Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Survey year Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. 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 44% 16% 40% 6,083
2007 41% 15% 43% 7,470

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages…

Party affiliation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,711. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 15% 28% 29% 27% 2,711
No lean 20% 31% 27% 21% 768
Democrat/lean Dem. 15% 30% 28% 27% 2,467

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Party affiliation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,711. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 10% 9% 25% 36% 18% 2% 2,711
No lean 12% 15% 24% 34% 14% 1% 768
Democrat/lean Dem. 10% 10% 25% 36% 17% 2% 2,467

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Party affiliation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 50% 50% 2,750
No lean 44% 56% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 39% 61% 2,511

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Party affiliation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,721. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 93% 1% 1% 3% 2% 2,721
No lean 82% 1% 2% 9% 7% 782
Democrat/lean Dem. 81% 7% 1% 7% 4% 2,492

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Party affiliation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,737. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 5% 6% 90% 2,737
No lean 10% 8% 83% 795
Democrat/lean Dem. 8% 7% 85% 2,487

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who have a household income of…

Party affiliation Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,384. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 21% 21% 32% 26% 2,384
No lean 41% 21% 23% 15% 598
Democrat/lean Dem. 32% 18% 26% 23% 2,226

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who have completed…

Party affiliation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,739. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 36% 32% 21% 12% 2,739
No lean 46% 32% 13% 9% 805
Democrat/lean Dem. 34% 28% 20% 18% 2,501

Marital status among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Party affiliation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,743. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 60% 4% 11% 8% 16% 2,743
No lean 50% 7% 14% 10% 18% 805
Democrat/lean Dem. 52% 6% 13% 10% 19% 2,500

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Party affiliation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,743. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 25% 75% 2,743
No lean 27% 73% 815
Democrat/lean Dem. 26% 74% 2,504

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who say they…

Party affiliation 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 = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 71% 23% 3% 1% 1% 1% 2,750
No lean 64% 25% 5% 2% 1% 2% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 62% 28% 5% 1% 2% 1% 2,511

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who say religion is…

Party affiliation Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 56% 34% 8% 2% < 1% 2,750
No lean 50% 36% 9% 3% 2% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 51% 34% 12% 3% 1% 2,511

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who attend religious services…

Party affiliation At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 33% 45% 22% < 1% 2,750
No lean 30% 40% 28% 1% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 33% 42% 25% < 1% 2,511

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Party affiliation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 55% 24% 7% 13% 1% 2,750
No lean 56% 17% 7% 18% 3% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 52% 24% 7% 16% 1% 2,511

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

% of Mainline Protestants who attend prayer group…

Party affiliation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 20% 11% 10% 59% < 1% 2,750
No lean 18% 8% 9% 63% 2% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 19% 9% 9% 62% < 1% 2,511

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who meditate…

Party affiliation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 34% 9% 4% 51% 1% 2,750
No lean 35% 6% 5% 50% 3% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 38% 12% 5% 44% 1% 2,511

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants by political party

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

Party affiliation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 56% 19% 11% 12% 1% 2,750
No lean 53% 17% 9% 18% 4% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 57% 17% 11% 13% 1% 2,511

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants by political party

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

Party affiliation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 40% 18% 15% 26% 1% 2,750
No lean 41% 13% 12% 31% 4% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 46% 17% 15% 21% 2% 2,511

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by political party

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

Party affiliation Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 35% 9% 49% 5% 2% 2,750
No lean 29% 7% 55% 5% 4% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 24% 13% 52% 8% 3% 2,511

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who say…

Party affiliation 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 = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 43% 55% 1% 1% 2,750
No lean 29% 67% 2% 1% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 21% 76% 2% 1% 2,511

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who read scripture…

Party affiliation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 31% 14% 11% 43% 1% 2,750
No lean 34% 11% 11% 43% 2% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 28% 13% 13% 45% 1% 2,511

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who say the holy scripture is…

Party affiliation 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 = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 27% 42% 3% 21% 7% 2,750
No lean 25% 29% 6% 26% 14% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 21% 31% 1% 37% 10% 2,511

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Party affiliation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 84% 9% 7% 2,750
No lean 78% 11% 11% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 77% 15% 8% 2,511

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Party affiliation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 66% 24% 9% 2,750
No lean 59% 26% 15% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 54% 36% 10% 2,511

SocialandPoliticalViews

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Party affiliation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 61% 33% 4% 2% 2,750
No lean 26% 40% 15% 19% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 16% 42% 39% 4% 2,511

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who would rather have…

Party affiliation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 81% 15% 1% 2% 2,750
No lean 56% 31% 6% 8% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 35% 56% 5% 4% 2,511

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants by political party

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

Party affiliation Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 69% 26% 3% 2% 2,750
No lean 47% 42% 6% 5% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 25% 69% 4% 1% 2,511

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who say abortion should be…

Party affiliation Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 50% 47% 3% 2,750
No lean 55% 36% 9% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 74% 22% 4% 2,511

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who say homosexuality…

Party affiliation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 56% 36% 5% 3% 2,750
No lean 63% 23% 7% 7% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 78% 16% 4% 2% 2,511

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Party affiliation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 43% 49% 8% 2,750
No lean 53% 33% 14% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 74% 21% 6% 2,511

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who say…

Party affiliation 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 = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 56% 40% 2% 2% 2,750
No lean 36% 54% 6% 4% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 20% 76% 2% 2% 2,511

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants by political party

% of Mainline Protestants who say humans…

Party affiliation 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 = 2,750. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 22% 34% 4% 35% 5% 2,750
No lean 22% 28% 9% 32% 9% 822
Democrat/lean Dem. 38% 30% 5% 23% 4% 2,511