Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 13,702. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 42% 11% 9% 38% 1% 13,702

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by religious group

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 23% 11% 11% 54% 1% 2,547
Evangelical Protestant 54% 13% 8% 25% 1% 5,738
Historically Black Protestant 56% 14% 9% 21% 1% 994
Jehovah's Witness 86% 1% 5% 6% 2% 188
Jewish 44% 9% 10% 36% 1% 119
Mainline Protestant 27% 11% 10% 51% < 1% 2,103
Mormon 79% 5% 2% 14% 1% 468
Muslim 47% 11% 18% 24% < 1% 117
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 14% 7% 6% 72% < 1% 1,117

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,619. 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% 32% 30% 24% 5,619
Once or twice a month 19% 36% 26% 19% 1,401
Several times a year 16% 33% 29% 22% 1,208
Seldom/never 13% 30% 31% 25% 5,081

Generational cohort among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,619. 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% 27% 36% 17% 2% 5,619
Once or twice a month 11% 14% 30% 32% 12% 1% 1,401
Several times a year 10% 11% 28% 34% 15% 1% 1,208
Seldom/never 7% 10% 26% 38% 16% 2% 5,081

Gender composition among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,769. 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% 5,769
Once or twice a month 49% 51% 1,433
Several times a year 56% 44% 1,233
Seldom/never 60% 40% 5,167
Don't know 31% 69% 100

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,695. 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% 18% 2% 14% 4% 5,695
Once or twice a month 60% 18% 4% 15% 3% 1,406
Several times a year 65% 13% 5% 13% 4% 1,219
Seldom/never 71% 10% 2% 13% 4% 5,093

Immigrant status among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,699. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 16% 6% 78% 5,699
Once or twice a month 17% 6% 77% 1,409
Several times a year 18% 7% 76% 1,222
Seldom/never 12% 9% 79% 5,085

Income distribution among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 4,922. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 38% 22% 27% 13% 4,922
Once or twice a month 39% 19% 27% 16% 1,249
Several times a year 31% 22% 29% 19% 1,075
Seldom/never 37% 22% 25% 16% 4,457

Educational distribution among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,732. 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% 32% 16% 8% 5,732
Once or twice a month 47% 33% 13% 7% 1,424
Several times a year 45% 31% 15% 9% 1,223
Seldom/never 53% 29% 11% 6% 5,137

Marital status among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,745. 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% 2% 13% 9% 16% 5,745
Once or twice a month 54% 4% 14% 6% 22% 1,429
Several times a year 57% 4% 12% 9% 19% 1,231
Seldom/never 51% 6% 15% 9% 19% 5,142

Parent of children under 18 among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,738. 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 31% 69% 5,738
Once or twice a month 36% 64% 1,428
Several times a year 31% 69% 1,231
Seldom/never 25% 75% 5,153

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 94% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5,769
Once or twice a month 86% 10% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 1,433
Several times a year 84% 13% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1,233
Seldom/never 68% 20% 5% 1% 4% 2% 5,167
Don't know 84% 7% < 1% 6% < 1% 2% 100

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. 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 95% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 5,769
Once or twice a month 84% 14% 1% 1% 1% 1,433
Several times a year 77% 19% 2% 1% 1% 1,233
Seldom/never 53% 30% 10% 7% < 1% 5,167
Don't know 81% 9% 1% 2% 8% 100

Attendance at religious services among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. 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% 3% < 1% 5,769
Once or twice a month 60% 36% 4% < 1% 1,433
Several times a year 44% 50% 5% < 1% 1,233
Seldom/never 22% 40% 37% 1% 5,167
Don't know 57% 19% 9% 15% 100

Frequency of prayer among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 92% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 5,769
Once or twice a month 80% 15% 2% 2% 1% 1,433
Several times a year 73% 18% 5% 4% 1% 1,233
Seldom/never 52% 19% 8% 21% 1% 5,167
Don't know 72% 1% 2% 1% 23% 100

Frequency of meditation among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. 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% 5% 2% 23% 2% 5,769
Once or twice a month 48% 12% 4% 34% 1% 1,433
Several times a year 43% 9% 8% 39% 2% 1,233
Seldom/never 31% 7% 5% 56% 2% 5,167
Don't know 51% < 1% 2% 19% 28% 100

