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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 38% 29% 21% 12% 564
Evangelical Protestant 42% 33% 17% 8% 174
Jewish 13% 25% 30% 33% 166
Mainline Protestant 35% 26% 22% 17% 593
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 31% 37% 20% 12% 1,919

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Educational distribution 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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 38% 29% 20% 13% 867
Some college 39% 34% 19% 8% 944
College 27% 39% 22% 12% 1,122
Post-graduate degree 12% 48% 25% 15% 802

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Educational distribution Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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 30% 13% 24% 24% 8% 1% 867
Some college 27% 21% 25% 22% 4% 1% 944
College 11% 24% 31% 26% 7% 1% 1,122
Post-graduate degree 3% 19% 38% 30% 9% 1% 802

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 63% 37% 869
Some college 53% 47% 952
College 56% 44% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 49% 51% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 73% 6% 4% 14% 3% 859
Some college 74% 6% 5% 11% 4% 944
College 78% 3% 10% 6% 3% 1,124
Post-graduate degree 77% 3% 11% 4% 5% 809

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Educational distribution Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 858. 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 11% 12% 77% 858
Some college 9% 15% 77% 944
College 14% 12% 74% 1,125
Post-graduate degree 22% 11% 68% 808

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 768. 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% 21% 25% 12% 768
Some college 29% 24% 32% 15% 866
College 12% 18% 32% 38% 1,031
Post-graduate degree 10% 11% 27% 52% 725

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Educational distribution Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 866. 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% 9% 11% 4% 42% 866
Some college 37% 10% 12% 3% 39% 952
College 53% 9% 7% 2% 28% 1,129
Post-graduate degree 59% 9% 8% 3% 21% 813

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Educational distribution Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 868. 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 23% 77% 868
Some college 24% 76% 950
College 26% 74% 1,136
Post-graduate degree 29% 71% 813

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 21% 37% 19% 1% 17% 4% 869
Some college 21% 35% 18% < 1% 18% 8% 952
College 15% 33% 21% < 1% 24% 8% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 15% 34% 20% 1% 22% 8% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 4% 32% 64% < 1% 869
Some college 2% 32% 65% < 1% 952
College 2% 36% 62% < 1% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 2% 40% 58% < 1% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 16% 12% 11% 61% < 1% 869
Some college 13% 14% 11% 62% < 1% 952
College 10% 11% 8% 70% < 1% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 13% 13% 9% 65% 1% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 3% 2% 4% 91% < 1% 869
Some college 1% 3% 3% 93% < 1% 952
College 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 2% 1% 3% 95% < 1% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 17% 7% 5% 70% 1% 869
Some college 22% 13% 5% 60% 1% 952
College 23% 10% 7% 59% 1% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 26% 13% 7% 53% 1% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 27% 15% 15% 43% 1% 869
Some college 33% 18% 15% 33% 1% 952
College 34% 20% 17% 27% 2% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 39% 17% 16% 27% 1% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 35% 13% 14% 37% 1% 869
Some college 44% 19% 14% 22% 1% 952
College 42% 21% 19% 18% 1% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 40% 22% 19% 19% 1% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 4% 15% 67% 12% 1% 869
Some college 3% 18% 67% 12% 1% 952
College 3% 21% 54% 20% 2% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 3% 22% 53% 20% 1% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 23% 75% 1% 1% 869
Some college 21% 77% 2% 1% 952
College 18% 81% 1% < 1% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 16% 81% 2% < 1% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 4% 5% 5% 85% < 1% 869
Some college 5% 6% 6% 83% < 1% 952
College 3% 3% 6% 88% < 1% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 4% 2% 7% 86% < 1% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 10% 19% 1% 63% 7% 869
Some college 4% 13% < 1% 73% 10% 952
College 1% 9% < 1% 83% 7% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 1% 8% < 1% 85% 5% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 51% 38% 11% 869
Some college 45% 42% 13% 952
College 32% 56% 12% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 29% 61% 10% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 39% 52% 9% 869
Some college 32% 58% 10% 952
College 20% 72% 8% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 16% 76% 9% 816

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 34% 24% 43% 869
Some college 32% 18% 49% 952
College 25% 12% 62% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 23% 9% 68% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 28% 37% 27% 8% 869
Some college 19% 41% 33% 6% 952
College 14% 41% 42% 3% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 10% 39% 49% 3% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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% 42% 3% 2% 869
Some college 55% 37% 3% 5% 952
College 48% 44% 3% 4% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 42% 51% 3% 3% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 46% 49% 4% 1% 869
Some college 41% 53% 4% 1% 952
College 33% 62% 4% 2% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 26% 69% 2% 2% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 70% 27% 3% 869
Some college 78% 18% 4% 952
College 86% 12% 2% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 88% 10% 2% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 77% 18% 2% 3% 869
Some college 84% 11% 2% 3% 952
College 92% 6% 1% 1% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 91% 7% 2% < 1% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 68% 25% 7% 869
Some college 82% 14% 4% 952
College 88% 8% 4% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 88% 9% 3% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 39% 57% 2% 3% 869
Some college 29% 68% 1% 2% 952
College 22% 75% 2% 2% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 17% 80% 1% 1% 816

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 57% 17% 4% 19% 3% 869
Some college 65% 16% 7% 10% 2% 952
College 78% 11% 5% 5% 2% 1,138
Post-graduate degree 79% 10% 4% 6% 1% 816