Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among non-parents

% of non-parents 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 = 26,567. 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 23% 8% 8% 60% 1% 26,567
2007 23% 8% 7% 61% 1% 24,726

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among non-parents by religious group

% of non-parents 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 = 217. 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 15% 12% 13% 59% 1% 217
Catholic 16% 8% 9% 66% 1% 5,411
Evangelical Protestant 43% 12% 9% 35% 1% 6,385
Hindu 8% 9% 16% 66% 1% 115
Historically Black Protestant 45% 14% 9% 31% 1% 1,421
Jehovah's Witness 85% 4% 3% 6% 2% 182
Jewish 13% 9% 10% 67% < 1% 661
Mainline Protestant 19% 9% 10% 61% 1% 4,844
Mormon 69% 8% 2% 20% 1% 419
Muslim 36% 8% 14% 40% 1% 147
Orthodox Christian 17% 7% 19% 57% < 1% 137
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 4% 3% 3% 89% < 1% 5,788

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,192. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 17% 17% 36% 31% 6,192
Once or twice a month 29% 20% 29% 22% 2,003
Several times a year 25% 19% 30% 25% 2,084
Seldom/never 27% 22% 30% 22% 15,567
Don't know 12% 16% 25% 48% 175

Generational cohort among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,192. 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 13% 6% 15% 43% 21% 2% 6,192
Once or twice a month 22% 10% 17% 36% 14% 1% 2,003
Several times a year 18% 11% 16% 37% 17% 2% 2,084
Seldom/never 18% 13% 17% 37% 14% 2% 15,567
Don't know 8% 5% 15% 36% 31% 5% 175

Gender composition among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,353. 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% 56% 6,353
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 2,049
Several times a year 49% 51% 2,125
Seldom/never 54% 46% 15,834
Don't know 43% 57% 206

Racial and ethnic composition among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,242. 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% 19% 2% 14% 4% 6,242
Once or twice a month 60% 17% 4% 17% 3% 2,011
Several times a year 66% 12% 5% 13% 4% 2,102
Seldom/never 74% 7% 4% 11% 4% 15,628
Don't know 65% 16% 2% 11% 6% 181

Immigrant status among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,268. 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% 8% 78% 6,268
Once or twice a month 14% 11% 75% 2,018
Several times a year 16% 10% 75% 2,101
Seldom/never 11% 12% 77% 15,638
Don't know 14% 6% 80% 192

Income distribution among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 5,304. 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% 21% 25% 12% 5,304
Once or twice a month 39% 20% 26% 15% 1,766
Several times a year 34% 22% 28% 16% 1,828
Seldom/never 33% 21% 26% 19% 13,699
Don't know 64% 15% 13% 9% 112

Educational distribution among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,309. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 48% 31% 13% 9% 6,309
Once or twice a month 44% 33% 14% 9% 2,042
Several times a year 41% 31% 17% 11% 2,113
Seldom/never 41% 31% 17% 11% 15,763
Don't know 44% 32% 18% 6% 194

Marital status among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,319. 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% 3% 14% 11% 23% 6,319
Once or twice a month 39% 5% 14% 8% 33% 2,042
Several times a year 41% 5% 12% 10% 32% 2,119
Seldom/never 38% 9% 13% 7% 33% 15,760
Don't know 32% 4% 18% 23% 22% 190

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 89% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6,353
Once or twice a month 79% 16% 2% 1% 2% 1% 2,049
Several times a year 75% 18% 3% 1% 2% 1% 2,125
Seldom/never 47% 24% 8% 1% 16% 3% 15,834
Don't know 63% 8% 1% 12% 4% 12% 206

Importance of religion in one's life among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. 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% 6,353
Once or twice a month 75% 21% 2% 1% 1% 2,049
Several times a year 66% 27% 4% 2% 1% 2,125
Seldom/never 31% 31% 18% 19% 1% 15,834
Don't know 64% 11% 2% 4% 18% 206

Attendance at religious services among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. 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% 11% 4% < 1% 6,353
Once or twice a month 52% 42% 6% 1% 2,049
Several times a year 36% 55% 8% 1% 2,125
Seldom/never 12% 37% 50% 1% 15,834
Don't know 40% 24% 15% 21% 206

Frequency of prayer among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. 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% 9% 1% 2% 1% 6,353
Once or twice a month 74% 18% 4% 4% 1% 2,049
Several times a year 66% 19% 7% 7% 1% 2,125
Seldom/never 36% 17% 8% 39% 1% 15,834
Don't know 49% 3% 2% 6% 40% 206

Frequency of meditation among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. 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% 22% 3% 6,353
Once or twice a month 49% 14% 3% 32% 2% 2,049
Several times a year 43% 10% 8% 37% 2% 2,125
Seldom/never 30% 9% 5% 55% 1% 15,834
Don't know 46% 2% 1% 20% 30% 206

