Political ideology among Mainline Protestants

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal 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 37% 38% 20% 5% 6,083
2007 36% 41% 18% 5% 7,470

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages…

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,230. 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.
Conservative 12% 27% 31% 30% 2,230
Moderate 18% 30% 27% 25% 2,237
Liberal 16% 34% 28% 22% 1,241
Don't know 26% 27% 22% 25% 238

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,230. 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.
Conservative 8% 7% 23% 39% 19% 3% 2,230
Moderate 12% 11% 25% 34% 16% 2% 2,237
Liberal 11% 13% 27% 35% 14% 1% 1,241
Don't know 17% 15% 21% 29% 16% 2% 238

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 52% 48% 2,269
Moderate 43% 57% 2,290
Liberal 36% 64% 1,259
Don't know 40% 60% 265

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,241. 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.
Conservative 90% 2% 1% 5% 3% 2,241
Moderate 87% 3% 2% 5% 3% 2,258
Liberal 82% 5% 1% 7% 4% 1,247
Don't know 80% 4% < 1% 8% 8% 249

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,260. 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.
Conservative 5% 5% 89% 2,260
Moderate 6% 7% 87% 2,268
Liberal 9% 9% 83% 1,245
Don't know 12% 8% 81% 246

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who have a household income of…

Political ideology Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,937. 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.
Conservative 26% 21% 31% 23% 1,937
Moderate 28% 21% 28% 24% 1,978
Liberal 29% 16% 28% 27% 1,128
Don't know 57% 20% 14% 9% 165

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who have completed…

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,260. 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.
Conservative 43% 31% 18% 9% 2,260
Moderate 31% 31% 22% 15% 2,282
Liberal 29% 29% 20% 22% 1,252
Don't know 61% 26% 8% 5% 251

Marital status among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,260. 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.
Conservative 60% 5% 11% 10% 14% 2,260
Moderate 54% 6% 12% 9% 19% 2,280
Liberal 53% 7% 13% 8% 20% 1,255
Don't know 43% 4% 20% 11% 23% 253

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,262. 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.
Conservative 25% 75% 2,262
Moderate 26% 74% 2,283
Liberal 28% 72% 1,256
Don't know 25% 75% 261

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who say they…

Political ideology 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 = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 74% 21% 3% 1% 1% 1% 2,269
Moderate 64% 28% 5% 1% 2% 1% 2,290
Liberal 58% 31% 6% 1% 3% 1% 1,259
Don't know 65% 22% 5% 4% 1% 4% 265

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

% of Mainline Protestants who say religion is…

Political ideology Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 61% 30% 7% 1% 1% 2,269
Moderate 49% 37% 10% 2% 1% 2,290
Liberal 44% 38% 13% 4% < 1% 1,259
Don't know 56% 27% 12% 2% 3% 265

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who attend religious services…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 38% 41% 21% < 1% 2,269
Moderate 31% 46% 23% < 1% 2,290
Liberal 29% 42% 29% < 1% 1,259
Don't know 25% 38% 33% 5% 265

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 60% 22% 5% 12% 1% 2,269
Moderate 51% 24% 8% 15% 1% 2,290
Liberal 50% 22% 8% 19% 1% 1,259
Don't know 50% 16% 9% 17% 8% 265

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

% of Mainline Protestants who attend prayer group…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 23% 11% 10% 56% < 1% 2,269
Moderate 18% 10% 9% 62% 1% 2,290
Liberal 17% 9% 8% 65% < 1% 1,259
Don't know 15% 5% 7% 68% 5% 265

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who meditate…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 37% 9% 4% 49% 2% 2,269
Moderate 34% 10% 6% 49% 1% 2,290
Liberal 39% 12% 5% 43% 1% 1,259
Don't know 31% 5% 4% 53% 7% 265

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

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 60% 17% 9% 11% 2% 2,269
Moderate 53% 19% 12% 14% 1% 2,290
Liberal 55% 17% 13% 15% 1% 1,259
Don't know 47% 20% 6% 20% 7% 265

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

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

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 42% 18% 12% 27% 1% 2,269
Moderate 42% 16% 18% 23% 2% 2,290
Liberal 49% 17% 13% 21% 1% 1,259
Don't know 35% 11% 13% 34% 7% 265

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

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

Political ideology Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 39% 7% 47% 4% 2% 2,269
Moderate 25% 11% 55% 6% 3% 2,290
Liberal 19% 16% 53% 9% 3% 1,259
Don't know 34% 5% 53% 5% 3% 265

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

% of Mainline Protestants who say…

Political ideology 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 = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 46% 51% 2% 1% 2,269
Moderate 25% 72% 1% 1% 2,290
Liberal 21% 77% 1% 1% 1,259
Don't know 27% 68% 2% 2% 265

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who read scripture…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 36% 14% 11% 38% 1% 2,269
Moderate 28% 14% 11% 46% 1% 2,290
Liberal 24% 12% 14% 50% < 1% 1,259
Don't know 27% 9% 9% 50% 5% 265

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who say the holy scripture is…

Political ideology 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 = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 34% 37% 3% 19% 7% 2,269
Moderate 20% 39% 2% 29% 10% 2,290
Liberal 12% 29% 1% 47% 11% 1,259
Don't know 29% 25% 8% 20% 18% 265

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 85% 8% 7% 2,269
Moderate 79% 13% 8% 2,290
Liberal 71% 20% 9% 1,259
Don't know 82% 7% 12% 265

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 70% 20% 10% 2,269
Moderate 58% 32% 10% 2,290
Liberal 47% 44% 10% 1,259
Don't know 57% 24% 19% 265

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 72% 11% 17% 2,269
Moderate 38% 17% 45% 2,290
Liberal 10% 12% 78% 1,259
Don't know 18% 54% 28% 265

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who would rather have…

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 78% 18% 2% 3% 2,269
Moderate 58% 33% 4% 4% 2,290
Liberal 29% 64% 4% 3% 1,259
Don't know 43% 37% 8% 12% 265

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

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

Political ideology Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 67% 27% 3% 2% 2,269
Moderate 43% 50% 5% 2% 2,290
Liberal 22% 74% 3% 1% 1,259
Don't know 45% 42% 6% 8% 265

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who say abortion should be…

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 45% 50% 5% 2,269
Moderate 68% 29% 3% 2,290
Liberal 80% 17% 3% 1,259
Don't know 44% 40% 15% 265

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who say homosexuality…

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 47% 42% 6% 4% 2,269
Moderate 76% 17% 4% 3% 2,290
Liberal 84% 12% 3% 1% 1,259
Don't know 59% 24% 8% 8% 265

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

% of Mainline Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 37% 54% 9% 2,269
Moderate 65% 27% 8% 2,290
Liberal 82% 14% 4% 1,259
Don't know 42% 37% 21% 265

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who say…

Political ideology 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 = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 59% 37% 2% 2% 2,269
Moderate 30% 65% 3% 3% 2,290
Liberal 17% 79% 2% 2% 1,259
Don't know 35% 47% 8% 10% 265

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants by political ideology

% of Mainline Protestants who say humans…

Political ideology 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 = 2,269. 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.
Conservative 19% 32% 4% 39% 5% 2,269
Moderate 31% 33% 6% 26% 4% 2,290
Liberal 43% 30% 6% 18% 4% 1,259
Don't know 19% 19% 8% 37% 17% 265