#### Frequency of prayer among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who pray…

Survey year | At least daily | Weekly | Monthly | Seldom/never | Don't know | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 8,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. | ||||||

2014 | 89% | 9% | 1% | 1% | < 1% | 8,591 |

2007 | 89% | 8% | 1% | 1% | 1% | 8,407 |

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

#### Frequency of prayer among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who pray…

Religious tradition | At least daily | Weekly | Monthly | Seldom/never | Don't know | Sample Size |
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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 | 83% | 14% | 2% | 1% | 1% | 1,157 |

Evangelical Protestant | 93% | 6% | < 1% | < 1% | < 1% | 3,921 |

Historically Black Protestant | 90% | 7% | 1% | 1% | 1% | 875 |

Jehovah's Witness | 92% | 6% | 1% | 1% | 1% | 204 |

Jewish | 74% | 18% | 2% | 6% | < 1% | 121 |

Mainline Protestant | 85% | 12% | 1% | 1% | 1% | 1,221 |

Mormon | 96% | 4% | < 1% | < 1% | < 1% | 472 |

Unaffiliated (religious "nones") | 76% | 12% | 2% | 10% | < 1% | 305 |

**Learn More:** At least daily, Weekly

### Demographic*✭*Information

#### Age distribution among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are ages…

Frequency of prayer | 18-29 | 30-49 | 50-64 | 65+ | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 7,491. 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% | 34% | 30% | 22% | 7,491 |

Weekly | 25% | 30% | 27% | 17% | 667 |

Seldom/never | 31% | 42% | 19% | 8% | 103 |

#### Generational cohort among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Frequency of prayer | Younger Millennial | Older Millennial | Generation X | Baby Boomer | Silent | Greatest | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 7,491. 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% | 10% | 28% | 35% | 15% | 1% | 7,491 |

Weekly | 17% | 14% | 25% | 31% | 12% | 1% | 667 |

Seldom/never | 20% | 15% | 38% | 20% | 7% | < 1% | 103 |

#### Gender composition among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Frequency of prayer | Men | Women | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 7,696. 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 | 41% | 59% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 53% | 47% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 63% | 37% | 104 |

#### Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who identify as…

Frequency of prayer | White | Black | Asian | Latino | Other/Mixed | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 7,579. 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% | 19% | 2% | 15% | 4% | 7,579 |

Weekly | 49% | 17% | 4% | 26% | 2% | 659 |

Seldom/never | 55% | 16% | 5% | 23% | 1% | 101 |

#### Immigrant status among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Frequency of prayer | Immigrants | Second generation | Third generation or higher | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 7,596. 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% | 7% | 77% | 7,596 |

Weekly | 24% | 10% | 66% | 664 |

Seldom/never | 21% | 14% | 65% | 103 |

#### Income distribution among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week 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 |
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Sample size = 6,549. 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% | 27% | 14% | 6,549 |

Weekly | 47% | 19% | 22% | 12% | 587 |

#### Educational distribution among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who have completed…

Frequency of prayer | High school or less | Some college | College | Post-graduate degree | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 7,646. 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% | 16% | 9% | 7,646 |

Weekly | 57% | 25% | 10% | 8% | 670 |

Seldom/never | 58% | 16% | 15% | 12% | 104 |

#### Marital status among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Frequency of prayer | Married | Living with a partner | Divorced/separated | Widowed | Never married | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 7,654. 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% | 4% | 13% | 8% | 17% | 7,654 |

Weekly | 46% | 5% | 12% | 7% | 30% | 668 |

Seldom/never | 35% | 9% | 10% | 4% | 42% | 103 |

#### Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Frequency of prayer | Parents | Non-parents | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 7,657. 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 | 32% | 68% | 7,657 |

Weekly | 30% | 70% | 670 |

Seldom/never | 26% | 74% | 103 |

### Beliefs*✭*and*✭*Practices

#### Belief in God among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week 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 |
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Sample size = 7,696. 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 | 92% | 7% | 1% | 1% | < 1% | < 1% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 74% | 22% | 3% | 1% | < 1% | < 1% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 40% | 23% | 6% | 7% | 19% | 5% | 104 |

#### Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say religion is…

Frequency of prayer | Very important | Somewhat important | Not too important | Not at all important | Don't know | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 7,696. 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 | 94% | 5% | < 1% | 1% | 1% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 73% | 24% | 1% | 1% | < 1% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 49% | 30% | 11% | 10% | < 1% | 104 |

