Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never pray

% of adults who seldom or never pray who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,123. 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.
2014 30% 16% 13% 40% 2% 8,123
2007 23% 11% 14% 48% 3% 6,160

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Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never pray by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never pray who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know 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 27% 14% 17% 41% 1% 893
Evangelical Protestant 29% 15% 17% 38% 1% 326
Jewish 19% 19% 16% 45% 1% 408
Mainline Protestant 27% 18% 16% 38% 1% 903
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 30% 16% 11% 41% 2% 4,941

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are ages…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,428. 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.
At least once a week 34% 36% 19% 11% 2,428
Once or twice a month 42% 32% 17% 9% 1,262
Several times a year 29% 37% 22% 12% 1,057
Seldom/never 31% 33% 20% 16% 3,103
Don't know 27% 28% 21% 24% 148

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,428. 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.
At least once a week 22% 21% 27% 23% 6% 1% 2,428
Once or twice a month 29% 22% 24% 21% 5% < 1% 1,262
Several times a year 19% 18% 29% 26% 7% 1% 1,057
Seldom/never 20% 18% 26% 25% 10% 1% 3,103
Don't know 15% 21% 20% 27% 17% 1% 148

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 60% 40% 2,468
Once or twice a month 61% 39% 1,278
Several times a year 64% 36% 1,070
Seldom/never 69% 31% 3,152
Don't know 64% 36% 155

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,427. 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.
At least once a week 70% 6% 5% 15% 4% 2,427
Once or twice a month 76% 5% 6% 10% 3% 1,262
Several times a year 75% 4% 8% 12% 2% 1,063
Seldom/never 77% 3% 6% 10% 3% 3,119
Don't know 79% 9% 5% 6% 1% 150

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,440. 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.
At least once a week 16% 13% 71% 2,440
Once or twice a month 14% 12% 74% 1,267
Several times a year 16% 13% 71% 1,055
Seldom/never 11% 13% 76% 3,110
Don't know 17% 14% 69% 152

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who have a household income of…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,224. 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.
At least once a week 26% 20% 27% 27% 2,224
Once or twice a month 25% 19% 29% 26% 1,162
Several times a year 23% 21% 28% 27% 970
Seldom/never 31% 21% 28% 21% 2,798
Don't know 22% 18% 37% 23% 116

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who have completed…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,459. 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.
At least once a week 32% 31% 23% 14% 2,459
Once or twice a month 27% 34% 23% 15% 1,274
Several times a year 30% 29% 24% 18% 1,069
Seldom/never 43% 29% 17% 11% 3,136
Don't know 33% 28% 26% 13% 154

Marital status among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,453. 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.
At least once a week 42% 11% 10% 3% 34% 2,453
Once or twice a month 37% 12% 9% 2% 41% 1,275
Several times a year 45% 10% 9% 3% 33% 1,068
Seldom/never 40% 9% 11% 4% 35% 3,136
Don't know 42% 10% 13% 6% 29% 154

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,458. 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.
At least once a week 28% 72% 2,458
Once or twice a month 22% 78% 1,276
Several times a year 22% 78% 1,068
Seldom/never 22% 78% 3,139
Don't know 19% 81% 154

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say they…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 18% 25% 12% 1% 36% 7% 2,468
Once or twice a month 18% 26% 15% < 1% 35% 6% 1,278
Several times a year 21% 29% 16% 1% 27% 6% 1,070
Seldom/never 13% 22% 14% 1% 43% 7% 3,152
Don't know 15% 17% 4% 3% 43% 18% 155

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say religion is…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 10% 23% 26% 41% 1% 2,468
Once or twice a month 6% 25% 33% 36% < 1% 1,278
Several times a year 4% 31% 35% 29% < 1% 1,070
Seldom/never 5% 21% 31% 43% < 1% 3,152
Don't know 9% 13% 19% 54% 4% 155

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who attend religious services…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 6% 25% 69% < 1% 2,468
Once or twice a month 4% 31% 65% < 1% 1,278
Several times a year 2% 33% 65% < 1% 1,070
Seldom/never 3% 21% 76% < 1% 3,152
Don't know 8% 17% 76% < 1% 155

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who attend prayer group…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 3% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 2,468
Once or twice a month 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 1,278
Several times a year < 1% 1% 4% 94% < 1% 1,070
Seldom/never 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 3,152
Don't know 6% 1% 4% 87% 2% 155

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who meditate…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 31% 11% 5% 52% 1% 2,468
Once or twice a month 15% 15% 8% 62% < 1% 1,278
Several times a year 11% 7% 10% 70% 1% 1,070
Seldom/never 8% 5% 3% 83% 1% 3,152
Don't know 16% 7% 3% 63% 10% 155

