Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 20,395. 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 36% 18% 8% 37% 1% 20,395
2007 42% 20% 8% 29% 1% 20,841

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Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who pray…

Religious tradition At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 160. 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 27% 17% 12% 43% < 1% 160
Catholic 48% 23% 10% 19% 1% 4,669
Evangelical Protestant 60% 23% 6% 10% 1% 2,790
Hindu 41% 15% 10% 33% < 1% 119
Historically Black Protestant 69% 16% 6% 8% 1% 572
Jewish 15% 12% 8% 63% 1% 548
Mainline Protestant 40% 26% 10% 23% 1% 3,642
Mormon 49% 17% 10% 24% < 1% 116
Orthodox Christian 40% 25% 11% 23% 1% 109
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 15% 10% 7% 69% < 1% 6,810

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are ages…

Frequency of prayer 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,212. 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% 33% 31% 21% 7,212
Weekly 23% 35% 28% 15% 3,506
Monthly 25% 38% 25% 12% 1,563
Seldom/never 33% 34% 20% 13% 7,601
Don't know 5% 26% 29% 41% 168

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of prayer Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,212. 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% 13% 27% 36% 14% 2% 7,212
Weekly 14% 15% 29% 33% 9% 1% 3,506
Monthly 17% 18% 28% 30% 7% 1% 1,563
Seldom/never 21% 20% 26% 24% 8% 1% 7,601
Don't know 5% 5% 20% 38% 28% 4% 168

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,351. 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% 60% 7,351
Weekly 48% 52% 3,563
Monthly 58% 42% 1,581
Seldom/never 64% 36% 7,718
Don't know 52% 48% 182

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who identify as…

Frequency of prayer White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,236. 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 66% 11% 3% 15% 4% 7,236
Weekly 75% 7% 3% 12% 3% 3,526
Monthly 71% 8% 4% 14% 3% 1,566
Seldom/never 76% 4% 6% 11% 3% 7,623
Don't know 74% 9% 2% 10% 5% 176

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,241. 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 13% 11% 76% 7,241
Weekly 11% 10% 79% 3,529
Monthly 12% 12% 76% 1,561
Seldom/never 13% 13% 74% 7,629
Don't know 15% 11% 73% 176

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,305. 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% 21% 24% 16% 6,305
Weekly 30% 21% 28% 21% 3,159
Monthly 29% 19% 27% 25% 1,409
Seldom/never 27% 20% 28% 25% 6,916
Don't know 35% 25% 18% 22% 111

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who have completed…

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,312. 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 44% 32% 15% 9% 7,312
Weekly 38% 33% 18% 11% 3,544
Monthly 39% 33% 16% 11% 1,574
Seldom/never 35% 30% 21% 14% 7,690
Don't know 39% 31% 15% 15% 178

Marital status among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,314. 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% 8% 16% 9% 20% 7,314
Weekly 48% 8% 13% 5% 25% 3,551
Monthly 47% 11% 10% 4% 28% 1,579
Seldom/never 41% 11% 10% 3% 35% 7,686
Don't know 47% 2% 19% 12% 21% 172

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,338. 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 27% 73% 7,338
Weekly 29% 71% 3,551
Monthly 28% 72% 1,574
Seldom/never 24% 76% 7,692
Don't know 14% 86% 179

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 7,351. 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 77% 18% 3% 1% 1% 1% 7,351
Weekly 58% 34% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 3,563
Monthly 39% 42% 11% 1% 5% 3% 1,581
Seldom/never 15% 24% 14% 1% 39% 7% 7,718
Don't know 63% 18% 3% 5% 1% 10% 182

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 7,351. 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% 28% 5% 3% 1% 7,351
Weekly 32% 52% 12% 4% 1% 3,563
Monthly 16% 54% 22% 8% < 1% 1,581
Seldom/never 5% 22% 31% 41% 1% 7,718
Don't know 42% 37% 7% 8% 7% 182

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 7,351. 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 24% 44% 32% 1% 7,351
Weekly 14% 50% 35% < 1% 3,563
Monthly 5% 53% 41% < 1% 1,581
Seldom/never 2% 24% 74% < 1% 7,718
Don't know 19% 29% 43% 9% 182

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 7,351. 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% 6% 3% 43% 2% 7,351
Weekly 28% 10% 5% 56% 1% 3,563
Monthly 17% 14% 7% 61% 1% 1,581
Seldom/never 16% 8% 5% 70% 1% 7,718
Don't know 37% 8% 4% 38% 13% 182