#### Attendance at religious services among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week 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 |
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At least daily | 86% | 10% | 4% | < 1% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 75% | 18% | 6% | 1% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 58% | 17% | 25% | < 1% | 104 |

#### Frequency of meditation among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week 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 |
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At least daily | 67% | 6% | 2% | 23% | 2% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 46% | 10% | 3% | 39% | 2% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 35% | 6% | 3% | 56% | < 1% | 104 |

#### Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week 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 |
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At least daily | 88% | 7% | 2% | 2% | 1% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 66% | 15% | 9% | 9% | 1% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 54% | 9% | 4% | 27% | 6% | 104 |

#### Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week 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 |
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At least daily | 56% | 15% | 8% | 19% | 2% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 44% | 16% | 12% | 25% | 2% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 53% | 14% | 12% | 20% | < 1% | 104 |

#### Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say they look toâ€¦most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of prayer | Religion | Philosophy/reason | Common sense | Science | Don't know | Sample Size |
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At least daily | 69% | 4% | 21% | 3% | 2% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 41% | 9% | 39% | 8% | 3% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 27% | 19% | 41% | 10% | 4% | 104 |

#### Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week 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 |
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At least daily | 50% | 47% | 2% | 2% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 33% | 65% | 1% | 1% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 23% | 73% | 3% | 1% | 104 |

#### Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week 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 |
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At least daily | 85% | 6% | 2% | 5% | 1% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 57% | 16% | 6% | 19% | 1% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 49% | 8% | 6% | 37% | < 1% | 104 |

#### Interpreting scripture among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week 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 |
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At least daily | 60% | 27% | 5% | 5% | 4% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 48% | 31% | 2% | 14% | 5% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 31% | 14% | 5% | 44% | 5% | 104 |

#### Belief in Heaven among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who â€¦in heaven

Frequency of prayer | Believe | Don't believe | Other/don't know | Sample Size |
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At least daily | 87% | 7% | 7% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 86% | 9% | 4% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 58% | 35% | 7% | 104 |

#### Belief in Hell among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who â€¦in hell

Frequency of prayer | Believe | Don't believe | Other/don't know | Sample Size |
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At least daily | 77% | 15% | 7% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 74% | 19% | 7% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 47% | 46% | 7% | 104 |

### Social*✭*and*✭*Political*✭*Views

#### Party affiliation among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who identify as…

Frequency of prayer | Republican/lean Rep. | No lean | Democrat/lean Dem. | Sample Size |
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At least daily | 47% | 18% | 35% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 36% | 18% | 45% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 24% | 24% | 53% | 104 |

#### Political ideology among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Frequency of prayer | Conservative | Moderate | Liberal | Don't know | Sample Size |
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At least daily | 55% | 25% | 13% | 7% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 38% | 33% | 22% | 7% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 22% | 28% | 38% | 12% | 104 |

#### Views about size of government among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who would rather have…

Frequency of prayer | Smaller government; fewer services | Bigger government; more services | Depends | Don't know | Sample Size |
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At least daily | 56% | 38% | 3% | 4% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 44% | 52% | 1% | 2% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 44% | 48% | 1% | 6% | 104 |

#### Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week 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 |
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At least daily | 49% | 43% | 5% | 2% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 42% | 52% | 3% | 3% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 31% | 64% | 4% | 2% | 104 |

#### Views about abortion among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say abortion should be…

Frequency of prayer | Legal in all/most cases | Illegal in all/most cases | Don't know | Sample Size |
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At least daily | 28% | 67% | 5% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 44% | 52% | 5% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 53% | 45% | 3% | 104 |

#### Views about homosexuality among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Frequency of prayer | Should be accepted | Should be discouraged | Neither/both equally | Don't know | Sample Size |
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At least daily | 32% | 59% | 5% | 4% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 52% | 41% | 4% | 3% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 67% | 22% | 6% | 5% | 104 |

#### Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who â€¦same-sex marriage

Frequency of prayer | Strongly favor/favor | Oppose/strongly oppose | Don't know | Sample Size |
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At least daily | 23% | 69% | 8% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 42% | 49% | 9% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 60% | 27% | 14% | 104 |

#### Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week 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 |
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At least daily | 46% | 47% | 3% | 4% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 42% | 52% | 2% | 4% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 28% | 64% | 3% | 5% | 104 |

#### Views about human evolution among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of prayer

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week 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 |
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At least daily | 9% | 23% | 2% | 59% | 6% | 7,696 |

Weekly | 19% | 29% | 3% | 43% | 5% | 671 |

Seldom/never | 45% | 21% | 2% | 28% | 4% | 104 |