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. 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% 3% 3% 1% 5,769
Once or twice a month 72% 18% 5% 5% < 1% 1,433
Several times a year 65% 15% 12% 7% 1% 1,233
Seldom/never 50% 15% 11% 22% 1% 5,167
Don't know 76% 8% < 1% 6% 9% 100

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. 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% 15% 9% 20% 2% 5,769
Once or twice a month 44% 22% 11% 21% 2% 1,433
Several times a year 40% 16% 17% 26% 1% 1,233
Seldom/never 37% 14% 14% 34% 2% 5,167
Don't know 41% 16% 5% 22% 17% 100

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. 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 75% 3% 18% 3% 2% 5,769
Once or twice a month 60% 5% 29% 4% 3% 1,433
Several times a year 50% 6% 36% 6% 2% 1,233
Seldom/never 34% 7% 51% 7% 2% 5,167
Don't know 57% 5% 23% 2% 14% 100

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. 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% 5,769
Once or twice a month 47% 50% 2% 1% 1,433
Several times a year 48% 51% 1% 1% 1,233
Seldom/never 38% 59% 1% 1% 5,167
Don't know 46% 42% 5% 7% 100

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. 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% 5,769
Once or twice a month 62% 22% 7% 9% 1% 1,433
Several times a year 44% 18% 22% 16% 1% 1,233
Seldom/never 23% 10% 10% 56% 1% 5,167
Don't know 56% 6% 9% 6% 23% 100

Interpreting scripture among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 66% 24% 4% 2% 3% 5,769
Once or twice a month 59% 28% 3% 5% 5% 1,433
Several times a year 49% 33% 3% 9% 5% 1,233
Seldom/never 34% 31% 3% 24% 7% 5,167
Don't know 49% 25% 6% 9% 11% 100

Belief in Heaven among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. 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% 5,769
Once or twice a month 90% 5% 5% 1,433
Several times a year 89% 7% 4% 1,233
Seldom/never 80% 14% 7% 5,167
Don't know 79% 5% 15% 100

Belief in Hell among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. 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% 5,769
Once or twice a month 84% 10% 5% 1,433
Several times a year 80% 14% 6% 1,233
Seldom/never 66% 25% 9% 5,167
Don't know 65% 18% 17% 100

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. 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 53% 18% 29% 5,769
Once or twice a month 53% 14% 33% 1,433
Several times a year 56% 14% 30% 1,233
Seldom/never 53% 16% 31% 5,167
Don't know 29% 39% 32% 100

Political ideology among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,769. 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% 21% 10% 6% 5,769
Once or twice a month 57% 25% 13% 5% 1,433
Several times a year 58% 28% 10% 4% 1,233
Seldom/never 51% 29% 13% 7% 5,167
Don't know 49% 24% 8% 19% 100

Views about size of government among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. 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% 33% 2% 3% 5,769
Once or twice a month 59% 37% 2% 2% 1,433
Several times a year 64% 33% 1% 2% 1,233
Seldom/never 63% 32% 2% 3% 5,167
Don't know 48% 38% 6% 8% 100

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. 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% 38% 4% 2% 5,769
Once or twice a month 55% 39% 4% 2% 1,433
Several times a year 56% 39% 4% 2% 1,233
Seldom/never 60% 35% 3% 2% 5,167
Don't know 47% 42% 7% 4% 100

Views about abortion among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. 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 19% 77% 3% 5,769
Once or twice a month 28% 69% 2% 1,433
Several times a year 33% 65% 2% 1,233
Seldom/never 41% 55% 5% 5,167
Don't know 24% 67% 9% 100

Views about homosexuality among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. 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% 79% 4% 2% 5,769
Once or twice a month 25% 68% 4% 3% 1,433
Several times a year 27% 66% 5% 3% 1,233
Seldom/never 31% 61% 4% 4% 5,167
Don't know 13% 72% 9% 6% 100

Views about environmental regulation among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 50% 43% 3% 4% 5,769
Once or twice a month 51% 44% 2% 3% 1,433
Several times a year 53% 43% 1% 3% 1,233
Seldom/never 52% 42% 2% 4% 5,167
Don't know 54% 24% 7% 16% 100

Views about human evolution among adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 = 5,769. 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 7% 19% 2% 67% 6% 5,769
Once or twice a month 12% 24% 2% 57% 4% 1,433
Several times a year 14% 26% 3% 52% 5% 1,233
Seldom/never 23% 27% 4% 40% 5% 5,167
Don't know 4% 19% 4% 56% 17% 100