Frequency of prayer among whites

% of whites who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 24,900. 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 52% 16% 6% 26% 1% 24,900
2007 55% 18% 6% 20% 1% 27,309

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

Frequency of prayer among whites by religious group

% of whites who pray…

Religious tradition At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 141. 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 40% 19% 7% 33% 1% 141
Catholic 57% 21% 7% 14% 1% 4,827
Evangelical Protestant 79% 14% 3% 4% 1% 6,633
Jewish 26% 16% 9% 48% 1% 782
Mainline Protestant 53% 23% 7% 16% 1% 5,322
Mormon 86% 6% 2% 5% < 1% 575
Orthodox Christian 55% 19% 8% 17% 1% 153
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 15% 10% 6% 69% 1% 5,490

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites who are ages…

Frequency of prayer 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 12,775. 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% 30% 31% 26% 12,775
Weekly 19% 32% 29% 19% 3,796
Monthly 18% 38% 29% 15% 1,370
Seldom/never 29% 34% 22% 16% 6,308
Don't know 7% 19% 29% 44% 221

Generational cohort among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites who are…

Frequency of prayer Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 12,775. 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 8% 10% 25% 38% 18% 2% 12,775
Weekly 12% 12% 28% 35% 12% 1% 3,796
Monthly 13% 14% 29% 35% 9% 1% 1,370
Seldom/never 18% 18% 26% 27% 10% 1% 6,308
Don't know 4% 6% 16% 40% 28% 5% 221

Gender composition among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites who are…

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 13,019. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 41% 59% 13,019
Weekly 49% 51% 3,848
Monthly 58% 42% 1,388
Seldom/never 63% 37% 6,392
Don't know 46% 54% 253

Immigrant status among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites who are…

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 12,916. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 3% 7% 90% 12,916
Weekly 4% 7% 89% 3,824
Monthly 4% 8% 88% 1,374
Seldom/never 6% 9% 85% 6,338
Don't know 9% 9% 82% 243

Income distribution among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites 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 = 11,208. 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% 21% 31% 19% 11,208
Weekly 26% 20% 31% 23% 3,423
Monthly 25% 18% 30% 27% 1,249
Seldom/never 24% 19% 30% 27% 5,767
Don't know 49% 15% 18% 18% 140

Educational distribution among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites who have completed…

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 12,969. 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% 34% 17% 11% 12,969
Weekly 37% 33% 18% 12% 3,832
Monthly 37% 32% 19% 12% 1,382
Seldom/never 33% 30% 22% 15% 6,377
Don't know 37% 35% 15% 13% 243

Marital status among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites who are…

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 12,969. 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 59% 4% 13% 10% 14% 12,969
Weekly 53% 7% 13% 6% 21% 3,839
Monthly 52% 11% 11% 4% 22% 1,386
Seldom/never 44% 11% 11% 4% 31% 6,369
Don't know 46% 2% 19% 15% 17% 241

Parent of children under 18 among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites who are…

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 12,984. 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% 12,984
Weekly 28% 72% 3,837
Monthly 26% 74% 1,385
Seldom/never 23% 77% 6,377
Don't know 10% 90% 249

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites 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 = 13,019. 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 87% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 13,019
Weekly 60% 32% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 3,848
Monthly 39% 43% 9% 1% 5% 2% 1,388
Seldom/never 14% 25% 13% 1% 39% 7% 6,392
Don't know 57% 15% 2% 12% 1% 13% 253

Importance of religion in one's life among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites 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 = 13,019. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 78% 17% 3% 2% 1% 13,019
Weekly 38% 48% 10% 3% 1% 3,848
Monthly 14% 57% 23% 6% 1% 1,388
Seldom/never 4% 22% 31% 42% < 1% 6,392
Don't know 47% 32% 4% 6% 12% 253

Attendance at religious services among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites 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 = 13,019. 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% 29% 15% 1% 13,019
Weekly 24% 48% 28% < 1% 3,848
Monthly 6% 54% 39% < 1% 1,388
Seldom/never 3% 24% 73% < 1% 6,392
Don't know 25% 32% 27% 15% 253

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites 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 = 13,019. 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% 11% 10% 40% < 1% 13,019
Weekly 10% 8% 10% 72% < 1% 3,848
Monthly 2% 4% 6% 88% < 1% 1,388
Seldom/never 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 6,392
Don't know 8% 9% 7% 54% 22% 253

Frequency of meditation among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites 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 = 13,019. 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% 6% 3% 37% 2% 13,019
Weekly 28% 11% 5% 55% 1% 3,848
Monthly 16% 15% 7% 61% < 1% 1,388
Seldom/never 15% 8% 5% 70% 1% 6,392
Don't know 29% 7% 3% 37% 24% 253

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites 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 = 13,019. 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% 12% 6% 5% 1% 13,019
Weekly 46% 24% 15% 14% 1% 3,848
Monthly 31% 24% 18% 26% 1% 1,388
Seldom/never 28% 16% 13% 42% 2% 6,392
Don't know 42% 12% 7% 19% 20% 253

