Liberal 23% 74% 3% < 1% 255

Views about abortion among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

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

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 43% 53% 5% 771
Moderate 67% 29% 4% 669
Liberal 84% 13% 3% 255

Views about homosexuality among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say homosexuality…

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 40% 49% 6% 4% 771
Moderate 75% 20% 3% 3% 669
Liberal 86% 10% 3% 1% 255

Views about same-sex marriage among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

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

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 28% 63% 9% 771
Moderate 60% 31% 9% 669
Liberal 86% 11% 3% 255

Views about environmental regulation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say…

Political ideology Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 60% 35% 2% 3% 771
Moderate 30% 67% 1% 2% 669
Liberal 19% 76% 3% 1% 255

Views about human evolution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition by political ideology

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say humans…

Political ideology Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 771. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Conservative 15% 31% 4% 44% 6% 771
Moderate 29% 36% 5% 26% 4% 669
Liberal 35% 33% 6% 20% 6% 255