Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 20,955. 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 35% 11% 9% 45% 1% 20,955
2007 35% 11% 8% 45% 1% 19,253

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 166. 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 20% 10% 11% 58% 1% 166
Catholic 23% 11% 11% 54% 1% 4,173
Evangelical Protestant 52% 13% 9% 26% 1% 6,541
Historically Black Protestant 53% 14% 8% 24% 1% 1,423
Jehovah's Witness 89% 3% 2% 5% 1% 203
Jewish 28% 10% 12% 48% 1% 320
Mainline Protestant 28% 12% 10% 49% < 1% 3,532
Mormon 79% 6% 2% 12% < 1% 545
Muslim 40% 11% 16% 32% 1% 152
Orthodox Christian 27% 10% 20% 43% < 1% 103
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 5% 4% 82% < 1% 3,048

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,220. 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% 33% 31% 22% 7,220
Once or twice a month 23% 37% 24% 15% 2,021
Several times a year 20% 32% 28% 21% 1,809
Seldom/never 21% 33% 27% 18% 9,304
Don't know 15% 21% 19% 45% 136

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,220. 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% 10% 27% 36% 16% 2% 7,220
Once or twice a month 14% 15% 31% 29% 10% 1% 2,021
Several times a year 12% 13% 27% 33% 14% 1% 1,809
Seldom/never 13% 15% 27% 32% 11% 1% 9,304
Don't know 9% 10% 17% 28% 31% 5% 136

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,413. 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 41% 59% 7,413
Once or twice a month 42% 58% 2,067
Several times a year 46% 54% 1,837
Seldom/never 46% 54% 9,482
Don't know 37% 63% 156

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,300. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 19% 2% 16% 4% 7,300
Once or twice a month 57% 18% 3% 20% 3% 2,034
Several times a year 67% 12% 4% 12% 5% 1,819
Seldom/never 68% 9% 3% 15% 4% 9,332
Don't know 51% 23% < 1% 20% 6% 138

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,332. 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% 7% 77% 7,332
Once or twice a month 17% 9% 74% 2,039
Several times a year 15% 8% 77% 1,823
Seldom/never 14% 11% 75% 9,360
Don't know 20% 6% 74% 145

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 6,307. 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% 27% 14% 6,307
Once or twice a month 39% 20% 26% 15% 1,828
Several times a year 31% 20% 29% 19% 1,599
Seldom/never 32% 21% 26% 21% 8,247

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,362. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 44% 32% 16% 9% 7,362
Once or twice a month 43% 33% 14% 10% 2,056
Several times a year 37% 34% 18% 12% 1,828
Seldom/never 38% 33% 18% 11% 9,433
Don't know 53% 27% 14% 6% 148

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,367. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 57% 4% 13% 8% 18% 7,367
Once or twice a month 51% 6% 13% 6% 23% 2,061
Several times a year 49% 7% 12% 8% 23% 1,835
Seldom/never 47% 9% 14% 7% 24% 9,436
Don't know 37% 5% 12% 24% 22% 144

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,373. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 31% 69% 7,373
Once or twice a month 37% 63% 2,059
Several times a year 29% 71% 1,831
Seldom/never 26% 74% 9,460
Don't know 20% 80% 146

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. 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% < 1% 7,413
Once or twice a month 84% 13% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2,067
Several times a year 82% 14% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1,837
Seldom/never 61% 21% 5% 1% 10% 2% 9,482
Don't know 76% 10% < 1% 6% 2% 5% 156

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. 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 93% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 7,413
Once or twice a month 81% 16% 1% 1% 1% 2,067
Several times a year 75% 20% 3% 2% 1% 1,837
Seldom/never 46% 28% 12% 14% 1% 9,482
Don't know 77% 3% 3% 6% 11% 156

Attendance at religious services among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. 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 87% 9% 4% < 1% 7,413
Once or twice a month 54% 40% 6% < 1% 2,067
Several times a year 42% 52% 6% 1% 1,837
Seldom/never 18% 39% 42% 1% 9,482
Don't know 50% 20% 11% 19% 156

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. 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% 7,413
Once or twice a month 82% 13% 3% 2% 1% 2,067
Several times a year 77% 16% 3% 4% < 1% 1,837
Seldom/never 52% 18% 6% 24% 1% 9,482
Don't know 67% 5% < 1% 4% 24% 156

Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. 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% 5% 1% 22% 2% 7,413
Once or twice a month 54% 11% 3% 31% 1% 2,067
Several times a year 49% 10% 6% 34% 2% 1,837
Seldom/never 43% 9% 4% 43% 1% 9,482
Don't know 58% 2% 1% 17% 21% 156

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 14% 7% 18% 2% 7,413
Once or twice a month 52% 20% 9% 18% 1% 2,067
Several times a year 53% 15% 12% 18% 2% 1,837
Seldom/never 55% 13% 10% 21% 1% 9,482
Don't know 55% 13% 4% 14% 14% 156

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. 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% 4% 21% 3% 3% 7,413
Once or twice a month 52% 8% 32% 5% 3% 2,067
Several times a year 44% 11% 37% 5% 3% 1,837
Seldom/never 24% 13% 51% 10% 3% 9,482
Don't know 47% 7% 28% 3% 15% 156

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. 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% 47% 2% 1% 7,413
Once or twice a month 41% 57% 2% 1% 2,067
Several times a year 40% 58% 1% < 1% 1,837
Seldom/never 29% 69% 2% 1% 9,482
Don't know 36% 55% 4% 5% 156

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. 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% 6% 2% 6% 1% 7,413
Once or twice a month 59% 24% 6% 10% 1% 2,067
Several times a year 43% 18% 21% 17% 1% 1,837
Seldom/never 21% 10% 9% 59% 1% 9,482
Don't know 54% 8% 6% 11% 21% 156

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. 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% 25% 4% 6% 4% 7,413
Once or twice a month 49% 32% 3% 11% 5% 2,067
Several times a year 37% 37% 3% 16% 7% 1,837
Seldom/never 21% 26% 2% 43% 8% 9,482
Don't know 44% 18% 7% 13% 18% 156

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. 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% 7,413
Once or twice a month 87% 7% 6% 2,067
Several times a year 85% 9% 6% 1,837
Seldom/never 68% 25% 7% 9,482
Don't know 73% 11% 16% 156

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. 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 78% 15% 7% 7,413
Once or twice a month 76% 18% 6% 2,067
Several times a year 71% 21% 8% 1,837
Seldom/never 50% 42% 9% 9,482
Don't know 63% 19% 18% 156

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 19% 35% 7,413
Once or twice a month 42% 16% 42% 2,067
Several times a year 43% 16% 41% 1,837
Seldom/never 33% 19% 48% 9,482
Don't know 30% 36% 34% 156

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,413. 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% 25% 14% 7% 7,413
Once or twice a month 44% 32% 19% 5% 2,067
Several times a year 44% 34% 18% 4% 1,837
Seldom/never 30% 36% 29% 6% 9,482
Don't know 41% 26% 13% 20% 156

Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. 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% 38% 3% 4% 7,413
Once or twice a month 52% 43% 3% 3% 2,067
Several times a year 54% 40% 3% 3% 1,837
Seldom/never 50% 42% 4% 4% 9,482
Don't know 38% 40% 8% 14% 156

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. 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% 44% 5% 2% 7,413
Once or twice a month 47% 48% 4% 1% 2,067
Several times a year 48% 46% 4% 2% 1,837
Seldom/never 42% 52% 4% 2% 9,482
Don't know 38% 46% 5% 10% 156

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. 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 28% 67% 5% 7,413
Once or twice a month 40% 57% 3% 2,067
Several times a year 48% 48% 4% 1,837
Seldom/never 61% 34% 5% 9,482
Don't know 33% 49% 18% 156

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. 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% 59% 5% 4% 7,413
Once or twice a month 52% 40% 4% 3% 2,067
Several times a year 57% 34% 5% 4% 1,837
Seldom/never 73% 20% 4% 3% 9,482
Don't know 31% 46% 7% 16% 156

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. 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% 69% 8% 7,413
Once or twice a month 42% 50% 8% 2,067
Several times a year 46% 46% 8% 1,837
Seldom/never 64% 28% 7% 9,482
Don't know 29% 50% 21% 156

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. 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% 47% 3% 4% 7,413
Once or twice a month 42% 54% 2% 2% 2,067
Several times a year 41% 55% 2% 2% 1,837
Seldom/never 34% 61% 2% 3% 9,482
Don't know 39% 40% 7% 14% 156

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 7,413. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 9% 23% 2% 59% 6% 7,413
Once or twice a month 16% 30% 3% 47% 4% 2,067
Several times a year 20% 33% 4% 39% 4% 1,837
Seldom/never 38% 27% 5% 26% 4% 9,482
Don't know 13% 17% 6% 43% 20% 156