DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white who are ages…

Survey year 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,750. 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% 34% 27% 23% 1,750
2007 15% 40% 27% 17% 2,314

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white who are…

Survey year Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,750. 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 10% 11% 29% 34% 14% 2% 1,750
2007 < 1% 11% 29% 38% 17% 5% 2,314

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white who are…

Survey year Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,783. 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% 1,783
2007 50% 50% 2,360

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white who are…

Survey year Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,771. 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 3% 6% 92% 1,771
2007 2% 4% 93% 2,344

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white 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 = 1,578. 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 25% 19% 29% 27% 1,578
2007 21% 22% 35% 22% 1,991

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white who have completed…

Survey year High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,774. 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% 30% 21% 14% 1,774

Marital status among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white who are…

Survey year Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,776. 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% 12% 7% 18% 1,776
2007 58% 6% 12% 7% 17% 2,353

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white who are…

Survey year Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,779. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 28% 72% 1,779
2007 33% 67% 2,355

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white 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 = 1,783. 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% 43% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1,783
2007 61% 34% 3% 1% 1% 2% 2,360

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white 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 = 1,783. 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 10% 59% 30% < 1% 1,783
2007 13% 60% 26% 1% 2,360

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

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

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,783. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 31% 34% 13% 20% 1% 1,783
2007 35% 33% 12% 18% 2% 2,360

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

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white 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 = 1,783. 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% 8% 82% < 1% 1,783
2007 5% 5% 8% 82% 1% 2,360

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white 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 = 1,783. 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% 10% 6% 60% 1% 1,783
2007 23% 8% 5% 61% 2% 2,360

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white 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 = 1,783. 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 37% 25% 16% 20% 2% 1,783
2007 31% 19% 21% 25% 4% 2,360

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white 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 = 1,783. 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% 18% 17% 28% 1% 1,783
2007 30% 17% 20% 30% 3% 2,360

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white 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 = 1,783. 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% 12% 67% 8% 2% 1,783
2007 8% 11% 73% 5% 3% 2,360

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white 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 = 1,783. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 28% 69% 2% 1% 1,783

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white 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 = 1,783. 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% 13% 15% 63% 1% 1,783
2007 9% 11% 13% 66% 1% 2,360

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white who say the holy scripture is…

Survey year Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,783. 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% 38% 1% 38% 10% 1,783
2007 13% 37% 2% 35% 13% 2,360

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,783. 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 79% 12% 9% 1,783
2007 77% 12% 11% 2,360

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,783. 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% 34% 9% 1,783
2007 52% 34% 13% 2,360

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

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

Survey year Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,783. 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 46% 16% 38% 1,783
2007 41% 14% 44% 2,360

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,783. 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% 41% 22% 4% 1,783
2007 33% 44% 19% 4% 2,360

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,783. 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% 31% 3% 4% 1,783
2007 52% 37% 5% 6% 2,360

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white 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 = 1,783. 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% 4% 1% 1,783

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,783. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 71% 26% 3% 1,783
2007 70% 25% 5% 2,360

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,783. 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% 18% 4% 2% 1,783
2007 64% 26% 6% 4% 2,360

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,783. 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% 7% 1,783

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white 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 = 1,783. 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% 57% 2% 2% 1,783
2007 27% 66% 3% 4% 2,360

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as white 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 = 1,783. 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 37% 32% 5% 21% 4% 1,783