Importance of religion in one's life among 30-49 year olds

% of 30-49 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 = 9,178. 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 51% 25% 11% 12% 1% 9,178
2007 54% 28% 10% 7% 1% 11,823

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Importance of religion in one's life among 30-49 year olds by religious group

% of 30-49 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 57% 33% 8% 2% < 1% 1,763
Evangelical Protestant 78% 19% 2% 1% 1% 2,168
Hindu 22% 57% 13% 8% < 1% 109
Historically Black Protestant 85% 12% 1% 2% < 1% 552
Jewish 38% 34% 18% 9% < 1% 165
Mainline Protestant 47% 39% 11% 3% 1% 1,269
Mormon 82% 12% 4% 2% < 1% 223
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 14% 21% 26% 39% 1% 2,371

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DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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 < 1% 16% 84% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,494
Somewhat important < 1% 19% 81% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,335
Not too important < 1% 22% 78% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,123
Not at all important < 1% 23% 77% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,170

Gender composition among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,494. 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% 56% 4,494
Somewhat important 51% 49% 2,335
Not too important 58% 42% 1,123
Not at all important 62% 38% 1,170

Racial and ethnic composition among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 year olds who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,448. 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 52% 18% 3% 23% 4% 4,448
Somewhat important 66% 8% 5% 17% 4% 2,306
Not too important 76% 4% 6% 9% 4% 1,113
Not at all important 75% 5% 5% 11% 4% 1,153

Immigrant status among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,440. 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% 7% 70% 4,440
Somewhat important 18% 8% 73% 2,315
Not too important 14% 9% 77% 1,105
Not at all important 14% 10% 75% 1,153

Income distribution among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,097. 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 35% 21% 27% 18% 4,097
Somewhat important 28% 20% 29% 23% 2,179
Not too important 22% 19% 31% 28% 1,063
Not at all important 20% 19% 29% 32% 1,111

Educational distribution among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,485. 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% 32% 17% 11% 4,485
Somewhat important 35% 30% 20% 14% 2,324
Not too important 26% 31% 23% 19% 1,121
Not at all important 27% 29% 25% 19% 1,169

Marital status among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,483. 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% 7% 14% 1% 17% 4,483
Somewhat important 55% 11% 14% 2% 18% 2,334
Not too important 54% 10% 11% 1% 23% 1,120
Not at all important 48% 13% 12% 1% 26% 1,167

Parent of children under 18 among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,476. 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 64% 36% 4,476
Somewhat important 57% 43% 2,327
Not too important 49% 51% 1,121
Not at all important 45% 55% 1,166

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,494
Somewhat important 52% 36% 7% < 1% 3% 1% 2,335
Not too important 21% 38% 17% < 1% 16% 7% 1,123
Not at all important 14% 14% 9% 1% 56% 7% 1,170

Attendance at religious services among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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% 31% 11% < 1% 4,494
Somewhat important 11% 56% 32% < 1% 2,335
Not too important 2% 32% 65% < 1% 1,123
Not at all important 1% 9% 90% < 1% 1,170

Frequency of prayer among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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% 13% 2% 3% 1% 4,494
Somewhat important 39% 28% 13% 19% < 1% 2,335
Not too important 15% 12% 12% 60% < 1% 1,123
Not at all important 9% 4% 4% 83% < 1% 1,170

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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% 15% 10% 33% < 1% 4,494
Somewhat important 7% 8% 10% 75% < 1% 2,335
Not too important 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 1,123
Not at all important 2% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 1,170

Frequency of meditation among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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% 8% 3% 37% 2% 4,494
Somewhat important 27% 9% 6% 58% 1% 2,335
Not too important 22% 12% 6% 59% 1% 1,123
Not at all important 24% 8% 5% 62% < 1% 1,170

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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 74% 13% 6% 5% 1% 4,494
Somewhat important 42% 22% 15% 20% 1% 2,335
Not too important 35% 15% 18% 31% 1% 1,123
Not at all important 36% 14% 11% 37% 1% 1,170

