DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages…

Marital status 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,370. 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.
Married 5% 34% 34% 27% 3,370
Living with a partner 33% 40% 19% 8% 258
Divorced/separated 4% 30% 41% 24% 747
Widowed < 1% 4% 18% 77% 774
Never married 60% 25% 11% 4% 776

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Marital status Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,370. 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.
Married 1% 8% 30% 43% 17% 1% 3,370
Living with a partner 17% 23% 32% 23% 5% < 1% 258
Divorced/separated 2% 6% 27% 50% 15% 1% 747
Widowed < 1% < 1% 4% 26% 55% 14% 774
Never married 47% 21% 16% 13% 3% < 1% 776

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Marital status Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 47% 53% 3,444
Living with a partner 46% 54% 261
Divorced/separated 43% 57% 764
Widowed 22% 78% 791
Never married 50% 50% 788

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Marital status White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,398. 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.
Married 91% 2% 1% 3% 2% 3,398
Living with a partner 78% 3% 3% 11% 6% 261
Divorced/separated 88% 4% < 1% 5% 3% 753
Widowed 91% 2% < 1% 3% 3% 784
Never married 72% 6% 3% 13% 7% 777

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Marital status Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,418. 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.
Married 7% 6% 88% 3,418
Living with a partner 7% 10% 83% 259
Divorced/separated 5% 6% 89% 754
Widowed 4% 8% 88% 781
Never married 9% 9% 81% 775

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who have a household income of…

Marital status Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,941. 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.
Married 15% 16% 35% 33% 2,941
Living with a partner 36% 28% 18% 19% 239
Divorced/separated 45% 26% 20% 9% 681
Widowed 58% 23% 13% 6% 647
Never married 42% 20% 23% 14% 688

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who have completed…

Marital status High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,424. 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.
Married 30% 28% 24% 18% 3,424
Living with a partner 38% 34% 18% 11% 260
Divorced/separated 43% 33% 13% 11% 760
Widowed 51% 28% 12% 9% 787
Never married 43% 36% 15% 7% 785

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Marital status Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,430. 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.
Married 34% 66% 3,430
Living with a partner 33% 67% 261
Divorced/separated 20% 80% 764
Widowed 5% 95% 791
Never married 13% 87% 787

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who say they…

Marital status 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 = 3,444. 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.
Married 67% 26% 4% 1% 1% 1% 3,444
Living with a partner 52% 36% 8% 1% 1% 2% 261
Divorced/separated 70% 24% 3% 1% 2% 1% 764
Widowed 72% 18% 3% 3% 2% 1% 791
Never married 63% 27% 6% < 1% 2% 2% 788

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who say religion is…

Marital status Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 54% 33% 10% 2% 1% 3,444
Living with a partner 41% 43% 13% 3% < 1% 261
Divorced/separated 55% 32% 8% 3% 1% 764
Widowed 65% 26% 6% 2% 1% 791
Never married 46% 41% 11% 2% < 1% 788

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who attend religious services…

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 36% 41% 22% < 1% 3,444
Living with a partner 14% 51% 34% < 1% 261
Divorced/separated 28% 46% 26% < 1% 764
Widowed 41% 32% 25% 1% 791
Never married 26% 48% 25% < 1% 788

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Marital status At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 56% 22% 7% 14% 1% 3,444
Living with a partner 48% 21% 12% 18% < 1% 261
Divorced/separated 56% 24% 6% 12% 2% 764
Widowed 66% 17% 4% 11% 2% 791
Never married 42% 28% 9% 20% 1% 788

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

% of Mainline Protestants who attend prayer group…

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 20% 10% 9% 60% 1% 3,444
Living with a partner 10% 9% 12% 69% < 1% 261
Divorced/separated 18% 10% 8% 62% < 1% 764
Widowed 25% 7% 9% 57% 2% 791
Never married 16% 10% 10% 63% < 1% 788

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who meditate…

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 36% 9% 5% 49% 2% 3,444
Living with a partner 26% 11% 10% 53% < 1% 261
Divorced/separated 43% 10% 4% 41% 2% 764
Widowed 53% 10% 3% 30% 4% 791
Never married 25% 11% 5% 59% 1% 788

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants by marital status

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

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 57% 18% 12% 12% 1% 3,444
Living with a partner 49% 18% 13% 19% < 1% 261
Divorced/separated 60% 15% 7% 16% 2% 764
Widowed 66% 11% 8% 13% 2% 791
Never married 47% 24% 11% 16% 1% 788

