Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among independents and those who don't lean to either party

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 5,658. 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 25% 8% 8% 58% 2% 5,658
2007 23% 7% 6% 61% 3% 5,770

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among independents and those who don't lean to either party by religious group

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 21% 11% 10% 58% 1% 1,158
Evangelical Protestant 44% 10% 9% 35% 2% 1,230
Historically Black Protestant 46% 14% 5% 34% 1% 184
Jehovah's Witness 89% 1% 1% 6% 2% 188
Mainline Protestant 18% 8% 9% 63% 2% 822
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 4% 4% 85% < 1% 1,474

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,300. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 18% 40% 26% 16% 1,300
Once or twice a month 29% 40% 20% 11% 404
Several times a year 26% 42% 21% 11% 436
Seldom/never 28% 37% 22% 12% 3,167

Generational cohort among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,300. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 11% 14% 34% 29% 12% 1% 1,300
Once or twice a month 18% 20% 31% 24% 6% 1% 404
Several times a year 16% 19% 32% 24% 8% < 1% 436
Seldom/never 16% 20% 30% 27% 7% 1% 3,167

Gender composition among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,376. 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 40% 60% 1,376
Once or twice a month 43% 57% 419
Several times a year 47% 53% 457
Seldom/never 54% 46% 3,303
Don't know 41% 59% 103

Racial and ethnic composition among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,331. 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% 14% 4% 31% 6% 1,331
Once or twice a month 44% 12% 4% 36% 4% 404
Several times a year 55% 5% 10% 24% 5% 446
Seldom/never 65% 6% 5% 19% 5% 3,208

Immigrant status among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,334. 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 33% 8% 59% 1,334
Once or twice a month 29% 11% 60% 407
Several times a year 32% 8% 61% 437
Seldom/never 18% 10% 72% 3,199

Income distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,012. 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 51% 20% 21% 8% 1,012
Once or twice a month 56% 18% 17% 9% 325
Several times a year 45% 21% 23% 10% 369
Seldom/never 46% 20% 21% 13% 2,596

Educational distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,351. 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% 29% 10% 6% 1,351
Once or twice a month 56% 28% 9% 7% 412
Several times a year 46% 27% 17% 10% 448
Seldom/never 50% 32% 12% 6% 3,255

Marital status among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,357. 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% 4% 14% 7% 20% 1,357
Once or twice a month 43% 13% 15% 6% 23% 416
Several times a year 47% 10% 12% 7% 24% 456
Seldom/never 40% 11% 15% 5% 29% 3,257

Parent of children under 18 among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,362. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 36% 64% 1,362
Once or twice a month 39% 61% 415
Several times a year 41% 59% 452
Seldom/never 29% 71% 3,285

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. 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% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1,376
Once or twice a month 77% 18% 3% 1% < 1% 1% 419
Several times a year 74% 18% 2% 2% 3% 2% 457
Seldom/never 48% 25% 8% 1% 14% 4% 3,303
Don't know 57% 11% 1% 13% 3% 15% 103

Importance of religion in one's life among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. 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% 7% 1% 2% 1% 1,376
Once or twice a month 69% 25% 2% 2% 2% 419
Several times a year 59% 30% 6% 3% 3% 457
Seldom/never 32% 32% 16% 19% 1% 3,303
Don't know 59% 13% 1% 2% 25% 103

Attendance at religious services among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. 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 83% 11% 6% < 1% 1,376
Once or twice a month 41% 50% 7% 1% 419
Several times a year 29% 60% 10% 2% 457
Seldom/never 11% 33% 54% 1% 3,303
Don't know 34% 28% 9% 30% 103

Frequency of prayer among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. 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% 8% 1% 2% 1% 1,376
Once or twice a month 72% 15% 4% 6% 2% 419
Several times a year 62% 19% 7% 10% 2% 457
Seldom/never 35% 16% 9% 39% 1% 3,303
Don't know 44% 5% 5% 7% 40% 103

Frequency of meditation among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. 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 68% 4% 2% 23% 3% 1,376
Once or twice a month 48% 15% 3% 31% 3% 419
Several times a year 37% 11% 7% 41% 4% 457
Seldom/never 31% 8% 4% 55% 2% 3,303
Don't know 38% 4% 2% 19% 37% 103

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 86% 6% 3% 4% 2% 1,376
Once or twice a month 68% 17% 6% 7% 1% 419
Several times a year 55% 19% 14% 9% 3% 457
Seldom/never 46% 14% 10% 27% 3% 3,303
Don't know 51% 9% 3% 4% 32% 103

