Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 21,955. 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 45% 27% 13% 14% 1% 21,955

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by religious group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 212. 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 32% 38% 18% 10% 3% 212
Catholic 54% 35% 8% 3% < 1% 4,619
Evangelical Protestant 71% 24% 3% 1% 1% 3,811
Hindu 21% 59% 16% 5% < 1% 158
Historically Black Protestant 84% 13% 1% 1% < 1% 1,290
Jewish 31% 37% 22% 9% < 1% 633
Mainline Protestant 49% 36% 11% 2% 1% 3,901
Mormon 71% 20% 7% 2% < 1% 267
Muslim 65% 22% 8% 3% 2% 178
Orthodox Christian 50% 31% 15% 4% < 1% 113
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 11% 21% 26% 41% 1% 5,875

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,591. 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 19% 33% 28% 20% 9,591
Somewhat important 28% 34% 24% 14% 5,780
Not too important 36% 35% 19% 11% 2,888
Not at all important 35% 35% 18% 12% 3,140
Don't know 17% 30% 28% 26% 151

Generational cohort among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 9,591. 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% 13% 27% 33% 14% 2% 9,591
Somewhat important 18% 17% 27% 28% 8% 1% 5,780
Not too important 24% 20% 27% 22% 7% 1% 2,888
Not at all important 23% 20% 27% 22% 7% 1% 3,140
Don't know 7% 15% 25% 35% 17% 1% 151

Gender composition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,820. 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% 61% 9,820
Somewhat important 49% 51% 5,867
Not too important 54% 46% 2,922
Not at all important 62% 38% 3,184
Don't know 52% 48% 162

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,700. 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 54% 20% 3% 19% 4% 9,700
Somewhat important 67% 8% 5% 16% 4% 5,809
Not too important 74% 5% 7% 10% 4% 2,892
Not at all important 77% 4% 5% 10% 3% 3,137
Don't know 64% 9% 4% 20% 5% 151

Immigrant status among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,667. 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 19% 9% 72% 9,667
Somewhat important 15% 12% 73% 5,786
Not too important 12% 14% 74% 2,888
Not at all important 12% 14% 75% 3,143
Don't know 15% 16% 69% 154

Income distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 8,376. 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% 21% 22% 13% 8,376
Somewhat important 34% 21% 26% 19% 5,192
Not too important 27% 20% 28% 25% 2,629
Not at all important 26% 19% 28% 26% 2,903
Don't know 44% 17% 25% 14% 113

Educational distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,765. 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% 30% 13% 9% 9,765
Somewhat important 41% 31% 17% 11% 5,836
Not too important 31% 33% 22% 15% 2,914
Not at all important 31% 31% 22% 16% 3,172
Don't know 39% 34% 17% 11% 156

Marital status among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,772. 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% 6% 15% 9% 23% 9,772
Somewhat important 43% 11% 12% 5% 29% 5,846
Not too important 41% 9% 10% 3% 37% 2,908
Not at all important 37% 12% 12% 3% 36% 3,175
Don't know 39% 7% 18% 9% 26% 151

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,780. 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% 69% 9,780
Somewhat important 29% 71% 5,851
Not too important 24% 76% 2,915
Not at all important 23% 77% 3,175
Don't know 13% 87% 160

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 9,820. 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 84% 12% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 9,820
Somewhat important 49% 38% 7% 1% 3% 2% 5,867
Not too important 18% 34% 20% 1% 21% 7% 2,922
Not at all important 12% 13% 10% < 1% 57% 7% 3,184
Don't know 52% 19% 4% 7% 8% 10% 162

Attendance at religious services among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 9,820. 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 54% 32% 13% 1% 9,820
Somewhat important 13% 54% 32% < 1% 5,867
Not too important 2% 35% 63% < 1% 2,922
Not at all important 1% 10% 89% < 1% 3,184
Don't know 19% 22% 46% 13% 162

Frequency of prayer among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,820. 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 78% 15% 3% 4% 1% 9,820
Somewhat important 36% 28% 13% 23% 1% 5,867
Not too important 13% 12% 10% 65% < 1% 2,922
Not at all important 7% 4% 4% 85% < 1% 3,184
Don't know 47% 12% 6% 21% 14% 162

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 9,820. 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 36% 13% 11% 39% 1% 9,820
Somewhat important 7% 8% 9% 76% < 1% 5,867
Not too important 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 2,922
Not at all important 2% < 1% 1% 96% < 1% 3,184
Don't know 14% 9% 7% 56% 14% 162

Frequency of meditation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 9,820. 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% 8% 3% 35% 2% 9,820
Somewhat important 28% 11% 6% 55% 1% 5,867
Not too important 21% 11% 6% 61% 1% 2,922
Not at all important 24% 8% 5% 62% 1% 3,184
Don't know 49% 7% 1% 27% 15% 162

