Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among independents and those who don't lean to either party

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 5,658. 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 58% 13% 8% 18% 3% 5,658
2007 49% 11% 11% 22% 7% 5,770

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 independents and those who don't lean to either party by religious group

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 61% 13% 9% 14% 2% 1,158
Evangelical Protestant 73% 12% 6% 7% 2% 1,230
Historically Black Protestant 76% 8% 5% 8% 2% 184
Jehovah's Witness 86% 4% 5% 1% 4% 188
Mainline Protestant 53% 17% 9% 18% 4% 822
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 42% 12% 10% 33% 3% 1,474

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are ages…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,205. 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 23% 39% 24% 14% 3,205
Once or twice a month 28% 43% 19% 10% 670
Several times a year 29% 39% 21% 12% 439
Seldom/never 30% 35% 22% 12% 922
Don't know 18% 35% 27% 21% 148

Generational cohort among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,205. 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% 17% 31% 28% 9% 1% 3,205
Once or twice a month 17% 20% 33% 22% 7% 1% 670
Several times a year 18% 20% 30% 26% 6% 1% 439
Seldom/never 18% 19% 28% 26% 7% 1% 922
Don't know 11% 13% 29% 33% 13% 1% 148

Gender composition among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,366. 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% 55% 3,366
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 698
Several times a year 52% 48% 454
Seldom/never 63% 37% 964
Don't know 51% 49% 176

Racial and ethnic composition among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,246. 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% 10% 4% 26% 6% 3,246
Once or twice a month 63% 6% 6% 20% 5% 681
Several times a year 63% 5% 8% 20% 4% 446
Seldom/never 65% 6% 5% 18% 5% 937
Don't know 54% 8% 10% 23% 5% 159

Immigrant status among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,275. 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% 9% 65% 3,275
Once or twice a month 21% 9% 70% 676
Several times a year 23% 8% 69% 436
Seldom/never 16% 11% 73% 926
Don't know 32% 8% 60% 156

Income distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,558. 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% 20% 21% 11% 2,558
Once or twice a month 45% 20% 22% 13% 549
Several times a year 47% 19% 19% 15% 379
Seldom/never 52% 19% 20% 9% 760

Educational distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who have completed…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,305. 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% 32% 12% 7% 3,305
Once or twice a month 48% 32% 13% 8% 689
Several times a year 49% 30% 14% 7% 451
Seldom/never 61% 26% 9% 4% 947
Don't know 54% 26% 12% 8% 168

Marital status among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,313. 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 47% 8% 15% 7% 23% 3,313
Once or twice a month 46% 9% 13% 4% 28% 693
Several times a year 38% 10% 13% 6% 33% 453
Seldom/never 37% 11% 17% 4% 31% 951
Don't know 38% 7% 11% 11% 34% 166

Parent of children under 18 among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,332. 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% 67% 3,332
Once or twice a month 39% 61% 694
Several times a year 29% 71% 452
Seldom/never 29% 71% 957
Don't know 24% 76% 172

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,366. 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% 16% 3% 1% 5% 2% 3,366
Once or twice a month 56% 29% 5% 1% 6% 3% 698
Several times a year 48% 29% 10% 2% 8% 3% 454
Seldom/never 33% 26% 11% 1% 24% 5% 964
Don't know 52% 18% 3% 7% 10% 11% 176

Importance of religion in one's life among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,366. 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 66% 18% 6% 8% 2% 3,366
Once or twice a month 42% 38% 10% 9% 1% 698
Several times a year 29% 40% 20% 10% 1% 454
Seldom/never 19% 32% 20% 28% 1% 964
Don't know 51% 17% 11% 11% 10% 176

Attendance at religious services among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,366. 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 46% 28% 25% 1% 3,366
Once or twice a month 24% 42% 33% 1% 698
Several times a year 14% 43% 42% 1% 454
Seldom/never 7% 28% 64% 1% 964
Don't know 29% 28% 29% 14% 176

Frequency of prayer among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who pray…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,366. 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 69% 12% 4% 13% 1% 3,366
Once or twice a month 43% 24% 10% 22% 1% 698
Several times a year 33% 23% 10% 32% 2% 454
Seldom/never 19% 12% 9% 59% 1% 964
Don't know 47% 4% 3% 25% 21% 176

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,366. 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 36% 9% 7% 46% 1% 3,366
Once or twice a month 11% 11% 12% 65% 1% 698
Several times a year 8% 6% 13% 72% 1% 454
Seldom/never 5% 3% 4% 88% < 1% 964
Don't know 19% 4% 7% 53% 17% 176