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. 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% 11% 7% 19% 4% 1,376
Once or twice a month 52% 18% 11% 18% 2% 419
Several times a year 40% 17% 18% 24% 2% 457
Seldom/never 42% 12% 12% 32% 2% 3,303
Don't know 36% 13% 5% 18% 28% 103

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. 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 62% 6% 24% 3% 5% 1,376
Once or twice a month 46% 10% 36% 6% 3% 419
Several times a year 33% 11% 43% 8% 5% 457
Seldom/never 17% 11% 57% 11% 4% 3,303
Don't know 34% 6% 31% 5% 24% 103

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. 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% 54% 2% 3% 1,376
Once or twice a month 32% 64% 2% 1% 419
Several times a year 31% 65% 2% 2% 457
Seldom/never 24% 72% 2% 2% 3,303
Don't know 35% 52% 5% 7% 103

Frequency of reading scripture among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. 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 81% 6% 3% 8% 2% 1,376
Once or twice a month 54% 24% 6% 15% < 1% 419
Several times a year 33% 16% 27% 23% 1% 457
Seldom/never 13% 8% 7% 72% 1% 3,303
Don't know 44% 3% 6% 11% 36% 103

Interpreting scripture among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. 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% 6% 7% 6% 1,376
Once or twice a month 45% 21% 3% 19% 11% 419
Several times a year 33% 30% 6% 19% 11% 457
Seldom/never 18% 21% 3% 46% 13% 3,303
Don't know 32% 15% 10% 9% 34% 103

Belief in Heaven among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. 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 81% 11% 8% 1,376
Once or twice a month 82% 9% 9% 419
Several times a year 78% 13% 9% 457
Seldom/never 60% 28% 11% 3,303
Don't know 69% 7% 25% 103

Belief in Hell among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. 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 64% 27% 9% 1,376
Once or twice a month 67% 23% 10% 419
Several times a year 59% 28% 12% 457
Seldom/never 45% 43% 12% 3,303
Don't know 60% 14% 27% 103

SocialandPoliticalViews

Political ideology among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,376. 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 35% 25% 14% 26% 1,376
Once or twice a month 30% 27% 22% 21% 419
Several times a year 29% 37% 13% 21% 457
Seldom/never 20% 37% 23% 20% 3,303
Don't know 21% 21% 17% 41% 103

Views about size of government among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. 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% 47% 5% 7% 1,376
Once or twice a month 42% 48% 4% 6% 419
Several times a year 41% 47% 5% 7% 457
Seldom/never 50% 38% 5% 7% 3,303
Don't know 35% 37% 7% 20% 103

Views about government aid to the poor among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. 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% 49% 8% 4% 1,376
Once or twice a month 42% 51% 6% 2% 419
Several times a year 38% 51% 6% 5% 457
Seldom/never 43% 47% 6% 4% 3,303
Don't know 41% 36% 8% 16% 103

Views about abortion among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 26% 65% 9% 1,376
Once or twice a month 38% 56% 6% 419
Several times a year 45% 48% 7% 457
Seldom/never 59% 34% 7% 3,303
Don't know 30% 39% 31% 103

Views about homosexuality among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. 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 33% 53% 8% 7% 1,376
Once or twice a month 51% 36% 7% 6% 419
Several times a year 53% 28% 9% 10% 457
Seldom/never 72% 17% 5% 5% 3,303
Don't know 33% 39% 7% 21% 103

Views about same-sex marriage among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. 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% 63% 14% 1,376
Once or twice a month 43% 41% 16% 419
Several times a year 46% 36% 18% 457
Seldom/never 64% 23% 13% 3,303
Don't know 30% 36% 34% 103

Views about environmental regulation among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. 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 36% 52% 5% 8% 1,376
Once or twice a month 38% 50% 4% 7% 419
Several times a year 31% 61% 3% 5% 457
Seldom/never 35% 55% 4% 6% 3,303
Don't know 41% 29% 7% 23% 103

Views about human evolution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by attendance at prayer groups

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,376. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 11% 21% 2% 56% 9% 1,376
Once or twice a month 20% 31% 5% 36% 8% 419
Several times a year 21% 25% 6% 38% 9% 457
Seldom/never 41% 22% 7% 23% 6% 3,303
Don't know 12% 20% 11% 40% 17% 103