Frequency of reading scripture among adults who pray weekly by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who pray weekly by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray weekly who read scripture…

Religious traditionAt least once a weekOnce or twice a monthSeveral times a yearSeldom/neverDon't knowSample size
Catholic14%11%13%61%< 1%1,431
Evangelical Protestant30%20%14%36%< 1%1,105
Historically Black Protestant39%23%13%25%< 1%219
Jewish17%19%14%50%< 1%135
Mainline Protestant14%16%18%52%1%1,323
Unaffiliated (religious "nones")12%11%10%68%< 1%754
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