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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 11,754. 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 83% 11% 2% 3% 1% 11,754
2007 85% 10% 2% 3% 1% 10,833

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

% of adults who say religion 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 78% 14% 3% 5% 1% 2,203
Evangelical Protestant 89% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 5,299
Historically Black Protestant 86% 10% 1% 2% 1% 929
Jehovah's Witness 92% 6% 1% 1% 1% 194
Jewish 77% 13% 3% 7% < 1% 126
Mainline Protestant 77% 16% 2% 4% 1% 1,825
Mormon 95% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 428
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 60% 20% 5% 15% < 1% 441

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,691. 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% 33% 30% 22% 9,691
Weekly 21% 33% 30% 16% 1,181
Monthly 27% 30% 28% 15% 226
Seldom/never 22% 40% 25% 14% 304

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,691. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 9% 11% 28% 36% 15% 2% 9,691
Weekly 14% 13% 27% 36% 10% 1% 1,181
Monthly 16% 19% 22% 35% 8% < 1% 226
Seldom/never 14% 15% 33% 28% 8% 2% 304

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

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

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,931. 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% 61% 9,931
Weekly 50% 50% 1,193
Monthly 56% 44% 227
Seldom/never 63% 37% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,804. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 65% 15% 2% 14% 4% 9,804
Weekly 62% 14% 2% 19% 3% 1,173
Monthly 53% 11% 6% 27% 3% 226
Seldom/never 55% 11% 3% 29% 2% 306

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,807. 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% 8% 79% 9,807
Weekly 16% 8% 75% 1,185
Monthly 24% 10% 66% 223
Seldom/never 28% 11% 61% 299

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,514. 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% 21% 28% 15% 8,514
Weekly 40% 20% 25% 15% 1,059
Monthly 39% 19% 22% 20% 193
Seldom/never 42% 27% 20% 11% 266

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,876. 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% 33% 16% 9% 9,876
Weekly 49% 31% 13% 8% 1,190
Monthly 52% 26% 12% 10% 225
Seldom/never 62% 22% 11% 4% 306

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,884. 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% 3% 13% 8% 18% 9,884
Weekly 48% 7% 15% 5% 26% 1,190
Monthly 46% 10% 11% 5% 28% 226
Seldom/never 39% 9% 14% 8% 31% 306

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

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

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,887. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 31% 69% 9,887
Weekly 30% 70% 1,188
Monthly 32% 68% 226
Seldom/never 26% 74% 305

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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 92% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 9,931
Weekly 80% 18% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1,193
Monthly 61% 29% 5% 1% 2% 1% 227
Seldom/never 56% 28% 7% 1% 7% 1% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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 93% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% 9,931
Weekly 72% 26% 2% 1% < 1% 1,193
Monthly 47% 43% 9% 1% < 1% 227
Seldom/never 44% 35% 12% 9% 1% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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% 21% 7% < 1% 9,931
Weekly 44% 41% 14% < 1% 1,193
Monthly 19% 57% 22% 2% 227
Seldom/never 24% 34% 41% 1% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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% 13% 9% 24% 1% 9,931
Weekly 24% 16% 11% 49% < 1% 1,193
Monthly 7% 10% 13% 69% 1% 227
Seldom/never 9% 7% 7% 77% < 1% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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% 7% 2% 30% 2% 9,931
Weekly 33% 11% 6% 50% 1% 1,193
Monthly 19% 10% 10% 58% 3% 227
Seldom/never 18% 7% 1% 71% 3% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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 84% 9% 3% 3% 1% 9,931
Weekly 60% 20% 11% 8% 1% 1,193
Monthly 33% 24% 23% 19% < 1% 227
Seldom/never 39% 12% 13% 35% 2% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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% 15% 10% 21% 2% 9,931
Weekly 39% 18% 14% 28% 1% 1,193
Monthly 26% 17% 22% 31% 3% 227
Seldom/never 27% 13% 20% 39% 2% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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% 44% 2% 1% 9,931
Weekly 38% 60% 1% 1% 1,193
Monthly 39% 60% 1% 1% 227
Seldom/never 26% 72% < 1% 2% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 73% 10% 5% 11% 1% 9,931
Weekly 35% 19% 13% 34% < 1% 1,193
Monthly 14% 9% 18% 59% < 1% 227
Seldom/never 14% 6% 6% 74% 1% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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% 30% 4% 4% 4% 9,931
Weekly 44% 38% 3% 11% 4% 1,193
Monthly 36% 38% 1% 19% 7% 227
Seldom/never 38% 23% 2% 29% 8% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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 89% 5% 6% 9,931
Weekly 90% 5% 5% 1,193
Monthly 88% 9% 4% 227
Seldom/never 75% 19% 6% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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 80% 13% 7% 9,931
Weekly 78% 16% 6% 1,193
Monthly 74% 24% 3% 227
Seldom/never 60% 33% 6% 309

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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% 17% 32% 9,931
Weekly 43% 16% 40% 1,193
Monthly 35% 26% 39% 227
Seldom/never 33% 23% 44% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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% 25% 12% 7% 9,931
Weekly 43% 32% 20% 4% 1,193
Monthly 35% 32% 18% 15% 227
Seldom/never 32% 30% 28% 10% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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% 35% 3% 3% 9,931
Weekly 53% 42% 2% 2% 1,193
Monthly 42% 52% 2% 5% 227
Seldom/never 39% 57% 2% 2% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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% 42% 4% 2% 9,931
Weekly 49% 47% 3% 1% 1,193
Monthly 48% 45% 1% 6% 227
Seldom/never 46% 47% 5% 2% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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% 69% 4% 9,931
Weekly 39% 56% 4% 1,193
Monthly 53% 46% 1% 227
Seldom/never 45% 51% 4% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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 33% 57% 5% 4% 9,931
Weekly 54% 40% 3% 3% 1,193
Monthly 59% 34% 3% 4% 227
Seldom/never 58% 31% 7% 4% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 25% 68% 7% 9,931
Weekly 40% 52% 8% 1,193
Monthly 50% 39% 11% 227
Seldom/never 48% 44% 8% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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% 3% 4% 9,931
Weekly 43% 53% 2% 3% 1,193
Monthly 47% 49% 2% 2% 227
Seldom/never 48% 46% 1% 5% 309

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 9,931. 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% 26% 2% 59% 5% 9,931
Weekly 16% 34% 2% 44% 4% 1,193
Monthly 24% 32% 2% 37% 4% 227
Seldom/never 26% 28% 6% 37% 4% 309