Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is somewhat important

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 8,311. 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 42% 22% 15% 20% 1% 8,311
2007 34% 19% 19% 25% 3% 9,092

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

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

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 42% 22% 17% 18% 1% 2,225
Evangelical Protestant 44% 23% 14% 17% 1% 1,382
Historically Black Protestant 48% 18% 16% 16% 1% 228
Jewish 28% 25% 16% 29% 2% 313
Mainline Protestant 38% 25% 16% 20% 2% 1,990
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 42% 18% 13% 26% 1% 1,498

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,463. 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% 35% 26% 14% 3,463
Once or twice a month 28% 36% 24% 12% 1,776
Several times a year 26% 35% 27% 13% 1,270
Seldom/never 24% 34% 25% 17% 1,569

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,463. 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 15% 17% 29% 31% 8% 1% 3,463
Once or twice a month 19% 17% 29% 28% 7% < 1% 1,776
Several times a year 17% 14% 29% 31% 8% < 1% 1,270
Seldom/never 16% 15% 28% 30% 11% 1% 1,569

Gender composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,527. 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 48% 52% 3,527
Once or twice a month 51% 49% 1,804
Several times a year 52% 48% 1,288
Seldom/never 58% 42% 1,591
Don't know 55% 45% 101

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,482. 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 65% 8% 4% 17% 5% 3,482
Once or twice a month 73% 7% 4% 12% 4% 1,781
Several times a year 70% 5% 8% 14% 3% 1,274
Seldom/never 70% 8% 3% 16% 3% 1,574

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,480. 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 16% 12% 73% 3,480
Once or twice a month 13% 11% 76% 1,787
Several times a year 16% 11% 73% 1,275
Seldom/never 12% 12% 76% 1,565

Income distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,121. 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% 20% 26% 20% 3,121
Once or twice a month 30% 20% 29% 21% 1,630
Several times a year 28% 18% 31% 23% 1,164
Seldom/never 37% 23% 23% 17% 1,397

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,504. 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 40% 32% 18% 10% 3,504
Once or twice a month 37% 33% 19% 11% 1,796
Several times a year 37% 30% 19% 13% 1,285
Seldom/never 50% 29% 13% 8% 1,584
Don't know 48% 26% 8% 18% 101

Marital status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,514. 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 44% 10% 14% 5% 26% 3,514
Once or twice a month 46% 10% 11% 3% 30% 1,801
Several times a year 48% 9% 10% 5% 27% 1,286
Seldom/never 44% 10% 13% 7% 26% 1,580

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,519. 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 29% 71% 3,519
Once or twice a month 30% 70% 1,797
Several times a year 30% 70% 1,286
Seldom/never 29% 71% 1,582
Don't know 27% 73% 100

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,527. 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 58% 32% 4% 1% 3% 2% 3,527
Once or twice a month 51% 39% 6% < 1% 2% 1% 1,804
Several times a year 47% 42% 7% < 1% 2% 1% 1,288
Seldom/never 39% 41% 12% 1% 5% 2% 1,591
Don't know 44% 32% 2% 8% 4% 10% 101

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,527. 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 17% 53% 30% 1% 3,527
Once or twice a month 14% 59% 27% < 1% 1,804
Several times a year 8% 64% 27% < 1% 1,288
Seldom/never 9% 46% 45% < 1% 1,591
Don't know 13% 55% 26% 6% 101

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,527. 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 49% 27% 9% 15% 1% 3,527
Once or twice a month 34% 35% 14% 16% 1% 1,804
Several times a year 27% 32% 16% 24% < 1% 1,288
Seldom/never 23% 22% 15% 39% 1% 1,591
Don't know 33% 23% 17% 18% 9% 101

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,527. 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% 10% 10% 70% < 1% 3,527
Once or twice a month 6% 10% 9% 75% 1% 1,804
Several times a year 3% 6% 12% 78% < 1% 1,288
Seldom/never 4% 3% 6% 86% < 1% 1,591
Don't know 3% 4% 7% 82% 4% 101

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,527. 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% 10% 4% 43% 1% 3,527
Once or twice a month 22% 14% 7% 57% < 1% 1,804
Several times a year 15% 9% 11% 64% 1% 1,288
Seldom/never 14% 6% 4% 75% 1% 1,591
Don't know 25% 4% 6% 50% 15% 101

