Importance of religion in one's life among younger Millennials

% of younger Millennials who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,291. 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 38% 29% 17% 16% < 1% 3,291

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Importance of religion in one's life among younger Millennials by religious group

% of younger Millennials who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important 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 41% 43% 13% 3% < 1% 533
Evangelical Protestant 73% 23% 2% 1% < 1% 643
Historically Black Protestant 73% 24% 3% < 1% < 1% 184
Mainline Protestant 44% 44% 10% 2% < 1% 371
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 21% 30% 40% < 1% 1,180

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 100% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,241
Somewhat important 100% < 1% < 1% < 1% 932
Not too important 100% < 1% < 1% < 1% 560
Not at all important 100% < 1% < 1% < 1% 545

Gender composition among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 48% 52% 1,241
Somewhat important 49% 51% 932
Not too important 49% 51% 560
Not at all important 66% 34% 545

Racial and ethnic composition among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,232. 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.
Very important 48% 21% 4% 20% 6% 1,232
Somewhat important 50% 11% 7% 27% 5% 923
Not too important 61% 8% 9% 18% 4% 556
Not at all important 65% 7% 8% 16% 4% 542

Immigrant status among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,228. 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.
Very important 16% 16% 68% 1,228
Somewhat important 11% 25% 64% 916
Not too important 11% 24% 66% 556
Not at all important 13% 20% 67% 536

Income distribution among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who have a household income of…

Importance of religion in one's life Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,039. 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.
Very important 44% 18% 25% 13% 1,039
Somewhat important 40% 21% 23% 17% 787
Not too important 35% 22% 23% 20% 484
Not at all important 37% 19% 26% 18% 479

Educational distribution among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,238. 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.
Very important 48% 43% 8% 1% 1,238
Somewhat important 49% 41% 9% 1% 931
Not too important 45% 42% 11% 2% 558
Not at all important 47% 40% 12% 1% 545

Marital status among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,239. 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.
Very important 11% 8% 2% < 1% 79% 1,239
Somewhat important 5% 12% 2% < 1% 82% 931
Not too important 5% 9% 1% < 1% 86% 558
Not at all important 4% 11% 1% < 1% 84% 543

Parent of children under 18 among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,239. 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.
Very important 16% 84% 1,239
Somewhat important 13% 87% 931
Not too important 10% 90% 559
Not at all important 6% 94% 545

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who say they…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 1,241. 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.
Very important 87% 10% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,241
Somewhat important 47% 39% 8% < 1% 4% 2% 932
Not too important 12% 27% 24% < 1% 31% 6% 560
Not at all important 8% 8% 13% < 1% 65% 5% 545

Attendance at religious services among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who attend religious services…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 59% 31% 10% < 1% 1,241
Somewhat important 14% 61% 24% 1% 932
Not too important 3% 40% 57% < 1% 560
Not at all important 2% 13% 84% < 1% 545

Frequency of prayer among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 76% 17% 3% 3% < 1% 1,241
Somewhat important 29% 30% 13% 27% < 1% 932
Not too important 6% 13% 9% 71% < 1% 560
Not at all important 4% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 545

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who attend prayer group…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 40% 17% 11% 32% < 1% 1,241
Somewhat important 8% 13% 12% 67% < 1% 932
Not too important 2% 3% 5% 90% < 1% 560
Not at all important 2% 1% 2% 95% < 1% 545

Frequency of meditation among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who meditate…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 40% 9% 4% 46% 2% 1,241
Somewhat important 21% 11% 6% 62% 1% 932
Not too important 14% 12% 5% 69% 1% 560
Not at all important 19% 10% 5% 67% < 1% 545

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 73% 15% 6% 5% 1% 1,241
Somewhat important 39% 25% 16% 19% 1% 932
Not too important 30% 26% 12% 31% 1% 560
Not at all important 34% 18% 8% 38% 2% 545

