Importance of religion in one's life among Christians

% of Christians who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 25,048. 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 68% 25% 5% 2% 1% 25,048
2007 66% 26% 6% 2% 1% 28,279

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 16,653. 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.
Very important 15% 32% 30% 23% 16,653
Somewhat important 22% 34% 27% 16% 5,920
Not too important 22% 34% 26% 18% 1,414
Not at all important 22% 31% 29% 18% 398
Don't know 4% 35% 27% 34% 135

Generational cohort among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 16,653. 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.
Very important 9% 11% 27% 35% 15% 2% 16,653
Somewhat important 15% 13% 28% 33% 10% 1% 5,920
Not too important 15% 12% 29% 32% 11% 1% 1,414
Not at all important 13% 13% 26% 35% 12% 1% 398
Don't know 1% 8% 30% 38% 20% 2% 135

Gender composition among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 42% 58% 17,053
Somewhat important 50% 50% 6,016
Not too important 60% 40% 1,426
Not at all important 69% 31% 410
Don't know 47% 53% 143

Racial and ethnic composition among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 16,822. 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.
Very important 62% 16% 2% 16% 4% 16,822
Somewhat important 72% 7% 2% 17% 3% 5,962
Not too important 82% 4% 3% 10% 2% 1,413
Not at all important 74% 5% < 1% 17% 4% 405
Don't know 68% 10% < 1% 17% 4% 135

Immigrant status among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 16,839. 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.
Very important 15% 8% 77% 16,839
Somewhat important 13% 11% 76% 5,954
Not too important 9% 11% 79% 1,416
Not at all important 16% 13% 71% 402
Don't know 23% 3% 74% 138

Income distribution among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who have a household income of…

Importance of religion in one's life Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 14,530. 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.
Very important 38% 21% 26% 15% 14,530
Somewhat important 31% 21% 27% 21% 5,352
Not too important 26% 18% 31% 25% 1,268
Not at all important 35% 17% 27% 21% 368

Educational distribution among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 16,952. 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.
Very important 44% 32% 15% 9% 16,952
Somewhat important 42% 32% 17% 9% 5,986
Not too important 37% 29% 21% 13% 1,418
Not at all important 42% 31% 18% 9% 405
Don't know 47% 27% 14% 12% 137

Marital status among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 16,976. 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.
Very important 54% 5% 14% 9% 18% 16,976
Somewhat important 47% 9% 13% 6% 25% 5,998
Not too important 50% 9% 11% 4% 26% 1,420
Not at all important 39% 9% 18% 8% 27% 407
Don't know 54% 3% 19% 9% 14% 137

Parent of children under 18 among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 16,982. 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.
Very important 30% 70% 16,982
Somewhat important 30% 70% 5,998
Not too important 25% 75% 1,422
Not at all important 21% 79% 407
Don't know 22% 78% 142

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who say they…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 17,053. 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.
Very important 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 17,053
Somewhat important 55% 37% 5% 1% 1% 1% 6,016
Not too important 25% 44% 18% 1% 6% 5% 1,426
Not at all important 37% 19% 20% 1% 20% 4% 410
Don't know 67% 18% 1% 10% < 1% 4% 143

Attendance at religious services among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who attend religious services…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 63% 28% 9% 1% 17,053
Somewhat important 16% 58% 25% < 1% 6,016
Not too important 3% 43% 54% < 1% 1,426
Not at all important 11% 21% 67% 1% 410
Don't know 45% 20% 21% 13% 143

Frequency of prayer among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 83% 12% 2% 2% 1% 17,053
Somewhat important 40% 31% 12% 16% 1% 6,016
Not too important 18% 17% 13% 51% < 1% 1,426
Not at all important 27% 10% 6% 56% 1% 410
Don't know 62% 11% 5% 5% 17% 143

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who attend prayer group…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 43% 13% 10% 33% 1% 17,053
Somewhat important 8% 8% 9% 75% < 1% 6,016
Not too important 3% 1% 2% 94% < 1% 1,426
Not at all important 10% 3% 6% 80% < 1% 410
Don't know 24% 9% 14% 42% 12% 143

Frequency of meditation among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who meditate…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 54% 7% 3% 34% 2% 17,053
Somewhat important 26% 10% 6% 57% 1% 6,016
Not too important 20% 9% 5% 66% 1% 1,426
Not at all important 29% 6% 4% 60% 1% 410
Don't know 58% 4% 2% 20% 16% 143

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Christians by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 77% 11% 5% 5% 1% 17,053
Somewhat important 42% 23% 16% 18% 1% 6,016
Not too important 30% 17% 18% 34% 1% 1,426
Not at all important 41% 10% 10% 38% 1% 410
Don't know 58% 13% 8% 10% 11% 143

