Frequency of prayer

% of adults who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 35,071. 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 55% 16% 6% 23% 1% 35,071
2007 58% 17% 6% 18% 2% 35,556

Learn More: At least daily, Weekly, Monthly, Seldom/never

Frequency of prayer by religious group

% of adults who pray…

Religious tradition At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 264. 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 43% 16% 10% 29% 1% 264
Catholic 59% 20% 7% 13% 1% 7,202
Evangelical Protestant 79% 14% 3% 4% 1% 8,593
Hindu 51% 15% 12% 22% 1% 199
Historically Black Protestant 80% 12% 3% 4% 1% 1,916
Jehovah's Witness 90% 7% 2% 1% 1% 245
Jewish 29% 16% 8% 45% 1% 847
Mainline Protestant 54% 23% 7% 15% 1% 6,083
Mormon 85% 7% 3% 5% < 1% 664
Muslim 69% 9% 7% 13% 1% 237
Orthodox Christian 57% 19% 8% 15% 2% 186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 20% 11% 7% 62% 1% 7,556

Learn More: At least daily, Weekly, Monthly, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

Age distribution by frequency of prayer

% of adults who are ages…

Frequency of prayer 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 18,894. 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 daily 16% 34% 29% 21% 18,894
Weekly 25% 34% 26% 15% 5,225
Monthly 27% 37% 24% 12% 1,903
Seldom/never 33% 34% 20% 13% 7,998
Don't know 9% 28% 28% 36% 325

Learn More: 18-29, 30-49, 50-64, 65+

Generational cohort by frequency of prayer

% of adults who are…

Frequency of prayer Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 18,894. 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 daily 10% 12% 28% 34% 14% 1% 18,894
Weekly 16% 15% 28% 31% 9% 1% 5,225
Monthly 18% 19% 28% 28% 7% < 1% 1,903
Seldom/never 22% 20% 26% 24% 8% 1% 7,998
Don't know 6% 6% 24% 37% 23% 4% 325

Learn More: Younger Millennial, Older Millennial, Generation X, Baby Boomer, Silent, Greatest

Gender composition by frequency of prayer

% of adults who are…

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 41% 59% 19,336
Weekly 49% 51% 5,299
Monthly 59% 41% 1,927
Seldom/never 64% 36% 8,123
Don't know 51% 49% 386

Learn More: Men, Women

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Racial and ethnic composition by frequency of prayer

% of adults who identify as…

Frequency of prayer White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 19,039. 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 daily 62% 15% 3% 15% 4% 19,039
Weekly 68% 10% 3% 16% 3% 5,231
Monthly 65% 9% 5% 17% 3% 1,911
Seldom/never 75% 4% 6% 12% 3% 8,021
Don't know 66% 13% 2% 14% 5% 347

Learn More: White, Black, Asian, Latino, Other/Mixed

Immigrant status by frequency of prayer

% of adults who are…

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 19,073. 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 daily 15% 9% 76% 19,073
Weekly 14% 10% 76% 5,241
Monthly 17% 11% 72% 1,895
Seldom/never 14% 13% 73% 8,024
Don't know 18% 8% 74% 360

Learn More: Immigrants, Second generation, Third generation or higher

Income distribution by frequency of prayer

% of adults who have a household income of…

Frequency of prayer Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 16,610. 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 daily 38% 21% 26% 15% 16,610
Weekly 34% 20% 27% 19% 4,686
Monthly 31% 19% 26% 24% 1,717
Seldom/never 27% 20% 28% 24% 7,270
Don't know 52% 16% 17% 15% 207

Learn More: Less than $30,000, $30,000-$49,999, $50,000-$99,999, $100,000 or more

Educational distribution by frequency of prayer

% of adults who have completed…

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 19,221. 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 daily 43% 32% 15% 9% 19,221
Weekly 42% 31% 16% 10% 5,276
Monthly 42% 31% 16% 11% 1,917
Seldom/never 36% 30% 21% 14% 8,092
Don't know 43% 29% 16% 12% 362

Learn More: High school or less, Some college, College, Post-graduate degree

Marital status by frequency of prayer

% of adults who are…

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 19,243. 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 daily 52% 6% 14% 8% 19% 19,243
Weekly 47% 8% 13% 5% 27% 5,281
Monthly 46% 11% 10% 4% 29% 1,923
Seldom/never 41% 10% 10% 3% 35% 8,086
Don't know 46% 2% 18% 11% 22% 358

