DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important who are ages…

Survey year 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 661. 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 22% 34% 25% 19% 661
2007 19% 40% 30% 11% 799

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Survey year Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 661. 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 15% 12% 29% 31% 12% 1% 661
2007 < 1% 13% 32% 40% 13% 3% 799

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Survey year Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 674. 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% 674
2007 50% 50% 815

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Survey year White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 669. 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 89% 1% 2% 5% 3% 669
2007 94% 1% 1% 2% 2% 807

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Survey year Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 668. 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 7% 8% 85% 668
2007 4% 5% 91% 811

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 599. 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% 21% 30% 26% 599
2007 16% 23% 37% 24% 708

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important who have completed…

Survey year High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 670. 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 34% 30% 20% 17% 670

Marital status among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Survey year Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 671. 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% 6% 11% 6% 21% 671
2007 62% 5% 9% 5% 19% 814

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Survey year Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 672. 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% 69% 672
2007 36% 64% 814

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 674. 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% 46% 3% 1% < 1% 1% 674
2007 61% 36% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 815

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 674. 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 13% 62% 24% < 1% 674
2007 15% 63% 22% < 1% 815

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 674. 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 6% 7% 10% 77% < 1% 674
2007 5% 5% 9% 80% < 1% 815

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 674. 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% 13% 5% 57% 1% 674
2007 21% 10% 6% 63% 1% 815

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 674. 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% 28% 18% 17% 1% 674
2007 28% 25% 22% 22% 3% 815

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 674. 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 34% 20% 18% 27% 1% 674
2007 29% 20% 20% 29% 1% 815

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 674. 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% 12% 65% 10% 1% 674
2007 8% 13% 72% 5% 2% 815

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 674. 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 26% 72% 1% 1% 674

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 674. 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 7% 15% 17% 60% 1% 674
2007 7% 12% 16% 65% < 1% 815

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 674. 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 13% 43% 1% 33% 10% 674
2007 11% 38% 2% 37% 13% 815

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 674. 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% 10% 8% 674
2007 80% 11% 10% 815

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 674. 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% 10% 674
2007 54% 34% 12% 815

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Survey year Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 674. 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 48% 13% 39% 674
2007 42% 13% 45% 815

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 674. 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 34% 42% 21% 4% 674
2007 32% 43% 22% 2% 815

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 674. 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% 32% 3% 3% 674
2007 50% 41% 5% 5% 815

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 674. 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 50% 46% 4% 1% 674

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 674. 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% 28% 3% 674
2007 74% 23% 3% 815

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 674. 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 77% 18% 3% 1% 674
2007 71% 22% 4% 3% 815

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 674. 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% 5% 674

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 674. 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 39% 58% 2% 1% 674
2007 24% 70% 3% 3% 815

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important

% of Mainline Protestants adults who pray weekly who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 674. 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% 35% 5% 22% 3% 674