DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages…

Educational distribution 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,511. 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.
High school or less 17% 24% 30% 29% 1,511
Some college 21% 30% 26% 22% 1,537
College 12% 35% 29% 24% 1,635
Post-graduate degree 5% 35% 30% 29% 1,246

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Educational distribution Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,511. 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.
High school or less 13% 8% 20% 36% 20% 3% 1,511
Some college 14% 12% 25% 33% 14% 2% 1,537
College 5% 13% 29% 36% 15% 2% 1,635
Post-graduate degree 1% 10% 30% 40% 18% 1% 1,246

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Educational distribution Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 48% 52% 1,536
Some college 42% 58% 1,567
College 43% 57% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 45% 55% 1,269

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Educational distribution White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,519. 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.
High school or less 85% 3% 1% 8% 4% 1,519
Some college 86% 3% 2% 5% 4% 1,546
College 89% 3% 2% 3% 3% 1,649
Post-graduate degree 90% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1,253

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Educational distribution Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,512. 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.
High school or less 7% 6% 87% 1,512
Some college 6% 7% 87% 1,555
College 6% 7% 87% 1,663
Post-graduate degree 7% 7% 87% 1,262

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who have a household income of…

Educational distribution Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,294. 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.
High school or less 48% 23% 19% 9% 1,294
Some college 27% 24% 34% 16% 1,335
College 11% 14% 34% 40% 1,431
Post-graduate degree 8% 10% 32% 51% 1,136

Marital status among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Educational distribution Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,529. 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.
High school or less 46% 6% 15% 13% 21% 1,529
Some college 51% 6% 13% 8% 21% 1,559
College 67% 5% 9% 6% 14% 1,663
Post-graduate degree 71% 4% 10% 6% 9% 1,265

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Educational distribution Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,532. 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.
High school or less 21% 79% 1,532
Some college 27% 73% 1,566
College 30% 70% 1,668
Post-graduate degree 30% 70% 1,263

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who say they…

Educational distribution 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 = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 69% 23% 4% 1% 2% 1% 1,536
Some college 68% 25% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1,567
College 63% 27% 6% 1% 2% 2% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 58% 32% 5% 1% 2% 2% 1,269

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who say religion is…

Educational distribution Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 55% 33% 9% 2% 1% 1,536
Some college 55% 34% 8% 2% < 1% 1,567
College 50% 35% 11% 4% < 1% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 50% 35% 12% 2% 1% 1,269

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who attend religious services…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 31% 38% 30% 1% 1,536
Some college 31% 46% 23% < 1% 1,567
College 35% 45% 19% < 1% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 37% 46% 17% < 1% 1,269

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Educational distribution At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 53% 22% 7% 16% 1% 1,536
Some college 57% 23% 7% 11% 1% 1,567
College 52% 22% 7% 18% 1% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 52% 26% 7% 14% 2% 1,269

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who attend prayer group…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 20% 10% 9% 61% 1% 1,536
Some college 20% 10% 9% 61% 1% 1,567
College 18% 9% 11% 61% 1% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 17% 11% 10% 61% < 1% 1,269

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who meditate…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 33% 9% 3% 52% 2% 1,536
Some college 37% 9% 5% 48% 1% 1,567
College 36% 10% 6% 47% 1% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 41% 12% 6% 39% 2% 1,269

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 53% 16% 10% 18% 2% 1,536
Some college 59% 18% 11% 11% 1% 1,567
College 56% 21% 12% 11% 1% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 57% 19% 12% 11% 1% 1,269

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 39% 15% 13% 31% 2% 1,536
Some college 42% 17% 15% 25% 1% 1,567
College 45% 18% 17% 19% 1% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 51% 18% 15% 14% 2% 1,269

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Educational distribution Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 31% 6% 56% 5% 2% 1,536
Some college 30% 11% 52% 4% 2% 1,567
College 28% 13% 47% 8% 4% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 28% 15% 42% 11% 4% 1,269

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who say…

Educational distribution 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 = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 31% 66% 1% 2% 1,536
Some college 33% 65% 2% 1% 1,567
College 37% 61% 2% 1% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 27% 71% 2% 1% 1,269

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who read scripture…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 32% 13% 9% 45% 1% 1,536
Some college 31% 13% 13% 41% 1% 1,567
College 28% 13% 12% 46% < 1% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 28% 15% 15% 42% < 1% 1,269

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who say the holy scripture is…

Educational distribution 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 = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 37% 32% 3% 21% 8% 1,536
Some college 23% 40% 3% 25% 10% 1,567
College 13% 37% 2% 39% 9% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 8% 35% 2% 42% 12% 1,269

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 85% 8% 7% 1,536
Some college 83% 10% 7% 1,567
College 74% 17% 9% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 68% 23% 10% 1,269

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 68% 23% 9% 1,536
Some college 65% 25% 9% 1,567
College 52% 37% 12% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 40% 46% 13% 1,269

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Educational distribution Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 43% 20% 37% 1,536
Some college 46% 17% 37% 1,567
College 47% 11% 42% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 38% 10% 52% 1,269

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Educational distribution Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 43% 32% 16% 9% 1,536
Some college 38% 39% 19% 5% 1,567
College 34% 44% 21% 2% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 23% 42% 32% 2% 1,269

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who would rather have…

Educational distribution Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 55% 37% 3% 5% 1,536
Some college 62% 31% 4% 3% 1,567
College 64% 29% 3% 3% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 54% 38% 5% 3% 1,269

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who say government aid to the poor…

Educational distribution Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 50% 43% 4% 3% 1,536
Some college 51% 43% 5% 1% 1,567
College 48% 47% 4% 2% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 35% 59% 3% 2% 1,269

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who say abortion should be…

Educational distribution Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 53% 41% 5% 1,536
Some college 58% 38% 4% 1,567
College 68% 29% 4% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 74% 23% 3% 1,269

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who say homosexuality…

Educational distribution Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 56% 36% 5% 4% 1,536
Some college 66% 24% 6% 4% 1,567
College 75% 18% 4% 2% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 80% 14% 3% 3% 1,269

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Educational distribution Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 45% 45% 10% 1,536
Some college 58% 34% 8% 1,567
College 65% 28% 7% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 74% 21% 5% 1,269

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who say…

Educational distribution 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 = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 46% 48% 3% 4% 1,536
Some college 39% 57% 3% 2% 1,567
College 34% 62% 3% 2% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 26% 70% 2% 2% 1,269

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants by educational group

% of Mainline Protestants who say humans…

Educational distribution 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 = 1,536. 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.
High school or less 23% 27% 4% 39% 8% 1,536
Some college 24% 34% 6% 32% 4% 1,567
College 36% 35% 5% 20% 4% 1,673
Post-graduate degree 43% 33% 8% 14% 2% 1,269