DemographicInformation

Age distribution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who are ages…

Survey year 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 711. 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 11% 30% 27% 32% 711
2007 13% 34% 29% 24% 932

Generational cohort among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who are…

Survey year Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 711. 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% 27% 34% 22% 2% 711
2007 < 1% 10% 23% 37% 24% 6% 932

Gender composition among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who are…

Survey year Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 716. 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% 716
2007 42% 58% 947

Racial and ethnic composition among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who identify as…

Survey year White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 713. 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 93% 1% 2% 2% 2% 713
2007 93% 2% 1% 2% 2% 947

Immigrant status among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who are…

Survey year Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 713. 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 5% 5% 90% 713
2007 2% 3% 95% 946

Income distribution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally 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 = 619. 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% 22% 32% 26% 619
2007 19% 21% 36% 24% 816

Educational distribution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who have completed…

Survey year High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 714. 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% 33% 22% 15% 714

Marital status among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who are…

Survey year Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 714. 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% 5% 11% 11% 13% 714
2007 64% 4% 11% 9% 12% 943

Parent of children under 18 among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who are…

Survey year Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 716. 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 27% 73% 716
2007 30% 70% 946

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally 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 = 716. 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 75% 24% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 716
2007 82% 17% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 947

Importance of religion in one's life among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 716. 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% 37% 4% < 1% 1% 716
2007 61% 36% 3% < 1% < 1% 947

Attendance at religious services among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally 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 = 716. 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% 41% 17% < 1% 716
2007 42% 46% 12% < 1% 947

Frequency of prayer among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 716. 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% 22% 7% 9% < 1% 716
2007 58% 28% 7% 6% 1% 947

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally 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 = 716. 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% 12% 13% 56% < 1% 716
2007 18% 10% 12% 59% 1% 947

Frequency of meditation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally 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 = 716. 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% 9% 5% 51% 2% 716
2007 33% 8% 4% 53% 2% 947

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally 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 = 716. 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% 20% 12% 8% < 1% 716
2007 51% 21% 13% 13% 3% 947

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally 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 = 716. 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% 16% 18% 27% 1% 716
2007 36% 18% 18% 26% 2% 947

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally 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 = 716. 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 36% 8% 51% 5% 1% 716
2007 27% 6% 60% 4% 3% 947

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally 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 = 716. 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% 65% 1% 1% 716

Frequency of reading scripture among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally 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 = 716. 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% 14% 13% 39% < 1% 716
2007 30% 15% 13% 42% 1% 947

Belief in Heaven among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 716. 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% 5% 716
2007 91% 4% 5% 947

Belief in Hell among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 716. 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% 21% 10% 716
2007 66% 21% 12% 947

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who identify as…

Survey year Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 716. 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% 10% 35% 716
2007 49% 12% 39% 947

Political ideology among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 716. 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% 42% 15% 2% 716
2007 42% 41% 14% 3% 947

Views about size of government among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 716. 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 68% 27% 1% 4% 716
2007 57% 34% 4% 5% 947

Views about government aid to the poor among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally 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 = 716. 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% 38% 2% 2% 716

Views about abortion among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 716. 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% 39% 3% 716
2007 60% 36% 4% 947

Views about homosexuality among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 716. 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% 27% 4% 2% 716
2007 55% 36% 5% 4% 947

Views about same-sex marriage among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 716. 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% 40% 8% 716

Views about environmental regulation among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally 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 = 716. 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% 56% 2% 1% 716
2007 27% 67% 3% 3% 947

Views about human evolution among methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of methodists in the Mainline Tradition who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally 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 = 716. 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% 41% 4% 32% 5% 716