Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among independents and those who don't lean to either party

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who feel a sense of 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 = 5,658. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 47% 13% 11% 27% 3% 5,658
2007 37% 11% 12% 33% 8% 5,770

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

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who feel a sense of 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 = 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 45% 13% 14% 26% 2% 1,158
Evangelical Protestant 48% 13% 10% 25% 3% 1,230
Historically Black Protestant 42% 10% 11% 31% 6% 184
Jehovah's Witness 67% 11% 4% 13% 5% 188
Mainline Protestant 41% 13% 12% 31% 4% 822
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 46% 12% 11% 29% 2% 1,474

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,585. 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% 39% 23% 12% 2,585
Once or twice a month 28% 42% 20% 11% 665
Several times a year 25% 38% 23% 13% 584
Seldom/never 23% 38% 23% 15% 1,404
Don't know 17% 23% 35% 24% 146

Generational cohort among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,585. 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% 19% 31% 26% 8% 1% 2,585
Once or twice a month 16% 20% 33% 24% 6% < 1% 665
Several times a year 15% 18% 31% 28% 8% < 1% 584
Seldom/never 14% 17% 30% 28% 9% 1% 1,404
Don't know 10% 10% 20% 40% 16% 3% 146

Gender composition among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,702. 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% 50% 2,702
Once or twice a month 48% 52% 690
Several times a year 49% 51% 617
Seldom/never 49% 51% 1,475
Don't know 40% 60% 174

Racial and ethnic composition among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,607. 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% 8% 3% 28% 6% 2,607
Once or twice a month 60% 7% 6% 21% 6% 671
Several times a year 58% 7% 10% 21% 4% 601
Seldom/never 63% 9% 5% 18% 5% 1,431
Don't know 47% 17% 4% 27% 5% 159

Immigrant status among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,629. 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% 10% 64% 2,629
Once or twice a month 24% 11% 66% 666
Several times a year 28% 8% 65% 597
Seldom/never 18% 8% 74% 1,418
Don't know 33% 9% 58% 159

Income distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,124. 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% 19% 20% 11% 2,124
Once or twice a month 41% 19% 24% 15% 555
Several times a year 47% 17% 22% 14% 477
Seldom/never 49% 22% 20% 9% 1,092

Educational distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,664. 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% 34% 12% 7% 2,664
Once or twice a month 44% 33% 13% 9% 680
Several times a year 51% 26% 14% 9% 607
Seldom/never 61% 26% 9% 4% 1,446
Don't know 69% 15% 10% 6% 163

Marital status among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,662. 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% 15% 6% 27% 2,662
Once or twice a month 46% 9% 14% 4% 27% 687
Several times a year 45% 10% 12% 7% 26% 610
Seldom/never 45% 8% 16% 7% 25% 1,455
Don't know 43% 6% 17% 9% 26% 162

Parent of children under 18 among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,675. 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% 68% 2,675
Once or twice a month 39% 61% 686
Several times a year 34% 66% 614
Seldom/never 32% 68% 1,463
Don't know 16% 84% 169

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,702. 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% 18% 5% 1% 8% 3% 2,702
Once or twice a month 61% 24% 5% < 1% 7% 3% 690
Several times a year 56% 27% 6% 1% 7% 3% 617
Seldom/never 59% 20% 5% 1% 11% 3% 1,475
Don't know 61% 18% 4% 5% 4% 8% 174

Importance of religion in one's life among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,702. 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% 20% 9% 11% 2% 2,702
Once or twice a month 46% 32% 10% 10% 1% 690
Several times a year 46% 32% 14% 8% < 1% 617
Seldom/never 44% 29% 11% 15% 1% 1,475
Don't know 63% 13% 6% 5% 12% 174

Attendance at religious services among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,702. 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% 28% 32% 1% 2,702
Once or twice a month 30% 37% 32% 1% 690
Several times a year 26% 40% 34% 1% 617
Seldom/never 26% 30% 42% 1% 1,475
Don't know 40% 27% 21% 11% 174

Frequency of prayer among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,702. 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 60% 13% 5% 20% 2% 2,702
Once or twice a month 53% 16% 7% 23% 1% 690
Several times a year 42% 19% 9% 30% 1% 617
Seldom/never 46% 14% 7% 32% 1% 1,475
Don't know 59% 8% 4% 13% 16% 174

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,702. 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% 9% 7% 52% 1% 2,702
Once or twice a month 21% 11% 10% 56% 2% 690
Several times a year 16% 8% 12% 63% 1% 617
Seldom/never 17% 5% 7% 69% 1% 1,475
Don't know 32% 5% 5% 42% 16% 174

