Educational distribution among adults who say religion is very important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is very 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 49% 26% 15% 10% 4,196
Evangelical Protestant 43% 35% 14% 8% 6,863
Historically Black Protestant 53% 32% 9% 6% 1,631
Jehovah's Witness 62% 26% 9% 3% 220
Jewish 24% 23% 24% 30% 277
Mainline Protestant 38% 32% 18% 13% 3,297
Mormon 24% 40% 25% 11% 557
Muslim 40% 24% 22% 13% 154
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 59% 28% 10% 3% 821

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very important who are ages…

Educational distribution 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,201. 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% 29% 29% 26% 6,201
Some college 21% 33% 28% 17% 5,230
College 14% 39% 30% 17% 4,120
Post-graduate degree 8% 40% 31% 22% 2,670

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

Educational distribution Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,201. 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% 10% 25% 34% 18% 2% 6,201
Some college 14% 14% 27% 33% 12% 1% 5,230
College 5% 15% 32% 35% 11% 1% 4,120
Post-graduate degree 1% 13% 34% 37% 14% 1% 2,670

Gender composition among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

Educational distribution Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,289. 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 44% 56% 6,289
Some college 40% 60% 5,332
College 42% 58% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 46% 54% 2,752

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very important who identify as…

Educational distribution White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,222. 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% 18% 1% 24% 3% 6,222
Some college 64% 17% 2% 12% 5% 5,254
College 70% 12% 5% 9% 3% 4,167
Post-graduate degree 72% 12% 6% 6% 3% 2,703

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

Educational distribution Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,179. 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% 7% 71% 6,179
Some college 10% 9% 81% 5,277
College 13% 9% 78% 4,212
Post-graduate degree 14% 9% 78% 2,722

Income distribution among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 5,198. 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 56% 21% 16% 6% 5,198
Some college 34% 25% 29% 12% 4,615
College 16% 18% 36% 30% 3,681
Post-graduate degree 9% 12% 36% 43% 2,413

Marital status among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

Educational distribution Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,263. 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 47% 6% 15% 12% 21% 6,263
Some college 51% 5% 15% 7% 22% 5,309
College 66% 3% 11% 5% 15% 4,212
Post-graduate degree 70% 3% 9% 5% 13% 2,745

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

Educational distribution Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,272. 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% 73% 6,272
Some college 32% 68% 5,320
College 37% 63% 4,221
Post-graduate degree 34% 66% 2,737

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 6,289. 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 85% 12% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6,289
Some college 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 5,332
College 90% 8% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 86% 11% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2,752

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 6,289. 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 56% 29% 14% 1% 6,289
Some college 58% 30% 12% < 1% 5,332
College 68% 26% 6% < 1% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 71% 23% 6% 1% 2,752

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very important who pray…

Educational distribution At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,289. 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 79% 14% 3% 4% 1% 6,289
Some college 84% 11% 2% 2% 1% 5,332
College 84% 12% 1% 2% 1% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 82% 12% 3% 2% 1% 2,752

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 6,289. 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% 9% 36% 1% 6,289
Some college 41% 13% 10% 34% 1% 5,332
College 44% 12% 12% 31% 1% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 41% 15% 13% 31% 1% 2,752

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 6,289. 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% 8% 3% 34% 3% 6,289
Some college 53% 7% 3% 35% 2% 5,332
College 53% 7% 4% 34% 2% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 58% 8% 2% 30% 2% 2,752

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 6,289. 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 74% 11% 6% 7% 2% 6,289
Some college 79% 11% 5% 5% 1% 5,332
College 79% 12% 5% 3% 1% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 76% 13% 5% 4% 1% 2,752

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 6,289. 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 48% 13% 10% 26% 3% 6,289
Some college 49% 17% 11% 22% 1% 5,332
College 52% 16% 12% 18% 2% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 55% 17% 13% 13% 1% 2,752

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 6,289. 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% 5% 35% 5% 2% 6,289
Some college 57% 6% 31% 3% 3% 5,332
College 58% 8% 26% 5% 4% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 54% 10% 25% 7% 4% 2,752

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 6,289. 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 36% 60% 2% 2% 6,289
Some college 45% 52% 2% 1% 5,332
College 50% 48% 2% 1% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 46% 51% 2% < 1% 2,752

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 6,289. 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 56% 12% 7% 23% 1% 6,289
Some college 61% 13% 8% 18% 1% 5,332
College 60% 12% 8% 19% 1% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 58% 14% 9% 19% 1% 2,752

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 6,289. 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 59% 23% 4% 8% 6% 6,289
Some college 46% 34% 4% 10% 6% 5,332
College 37% 40% 4% 12% 7% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 27% 44% 4% 17% 8% 2,752

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very important who …in heaven

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,289. 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 89% 6% 5% 6,289
Some college 89% 6% 5% 5,332
College 85% 8% 7% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 80% 11% 8% 2,752

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very important who …in hell

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,289. 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 76% 16% 7% 6,289
Some college 77% 16% 7% 5,332
College 71% 20% 9% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 62% 27% 11% 2,752

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very important who identify as…

Educational distribution Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,289. 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 36% 22% 42% 6,289
Some college 46% 16% 38% 5,332
College 55% 12% 33% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 45% 12% 43% 2,752

Political ideology among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

Educational distribution Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,289. 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% 26% 18% 9% 6,289
Some college 49% 31% 14% 6% 5,332
College 51% 31% 14% 3% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 40% 36% 21% 3% 2,752

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very important who would rather have…

Educational distribution Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,289. 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 43% 50% 3% 4% 6,289
Some college 58% 35% 3% 4% 5,332
College 65% 30% 3% 3% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 59% 35% 3% 3% 2,752

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 6,289. 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 45% 48% 4% 3% 6,289
Some college 51% 43% 5% 1% 5,332
College 54% 40% 4% 2% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 43% 52% 4% 1% 2,752

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 6,289. 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 33% 61% 6% 6,289
Some college 38% 58% 4% 5,332
College 39% 57% 4% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 46% 50% 3% 2,752

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very important who say homosexuality…

Educational distribution Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,289. 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 43% 48% 4% 4% 6,289
Some college 46% 45% 5% 4% 5,332
College 48% 43% 5% 4% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 56% 36% 5% 4% 2,752

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very important who …same-sex marriage

Educational distribution Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,289. 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% 59% 10% 6,289
Some college 36% 56% 8% 5,332
College 40% 53% 7% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 48% 46% 7% 2,752

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 6,289. 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 45% 47% 2% 6% 6,289
Some college 44% 51% 3% 2% 5,332
College 42% 53% 3% 3% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 33% 63% 2% 2% 2,752

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is very important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 6,289. 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 15% 24% 3% 51% 7% 6,289
Some college 11% 31% 2% 51% 4% 5,332
College 15% 32% 4% 45% 5% 4,238
Post-graduate degree 19% 37% 6% 35% 3% 2,752