Frequency of reading scripture among Catholics

% of Catholics 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 = 7,202. 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 25% 11% 10% 52% 1% 7,202
2007 21% 11% 10% 57% 1% 8,054

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,764. 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 13% 34% 28% 25% 1,764
Once or twice a month 18% 37% 30% 14% 768
Several times a year 20% 34% 26% 20% 742
Seldom/never 18% 32% 30% 19% 3,741

Generational cohort among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,764. 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 7% 10% 31% 34% 17% 3% 1,764
Once or twice a month 14% 11% 31% 34% 9% 1% 768
Several times a year 14% 11% 29% 31% 13% 1% 742
Seldom/never 12% 12% 27% 37% 12% 1% 3,741

Gender composition among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,810. 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% 60% 1,810
Once or twice a month 43% 57% 782
Several times a year 47% 53% 755
Seldom/never 50% 50% 3,807

Racial and ethnic composition among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,778. 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% 5% 2% 43% 2% 1,778
Once or twice a month 48% 4% 4% 43% 2% 773
Several times a year 60% 2% 3% 31% 3% 742
Seldom/never 66% 2% 3% 28% 1% 3,772

Immigrant status among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,780. 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 35% 15% 50% 1,780
Once or twice a month 35% 15% 49% 772
Several times a year 26% 13% 61% 751
Seldom/never 23% 15% 62% 3,777

Income distribution among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics 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 = 1,518. 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 46% 19% 21% 13% 1,518
Once or twice a month 42% 20% 20% 17% 691
Several times a year 32% 20% 29% 19% 656
Seldom/never 31% 19% 28% 22% 3,243

Educational distribution among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,800. 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 49% 27% 13% 11% 1,800
Once or twice a month 49% 28% 15% 8% 781
Several times a year 45% 27% 17% 12% 752
Seldom/never 45% 27% 18% 10% 3,778

Marital status among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,799. 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% 7% 15% 11% 16% 1,799
Once or twice a month 49% 11% 13% 6% 22% 781
Several times a year 54% 7% 10% 6% 23% 751
Seldom/never 52% 8% 11% 6% 23% 3,798

Parent of children under 18 among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,800. 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 33% 67% 1,800
Once or twice a month 34% 66% 777
Several times a year 32% 68% 755
Seldom/never 28% 72% 3,792

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics 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 = 1,810. 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 77% 19% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1,810
Once or twice a month 73% 22% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 782
Several times a year 69% 26% 3% 1% 1% < 1% 755
Seldom/never 55% 33% 7% 1% 3% 1% 3,807

Importance of religion in one's life among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics 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 = 1,810. 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 84% 14% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,810
Once or twice a month 72% 25% 1% 1% < 1% 782
Several times a year 60% 36% 3% 1% 1% 755
Seldom/never 41% 42% 13% 4% < 1% 3,807

Attendance at religious services among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics 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 = 1,810. 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 70% 22% 8% 1% 1,810
Once or twice a month 46% 44% 9% 1% 782
Several times a year 38% 51% 10% < 1% 755
Seldom/never 23% 46% 30% < 1% 3,807

Frequency of prayer among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,810. 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 86% 12% 1% 1% 1% 1,810
Once or twice a month 72% 20% 4% 3% 1% 782
Several times a year 61% 26% 8% 5% < 1% 755
Seldom/never 42% 24% 11% 23% 1% 3,807

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics 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 = 1,810. 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% 15% 10% 29% 1% 1,810
Once or twice a month 18% 23% 15% 43% 1% 782
Several times a year 8% 9% 29% 54% 1% 755
Seldom/never 5% 4% 5% 86% < 1% 3,807

Frequency of meditation among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics 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 = 1,810. 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 70% 6% 2% 19% 2% 1,810
Once or twice a month 44% 17% 3% 34% 1% 782
Several times a year 32% 13% 14% 40% 1% 755
Seldom/never 27% 8% 5% 60% 1% 3,807