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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% 16% 12% 24% 2% 4,494
Somewhat important 36% 17% 17% 30% < 1% 2,335
Not too important 37% 18% 18% 26% < 1% 1,123
Not at all important 45% 15% 15% 24% < 1% 1,170

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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% 6% 31% 5% 3% 4,494
Somewhat important 12% 14% 61% 11% 2% 2,335
Not too important 4% 17% 65% 13% 1% 1,123
Not at all important 2% 16% 57% 24% 2% 1,170

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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% 55% 1% 1% 4,494
Somewhat important 28% 71% 1% < 1% 2,335
Not too important 22% 77% 1% < 1% 1,123
Not at all important 19% 78% 1% 1% 1,170

Frequency of reading scripture among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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 58% 13% 9% 20% 1% 4,494
Somewhat important 14% 12% 13% 60% < 1% 2,335
Not too important 5% 4% 6% 85% < 1% 1,123
Not at all important 4% 3% 4% 88% < 1% 1,170

Interpreting scripture among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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% 31% 3% 10% 6% 4,494
Somewhat important 16% 32% 1% 42% 9% 2,335
Not too important 4% 14% < 1% 72% 9% 1,123
Not at all important 3% 4% < 1% 89% 4% 1,170

Belief in Heaven among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 year olds who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,494. 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 88% 6% 6% 4,494
Somewhat important 76% 17% 7% 2,335
Not too important 44% 44% 11% 1,123
Not at all important 17% 76% 7% 1,170

Belief in Hell among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 year olds who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,494. 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 77% 16% 7% 4,494
Somewhat important 57% 35% 8% 2,335
Not too important 30% 60% 10% 1,123
Not at all important 12% 82% 6% 1,170

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 year olds who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,494. 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% 21% 38% 4,494
Somewhat important 36% 21% 43% 2,335
Not too important 31% 18% 51% 1,123
Not at all important 21% 21% 58% 1,170

Political ideology among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,494. 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% 29% 18% 7% 4,494
Somewhat important 27% 41% 27% 5% 2,335
Not too important 19% 40% 36% 5% 1,123
Not at all important 13% 34% 46% 7% 1,170

Views about size of government among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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% 3% 3% 4,494
Somewhat important 53% 42% 3% 3% 2,335
Not too important 54% 40% 3% 3% 1,123
Not at all important 48% 43% 4% 5% 1,170

Views about government aid to the poor among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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% 46% 4% 2% 4,494
Somewhat important 46% 48% 4% 1% 2,335
Not too important 41% 55% 3% 1% 1,123
Not at all important 34% 60% 4% 1% 1,170

Views about abortion among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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% 59% 4% 4,494
Somewhat important 66% 30% 3% 2,335
Not too important 79% 19% 2% 1,123
Not at all important 80% 16% 4% 1,170

Views about homosexuality among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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% 44% 5% 4% 4,494
Somewhat important 77% 17% 4% 3% 2,335
Not too important 85% 12% 2% 2% 1,123
Not at all important 87% 8% 3% 2% 1,170

Views about same-sex marriage among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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% 54% 9% 4,494
Somewhat important 68% 24% 8% 2,335
Not too important 81% 15% 4% 1,123
Not at all important 85% 9% 5% 1,170

Views about environmental regulation among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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% 53% 3% 3% 4,494
Somewhat important 33% 63% 2% 2% 2,335
Not too important 29% 68% 2% 1% 1,123
Not at all important 23% 73% 2% 2% 1,170

Views about human evolution among 30-49 year olds by importance of religion

% of 30-49 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 = 4,494. 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 15% 29% 3% 48% 4% 4,494
Somewhat important 40% 28% 4% 25% 2% 2,335
Not too important 66% 15% 5% 12% 2% 1,123
Not at all important 79% 7% 3% 9% 2% 1,170