Forty-three percent (43%) of Americans pray on a daily basis. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that another 12% pray several times a week. At the other extreme, 30% rarely or never pray. In between are 19% who pray occasionally or about once a week.
In terms of their daily life, 43% also consider their spiritual faith or religion Very Important. Another 29% consider it Somewhat Important.
Fifteen percent (15%) read the Bible daily and 10% look to Scripture several times a week. However, 50% rarely or never read the Bible.
One out of four Americans (26%) regularly meet with a small group of others who share their faith for study, fellowship, or accountability.
When making major decisions, 15% always pray about it and seek counsel from others who share their beliefs. Another 14% do so most of the time. However, 42% rarely or never take this step.
Twenty-nine percent (29%) attend church at least once a week and another 19% do so at least once a month. Fifty-three percent (53%) just about never attend church.
Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Republicans attend church at least once a week along with 30% of Democrats and 19% of Independents.
Forty percent (40%) of African-Americans attend church at least once a week along with 28% of white Americans and 25% of Hispanic Americans (see question wording and crosstab results).
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The national survey of 1,091 Adults was conducted December 20-21, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the demographic profile of our sample). It has a 3.o percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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