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,527. 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 54% 15% 10% 20% 1% 3,527
Once or twice a month 35% 26% 16% 23% < 1% 1,804
Several times a year 23% 18% 31% 26% 1% 1,288
Seldom/never 25% 11% 15% 48% 1% 1,591
Don't know 17% 21% 14% 28% 21% 101

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,527. 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% 15% 56% 10% 2% 3,527
Once or twice a month 13% 13% 64% 8% 1% 1,804
Several times a year 12% 11% 65% 11% 1% 1,288
Seldom/never 9% 12% 65% 11% 2% 1,591
Don't know 8% 12% 55% 15% 10% 101

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,527. 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 29% 69% 1% 1% 3,527
Once or twice a month 25% 73% 1% 1% 1,804
Several times a year 25% 73% 1% < 1% 1,288
Seldom/never 23% 75% 1% 1% 1,591
Don't know 13% 69% 5% 13% 101

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,527. 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% 13% 13% 53% 1% 3,527
Once or twice a month 11% 14% 13% 61% < 1% 1,804
Several times a year 7% 10% 18% 66% < 1% 1,288
Seldom/never 5% 6% 9% 79% 1% 1,591
Don't know 9% 6% 7% 66% 12% 101

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,527. 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 17% 31% 2% 41% 9% 3,527
Once or twice a month 15% 39% 1% 38% 8% 1,804
Several times a year 12% 40% 1% 39% 8% 1,288
Seldom/never 15% 31% 1% 43% 9% 1,591
Don't know 16% 15% 8% 32% 28% 101

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,527. 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 74% 18% 8% 3,527
Once or twice a month 79% 14% 7% 1,804
Several times a year 79% 14% 7% 1,288
Seldom/never 71% 19% 9% 1,591
Don't know 65% 14% 21% 101

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,527. 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 54% 37% 9% 3,527
Once or twice a month 59% 33% 8% 1,804
Several times a year 57% 35% 8% 1,288
Seldom/never 53% 37% 10% 1,591
Don't know 51% 31% 18% 101

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,527. 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 33% 19% 48% 3,527
Once or twice a month 40% 17% 43% 1,804
Several times a year 38% 16% 46% 1,288
Seldom/never 36% 22% 42% 1,591
Don't know 28% 32% 40% 101

Political ideology among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,527. 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% 39% 28% 5% 3,527
Once or twice a month 31% 39% 26% 4% 1,804
Several times a year 27% 46% 24% 4% 1,288
Seldom/never 30% 38% 25% 8% 1,591
Don't know 35% 24% 13% 28% 101

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,527. 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 50% 43% 4% 3% 3,527
Once or twice a month 55% 40% 2% 3% 1,804
Several times a year 53% 41% 2% 4% 1,288
Seldom/never 52% 42% 2% 4% 1,591
Don't know 57% 32% 5% 7% 101

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,527. 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% 52% 4% 2% 3,527
Once or twice a month 47% 49% 2% 1% 1,804
Several times a year 45% 50% 4% 1% 1,288
Seldom/never 46% 49% 3% 2% 1,591
Don't know 48% 35% 9% 8% 101

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,527. 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 65% 31% 4% 3,527
Once or twice a month 66% 31% 3% 1,804
Several times a year 65% 32% 3% 1,288
Seldom/never 64% 32% 4% 1,591
Don't know 59% 21% 20% 101

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,527. 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 76% 17% 4% 3% 3,527
Once or twice a month 78% 18% 3% 2% 1,804
Several times a year 78% 16% 3% 3% 1,288
Seldom/never 70% 24% 3% 3% 1,591
Don't know 62% 18% 7% 13% 101

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,527. 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 68% 24% 8% 3,527
Once or twice a month 67% 27% 6% 1,804
Several times a year 68% 25% 7% 1,288
Seldom/never 62% 30% 8% 1,591
Don't know 55% 25% 21% 101

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,527. 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% 60% 2% 3% 3,527
Once or twice a month 36% 61% 2% 1% 1,804
Several times a year 36% 59% 2% 2% 1,288
Seldom/never 39% 56% 2% 2% 1,591
Don't know 28% 52% 3% 16% 101

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,527. 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 37% 31% 5% 24% 3% 3,527
Once or twice a month 39% 30% 5% 23% 2% 1,804
Several times a year 40% 34% 4% 20% 3% 1,288
Seldom/never 43% 22% 4% 26% 4% 1,591
Don't know 28% 13% 16% 27% 17% 101