Educational distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who have completed…

Religious tradition High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
Catholic 47% 27% 16% 10% 159
Mainline Protestant 32% 23% 31% 14% 135
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 31% 32% 22% 15% 3,225

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are ages…

Educational distribution 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 864. 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.
High school or less 39% 31% 18% 13% 864
Some college 41% 34% 16% 9% 941
College 25% 42% 21% 11% 1,199
Post-graduate degree 11% 45% 25% 20% 891

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Educational distribution Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 864. 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.
High school or less 31% 14% 24% 22% 8% 1% 864
Some college 27% 22% 26% 20% 5% < 1% 941
College 12% 25% 31% 25% 7% < 1% 1,199
Post-graduate degree 1% 19% 35% 31% 12% 1% 891

Gender composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Educational distribution Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 69% 31% 869
Some college 63% 37% 953
College 57% 43% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 56% 44% 915

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Educational distribution White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 859. 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.
High school or less 71% 6% 4% 15% 4% 859
Some college 75% 4% 5% 11% 5% 935
College 82% 4% 4% 7% 3% 1,193
Post-graduate degree 84% 2% 7% 5% 2% 904

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Educational distribution Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 852. 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.
High school or less 13% 13% 74% 852
Some college 9% 15% 77% 939
College 12% 13% 75% 1,208
Post-graduate degree 17% 11% 72% 906

Income distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who have a household income of…

Educational distribution Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 754. 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.
High school or less 42% 23% 21% 13% 754
Some college 31% 20% 29% 20% 872
College 12% 16% 37% 35% 1,128
Post-graduate degree 7% 11% 29% 53% 828

Marital status among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Educational distribution Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 865. 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.
High school or less 29% 9% 12% 4% 46% 865
Some college 32% 12% 13% 3% 39% 948
College 44% 14% 10% 3% 29% 1,208
Post-graduate degree 59% 11% 11% 3% 16% 913

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Educational distribution Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 865. 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.
High school or less 21% 79% 865
Some college 22% 78% 948
College 23% 77% 1,210
Post-graduate degree 27% 73% 912

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say they…

Educational distribution 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 = 869. 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.
High school or less 18% 12% 12% 1% 50% 7% 869
Some college 16% 13% 9% < 1% 55% 7% 953
College 9% 11% 10% 1% 63% 7% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 8% 12% 11% < 1% 61% 8% 915

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who attend religious services…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 3% 9% 88% < 1% 869
Some college 2% 10% 88% < 1% 953
College 1% 10% 88% < 1% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 1% 10% 89% < 1% 915

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who pray…

Educational distribution At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 10% 5% 5% 80% < 1% 869
Some college 11% 4% 3% 82% < 1% 953
College 6% 3% 2% 88% 1% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 6% 4% 2% 87% 1% 915

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who attend prayer group…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 4% 1% 2% 93% < 1% 869
Some college 2% 1% 1% 95% < 1% 953
College 1% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 915

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who meditate…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 22% 5% 3% 69% 1% 869
Some college 25% 10% 5% 59% 1% 953
College 24% 8% 5% 63% 1% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 26% 10% 8% 56% 1% 915

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 32% 11% 6% 49% 2% 869
Some college 37% 15% 8% 37% 2% 953
College 38% 16% 10% 33% 3% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 38% 15% 14% 32% 2% 915

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 41% 13% 11% 35% 1% 869
Some college 52% 16% 10% 22% 1% 953
College 50% 15% 16% 18% < 1% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 48% 16% 18% 17% 1% 915

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Educational distribution Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 3% 12% 66% 16% 2% 869
Some college 2% 20% 54% 21% 2% 953
College 1% 20% 49% 28% 2% 1,213
Post-graduate degree < 1% 26% 39% 33% 2% 915

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say…

Educational distribution 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 = 869. 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.
High school or less 21% 78% < 1% < 1% 869
Some college 17% 80% 2% 1% 953
College 15% 83% 1% 1% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 15% 83% 1% 1% 915

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who read scripture…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 7% 3% 2% 87% < 1% 869
Some college 5% 3% 4% 88% 1% 953
College 2% 3% 3% 92% < 1% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 2% 1% 4% 93% < 1% 915

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say the holy scripture is…

Educational distribution 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 = 869. 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.
High school or less 7% 7% < 1% 79% 6% 869
Some college 2% 4% < 1% 89% 4% 953
College 1% 2% < 1% 94% 3% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 1% 1% < 1% 95% 4% 915

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in heaven

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 26% 66% 8% 869
Some college 16% 76% 9% 953
College 9% 86% 5% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 9% 86% 5% 915

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in hell

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 20% 73% 7% 869
Some college 11% 82% 7% 953
College 6% 90% 4% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 5% 91% 4% 915

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Educational distribution Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 26% 29% 45% 869
Some college 20% 20% 59% 953
College 16% 13% 71% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 16% 9% 75% 915

Political ideology among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Educational distribution Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 20% 32% 34% 13% 869
Some college 13% 35% 45% 7% 953
College 10% 30% 57% 3% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 9% 27% 62% 2% 915

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who would rather have…

Educational distribution Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 53% 39% 3% 4% 869
Some college 49% 43% 4% 4% 953
College 41% 52% 3% 4% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 38% 55% 4% 3% 915

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say government aid to the poor…

Educational distribution Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 42% 52% 4% 2% 869
Some college 34% 61% 3% 1% 953
College 26% 70% 3% 1% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 24% 71% 3% 1% 915

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say abortion should be…

Educational distribution Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 71% 25% 4% 869
Some college 82% 15% 4% 953
College 90% 7% 3% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 91% 7% 2% 915

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say homosexuality…

Educational distribution Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 78% 16% 3% 3% 869
Some college 89% 7% 2% 1% 953
College 94% 4% 1% 1% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 95% 3% 2% < 1% 915

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …same-sex marriage

Educational distribution Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 869. 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.
High school or less 72% 20% 8% 869
Some college 87% 8% 5% 953
College 93% 5% 2% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 94% 4% 2% 915

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say…

Educational distribution 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 = 869. 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.
High school or less 34% 61% 2% 3% 869
Some college 22% 74% 2% 2% 953
College 16% 81% 2% 1% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 12% 84% 2% 2% 915

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is not at all important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say humans…

Educational distribution 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 = 869. 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.
High school or less 63% 12% 4% 16% 4% 869
Some college 77% 8% 3% 9% 2% 953
College 88% 5% 2% 5% 1% 1,213
Post-graduate degree 90% 3% 2% 3% 1% 915