Frequency of meditation among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,366. 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% 7% 2% 31% 3% 3,366
Once or twice a month 33% 12% 5% 48% 2% 698
Several times a year 19% 9% 12% 59% 2% 454
Seldom/never 13% 5% 3% 78% 1% 964
Don't know 29% 2% 3% 36% 30% 176

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,366. 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 59% 11% 8% 20% 2% 3,366
Once or twice a month 42% 21% 16% 20% 1% 698
Several times a year 25% 17% 30% 27% 1% 454
Seldom/never 24% 10% 12% 53% 2% 964
Don't know 29% 11% 8% 24% 29% 176

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,366. 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% 9% 38% 7% 5% 3,366
Once or twice a month 25% 9% 56% 8% 2% 698
Several times a year 19% 13% 54% 11% 3% 454
Seldom/never 12% 10% 61% 13% 4% 964
Don't know 24% 9% 43% 10% 14% 176

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,366. 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% 61% 2% 2% 3,366
Once or twice a month 25% 73% 1% 1% 698
Several times a year 22% 75% 1% 2% 454
Seldom/never 21% 76% 2% 1% 964
Don't know 28% 61% 6% 4% 176

Frequency of reading scripture among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,366. 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% 9% 7% 32% 1% 3,366
Once or twice a month 23% 13% 10% 53% 1% 698
Several times a year 12% 9% 16% 62% 1% 454
Seldom/never 6% 6% 4% 83% < 1% 964
Don't know 29% 6% 7% 38% 20% 176

Interpreting scripture among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,366. 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 39% 23% 5% 24% 10% 3,366
Once or twice a month 24% 29% 3% 33% 10% 698
Several times a year 18% 26% 5% 42% 9% 454
Seldom/never 15% 19% 2% 52% 12% 964
Don't know 28% 14% 9% 19% 31% 176

Belief in Heaven among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who …in heaven

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,366. 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% 17% 10% 3,366
Once or twice a month 72% 19% 8% 698
Several times a year 66% 21% 14% 454
Seldom/never 53% 37% 10% 964
Don't know 57% 22% 21% 176

Belief in Hell among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who …in hell

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,366. 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% 32% 11% 3,366
Once or twice a month 53% 37% 11% 698
Several times a year 52% 38% 11% 454
Seldom/never 42% 48% 10% 964
Don't know 44% 29% 28% 176

SocialandPoliticalViews

Political ideology among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,366. 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% 31% 19% 21% 3,366
Once or twice a month 21% 41% 19% 19% 698
Several times a year 17% 39% 23% 20% 454
Seldom/never 20% 34% 23% 23% 964
Don't know 20% 24% 11% 45% 176

Views about size of government among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,366. 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 46% 42% 5% 7% 3,366
Once or twice a month 46% 44% 5% 5% 698
Several times a year 47% 41% 5% 7% 454
Seldom/never 49% 41% 3% 6% 964
Don't know 36% 41% 6% 18% 176

Views about government aid to the poor among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,366. 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% 47% 7% 4% 3,366
Once or twice a month 40% 52% 5% 3% 698
Several times a year 40% 51% 5% 4% 454
Seldom/never 43% 48% 6% 4% 964
Don't know 38% 41% 10% 12% 176

Views about abortion among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,366. 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% 50% 8% 3,366
Once or twice a month 53% 40% 7% 698
Several times a year 61% 35% 4% 454
Seldom/never 58% 36% 7% 964
Don't know 41% 42% 17% 176

Views about homosexuality among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,366. 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 51% 35% 7% 7% 3,366
Once or twice a month 68% 21% 7% 5% 698
Several times a year 72% 19% 4% 5% 454
Seldom/never 73% 17% 5% 5% 964
Don't know 49% 27% 8% 15% 176

Views about same-sex marriage among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,366. 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% 42% 14% 3,366
Once or twice a month 59% 29% 12% 698
Several times a year 63% 23% 14% 454
Seldom/never 63% 24% 13% 964
Don't know 35% 31% 34% 176

Views about environmental regulation among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,366. 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 35% 54% 4% 6% 3,366
Once or twice a month 34% 58% 3% 5% 698
Several times a year 36% 53% 5% 6% 454
Seldom/never 37% 53% 4% 6% 964
Don't know 29% 44% 5% 23% 176

Views about human evolution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,366. 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 23% 25% 5% 40% 7% 3,366
Once or twice a month 36% 22% 6% 31% 5% 698
Several times a year 37% 25% 7% 25% 6% 454
Seldom/never 48% 17% 6% 21% 7% 964
Don't know 16% 18% 14% 29% 23% 176