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites 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 = 13,019. 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% 16% 11% 22% 2% 13,019
Weekly 38% 19% 16% 27% 1% 3,848
Monthly 34% 19% 19% 28% 1% 1,388
Seldom/never 41% 17% 14% 28% 1% 6,392
Don't know 42% 10% 7% 27% 15% 253

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites 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 = 13,019. 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% 7% 34% 3% 3% 13,019
Weekly 21% 13% 56% 8% 2% 3,848
Monthly 9% 15% 65% 9% 2% 1,388
Seldom/never 3% 17% 60% 18% 2% 6,392
Don't know 22% 9% 55% 5% 9% 253

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites 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 = 13,019. 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% 51% 2% 1% 13,019
Weekly 31% 67% 1% 1% 3,848
Monthly 28% 71% 1% < 1% 1,388
Seldom/never 20% 78% 1% 1% 6,392
Don't know 35% 57% 5% 4% 253

Frequency of reading scripture among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites 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 = 13,019. 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% 12% 8% 24% 1% 13,019
Weekly 14% 14% 14% 57% < 1% 3,848
Monthly 3% 7% 12% 78% < 1% 1,388
Seldom/never 2% 3% 4% 91% < 1% 6,392
Don't know 14% 13% 9% 40% 24% 253

Interpreting scripture among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites 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 = 13,019. 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% 34% 4% 15% 6% 13,019
Weekly 19% 39% 2% 33% 8% 3,848
Monthly 11% 31% 2% 48% 8% 1,388
Seldom/never 4% 10% < 1% 79% 6% 6,392
Don't know 18% 16% 7% 26% 33% 253

Belief in Heaven among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites who …in heaven

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,019. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 86% 8% 7% 13,019
Weekly 81% 12% 7% 3,848
Monthly 71% 20% 9% 1,388
Seldom/never 30% 60% 9% 6,392
Don't know 52% 15% 33% 253

Belief in Hell among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites who …in hell

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,019. 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 72% 20% 8% 13,019
Weekly 60% 32% 9% 3,848
Monthly 51% 41% 8% 1,388
Seldom/never 21% 71% 8% 6,392
Don't know 39% 26% 35% 253

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites who identify as…

Frequency of prayer Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 13,019. 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 56% 15% 29% 13,019
Weekly 47% 14% 39% 3,848
Monthly 41% 17% 42% 1,388
Seldom/never 28% 18% 54% 6,392
Don't know 35% 34% 32% 253

Political ideology among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites who are…

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,019. 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% 14% 5% 13,019
Weekly 36% 39% 21% 5% 3,848
Monthly 27% 41% 26% 6% 1,388
Seldom/never 19% 36% 39% 6% 6,392
Don't know 33% 30% 15% 22% 253

Views about size of government among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites who would rather have…

Frequency of prayer Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,019. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 68% 26% 3% 4% 13,019
Weekly 62% 32% 3% 3% 3,848
Monthly 61% 34% 2% 3% 1,388
Seldom/never 52% 41% 3% 4% 6,392
Don't know 54% 21% 8% 17% 253

Views about government aid to the poor among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites 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 = 13,019. 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% 39% 4% 2% 13,019
Weekly 50% 45% 3% 2% 3,848
Monthly 48% 47% 3% 2% 1,388
Seldom/never 38% 57% 3% 1% 6,392
Don't know 44% 41% 6% 9% 253

Views about abortion among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites 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 = 13,019. 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% 57% 4% 13,019
Weekly 59% 38% 3% 3,848
Monthly 68% 29% 3% 1,388
Seldom/never 80% 17% 3% 6,392
Don't know 46% 30% 24% 253

Views about homosexuality among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites who say homosexuality…

Frequency of prayer Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,019. 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% 45% 4% 4% 13,019
Weekly 71% 23% 3% 2% 3,848
Monthly 77% 19% 2% 2% 1,388
Seldom/never 85% 10% 3% 2% 6,392
Don't know 48% 27% 9% 16% 253

Views about same-sex marriage among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,019. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 38% 55% 7% 13,019
Weekly 62% 31% 7% 3,848
Monthly 68% 26% 6% 1,388
Seldom/never 81% 14% 5% 6,392
Don't know 39% 34% 26% 253

Views about environmental regulation among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites 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 = 13,019. 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% 48% 3% 3% 13,019
Weekly 39% 57% 2% 2% 3,848
Monthly 36% 61% 2% 2% 1,388
Seldom/never 28% 68% 2% 2% 6,392
Don't know 30% 48% 7% 15% 253

Views about human evolution among whites by frequency of prayer

% of whites 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 = 13,019. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 14% 29% 3% 48% 5% 13,019
Weekly 33% 33% 5% 25% 4% 3,848
Monthly 45% 28% 6% 19% 2% 1,388
Seldom/never 74% 10% 4% 9% 2% 6,392
Don't know 25% 15% 16% 32% 12% 253