Importance of religion in one's life among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,792. 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 27% 46% 19% 7% 1% 6,792
2007 22% 49% 20% 7% 1% 5,816

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by religious group

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 39% 46% 13% 2% < 1% 1,854
Evangelical Protestant 38% 52% 8% 2% 1% 827
Historically Black Protestant 54% 41% 4% < 1% < 1% 175
Jewish 23% 56% 17% 4% < 1% 231
Mainline Protestant 23% 57% 17% 2% 1% 1,550
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 35% 36% 20% 1% 1,614

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,738. 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% 35% 27% 19% 1,738
Somewhat important 26% 34% 25% 14% 3,116
Not too important 28% 39% 21% 12% 1,294
Not at all important 25% 40% 24% 12% 481

Generational cohort among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,738. 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 10% 16% 28% 31% 13% 1% 1,738
Somewhat important 17% 16% 28% 30% 9% 1% 3,116
Not too important 17% 19% 31% 26% 7% 1% 1,294
Not at all important 13% 18% 33% 29% 6% < 1% 481

Gender composition among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,778. 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% 51% 1,778
Somewhat important 53% 47% 3,172
Not too important 54% 46% 1,313
Not at all important 52% 48% 484

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,763. 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% 9% 3% 39% 3% 1,763
Somewhat important 70% 6% 5% 15% 3% 3,141
Not too important 81% 5% 4% 7% 3% 1,306
Not at all important 79% 3% 3% 11% 4% 477

Immigrant status among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,749. 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% 9% 54% 1,749
Somewhat important 15% 11% 74% 3,133
Not too important 10% 10% 80% 1,301
Not at all important 11% 12% 77% 478

Income distribution among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 1,490. 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% 18% 17% 14% 1,490
Somewhat important 30% 20% 28% 22% 2,830
Not too important 25% 22% 31% 22% 1,182
Not at all important 27% 19% 27% 27% 444

Educational distribution among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,765. 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 55% 23% 12% 10% 1,765
Somewhat important 39% 31% 18% 12% 3,156
Not too important 34% 33% 20% 14% 1,311
Not at all important 32% 34% 20% 15% 483

Marital status among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,770. 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% 9% 13% 7% 23% 1,770
Somewhat important 46% 11% 12% 5% 27% 3,160
Not too important 47% 11% 10% 3% 28% 1,309
Not at all important 41% 11% 13% 2% 32% 482

Parent of children under 18 among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,772. 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 35% 65% 1,772
Somewhat important 30% 70% 3,162
Not too important 27% 73% 1,311
Not at all important 25% 75% 484

BeliefsandPractices

Attendance at religious services among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who attend religious services…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,778. 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% 35% 16% < 1% 1,778
Somewhat important 12% 55% 32% < 1% 3,172
Not too important 2% 35% 63% < 1% 1,313
Not at all important 2% 12% 86% < 1% 484

Frequency of prayer among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,778. 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% 23% 6% 7% 1% 1,778
Somewhat important 28% 31% 15% 24% 1% 3,172
Not too important 13% 17% 14% 55% < 1% 1,313
Not at all important 13% 9% 8% 69% < 1% 484

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 1,778. 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 28% 15% 11% 45% 1% 1,778
Somewhat important 5% 7% 9% 79% < 1% 3,172
Not too important 1% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 1,313
Not at all important 3% 1% 1% 95% < 1% 484

Frequency of meditation among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 1,778. 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% 11% 4% 32% 3% 1,778
Somewhat important 24% 12% 6% 58% 1% 3,172
Not too important 19% 12% 6% 63% 1% 1,313
Not at all important 31% 10% 5% 54% < 1% 484

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 1,778. 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 62% 15% 11% 10% 2% 1,778
Somewhat important 37% 23% 17% 22% 1% 3,172
Not too important 30% 20% 17% 33% 1% 1,313
Not at all important 41% 16% 12% 29% 2% 484

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 1,778. 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% 14% 13% 18% 3% 1,778
Somewhat important 36% 19% 19% 25% 1% 3,172
Not too important 37% 17% 17% 29% 1% 1,313
Not at all important 46% 15% 14% 25% < 1% 484

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 1,778. 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% 10% 39% 12% 2% 1,778
Somewhat important 9% 14% 63% 11% 2% 3,172
Not too important 2% 17% 68% 11% 1% 1,313
Not at all important 2% 19% 59% 18% 2% 484

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 1,778. 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 27% 69% 2% 2% 1,778
Somewhat important 25% 74% 1% 1% 3,172
Not too important 23% 75% 1% < 1% 1,313
Not at all important 17% 83% < 1% < 1% 484

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 1,778. 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% 15% 11% 36% 1% 1,778
Somewhat important 9% 11% 12% 68% 1% 3,172
Not too important 3% 4% 6% 87% < 1% 1,313
Not at all important 5% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 484

Interpreting scripture among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 1,778. 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% 31% 3% 23% 9% 1,778
Somewhat important 9% 33% 1% 48% 9% 3,172
Not too important 4% 18% 1% 69% 8% 1,313
Not at all important 5% 6% < 1% 84% 5% 484

Belief in Heaven among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,778. 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% 6% 1,778
Somewhat important 75% 16% 9% 3,172
Not too important 57% 33% 11% 1,313
Not at all important 34% 58% 8% 484

Belief in Hell among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,778. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 59% 31% 10% 1,778
Somewhat important 52% 39% 9% 3,172
Not too important 38% 53% 9% 1,313
Not at all important 23% 70% 7% 484

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,778. 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 28% 23% 49% 1,778
Somewhat important 35% 17% 47% 3,172
Not too important 38% 18% 45% 1,313
Not at all important 22% 18% 60% 484

Political ideology among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,778. 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% 33% 28% 6% 1,778
Somewhat important 26% 43% 26% 5% 3,172
Not too important 24% 41% 31% 4% 1,313
Not at all important 13% 32% 49% 6% 484

Views about size of government among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 1,778. 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% 58% 4% 3% 1,778
Somewhat important 52% 43% 2% 3% 3,172
Not too important 58% 37% 2% 3% 1,313
Not at all important 48% 46% 3% 3% 484

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 1,778. 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% 54% 3% 2% 1,778
Somewhat important 44% 51% 3% 2% 3,172
Not too important 44% 52% 2% 1% 1,313
Not at all important 35% 61% 3% < 1% 484

Views about abortion among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 1,778. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 46% 49% 5% 1,778
Somewhat important 68% 29% 3% 3,172
Not too important 75% 21% 4% 1,313
Not at all important 80% 18% 2% 484

Views about homosexuality among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 1,778. 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 67% 26% 4% 4% 1,778
Somewhat important 79% 15% 3% 2% 3,172
Not too important 85% 12% 2% 2% 1,313
Not at all important 86% 10% 2% 2% 484

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,778. 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% 36% 10% 1,778
Somewhat important 71% 22% 7% 3,172
Not too important 79% 15% 5% 1,313
Not at all important 84% 12% 4% 484

Views about environmental regulation among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 1,778. 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% 58% 2% 4% 1,778
Somewhat important 34% 61% 2% 2% 3,172
Not too important 31% 66% 1% 2% 1,313
Not at all important 28% 68% 3% 1% 484

Views about human evolution among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 1,778. 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 27% 32% 5% 30% 5% 1,778
Somewhat important 45% 28% 6% 18% 3% 3,172
Not too important 66% 16% 5% 11% 2% 1,313
Not at all important 69% 11% 5% 12% 3% 484