Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 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 30% 13% 12% 44% 1% 6,083
2007 27% 12% 11% 48% 2% 7,470

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,852. 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% 1,852
Once or twice a month 20% 29% 28% 23% 772
Several times a year 16% 35% 28% 21% 684
Seldom/never 17% 30% 28% 25% 2,598

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,852. 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% 10% 22% 36% 22% 3% 1,852
Once or twice a month 13% 10% 26% 34% 14% 3% 772
Several times a year 11% 11% 29% 34% 13% 1% 684
Seldom/never 11% 10% 25% 36% 15% 2% 2,598

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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% 65% 1,894
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 791
Several times a year 46% 54% 703
Seldom/never 50% 50% 2,641

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,859. 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% 5% 1% 8% 5% 1,859
Once or twice a month 85% 5% 2% 5% 4% 783
Several times a year 87% 2% 2% 6% 2% 691
Seldom/never 91% 2% 1% 4% 3% 2,612

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,877. 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% 1,877
Once or twice a month 5% 7% 87% 782
Several times a year 7% 7% 86% 696
Seldom/never 5% 7% 87% 2,613

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 1,583. 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% 23% 26% 17% 1,583
Once or twice a month 28% 20% 29% 23% 686
Several times a year 26% 16% 30% 28% 616
Seldom/never 25% 19% 29% 27% 2,294

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,885. 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% 31% 18% 13% 1,885
Once or twice a month 36% 30% 19% 15% 788
Several times a year 28% 35% 20% 17% 696
Seldom/never 38% 29% 20% 13% 2,628

Marital status among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,882. 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% 4% 12% 13% 15% 1,882
Once or twice a month 52% 4% 13% 7% 23% 787
Several times a year 55% 7% 13% 7% 18% 699
Seldom/never 55% 7% 12% 8% 18% 2,632

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,888. 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% 1,888
Once or twice a month 27% 73% 787
Several times a year 30% 70% 700
Seldom/never 26% 74% 2,634

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 1,894. 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 88% 10% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,894
Once or twice a month 72% 24% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 791
Several times a year 69% 26% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% 703
Seldom/never 49% 37% 8% 1% 3% 2% 2,641

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 1,894. 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 87% 11% 1% 1% 1% 1,894
Once or twice a month 61% 34% 4% 1% < 1% 791
Several times a year 48% 45% 5% 1% 1% 703
Seldom/never 29% 47% 19% 4% 1% 2,641

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 1,894. 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% 24% 9% 1% 1,894
Once or twice a month 34% 53% 12% < 1% 791
Several times a year 19% 62% 19% < 1% 703
Seldom/never 12% 48% 39% < 1% 2,641

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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 87% 10% < 1% 1% 1% 1,894
Once or twice a month 62% 27% 4% 5% 1% 791
Several times a year 47% 35% 9% 7% 1% 703
Seldom/never 31% 27% 12% 29% 1% 2,641

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 1,894. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 48% 15% 9% 27% 1% 1,894
Once or twice a month 17% 19% 16% 48% < 1% 791
Several times a year 6% 9% 22% 62% 1% 703
Seldom/never 4% 4% 5% 88% < 1% 2,641

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 1,894. 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% 8% 2% 29% 2% 1,894
Once or twice a month 36% 15% 3% 45% 2% 791
Several times a year 29% 10% 13% 46% 2% 703
Seldom/never 22% 9% 5% 64% 1% 2,641

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 1,894. 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 80% 12% 3% 4% 1% 1,894
Once or twice a month 57% 24% 10% 8% 2% 791
Several times a year 51% 22% 17% 8% < 1% 703
Seldom/never 40% 20% 15% 24% 2% 2,641

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 1,894. 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 54% 15% 10% 20% 1% 1,894
Once or twice a month 48% 18% 14% 18% 1% 791
Several times a year 39% 19% 19% 21% 1% 703
Seldom/never 35% 17% 17% 31% 1% 2,641

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 1,894. 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% 7% 34% 4% 3% 1,894
Once or twice a month 32% 12% 47% 6% 3% 791
Several times a year 23% 12% 56% 7% 3% 703
Seldom/never 14% 12% 64% 8% 2% 2,641

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 1,894. 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% 59% 2% 1% 1,894
Once or twice a month 32% 66% 2% 1% 791
Several times a year 29% 69% 1% 1% 703
Seldom/never 28% 69% 2% 1% 2,641

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 1,894. 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% 36% 4% 10% 8% 1,894
Once or twice a month 25% 41% 4% 19% 10% 791
Several times a year 14% 42% 2% 31% 10% 703
Seldom/never 13% 32% 1% 44% 10% 2,641

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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 88% 7% 6% 1,894
Once or twice a month 84% 9% 7% 791
Several times a year 80% 14% 6% 703
Seldom/never 74% 16% 10% 2,641

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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 72% 19% 10% 1,894
Once or twice a month 62% 26% 13% 791
Several times a year 58% 32% 10% 703
Seldom/never 52% 37% 10% 2,641

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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% 18% 37% 1,894
Once or twice a month 47% 13% 40% 791
Several times a year 41% 15% 44% 703
Seldom/never 43% 15% 41% 2,641

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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% 35% 16% 5% 1,894
Once or twice a month 40% 39% 18% 4% 791
Several times a year 35% 36% 24% 4% 703
Seldom/never 32% 40% 22% 6% 2,641

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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% 34% 4% 4% 1,894
Once or twice a month 59% 33% 4% 3% 791
Several times a year 59% 34% 3% 4% 703
Seldom/never 60% 34% 3% 4% 2,641

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 1,894. 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 47% 45% 5% 2% 1,894
Once or twice a month 48% 47% 3% 2% 791
Several times a year 50% 45% 4% 1% 703
Seldom/never 48% 46% 3% 2% 2,641

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 1,894. 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% 49% 5% 1,894
Once or twice a month 57% 39% 4% 791
Several times a year 67% 29% 4% 703
Seldom/never 70% 26% 4% 2,641

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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 51% 38% 6% 5% 1,894
Once or twice a month 67% 27% 4% 3% 791
Several times a year 73% 20% 5% 3% 703
Seldom/never 74% 19% 4% 2% 2,641

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

% of Mainline Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,894. 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% 49% 10% 1,894
Once or twice a month 57% 35% 8% 791
Several times a year 66% 28% 7% 703
Seldom/never 65% 27% 8% 2,641

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 1,894. 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 41% 53% 3% 3% 1,894
Once or twice a month 38% 57% 2% 2% 791
Several times a year 38% 58% 2% 2% 703
Seldom/never 37% 58% 2% 3% 2,641

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants by frequency of reading scripture

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 1,894. 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% 33% 4% 45% 6% 1,894
Once or twice a month 24% 36% 6% 29% 5% 791
Several times a year 29% 35% 6% 26% 4% 703
Seldom/never 41% 29% 5% 21% 5% 2,641