Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe

% of adults who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

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 = 35,071. 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 46% 16% 13% 24% 2% 35,071
2007 39% 14% 14% 29% 4% 35,556

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe by religious group

% of adults who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

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 = 264. 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 55% 14% 16% 15% 1% 264
Catholic 42% 15% 15% 27% 1% 7,202
Evangelical Protestant 48% 16% 11% 24% 2% 8,593
Hindu 33% 20% 26% 21% < 1% 199
Historically Black Protestant 42% 16% 11% 29% 2% 1,916
Jehovah's Witness 62% 12% 6% 16% 4% 245
Jewish 42% 18% 15% 23% 1% 847
Mainline Protestant 43% 17% 14% 25% 2% 6,083
Mormon 49% 23% 13% 14% < 1% 664
Muslim 56% 16% 8% 17% 3% 237
Orthodox Christian 47% 18% 18% 16% 2% 186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 47% 16% 12% 24% 1% 7,556

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who are ages…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 16,181. 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% 32% 27% 18% 16,181
Once or twice a month 27% 35% 25% 13% 5,409
Several times a year 21% 38% 25% 17% 4,418
Seldom/never 18% 36% 26% 19% 7,815
Don't know 10% 25% 27% 38% 522

Learn More: 18-29, 30-49, 50-64, 65+

Generational cohort by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 16,181. 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% 14% 26% 33% 11% 1% 16,181
Once or twice a month 17% 16% 28% 28% 9% 1% 5,409
Several times a year 12% 16% 30% 30% 11% 1% 4,418
Seldom/never 11% 14% 30% 31% 13% 1% 7,815
Don't know 7% 6% 22% 37% 25% 4% 522

Learn More: Younger Millennial, Older Millennial, Generation X, Baby Boomer, Silent, Greatest

Gender composition by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 49% 51% 16,514
Once or twice a month 48% 52% 5,483
Several times a year 50% 50% 4,502
Seldom/never 47% 53% 8,007
Don't know 42% 58% 565

Learn More: Men, Women

Racial and ethnic composition by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who identify as…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 16,241. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 65% 11% 3% 16% 4% 16,241
Once or twice a month 69% 11% 4% 13% 4% 5,417
Several times a year 67% 9% 7% 14% 3% 4,462
Seldom/never 66% 14% 4% 13% 3% 7,892
Don't know 61% 13% 3% 19% 4% 537

Learn More: White, Black, Asian, Latino, Other/Mixed

Immigrant status by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 16,311. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 15% 10% 74% 16,311
Once or twice a month 14% 9% 76% 5,422
Several times a year 17% 10% 73% 4,452
Seldom/never 12% 10% 78% 7,874
Don't know 22% 9% 69% 534

Learn More: Immigrants, Second generation, Third generation or higher

Income distribution by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who have a household income of…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 14,403. 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% 20% 26% 18% 14,403
Once or twice a month 29% 20% 29% 22% 4,928
Several times a year 29% 20% 29% 23% 3,995
Seldom/never 37% 22% 26% 16% 6,806
Don't know 49% 18% 20% 13% 358

Learn More: Less than $30,000, $30,000-$49,999, $50,000-$99,999, $100,000 or more

Educational distribution by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who have completed…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 16,426. 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% 33% 17% 11% 16,426
Once or twice a month 35% 33% 19% 12% 5,465
Several times a year 36% 31% 19% 14% 4,482
Seldom/never 50% 30% 13% 7% 7,952
Don't know 58% 22% 12% 8% 543

Learn More: High school or less, Some college, College, Post-graduate degree

Marital status by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 16,425. 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% 13% 6% 26% 16,425
Once or twice a month 49% 7% 12% 5% 28% 5,471
Several times a year 51% 8% 11% 6% 23% 4,483
Seldom/never 49% 7% 13% 8% 23% 7,971
Don't know 48% 5% 15% 14% 18% 541

Learn More: Married, Living with a partner, Divorced/separated, Widowed, Never married

