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

% of Mainline Protestants who attend prayer group…

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 = 6,083. 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 19% 10% 9% 61% 1% 6,083
2007 16% 9% 9% 64% 1% 7,470

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,191. 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% 26% 30% 31% 1,191
Once or twice a month 22% 30% 25% 24% 536
Several times a year 20% 24% 30% 26% 613
Seldom/never 15% 31% 29% 25% 3,576

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,191. 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 10% 8% 21% 35% 22% 3% 1,191
Once or twice a month 13% 12% 26% 32% 15% 2% 536
Several times a year 14% 10% 19% 37% 17% 2% 613
Seldom/never 9% 11% 26% 36% 16% 2% 3,576

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. 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% 1,221
Once or twice a month 37% 63% 551
Several times a year 49% 51% 627
Seldom/never 48% 52% 3,642

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,195. 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 81% 6% 1% 8% 4% 1,195
Once or twice a month 78% 6% 3% 9% 4% 543
Several times a year 86% 3% 3% 6% 3% 620
Seldom/never 90% 2% 1% 4% 3% 3,601

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,208. 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% 6% 85% 1,208
Once or twice a month 8% 8% 84% 543
Several times a year 6% 9% 85% 620
Seldom/never 6% 7% 87% 3,610

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who have a household income of…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,020. 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 32% 20% 30% 18% 1,020
Once or twice a month 29% 21% 30% 20% 482
Several times a year 27% 19% 30% 24% 537
Seldom/never 27% 19% 27% 26% 3,153

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who have completed…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,212. 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% 32% 18% 12% 1,212
Once or twice a month 36% 31% 18% 15% 549
Several times a year 33% 28% 23% 15% 624
Seldom/never 37% 30% 19% 14% 3,622

Marital status among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,212. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 58% 3% 12% 12% 15% 1,212
Once or twice a month 57% 5% 13% 7% 19% 551
Several times a year 53% 7% 11% 9% 20% 626
Seldom/never 54% 6% 13% 9% 18% 3,624

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,215. 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 25% 75% 1,215
Once or twice a month 32% 68% 550
Several times a year 23% 77% 627
Seldom/never 26% 74% 3,629

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who say they…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,221. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 89% 10% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,221
Once or twice a month 79% 19% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 551
Several times a year 73% 24% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 627
Seldom/never 56% 32% 7% 1% 3% 2% 3,642

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who say religion is…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 89% 9% < 1% < 1% 1% 1,221
Once or twice a month 77% 21% 2% < 1% 1% 551
Several times a year 65% 32% 1% 1% < 1% 627
Seldom/never 36% 45% 15% 3% 1% 3,642

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who attend religious services…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. 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% 12% 3% < 1% 1,221
Once or twice a month 52% 44% 4% < 1% 551
Several times a year 37% 60% 3% < 1% 627
Seldom/never 12% 50% 37% < 1% 3,642

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. 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% 12% 1% 1% 1% 1,221
Once or twice a month 72% 21% 4% 2% 1% 551
Several times a year 63% 27% 4% 4% 1% 627
Seldom/never 40% 26% 10% 23% 1% 3,642

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who meditate…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 10% 2% 27% 2% 1,221
Once or twice a month 46% 13% 3% 36% 2% 551
Several times a year 35% 11% 9% 42% 2% 627
Seldom/never 27% 9% 5% 58% 1% 3,642

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. 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 82% 10% 3% 4% 1% 1,221
Once or twice a month 67% 21% 7% 4% < 1% 551
Several times a year 62% 21% 10% 7% < 1% 627
Seldom/never 45% 20% 14% 19% 2% 3,642

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. 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% 16% 10% 18% 2% 1,221
Once or twice a month 46% 20% 14% 18% 2% 551
Several times a year 47% 17% 17% 17% 2% 627
Seldom/never 38% 16% 15% 29% 1% 3,642

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. 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 56% 7% 32% 3% 2% 1,221
Once or twice a month 45% 10% 38% 5% 2% 551
Several times a year 35% 12% 44% 7% 2% 627
Seldom/never 18% 11% 61% 7% 3% 3,642

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,221. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 39% 58% 1% 1% 1,221
Once or twice a month 35% 64% 1% < 1% 551
Several times a year 33% 65% 1% 1% 627
Seldom/never 29% 68% 2% 1% 3,642

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who read scripture…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. 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 76% 12% 4% 8% 1% 1,221
Once or twice a month 47% 25% 11% 16% 1% 551
Several times a year 29% 22% 27% 21% 1% 627
Seldom/never 13% 10% 12% 64% < 1% 3,642

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,221. 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% 33% 4% 9% 8% 1,221
Once or twice a month 35% 42% 2% 13% 8% 551
Several times a year 26% 44% 3% 19% 9% 627
Seldom/never 15% 34% 2% 38% 10% 3,642

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. 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% 7% 7% 1,221
Once or twice a month 87% 8% 6% 551
Several times a year 85% 9% 6% 627
Seldom/never 76% 15% 9% 3,642

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 74% 16% 9% 1,221
Once or twice a month 65% 26% 9% 551
Several times a year 63% 28% 10% 627
Seldom/never 55% 34% 11% 3,642

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. 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% 15% 40% 1,221
Once or twice a month 48% 14% 39% 551
Several times a year 46% 15% 39% 627
Seldom/never 43% 17% 41% 3,642

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. 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% 34% 17% 4% 1,221
Once or twice a month 41% 38% 18% 3% 551
Several times a year 40% 38% 18% 4% 627
Seldom/never 34% 39% 21% 6% 3,642

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who would rather have…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 34% 4% 3% 1,221
Once or twice a month 54% 39% 3% 4% 551
Several times a year 59% 34% 2% 5% 627
Seldom/never 60% 33% 4% 4% 3,642

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. 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% 47% 4% 2% 1,221
Once or twice a month 48% 43% 6% 2% 551
Several times a year 49% 46% 3% 2% 627
Seldom/never 48% 46% 4% 2% 3,642

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who say abortion should be…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. 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% 6% 1,221
Once or twice a month 47% 49% 4% 551
Several times a year 63% 34% 3% 627
Seldom/never 68% 28% 4% 3,642

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who say homosexuality…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. 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% 40% 6% 4% 1,221
Once or twice a month 59% 33% 5% 2% 551
Several times a year 67% 26% 2% 4% 627
Seldom/never 72% 20% 5% 3% 3,642

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,221. 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% 49% 10% 1,221
Once or twice a month 53% 41% 7% 551
Several times a year 58% 36% 6% 627
Seldom/never 63% 29% 8% 3,642

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,221. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 39% 55% 3% 3% 1,221
Once or twice a month 42% 54% 3% 1% 551
Several times a year 38% 58% 2% 2% 627
Seldom/never 38% 57% 2% 3% 3,642

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants by attendance at prayer groups

% of Mainline Protestants who say humans…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,221. 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 12% 30% 4% 47% 6% 1,221
Once or twice a month 16% 35% 3% 41% 4% 551
Several times a year 22% 42% 6% 26% 5% 627
Seldom/never 37% 30% 6% 23% 5% 3,642