Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 19,186. 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 26% 9% 8% 57% < 1% 19,186
2007 23% 8% 8% 60% 1% 16,980

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by religious group

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 102. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 10% 7% 13% 70% < 1% 102
Catholic 15% 8% 10% 66% < 1% 3,868
Evangelical Protestant 46% 14% 9% 31% < 1% 5,851
Historically Black Protestant 42% 14% 10% 34% < 1% 454
Jewish 18% 7% 13% 62% < 1% 336
Mainline Protestant 19% 9% 9% 62% 1% 3,687
Mormon 77% 6% 3% 14% < 1% 524
Orthodox Christian 23% 11% 10% 56% < 1% 120
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 4% 3% 3% 90% < 1% 3,541

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 4,992. 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% 33% 30% 24% 4,992
Once or twice a month 21% 38% 25% 16% 1,566
Several times a year 18% 35% 27% 21% 1,565
Seldom/never 21% 34% 28% 18% 10,585

Generational cohort among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 4,992. 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% 9% 28% 35% 17% 2% 4,992
Once or twice a month 13% 15% 31% 30% 10% 1% 1,566
Several times a year 12% 11% 30% 32% 13% 1% 1,565
Seldom/never 13% 14% 28% 33% 12% 1% 10,585

Gender composition among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,113. 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% 52% 5,113
Once or twice a month 49% 51% 1,603
Several times a year 54% 46% 1,602
Seldom/never 59% 41% 10,761
Don't know 51% 49% 107

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,036. 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 79% 8% 2% 8% 3% 5,036
Once or twice a month 75% 8% 3% 11% 3% 1,567
Several times a year 77% 7% 5% 8% 4% 1,581
Seldom/never 82% 4% 3% 8% 3% 10,599

Immigrant status among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,076. 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 8% 7% 85% 5,076
Once or twice a month 11% 9% 80% 1,585
Several times a year 12% 8% 81% 1,587
Seldom/never 8% 11% 81% 10,656

Income distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 4,410. 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% 23% 33% 18% 4,410
Once or twice a month 26% 19% 33% 21% 1,411
Several times a year 23% 19% 33% 25% 1,402
Seldom/never 25% 21% 30% 24% 9,481

Educational distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,088. 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% 35% 19% 10% 5,088
Once or twice a month 34% 38% 17% 10% 1,596
Several times a year 33% 34% 20% 12% 1,590
Seldom/never 37% 34% 18% 11% 10,717

Marital status among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,090. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 65% 2% 10% 8% 15% 5,090
Once or twice a month 58% 5% 12% 5% 20% 1,600
Several times a year 56% 6% 11% 8% 19% 1,600
Seldom/never 51% 8% 12% 6% 24% 10,716

Parent of children under 18 among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,089. 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% 5,089
Once or twice a month 35% 65% 1,598
Several times a year 30% 70% 1,595
Seldom/never 25% 75% 10,729
Don't know 9% 91% 101

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. 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% 5,113
Once or twice a month 84% 12% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,603
Several times a year 78% 15% 3% 1% 1% 2% 1,602
Seldom/never 50% 26% 7% 1% 13% 3% 10,761
Don't know 70% 6% 1% 5% 4% 13% 107

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. 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% 5,113
Once or twice a month 76% 21% 2% 1% 1% 1,603
Several times a year 67% 26% 4% 2% 1% 1,602
Seldom/never 31% 34% 18% 17% < 1% 10,761
Don't know 63% 9% 3% 3% 22% 107

Attendance at religious services among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. 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% 4% < 1% 5,113
Once or twice a month 53% 41% 5% < 1% 1,603
Several times a year 43% 52% 5% < 1% 1,602
Seldom/never 13% 39% 48% < 1% 10,761
Don't know 37% 21% 13% 29% 107

Frequency of prayer among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 91% 7% < 1% 1% < 1% 5,113
Once or twice a month 77% 16% 3% 2% 1% 1,603
Several times a year 69% 19% 6% 6% 1% 1,602
Seldom/never 36% 19% 9% 36% 1% 10,761
Don't know 51% 3% 2% 5% 39% 107

Frequency of meditation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. 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% 5% 2% 28% 2% 5,113
Once or twice a month 46% 11% 4% 38% 2% 1,603
Several times a year 40% 10% 7% 42% 2% 1,602
Seldom/never 28% 8% 5% 58% 1% 10,761
Don't know 39% 5% 3% 23% 30% 107

