Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 11,754. 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 48% 13% 9% 29% 1% 11,754
2007 47% 13% 9% 31% 1% 10,833

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 adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 28% 12% 13% 46% 1% 2,203
Evangelical Protestant 57% 13% 8% 22% 1% 5,299
Historically Black Protestant 55% 14% 8% 22% 1% 929
Jehovah's Witness 87% 2% 3% 6% 2% 194
Jewish 50% 14% 13% 22% 1% 126
Mainline Protestant 36% 15% 11% 37% < 1% 1,825
Mormon 85% 6% 2% 7% < 1% 428
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 27% 10% 6% 56% < 1% 441

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 their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 14% 34% 31% 22% 5,591
Once or twice a month 21% 36% 27% 16% 1,366
Several times a year 19% 32% 28% 21% 1,078
Seldom/never 15% 31% 31% 22% 3,373

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 9% 10% 28% 36% 15% 1% 5,591
Once or twice a month 12% 14% 31% 32% 10% 1% 1,366
Several times a year 12% 13% 26% 34% 14% 1% 1,078
Seldom/never 9% 12% 26% 37% 14% 2% 3,373

Gender composition among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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% 5,751
Once or twice a month 41% 59% 1,394
Several times a year 43% 57% 1,100
Seldom/never 44% 56% 3,425

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,672. 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 63% 17% 2% 15% 4% 5,672
Once or twice a month 59% 17% 3% 17% 3% 1,377
Several times a year 69% 12% 3% 12% 4% 1,087
Seldom/never 67% 11% 2% 16% 4% 3,382

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,686. 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% 7% 78% 5,686
Once or twice a month 16% 8% 76% 1,382
Several times a year 13% 7% 80% 1,088
Seldom/never 13% 9% 77% 3,365

Income distribution among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 4,906. 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% 21% 29% 14% 4,906
Once or twice a month 37% 20% 28% 16% 1,231
Several times a year 30% 21% 30% 19% 949
Seldom/never 39% 22% 23% 15% 2,949

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,712. 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% 32% 17% 9% 5,712
Once or twice a month 42% 34% 15% 10% 1,389
Several times a year 39% 34% 16% 10% 1,091
Seldom/never 49% 31% 13% 8% 3,412

Marital status among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,715. 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% 3% 12% 8% 17% 5,715
Once or twice a month 55% 4% 14% 6% 21% 1,391
Several times a year 55% 4% 12% 7% 22% 1,099
Seldom/never 50% 6% 15% 9% 21% 3,410

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,721. 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% 5,721
Once or twice a month 36% 64% 1,390
Several times a year 31% 69% 1,093
Seldom/never 27% 73% 3,413

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 93% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5,751
Once or twice a month 88% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,394
Several times a year 90% 9% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,100
Seldom/never 83% 13% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 3,425

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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 96% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5,751
Once or twice a month 90% 9% 1% < 1% 1% 1,394
Several times a year 88% 10% 1% < 1% 1% 1,100
Seldom/never 73% 22% 3% 1% < 1% 3,425

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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 90% 7% 3% < 1% 5,751
Once or twice a month 64% 32% 4% < 1% 1,394
Several times a year 51% 45% 4% < 1% 1,100
Seldom/never 32% 42% 25% 1% 3,425

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 93% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 5,751
Once or twice a month 82% 14% 2% 2% 1% 1,394
Several times a year 81% 13% 3% 2% 1% 1,100
Seldom/never 68% 18% 5% 8% 1% 3,425

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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% 24% 2% 5,751
Once or twice a month 50% 13% 3% 32% 2% 1,394
Several times a year 45% 8% 7% 36% 3% 1,100
Seldom/never 37% 7% 4% 50% 2% 3,425

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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% 6% 2% 2% 1% 5,751
Once or twice a month 78% 15% 4% 3% < 1% 1,394
Several times a year 71% 13% 10% 5% 1% 1,100
Seldom/never 63% 15% 9% 12% 1% 3,425

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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% 5,751
Once or twice a month 47% 22% 10% 19% 2% 1,394
Several times a year 45% 17% 15% 21% 2% 1,100
Seldom/never 40% 13% 13% 31% 2% 3,425

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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% 41% 1% 1% 5,751
Once or twice a month 50% 48% 1% 1% 1,394
Several times a year 49% 49% 2% 1% 1,100
Seldom/never 41% 56% 2% 1% 3,425

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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% 6% 2% 4% 1% 5,751
Once or twice a month 66% 20% 5% 8% 1% 1,394
Several times a year 51% 17% 19% 12% 1% 1,100
Seldom/never 34% 13% 10% 43% 1% 3,425

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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% 25% 5% 3% 3% 5,751
Once or twice a month 56% 32% 3% 4% 4% 1,394
Several times a year 48% 37% 3% 6% 6% 1,100
Seldom/never 42% 36% 4% 12% 6% 3,425

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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% 7% 5,751
Once or twice a month 90% 5% 5% 1,394
Several times a year 90% 5% 5% 1,100
Seldom/never 89% 6% 5% 3,425

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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 80% 13% 7% 5,751
Once or twice a month 83% 12% 5% 1,394
Several times a year 80% 13% 7% 1,100
Seldom/never 74% 18% 7% 3,425

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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% 18% 30% 5,751
Once or twice a month 49% 16% 35% 1,394
Several times a year 53% 15% 32% 1,100
Seldom/never 44% 18% 38% 3,425

Political ideology among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,751. 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% 23% 10% 7% 5,751
Once or twice a month 53% 27% 14% 6% 1,394
Several times a year 53% 29% 13% 5% 1,100
Seldom/never 45% 29% 18% 8% 3,425

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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% 35% 3% 3% 5,751
Once or twice a month 55% 40% 2% 3% 1,394
Several times a year 57% 38% 2% 3% 1,100
Seldom/never 54% 39% 3% 4% 3,425

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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% 42% 4% 2% 5,751
Once or twice a month 52% 44% 3% 1% 1,394
Several times a year 53% 42% 3% 1% 1,100
Seldom/never 49% 45% 4% 2% 3,425

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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 22% 74% 4% 5,751
Once or twice a month 30% 66% 3% 1,394
Several times a year 35% 62% 4% 1,100
Seldom/never 39% 57% 4% 3,425

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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% 66% 5% 4% 5,751
Once or twice a month 41% 52% 4% 3% 1,394
Several times a year 44% 47% 5% 4% 1,100
Seldom/never 52% 38% 5% 5% 3,425

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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% 76% 7% 5,751
Once or twice a month 31% 62% 7% 1,394
Several times a year 35% 58% 8% 1,100
Seldom/never 40% 51% 8% 3,425

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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% 3% 4% 5,751
Once or twice a month 44% 51% 2% 3% 1,394
Several times a year 45% 51% 1% 3% 1,100
Seldom/never 45% 48% 3% 4% 3,425

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,751. 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 6% 21% 2% 65% 5% 5,751
Once or twice a month 10% 29% 2% 55% 4% 1,394
Several times a year 11% 31% 3% 50% 5% 1,100
Seldom/never 14% 33% 3% 44% 5% 3,425