Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who pray daily

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 19,336. 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 39% 12% 10% 38% 1% 19,336
2007 36% 11% 9% 43% 1% 21,138

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who pray daily by religious group

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 110. 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 25% 24% 13% 36% 1% 110
Catholic 24% 12% 12% 51% 1% 4,335
Evangelical Protestant 51% 14% 9% 26% 1% 6,852
Hindu 11% 17% 25% 46% < 1% 102
Historically Black Protestant 49% 14% 9% 27% 1% 1,538
Jehovah's Witness 87% 2% 4% 5% 1% 221
Jewish 41% 12% 14% 33% 1% 213
Mainline Protestant 30% 13% 11% 46% < 1% 3,342
Mormon 80% 7% 2% 11% < 1% 571
Muslim 47% 10% 12% 30% 1% 164
Orthodox Christian 31% 12% 18% 38% < 1% 100
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 18% 9% 7% 65% < 1% 1,333

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,491. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 14% 34% 30% 22% 7,491
Once or twice a month 23% 38% 24% 15% 2,154
Several times a year 19% 34% 27% 19% 1,922
Seldom/never 16% 33% 31% 21% 7,212
Don't know 15% 19% 20% 46% 115

Generational cohort among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,491. 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% 10% 28% 35% 15% 1% 7,491
Once or twice a month 14% 15% 32% 29% 10% 1% 2,154
Several times a year 11% 14% 28% 33% 13% 1% 1,922
Seldom/never 9% 13% 27% 36% 14% 2% 7,212
Don't know 5% 12% 16% 29% 35% 3% 115

Gender composition among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,696. 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% 7,696
Once or twice a month 41% 59% 2,203
Several times a year 42% 58% 1,959
Seldom/never 40% 60% 7,351
Don't know 29% 71% 127

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,579. 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% 19% 2% 15% 4% 7,579
Once or twice a month 57% 17% 4% 19% 4% 2,172
Several times a year 65% 14% 4% 13% 4% 1,937
Seldom/never 66% 11% 3% 15% 4% 7,236
Don't know 47% 25% 2% 19% 7% 115

Immigrant status among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,596. 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% 7,596
Once or twice a month 17% 9% 74% 2,176
Several times a year 16% 8% 76% 1,939
Seldom/never 13% 11% 76% 7,241
Don't know 22% 2% 75% 121

Income distribution among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 6,549. 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 38% 21% 27% 14% 6,549
Once or twice a month 38% 19% 26% 16% 1,941
Several times a year 33% 22% 28% 17% 1,728
Seldom/never 39% 21% 24% 16% 6,305

Educational distribution among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,646. 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% 32% 16% 9% 7,646
Once or twice a month 42% 33% 15% 10% 2,193
Several times a year 37% 34% 17% 12% 1,946
Seldom/never 44% 32% 15% 9% 7,312
Don't know 54% 28% 11% 7% 124

Marital status among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,654. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 57% 4% 13% 8% 17% 7,654
Once or twice a month 51% 6% 13% 6% 24% 2,199
Several times a year 52% 7% 12% 8% 21% 1,956
Seldom/never 47% 8% 16% 9% 20% 7,314
Don't know 34% 5% 15% 27% 20% 120

Parent of children under 18 among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,657. 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% 7,657
Once or twice a month 36% 64% 2,196
Several times a year 32% 68% 1,952
Seldom/never 27% 73% 7,338
Don't know 23% 77% 120

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 92% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 7,696
Once or twice a month 85% 13% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,203
Several times a year 85% 12% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,959
Seldom/never 77% 18% 3% 1% 1% 1% 7,351
Don't know 88% 8% < 1% 4% < 1% < 1% 127

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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 94% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 7,696
Once or twice a month 83% 15% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,203
Several times a year 77% 19% 2% 1% 1% 1,959
Seldom/never 62% 28% 5% 3% 1% 7,351
Don't know 85% 4% 2% 3% 6% 127

Attendance at religious services among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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% 10% 4% < 1% 7,696
Once or twice a month 56% 38% 5% < 1% 2,203
Several times a year 43% 52% 5% < 1% 1,959
Seldom/never 24% 44% 32% 1% 7,351
Don't know 53% 23% 13% 12% 127

Frequency of meditation among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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 67% 6% 2% 23% 2% 7,696
Once or twice a month 52% 12% 3% 31% 2% 2,203
Several times a year 48% 8% 6% 37% 2% 1,959
Seldom/never 45% 6% 3% 43% 2% 7,351
Don't know 58% 1% 1% 21% 19% 127