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 87% 7% 3% 3% 1% 5,113
Once or twice a month 72% 18% 6% 4% < 1% 1,603
Several times a year 65% 17% 13% 6% < 1% 1,602
Seldom/never 45% 18% 12% 24% 1% 10,761
Don't know 64% 11% 1% 5% 18% 107

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. 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% 16% 9% 19% 2% 5,113
Once or twice a month 48% 20% 11% 20% 1% 1,603
Several times a year 44% 17% 16% 22% 2% 1,602
Seldom/never 41% 16% 15% 28% 1% 10,761
Don't know 38% 18% 7% 11% 25% 107

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. 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 72% 4% 20% 2% 2% 5,113
Once or twice a month 50% 9% 34% 4% 3% 1,603
Several times a year 42% 9% 41% 6% 2% 1,602
Seldom/never 18% 12% 59% 9% 2% 10,761
Don't know 34% 4% 32% 7% 23% 107

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. 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% 37% 2% 1% 5,113
Once or twice a month 50% 48% 1% 1% 1,603
Several times a year 44% 55% 1% 1% 1,602
Seldom/never 32% 66% 1% 1% 10,761
Don't know 51% 35% 9% 6% 107

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. 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 84% 7% 2% 6% 1% 5,113
Once or twice a month 56% 21% 8% 14% 1% 1,603
Several times a year 39% 19% 22% 20% < 1% 1,602
Seldom/never 13% 8% 9% 69% < 1% 10,761
Don't know 32% 10% 12% 14% 32% 107

Interpreting scripture among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 57% 30% 4% 6% 4% 5,113
Once or twice a month 42% 37% 3% 12% 5% 1,603
Several times a year 32% 41% 3% 18% 7% 1,602
Seldom/never 14% 28% 2% 48% 8% 10,761
Don't know 30% 21% 7% 19% 23% 107

Belief in Heaven among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 85% 7% 7% 5,113
Once or twice a month 87% 8% 6% 1,603
Several times a year 85% 9% 6% 1,602
Seldom/never 64% 28% 8% 10,761
Don't know 59% 15% 26% 107

Belief in Hell among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. 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 79% 14% 7% 5,113
Once or twice a month 77% 17% 6% 1,603
Several times a year 71% 22% 7% 1,602
Seldom/never 48% 44% 9% 10,761
Don't know 49% 22% 29% 107

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. 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% 14% 20% 5,113
Once or twice a month 61% 14% 26% 1,603
Several times a year 60% 14% 26% 1,602
Seldom/never 51% 18% 31% 10,761
Don't know 41% 42% 17% 107

Political ideology among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,113. 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% 22% 7% 4% 5,113
Once or twice a month 53% 31% 12% 5% 1,603
Several times a year 52% 34% 11% 3% 1,602
Seldom/never 39% 39% 17% 5% 10,761
Don't know 44% 27% 4% 25% 107

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. 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% 28% 4% 2% 5,113
Once or twice a month 63% 33% 4% 1% 1,603
Several times a year 62% 32% 4% 1% 1,602
Seldom/never 61% 34% 3% 2% 10,761
Don't know 63% 25% 3% 9% 107

Views about abortion among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. 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% 75% 3% 5,113
Once or twice a month 37% 61% 2% 1,603
Several times a year 44% 53% 3% 1,602
Seldom/never 62% 34% 4% 10,761
Don't know 26% 57% 16% 107

Views about homosexuality among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. 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% 66% 5% 3% 5,113
Once or twice a month 46% 46% 5% 4% 1,603
Several times a year 50% 41% 5% 4% 1,602
Seldom/never 70% 23% 4% 3% 10,761
Don't know 31% 44% 6% 19% 107

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. 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% 75% 6% 5,113
Once or twice a month 37% 56% 7% 1,603
Several times a year 39% 54% 7% 1,602
Seldom/never 61% 32% 8% 10,761
Don't know 19% 53% 28% 107

Views about environmental regulation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. 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% 38% 3% 3% 5,113
Once or twice a month 50% 46% 2% 2% 1,603
Several times a year 50% 46% 2% 2% 1,602
Seldom/never 45% 50% 2% 2% 10,761
Don't know 57% 26% 7% 10% 107

Views about human evolution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 5,113. 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% 23% 2% 63% 5% 5,113
Once or twice a month 14% 29% 3% 50% 3% 1,603
Several times a year 19% 32% 4% 42% 4% 1,602
Seldom/never 42% 26% 4% 24% 3% 10,761
Don't know 21% 19% 12% 32% 16% 107