DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who are ages…

Survey year 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 880. 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 17% 30% 27% 26% 880
2007 14% 34% 29% 24% 695

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who are…

Survey year Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 880. 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% 9% 26% 35% 17% 1% 880
2007 < 1% 10% 26% 33% 24% 7% 695

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who are…

Survey year Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 890. 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 53% 47% 890
2007 52% 48% 709

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who identify as…

Survey year White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 884. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 89% 1% 1% 5% 4% 884
2007 93% 2% 1% 2% 3% 706

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who are…

Survey year Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 885. 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% 88% 885
2007 4% 4% 92% 708

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 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 = 768. 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% 20% 27% 29% 768
2007 23% 21% 35% 21% 593

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who have completed…

Survey year High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 888. 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% 33% 20% 10% 888

Marital status among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who are…

Survey year Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 886. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 61% 5% 8% 7% 20% 886
2007 64% 4% 11% 10% 12% 705

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who are…

Survey year Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 890. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 24% 76% 890
2007 31% 69% 709

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 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 = 890. 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 76% 22% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 890
2007 81% 16% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 709

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 890. 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% 40% 4% 1% < 1% 890
2007 52% 39% 8% 1% < 1% 709

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 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 = 890. 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 32% 47% 22% < 1% 890
2007 37% 45% 19% < 1% 709

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 890. 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% 25% 8% 10% < 1% 890
2007 54% 25% 7% 13% 1% 709

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 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 = 890. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 15% 12% 11% 61% < 1% 890
2007 14% 11% 11% 63% 1% 709

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 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 = 890. 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 29% 8% 6% 56% 1% 890
2007 32% 8% 4% 55% 2% 709

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 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 = 890. 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% 21% 11% 14% 2% 890
2007 49% 16% 13% 19% 3% 709

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 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 = 890. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 39% 17% 15% 27% 1% 890
2007 34% 14% 17% 32% 3% 709

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 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 = 890. 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% 7% 55% 4% 2% 890
2007 26% 7% 60% 4% 3% 709

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 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 = 890. 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 44% 55% 1% 1% 890

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 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 = 890. 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% 17% 14% 41% < 1% 890
2007 25% 14% 12% 48% 1% 709

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 890. 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% 890
2007 87% 6% 7% 709

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 890. 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% 890
2007 65% 23% 12% 709

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who identify as…

Survey year Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 890. 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% 14% 15% 890
2007 62% 11% 27% 709

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 890. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 59% 31% 7% 4% 890
2007 51% 38% 8% 3% 709

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 890. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 82% 15% 1% 2% 890
2007 65% 29% 3% 3% 709

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 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 = 890. 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 73% 23% 3% 1% 890

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 890. 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 47% 51% 2% 890
2007 55% 40% 5% 709

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 890. 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% 33% 5% 4% 890
2007 45% 45% 7% 3% 709

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 890. 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 45% 47% 8% 890

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy

% of Mainline Protestants adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 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 = 890. 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% 40% 4% 35% 5% 890