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants by marital status

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

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 41% 17% 16% 25% 1% 3,444
Living with a partner 48% 12% 17% 23% < 1% 261
Divorced/separated 44% 16% 13% 24% 4% 764
Widowed 42% 12% 11% 31% 4% 791
Never married 45% 21% 12% 21% < 1% 788

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by marital status

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

Marital status Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 32% 9% 50% 6% 3% 3,444
Living with a partner 17% 18% 60% 4% 2% 261
Divorced/separated 28% 11% 52% 6% 3% 764
Widowed 33% 7% 52% 5% 3% 791
Never married 26% 12% 53% 8% 1% 788

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who say…

Marital status 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 = 3,444. 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.
Married 37% 61% 1% 1% 3,444
Living with a partner 25% 73% 1% 1% 261
Divorced/separated 31% 66% 2% 1% 764
Widowed 30% 65% 2% 4% 791
Never married 22% 75% 2% 1% 788

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who read scripture…

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 31% 13% 12% 44% 1% 3,444
Living with a partner 21% 10% 15% 53% < 1% 261
Divorced/separated 30% 14% 12% 43% 1% 764
Widowed 42% 10% 9% 37% 2% 791
Never married 25% 17% 12% 45% 1% 788

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who say the holy scripture is…

Marital status 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 = 3,444. 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.
Married 23% 36% 3% 29% 10% 3,444
Living with a partner 20% 33% 1% 37% 10% 261
Divorced/separated 29% 29% 2% 30% 10% 764
Widowed 33% 30% 7% 18% 12% 791
Never married 22% 42% 2% 28% 6% 788

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Marital status Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 79% 13% 8% 3,444
Living with a partner 72% 17% 10% 261
Divorced/separated 79% 14% 7% 764
Widowed 85% 8% 7% 791
Never married 84% 9% 6% 788

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Marital status Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 59% 30% 11% 3,444
Living with a partner 53% 37% 10% 261
Divorced/separated 61% 30% 10% 764
Widowed 52% 32% 15% 791
Never married 70% 23% 7% 788

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Marital status Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 48% 14% 38% 3,444
Living with a partner 36% 21% 43% 261
Divorced/separated 40% 18% 42% 764
Widowed 39% 18% 43% 791
Never married 41% 16% 43% 788

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Marital status Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 40% 37% 19% 4% 3,444
Living with a partner 32% 38% 26% 4% 261
Divorced/separated 34% 37% 21% 8% 764
Widowed 40% 37% 16% 6% 791
Never married 30% 41% 22% 7% 788

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who would rather have…

Marital status Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 66% 28% 3% 3% 3,444
Living with a partner 48% 45% 3% 4% 261
Divorced/separated 54% 38% 3% 4% 764
Widowed 55% 31% 6% 7% 791
Never married 47% 48% 3% 2% 788

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants by marital status

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

Marital status Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 52% 42% 4% 1% 3,444
Living with a partner 41% 49% 6% 4% 261
Divorced/separated 43% 51% 3% 3% 764
Widowed 40% 50% 6% 5% 791
Never married 44% 52% 3% 1% 788

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who say abortion should be…

Marital status Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 61% 36% 3% 3,444
Living with a partner 63% 33% 4% 261
Divorced/separated 66% 29% 5% 764
Widowed 57% 34% 10% 791
Never married 56% 40% 4% 788

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who say homosexuality…

Marital status Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 64% 28% 5% 3% 3,444
Living with a partner 79% 13% 5% 3% 261
Divorced/separated 66% 26% 4% 4% 764
Widowed 55% 34% 5% 6% 791
Never married 74% 20% 4% 2% 788

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Marital status Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,444. 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.
Married 54% 38% 8% 3,444
Living with a partner 76% 19% 5% 261
Divorced/separated 57% 34% 10% 764
Widowed 42% 45% 14% 791
Never married 68% 25% 7% 788

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who say…

Marital status 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 = 3,444. 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.
Married 41% 55% 3% 2% 3,444
Living with a partner 33% 65% 2% < 1% 261
Divorced/separated 36% 58% 3% 3% 764
Widowed 38% 51% 3% 9% 791
Never married 36% 60% 2% 2% 788

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants by marital status

% of Mainline Protestants who say humans…

Marital status Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
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Married 29% 31% 6% 30% 5% 3,444
Living with a partner 34% 35% 4% 22% 5% 261
Divorced/separated 24% 34% 5% 32% 5% 764
Widowed 23% 25% 5% 37% 9% 791
Never married 31% 34% 4% 27% 4% 788