Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the West by frequency of reading scripture (2014) Switch to: Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the West by importance of religion

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,736. 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 85% 11% 2% 1% 1% 2,736
Once or twice a month 62% 30% 4% 4% 1% 747
Several times a year 44% 40% 11% 5% 1% 685
Seldom/never 20% 31% 22% 25% 1% 4,270

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