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. 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% 3% 3% 1% 6,353
Once or twice a month 68% 19% 7% 5% 1% 2,049
Several times a year 64% 16% 12% 7% 1% 2,125
Seldom/never 45% 16% 12% 25% 2% 15,834
Don't know 60% 10% 3% 5% 21% 206

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. 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% 14% 8% 19% 2% 6,353
Once or twice a month 48% 21% 11% 18% 2% 2,049
Several times a year 45% 16% 17% 21% 2% 2,125
Seldom/never 43% 15% 14% 27% 1% 15,834
Don't know 38% 15% 4% 19% 24% 206

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 65% 5% 24% 4% 3% 6,353
Once or twice a month 46% 10% 35% 7% 3% 2,049
Several times a year 38% 11% 42% 7% 2% 2,125
Seldom/never 17% 14% 55% 12% 2% 15,834
Don't know 33% 10% 34% 5% 18% 206

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. 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% 50% 2% 1% 6,353
Once or twice a month 37% 61% 1% 1% 2,049
Several times a year 36% 62% 2% 1% 2,125
Seldom/never 25% 72% 1% 1% 15,834
Don't know 34% 56% 4% 7% 206

Frequency of reading scripture among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 82% 7% 2% 8% 1% 6,353
Once or twice a month 53% 25% 8% 14% 1% 2,049
Several times a year 35% 20% 24% 21% 1% 2,125
Seldom/never 13% 8% 8% 70% 1% 15,834
Don't know 40% 4% 8% 16% 31% 206

Interpreting scripture among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. 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% 26% 5% 6% 4% 6,353
Once or twice a month 44% 33% 3% 14% 7% 2,049
Several times a year 35% 37% 3% 19% 7% 2,125
Seldom/never 16% 23% 2% 51% 8% 15,834
Don't know 34% 16% 7% 16% 27% 206

Belief in Heaven among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. 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% 8% 6% 6,353
Once or twice a month 86% 9% 5% 2,049
Several times a year 83% 11% 6% 2,125
Seldom/never 60% 31% 8% 15,834
Don't know 65% 10% 25% 206

Belief in Hell among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 76% 16% 7% 6,353
Once or twice a month 74% 20% 6% 2,049
Several times a year 67% 26% 7% 2,125
Seldom/never 44% 47% 9% 15,834
Don't know 52% 21% 27% 206

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. 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% 17% 37% 6,353
Once or twice a month 41% 15% 44% 2,049
Several times a year 42% 15% 43% 2,125
Seldom/never 33% 18% 50% 15,834
Don't know 26% 44% 31% 206

Political ideology among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,353. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 26% 15% 7% 6,353
Once or twice a month 43% 32% 20% 5% 2,049
Several times a year 41% 35% 19% 5% 2,125
Seldom/never 28% 36% 30% 6% 15,834
Don't know 33% 22% 16% 29% 206

Views about size of government among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. 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% 4% 6,353
Once or twice a month 51% 43% 3% 3% 2,049
Several times a year 53% 41% 3% 3% 2,125
Seldom/never 51% 41% 3% 4% 15,834
Don't know 41% 33% 9% 16% 206

Views about government aid to the poor among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 48% 45% 4% 3% 6,353
Once or twice a month 47% 48% 4% 2% 2,049
Several times a year 44% 50% 4% 2% 2,125
Seldom/never 41% 53% 4% 2% 15,834
Don't know 39% 42% 8% 12% 206

Views about abortion among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 30% 65% 5% 6,353
Once or twice a month 44% 52% 4% 2,049
Several times a year 53% 44% 4% 2,125
Seldom/never 66% 29% 5% 15,834
Don't know 35% 39% 26% 206

Views about homosexuality among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 34% 58% 5% 4% 6,353
Once or twice a month 54% 39% 4% 3% 2,049
Several times a year 58% 33% 4% 5% 2,125
Seldom/never 75% 19% 3% 3% 15,834
Don't know 37% 38% 10% 16% 206

Views about same-sex marriage among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. 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 25% 67% 8% 6,353
Once or twice a month 43% 48% 8% 2,049
Several times a year 48% 44% 8% 2,125
Seldom/never 67% 26% 7% 15,834
Don't know 28% 42% 30% 206

Views about environmental regulation among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 48% 3% 4% 6,353
Once or twice a month 41% 54% 2% 2% 2,049
Several times a year 40% 55% 2% 3% 2,125
Seldom/never 34% 61% 2% 3% 15,834
Don't know 38% 36% 6% 20% 206

Views about human evolution among non-parents by attendance at prayer groups

% of non-parents 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 = 6,353. 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% 23% 3% 58% 6% 6,353
Once or twice a month 20% 30% 4% 42% 4% 2,049
Several times a year 22% 32% 4% 38% 4% 2,125
Seldom/never 46% 23% 5% 22% 4% 15,834
Don't know 18% 19% 11% 33% 19% 206