Frequency of prayer among adults ages 65 and older

% of adults ages 65 and older who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,327. 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 65% 13% 4% 17% 2% 9,327
2007 68% 12% 4% 14% 2% 8,146

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

Frequency of prayer among adults ages 65 and older by religious group

% of adults ages 65 and older who pray…

Religious tradition At least daily Weekly Monthly 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 72% 14% 4% 9% 2% 2,131
Evangelical Protestant 81% 11% 2% 4% 1% 2,399
Historically Black Protestant 85% 8% 3% 2% 1% 401
Jewish 25% 12% 8% 52% 3% 320
Mainline Protestant 58% 20% 6% 14% 2% 2,272
Mormon 87% 8% 1% 4% < 1% 146
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 20% 7% 5% 67% 1% 1,225

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

DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of prayer Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,801. 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 < 1% < 1% < 1% 26% 67% 7% 5,801
Weekly < 1% < 1% < 1% 32% 63% 5% 1,218
Monthly < 1% < 1% < 1% 37% 59% 4% 374
Seldom/never < 1% < 1% < 1% 33% 61% 7% 1,769
Don't know < 1% < 1% < 1% 25% 64% 11% 165

Gender composition among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,801. 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 36% 64% 5,801
Weekly 52% 48% 1,218
Monthly 60% 40% 374
Seldom/never 67% 33% 1,769
Don't know 38% 62% 165

Racial and ethnic composition among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older who identify as…

Frequency of prayer White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,733. 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 78% 10% 1% 8% 2% 5,733
Weekly 87% 6% 1% 5% 2% 1,203
Monthly 80% 6% 4% 8% 2% 372
Seldom/never 91% 2% 1% 4% 2% 1,748
Don't know 79% 5% 2% 5% 9% 157

Immigrant status among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher 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 daily 9% 9% 81% 5,738
Weekly 6% 9% 85% 1,211
Monthly 9% 10% 81% 369
Seldom/never 8% 17% 75% 1,752
Don't know 10% 10% 81% 159

Income distribution among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 4,696. 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% 24% 21% 10% 4,696
Weekly 36% 24% 26% 14% 1,019
Monthly 38% 21% 27% 15% 326
Seldom/never 29% 19% 29% 23% 1,507

Educational distribution among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older who have completed…

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,778. 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% 26% 12% 9% 5,778
Weekly 49% 26% 14% 12% 1,218
Monthly 51% 23% 13% 12% 374
Seldom/never 37% 23% 20% 20% 1,767
Don't know 42% 28% 17% 13% 161

Marital status among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,780. 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% 2% 12% 30% 4% 5,780
Weekly 58% 3% 13% 22% 3% 1,215
Monthly 61% 5% 13% 19% 2% 374
Seldom/never 59% 4% 14% 18% 5% 1,764
Don't know 47% 1% 20% 28% 5% 162

Parent of children under 18 among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,795. 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 3% 97% 5,795
Weekly 2% 98% 1,217
Monthly 2% 98% 374
Seldom/never 3% 97% 1,766
Don't know 2% 98% 164

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 5,801. 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% 10% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 5,801
Weekly 65% 30% 3% 1% 1% < 1% 1,218
Monthly 49% 36% 7% 1% 5% 3% 374
Seldom/never 19% 25% 13% 2% 33% 8% 1,769
Don't know 54% 21% 3% 15% 2% 5% 165

Importance of religion in one's life among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 5,801. 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% 5,801
Weekly 51% 41% 6% 2% 1% 1,218
Monthly 24% 52% 18% 5% 1% 374
Seldom/never 9% 25% 27% 38% 1% 1,769
Don't know 57% 27% 4% 1% 11% 165

Attendance at religious services among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 5,801. 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 64% 21% 14% 1% 5,801
Weekly 38% 40% 22% 1% 1,218
Monthly 12% 52% 36% < 1% 374
Seldom/never 6% 23% 70% < 1% 1,769
Don't know 35% 26% 30% 9% 165

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 5,801. 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% 9% 9% 38% 1% 5,801
Weekly 16% 9% 10% 65% < 1% 1,218
Monthly 4% 4% 9% 82% < 1% 374
Seldom/never 1% 1% 3% 95% < 1% 1,769
Don't know 15% 4% 4% 56% 20% 165

Frequency of meditation among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 5,801. 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 68% 6% 3% 21% 3% 5,801
Weekly 38% 15% 6% 38% 2% 1,218
Monthly 24% 16% 10% 48% 2% 374
Seldom/never 17% 7% 6% 69% 1% 1,769
Don't know 38% 9% 1% 25% 27% 165

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 5,801. 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 80% 8% 4% 5% 2% 5,801
Weekly 55% 19% 13% 12% 2% 1,218
Monthly 32% 20% 19% 28% 2% 374
Seldom/never 25% 11% 12% 50% 3% 1,769
Don't know 51% 11% 7% 13% 18% 165