Parent of children under 18 by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 16,447. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 27% 73% 16,447
Once or twice a month 31% 69% 5,469
Several times a year 31% 69% 4,486
Seldom/never 30% 70% 7,973
Don't know 19% 81% 558

Learn More: Parents, Non-parents

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who say they…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 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 = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 65% 18% 5% 1% 9% 2% 16,514
Once or twice a month 61% 21% 5% < 1% 10% 2% 5,483
Several times a year 56% 25% 6% 1% 10% 2% 4,502
Seldom/never 65% 19% 5% 1% 9% 2% 8,007
Don't know 68% 16% 3% 4% 5% 5% 565

Learn More: Believe in God; absolutely certain, Believe in God; fairly certain, Believe in God; not too/not at all certain, Do not believe in God

Importance of religion in one's life by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who say religion is…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 58% 21% 9% 11% 1% 16,514
Once or twice a month 51% 26% 12% 10% 1% 5,483
Several times a year 45% 30% 13% 11% < 1% 4,502
Seldom/never 50% 28% 11% 11% < 1% 8,007
Don't know 68% 14% 6% 5% 7% 565

Learn More: Very important, Somewhat important, Not too important, Not at all important

Attendance at religious services by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who attend religious services…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 39% 31% 30% 1% 16,514
Once or twice a month 36% 35% 29% < 1% 5,483
Several times a year 29% 40% 31% < 1% 4,502
Seldom/never 32% 35% 33% 1% 8,007
Don't know 45% 27% 21% 7% 565

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

Frequency of prayer by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who pray…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 61% 13% 4% 20% 1% 16,514
Once or twice a month 52% 18% 7% 23% 1% 5,483
Several times a year 45% 19% 9% 27% 1% 4,502
Seldom/never 50% 17% 6% 26% 1% 8,007
Don't know 65% 11% 3% 12% 8% 565

Learn More: At least daily, Weekly, Monthly, Seldom/never

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who attend prayer group…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 30% 9% 8% 53% 1% 16,514
Once or twice a month 23% 12% 9% 56% 1% 5,483
Several times a year 16% 9% 11% 64% < 1% 4,502
Seldom/never 19% 7% 7% 65% < 1% 8,007
Don't know 34% 9% 7% 41% 9% 565

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

Frequency of meditation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who meditate…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 53% 9% 4% 33% 2% 16,514
Once or twice a month 36% 11% 5% 47% 1% 5,483
Several times a year 27% 10% 8% 54% 1% 4,502
Seldom/never 27% 6% 3% 63% 1% 8,007
Don't know 44% 5% 2% 28% 21% 565

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 by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 72% 13% 5% 9% 1% 16,514
Once or twice a month 53% 23% 10% 12% 1% 5,483
Several times a year 41% 18% 22% 18% 1% 4,502
Seldom/never 47% 12% 10% 30% 1% 8,007
Don't know 60% 5% 4% 9% 22% 565

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

Sources of guidance on right and wrong by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 36% 13% 39% 9% 3% 16,514
Once or twice a month 32% 11% 46% 9% 2% 5,483
Several times a year 28% 10% 50% 10% 2% 4,502
Seldom/never 31% 7% 52% 8% 2% 8,007
Don't know 46% 6% 31% 5% 12% 565

Learn More: Religion, Philosophy/reason, Common sense, Science

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who say…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 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 = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 34% 63% 2% 1% 16,514
Once or twice a month 33% 65% 1% 1% 5,483
Several times a year 31% 67% 1% 1% 4,502
Seldom/never 32% 66% 1% 1% 8,007
Don't know 36% 51% 4% 9% 565

Learn More: There are clear standards for what is right and wrong, Right or wrong depends on the situation

Frequency of reading scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who read scripture…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 43% 10% 8% 39% 1% 16,514
Once or twice a month 33% 13% 9% 45% < 1% 5,483
Several times a year 23% 10% 13% 54% < 1% 4,502
Seldom/never 28% 9% 7% 55% 1% 8,007
Don't know 48% 8% 4% 27% 13% 565

