Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 11,754. 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 79% 10% 5% 5% 1% 11,754
2007 73% 11% 8% 6% 2% 10,833

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 their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 73% 13% 7% 6% 1% 2,203
Evangelical Protestant 84% 9% 4% 3% 1% 5,299
Historically Black Protestant 81% 10% 4% 5% 1% 929
Jehovah's Witness 85% 3% 4% 3% 4% 194
Jewish 64% 19% 12% 5% < 1% 126
Mainline Protestant 72% 15% 6% 6% 1% 1,825
Mormon 91% 6% 2% 1% < 1% 428
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 58% 11% 9% 19% 3% 441

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 their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are ages…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,162. 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% 32% 31% 23% 9,162
Once or twice a month 22% 37% 26% 16% 1,164
Several times a year 17% 40% 29% 13% 549
Seldom/never 18% 35% 28% 18% 492
Don't know 16% 28% 18% 38% 116

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 9,162. 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% 26% 37% 15% 2% 9,162
Once or twice a month 14% 13% 32% 30% 11% 1% 1,164
Several times a year 10% 14% 33% 34% 8% 1% 549
Seldom/never 12% 12% 29% 33% 12% 1% 492
Don't know 5% 15% 23% 30% 25% 1% 116

Gender composition among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,385. 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% 60% 9,385
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 1,184
Several times a year 49% 51% 556
Seldom/never 51% 49% 505
Don't know 47% 53% 124

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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 64% 15% 2% 15% 4% 9,269
Once or twice a month 65% 13% 3% 15% 4% 1,167
Several times a year 66% 12% 3% 17% 2% 550
Seldom/never 54% 17% 3% 21% 4% 493
Don't know 62% 12% < 1% 20% 6% 119

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,289. 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 14% 7% 79% 9,289
Once or twice a month 13% 9% 77% 1,167
Several times a year 17% 7% 76% 544
Seldom/never 20% 9% 71% 488
Don't know 17% 12% 71% 115

Income distribution among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 8,048. 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% 22% 27% 15% 8,048
Once or twice a month 35% 19% 29% 17% 1,039
Several times a year 38% 18% 28% 16% 498
Seldom/never 49% 21% 21% 8% 427

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,328. 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% 33% 16% 9% 9,328
Once or twice a month 44% 31% 15% 11% 1,181
Several times a year 47% 30% 14% 10% 552
Seldom/never 57% 29% 9% 6% 502
Don't know 65% 18% 13% 4% 122

Marital status among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,337. 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% 4% 13% 8% 17% 9,337
Once or twice a month 52% 5% 14% 5% 24% 1,182
Several times a year 53% 4% 13% 6% 24% 555
Seldom/never 41% 8% 17% 8% 26% 501
Don't know 41% 5% 13% 14% 27% 122

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,340. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 30% 70% 9,340
Once or twice a month 35% 65% 1,176
Several times a year 38% 62% 555
Seldom/never 28% 72% 504
Don't know 18% 82% 122

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,385. 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 92% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 9,385
Once or twice a month 84% 14% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,184
Several times a year 79% 18% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 556
Seldom/never 71% 19% 6% 1% 2% 1% 505
Don't know 76% 14% 2% 4% < 1% 4% 124

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,385. 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 92% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% 9,385
Once or twice a month 78% 20% 1% 1% < 1% 1,184
Several times a year 70% 26% 2% 1% 1% 556
Seldom/never 61% 27% 7% 4% 1% 505
Don't know 85% 7% 2% 2% 4% 124

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,385. 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 72% 20% 7% < 1% 9,385
Once or twice a month 51% 37% 12% < 1% 1,184
Several times a year 38% 44% 18% 1% 556
Seldom/never 31% 38% 30% 1% 505
Don't know 60% 18% 15% 7% 124

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,385. 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 89% 8% 1% 2% 1% 9,385
Once or twice a month 70% 21% 4% 3% 1% 1,184
Several times a year 58% 24% 9% 8% 1% 556
Seldom/never 54% 17% 7% 21% 1% 505
Don't know 74% 10% 1% 6% 10% 124

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,385. 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% 13% 8% 24% 1% 9,385
Once or twice a month 26% 18% 12% 43% < 1% 1,184
Several times a year 22% 10% 18% 51% < 1% 556
Seldom/never 18% 7% 8% 67% < 1% 505
Don't know 42% 5% 7% 41% 6% 124