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 5,801. 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% 12% 10% 23% 3% 5,801
Weekly 35% 14% 16% 34% 2% 1,218
Monthly 32% 15% 24% 28% 1% 374
Seldom/never 33% 12% 17% 37% 2% 1,769
Don't know 49% 8% 4% 21% 18% 165

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 5,801. 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% 5% 34% 4% 3% 5,801
Weekly 26% 9% 56% 7% 3% 1,218
Monthly 14% 9% 66% 10% 2% 374
Seldom/never 5% 14% 62% 17% 3% 1,769
Don't know 23% 6% 50% 5% 16% 165

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 5,801. 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% 54% 2% 2% 5,801
Weekly 32% 65% 1% 1% 1,218
Monthly 27% 70% 2% 1% 374
Seldom/never 23% 74% 1% 1% 1,769
Don't know 30% 58% 5% 7% 165

Frequency of reading scripture among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 5,801. 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 60% 9% 6% 23% 2% 5,801
Weekly 20% 14% 14% 51% 1% 1,218
Monthly 7% 8% 15% 69% 1% 374
Seldom/never 2% 3% 4% 91% < 1% 1,769
Don't know 23% 9% 6% 45% 17% 165

Interpreting scripture among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 5,801. 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% 27% 5% 11% 7% 5,801
Weekly 24% 37% 3% 25% 10% 1,218
Monthly 18% 32% 2% 36% 12% 374
Seldom/never 6% 12% < 1% 74% 9% 1,769
Don't know 17% 19% 13% 22% 29% 165

Belief in Heaven among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older who …in heaven

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,801. 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% 7% 7% 5,801
Weekly 79% 12% 9% 1,218
Monthly 64% 24% 11% 374
Seldom/never 28% 62% 10% 1,769
Don't know 52% 19% 30% 165

Belief in Hell among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older who …in hell

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,801. 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 68% 21% 10% 5,801
Weekly 53% 35% 11% 1,218
Monthly 45% 44% 11% 374
Seldom/never 17% 75% 8% 1,769
Don't know 38% 31% 31% 165

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older who identify as…

Frequency of prayer Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,801. 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% 14% 41% 5,801
Weekly 48% 9% 43% 1,218
Monthly 38% 10% 51% 374
Seldom/never 29% 14% 56% 1,769
Don't know 34% 32% 34% 165

Political ideology among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,801. 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% 28% 14% 6% 5,801
Weekly 42% 34% 21% 3% 1,218
Monthly 35% 43% 19% 3% 374
Seldom/never 27% 32% 37% 4% 1,769
Don't know 33% 28% 11% 28% 165

Views about size of government among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older who would rather have…

Frequency of prayer Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,801. 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 58% 32% 4% 6% 5,801
Weekly 62% 31% 3% 4% 1,218
Monthly 54% 38% 3% 5% 374
Seldom/never 54% 37% 4% 5% 1,769
Don't know 55% 20% 5% 20% 165

Views about government aid to the poor among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 5,801. 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 48% 44% 5% 4% 5,801
Weekly 52% 43% 3% 3% 1,218
Monthly 46% 47% 3% 4% 374
Seldom/never 37% 57% 3% 3% 1,769
Don't know 39% 42% 3% 16% 165

Views about abortion among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 5,801. 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% 55% 7% 5,801
Weekly 56% 39% 5% 1,218
Monthly 66% 31% 2% 374
Seldom/never 79% 16% 5% 1,769
Don't know 39% 25% 36% 165

Views about homosexuality among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older who say homosexuality…

Frequency of prayer Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,801. 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 40% 51% 4% 5% 5,801
Weekly 55% 37% 4% 4% 1,218
Monthly 59% 35% 2% 4% 374
Seldom/never 74% 19% 4% 3% 1,769
Don't know 41% 30% 9% 20% 165

Views about same-sex marriage among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,801. 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 29% 62% 10% 5,801
Weekly 43% 47% 10% 1,218
Monthly 46% 44% 9% 374
Seldom/never 66% 27% 8% 1,769
Don't know 36% 34% 30% 165

Views about environmental regulation among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 5,801. 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% 45% 3% 7% 5,801
Weekly 44% 49% 3% 4% 1,218
Monthly 43% 52% 2% 2% 374
Seldom/never 32% 62% 3% 3% 1,769
Don't know 28% 39% 6% 27% 165

Views about human evolution among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of prayer

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 5,801. 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 14% 24% 4% 48% 10% 5,801
Weekly 27% 30% 5% 29% 8% 1,218
Monthly 38% 20% 5% 32% 6% 374
Seldom/never 63% 12% 5% 17% 4% 1,769
Don't know 20% 16% 13% 26% 25% 165