Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among whites

% of whites 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 = 24,900. 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 56% 15% 10% 17% 1% 24,900
2007 50% 14% 13% 19% 3% 27,309

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 whites by religious group

% of whites 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 = 141. 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.
Buddhist 67% 15% 6% 11% 1% 141
Catholic 54% 18% 12% 15% 1% 4,827
Evangelical Protestant 74% 12% 6% 7% 1% 6,633
Jewish 36% 19% 15% 29% 1% 782
Mainline Protestant 55% 18% 11% 14% 2% 5,322
Mormon 81% 9% 4% 5% 1% 575
Orthodox Christian 48% 25% 11% 15% < 1% 153
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 36% 16% 11% 35% 2% 5,490

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites who are ages…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 14,148. 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% 29% 30% 25% 14,148
Once or twice a month 25% 35% 25% 16% 3,699
Several times a year 19% 37% 28% 16% 2,334
Seldom/never 23% 33% 25% 20% 3,942
Don't know 16% 25% 23% 36% 347

Generational cohort among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 14,148. 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% 11% 24% 37% 16% 2% 14,148
Once or twice a month 16% 15% 28% 30% 10% 1% 3,699
Several times a year 11% 13% 31% 33% 10% 1% 2,334
Seldom/never 13% 15% 27% 31% 13% 1% 3,942
Don't know 10% 10% 21% 33% 23% 2% 347

Gender composition among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 14,410. 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% 56% 14,410
Once or twice a month 50% 50% 3,752
Several times a year 52% 48% 2,363
Seldom/never 62% 38% 4,005
Don't know 53% 47% 370

Immigrant status among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 14,310. 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% 7% 90% 14,310
Once or twice a month 5% 7% 88% 3,723
Several times a year 5% 7% 88% 2,349
Seldom/never 4% 10% 86% 3,950
Don't know 6% 10% 84% 363

Income distribution among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites 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 = 12,485. 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% 21% 31% 21% 12,485
Once or twice a month 25% 20% 30% 25% 3,385
Several times a year 24% 18% 33% 25% 2,122
Seldom/never 32% 19% 28% 21% 3,553
Don't know 30% 21% 28% 22% 242

Educational distribution among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites who have completed…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 14,357. 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% 33% 19% 12% 14,357
Once or twice a month 32% 33% 21% 14% 3,739
Several times a year 35% 31% 21% 14% 2,355
Seldom/never 44% 30% 16% 11% 3,990
Don't know 41% 32% 17% 10% 362

Marital status among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 14,350. 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% 6% 12% 9% 16% 14,350
Once or twice a month 52% 8% 11% 5% 24% 3,748
Several times a year 54% 8% 11% 5% 22% 2,358
Seldom/never 44% 9% 14% 6% 27% 3,984
Don't know 49% 6% 10% 13% 23% 364

Parent of children under 18 among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 14,373. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 26% 74% 14,373
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 3,742
Several times a year 28% 72% 2,361
Seldom/never 24% 76% 3,989
Don't know 18% 82% 367

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites 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 = 14,410. 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 77% 13% 3% 1% 5% 2% 14,410
Once or twice a month 53% 27% 6% < 1% 11% 2% 3,752
Several times a year 46% 32% 8% 1% 10% 3% 2,363
Seldom/never 26% 28% 12% 1% 29% 5% 4,005
Don't know 50% 13% 3% 6% 15% 13% 370

Importance of religion in one's life among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites 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 = 14,410. 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% 18% 7% 7% 1% 14,410
Once or twice a month 36% 38% 14% 11% < 1% 3,752
Several times a year 27% 41% 19% 12% 1% 2,363
Seldom/never 14% 30% 25% 30% 1% 4,005
Don't know 43% 22% 10% 21% 5% 370

Attendance at religious services among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites 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 = 14,410. 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% 29% 23% 1% 14,410
Once or twice a month 23% 43% 34% < 1% 3,752
Several times a year 16% 44% 39% < 1% 2,363
Seldom/never 7% 28% 64% < 1% 4,005
Don't know 24% 28% 40% 7% 370

Frequency of prayer among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites who pray…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,410. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 70% 13% 3% 13% 1% 14,410
Once or twice a month 39% 25% 9% 27% 1% 3,752
Several times a year 31% 24% 10% 34% 1% 2,363
Seldom/never 16% 13% 9% 62% 1% 4,005
Don't know 37% 16% 4% 31% 12% 370

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites 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 = 14,410. 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% 10% 9% 48% < 1% 14,410
Once or twice a month 10% 9% 8% 72% < 1% 3,752
Several times a year 6% 5% 9% 79% < 1% 2,363
Seldom/never 3% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 4,005
Don't know 16% 3% 4% 70% 8% 370

Frequency of meditation among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites 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 = 14,410. 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% 8% 3% 37% 2% 14,410
Once or twice a month 25% 13% 6% 55% 1% 3,752
Several times a year 17% 8% 10% 64% 1% 2,363
Seldom/never 13% 5% 3% 78% 1% 4,005
Don't know 24% 6% 3% 51% 16% 370

