Frequency of reading scripture among the Unaffiliated

% of the Unaffiliated who read scripture…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,556. 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 9% 6% 6% 79% < 1% 7,556
2007 9% 6% 6% 78% 1% 5,048

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 587. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 27% 43% 22% 8% 587
Once or twice a month 42% 39% 14% 5% 358
Several times a year 36% 35% 21% 7% 437
Seldom/never 35% 37% 19% 9% 6,027

Generational cohort among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 587. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 15% 22% 33% 25% 5% < 1% 587
Once or twice a month 27% 22% 32% 16% 3% < 1% 358
Several times a year 22% 23% 27% 23% 5% < 1% 437
Seldom/never 22% 21% 28% 23% 6% < 1% 6,027

Gender composition among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 48% 606
Once or twice a month 56% 44% 362
Several times a year 59% 41% 442
Seldom/never 57% 43% 6,116

Racial and ethnic composition among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 588. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 41% 28% 4% 21% 7% 588
Once or twice a month 53% 17% 6% 19% 5% 353
Several times a year 57% 9% 7% 19% 7% 434
Seldom/never 74% 6% 5% 11% 4% 6,025

Immigrant status among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 584. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 20% 9% 71% 584
Once or twice a month 15% 15% 70% 357
Several times a year 17% 13% 71% 429
Seldom/never 11% 12% 76% 6,038

Income distribution among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who have a household income of…

Frequency of reading scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 520. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 21% 17% 10% 520
Once or twice a month 45% 20% 24% 11% 322
Several times a year 36% 23% 22% 19% 406
Seldom/never 30% 20% 27% 23% 5,523

Educational distribution among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 603. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 51% 32% 10% 6% 603
Once or twice a month 50% 31% 13% 5% 362
Several times a year 38% 31% 20% 11% 439
Seldom/never 36% 32% 19% 12% 6,101

Marital status among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 603. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 34% 7% 15% 5% 40% 603
Once or twice a month 32% 15% 12% 1% 40% 359
Several times a year 36% 11% 12% 3% 38% 439
Seldom/never 38% 12% 11% 3% 36% 6,093

Parent of children under 18 among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 605. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 35% 65% 605
Once or twice a month 28% 72% 362
Several times a year 24% 76% 439
Seldom/never 25% 75% 6,097

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who say they…

Frequency of reading scripture Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 74% 13% 5% 1% 4% 2% 606
Once or twice a month 47% 26% 9% < 1% 14% 4% 362
Several times a year 32% 27% 10% 1% 24% 6% 442
Seldom/never 19% 23% 12% 1% 39% 6% 6,116

Importance of religion in one's life among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who say religion is…

Frequency of reading scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 57% 21% 9% 11% 2% 606
Once or twice a month 30% 34% 19% 16% 1% 362
Several times a year 18% 34% 25% 22% 1% 442
Seldom/never 6% 20% 28% 45% 1% 6,116

Attendance at religious services among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who attend religious services…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 27% 35% 37% < 1% 606
Once or twice a month 7% 49% 43% 1% 362
Several times a year 3% 43% 54% < 1% 442
Seldom/never 1% 19% 79% < 1% 6,116

Frequency of prayer among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 71% 13% 4% 11% 1% 606
Once or twice a month 42% 20% 9% 29% < 1% 362
Several times a year 23% 18% 12% 46% 1% 442
Seldom/never 12% 9% 7% 72% < 1% 6,116

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

% of the Unaffiliated who attend prayer group…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 34% 12% 8% 45% 1% 606
Once or twice a month 7% 16% 11% 66% < 1% 362
Several times a year 4% 4% 16% 77% < 1% 442
Seldom/never 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 6,116

Frequency of meditation among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who meditate…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 60% 8% 2% 29% 2% 606
Once or twice a month 33% 13% 3% 50% 1% 362
Several times a year 37% 15% 10% 36% 2% 442
Seldom/never 21% 9% 5% 64% 1% 6,116

