Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is very important

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 18,725. 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 42% 13% 10% 34% 1% 18,725
2007 37% 12% 10% 41% 1% 20,547

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is very important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 25% 12% 12% 50% 1% 4,220
Evangelical Protestant 52% 14% 9% 24% 1% 6,904
Historically Black Protestant 50% 14% 9% 26% 1% 1,641
Jehovah's Witness 89% 3% 2% 4% 2% 224
Jewish 40% 13% 15% 31% 1% 279
Mainline Protestant 32% 14% 11% 41% 1% 3,317
Mormon 81% 7% 3% 9% < 1% 559
Muslim 48% 12% 16% 24% 1% 154
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 24% 10% 8% 57% < 1% 826

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,674. 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% 30% 22% 7,674
Once or twice a month 22% 37% 25% 16% 2,221
Several times a year 19% 33% 28% 21% 1,927
Seldom/never 16% 31% 30% 22% 6,307
Don't know 11% 22% 21% 46% 143

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,674. 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% 28% 35% 16% 1% 7,674
Once or twice a month 13% 15% 31% 30% 10% 1% 2,221
Several times a year 10% 15% 26% 33% 14% 1% 1,927
Seldom/never 9% 12% 26% 36% 15% 2% 6,307
Don't know 4% 9% 19% 30% 32% 5% 143

Gender composition among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,880. 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% 7,880
Once or twice a month 42% 58% 2,275
Several times a year 44% 56% 1,962
Seldom/never 44% 56% 6,447
Don't know 31% 69% 161

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,758. 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% 7,758
Once or twice a month 56% 19% 3% 19% 3% 2,238
Several times a year 64% 14% 3% 14% 4% 1,941
Seldom/never 64% 12% 2% 17% 4% 6,356
Don't know 54% 22% 2% 19% 3% 149

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,777. 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% 7,777
Once or twice a month 17% 8% 75% 2,241
Several times a year 16% 7% 77% 1,940
Seldom/never 15% 10% 75% 6,352
Don't know 20% 5% 75% 155

Income distribution among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 6,716. 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% 6,716
Once or twice a month 39% 20% 25% 16% 1,989
Several times a year 34% 22% 27% 18% 1,710
Seldom/never 39% 21% 23% 16% 5,429

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,831. 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% 31% 16% 9% 7,831
Once or twice a month 43% 32% 14% 10% 2,264
Several times a year 39% 32% 17% 12% 1,951
Seldom/never 47% 31% 13% 8% 6,408
Don't know 52% 29% 14% 6% 157

Marital status among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,838. 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% 9% 18% 7,838
Once or twice a month 52% 5% 14% 6% 23% 2,272
Several times a year 53% 6% 12% 8% 21% 1,958
Seldom/never 49% 7% 15% 9% 21% 6,411
Don't know 38% 1% 14% 27% 20% 152

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,840. 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% 7,840
Once or twice a month 36% 64% 2,267
Several times a year 32% 68% 1,956
Seldom/never 27% 73% 6,429
Don't know 20% 80% 156

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 7,880
Once or twice a month 86% 12% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,275
Several times a year 87% 10% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,962
Seldom/never 83% 13% 1% 1% 1% 1% 6,447
Don't know 78% 9% < 1% 10% < 1% 3% 161

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 3% < 1% 7,880
Once or twice a month 60% 36% 4% < 1% 2,275
Several times a year 48% 48% 4% < 1% 1,962
Seldom/never 30% 43% 26% 1% 6,447
Don't know 56% 21% 9% 14% 161

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 7,880
Once or twice a month 82% 14% 2% 1% 1% 2,275
Several times a year 78% 17% 3% 2% 1% 1,962
Seldom/never 71% 18% 4% 6% 1% 6,447
Don't know 67% 3% 1% 5% 24% 161

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 66% 6% 2% 24% 2% 7,880
Once or twice a month 50% 13% 4% 32% 2% 2,275
Several times a year 45% 9% 7% 36% 2% 1,962
Seldom/never 41% 7% 3% 46% 2% 6,447
Don't know 57% 1% 2% 18% 22% 161

