State among adults who read scripture several times a year

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are in…

Survey year Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Sample Size
Sample size = 2,894. 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 1% < 1% 2% 1% 12% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 3% 1% 1% 5% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 7% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 1% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 8% 1% < 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 2,894
2007 1% < 1% 1% 1% 12% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 3% < 1% < 1% 4% 3% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 5% 3% < 1% 5% 1% 1% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 7% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 2,904

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State among adults who read scripture several times a year by religious group

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are in…

Religious tradition Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
Catholic < 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 14% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 6% 3% 2% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 4% 3% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 2% 1% 4% 1% 8% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 8% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 755
Evangelical Protestant 5% < 1% 1% 1% 9% 2% 2% < 1% < 1% 7% 3% 1% 1% 5% 3% 1% 1% 3% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 2% 1% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 3% < 1% 4% 3% 1% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% 9% 1% < 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% < 1% 561
Historically Black Protestant 3% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 6% 8% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 6% 3% 6% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 8% 6% < 1% 6% 1% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 11% < 1% < 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 148
Mainline Protestant < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 8% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 8% 2% < 1% 1% 5% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 4% 5% 1% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 6% 4% 1% 3% 1% 1% 8% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 7% 1% < 1% 3% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 703
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") < 1% 1% 1% 1% 19% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 8% 3% 1% 1% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 2% 2% 2% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 8% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 2% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 9% 1% < 1% 4% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 442

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are ages…

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
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California 22% 36% 26% 16% 305
Florida 22% 32% 24% 22% 180
Illinois 20% 33% 29% 17% 114
New York 25% 38% 21% 16% 167
Pennsylvania 14% 25% 39% 22% 136
Texas 29% 44% 18% 9% 210

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
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California 14% 15% 29% 30% 11% 1% 305
Florida 14% 14% 25% 30% 14% 2% 180
Illinois 17% 7% 29% 31% 14% 1% 114
New York 17% 19% 28% 24% 11% 1% 167
Pennsylvania 10% 8% 22% 46% 13% 2% 136
Texas 18% 18% 37% 20% 6% 1% 210

Gender composition among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

State Men Women Sample Size
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California 50% 50% 311
Florida 47% 53% 184
Illinois 45% 55% 118
New York 50% 50% 169
Pennsylvania 44% 56% 138
Texas 55% 45% 215

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who identify as…

State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
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California 40% 7% 18% 31% 4% 303
Florida 64% 13% 2% 18% 3% 183
Illinois 66% 11% 5% 13% 5% 117
New York 57% 13% 6% 17% 7% 165
Pennsylvania 83% 7% < 1% 7% 3% 135
Texas 44% 14% 2% 36% 3% 213

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

State Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
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California 35% 17% 49% 306
Florida 21% 13% 67% 183
Illinois 13% 11% 76% 114
New York 26% 17% 56% 166
Pennsylvania 4% 10% 87% 134
Texas 19% 12% 69% 212

Income distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who have a household income of…

State Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
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California 33% 18% 25% 24% 274
Florida 26% 25% 30% 20% 158
New York 34% 18% 28% 20% 149
Pennsylvania 46% 17% 22% 15% 120
Texas 26% 22% 27% 25% 192

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who have completed…

State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
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California 37% 33% 17% 13% 306
Florida 35% 34% 17% 14% 183
Illinois 36% 39% 14% 11% 117
New York 31% 36% 18% 15% 168
Pennsylvania 53% 25% 13% 9% 137
Texas 37% 34% 18% 11% 214

Marital status among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
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California 51% 8% 10% 5% 26% 310
Florida 42% 11% 19% 7% 22% 182
Illinois 53% 6% 10% 4% 27% 117
New York 43% 8% 5% 5% 39% 168
Pennsylvania 51% 4% 12% 14% 19% 138
Texas 46% 6% 15% 4% 29% 215

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
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California 27% 73% 310
Florida 23% 77% 184
Illinois 27% 73% 118
New York 24% 76% 169
Pennsylvania 25% 75% 138
Texas 36% 64% 214

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say they…

State 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 = 0. 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.
California 57% 28% 7% < 1% 6% 2% 311
Florida 68% 27% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 184
Illinois 57% 36% 4% < 1% 3% < 1% 118
New York 61% 21% 9% 1% 6% 1% 169
Pennsylvania 70% 20% 4% 2% 1% 4% 138
Texas 66% 26% 1% 2% 6% < 1% 215

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say religion is…

State Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
California 40% 43% 11% 5% 1% 311
Florida 50% 35% 8% 7% < 1% 184
Illinois 52% 42% 6% 1% < 1% 118
New York 43% 41% 11% 4% 1% 169
Pennsylvania 57% 34% 7% 2% < 1% 138
Texas 52% 37% 6% 4% 1% 215

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who attend religious services…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
California 16% 57% 27% < 1% 311
Florida 22% 52% 25% 1% 184
Illinois 28% 52% 19% < 1% 118
New York 22% 60% 17% 1% 169
Pennsylvania 24% 56% 20% < 1% 138
Texas 22% 56% 22% 1% 215

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who pray…

State At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
California 48% 22% 12% 17% 1% 311
Florida 53% 21% 15% 10% 2% 184
Illinois 49% 23% 12% 16% 1% 118
New York 44% 25% 12% 19% 1% 169
Pennsylvania 55% 23% 14% 8% < 1% 138
Texas 48% 28% 9% 14% < 1% 215