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 7,351. 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 65% 15% 9% 10% 1% 7,351
Weekly 45% 23% 15% 16% 1% 3,563
Monthly 32% 23% 18% 26% 2% 1,581
Seldom/never 29% 15% 13% 41% 2% 7,718
Don't know 42% 13% 6% 23% 16% 182

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 7,351. 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% 13% 12% 26% 2% 7,351
Weekly 38% 18% 15% 28% 1% 3,563
Monthly 34% 19% 18% 28% 1% 1,581
Seldom/never 40% 16% 15% 28% 1% 7,718
Don't know 46% 7% 12% 27% 7% 182

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 7,351. 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% 9% 50% 6% 3% 7,351
Weekly 17% 13% 58% 9% 2% 3,563
Monthly 10% 15% 64% 10% 2% 1,581
Seldom/never 4% 17% 59% 19% 2% 7,718
Don't know 15% 11% 58% 6% 10% 182

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 7,351. 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% 65% 2% 1% 7,351
Weekly 28% 70% 1% 1% 3,563
Monthly 25% 74% 1% < 1% 1,581
Seldom/never 19% 79% 1% 1% 7,718
Don't know 28% 62% 5% 5% 182

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 7,351. 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% 13% 10% 47% 1% 7,351
Weekly 8% 10% 13% 68% < 1% 3,563
Monthly 3% 7% 10% 80% < 1% 1,581
Seldom/never 1% 3% 4% 92% < 1% 7,718
Don't know 8% 9% 13% 57% 13% 182

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 7,351. 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 28% 33% 3% 26% 9% 7,351
Weekly 17% 35% 2% 38% 8% 3,563
Monthly 12% 27% 1% 50% 9% 1,581
Seldom/never 5% 10% < 1% 78% 6% 7,718
Don't know 13% 13% 8% 34% 31% 182

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who …in heaven

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,351. 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 83% 10% 6% 7,351
Weekly 78% 14% 8% 3,563
Monthly 70% 21% 9% 1,581
Seldom/never 31% 60% 9% 7,718
Don't know 45% 22% 34% 182

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who …in hell

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,351. 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 63% 28% 9% 7,351
Weekly 58% 33% 9% 3,563
Monthly 51% 41% 8% 1,581
Seldom/never 23% 69% 8% 7,718
Don't know 29% 34% 36% 182

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who identify as…

Frequency of prayer Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,351. 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 37% 18% 45% 7,351
Weekly 38% 17% 45% 3,563
Monthly 36% 20% 45% 1,581
Seldom/never 26% 19% 55% 7,718
Don't know 27% 31% 42% 182

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,351. 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% 34% 23% 7% 7,351
Weekly 31% 39% 26% 5% 3,563
Monthly 25% 40% 29% 6% 1,581
Seldom/never 18% 37% 39% 6% 7,718
Don't know 25% 30% 23% 22% 182

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who would rather have…

Frequency of prayer Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,351. 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% 42% 4% 4% 7,351
Weekly 54% 39% 3% 4% 3,563
Monthly 54% 40% 2% 4% 1,581
Seldom/never 49% 45% 3% 4% 7,718
Don't know 43% 28% 7% 22% 182

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 7,351. 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 44% 50% 4% 3% 7,351
Weekly 47% 48% 4% 2% 3,563
Monthly 46% 48% 3% 2% 1,581
Seldom/never 37% 58% 3% 1% 7,718
Don't know 35% 44% 7% 13% 182

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 7,351. 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% 41% 5% 7,351
Weekly 62% 35% 4% 3,563
Monthly 67% 30% 3% 1,581
Seldom/never 78% 18% 3% 7,718
Don't know 52% 24% 23% 182

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who say homosexuality…

Frequency of prayer Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,351. 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 65% 26% 4% 4% 7,351
Weekly 75% 19% 3% 3% 3,563
Monthly 77% 18% 3% 3% 1,581
Seldom/never 85% 10% 2% 2% 7,718
Don't know 57% 19% 7% 17% 182

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,351. 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% 36% 9% 7,351
Weekly 66% 27% 7% 3,563
Monthly 68% 25% 7% 1,581
Seldom/never 81% 15% 5% 7,718
Don't know 49% 24% 28% 182

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 7,351. 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% 56% 3% 4% 7,351
Weekly 37% 59% 2% 2% 3,563
Monthly 34% 61% 2% 2% 1,581
Seldom/never 28% 68% 2% 2% 7,718
Don't know 25% 50% 8% 17% 182

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 7,351. 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 24% 33% 5% 34% 5% 7,351
Weekly 37% 32% 4% 23% 3% 3,563
Monthly 46% 26% 5% 20% 3% 1,581
Seldom/never 72% 11% 4% 11% 2% 7,718
Don't know 25% 15% 19% 26% 15% 182