Importance of religion in one's life by state (2014) Switch to: State by importance of religion

% of adults who say religion is…

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Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 77% 13% 6% 4% < 1% 511
Alaska 41% 29% 13% 16% 1% 310
Arizona 51% 24% 13% 11% 1% 653
Arkansas 70% 16% 7% 5% 1% 311
California 47% 26% 13% 14% 1% 3,697
Colorado 47% 28% 12% 13% 1% 504
Connecticut 42% 27% 17% 14% < 1% 377
Delaware 46% 31% 10% 11% 1% 301
District of Columbia 50% 21% 14% 14% 1% 303
Florida 53% 25% 11% 11% 1% 2,020
Georgia 64% 20% 7% 8% 1% 968
Hawaii 44% 32% 13% 10% 1% 312
Idaho 51% 25% 12% 13% < 1% 320
Illinois 50% 27% 13% 10% < 1% 1,326
Indiana 53% 25% 11% 10% 1% 654
Iowa 53% 26% 11% 9% < 1% 330
Kansas 50% 29% 14% 7% 1% 307
Kentucky 63% 23% 7% 7% < 1% 439
Louisiana 71% 19% 4% 6% < 1% 465
Maine 34% 29% 15% 21% 1% 303
Maryland 50% 25% 12% 12% 1% 644
Massachusetts 33% 30% 16% 20% 1% 704
Michigan 50% 27% 11% 11% 1% 982
Minnesota 46% 28% 13% 13% 1% 563
Mississippi 74% 15% 6% 4% 1% 309
Missouri 56% 26% 10% 7% 1% 642
Montana 44% 25% 15% 15% 1% 312
Nebraska 54% 25% 12% 8% 1% 312
Nevada 44% 29% 10% 16% 1% 314
New Hampshire 33% 27% 23% 15% 1% 303
New Jersey 50% 28% 11% 9% 1% 886
New Mexico 59% 20% 6% 13% 1% 312
New York 45% 27% 12% 15% 1% 1,966
North Carolina 62% 22% 8% 8% 1% 1,022
North Dakota 53% 23% 15% 9% < 1% 338
Ohio 56% 25% 9% 10% 1% 1,132
Oklahoma 64% 23% 4% 8% 1% 391
Oregon 45% 25% 12% 17% 1% 419
Pennsylvania 51% 26% 12% 11% 1% 1,366
Rhode Island 48% 25% 10% 18% < 1% 305
South Carolina 69% 16% 8% 6% 1% 495
South Dakota 57% 24% 9% 9% < 1% 305
Tennessee 71% 18% 5% 6% 1% 661
Texas 63% 23% 7% 8% < 1% 2,535
Utah 58% 15% 14% 11% 2% 315
Vermont 32% 25% 21% 22% 1% 306
Virginia 60% 21% 10% 8% 1% 882
Washington 44% 23% 17% 16% 1% 714
West Virginia 64% 22% 7% 5% 2% 309
Wisconsin 44% 31% 12% 12% 1% 600
Wyoming 49% 28% 13% 9% < 1% 316

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