DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,437. 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 16% 31% 26% 27% 1,437
2007 9% 35% 29% 27% 1,551

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,437. 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% 10% 27% 34% 17% 2% 1,437
2007 < 1% 6% 23% 39% 25% 8% 1,551

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who are…

Survey year Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,451. 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% 51% 1,451
2007 52% 48% 1,579

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,439. 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% < 1% 3% 3% 1,439
2007 94% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1,573

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,446. 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 4% 7% 90% 1,446
2007 3% 5% 92% 1,576

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,267. 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% 21% 32% 29% 1,267
2007 15% 21% 38% 26% 1,336

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,449. 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% 34% 23% 13% 1,449

Marital status among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,447. 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% 4% 9% 8% 18% 1,447
2007 66% 4% 10% 10% 10% 1,575

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who are…

Survey year Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,449. 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% 1,449
2007 30% 70% 1,578

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 23% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,451
2007 83% 15% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1,579

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 36% 5% 1% < 1% 1,451
2007 60% 33% 6% 1% < 1% 1,579

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 47% 18% < 1% 1,451
2007 43% 42% 14% < 1% 1,579

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 27% 8% 8% 1% 1,451
2007 60% 25% 6% 8% 1% 1,579

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 11% 11% 60% < 1% 1,451
2007 19% 10% 13% 57% 1% 1,579

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 1,451
2007 36% 8% 5% 50% 2% 1,579

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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 55% 23% 11% 10% 1% 1,451
2007 53% 18% 14% 12% 3% 1,579

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 18% 16% 25% 1% 1,451
2007 39% 17% 19% 23% 3% 1,579

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 8% 53% 4% 2% 1,451
2007 27% 9% 58% 3% 3% 1,579

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 59% 1% 1% 1,451

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 15% 14% 41% < 1% 1,451
2007 31% 16% 12% 40% 1% 1,579

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 4% 6% 1,451
2007 87% 5% 8% 1,579

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 21% 9% 1,451
2007 65% 23% 12% 1,579

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 12% 20% 1,451
2007 57% 12% 32% 1,579

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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 51% 40% 7% 3% 1,451
2007 46% 43% 9% 3% 1,579

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 27% 3% 1% 1,451

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 45% 2% 1,451
2007 59% 37% 4% 1,579

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 65% 27% 4% 3% 1,451
2007 52% 39% 5% 4% 1,579

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 7% 1,451

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 45% 2% 1% 1,451
2007 32% 61% 3% 4% 1,579

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 1,451. 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% 42% 4% 32% 4% 1,451