Importance of religion in one's life by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area by importance of religion

% of adults who say religion is…

Metro area Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 510. 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.
Atlanta Metro Area 59% 22% 10% 9% 1% 510
Baltimore Metro Area 50% 23% 13% 15% < 1% 250
Boston Metro Area 36% 28% 14% 21% 1% 498
Chicago Metro Area 47% 28% 14% 10% 1% 867
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 62% 23% 7% 7% 1% 659
Detroit Metro Area 49% 29% 10% 11% 1% 374
Houston Metro Area 61% 22% 9% 9% < 1% 514
Los Angeles Metro Area 47% 28% 12% 12% 1% 1,076
Miami Metro Area 57% 21% 10% 12% 1% 483
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 40% 27% 16% 16% 1% 342
New York City Metro Area 48% 27% 11% 13% 1% 1,786
Philadelphia Metro Area 45% 26% 14% 14% < 1% 722
Phoenix Metro Area 49% 26% 12% 11% 1% 397
Pittsburgh Metro Area 50% 26% 12% 12% < 1% 252
Providence Metro Area 42% 32% 13% 13% < 1% 351
Riverside, CA Metro Area 52% 24% 11% 12% 1% 373
San Diego Metro Area 52% 22% 11% 15% < 1% 321
San Francisco Metro Area 34% 26% 21% 19% 1% 485
Seattle Metro Area 40% 21% 18% 21% < 1% 333
St. Louis Metro Area 57% 23% 10% 9% < 1% 274
Tampa Metro Area 46% 25% 14% 14% < 1% 320
Washington, DC Metro Area 50% 24% 12% 13% < 1% 913

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