Frequency of meditation among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,702. 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 56% 8% 3% 31% 2% 2,702
Once or twice a month 37% 10% 4% 46% 2% 690
Several times a year 24% 11% 8% 54% 2% 617
Seldom/never 27% 5% 3% 63% 2% 1,475
Don't know 43% 4% 2% 25% 26% 174

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

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,702. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 73% 11% 4% 9% 2% 2,702
Once or twice a month 52% 21% 11% 14% 2% 690
Several times a year 40% 18% 21% 18% 2% 617
Seldom/never 44% 10% 8% 35% 3% 1,475
Don't know 51% 4% 3% 11% 31% 174

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,702. 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% 12% 39% 9% 5% 2,702
Once or twice a month 28% 8% 53% 9% 2% 690
Several times a year 25% 8% 54% 9% 4% 617
Seldom/never 27% 7% 54% 8% 3% 1,475
Don't know 47% 4% 30% 4% 15% 174

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,702. 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% 65% 3% 2% 2,702
Once or twice a month 29% 69% 1% 1% 690
Several times a year 29% 68% 2% 1% 617
Seldom/never 29% 68% 1% 2% 1,475
Don't know 32% 55% 4% 9% 174

Frequency of reading scripture among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,702. 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% 7% 38% 1% 2,702
Once or twice a month 32% 14% 8% 46% 1% 690
Several times a year 23% 6% 12% 58% 1% 617
Seldom/never 25% 8% 6% 60% 1% 1,475
Don't know 46% 7% 5% 25% 17% 174

Interpreting scripture among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,702. 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% 21% 4% 32% 11% 2,702
Once or twice a month 26% 26% 3% 35% 10% 690
Several times a year 27% 26% 3% 33% 11% 617
Seldom/never 30% 24% 5% 30% 11% 1,475
Don't know 43% 11% 17% 9% 21% 174

Belief in Heaven among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,702. 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% 23% 11% 2,702
Once or twice a month 70% 19% 10% 690
Several times a year 72% 19% 9% 617
Seldom/never 72% 20% 8% 1,475
Don't know 60% 16% 24% 174

Belief in Hell among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,702. 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% 38% 11% 2,702
Once or twice a month 53% 36% 11% 690
Several times a year 54% 34% 12% 617
Seldom/never 57% 34% 9% 1,475
Don't know 49% 25% 26% 174

SocialandPoliticalViews

Political ideology among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,702. 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% 34% 19% 21% 2,702
Once or twice a month 28% 38% 19% 16% 690
Several times a year 23% 40% 18% 18% 617
Seldom/never 24% 28% 22% 26% 1,475
Don't know 24% 15% 17% 44% 174

Views about size of government among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,702. 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% 40% 5% 7% 2,702
Once or twice a month 49% 42% 3% 6% 690
Several times a year 48% 42% 5% 5% 617
Seldom/never 43% 45% 4% 8% 1,475
Don't know 35% 43% 6% 16% 174

Views about government aid to the poor among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,702. 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% 49% 7% 4% 2,702
Once or twice a month 41% 48% 7% 5% 690
Several times a year 43% 47% 6% 4% 617
Seldom/never 44% 47% 5% 4% 1,475
Don't know 38% 37% 12% 12% 174

Views about abortion among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,702. 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% 46% 8% 2,702
Once or twice a month 50% 44% 6% 690
Several times a year 54% 40% 6% 617
Seldom/never 49% 43% 8% 1,475
Don't know 31% 53% 16% 174

Views about homosexuality among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,702. 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% 31% 7% 6% 2,702
Once or twice a month 64% 25% 6% 5% 690
Several times a year 61% 27% 7% 5% 617
Seldom/never 62% 25% 6% 6% 1,475
Don't know 28% 42% 8% 22% 174

Views about same-sex marriage among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,702. 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% 37% 13% 2,702
Once or twice a month 55% 33% 12% 690
Several times a year 55% 34% 11% 617
Seldom/never 50% 33% 17% 1,475
Don't know 26% 48% 27% 174

Views about environmental regulation among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,702. 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% 55% 5% 6% 2,702
Once or twice a month 34% 56% 3% 6% 690
Several times a year 35% 55% 4% 5% 617
Seldom/never 39% 52% 4% 6% 1,475
Don't know 29% 41% 7% 23% 174

Views about human evolution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,702. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 24% 6% 33% 7% 2,702
Once or twice a month 30% 23% 6% 35% 6% 690
Several times a year 36% 23% 5% 31% 6% 617
Seldom/never 30% 22% 5% 35% 8% 1,475
Don't know 11% 18% 8% 41% 22% 174