Learn More: Married, Living with a partner, Divorced/separated, Widowed, Never married

Parent of children under 18 by frequency of prayer

% of adults who are…

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 19,263. 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 daily 31% 69% 19,263
Weekly 30% 70% 5,283
Monthly 29% 71% 1,920
Seldom/never 24% 76% 8,095
Don't know 15% 85% 372

Learn More: Parents, Non-parents

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say they…

Frequency of prayer 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 = 19,336. 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 daily 85% 12% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 19,336
Weekly 62% 31% 4% 1% 1% 1% 5,299
Monthly 40% 41% 11% 1% 5% 2% 1,927
Seldom/never 16% 24% 14% 1% 38% 7% 8,123
Don't know 62% 14% 2% 8% 2% 12% 386

Learn More: Believe in God; absolutely certain, Believe in God; fairly certain, Believe in God; not too/not at all certain, Do not believe in God

Importance of religion in one's life by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is…

Frequency of prayer Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 79% 16% 3% 2% 1% 19,336
Weekly 43% 45% 9% 3% 1% 5,299
Monthly 21% 53% 19% 6% 1% 1,927
Seldom/never 7% 23% 30% 40% 1% 8,123
Don't know 52% 25% 4% 5% 14% 386

Learn More: Very important, Somewhat important, Not too important, Not at all important

Attendance at religious services by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend religious services…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 54% 30% 15% < 1% 19,336
Weekly 27% 47% 25% < 1% 5,299
Monthly 8% 56% 35% < 1% 1,927
Seldom/never 4% 25% 71% < 1% 8,123
Don't know 28% 30% 25% 17% 386

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer group…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 39% 12% 10% 38% 1% 19,336
Weekly 13% 10% 10% 66% < 1% 5,299
Monthly 4% 6% 9% 81% < 1% 1,927
Seldom/never 2% 1% 3% 94% < 1% 8,123
Don't know 13% 8% 7% 46% 26% 386

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

Frequency of meditation by frequency of prayer

% of adults who meditate…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 55% 7% 3% 33% 2% 19,336
Weekly 31% 11% 6% 51% 1% 5,299
Monthly 19% 16% 8% 57% 1% 1,927
Seldom/never 17% 9% 5% 69% 1% 8,123
Don't know 34% 6% 3% 32% 24% 386

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of prayer

% of adults who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 76% 12% 6% 6% 1% 19,336
Weekly 49% 22% 14% 13% 1% 5,299
Monthly 34% 23% 19% 24% 1% 1,927
Seldom/never 30% 16% 13% 40% 2% 8,123
Don't know 49% 10% 7% 14% 20% 386

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe by frequency of prayer

% of adults who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 51% 15% 10% 22% 2% 19,336
Weekly 39% 18% 15% 26% 1% 5,299
Monthly 35% 18% 19% 27% 1% 1,927
Seldom/never 40% 16% 15% 28% 1% 8,123
Don't know 44% 10% 7% 23% 15% 386

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

Sources of guidance on right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of prayer Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 50% 7% 35% 5% 3% 19,336
Weekly 23% 13% 53% 9% 2% 5,299
Monthly 11% 15% 61% 11% 2% 1,927
Seldom/never 5% 17% 58% 19% 2% 8,123
Don't know 25% 7% 47% 6% 14% 386

Learn More: Religion, Philosophy/reason, Common sense, Science

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say…

Frequency of prayer 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 = 19,336. 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 daily 41% 56% 2% 1% 19,336
Weekly 29% 69% 1% 1% 5,299
Monthly 25% 73% 1% < 1% 1,927
Seldom/never 19% 79% 1% 1% 8,123
Don't know 33% 57% 4% 6% 386

Learn More: There are clear standards for what is right and wrong, Right or wrong depends on the situation

Frequency of reading scripture by frequency of prayer

% of adults who read scripture…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 57% 12% 7% 23% 1% 19,336
Weekly 19% 15% 14% 52% 1% 5,299
Monthly 5% 10% 14% 71% < 1% 1,927
Seldom/never 2% 3% 5% 89% < 1% 8,123
Don't know 21% 12% 10% 33% 24% 386

