Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is somewhat important

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,311. 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 37% 28% 12% 21% 1% 8,311
2007 38% 29% 11% 20% 1% 9,092

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Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is somewhat important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 38% 31% 13% 17% 1% 2,225
Evangelical Protestant 47% 30% 11% 12% 1% 1,382
Historically Black Protestant 59% 21% 10% 11% < 1% 228
Jewish 15% 24% 11% 48% 1% 313
Mainline Protestant 32% 34% 13% 20% 1% 1,990
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 28% 23% 13% 36% 1% 1,498

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are ages…

Frequency of prayer 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,921. 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 22% 37% 26% 15% 2,921
Weekly 26% 35% 26% 13% 2,379
Monthly 27% 36% 25% 12% 1,014
Seldom/never 32% 32% 22% 14% 1,778

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Frequency of prayer Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,921. 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% 15% 31% 31% 9% 1% 2,921
Weekly 17% 15% 28% 31% 8% < 1% 2,379
Monthly 18% 19% 26% 30% 7% < 1% 1,014
Seldom/never 21% 18% 25% 27% 9% 1% 1,778

Gender composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. 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% 57% 2,966
Weekly 48% 52% 2,411
Monthly 61% 39% 1,030
Seldom/never 65% 35% 1,812

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Frequency of prayer White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,929. 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% 10% 5% 16% 4% 2,929
Weekly 73% 6% 3% 14% 4% 2,378
Monthly 70% 6% 5% 16% 3% 1,025
Seldom/never 71% 6% 5% 15% 3% 1,788

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,927. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 15% 12% 73% 2,927
Weekly 12% 10% 77% 2,385
Monthly 14% 12% 74% 1,014
Seldom/never 15% 12% 73% 1,789

Income distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 2,641. 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% 19% 26% 18% 2,641
Weekly 31% 21% 28% 21% 2,168
Monthly 27% 19% 30% 24% 924
Seldom/never 30% 23% 26% 21% 1,591

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who have completed…

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,950. 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% 31% 17% 10% 2,950
Weekly 39% 33% 18% 11% 2,402
Monthly 39% 31% 18% 12% 1,026
Seldom/never 43% 30% 17% 11% 1,805

Marital status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,959. 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% 10% 14% 6% 24% 2,959
Weekly 47% 8% 13% 5% 27% 2,403
Monthly 47% 12% 11% 4% 27% 1,028
Seldom/never 42% 11% 11% 4% 33% 1,802

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,959. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 31% 69% 2,959
Weekly 30% 70% 2,405
Monthly 30% 70% 1,026
Seldom/never 26% 74% 1,804

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 2,966. 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% 28% 4% 1% 1% 1% 2,966
Weekly 53% 41% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 2,411
Monthly 39% 46% 10% 1% 3% 2% 1,030
Seldom/never 31% 42% 12% 1% 10% 4% 1,812

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 2,966. 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 19% 54% 27% < 1% 2,966
Weekly 15% 58% 27% < 1% 2,411
Monthly 5% 66% 29% < 1% 1,030
Seldom/never 6% 45% 48% < 1% 1,812

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 2,966. 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 11% 12% 11% 66% < 1% 2,966
Weekly 7% 8% 8% 77% < 1% 2,411
Monthly 2% 5% 10% 82% 1% 1,030
Seldom/never 2% 3% 6% 89% < 1% 1,812

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 2,966. 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% 8% 5% 46% 1% 2,966
Weekly 26% 12% 6% 55% 1% 2,411
Monthly 15% 15% 10% 60% 1% 1,030
Seldom/never 15% 8% 6% 70% 1% 1,812

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 2,966. 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% 20% 11% 12% 1% 2,966
Weekly 39% 27% 17% 16% 1% 2,411
Monthly 30% 24% 20% 24% 2% 1,030
Seldom/never 29% 17% 17% 36% 1% 1,812

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 2,966. 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% 16% 13% 26% 1% 2,966
Weekly 36% 20% 16% 27% 1% 2,411
Monthly 31% 20% 22% 26% 1% 1,030
Seldom/never 38% 14% 16% 32% 1% 1,812

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 2,966. 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 19% 12% 59% 8% 2% 2,966
Weekly 13% 14% 61% 11% 1% 2,411
Monthly 9% 16% 63% 10% 2% 1,030
Seldom/never 7% 15% 63% 13% 2% 1,812

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 2,966. 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% 70% 1% 1% 2,966
Weekly 27% 71% 1% 1% 2,411
Monthly 26% 73% 1% 1% 1,030
Seldom/never 22% 75% 1% 1% 1,812

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 2,966. 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 25% 15% 13% 47% 1% 2,966
Weekly 11% 14% 15% 60% < 1% 2,411
Monthly 3% 9% 16% 72% < 1% 1,030
Seldom/never 2% 4% 9% 85% < 1% 1,812

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 2,966. 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 20% 36% 3% 33% 9% 2,966
Weekly 14% 40% 1% 37% 9% 2,411
Monthly 12% 33% 1% 45% 10% 1,030
Seldom/never 11% 24% 1% 56% 8% 1,812

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in heaven

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. 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 81% 12% 7% 2,966
Weekly 80% 13% 7% 2,411
Monthly 76% 16% 8% 1,030
Seldom/never 60% 30% 10% 1,812

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in hell

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. 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 61% 31% 7% 2,966
Weekly 58% 33% 8% 2,411
Monthly 55% 38% 7% 1,030
Seldom/never 44% 46% 10% 1,812

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Frequency of prayer Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. 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 35% 18% 47% 2,966
Weekly 40% 16% 44% 2,411
Monthly 39% 19% 42% 1,030
Seldom/never 30% 23% 47% 1,812

Political ideology among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 31% 38% 25% 6% 2,966
Weekly 30% 42% 24% 4% 2,411
Monthly 26% 41% 28% 5% 1,030
Seldom/never 25% 38% 30% 7% 1,812

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who would rather have…

Frequency of prayer Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. 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% 45% 3% 3% 2,966
Weekly 56% 39% 2% 3% 2,411
Monthly 57% 38% 2% 3% 1,030
Seldom/never 49% 43% 3% 5% 1,812

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 2,966. 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% 52% 4% 2% 2,966
Weekly 48% 48% 3% 1% 2,411
Monthly 48% 47% 3% 2% 1,030
Seldom/never 42% 52% 4% 2% 1,812

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 2,966. 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% 33% 4% 2,966
Weekly 64% 33% 3% 2,411
Monthly 66% 31% 4% 1,030
Seldom/never 69% 27% 4% 1,812

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who say homosexuality…

Frequency of prayer Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. 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 73% 20% 4% 3% 2,966
Weekly 76% 18% 3% 3% 2,411
Monthly 77% 17% 3% 2% 1,030
Seldom/never 79% 15% 3% 2% 1,812

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. 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% 2,966
Weekly 67% 26% 7% 2,411
Monthly 68% 26% 6% 1,030
Seldom/never 72% 22% 6% 1,812

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 2,966. 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 35% 59% 2% 4% 2,966
Weekly 38% 59% 2% 1% 2,411
Monthly 36% 60% 2% 2% 1,030
Seldom/never 34% 61% 3% 2% 1,812

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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 = 2,966. 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 30% 33% 5% 28% 4% 2,966
Weekly 38% 32% 4% 23% 2% 2,411
Monthly 41% 28% 5% 24% 3% 1,030
Seldom/never 54% 20% 6% 17% 3% 1,812