DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who are ages…

Survey year 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,886. 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 18% 31% 26% 25% 1,886
2007 14% 36% 29% 22% 2,391

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who are…

Survey year Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,886. 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 12% 11% 26% 33% 17% 1% 1,886
2007 < 1% 11% 25% 38% 21% 6% 2,391

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who are…

Survey year Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,906. 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 43% 57% 1,906
2007 43% 57% 2,431

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who identify as…

Survey year White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,892. 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 92% 2% < 1% 2% 3% 1,892
2007 95% 2% < 1% 1% 2% 2,424

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher 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 = 1,663. 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 23% 22% 30% 26% 1,663
2007 20% 22% 35% 23% 2,063

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who have completed…

Survey year High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,903. 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% 34% 21% 14% 1,903

Marital status among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who are…

Survey year Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,899. 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% 5% 11% 8% 20% 1,899
2007 62% 4% 11% 9% 14% 2,423

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who are…

Survey year Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,904. 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 28% 72% 1,904
2007 31% 69% 2,429

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher 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 = 1,906. 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 74% 24% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,906
2007 81% 17% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 2,431

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,906. 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% 37% 5% 1% < 1% 1,906
2007 56% 38% 5% 1% < 1% 2,431

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher 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 = 1,906. 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% 46% 19% < 1% 1,906
2007 40% 44% 16% < 1% 2,431

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,906. 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% 26% 7% 9% 1% 1,906
2007 58% 26% 7% 8% 1% 2,431

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher 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 = 1,906. 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 18% 12% 11% 59% < 1% 1,906
2007 17% 10% 11% 61% 1% 2,431

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher 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 = 1,906. 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% 10% 5% 53% 1% 1,906
2007 32% 8% 5% 53% 2% 2,431

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

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 = 1,906. 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 54% 22% 12% 10% 1% 1,906
2007 50% 19% 15% 14% 3% 2,431

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher 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 = 1,906. 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% 18% 15% 25% 1% 1,906
2007 36% 17% 18% 27% 3% 2,431

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Survey year Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,906. 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 32% 9% 52% 5% 2% 1,906
2007 27% 7% 59% 4% 3% 2,431

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher 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 = 1,906. 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 33% 65% 1% 1% 1,906

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher 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 = 1,906. 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% 15% 14% 40% < 1% 1,906
2007 29% 14% 12% 44% 1% 2,431

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,906. 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 90% 5% 6% 1,906
2007 88% 5% 7% 2,431

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,906. 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% 8% 1,906
2007 65% 24% 12% 2,431

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who identify as…

Survey year Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,906. 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 54% 12% 34% 1,906
2007 47% 13% 40% 2,431

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,906. 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 40% 41% 16% 3% 1,906
2007 39% 43% 14% 4% 2,431

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,906. 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 67% 28% 2% 3% 1,906
2007 55% 35% 4% 5% 2,431

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher 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 = 1,906. 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 54% 41% 3% 2% 1,906

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,906. 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 58% 40% 2% 1,906
2007 62% 34% 5% 2,431

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,906. 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 70% 24% 4% 3% 1,906
2007 58% 34% 5% 3% 2,431

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,906. 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 59% 34% 7% 1,906

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher 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 = 1,906. 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% 56% 2% 1% 1,906
2007 27% 66% 3% 4% 2,431

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are third generation or higher 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
Sample size = 1,906. 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 20% 41% 4% 30% 5% 1,906