Religious tradition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of reading scripture (2014) Switch to: Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Frequency of reading scriptureBuddhistCatholicEvangelical ProtestantHinduHistorically Black ProtestantJehovah's WitnessJewishMainline ProtestantMormonMuslimOrthodox ChristianOther ChristianOther FaithsOther World ReligionsUnaffiliated (religious "nones")Don't knowSample size
At least once a week2%23%31%< 1%7%1%1%15%2%1%1%< 1%1%< 1%14%1%1,012
Once or twice a month1%21%27%1%4%< 1%1%24%1%1%< 1%< 1%1%1%16%< 1%886
Several times a year1%25%20%3%4%< 1%3%24%1%1%1%1%2%< 1%14%< 1%1,068
Seldom/never1%30%13%1%2%< 1%3%20%1%1%1%< 1%2%< 1%23%1%5,299
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