Attendance at religious services

% of adults who attend religious services…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 35,071. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 36% 33% 30% 1% 35,071
2007 39% 33% 27% 1% 35,556

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month/a few times a year, Seldom/never

Attendance at religious services by religious group

% of adults who attend religious services…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 264. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 18% 50% 31% < 1% 264
Catholic 39% 40% 20% 1% 7,202
Evangelical Protestant 58% 30% 12% 1% 8,593
Hindu 18% 60% 21% 1% 199
Historically Black Protestant 53% 36% 10% 1% 1,916
Jehovah's Witness 85% 11% 3% 1% 245
Jewish 19% 49% 31% < 1% 847
Mainline Protestant 33% 43% 24% 1% 6,083
Mormon 77% 14% 9% 1% 664
Muslim 45% 31% 22% 1% 237
Orthodox Christian 31% 54% 15% < 1% 186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 4% 24% 72% < 1% 7,556

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month/a few times a year, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

Age distribution by religious attendance

% of adults who are ages…

Attendance at religious services 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 12,843. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 17% 32% 28% 24% 12,843
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 25% 36% 26% 13% 11,007
Seldom/never 26% 35% 24% 15% 10,322
Don't know 17% 24% 28% 31% 173

Learn More: 18-29, 30-49, 50-64, 65+

Generational cohort by religious attendance

% of adults who are…

Attendance at religious services Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 12,843. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 11% 11% 27% 34% 17% 2% 12,843
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 16% 16% 29% 31% 8% 1% 11,007
Seldom/never 15% 18% 28% 29% 9% 1% 10,322
Don't know 9% 15% 17% 36% 21% 2% 173

Learn More: Younger Millennial, Older Millennial, Generation X, Baby Boomer, Silent, Greatest

Gender composition by religious attendance

% of adults who are…

Attendance at religious services Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 43% 57% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 49% 51% 11,214
Seldom/never 55% 45% 10,485
Don't know 46% 54% 217

Learn More: Men, Women

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Racial and ethnic composition by religious attendance

% of adults who identify as…

Attendance at religious services White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 12,958. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 63% 15% 3% 16% 4% 12,958
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 64% 12% 5% 15% 4% 11,076
Seldom/never 73% 7% 4% 13% 4% 10,335
Don't know 68% 11% 3% 13% 4% 180

Learn More: White, Black, Asian, Latino, Other/Mixed

Immigrant status by religious attendance

% of adults who are…

Attendance at religious services Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 12,988. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 16% 9% 75% 12,988
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 15% 11% 74% 11,066
Seldom/never 12% 11% 77% 10,344
Don't know 16% 7% 77% 195

Learn More: Immigrants, Second generation, Third generation or higher

Income distribution by religious attendance

% of adults who have a household income of…

Attendance at religious services Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 11,151. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 35% 21% 28% 16% 11,151
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 33% 20% 26% 21% 9,956
Seldom/never 35% 20% 25% 19% 9,271
Don't know 61% 15% 13% 11% 112

Learn More: Less than $30,000, $30,000-$49,999, $50,000-$99,999, $100,000 or more

Educational distribution by religious attendance

% of adults who have completed…

Attendance at religious services High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 13,074. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 42% 30% 17% 11% 13,074
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 40% 33% 17% 11% 11,165
Seldom/never 41% 32% 17% 11% 10,431
Don't know 48% 28% 14% 10% 198

Learn More: High school or less, Some college, College, Post-graduate degree

Marital status by religious attendance

% of adults who are…

Attendance at religious services Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 13,094. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 57% 3% 12% 9% 19% 13,094
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 46% 9% 13% 5% 27% 11,169
Seldom/never 40% 11% 14% 5% 29% 10,434
Don't know 38% 6% 10% 18% 27% 194

Learn More: Married, Living with a partner, Divorced/separated, Widowed, Never married

Parent of children under 18 by religious attendance

% of adults who are…

Attendance at religious services Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 13,097. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 31% 69% 13,097
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 31% 69% 11,173
Seldom/never 24% 76% 10,460
Don't know 17% 83% 203

Learn More: Parents, Non-parents

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God by religious attendance

% of adults who say they…

Attendance at religious services Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 87% 11% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 62% 25% 6% 1% 5% 2% 11,214
Seldom/never 36% 24% 10% 1% 25% 5% 10,485
Don't know 63% 13% 3% 4% 5% 13% 217

Learn More: Believe in God; absolutely certain, Believe in God; fairly certain, Believe in God; not too/not at all certain, Do not believe in God

Importance of religion in one's life by religious attendance

% of adults who say religion is…

Attendance at religious services Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 89% 9% 1% 1% 1% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 45% 40% 11% 3% < 1% 11,214
Seldom/never 20% 26% 22% 31% 1% 10,485
Don't know 55% 18% 4% 4% 19% 217

Learn More: Very important, Somewhat important, Not too important, Not at all important

Frequency of prayer by religious attendance

% of adults who pray…

Attendance at religious services At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 84% 12% 1% 3% 1% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 50% 22% 10% 17% 1% 11,214
Seldom/never 27% 13% 7% 53% 1% 10,485
Don't know 47% 13% 4% 10% 26% 217

Learn More: At least daily, Weekly, Monthly, Seldom/never

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups by religious attendance

% of adults who attend prayer group…

Attendance at religious services At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 58% 13% 8% 20% 1% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 8% 12% 14% 66% < 1% 11,214
Seldom/never 3% 2% 2% 93% < 1% 10,485
Don't know 14% 7% 7% 47% 26% 217

