Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups

% of adults who attend prayer group…

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 24% 9% 8% 58% 1% 35,071
2007 23% 9% 8% 60% 1% 35,556

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups by religious group

% of adults who attend prayer group…

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 14% 13% 14% 58% 1% 264
Catholic 17% 9% 10% 63% 1% 7,202
Evangelical Protestant 44% 13% 9% 33% 1% 8,593
Hindu 9% 13% 21% 57% < 1% 199
Historically Black Protestant 44% 14% 9% 32% 1% 1,916
Jehovah's Witness 85% 3% 3% 7% 2% 245
Jewish 16% 9% 11% 62% 1% 847
Mainline Protestant 19% 10% 9% 61% 1% 6,083
Mormon 71% 7% 3% 19% < 1% 664
Muslim 35% 10% 14% 40% 1% 237
Orthodox Christian 18% 10% 17% 54% < 1% 186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 3% 4% 88% < 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 attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who are ages…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,374. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 16% 33% 29% 22% 8,374
Once or twice a month 26% 37% 23% 14% 2,881
Several times a year 23% 34% 25% 18% 2,827
Seldom/never 24% 34% 26% 16% 20,050
Don't know 14% 24% 22% 40% 213

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

Generational cohort by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 8,374. 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 10% 11% 28% 34% 15% 1% 8,374
Once or twice a month 16% 15% 31% 28% 9% 1% 2,881
Several times a year 15% 15% 28% 30% 12% 1% 2,827
Seldom/never 15% 16% 27% 31% 10% 1% 20,050
Don't know 7% 11% 21% 32% 26% 4% 213

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

Gender composition by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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% 58% 8,591
Once or twice a month 45% 55% 2,945
Several times a year 48% 52% 2,883
Seldom/never 52% 48% 20,395
Don't know 42% 58% 257

Learn More: Men, Women

Racial and ethnic composition by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 8,452. 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% 19% 3% 16% 4% 8,452
Once or twice a month 56% 17% 4% 20% 3% 2,896
Several times a year 63% 12% 6% 15% 4% 2,851
Seldom/never 72% 8% 4% 13% 4% 20,127
Don't know 55% 19% 2% 18% 7% 223

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

Immigrant status by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 8,479. 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 17% 8% 76% 8,479
Once or twice a month 18% 10% 72% 2,897
Several times a year 19% 9% 73% 2,844
Seldom/never 13% 11% 76% 20,136
Don't know 19% 8% 74% 237

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

Income distribution by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who have a household income of…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 7,321. 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% 21% 26% 14% 7,321
Once or twice a month 39% 19% 26% 16% 2,587
Several times a year 33% 21% 27% 19% 2,541
Seldom/never 32% 20% 26% 21% 17,900
Don't know 64% 11% 14% 11% 141

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

Educational distribution by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who have completed…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,534. 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% 31% 15% 9% 8,534
Once or twice a month 44% 32% 14% 10% 2,930
Several times a year 39% 32% 18% 12% 2,865
Seldom/never 39% 32% 18% 11% 20,298
Don't know 49% 28% 16% 6% 241

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

Marital status by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,543. 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% 4% 13% 8% 19% 8,543
Once or twice a month 48% 7% 13% 5% 26% 2,937
Several times a year 49% 7% 12% 7% 25% 2,875
Seldom/never 45% 9% 13% 6% 27% 20,302
Don't know 36% 4% 17% 20% 22% 234

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

Parent of children under 18 by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,547. 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% 8,547
Once or twice a month 36% 64% 2,935
Several times a year 32% 68% 2,874
Seldom/never 26% 74% 20,334
Don't know 19% 81% 243

Learn More: Parents, Non-parents

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say they…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 8,591. 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% 1% < 1% < 1% 8,591
Once or twice a month 78% 17% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2,945
Several times a year 74% 19% 3% 1% 2% 1% 2,883
Seldom/never 48% 25% 8% 1% 15% 3% 20,395
Don't know 64% 11% 1% 11% 3% 10% 257

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 attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 8,591
Once or twice a month 75% 21% 2% 1% 1% 2,945
Several times a year 66% 27% 4% 2% 1% 2,883
Seldom/never 32% 32% 17% 18% 1% 20,395
Don't know 64% 12% 2% 4% 17% 257

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

Attendance at religious services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who attend religious services…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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 84% 11% 4% < 1% 8,591
Once or twice a month 51% 42% 6% < 1% 2,945
Several times a year 36% 57% 7% < 1% 2,883
Seldom/never 12% 38% 49% < 1% 20,395
Don't know 39% 25% 14% 22% 257

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

Frequency of prayer by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 8,591
Once or twice a month 74% 17% 4% 4% 1% 2,945
Several times a year 66% 19% 6% 7% 1% 2,883
Seldom/never 36% 18% 8% 37% 1% 20,395
Don't know 51% 4% 3% 6% 35% 257

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

Frequency of meditation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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% 6% 2% 25% 2% 8,591
Once or twice a month 47% 14% 4% 34% 2% 2,945
Several times a year 40% 10% 8% 40% 2% 2,883
Seldom/never 29% 8% 5% 57% 1% 20,395
Don't know 46% 3% 2% 21% 29% 257

