Frequency of reading scripture among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,916. 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 61% 13% 8% 18% 1% 1,916
2007 60% 13% 6% 20% 1% 1,995

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,159. 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 15% 36% 31% 18% 1,159
Once or twice a month 29% 38% 20% 13% 245
Several times a year 28% 39% 24% 8% 146
Seldom/never 27% 35% 28% 9% 303

Generational cohort among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,159. 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% 11% 31% 36% 12% 1% 1,159
Once or twice a month 16% 18% 33% 23% 8% 2% 245
Several times a year 22% 14% 32% 27% 6% < 1% 146
Seldom/never 17% 20% 26% 32% 6% < 1% 303

Gender composition among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,189. 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 38% 62% 1,189
Once or twice a month 42% 58% 249
Several times a year 46% 54% 148
Seldom/never 48% 52% 308

Racial and ethnic composition among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,186. 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 2% 95% < 1% 2% 1% 1,186
Once or twice a month 1% 93% < 1% 6% 1% 249
Several times a year 2% 94% < 1% 4% < 1% 148
Seldom/never 2% 93% < 1% 5% 1% 308

Immigrant status among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 8% 2% 90% 1,166
Once or twice a month 8% 5% 88% 244
Several times a year 4% 6% 90% 145
Seldom/never 3% 6% 91% 300

Income distribution among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,057. 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 53% 22% 18% 7% 1,057
Once or twice a month 49% 22% 18% 11% 223
Several times a year 44% 25% 21% 10% 137
Seldom/never 58% 21% 15% 6% 274

Educational distribution among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,181. 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% 34% 10% 6% 1,181
Once or twice a month 51% 33% 11% 6% 248
Several times a year 53% 30% 8% 9% 148
Seldom/never 58% 32% 7% 4% 306

Marital status among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,183. 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% 5% 20% 10% 32% 1,183
Once or twice a month 31% 3% 16% 6% 43% 248
Several times a year 32% 8% 10% 4% 46% 148
Seldom/never 21% 8% 21% 7% 43% 307

Parent of children under 18 among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,183. 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 30% 70% 1,183
Once or twice a month 34% 66% 249
Several times a year 25% 75% 148
Seldom/never 32% 68% 307

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,189. 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 94% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,189
Once or twice a month 86% 10% 1% 1% 1% 1% 249
Several times a year 83% 16% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 148
Seldom/never 78% 17% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 308

Importance of religion in one's life among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,189. 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 94% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,189
Once or twice a month 87% 13% < 1% < 1% < 1% 249
Several times a year 74% 23% 1% 2% < 1% 148
Seldom/never 62% 31% 5% 2% < 1% 308

Attendance at religious services among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,189. 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% 26% 4% < 1% 1,189
Once or twice a month 35% 54% 10% 1% 249
Several times a year 26% 60% 14% 1% 148
Seldom/never 24% 47% 28% 1% 308

Frequency of prayer among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,189. 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% 7% 1% 1% 1% 1,189
Once or twice a month 72% 20% 6% 2% < 1% 249
Several times a year 60% 20% 10% 8% 2% 148
Seldom/never 65% 16% 6% 12% 1% 308

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,189. 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 62% 14% 7% 15% 1% 1,189
Once or twice a month 20% 26% 11% 42% < 1% 249
Several times a year 15% 13% 27% 45% < 1% 148
Seldom/never 13% 5% 7% 75% < 1% 308

Frequency of meditation among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,189. 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% 7% 2% 19% 2% 1,189
Once or twice a month 39% 16% 3% 40% 2% 249
Several times a year 22% 8% 16% 54% < 1% 148
Seldom/never 31% 7% 4% 57% 1% 308

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,189. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 85% 9% 2% 4% < 1% 1,189
Once or twice a month 59% 22% 12% 6% 1% 249
Several times a year 58% 16% 18% 8% 1% 148
Seldom/never 50% 13% 13% 23% 2% 308

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,189. 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% 16% 8% 25% 2% 1,189
Once or twice a month 33% 24% 17% 24% 2% 249
Several times a year 35% 11% 19% 32% 3% 148
Seldom/never 27% 12% 12% 47% 2% 308

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,189. 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 57% 5% 33% 3% 2% 1,189
Once or twice a month 33% 8% 49% 6% 4% 249
Several times a year 33% 8% 51% 6% 1% 148
Seldom/never 29% 5% 57% 7% 2% 308

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,189. 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% 65% 1% 1% 1,189
Once or twice a month 25% 73% 1% 1% 249
Several times a year 29% 71% < 1% < 1% 148
Seldom/never 21% 76% 1% 1% 308

Interpreting scripture among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,189. 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 67% 20% 3% 4% 5% 1,189
Once or twice a month 49% 31% 1% 11% 9% 249
Several times a year 50% 28% 1% 17% 5% 148
Seldom/never 45% 27% 1% 20% 7% 308

Belief in Heaven among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,189. 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 93% 4% 3% 1,189
Once or twice a month 94% 3% 4% 249
Several times a year 94% 6% 1% 148
Seldom/never 91% 6% 3% 308

Belief in Hell among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,189. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 85% 10% 5% 1,189
Once or twice a month 78% 14% 8% 249
Several times a year 83% 13% 4% 148
Seldom/never 73% 18% 9% 308

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,189. 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% 10% 80% 1,189
Once or twice a month 14% 7% 79% 249
Several times a year 8% 12% 80% 148
Seldom/never 11% 9% 80% 308

Political ideology among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,189. 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% 31% 22% 7% 1,189
Once or twice a month 28% 39% 29% 4% 249
Several times a year 35% 31% 28% 6% 148
Seldom/never 29% 34% 28% 8% 308

Views about size of government among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,189. 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 23% 71% 3% 3% 1,189
Once or twice a month 25% 68% 3% 4% 249
Several times a year 22% 71% 2% 5% 148
Seldom/never 25% 68% 2% 5% 308

Views about government aid to the poor among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,189. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 27% 67% 5% 2% 1,189
Once or twice a month 30% 65% 5% 1% 249
Several times a year 25% 72% 2% 1% 148
Seldom/never 27% 65% 4% 4% 308

Views about abortion among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,189. 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% 48% 7% 1,189
Once or twice a month 66% 30% 4% 249
Several times a year 60% 38% 2% 148
Seldom/never 60% 34% 6% 308

Views about homosexuality among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,189. 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% 47% 6% 4% 1,189
Once or twice a month 64% 32% 3% 2% 249
Several times a year 58% 32% 5% 5% 148
Seldom/never 69% 23% 5% 3% 308

Views about same-sex marriage among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,189. 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% 61% 8% 1,189
Once or twice a month 46% 46% 8% 249
Several times a year 62% 30% 8% 148
Seldom/never 55% 36% 9% 308

Views about environmental regulation among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,189. 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% 57% 2% 5% 1,189
Once or twice a month 34% 61% 2% 3% 249
Several times a year 35% 62% 1% 3% 148
Seldom/never 39% 57% 1% 3% 308

Views about human evolution among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,189. 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% 28% 3% 50% 6% 1,189
Once or twice a month 18% 31% 3% 44% 4% 249
Several times a year 18% 46% 2% 33% 1% 148
Seldom/never 24% 35% 2% 34% 5% 308