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites 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 = 14,410. 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 55% 15% 9% 19% 2% 14,410
Once or twice a month 38% 25% 16% 20% < 1% 3,752
Several times a year 28% 19% 28% 26% < 1% 2,363
Seldom/never 27% 14% 15% 44% 1% 4,005
Don't know 31% 14% 11% 23% 21% 370

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites 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 = 14,410. 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% 9% 37% 6% 3% 14,410
Once or twice a month 22% 14% 52% 10% 2% 3,752
Several times a year 17% 13% 59% 10% 1% 2,363
Seldom/never 8% 12% 64% 14% 2% 4,005
Don't know 22% 9% 47% 10% 12% 370

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites 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 = 14,410. 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% 55% 2% 1% 14,410
Once or twice a month 30% 68% 1% 1% 3,752
Several times a year 29% 70% 1% < 1% 2,363
Seldom/never 24% 74% 1% 1% 4,005
Don't know 26% 64% 5% 5% 370

Frequency of reading scripture among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites 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 = 14,410. 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% 10% 8% 34% 1% 14,410
Once or twice a month 18% 13% 11% 58% < 1% 3,752
Several times a year 10% 9% 13% 68% < 1% 2,363
Seldom/never 5% 4% 5% 85% < 1% 4,005
Don't know 23% 7% 3% 55% 12% 370

Interpreting scripture among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites 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 = 14,410. 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% 30% 3% 25% 6% 14,410
Once or twice a month 18% 34% 2% 41% 6% 3,752
Several times a year 15% 31% 2% 45% 8% 2,363
Seldom/never 10% 19% 1% 62% 8% 4,005
Don't know 17% 14% 9% 37% 22% 370

Belief in Heaven among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites who …in heaven

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,410. 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 77% 16% 7% 14,410
Once or twice a month 70% 24% 7% 3,752
Several times a year 68% 24% 8% 2,363
Seldom/never 48% 43% 9% 4,005
Don't know 57% 25% 18% 370

Belief in Hell among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites who …in hell

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,410. 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 63% 29% 8% 14,410
Once or twice a month 54% 39% 7% 3,752
Several times a year 51% 41% 8% 2,363
Seldom/never 36% 56% 9% 4,005
Don't know 47% 35% 18% 370

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 14,410. 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 52% 15% 33% 14,410
Once or twice a month 45% 14% 40% 3,752
Several times a year 42% 15% 43% 2,363
Seldom/never 35% 19% 46% 4,005
Don't know 34% 29% 36% 370

Political ideology among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,410. 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% 31% 18% 5% 14,410
Once or twice a month 34% 37% 25% 4% 3,752
Several times a year 30% 39% 26% 4% 2,363
Seldom/never 27% 35% 31% 8% 4,005
Don't know 32% 23% 18% 27% 370

Views about size of government among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites 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 = 14,410. 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% 27% 3% 4% 14,410
Once or twice a month 60% 34% 3% 3% 3,752
Several times a year 58% 36% 3% 4% 2,363
Seldom/never 55% 37% 3% 4% 4,005
Don't know 52% 28% 7% 13% 370

Views about government aid to the poor among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites 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 = 14,410. 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 52% 42% 4% 2% 14,410
Once or twice a month 47% 48% 3% 2% 3,752
Several times a year 46% 50% 3% 1% 2,363
Seldom/never 43% 51% 3% 2% 4,005
Don't know 46% 40% 7% 7% 370

Views about abortion among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites 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 = 14,410. 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% 51% 4% 14,410
Once or twice a month 61% 36% 3% 3,752
Several times a year 66% 30% 3% 2,363
Seldom/never 71% 25% 4% 4,005
Don't know 51% 34% 14% 370

Views about homosexuality among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites 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 = 14,410. 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 53% 39% 4% 3% 14,410
Once or twice a month 72% 22% 4% 2% 3,752
Several times a year 75% 20% 2% 2% 2,363
Seldom/never 75% 19% 3% 3% 4,005
Don't know 55% 25% 9% 11% 370

Views about same-sex marriage among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,410. 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% 48% 7% 14,410
Once or twice a month 65% 29% 6% 3,752
Several times a year 66% 27% 6% 2,363
Seldom/never 68% 24% 7% 4,005
Don't know 49% 33% 18% 370

Views about environmental regulation among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites 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 = 14,410. 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% 3% 3% 14,410
Once or twice a month 35% 62% 2% 2% 3,752
Several times a year 37% 59% 3% 2% 2,363
Seldom/never 35% 61% 2% 3% 4,005
Don't know 35% 46% 5% 15% 370

Views about human evolution among whites by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of whites 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 = 14,410. 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% 26% 4% 42% 4% 14,410
Once or twice a month 41% 27% 4% 25% 3% 3,752
Several times a year 43% 27% 5% 22% 3% 2,363
Seldom/never 58% 16% 4% 17% 4% 4,005
Don't know 36% 13% 13% 25% 12% 370