Frequency of prayer among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,881. 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% 19% 8% 36% 1% 3,881
2007 42% 18% 7% 31% 1% 3,367

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Frequency of prayer among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 50% 25% 9% 15% < 1% 738
Evangelical Protestant 57% 27% 8% 9% < 1% 408
Historically Black Protestant 78% 14% 4% 3% 1% 111
Jewish 16% 26% 7% 50% 1% 144
Mainline Protestant 44% 27% 10% 19% 1% 647
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 16% 10% 7% 66% 1% 1,396

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are ages…

Frequency of prayer 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,391. 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 26% 33% 26% 15% 1,391
Weekly 32% 36% 22% 10% 692
Monthly 34% 39% 19% 7% 277
Seldom/never 41% 31% 17% 11% 1,436

Generational cohort among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of prayer Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,391. 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% 18% 27% 30% 10% 1% 1,391
Weekly 23% 16% 29% 25% 6% 1% 692
Monthly 27% 17% 30% 22% 4% < 1% 277
Seldom/never 28% 21% 23% 21% 6% 1% 1,436

Gender composition among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,411. 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% 56% 1,411
Weekly 48% 52% 700
Monthly 59% 41% 281
Seldom/never 67% 33% 1,459

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Frequency of prayer White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. 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% 13% 4% 19% 5% 1,394
Weekly 68% 8% 6% 15% 3% 692
Monthly 66% 6% 6% 18% 4% 280
Seldom/never 74% 4% 7% 12% 3% 1,440

Immigrant status among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,394. 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 18% 12% 70% 1,394
Weekly 16% 15% 69% 690
Monthly 15% 14% 71% 275
Seldom/never 14% 14% 72% 1,449

Income distribution among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,263. 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% 18% 25% 19% 1,263
Weekly 30% 15% 28% 27% 627
Monthly 26% 18% 28% 29% 247
Seldom/never 25% 19% 29% 28% 1,330

Educational distribution among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,406. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 32% 32% 22% 15% 1,406
Weekly 30% 32% 22% 16% 697
Monthly 34% 32% 19% 15% 281
Seldom/never 24% 32% 24% 19% 1,454

Marital status among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,405. 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% 10% 16% 6% 26% 1,405
Weekly 43% 9% 11% 4% 34% 697
Monthly 42% 8% 10% 3% 38% 281
Seldom/never 36% 11% 10% 3% 40% 1,456

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,411. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 29% 71% 1,411
Weekly 30% 70% 698
Monthly 26% 74% 280
Seldom/never 20% 80% 1,454

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,411. 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 71% 22% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1,411
Weekly 51% 37% 9% < 1% 2% 1% 700
Monthly 29% 44% 16% 1% 7% 4% 281
Seldom/never 11% 21% 16% 1% 43% 8% 1,459

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,411. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 60% 27% 7% 5% < 1% 1,411
Weekly 32% 49% 14% 4% < 1% 700
Monthly 9% 58% 23% 8% 2% 281
Seldom/never 4% 20% 32% 43% 1% 1,459

Attendance at religious services among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,411. 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% 40% 25% < 1% 1,411
Weekly 21% 51% 27% 1% 700
Monthly 5% 58% 37% 1% 281
Seldom/never 3% 26% 71% < 1% 1,459

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,411. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 24% 12% 13% 51% 1% 1,411
Weekly 10% 12% 10% 68% < 1% 700
Monthly 2% 8% 8% 82% < 1% 281
Seldom/never 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 1,459

Frequency of meditation among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,411. 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% 7% 3% 27% 1% 1,411
Weekly 39% 12% 6% 42% 1% 700
Monthly 21% 21% 9% 49% 1% 281
Seldom/never 22% 13% 6% 58% < 1% 1,459

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,411. 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 70% 15% 6% 8% 1% 1,411
Weekly 49% 23% 14% 14% 1% 700
Monthly 39% 21% 17% 21% 1% 281
Seldom/never 35% 20% 12% 32% 2% 1,459

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,411. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 62% 13% 9% 14% 1% 1,411
Weekly 49% 19% 14% 17% 1% 700
Monthly 41% 20% 19% 19% < 1% 281
Seldom/never 55% 17% 13% 15% < 1% 1,459

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,411. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 29% 69% 2% 1% 1,411
Weekly 27% 71% 1% 1% 700
Monthly 20% 76% 2% 1% 281
Seldom/never 17% 81% 1% < 1% 1,459

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,411. 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% 15% 10% 33% 1% 1,411
Weekly 16% 15% 16% 53% 1% 700
Monthly 3% 14% 14% 68% < 1% 281
Seldom/never 3% 5% 6% 85% < 1% 1,459

Interpreting scripture among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,411. 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% 33% 2% 35% 8% 1,411
Weekly 14% 31% < 1% 45% 9% 700
Monthly 6% 24% 1% 57% 11% 281
Seldom/never 2% 7% < 1% 86% 5% 1,459

Belief in Heaven among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,411. 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 75% 17% 8% 1,411
Weekly 68% 21% 10% 700
Monthly 60% 28% 11% 281
Seldom/never 22% 68% 9% 1,459

Belief in Hell among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,411. 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 54% 39% 7% 1,411
Weekly 48% 41% 11% 700
Monthly 44% 47% 9% 281
Seldom/never 15% 79% 7% 1,459

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Frequency of prayer Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,411. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 32% 16% 52% 1,411
Weekly 32% 16% 52% 700
Monthly 32% 17% 51% 281
Seldom/never 19% 17% 64% 1,459

Political ideology among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,411. 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% 37% 31% 4% 1,411
Weekly 22% 38% 35% 4% 700
Monthly 17% 41% 39% 2% 281
Seldom/never 12% 35% 50% 3% 1,459

Views about size of government among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who would rather have…

Frequency of prayer Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,411. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 47% 47% 4% 3% 1,411
Weekly 47% 48% 3% 2% 700
Monthly 47% 47% 2% 4% 281
Seldom/never 44% 49% 3% 3% 1,459

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,411. 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% 59% 4% 2% 1,411
Weekly 35% 61% 4% 1% 700
Monthly 35% 61% 4% 1% 281
Seldom/never 28% 67% 3% 1% 1,459

Views about abortion among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,411. 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% 37% 3% 1,411
Weekly 66% 31% 3% 700
Monthly 70% 26% 4% 281
Seldom/never 82% 16% 2% 1,459

Views about homosexuality among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say homosexuality…

Frequency of prayer Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,411. 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% 22% 4% 2% 1,411
Weekly 83% 12% 3% 2% 700
Monthly 90% 6% 3% 1% 281
Seldom/never 92% 5% 2% 1% 1,459

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,411. 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% 29% 7% 1,411
Weekly 77% 18% 5% 700
Monthly 84% 10% 6% 281
Seldom/never 90% 8% 2% 1,459

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,411. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 29% 66% 2% 2% 1,411
Weekly 33% 65% 1% 1% 700
Monthly 20% 74% 3% 2% 281
Seldom/never 19% 76% 3% 2% 1,459

Views about human evolution among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of prayer

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,411. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 32% 34% 5% 25% 4% 1,411
Weekly 45% 33% 6% 15% 2% 700
Monthly 52% 24% 6% 15% 3% 281
Seldom/never 80% 9% 4% 7% 1% 1,459