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics 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 = 1,810. 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% 11% 5% 5% 1% 1,810
Once or twice a month 64% 22% 8% 5% 1% 782
Several times a year 58% 19% 16% 7% 1% 755
Seldom/never 44% 18% 14% 22% 1% 3,807

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics 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 = 1,810. 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% 13% 8% 17% 2% 1,810
Once or twice a month 45% 20% 13% 21% 1% 782
Several times a year 41% 16% 22% 20% < 1% 755
Seldom/never 33% 15% 17% 34% 1% 3,807

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics 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 = 1,810. 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% 9% 30% 6% 3% 1,810
Once or twice a month 34% 10% 44% 10% 2% 782
Several times a year 27% 11% 50% 11% 2% 755
Seldom/never 19% 10% 57% 12% 2% 3,807

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics 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 = 1,810. 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 35% 61% 2% 2% 1,810
Once or twice a month 34% 65% 1% 1% 782
Several times a year 31% 66% 2% 1% 755
Seldom/never 27% 71% 1% 1% 3,807

Interpreting scripture among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics 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 = 1,810. 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 42% 35% 4% 13% 7% 1,810
Once or twice a month 29% 40% 3% 19% 8% 782
Several times a year 25% 41% 3% 23% 8% 755
Seldom/never 17% 34% 2% 38% 8% 3,807

Belief in Heaven among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,810. 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% 5% 4% 1,810
Once or twice a month 89% 7% 5% 782
Several times a year 88% 7% 4% 755
Seldom/never 80% 14% 6% 3,807

Belief in Hell among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,810. 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 71% 21% 8% 1,810
Once or twice a month 71% 22% 7% 782
Several times a year 70% 24% 6% 755
Seldom/never 57% 35% 9% 3,807

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,810. 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% 20% 42% 1,810
Once or twice a month 39% 18% 44% 782
Several times a year 40% 17% 43% 755
Seldom/never 37% 18% 45% 3,807

Political ideology among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,810. 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 45% 30% 20% 5% 1,810
Once or twice a month 40% 35% 20% 5% 782
Several times a year 34% 42% 20% 4% 755
Seldom/never 33% 37% 25% 5% 3,807

Views about size of government among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,810. 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 45% 48% 3% 4% 1,810
Once or twice a month 44% 50% 3% 2% 782
Several times a year 49% 46% 2% 2% 755
Seldom/never 49% 45% 3% 3% 3,807

Views about government aid to the poor among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics 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 = 1,810. 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% 50% 4% 2% 1,810
Once or twice a month 44% 51% 3% 2% 782
Several times a year 46% 49% 3% 2% 755
Seldom/never 48% 47% 3% 2% 3,807

Views about abortion among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics 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 = 1,810. 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 33% 63% 4% 1,810
Once or twice a month 39% 58% 3% 782
Several times a year 51% 43% 6% 755
Seldom/never 57% 39% 5% 3,807

Views about homosexuality among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,810. 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 55% 36% 5% 5% 1,810
Once or twice a month 69% 22% 4% 5% 782
Several times a year 72% 22% 2% 4% 755
Seldom/never 77% 17% 3% 3% 3,807

Views about same-sex marriage among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,810. 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 42% 48% 10% 1,810
Once or twice a month 55% 34% 11% 782
Several times a year 55% 36% 9% 755
Seldom/never 65% 27% 8% 3,807

Views about environmental regulation among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics 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 = 1,810. 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 42% 52% 2% 4% 1,810
Once or twice a month 41% 53% 3% 4% 782
Several times a year 38% 58% 2% 2% 755
Seldom/never 38% 57% 2% 3% 3,807

Views about human evolution among Catholics by frequency of reading scripture

% of Catholics 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
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At least once a week 20% 31% 4% 39% 6% 1,810
Once or twice a month 25% 33% 4% 32% 5% 782
Several times a year 28% 37% 3% 29% 3% 755
Seldom/never 38% 30% 5% 24% 4% 3,807