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 72% 12% 4% 9% 3% 606
Once or twice a month 50% 20% 11% 17% 2% 362
Several times a year 43% 18% 17% 21% 2% 442
Seldom/never 35% 16% 11% 37% 2% 6,116

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

% of the Unaffiliated who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 62% 12% 5% 19% 2% 606
Once or twice a month 51% 16% 6% 26% 1% 362
Several times a year 57% 16% 14% 13% 1% 442
Seldom/never 44% 17% 14% 26% 1% 6,116

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of reading scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 32% 14% 45% 5% 4% 606
Once or twice a month 11% 20% 56% 11% 2% 362
Several times a year 6% 23% 52% 17% 2% 442
Seldom/never 4% 17% 59% 18% 2% 6,116

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who say…

Frequency of reading scripture There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 65% 3% 3% 606
Once or twice a month 24% 73% 1% 2% 362
Several times a year 18% 82% 1% < 1% 442
Seldom/never 19% 79% 1% 1% 6,116

Interpreting scripture among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of reading scripture Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 38% 22% 4% 28% 9% 606
Once or twice a month 23% 25% 1% 44% 8% 362
Several times a year 9% 16% 1% 69% 6% 442
Seldom/never 5% 8% < 1% 79% 7% 6,116

Belief in Heaven among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 71% 20% 9% 606
Once or twice a month 61% 32% 7% 362
Several times a year 39% 49% 11% 442
Seldom/never 31% 59% 9% 6,116

Belief in Hell among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 56% 35% 9% 606
Once or twice a month 45% 52% 4% 362
Several times a year 29% 61% 10% 442
Seldom/never 22% 69% 8% 6,116

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 24% 30% 47% 606
Once or twice a month 21% 26% 54% 362
Several times a year 23% 22% 55% 442
Seldom/never 24% 21% 55% 6,116

Political ideology among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 31% 29% 27% 13% 606
Once or twice a month 21% 39% 34% 6% 362
Several times a year 20% 36% 40% 4% 442
Seldom/never 16% 36% 40% 7% 6,116

Views about size of government among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 44% 48% 3% 5% 606
Once or twice a month 38% 52% 3% 7% 362
Several times a year 50% 44% 4% 2% 442
Seldom/never 47% 46% 3% 4% 6,116

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

% of the Unaffiliated who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of reading scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 37% 55% 5% 3% 606
Once or twice a month 32% 63% 3% 2% 362
Several times a year 33% 63% 3% 1% 442
Seldom/never 37% 58% 4% 2% 6,116

Views about abortion among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who say abortion should be…

Frequency of reading scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 40% 53% 7% 606
Once or twice a month 59% 36% 5% 362
Several times a year 72% 24% 4% 442
Seldom/never 78% 18% 4% 6,116

Views about homosexuality among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 33% 5% 4% 606
Once or twice a month 76% 18% 3% 2% 362
Several times a year 82% 13% 3% 2% 442
Seldom/never 86% 9% 2% 2% 6,116

Views about same-sex marriage among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 44% 10% 606
Once or twice a month 69% 24% 7% 362
Several times a year 77% 17% 5% 442
Seldom/never 82% 12% 5% 6,116

Views about environmental regulation among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who say…

Frequency of reading scripture Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 35% 56% 3% 6% 606
Once or twice a month 32% 62% 3% 2% 362
Several times a year 27% 68% 3% 3% 442
Seldom/never 26% 70% 2% 2% 6,116

Views about human evolution among the Unaffiliated by frequency of reading scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who say humans…

Frequency of reading scripture Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
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At least once a week 23% 30% 6% 37% 4% 606
Once or twice a month 44% 20% 5% 27% 3% 362
Several times a year 57% 17% 8% 15% 3% 442
Seldom/never 70% 12% 4% 12% 3% 6,116