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 49% 21% 11% 18% 1% 1,241
Somewhat important 47% 20% 12% 21% < 1% 932
Not too important 49% 20% 14% 16% 1% 560
Not at all important 51% 19% 9% 21% < 1% 545

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 51% 9% 32% 5% 2% 1,241
Somewhat important 12% 19% 57% 11% 1% 932
Not too important 2% 24% 55% 17% 1% 560
Not at all important 2% 23% 49% 25% 1% 545

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who say…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 1,241. 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.
Very important 31% 66% 2% 1% 1,241
Somewhat important 18% 81% 1% < 1% 932
Not too important 12% 87% < 1% < 1% 560
Not at all important 11% 89% < 1% < 1% 545

Frequency of reading scripture among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who read scripture…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 53% 19% 8% 19% 1% 1,241
Somewhat important 13% 15% 13% 59% < 1% 932
Not too important 3% 5% 6% 87% < 1% 560
Not at all important 5% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 545

Interpreting scripture among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who say the holy scripture is…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 1,241. 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.
Very important 39% 44% 4% 10% 3% 1,241
Somewhat important 12% 40% < 1% 42% 6% 932
Not too important 5% 12% < 1% 77% 6% 560
Not at all important 3% 3% < 1% 90% 3% 545

Belief in Heaven among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 91% 6% 3% 1,241
Somewhat important 80% 14% 6% 932
Not too important 45% 46% 10% 560
Not at all important 17% 75% 8% 545

Belief in Hell among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 81% 16% 3% 1,241
Somewhat important 63% 31% 6% 932
Not too important 32% 60% 8% 560
Not at all important 13% 80% 7% 545

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 43% 19% 37% 1,241
Somewhat important 33% 19% 49% 932
Not too important 27% 17% 57% 560
Not at all important 17% 23% 60% 545

Political ideology among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 38% 36% 19% 8% 1,241
Somewhat important 23% 41% 29% 7% 932
Not too important 17% 38% 40% 5% 560
Not at all important 14% 33% 45% 8% 545

Views about size of government among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who would rather have…

Importance of religion in one's life Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 44% 52% 1% 2% 1,241
Somewhat important 42% 55% 1% 3% 932
Not too important 44% 50% 2% 3% 560
Not at all important 43% 53% 2% 2% 545

Views about government aid to the poor among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who say government aid to the poor…

Importance of religion in one's life Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 46% 49% 3% 2% 1,241
Somewhat important 40% 57% 2% 1% 932
Not too important 35% 60% 5% 1% 560
Not at all important 35% 61% 2% 1% 545

Views about abortion among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who say abortion should be…

Importance of religion in one's life Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 32% 65% 3% 1,241
Somewhat important 60% 38% 2% 932
Not too important 78% 20% 3% 560
Not at all important 77% 21% 2% 545

Views about homosexuality among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who say homosexuality…

Importance of religion in one's life Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 59% 36% 3% 2% 1,241
Somewhat important 87% 11% 2% 1% 932
Not too important 93% 4% 1% 1% 560
Not at all important 93% 5% 1% 1% 545

Views about same-sex marriage among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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.
Very important 50% 44% 6% 1,241
Somewhat important 81% 16% 3% 932
Not too important 90% 7% 3% 560
Not at all important 90% 8% 2% 545

Views about environmental regulation among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who say…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 1,241. 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.
Very important 38% 58% 2% 2% 1,241
Somewhat important 34% 63% 1% 2% 932
Not too important 25% 72% 1% 2% 560
Not at all important 22% 73% 2% 3% 545

Views about human evolution among younger Millennials by importance of religion

% of younger Millennials who say humans…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 1,241. 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.
Very important 17% 33% 3% 45% 2% 1,241
Somewhat important 46% 29% 4% 19% 2% 932
Not too important 77% 10% 2% 10% 2% 560
Not at all important 81% 7% 2% 8% 2% 545