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

Interpreting scripture by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of prayer 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 = 19,336. 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 daily 45% 31% 4% 14% 7% 19,336
Weekly 24% 36% 2% 31% 7% 5,299
Monthly 15% 29% 1% 47% 9% 1,927
Seldom/never 6% 11% < 1% 76% 6% 8,123
Don't know 21% 12% 9% 23% 34% 386

Learn More: Word of God; should be taken literally, Word of God; not everything taken literally, Not the word of God

Belief in Heaven by frequency of prayer

% of adults who …in heaven

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 86% 8% 6% 19,336
Weekly 81% 13% 7% 5,299
Monthly 71% 21% 8% 1,927
Seldom/never 32% 59% 9% 8,123
Don't know 54% 14% 31% 386

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe

Belief in Hell by frequency of prayer

% of adults who …in hell

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 72% 21% 8% 19,336
Weekly 62% 30% 8% 5,299
Monthly 52% 40% 8% 1,927
Seldom/never 24% 68% 8% 8,123
Don't know 40% 25% 35% 386

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation by frequency of prayer

% of adults who identify as…

Frequency of prayer Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 42% 18% 40% 19,336
Weekly 38% 17% 45% 5,299
Monthly 34% 20% 46% 1,927
Seldom/never 26% 20% 55% 8,123
Don't know 25% 39% 36% 386

Learn More: Republican/lean Rep., No lean, Democrat/lean Dem.

Political ideology by frequency of prayer

% of adults who are…

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 45% 30% 18% 7% 19,336
Weekly 33% 37% 24% 5% 5,299
Monthly 25% 40% 29% 6% 1,927
Seldom/never 19% 36% 39% 7% 8,123
Don't know 29% 28% 15% 28% 386

Learn More: Conservative, Moderate, Liberal

Views about size of government by frequency of prayer

% of adults who would rather have…

Frequency of prayer Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 53% 40% 3% 4% 19,336
Weekly 52% 43% 3% 3% 5,299
Monthly 51% 43% 2% 3% 1,927
Seldom/never 48% 45% 3% 4% 8,123
Don't know 43% 30% 8% 19% 386

Learn More: Smaller government; fewer services, Bigger government; more services

Views about government aid to the poor by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of prayer Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 47% 47% 4% 2% 19,336
Weekly 46% 49% 3% 2% 5,299
Monthly 45% 50% 3% 2% 1,927
Seldom/never 37% 58% 4% 1% 8,123
Don't know 37% 44% 6% 13% 386

Learn More: Does more harm than good, Does more good than harm

Views about abortion by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say abortion should be…

Frequency of prayer Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 41% 54% 5% 19,336
Weekly 57% 39% 4% 5,299
Monthly 65% 32% 3% 1,927
Seldom/never 77% 19% 3% 8,123
Don't know 40% 32% 28% 386

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Views about homosexuality by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say homosexuality…

Frequency of prayer Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 49% 42% 5% 4% 19,336
Weekly 70% 24% 3% 3% 5,299
Monthly 75% 19% 3% 3% 1,927
Seldom/never 84% 11% 3% 2% 8,123
Don't know 45% 28% 8% 19% 386

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Views about same-sex marriage by frequency of prayer

% of adults who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 daily 39% 52% 8% 19,336
Weekly 60% 32% 8% 5,299
Monthly 67% 26% 7% 1,927
Seldom/never 80% 15% 5% 8,123
Don't know 36% 34% 30% 386

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Views about environmental regulation by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say…

Frequency of prayer 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 = 19,336. 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 daily 42% 52% 3% 4% 19,336
Weekly 39% 58% 2% 2% 5,299
Monthly 35% 61% 2% 2% 1,927
Seldom/never 28% 68% 2% 3% 8,123
Don't know 30% 49% 6% 15% 386

Learn More: Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy, Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost

Views about human evolution by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say humans…

Frequency of prayer 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 = 19,336. 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 daily 16% 28% 3% 47% 5% 19,336
Weekly 32% 32% 4% 28% 4% 5,299
Monthly 44% 26% 5% 23% 3% 1,927
Seldom/never 71% 12% 4% 11% 2% 8,123
Don't know 22% 15% 15% 31% 17% 386

Learn More: Evolved; due to natural processes, Evolved; due to God's design, Always existed in present form