Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend services seldom or never

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,485. 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.
2014 20% 26% 22% 31% 1% 10,485
2007 25% 29% 22% 23% 1% 8,946

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend services seldom or never by religious group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 107. 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.
Buddhist 25% 29% 21% 22% 3% 107
Catholic 31% 40% 20% 9% < 1% 1,326
Evangelical Protestant 54% 34% 8% 4% 1% 995
Historically Black Protestant 65% 26% 5% 4% < 1% 181
Jewish 13% 30% 33% 24% 1% 270
Mainline Protestant 28% 41% 23% 7% 1% 1,340
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 7% 17% 26% 50% 1% 5,580

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,896. 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% 32% 30% 22% 1,896
Somewhat important 22% 35% 28% 15% 2,501
Not too important 30% 36% 22% 11% 2,371
Not at all important 31% 37% 19% 13% 3,453
Don't know 15% 25% 26% 34% 101

Generational cohort among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,896. 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 9% 14% 26% 35% 14% 3% 1,896
Somewhat important 12% 17% 29% 33% 9% 1% 2,501
Not too important 19% 19% 29% 26% 7% 1% 2,371
Not at all important 20% 20% 28% 23% 8% 1% 3,453
Don't know 8% 13% 20% 35% 23% 2% 101

Gender composition among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,943. 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% 53% 1,943
Somewhat important 53% 47% 2,538
Not too important 55% 45% 2,396
Not at all important 63% 37% 3,501
Don't know 60% 40% 107

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,910. 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 61% 13% 2% 19% 5% 1,910
Somewhat important 71% 7% 3% 14% 5% 2,506
Not too important 77% 4% 6% 9% 4% 2,372
Not at all important 79% 4% 5% 10% 3% 3,449

Immigrant status among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,909. 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% 8% 76% 1,909
Somewhat important 13% 10% 77% 2,508
Not too important 10% 12% 77% 2,364
Not at all important 11% 13% 76% 3,461
Don't know 7% 20% 73% 102

Income distribution among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 1,639. 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% 19% 17% 11% 1,639
Somewhat important 38% 23% 23% 15% 2,238
Not too important 28% 20% 30% 21% 2,140
Not at all important 26% 18% 29% 27% 3,169

Educational distribution among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,931. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 55% 32% 8% 5% 1,931
Somewhat important 49% 30% 14% 7% 2,522
Not too important 32% 34% 21% 13% 2,387
Not at all important 32% 31% 22% 15% 3,488
Don't know 42% 37% 16% 5% 103

Marital status among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,929. 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% 8% 21% 10% 22% 1,929
Somewhat important 41% 14% 15% 6% 25% 2,527
Not too important 42% 10% 11% 3% 34% 2,387
Not at all important 39% 11% 11% 3% 35% 3,487
Don't know 41% 9% 19% 10% 22% 104

Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,938. 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 25% 75% 1,938
Somewhat important 27% 73% 2,533
Not too important 25% 75% 2,393
Not at all important 22% 78% 3,489
Don't know 13% 87% 107

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 1,943. 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 80% 15% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1,943
Somewhat important 47% 37% 8% 1% 5% 2% 2,538
Not too important 18% 35% 19% 1% 20% 7% 2,396
Not at all important 12% 12% 10% 1% 59% 7% 3,501
Don't know 52% 19% 6% 6% 9% 9% 107

Frequency of prayer among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,943. 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 70% 16% 4% 10% 1% 1,943
Somewhat important 31% 24% 11% 33% 1% 2,538
Not too important 12% 11% 9% 68% < 1% 2,396
Not at all important 7% 4% 3% 86% < 1% 3,501
Don't know 41% 11% 4% 36% 9% 107

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 1,943. 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 12% 5% 4% 79% 1% 1,943
Somewhat important 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 2,538
Not too important 1% 1% 1% 97% < 1% 2,396
Not at all important 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 3,501
Don't know 4% 6% 3% 79% 8% 107

Frequency of meditation among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 1,943. 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% 6% 3% 43% 2% 1,943
Somewhat important 27% 9% 4% 60% 1% 2,538
Not too important 21% 10% 5% 63% 1% 2,396
Not at all important 22% 8% 5% 65% 1% 3,501
Don't know 46% 10% 2% 34% 8% 107

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 1,943. 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% 12% 8% 14% 2% 1,943
Somewhat important 39% 18% 13% 28% 1% 2,538
Not too important 31% 15% 15% 37% 1% 2,396
Not at all important 34% 14% 9% 41% 2% 3,501
Don't know 62% 13% 3% 16% 7% 107

