Importance of religion in one's life among 18-29 year olds

% of 18-29 year olds who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,544. 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 40% 28% 16% 16% < 1% 5,544
2007 45% 32% 13% 9% < 1% 4,242

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Importance of religion in one's life among 18-29 year olds by religious group

% of 18-29 year olds 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 44% 40% 12% 3% < 1% 890
Evangelical Protestant 74% 23% 2% 1% < 1% 1,092
Historically Black Protestant 76% 21% 2% 1% < 1% 298
Jewish 37% 34% 24% 5% < 1% 104
Mainline Protestant 44% 42% 11% 2% < 1% 586
Mormon 80% 18% 1% 1% < 1% 114
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 22% 29% 39% < 1% 2,003

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DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,151. 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 60% 40% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,151
Somewhat important 64% 36% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,542
Not too important 65% 35% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 909
Not at all important 65% 35% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 918

Gender composition among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,151. 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% 54% 2,151
Somewhat important 49% 51% 1,542
Not too important 52% 48% 909
Not at all important 63% 37% 918

Racial and ethnic composition among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,133. 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% 5% 21% 5% 2,133
Somewhat important 53% 11% 7% 23% 5% 1,530
Not too important 61% 8% 11% 15% 5% 902
Not at all important 69% 6% 7% 15% 4% 911

Immigrant status among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,125. 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 18% 14% 69% 2,125
Somewhat important 14% 20% 66% 1,517
Not too important 13% 19% 68% 901
Not at all important 11% 18% 71% 904

Income distribution among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 1,875. 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 47% 20% 23% 10% 1,875
Somewhat important 41% 22% 23% 13% 1,358
Not too important 36% 25% 23% 16% 805
Not at all important 39% 20% 26% 16% 836

Educational distribution among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,146. 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% 40% 13% 4% 2,146
Somewhat important 44% 39% 14% 4% 1,540
Not too important 37% 40% 17% 5% 907
Not at all important 38% 39% 17% 5% 918

Marital status among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,149. 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 23% 9% 4% < 1% 64% 2,149
Somewhat important 12% 16% 3% < 1% 70% 1,539
Not too important 12% 11% 2% < 1% 75% 905
Not at all important 10% 14% 3% < 1% 74% 914

Parent of children under 18 among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,145. 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 29% 71% 2,145
Somewhat important 21% 79% 1,540
Not too important 14% 86% 908
Not at all important 13% 87% 916

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 2,151. 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 85% 12% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2,151
Somewhat important 47% 38% 8% 1% 4% 2% 1,542
Not too important 13% 30% 23% < 1% 28% 6% 909
Not at all important 9% 9% 12% < 1% 63% 7% 918

Attendance at religious services among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 2,151. 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 56% 32% 11% < 1% 2,151
Somewhat important 13% 59% 28% < 1% 1,542
Not too important 3% 38% 59% < 1% 909
Not at all important 2% 12% 86% < 1% 918

Frequency of prayer among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,151. 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% 4% 4% < 1% 2,151
Somewhat important 31% 29% 13% 27% < 1% 1,542
Not too important 8% 13% 9% 71% < 1% 909
Not at all important 5% 4% 3% 88% < 1% 918

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 2,151. 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 37% 17% 11% 34% < 1% 2,151
Somewhat important 7% 11% 10% 71% < 1% 1,542
Not too important 2% 2% 4% 92% < 1% 909
Not at all important 2% 1% 2% 95% < 1% 918

Frequency of meditation among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 2,151. 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 41% 9% 3% 46% 1% 2,151
Somewhat important 23% 11% 6% 59% < 1% 1,542
Not too important 16% 11% 6% 66% 1% 909
Not at all important 20% 9% 4% 66% 1% 918

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 2,151. 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 71% 15% 7% 6% 1% 2,151
Somewhat important 41% 24% 15% 19% 1% 1,542
Not too important 30% 23% 13% 33% 1% 909
Not at all important 35% 17% 8% 38% 2% 918