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 3% 2% 1% 7,880
Once or twice a month 74% 16% 5% 3% < 1% 2,275
Several times a year 70% 16% 11% 4% 1% 1,962
Seldom/never 66% 14% 8% 11% 2% 6,447
Don't know 74% 8% 1% 2% 15% 161

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 7,880
Once or twice a month 45% 21% 12% 20% 2% 2,275
Several times a year 44% 17% 15% 22% 1% 1,962
Seldom/never 45% 13% 12% 28% 2% 6,447
Don't know 46% 14% 4% 17% 18% 161

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 7,880
Once or twice a month 55% 7% 31% 5% 3% 2,275
Several times a year 50% 8% 34% 5% 2% 1,962
Seldom/never 39% 8% 44% 6% 3% 6,447
Don't know 49% 5% 30% 2% 13% 161

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 48% 2% 1% 7,880
Once or twice a month 42% 56% 1% 1% 2,275
Several times a year 40% 58% 1% 1% 1,962
Seldom/never 34% 63% 2% 2% 6,447
Don't know 35% 53% 6% 7% 161

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 2% 6% 1% 7,880
Once or twice a month 60% 24% 6% 9% 1% 2,275
Several times a year 45% 19% 21% 15% 1% 1,962
Seldom/never 30% 14% 11% 45% 1% 6,447
Don't know 59% 6% 7% 6% 22% 161

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 61% 26% 4% 5% 4% 7,880
Once or twice a month 52% 32% 3% 8% 5% 2,275
Several times a year 43% 36% 4% 11% 6% 1,962
Seldom/never 35% 35% 4% 18% 9% 6,447
Don't know 43% 18% 12% 9% 18% 161

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 6% 6% 7,880
Once or twice a month 90% 6% 5% 2,275
Several times a year 89% 6% 5% 1,962
Seldom/never 87% 7% 6% 6,447
Don't know 80% 6% 13% 161

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 7,880
Once or twice a month 79% 15% 6% 2,275
Several times a year 75% 18% 7% 1,962
Seldom/never 68% 23% 9% 6,447
Don't know 65% 14% 21% 161

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 18% 35% 7,880
Once or twice a month 44% 15% 42% 2,275
Several times a year 45% 15% 40% 1,962
Seldom/never 38% 19% 43% 6,447
Don't know 28% 40% 32% 161

Political ideology among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,880. 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% 13% 7% 7,880
Once or twice a month 45% 31% 18% 5% 2,275
Several times a year 46% 33% 16% 5% 1,962
Seldom/never 39% 33% 20% 7% 6,447
Don't know 42% 24% 11% 23% 161

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 39% 3% 3% 7,880
Once or twice a month 50% 44% 3% 2% 2,275
Several times a year 52% 42% 3% 3% 1,962
Seldom/never 50% 42% 4% 5% 6,447
Don't know 36% 42% 6% 16% 161

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 4% 2% 7,880
Once or twice a month 48% 47% 4% 1% 2,275
Several times a year 48% 47% 4% 2% 1,962
Seldom/never 46% 48% 4% 3% 6,447
Don't know 40% 46% 4% 11% 161

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 68% 5% 7,880
Once or twice a month 38% 59% 3% 2,275
Several times a year 43% 53% 4% 1,962
Seldom/never 46% 49% 6% 6,447
Don't know 33% 49% 18% 161

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 60% 5% 4% 7,880
Once or twice a month 50% 43% 4% 3% 2,275
Several times a year 52% 39% 4% 5% 1,962
Seldom/never 60% 31% 5% 4% 6,447
Don't know 29% 47% 7% 17% 161

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 7,880
Once or twice a month 39% 54% 8% 2,275
Several times a year 42% 50% 8% 1,962
Seldom/never 49% 42% 9% 6,447
Don't know 22% 51% 27% 161

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 7,880
Once or twice a month 42% 53% 2% 3% 2,275
Several times a year 43% 53% 1% 2% 1,962
Seldom/never 40% 53% 3% 4% 6,447
Don't know 42% 32% 5% 21% 161

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is very important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 7,880. 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% 7,880
Once or twice a month 15% 30% 3% 49% 4% 2,275
Several times a year 16% 33% 4% 44% 5% 1,962
Seldom/never 19% 33% 4% 37% 6% 6,447
Don't know 6% 24% 7% 42% 21% 161