DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are ages…

Survey year 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,469. 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 14% 29% 29% 28% 1,469
2007 9% 36% 29% 26% 1,740

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Survey year Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,469. 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% 10% 23% 36% 18% 3% 1,469
2007 < 1% 7% 23% 39% 23% 8% 1,740

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Survey year Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,508. 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 42% 58% 1,508
2007 42% 58% 1,785

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who identify as…

Survey year White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,487. 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 85% 4% 1% 6% 4% 1,487
2007 91% 2% 1% 2% 3% 1,762

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Survey year Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,495. 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 8% 7% 86% 1,495
2007 4% 6% 91% 1,778

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who have a household income of…

Survey year Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,281. 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 29% 20% 29% 23% 1,281
2007 25% 22% 33% 20% 1,459

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who have completed…

Survey year High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,495. 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 38% 33% 18% 12% 1,495

Marital status among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Survey year Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,500. 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 53% 6% 14% 11% 16% 1,500
2007 58% 4% 13% 12% 12% 1,774

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Survey year Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,503. 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 24% 76% 1,503
2007 29% 71% 1,781

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say they…

Survey year 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 = 1,508. 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 71% 22% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1,508
2007 81% 15% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 1,785

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,508. 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 56% 33% 8% 2% 1% 1,508
2007 59% 33% 6% 2% < 1% 1,785

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who attend religious services…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,508. 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 31% 44% 24% < 1% 1,508
2007 35% 41% 23% 1% 1,785

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,508. 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 62% 22% 5% 10% 1% 1,508
2007 65% 21% 4% 8% 1% 1,785

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who attend prayer group…

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 = 1,508. 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 19% 9% 10% 62% 1% 1,508
2007 16% 11% 10% 61% 1% 1,785

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who meditate…

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 = 1,508. 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% 9% 5% 41% 1% 1,508
2007 46% 7% 3% 41% 2% 1,785

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

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 = 1,508. 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 52% 15% 11% 21% 2% 1,508
2007 49% 15% 11% 22% 3% 1,785

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say…

Survey year 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 = 1,508. 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 30% 68% 2% 1% 1,508

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 1,508. 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 31% 13% 13% 43% 1% 1,508
2007 30% 14% 11% 44% 1% 1,785

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say the holy scripture is…

Survey year 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 = 1,508. 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 24% 34% 2% 30% 10% 1,508
2007 22% 37% 3% 26% 12% 1,785

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,508. 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 82% 11% 8% 1,508
2007 81% 10% 9% 1,785

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,508. 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 60% 30% 10% 1,508
2007 56% 31% 13% 1,785

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who identify as…

Survey year Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,508. 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 41% 16% 43% 1,508
2007 40% 15% 44% 1,785

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,508. 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 35% 39% 21% 5% 1,508
2007 36% 42% 18% 4% 1,785

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,508. 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 57% 33% 5% 4% 1,508
2007 55% 33% 5% 7% 1,785

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Survey year Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,508. 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 49% 45% 4% 2% 1,508

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,508. 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 65% 31% 4% 1,508
2007 66% 28% 7% 1,785

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,508. 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 69% 23% 5% 3% 1,508
2007 57% 31% 8% 5% 1,785

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,508. 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 61% 30% 9% 1,508

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say…

Survey year 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 = 1,508. 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 38% 57% 3% 2% 1,508
2007 28% 64% 4% 5% 1,785

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say humans…

Survey year 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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2014 30% 33% 5% 28% 5% 1,508