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

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 3,966. 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 36% 14% 9% 39% 2% 3,966
2007 32% 9% 9% 45% 5% 2,468

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

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 25% 9% 10% 55% 1% 160
Mainline Protestant 38% 12% 12% 38% < 1% 136
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 34% 15% 9% 40% 2% 3,232

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,460. 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% 37% 22% 10% 1,460
Once or twice a month 40% 36% 15% 9% 548
Several times a year 27% 45% 17% 10% 340
Seldom/never 31% 35% 18% 16% 1,464

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,460. 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% 21% 28% 26% 6% < 1% 1,460
Once or twice a month 27% 22% 26% 19% 5% < 1% 548
Several times a year 18% 20% 35% 22% 5% 1% 340
Seldom/never 20% 18% 27% 23% 10% 1% 1,464

Gender composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,480. 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 57% 43% 1,480
Once or twice a month 60% 40% 552
Several times a year 60% 40% 345
Seldom/never 69% 31% 1,492

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,447. 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% 5% 5% 14% 5% 1,447
Once or twice a month 76% 6% 6% 9% 3% 544
Several times a year 78% 4% 6% 11% 1% 343
Seldom/never 81% 3% 4% 8% 3% 1,473

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,460. 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 13% 14% 73% 1,460
Once or twice a month 12% 13% 75% 547
Several times a year 17% 11% 71% 342
Seldom/never 10% 13% 77% 1,470

Income distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,358. 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% 19% 28% 30% 1,358
Once or twice a month 25% 19% 30% 26% 511
Several times a year 19% 20% 32% 28% 317
Seldom/never 31% 18% 28% 23% 1,326

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,472. 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% 32% 23% 16% 1,472
Once or twice a month 24% 34% 25% 16% 551
Several times a year 22% 29% 25% 24% 344
Seldom/never 40% 29% 18% 12% 1,487

Marital status among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,474. 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 41% 12% 11% 3% 33% 1,474
Once or twice a month 30% 13% 12% 2% 42% 552
Several times a year 44% 13% 13% 2% 28% 343
Seldom/never 37% 10% 12% 4% 38% 1,483

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,474. 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 27% 73% 1,474
Once or twice a month 21% 79% 550
Several times a year 22% 78% 344
Seldom/never 20% 80% 1,487

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,480. 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 25% 14% 9% 1% 45% 7% 1,480
Once or twice a month 11% 15% 12% < 1% 58% 4% 552
Several times a year 9% 16% 12% 1% 53% 8% 345
Seldom/never 6% 9% 11% < 1% 67% 7% 1,492

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,480. 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 4% 12% 84% < 1% 1,480
Once or twice a month 1% 10% 89% < 1% 552
Several times a year < 1% 12% 87% < 1% 345
Seldom/never 1% 7% 92% < 1% 1,492

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,480. 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% 7% 3% 72% 1% 1,480
Once or twice a month 6% 4% 6% 84% < 1% 552
Several times a year 6% 2% 4% 88% < 1% 345
Seldom/never 2% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 1,492

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,480. 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% 1% 2% 92% 1% 1,480
Once or twice a month 1% 1% 1% 97% < 1% 552
Several times a year 1% < 1% 2% 97% < 1% 345
Seldom/never 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 1,492

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,480. 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 43% 9% 4% 43% 1% 1,480
Once or twice a month 16% 15% 10% 59% < 1% 552
Several times a year 17% 10% 11% 62% < 1% 345
Seldom/never 11% 5% 3% 81% 1% 1,492

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,480. 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 67% 11% 8% 13% 1% 1,480
Once or twice a month 51% 25% 12% 12% < 1% 552
Several times a year 35% 20% 27% 18% < 1% 345
Seldom/never 30% 14% 14% 41% < 1% 1,492

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,480. 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% 21% 51% 23% 2% 1,480
Once or twice a month 2% 23% 48% 25% 2% 552
Several times a year 2% 20% 50% 27% 1% 345
Seldom/never 1% 14% 61% 22% 2% 1,492

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,480. 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% 80% 2% 1% 1,480
Once or twice a month 17% 82% 1% < 1% 552
Several times a year 16% 84% < 1% < 1% 345
Seldom/never 18% 80% 1% 1% 1,492

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,480. 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 9% 3% 5% 83% 1% 1,480
Once or twice a month 4% 3% 3% 90% < 1% 552
Several times a year 1% 1% 3% 95% < 1% 345
Seldom/never 1% 2% 2% 94% < 1% 1,492

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,480. 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 4% 5% 1% 85% 5% 1,480
Once or twice a month 3% 3% < 1% 92% 1% 552
Several times a year 2% 3% < 1% 90% 4% 345
Seldom/never 2% 4% < 1% 89% 6% 1,492

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,480. 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 21% 70% 9% 1,480
Once or twice a month 14% 81% 5% 552
Several times a year 17% 79% 5% 345
Seldom/never 14% 79% 6% 1,492

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,480. 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 13% 80% 7% 1,480
Once or twice a month 10% 85% 4% 552
Several times a year 14% 82% 4% 345
Seldom/never 11% 83% 6% 1,492

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,480. 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 19% 21% 60% 1,480
Once or twice a month 17% 13% 69% 552
Several times a year 18% 16% 66% 345
Seldom/never 23% 22% 55% 1,492

Political ideology among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,480. 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 13% 33% 48% 6% 1,480
Once or twice a month 11% 28% 56% 4% 552
Several times a year 11% 36% 48% 4% 345
Seldom/never 16% 32% 43% 9% 1,492

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,480. 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% 45% 4% 5% 1,480
Once or twice a month 42% 53% 3% 2% 552
Several times a year 46% 48% 4% 2% 345
Seldom/never 50% 43% 3% 4% 1,492

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,480. 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% 62% 4% 2% 1,480
Once or twice a month 28% 67% 4% 1% 552
Several times a year 34% 63% 1% 2% 345
Seldom/never 36% 59% 3% 2% 1,492

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,480. 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 80% 16% 4% 1,480
Once or twice a month 86% 12% 2% 552
Several times a year 86% 12% 2% 345
Seldom/never 81% 15% 3% 1,492

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,480. 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 87% 9% 3% 1% 1,480
Once or twice a month 93% 5% 2% < 1% 552
Several times a year 89% 7% 1% 2% 345
Seldom/never 85% 10% 3% 2% 1,492

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,480. 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 85% 11% 4% 1,480
Once or twice a month 90% 5% 5% 552
Several times a year 89% 9% 3% 345
Seldom/never 81% 13% 6% 1,492

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,480. 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 21% 74% 3% 2% 1,480
Once or twice a month 17% 79% 3% 2% 552
Several times a year 22% 74% 1% 3% 345
Seldom/never 27% 69% 1% 2% 1,492

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,480. 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 73% 11% 4% 10% 2% 1,480
Once or twice a month 84% 5% 1% 7% 2% 552
Several times a year 78% 8% 4% 9% 1% 345
Seldom/never 79% 6% 3% 9% 3% 1,492