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

Frequency of meditation by religious attendance

% of adults who meditate…

Attendance at religious services At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 58% 7% 3% 30% 2% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 33% 10% 6% 49% 1% 11,214
Seldom/never 28% 8% 4% 59% 1% 10,485
Don't know 40% 5% 3% 30% 23% 217

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing by religious attendance

% of adults who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Attendance at religious services At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 80% 10% 4% 4% 1% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 52% 20% 13% 14% 1% 11,214
Seldom/never 41% 15% 11% 31% 2% 10,485
Don't know 59% 6% 6% 9% 19% 217

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe by religious attendance

% of adults who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Attendance at religious services At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 50% 16% 10% 22% 2% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 42% 16% 15% 25% 1% 11,214
Seldom/never 44% 15% 13% 26% 1% 10,485
Don't know 41% 8% 10% 23% 18% 217

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

Sources of guidance on right and wrong by religious attendance

% of adults who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Attendance at religious services Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 61% 6% 27% 4% 3% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 24% 12% 52% 9% 2% 11,214
Seldom/never 10% 15% 58% 14% 2% 10,485
Don't know 32% 9% 31% 9% 20% 217

Learn More: Religion, Philosophy/reason, Common sense, Science

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong by religious attendance

% of adults who say…

Attendance at religious services There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 52% 2% 1% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 29% 69% 1% 1% 11,214
Seldom/never 23% 75% 1% 1% 10,485
Don't know 29% 59% 6% 7% 217

Learn More: There are clear standards for what is right and wrong, Right or wrong depends on the situation

Frequency of reading scripture by religious attendance

% of adults who read scripture…

Attendance at religious services At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 69% 10% 5% 14% 1% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 22% 15% 14% 48% 1% 11,214
Seldom/never 10% 5% 6% 79% < 1% 10,485
Don't know 33% 9% 7% 23% 28% 217

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

Interpreting scripture by religious attendance

% of adults who say the holy scripture is…

Attendance at religious services Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 31% 4% 8% 5% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 25% 32% 2% 33% 8% 11,214
Seldom/never 13% 16% 1% 63% 8% 10,485
Don't know 28% 15% 9% 17% 31% 217

Learn More: Word of God; should be taken literally, Word of God; not everything taken literally, Not the word of God

Belief in Heaven by religious attendance

% of adults who …in heaven

Attendance at religious services Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 87% 7% 6% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 77% 16% 6% 11,214
Seldom/never 48% 43% 9% 10,485
Don't know 64% 12% 24% 217

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe

Belief in Hell by religious attendance

% of adults who …in hell

Attendance at religious services Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 75% 17% 7% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 59% 33% 8% 11,214
Seldom/never 36% 55% 9% 10,485
Don't know 52% 18% 30% 217

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation by religious attendance

% of adults who identify as…

Attendance at religious services Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 17% 37% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 36% 17% 47% 11,214
Seldom/never 28% 21% 51% 10,485
Don't know 25% 44% 30% 217

Learn More: Republican/lean Rep., No lean, Democrat/lean Dem.

Political ideology by religious attendance

% of adults who are…

Attendance at religious services Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 50% 29% 15% 6% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 33% 37% 24% 5% 11,214
Seldom/never 23% 34% 36% 8% 10,485
Don't know 29% 22% 11% 38% 217

Learn More: Conservative, Moderate, Liberal

Views about size of government by religious attendance

% of adults who would rather have…

Attendance at religious services Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 38% 3% 4% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 49% 45% 3% 3% 11,214
Seldom/never 49% 43% 3% 5% 10,485
Don't know 40% 36% 8% 16% 217

Learn More: Smaller government; fewer services, Bigger government; more services

Views about government aid to the poor by religious attendance

% of adults who say government aid to the poor…

Attendance at religious services Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 49% 44% 4% 2% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 44% 51% 3% 2% 11,214
Seldom/never 39% 55% 4% 2% 10,485
Don't know 39% 43% 5% 13% 217

Learn More: Does more harm than good, Does more good than harm

Views about abortion by religious attendance

% of adults who say abortion should be…

Attendance at religious services Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 32% 63% 4% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 59% 37% 4% 11,214
Seldom/never 71% 24% 4% 10,485
Don't know 40% 39% 21% 217

Learn More: Legal in all/most cases, Illegal in all/most cases

Views about homosexuality by religious attendance

% of adults who say homosexuality…

Attendance at religious services Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 40% 51% 5% 4% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 70% 23% 4% 3% 11,214
Seldom/never 78% 16% 3% 3% 10,485
Don't know 41% 29% 8% 21% 217

Learn More: Should be accepted, Should be discouraged

Views about same-sex marriage by religious attendance

% of adults who …same-sex marriage

Attendance at religious services Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 31% 62% 7% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 60% 32% 8% 11,214
Seldom/never 72% 21% 7% 10,485
Don't know 34% 35% 31% 217

Learn More: Strongly favor/favor, Oppose/strongly oppose

Views about environmental regulation by religious attendance

% of adults who say…

Attendance at religious services Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 44% 50% 3% 4% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 37% 59% 2% 2% 11,214
Seldom/never 31% 63% 2% 3% 10,485
Don't know 32% 41% 8% 19% 217

Learn More: Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy, Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost

Views about human evolution by religious attendance

% of adults who say humans…

Attendance at religious services Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 13% 26% 3% 52% 5% 13,155
Once or twice a month/a few times a year 34% 29% 4% 29% 3% 11,214
Seldom/never 55% 18% 5% 18% 4% 10,485
Don't know 21% 16% 15% 33% 15% 217

Learn More: Evolved; due to natural processes, Evolved; due to God's design, Always existed in present form