U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QI2B

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Q.I2b. Please tell me how often you do each of the following. How often do you read scripture outside of religious services - [READ AS NECESSARY] at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never?
  1) At least once a week
  2) Once or twice a month
  3) Several times a year
  4) Seldom
  5) Never
  9) (VOL) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
At least once a week 35.3% 35.3%
Once or twice a month 10.3% 45.6%
Several times a year 8.3% 53.9%
Seldom 17.7% 71.6%
Never 27.7% 99.3%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused .8% 100.1%
Total N = 35071

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
At least once a week 30.3% 40.0% 35.3%
Once or twice a month 10.2% 10.3% 10.3%
Several times a year 8.7% 7.9% 8.3%
Seldom 19.7% 15.9% 17.7%
Never 30.4% 25.1% 27.7%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.8% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35071


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
At least once a week 46.3% 32.1% 30.4% 38.6% 33.3% 35.2%
Once or twice a month 10.4% 10.4% 10.5% 8.0% 8.2% 10.3%
Several times a year 7.9% 8.7% 8.5% 6.2% 6.2% 8.3%
Seldom 15.5% 18.0% 19.3% 16.8% 19.6% 17.9%
Never 19.3% 30.2% 30.7% 28.8% 32.0% 27.7%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.7% 0.6% 1.5% 0.7% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34112


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $40,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
At least once a week 40.9% 38.4% 34.6% 31.9% 25.1% 34.8%
Once or twice a month 11.5% 11.0% 9.8% 10.0% 9.1% 10.3%
Several times a year 7.9% 7.9% 9.0% 8.5% 9.2% 8.5%
Seldom 15.5% 17.1% 18.4% 19.2% 21.1% 18.1%
Never 23.4% 25.2% 27.7% 30.0% 35.1% 27.8%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 0.9% 0.5% 0.5% 0.4% 0.3% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
30490


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) TOTAL
At least once a week 41.5% 35.9% 36.8% 31.5% 29.6% 35.3%
Once or twice a month 11.7% 10.5% 10.5% 9.1% 9.7% 10.3%
Several times a year 7.1% 8.0% 8.3% 8.3% 9.6% 8.3%
Seldom 15.6% 17.1% 17.8% 19.4% 18.9% 17.7%
Never 22.6% 27.7% 25.9% 31.2% 31.7% 27.7%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 1.5% 0.8% 0.7% 0.5% 0.6% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34868


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
At least once a week 26.6% 31.6% 36.8% 38.9% 40.9% 35.2%
Once or twice a month 12.1% 10.0% 10.9% 9.8% 8.7% 10.3%
Several times a year 8.2% 8.7% 9.2% 8.2% 7.5% 8.3%
Seldom 18.9% 19.8% 17.9% 17.0% 16.0% 17.8%
Never 33.8% 29.3% 24.6% 25.4% 25.7% 27.8%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.6% 0.5% 0.7% 1.2% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34345



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