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,385. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 61% 6% 2% 29% 2% 9,385
Once or twice a month 35% 12% 5% 46% 2% 1,184
Several times a year 20% 7% 13% 58% 2% 556
Seldom/never 27% 6% 2% 62% 3% 505
Don't know 31% 7% 2% 27% 33% 124

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,385. 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% 8% 20% 2% 9,385
Once or twice a month 36% 24% 18% 22% 1% 1,184
Several times a year 22% 13% 35% 28% 2% 556
Seldom/never 21% 9% 9% 58% 3% 505
Don't know 31% 11% 6% 26% 26% 124

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,385. 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% 44% 2% 1% 9,385
Once or twice a month 42% 56% 1% 1% 1,184
Several times a year 40% 57% < 1% 2% 556
Seldom/never 31% 66% 2% 1% 505
Don't know 45% 47% 5% 3% 124

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,385. 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% 9% 5% 12% 1% 9,385
Once or twice a month 46% 20% 10% 24% < 1% 1,184
Several times a year 28% 14% 19% 39% < 1% 556
Seldom/never 27% 12% 6% 55% 1% 505
Don't know 46% 7% 8% 17% 22% 124

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,385. 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% 29% 4% 5% 4% 9,385
Once or twice a month 44% 40% 3% 7% 5% 1,184
Several times a year 44% 36% 4% 13% 3% 556
Seldom/never 43% 32% 2% 18% 6% 505
Don't know 46% 20% 11% 6% 16% 124

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,385. 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 88% 6% 6% 9,385
Once or twice a month 92% 5% 4% 1,184
Several times a year 90% 6% 4% 556
Seldom/never 82% 12% 6% 505
Don't know 71% 12% 18% 124

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,385. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 80% 13% 7% 9,385
Once or twice a month 80% 14% 6% 1,184
Several times a year 78% 16% 6% 556
Seldom/never 68% 25% 8% 505
Don't know 65% 19% 17% 124

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,385. 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% 17% 32% 9,385
Once or twice a month 48% 17% 35% 1,184
Several times a year 47% 17% 36% 556
Seldom/never 33% 24% 44% 505
Don't know 30% 38% 32% 124

Political ideology among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,385. 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% 25% 12% 6% 9,385
Once or twice a month 46% 32% 15% 7% 1,184
Several times a year 48% 29% 18% 6% 556
Seldom/never 34% 29% 26% 12% 505
Don't know 42% 14% 9% 36% 124

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,385. 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% 35% 3% 3% 9,385
Once or twice a month 53% 42% 2% 3% 1,184
Several times a year 49% 45% 4% 2% 556
Seldom/never 40% 54% 2% 4% 505
Don't know 40% 40% 7% 13% 124

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,385. 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% 9,385
Once or twice a month 49% 46% 3% 2% 1,184
Several times a year 49% 47% 4% 1% 556
Seldom/never 44% 50% 2% 3% 505
Don't know 41% 40% 10% 9% 124

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,385. 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% 69% 4% 9,385
Once or twice a month 38% 59% 3% 1,184
Several times a year 38% 59% 3% 556
Seldom/never 39% 56% 5% 505
Don't know 25% 67% 8% 124

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,385. 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% 57% 5% 4% 9,385
Once or twice a month 46% 45% 5% 3% 1,184
Several times a year 51% 43% 2% 4% 556
Seldom/never 48% 43% 4% 4% 505
Don't know 27% 56% 10% 7% 124

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,385. 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% 68% 7% 9,385
Once or twice a month 38% 54% 9% 1,184
Several times a year 37% 55% 7% 556
Seldom/never 38% 53% 9% 505
Don't know 22% 64% 14% 124

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,385. 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% 47% 3% 4% 9,385
Once or twice a month 43% 53% 2% 3% 1,184
Several times a year 46% 50% 2% 2% 556
Seldom/never 48% 45% 2% 5% 505
Don't know 39% 41% 5% 16% 124

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 9,385. 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 8% 26% 2% 59% 5% 9,385
Once or twice a month 14% 30% 3% 49% 4% 1,184
Several times a year 16% 32% 4% 44% 5% 556
Seldom/never 19% 27% 4% 44% 6% 505
Don't know 2% 17% 9% 50% 21% 124