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 2,151. 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 47% 21% 11% 20% 1% 2,151
Somewhat important 47% 18% 13% 21% 1% 1,542
Not too important 47% 20% 14% 18% 1% 909
Not at all important 51% 19% 9% 21% < 1% 918

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 2,151. 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% 9% 33% 5% 3% 2,151
Somewhat important 11% 18% 59% 11% 1% 1,542
Not too important 2% 22% 57% 18% 1% 909
Not at all important 2% 22% 50% 25% 1% 918

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 2,151. 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 33% 64% 2% 1% 2,151
Somewhat important 19% 80% 1% < 1% 1,542
Not too important 13% 86% 1% < 1% 909
Not at all important 12% 87% < 1% 1% 918

Frequency of reading scripture among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 2,151. 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 55% 17% 8% 20% 1% 2,151
Somewhat important 13% 14% 12% 60% 1% 1,542
Not too important 3% 6% 6% 85% < 1% 909
Not at all important 4% 3% 3% 89% < 1% 918

Interpreting scripture among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 2,151. 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% 41% 3% 12% 5% 2,151
Somewhat important 13% 36% 1% 43% 8% 1,542
Not too important 4% 12% < 1% 76% 7% 909
Not at all important 3% 4% < 1% 90% 3% 918

Belief in Heaven among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,151. 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 90% 7% 3% 2,151
Somewhat important 78% 16% 6% 1,542
Not too important 44% 47% 9% 909
Not at all important 17% 75% 8% 918

Belief in Hell among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,151. 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 79% 17% 4% 2,151
Somewhat important 61% 32% 6% 1,542
Not too important 33% 60% 7% 909
Not at all important 13% 81% 6% 918

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,151. 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 42% 21% 38% 2,151
Somewhat important 31% 20% 49% 1,542
Not too important 26% 19% 54% 909
Not at all important 17% 23% 60% 918

Political ideology among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,151. 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% 35% 19% 8% 2,151
Somewhat important 22% 40% 31% 8% 1,542
Not too important 16% 41% 37% 6% 909
Not at all important 12% 31% 49% 8% 918

Views about size of government among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 2,151. 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% 52% 2% 3% 2,151
Somewhat important 42% 53% 1% 3% 1,542
Not too important 44% 50% 2% 4% 909
Not at all important 43% 52% 2% 3% 918

Views about government aid to the poor among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 2,151. 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 45% 49% 4% 2% 2,151
Somewhat important 40% 56% 3% 1% 1,542
Not too important 36% 58% 4% 1% 909
Not at all important 34% 62% 2% 1% 918

Views about abortion among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 2,151. 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 34% 63% 3% 2,151
Somewhat important 61% 37% 2% 1,542
Not too important 77% 21% 3% 909
Not at all important 79% 18% 2% 918

Views about homosexuality among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 2,151. 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 57% 36% 4% 3% 2,151
Somewhat important 85% 11% 2% 1% 1,542
Not too important 91% 5% 1% 2% 909
Not at all important 93% 5% 1% 1% 918

Views about same-sex marriage among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,151. 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% 45% 6% 2,151
Somewhat important 80% 16% 4% 1,542
Not too important 88% 9% 3% 909
Not at all important 90% 7% 3% 918

Views about environmental regulation among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 2,151. 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% 57% 2% 3% 2,151
Somewhat important 34% 63% 1% 2% 1,542
Not too important 25% 71% 1% 3% 909
Not at all important 21% 75% 2% 2% 918

Views about human evolution among 18-29 year olds by importance of religion

% of 18-29 year olds 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 = 2,151. 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% 2% 45% 3% 2,151
Somewhat important 45% 30% 5% 18% 2% 1,542
Not too important 72% 12% 4% 10% 1% 909
Not at all important 79% 9% 2% 8% 2% 918