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

Interpreting scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 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 = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 31% 25% 3% 35% 7% 16,514
Once or twice a month 27% 30% 2% 35% 6% 5,483
Several times a year 26% 29% 2% 36% 7% 4,502
Seldom/never 34% 28% 3% 29% 7% 8,007
Don't know 45% 13% 13% 13% 16% 565

Learn More: Word of God; should be taken literally, Word of God; not everything taken literally, Not the word of God

Belief in Heaven by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who …in heaven

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 69% 23% 8% 16,514
Once or twice a month 72% 21% 7% 5,483
Several times a year 72% 22% 6% 4,502
Seldom/never 77% 17% 6% 8,007
Don't know 70% 12% 19% 565

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe

Belief in Hell by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who …in hell

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 36% 8% 16,514
Once or twice a month 58% 34% 8% 5,483
Several times a year 57% 36% 8% 4,502
Seldom/never 62% 30% 7% 8,007
Don't know 58% 20% 22% 565

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who identify as…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 36% 19% 45% 16,514
Once or twice a month 39% 15% 46% 5,483
Several times a year 38% 16% 46% 4,502
Seldom/never 38% 20% 42% 8,007
Don't know 30% 32% 38% 565

Learn More: Republican/lean Rep., No lean, Democrat/lean Dem.

Political ideology by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 36% 31% 26% 6% 16,514
Once or twice a month 35% 36% 24% 4% 5,483
Several times a year 32% 38% 24% 5% 4,502
Seldom/never 38% 33% 21% 9% 8,007
Don't know 36% 21% 17% 26% 565

Learn More: Conservative, Moderate, Liberal

Views about size of government by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who would rather have…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 51% 42% 3% 4% 16,514
Once or twice a month 53% 42% 2% 3% 5,483
Several times a year 53% 42% 3% 3% 4,502
Seldom/never 51% 42% 3% 4% 8,007
Don't know 44% 36% 9% 10% 565

Learn More: Smaller government; fewer services, Bigger government; more services

Views about government aid to the poor by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 42% 52% 4% 2% 16,514
Once or twice a month 44% 50% 4% 2% 5,483
Several times a year 44% 51% 3% 2% 4,502
Seldom/never 49% 45% 4% 2% 8,007
Don't know 44% 39% 9% 8% 565

Learn More: Does more harm than good, Does more good than harm

Views about abortion by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who say abortion should be…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 44% 5% 16,514
Once or twice a month 56% 41% 3% 5,483
Several times a year 58% 39% 3% 4,502
Seldom/never 53% 43% 5% 8,007
Don't know 35% 51% 14% 565

Learn More: Legal in all/most cases, Illegal in all/most cases

Views about homosexuality by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who say homosexuality…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 61% 32% 4% 3% 16,514
Once or twice a month 65% 29% 3% 3% 5,483
Several times a year 66% 27% 4% 3% 4,502
Seldom/never 60% 32% 4% 4% 8,007
Don't know 36% 44% 6% 14% 565

Learn More: Should be accepted, Should be discouraged

Views about same-sex marriage by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 54% 39% 8% 16,514
Once or twice a month 57% 37% 6% 5,483
Several times a year 58% 35% 6% 4,502
Seldom/never 49% 42% 9% 8,007
Don't know 28% 53% 19% 565

Learn More: Strongly favor/favor, Oppose/strongly oppose

Views about environmental regulation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who say…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 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 = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 36% 58% 3% 3% 16,514
Once or twice a month 36% 60% 2% 3% 5,483
Several times a year 36% 60% 2% 2% 4,502
Seldom/never 42% 52% 2% 3% 8,007
Don't know 38% 39% 6% 17% 565

Learn More: Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy, Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost

Views about human evolution by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults who say humans…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 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 = 16,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 32% 25% 4% 34% 4% 16,514
Once or twice a month 35% 26% 3% 32% 3% 5,483
Several times a year 36% 26% 4% 30% 4% 4,502
Seldom/never 31% 23% 3% 38% 5% 8,007
Don't know 15% 16% 8% 42% 20% 565

Learn More: Evolved; due to natural processes, Evolved; due to God's design, Always existed in present form