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 9,820. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 73% 13% 6% 7% 1% 9,820
Somewhat important 40% 22% 16% 21% 1% 5,867
Not too important 32% 18% 16% 33% 1% 2,922
Not at all important 36% 14% 9% 39% 2% 3,184
Don't know 61% 9% 5% 13% 12% 162

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 9,820. 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% 15% 11% 24% 2% 9,820
Somewhat important 39% 17% 16% 27% 1% 5,867
Not too important 41% 18% 16% 24% 1% 2,922
Not at all important 48% 15% 13% 23% 1% 3,184
Don't know 49% 14% 5% 17% 16% 162

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 9,820. 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% 8% 39% 6% 3% 9,820
Somewhat important 11% 14% 62% 11% 2% 5,867
Not too important 3% 18% 62% 15% 1% 2,922
Not at all important 2% 19% 55% 23% 2% 3,184
Don't know 15% 13% 48% 5% 20% 162

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 9,820. 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% 14% 9% 25% 1% 9,820
Somewhat important 12% 11% 13% 63% < 1% 5,867
Not too important 4% 4% 6% 86% < 1% 2,922
Not at all important 4% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 3,184
Don't know 22% 8% 10% 46% 14% 162

Interpreting scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 9,820. 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% 32% 4% 13% 7% 9,820
Somewhat important 14% 33% 1% 43% 9% 5,867
Not too important 4% 12% < 1% 76% 8% 2,922
Not at all important 2% 4% < 1% 90% 4% 3,184
Don't know 14% 15% 3% 42% 26% 162

Belief in Heaven among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,820. 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% 7% 5% 9,820
Somewhat important 74% 18% 8% 5,867
Not too important 41% 48% 11% 2,922
Not at all important 16% 77% 7% 3,184
Don't know 43% 22% 35% 162

Belief in Hell among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,820. 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% 21% 8% 9,820
Somewhat important 53% 39% 9% 5,867
Not too important 28% 63% 9% 2,922
Not at all important 11% 83% 6% 3,184
Don't know 29% 40% 31% 162

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,820. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 32% 19% 49% 9,820
Somewhat important 31% 19% 49% 5,867
Not too important 27% 17% 56% 2,922
Not at all important 18% 19% 62% 3,184
Don't know 19% 35% 46% 162

Political ideology among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,820. 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% 34% 22% 7% 9,820
Somewhat important 24% 41% 29% 6% 5,867
Not too important 16% 40% 38% 5% 2,922
Not at all important 12% 31% 50% 7% 3,184
Don't know 22% 29% 32% 16% 162

Views about size of government among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 9,820. 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% 51% 3% 4% 9,820
Somewhat important 47% 46% 3% 4% 5,867
Not too important 48% 45% 3% 4% 2,922
Not at all important 45% 48% 3% 4% 3,184
Don't know 34% 38% 10% 18% 162

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 9,820. 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% 55% 4% 3% 9,820
Somewhat important 41% 54% 3% 1% 5,867
Not too important 36% 59% 4% 2% 2,922
Not at all important 30% 65% 3% 1% 3,184
Don't know 23% 51% 11% 15% 162

Views about abortion among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 9,820. 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% 50% 5% 9,820
Somewhat important 68% 29% 4% 5,867
Not too important 81% 17% 3% 2,922
Not at all important 84% 14% 3% 3,184
Don't know 56% 24% 19% 162

Views about homosexuality among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 9,820. 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% 36% 5% 4% 9,820
Somewhat important 78% 16% 3% 2% 5,867
Not too important 86% 10% 2% 2% 2,922
Not at all important 89% 7% 2% 1% 3,184
Don't know 62% 15% 9% 13% 162

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,820. 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% 46% 9% 9,820
Somewhat important 70% 23% 7% 5,867
Not too important 83% 13% 4% 2,922
Not at all important 86% 9% 4% 3,184
Don't know 56% 20% 25% 162

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 9,820. 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% 57% 2% 4% 9,820
Somewhat important 33% 63% 2% 2% 5,867
Not too important 27% 70% 2% 2% 2,922
Not at all important 21% 75% 2% 2% 3,184
Don't know 27% 53% 9% 10% 162

Views about human evolution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by importance of religion

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 9,820. 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% 32% 4% 41% 5% 9,820
Somewhat important 41% 29% 5% 22% 3% 5,867
Not too important 69% 13% 5% 10% 2% 2,922
Not at all important 79% 8% 3% 9% 2% 3,184
Don't know 33% 16% 16% 20% 16% 162