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 attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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 85% 7% 3% 3% 1% 8,591
Once or twice a month 69% 18% 7% 5% 1% 2,945
Several times a year 61% 17% 14% 8% 1% 2,883
Seldom/never 45% 17% 12% 24% 2% 20,395
Don't know 62% 11% 3% 5% 19% 257

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 attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 15% 9% 19% 2% 8,591
Once or twice a month 46% 21% 12% 19% 1% 2,945
Several times a year 43% 17% 17% 22% 1% 2,883
Seldom/never 42% 15% 14% 28% 1% 20,395
Don't know 42% 15% 5% 17% 22% 257

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 attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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% 5% 23% 4% 3% 8,591
Once or twice a month 46% 9% 36% 6% 3% 2,945
Several times a year 37% 11% 42% 8% 2% 2,883
Seldom/never 17% 13% 56% 12% 2% 20,395
Don't know 34% 8% 36% 5% 18% 257

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

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 8,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 48% 49% 2% 1% 8,591
Once or twice a month 38% 60% 1% 1% 2,945
Several times a year 36% 62% 1% 1% 2,883
Seldom/never 26% 72% 1% 1% 20,395
Don't know 31% 57% 5% 6% 257

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

Frequency of reading scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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 82% 7% 3% 7% 1% 8,591
Once or twice a month 53% 25% 8% 14% 1% 2,945
Several times a year 34% 18% 25% 22% 1% 2,883
Seldom/never 13% 8% 8% 70% < 1% 20,395
Don't know 41% 7% 7% 16% 29% 257

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

Interpreting scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 8,591. 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% 27% 4% 6% 4% 8,591
Once or twice a month 44% 33% 3% 13% 6% 2,945
Several times a year 34% 36% 3% 20% 7% 2,883
Seldom/never 16% 24% 2% 50% 8% 20,395
Don't know 33% 15% 8% 16% 28% 257

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 attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who …in heaven

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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 86% 7% 7% 8,591
Once or twice a month 87% 8% 5% 2,945
Several times a year 83% 11% 6% 2,883
Seldom/never 62% 30% 8% 20,395
Don't know 66% 9% 25% 257

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe

Belief in Hell by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who …in hell

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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 76% 16% 7% 8,591
Once or twice a month 74% 19% 6% 2,945
Several times a year 68% 25% 7% 2,883
Seldom/never 46% 45% 9% 20,395
Don't know 53% 19% 28% 257

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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% 19% 36% 8,591
Once or twice a month 41% 16% 43% 2,945
Several times a year 41% 17% 41% 2,883
Seldom/never 33% 19% 49% 20,395
Don't know 24% 44% 32% 257

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

Political ideology by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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% 26% 15% 7% 8,591
Once or twice a month 42% 32% 20% 6% 2,945
Several times a year 41% 36% 19% 5% 2,883
Seldom/never 28% 36% 30% 6% 20,395
Don't know 34% 24% 15% 27% 257

Learn More: Conservative, Moderate, Liberal

Views about size of government by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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% 3% 4% 8,591
Once or twice a month 50% 45% 3% 3% 2,945
Several times a year 51% 43% 3% 3% 2,883
Seldom/never 51% 42% 3% 4% 20,395
Don't know 37% 38% 8% 17% 257

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

Views about government aid to the poor by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 48% 45% 5% 2% 8,591
Once or twice a month 46% 48% 4% 1% 2,945
Several times a year 46% 49% 4% 2% 2,883
Seldom/never 42% 52% 4% 2% 20,395
Don't know 38% 43% 7% 12% 257

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

Views about abortion by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say abortion should be…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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% 66% 5% 8,591
Once or twice a month 42% 55% 3% 2,945
Several times a year 51% 46% 4% 2,883
Seldom/never 65% 31% 4% 20,395
Don't know 34% 40% 26% 257

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

Views about homosexuality by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say homosexuality…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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% 8,591
Once or twice a month 55% 38% 4% 3% 2,945
Several times a year 59% 33% 4% 4% 2,883
Seldom/never 75% 18% 3% 3% 20,395
Don't know 37% 38% 8% 17% 257

Learn More: Should be accepted, Should be discouraged

Views about same-sex marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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% 66% 8% 8,591
Once or twice a month 44% 48% 8% 2,945
Several times a year 49% 43% 8% 2,883
Seldom/never 67% 25% 7% 20,395
Don't know 30% 40% 30% 257

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

Views about environmental regulation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 8,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 48% 3% 4% 8,591
Once or twice a month 41% 54% 2% 3% 2,945
Several times a year 40% 56% 2% 2% 2,883
Seldom/never 34% 61% 2% 3% 20,395
Don't know 38% 38% 6% 18% 257

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 attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say humans…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 8,591. 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 11% 24% 2% 57% 6% 8,591
Once or twice a month 19% 30% 3% 43% 4% 2,945
Several times a year 23% 31% 4% 38% 4% 2,883
Seldom/never 46% 24% 5% 22% 4% 20,395
Don't know 15% 19% 10% 37% 18% 257

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