Frequency of prayer among independents and those who don't lean to either party

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,658. 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 53% 14% 6% 24% 2% 5,658
2007 55% 16% 5% 21% 4% 5,770

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Frequency of prayer among independents and those who don't lean to either party by religious group

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 59% 20% 8% 12% 1% 1,158
Evangelical Protestant 76% 15% 3% 5% 1% 1,230
Historically Black Protestant 77% 8% 5% 6% 4% 184
Jehovah's Witness 93% 4% 1% < 1% 1% 188
Mainline Protestant 56% 17% 7% 18% 3% 822
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 23% 11% 7% 58% 1% 1,474

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are ages…

Frequency of prayer 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,938. 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% 39% 26% 16% 2,938
Weekly 29% 40% 23% 8% 745
Monthly 32% 46% 15% 7% 301
Seldom/never 37% 36% 18% 9% 1,297
Don't know 13% 28% 25% 33% 103

Generational cohort among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of prayer Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,938. 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% 14% 33% 31% 11% 1% 2,938
Weekly 16% 22% 30% 27% 4% < 1% 745
Monthly 21% 22% 35% 18% 4% < 1% 301
Seldom/never 22% 24% 27% 22% 5% 1% 1,297
Don't know 13% 6% 23% 35% 23% 1% 103

Gender composition among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,089. 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% 3,089
Weekly 49% 51% 769
Monthly 55% 45% 314
Seldom/never 68% 32% 1,345
Don't know 53% 47% 141

Racial and ethnic composition among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who identify as…

Frequency of prayer White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,991. 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% 11% 4% 26% 7% 2,991
Weekly 58% 6% 4% 27% 4% 745
Monthly 56% 8% 8% 25% 3% 309
Seldom/never 68% 4% 6% 17% 4% 1,312
Don't know 64% 16% 1% 15% 4% 112

Immigrant status among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,991. 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% 8% 65% 2,991
Weekly 23% 11% 66% 746
Monthly 28% 12% 60% 302
Seldom/never 17% 11% 72% 1,304
Don't know 15% 7% 78% 126

Income distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,325. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 52% 19% 19% 10% 2,325
Weekly 48% 20% 21% 11% 609
Monthly 49% 19% 20% 12% 245
Seldom/never 41% 21% 24% 14% 1,105

Educational distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who have completed…

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,032. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 51% 30% 11% 7% 3,032
Weekly 54% 31% 10% 5% 758
Monthly 51% 33% 11% 5% 310
Seldom/never 51% 30% 14% 6% 1,330
Don't know 48% 27% 16% 9% 130

Marital status among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,048. 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% 7% 15% 8% 20% 3,048
Weekly 42% 10% 16% 4% 28% 761
Monthly 39% 12% 14% 2% 33% 312
Seldom/never 35% 12% 12% 3% 37% 1,328
Don't know 48% 4% 18% 9% 21% 127

Parent of children under 18 among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,061. 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 34% 66% 3,061
Weekly 37% 63% 765
Monthly 31% 69% 310
Seldom/never 29% 71% 1,338
Don't know 15% 85% 133

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,089. 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 82% 14% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 3,089
Weekly 61% 32% 4% 1% < 1% 1% 769
Monthly 40% 38% 13% 1% 5% 3% 314
Seldom/never 22% 24% 11% 2% 33% 8% 1,345
Don't know 60% 9% 1% 10% 2% 18% 141

Importance of religion in one's life among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,089. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 76% 17% 3% 3% 1% 3,089
Weekly 44% 42% 9% 4% < 1% 769
Monthly 25% 50% 16% 7% 2% 314
Seldom/never 9% 27% 26% 37% 1% 1,345
Don't know 51% 18% 2% 4% 26% 141

Attendance at religious services among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,089. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 52% 29% 18% 1% 3,089
Weekly 23% 44% 32% 1% 769
Monthly 10% 52% 37% 1% 314
Seldom/never 4% 22% 74% 1% 1,345
Don't know 24% 30% 15% 31% 141

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,089. 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% 11% 9% 38% 1% 3,089
Weekly 15% 9% 10% 66% 1% 769
Monthly 4% 6% 8% 81% 1% 314
Seldom/never 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 1,345
Don't know 11% 8% 10% 37% 34% 141

Frequency of meditation among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,089. 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% 6% 2% 31% 3% 3,089
Weekly 34% 9% 6% 49% 1% 769
Monthly 22% 15% 6% 54% 3% 314
Seldom/never 19% 7% 4% 68% 2% 1,345
Don't know 34% 4% 5% 25% 32% 141