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who attend prayer group…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
California 5% 5% 27% 63% < 1% 311
Florida 9% 4% 28% 59% < 1% 184
Illinois 3% 10% 30% 56% 1% 118
New York 4% 9% 21% 65% < 1% 169
Pennsylvania 16% 5% 17% 62% < 1% 138
Texas 10% 15% 21% 52% 2% 215

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who meditate…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
California 31% 14% 14% 39% 1% 311
Florida 29% 16% 9% 45% 1% 184
Illinois 32% 11% 13% 41% 4% 118
New York 28% 15% 14% 41% 2% 169
Pennsylvania 25% 14% 13% 47% 1% 138
Texas 25% 13% 14% 45% 3% 215

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
California 50% 15% 22% 13% 1% 311
Florida 60% 14% 16% 8% 2% 184
Illinois 51% 24% 11% 13% < 1% 118
New York 45% 23% 17% 15% 1% 169
Pennsylvania 45% 17% 22% 15% 1% 138
Texas 51% 20% 19% 8% 2% 215

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
California 46% 14% 21% 19% 1% 311
Florida 38% 19% 17% 23% 4% 184
Illinois 47% 21% 17% 15% < 1% 118
New York 46% 19% 20% 14% 2% 169
Pennsylvania 39% 16% 21% 24% 1% 138
Texas 36% 22% 21% 19% 2% 215

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

State Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
California 19% 18% 48% 13% 2% 311
Florida 27% 9% 58% 2% 4% 184
Illinois 23% 10% 52% 12% 4% 118
New York 24% 13% 51% 9% 3% 169
Pennsylvania 26% 9% 56% 7% 3% 138
Texas 26% 12% 52% 8% 2% 215

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say…

State 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 = 0. 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.
California 23% 75% 1% 1% 311
Florida 27% 70% 2% < 1% 184
Illinois 21% 78% 1% < 1% 118
New York 29% 69% 1% 1% 169
Pennsylvania 27% 72% 1% < 1% 138
Texas 29% 68% 1% 2% 215

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say the holy scripture is…

State 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 = 0. 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.
California 21% 25% 3% 42% 9% 311
Florida 24% 32% 3% 35% 6% 184
Illinois 20% 42% 3% 24% 11% 118
New York 14% 38% 1% 37% 10% 169
Pennsylvania 31% 40% 2% 26% 2% 138
Texas 17% 43% 2% 29% 9% 215

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
California 70% 20% 10% 311
Florida 81% 14% 6% 184
Illinois 77% 19% 4% 118
New York 69% 28% 3% 169
Pennsylvania 82% 11% 8% 138
Texas 80% 16% 4% 215

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …in hell

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
California 54% 33% 13% 311
Florida 64% 28% 8% 184
Illinois 65% 28% 7% 118
New York 47% 47% 6% 169
Pennsylvania 63% 31% 6% 138
Texas 65% 29% 6% 215

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who identify as…

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
California 33% 17% 50% 311
Florida 39% 15% 45% 184
Illinois 23% 23% 54% 118
New York 27% 17% 57% 169
Pennsylvania 38% 13% 49% 138
Texas 32% 19% 48% 215

Political ideology among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

State Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
California 31% 35% 31% 3% 311
Florida 39% 29% 25% 7% 184
Illinois 27% 41% 25% 7% 118
New York 25% 36% 34% 5% 169
Pennsylvania 39% 32% 21% 8% 138
Texas 31% 45% 20% 5% 215

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who would rather have…

State Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
California 50% 45% 2% 3% 311
Florida 48% 45% 4% 3% 184
Illinois 39% 51% 4% 6% 118
New York 40% 56% 3% 2% 169
Pennsylvania 53% 41% 1% 5% 138
Texas 51% 44% 3% 2% 215

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say government aid to the poor…

State Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
California 45% 53% 2% 1% 311
Florida 46% 49% 2% 2% 184
Illinois 43% 54% 2% 1% 118
New York 32% 63% 3% 3% 169
Pennsylvania 41% 53% 6% < 1% 138
Texas 48% 46% 4% 2% 215

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say abortion should be…

State Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
California 66% 29% 4% 311
Florida 63% 33% 5% 184
Illinois 51% 42% 7% 118
New York 69% 25% 5% 169
Pennsylvania 59% 38% 3% 138
Texas 58% 36% 6% 215

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say homosexuality…

State Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
California 71% 22% 4% 3% 311
Florida 74% 17% 6% 4% 184
Illinois 67% 29% 2% 2% 118
New York 76% 17% 4% 3% 169
Pennsylvania 58% 37% 2% 3% 138
Texas 65% 26% 6% 4% 215

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …same-sex marriage

State Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
California 62% 30% 8% 311
Florida 62% 27% 11% 184
Illinois 60% 32% 8% 118
New York 66% 29% 5% 169
Pennsylvania 54% 38% 8% 138
Texas 56% 35% 8% 215

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say…

State 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 = 0. 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.
California 35% 58% 2% 4% 311
Florida 40% 54% 2% 4% 184
Illinois 33% 65% 1% 1% 118
New York 25% 68% 3% 5% 169
Pennsylvania 46% 52% < 1% 2% 138
Texas 32% 62% 2% 4% 215

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture several times a year by state

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say humans…

State 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 = 0. 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.
California 40% 29% 6% 20% 5% 311
Florida 30% 41% 3% 23% 3% 184
Illinois 29% 33% 3% 32% 4% 118
New York 32% 34% 4% 28% 2% 169
Pennsylvania 26% 35% 3% 32% 3% 138
Texas 32% 35% 5% 25% 3% 215