Importance of religion in one's life among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture (2014) Switch to: Frequency of reading scripture among 50-64 year olds by importance of religion

% of 50-64 year olds who say religion is…

Frequency of reading scriptureVery importantSomewhat importantNot too importantNot at all importantDon't knowSample size
At least once a week90%8%1%1%1%3,876
Once or twice a month71%24%3%2%< 1%976
Several times a year53%38%6%2%< 1%869
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