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Christians by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 49% 15% 11% 23% 2% 17,053
Somewhat important 36% 18% 17% 29% 1% 6,016
Not too important 35% 16% 17% 31% 1% 1,426
Not at all important 42% 12% 14% 31% 1% 410
Don't know 47% 9% 8% 21% 15% 143

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Christians by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 57% 5% 31% 4% 3% 17,053
Somewhat important 16% 12% 62% 9% 2% 6,016
Not too important 5% 15% 66% 12% 2% 1,426
Not at all important 9% 16% 56% 17% 3% 410
Don't know 33% 7% 33% 3% 23% 143

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who say…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 17,053. 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.
Very important 44% 54% 2% 1% 17,053
Somewhat important 28% 70% 1% 1% 6,016
Not too important 25% 73% 2% 1% 1,426
Not at all important 24% 73% 2% 1% 410
Don't know 35% 59% 2% 5% 143

Frequency of reading scripture among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who read scripture…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 60% 12% 8% 19% 1% 17,053
Somewhat important 14% 12% 14% 59% < 1% 6,016
Not too important 6% 5% 6% 83% < 1% 1,426
Not at all important 16% 6% 4% 73% 1% 410
Don't know 39% 7% 11% 28% 15% 143

Interpreting scripture among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who say the holy scripture is…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 17,053. 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.
Very important 51% 32% 4% 8% 6% 17,053
Somewhat important 17% 40% 2% 33% 9% 6,016
Not too important 7% 21% < 1% 64% 8% 1,426
Not at all important 13% 16% 2% 63% 7% 410
Don't know 26% 20% 8% 24% 22% 143

Belief in Heaven among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 89% 5% 5% 17,053
Somewhat important 82% 11% 7% 6,016
Not too important 59% 31% 10% 1,426
Not at all important 48% 46% 6% 410
Don't know 64% 7% 29% 143

Belief in Hell among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 76% 16% 8% 17,053
Somewhat important 62% 30% 8% 6,016
Not too important 43% 48% 9% 1,426
Not at all important 38% 57% 6% 410
Don't know 44% 27% 28% 143

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 45% 17% 38% 17,053
Somewhat important 40% 17% 43% 6,016
Not too important 38% 14% 47% 1,426
Not at all important 34% 19% 46% 410
Don't know 27% 38% 35% 143

Political ideology among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 49% 29% 15% 6% 17,053
Somewhat important 33% 39% 23% 5% 6,016
Not too important 27% 41% 28% 5% 1,426
Not at all important 27% 31% 34% 8% 410
Don't know 28% 30% 17% 24% 143

Views about size of government among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who would rather have…

Importance of religion in one's life Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 54% 40% 3% 4% 17,053
Somewhat important 54% 40% 3% 3% 6,016
Not too important 58% 37% 2% 2% 1,426
Not at all important 53% 39% 4% 4% 410
Don't know 47% 29% 7% 17% 143

Views about government aid to the poor among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who say government aid to the poor…

Importance of religion in one's life Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 49% 45% 4% 2% 17,053
Somewhat important 48% 48% 3% 1% 6,016
Not too important 48% 48% 3% 1% 1,426
Not at all important 42% 53% 5% 1% 410
Don't know 36% 39% 9% 16% 143

Views about abortion among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who say abortion should be…

Importance of religion in one's life Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 35% 60% 4% 17,053
Somewhat important 63% 33% 4% 6,016
Not too important 76% 21% 3% 1,426
Not at all important 68% 28% 4% 410
Don't know 34% 40% 27% 143

Views about homosexuality among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who say homosexuality…

Importance of religion in one's life Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 44% 47% 5% 4% 17,053
Somewhat important 73% 21% 4% 3% 6,016
Not too important 81% 15% 2% 2% 1,426
Not at all important 70% 23% 4% 3% 410
Don't know 42% 26% 9% 23% 143

Views about same-sex marriage among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,053. 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.
Very important 34% 58% 8% 17,053
Somewhat important 63% 29% 8% 6,016
Not too important 73% 21% 6% 1,426
Not at all important 61% 32% 7% 410
Don't know 32% 39% 29% 143

Views about environmental regulation among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who say…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 17,053. 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.
Very important 44% 50% 3% 4% 17,053
Somewhat important 39% 56% 2% 2% 6,016
Not too important 36% 61% 1% 2% 1,426
Not at all important 38% 58% 1% 3% 410
Don't know 34% 44% 7% 16% 143

Views about human evolution among Christians by importance of religion

% of Christians who say humans…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 17,053. 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.
Very important 13% 29% 3% 50% 6% 17,053
Somewhat important 34% 33% 4% 26% 3% 6,016
Not too important 59% 19% 5% 14% 3% 1,426
Not at all important 50% 17% 4% 23% 5% 410
Don't know 18% 18% 13% 33% 17% 143