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 1,943. 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% 11% 10% 25% 2% 1,943
Somewhat important 40% 16% 14% 29% 1% 2,538
Not too important 40% 18% 16% 26% < 1% 2,396
Not at all important 47% 15% 13% 25% 1% 3,501
Don't know 47% 18% 4% 19% 12% 107

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 1,943. 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% 10% 47% 6% 3% 1,943
Somewhat important 10% 12% 64% 11% 2% 2,538
Not too important 3% 19% 64% 14% 1% 2,396
Not at all important 1% 18% 56% 23% 2% 3,501
Don't know 12% 14% 55% 8% 11% 107

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 1,943. 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 30% 66% 3% 2% 1,943
Somewhat important 26% 72% 1% 1% 2,538
Not too important 21% 77% 2% < 1% 2,396
Not at all important 17% 81% 1% 1% 3,501
Don't know 19% 73% 1% 6% 107

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 1,943. 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% 11% 8% 49% 1% 1,943
Somewhat important 7% 6% 9% 77% 1% 2,538
Not too important 3% 3% 5% 89% < 1% 2,396
Not at all important 3% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 3,501
Don't know 14% 4% 6% 71% 5% 107

Interpreting scripture among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 1,943. 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% 28% 4% 22% 9% 1,943
Somewhat important 14% 26% 2% 49% 9% 2,538
Not too important 4% 12% < 1% 76% 8% 2,396
Not at all important 2% 3% < 1% 90% 4% 3,501
Don't know 7% 12% 4% 55% 21% 107

Belief in Heaven among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,943. 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 82% 10% 7% 1,943
Somewhat important 69% 21% 10% 2,538
Not too important 41% 47% 13% 2,396
Not at all important 14% 79% 7% 3,501
Don't know 37% 29% 34% 107

Belief in Hell among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,943. 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 66% 25% 9% 1,943
Somewhat important 52% 38% 10% 2,538
Not too important 30% 61% 9% 2,396
Not at all important 9% 84% 6% 3,501
Don't know 21% 46% 33% 107

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,943. 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% 22% 44% 1,943
Somewhat important 33% 23% 44% 2,538
Not too important 29% 19% 52% 2,396
Not at all important 20% 20% 60% 3,501
Don't know 25% 34% 41% 107

Political ideology among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,943. 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% 30% 24% 11% 1,943
Somewhat important 27% 36% 29% 7% 2,538
Not too important 20% 38% 35% 6% 2,396
Not at all important 14% 31% 48% 7% 3,501
Don't know 32% 23% 32% 13% 107

Views about size of government among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 1,943. 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% 44% 4% 6% 1,943
Somewhat important 52% 41% 3% 4% 2,538
Not too important 52% 41% 3% 4% 2,396
Not at all important 47% 45% 4% 4% 3,501
Don't know 43% 30% 7% 21% 107

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 1,943. 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% 50% 5% 3% 1,943
Somewhat important 45% 49% 5% 2% 2,538
Not too important 39% 55% 4% 1% 2,396
Not at all important 33% 63% 3% 1% 3,501
Don't know 25% 48% 13% 13% 107

Views about abortion among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 1,943. 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% 6% 1,943
Somewhat important 67% 28% 5% 2,538
Not too important 80% 17% 3% 2,396
Not at all important 83% 14% 3% 3,501
Don't know 58% 17% 25% 107

Views about homosexuality among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 1,943. 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% 32% 5% 5% 1,943
Somewhat important 75% 17% 4% 4% 2,538
Not too important 86% 10% 2% 2% 2,396
Not at all important 89% 8% 2% 2% 3,501
Don't know 62% 17% 10% 11% 107

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,943. 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% 10% 1,943
Somewhat important 68% 24% 8% 2,538
Not too important 81% 14% 5% 2,396
Not at all important 86% 9% 5% 3,501
Don't know 56% 18% 26% 107

Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 1,943. 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% 50% 4% 5% 1,943
Somewhat important 36% 58% 3% 3% 2,538
Not too important 29% 68% 1% 2% 2,396
Not at all important 23% 73% 2% 2% 3,501
Don't know 29% 48% 10% 14% 107

Views about human evolution among adults who attend services seldom or never by importance of religion

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 1,943. 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 20% 31% 5% 37% 7% 1,943
Somewhat important 41% 26% 6% 22% 5% 2,538
Not too important 69% 14% 5% 10% 2% 2,396
Not at all important 80% 7% 3% 8% 2% 3,501
Don't know 32% 11% 21% 18% 18% 107