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 88% 7% 2% 2% 1% 7,696
Once or twice a month 76% 16% 5% 3% 1% 2,203
Several times a year 71% 14% 9% 5% 1% 1,959
Seldom/never 65% 15% 9% 10% 1% 7,351
Don't know 80% 6% < 1% 2% 11% 127

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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% 15% 8% 19% 2% 7,696
Once or twice a month 48% 21% 11% 19% 1% 2,203
Several times a year 46% 16% 14% 22% 1% 1,959
Seldom/never 47% 13% 12% 26% 2% 7,351
Don't know 42% 18% 5% 17% 18% 127

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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% 2% 7,696
Once or twice a month 51% 7% 34% 6% 3% 2,203
Several times a year 46% 9% 38% 5% 3% 1,959
Seldom/never 32% 9% 50% 6% 3% 7,351
Don't know 51% 9% 24% 2% 16% 127

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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% 2% 7,696
Once or twice a month 41% 57% 1% 1% 2,203
Several times a year 40% 58% 1% < 1% 1,959
Seldom/never 32% 65% 2% 1% 7,351
Don't know 34% 53% 7% 6% 127

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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% 6% 2% 5% 1% 7,696
Once or twice a month 60% 23% 6% 10% 1% 2,203
Several times a year 45% 18% 20% 16% 1% 1,959
Seldom/never 29% 13% 10% 47% 1% 7,351
Don't know 62% 8% 6% 11% 12% 127

Interpreting scripture among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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% 27% 5% 5% 4% 7,696
Once or twice a month 49% 33% 3% 10% 5% 2,203
Several times a year 40% 36% 4% 13% 7% 1,959
Seldom/never 28% 33% 3% 26% 9% 7,351
Don't know 47% 18% 9% 11% 14% 127

Belief in Heaven among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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% 7% 7% 7,696
Once or twice a month 89% 6% 5% 2,203
Several times a year 88% 7% 5% 1,959
Seldom/never 83% 10% 6% 7,351
Don't know 86% 4% 10% 127

Belief in Hell among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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 77% 15% 7% 7,696
Once or twice a month 77% 17% 6% 2,203
Several times a year 74% 18% 8% 1,959
Seldom/never 63% 28% 9% 7,351
Don't know 71% 14% 15% 127

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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% 18% 35% 7,696
Once or twice a month 43% 16% 41% 2,203
Several times a year 45% 16% 39% 1,959
Seldom/never 37% 18% 45% 7,351
Don't know 30% 37% 33% 127

Political ideology among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,696. 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% 25% 13% 7% 7,696
Once or twice a month 44% 32% 18% 6% 2,203
Several times a year 44% 35% 16% 5% 1,959
Seldom/never 36% 34% 23% 7% 7,351
Don't know 45% 23% 13% 19% 127

Views about size of government among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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% 38% 3% 4% 7,696
Once or twice a month 52% 43% 2% 3% 2,203
Several times a year 53% 41% 3% 3% 1,959
Seldom/never 50% 42% 4% 4% 7,351
Don't know 37% 46% 5% 12% 127

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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% 43% 5% 2% 7,696
Once or twice a month 47% 47% 5% 1% 2,203
Several times a year 47% 47% 4% 2% 1,959
Seldom/never 44% 50% 4% 3% 7,351
Don't know 39% 48% 6% 7% 127

Views about abortion among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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% 7,696
Once or twice a month 40% 57% 3% 2,203
Several times a year 46% 50% 4% 1,959
Seldom/never 53% 41% 5% 7,351
Don't know 35% 52% 13% 127

Views about homosexuality among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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% 7,696
Once or twice a month 51% 41% 4% 3% 2,203
Several times a year 54% 37% 5% 4% 1,959
Seldom/never 65% 26% 4% 4% 7,351
Don't know 32% 52% 3% 13% 127

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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% 7,696
Once or twice a month 41% 51% 8% 2,203
Several times a year 44% 47% 9% 1,959
Seldom/never 55% 36% 9% 7,351
Don't know 22% 57% 21% 127

Views about environmental regulation among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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% 47% 3% 4% 7,696
Once or twice a month 41% 53% 2% 3% 2,203
Several times a year 42% 54% 2% 2% 1,959
Seldom/never 38% 56% 3% 4% 7,351
Don't know 40% 35% 8% 17% 127

Views about human evolution among adults who pray daily by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 7,696. 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% 7,696
Once or twice a month 16% 30% 3% 47% 4% 2,203
Several times a year 16% 32% 4% 43% 5% 1,959
Seldom/never 24% 33% 5% 34% 5% 7,351
Don't know 7% 25% 4% 46% 18% 127