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,089. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 76% 10% 5% 6% 3% 3,089
Weekly 50% 21% 13% 15% 1% 769
Monthly 38% 20% 13% 27% 1% 314
Seldom/never 32% 12% 11% 43% 3% 1,345
Don't know 43% 7% 10% 6% 34% 141

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,089. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 53% 12% 9% 23% 3% 3,089
Weekly 43% 14% 15% 26% 2% 769
Monthly 38% 15% 16% 30% 2% 314
Seldom/never 38% 12% 14% 35% 1% 1,345
Don't know 41% 9% 5% 21% 24% 141

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,089. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 48% 6% 36% 5% 4% 3,089
Weekly 22% 12% 53% 9% 4% 769
Monthly 15% 13% 58% 12% 3% 314
Seldom/never 5% 14% 60% 17% 3% 1,345
Don't know 30% 5% 36% 4% 25% 141

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,089. 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% 60% 3% 2% 3,089
Weekly 26% 71% 2% 1% 769
Monthly 25% 71% 2% 1% 314
Seldom/never 20% 77% 2% 2% 1,345
Don't know 36% 52% 4% 8% 141

Frequency of reading scripture among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,089. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 58% 10% 7% 24% 1% 3,089
Weekly 19% 15% 11% 54% 1% 769
Monthly 8% 10% 15% 67% < 1% 314
Seldom/never 3% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 1,345
Don't know 20% 12% 13% 22% 32% 141

Interpreting scripture among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,089. 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% 26% 6% 15% 9% 3,089
Weekly 28% 29% 2% 30% 10% 769
Monthly 16% 26% 3% 40% 15% 314
Seldom/never 7% 12% 1% 67% 12% 1,345
Don't know 24% 9% 12% 17% 38% 141

Belief in Heaven among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who …in heaven

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,089. 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% 10% 9% 3,089
Weekly 80% 12% 9% 769
Monthly 72% 18% 10% 314
Seldom/never 36% 51% 13% 1,345
Don't know 56% 11% 33% 141

Belief in Hell among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who …in hell

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,089. 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% 27% 10% 3,089
Weekly 62% 27% 10% 769
Monthly 53% 36% 11% 314
Seldom/never 26% 61% 12% 1,345
Don't know 38% 22% 40% 141

SocialandPoliticalViews

Political ideology among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,089. 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% 29% 17% 23% 3,089
Weekly 24% 35% 23% 18% 769
Monthly 16% 44% 22% 17% 314
Seldom/never 16% 38% 25% 22% 1,345
Don't know 20% 26% 7% 47% 141

Views about size of government among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who would rather have…

Frequency of prayer Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,089. 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% 44% 5% 7% 3,089
Weekly 45% 46% 4% 5% 769
Monthly 49% 41% 4% 6% 314
Seldom/never 54% 36% 4% 6% 1,345
Don't know 44% 23% 6% 27% 141

Views about government aid to the poor among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,089. 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% 49% 7% 4% 3,089
Weekly 43% 47% 6% 4% 769
Monthly 46% 45% 4% 5% 314
Seldom/never 42% 49% 6% 3% 1,345
Don't know 41% 32% 6% 21% 141

Views about abortion among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,089. 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% 55% 8% 3,089
Weekly 55% 40% 5% 769
Monthly 56% 37% 7% 314
Seldom/never 66% 27% 7% 1,345
Don't know 31% 33% 36% 141

Views about homosexuality among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who say homosexuality…

Frequency of prayer Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,089. 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 46% 39% 8% 7% 3,089
Weekly 72% 19% 5% 5% 769
Monthly 74% 15% 5% 6% 314
Seldom/never 78% 13% 5% 4% 1,345
Don't know 32% 31% 8% 30% 141

Views about same-sex marriage among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,089. 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% 48% 15% 3,089
Weekly 60% 27% 14% 769
Monthly 64% 24% 12% 314
Seldom/never 73% 16% 11% 1,345
Don't know 25% 32% 43% 141

Views about environmental regulation among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,089. 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% 52% 5% 7% 3,089
Weekly 38% 55% 3% 4% 769
Monthly 38% 55% 4% 4% 314
Seldom/never 31% 58% 4% 6% 1,345
Don't know 27% 45% 6% 23% 141

Views about human evolution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of prayer

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 3,089. 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% 26% 5% 45% 9% 3,089
Weekly 32% 27% 5% 29% 7% 769
Monthly 42% 21% 6% 27% 5% 314
Seldom/never 59% 14% 8% 14% 5% 1,345
Don't know 16% 13% 16% 36% 18% 141