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 61% 13% 9% 16% 1% 2,468
Once or twice a month 46% 27% 12% 14% < 1% 1,278
Several times a year 30% 17% 32% 22% < 1% 1,070
Seldom/never 26% 14% 15% 44% < 1% 3,152
Don't know 38% 13% 12% 22% 16% 155

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 6% 20% 53% 19% 2% 2,468
Once or twice a month 3% 22% 55% 18% 2% 1,278
Several times a year 4% 16% 60% 19% 1% 1,070
Seldom/never 4% 13% 63% 19% 1% 3,152
Don't know 5% 17% 51% 18% 9% 155

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 20% 78% 1% 1% 2,468
Once or twice a month 18% 81% 1% < 1% 1,278
Several times a year 20% 78% 1% < 1% 1,070
Seldom/never 19% 79% 1% 1% 3,152
Don't know 21% 71% 5% 3% 155

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who read scripture…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 5% 4% 6% 85% < 1% 2,468
Once or twice a month 2% 4% 6% 88% < 1% 1,278
Several times a year 1% 3% 7% 90% < 1% 1,070
Seldom/never 1% 2% 4% 93% < 1% 3,152
Don't know 8% < 1% 5% 81% 5% 155

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 7% 8% 1% 78% 6% 2,468
Once or twice a month 5% 11% < 1% 78% 5% 1,278
Several times a year 7% 15% 1% 72% 6% 1,070
Seldom/never 6% 11% < 1% 76% 7% 3,152
Don't know 5% 4% 2% 73% 16% 155

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who …in heaven

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 30% 60% 10% 2,468
Once or twice a month 31% 60% 8% 1,278
Several times a year 41% 49% 10% 1,070
Seldom/never 32% 59% 9% 3,152
Don't know 18% 62% 19% 155

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who …in hell

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 20% 71% 8% 2,468
Once or twice a month 25% 68% 6% 1,278
Several times a year 30% 61% 9% 1,070
Seldom/never 24% 68% 8% 3,152
Don't know 16% 71% 13% 155

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 22% 21% 57% 2,468
Once or twice a month 24% 15% 61% 1,278
Several times a year 26% 16% 57% 1,070
Seldom/never 30% 21% 49% 3,152
Don't know 18% 36% 46% 155

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 16% 35% 43% 6% 2,468
Once or twice a month 15% 37% 43% 4% 1,278
Several times a year 19% 42% 35% 4% 1,070
Seldom/never 21% 35% 36% 8% 3,152
Don't know 18% 31% 32% 19% 155

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who would rather have…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 45% 47% 4% 4% 2,468
Once or twice a month 47% 47% 3% 3% 1,278
Several times a year 49% 45% 3% 3% 1,070
Seldom/never 51% 43% 2% 3% 3,152
Don't know 38% 41% 9% 13% 155

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 34% 62% 3% 1% 2,468
Once or twice a month 35% 60% 3% 2% 1,278
Several times a year 38% 58% 3% 2% 1,070
Seldom/never 41% 54% 4% 2% 3,152
Don't know 36% 51% 12% 1% 155

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say abortion should be…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 79% 18% 3% 2,468
Once or twice a month 81% 17% 3% 1,278
Several times a year 78% 19% 3% 1,070
Seldom/never 75% 21% 3% 3,152
Don't know 69% 17% 14% 155

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say homosexuality…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 86% 9% 3% 1% 2,468
Once or twice a month 90% 7% 2% 1% 1,278
Several times a year 84% 12% 2% 1% 1,070
Seldom/never 81% 14% 3% 3% 3,152
Don't know 79% 9% 7% 6% 155

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 83% 13% 5% 2,468
Once or twice a month 86% 10% 4% 1,278
Several times a year 80% 16% 4% 1,070
Seldom/never 75% 19% 6% 3,152
Don't know 71% 15% 14% 155

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 24% 71% 2% 3% 2,468
Once or twice a month 22% 74% 2% 2% 1,278
Several times a year 30% 65% 2% 2% 1,070
Seldom/never 32% 64% 2% 2% 3,152
Don't know 23% 60% 6% 11% 155

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never pray by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say humans…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 2,468. 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.
At least once a week 71% 12% 5% 9% 2% 2,468
Once or twice a month 74% 11% 5% 9% 1% 1,278
Several times a year 69% 14% 4% 11% 2% 1,070
Seldom/never 70% 11% 4% 13% 3% 3,152
Don't know 64% 9% 13% 10% 4% 155