Importance of religion in one's life among college graduates

% of college graduates who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,798. 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 47% 25% 14% 14% 1% 8,798

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Importance of religion in one's life among college graduates by religious group

% of college graduates 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 53% 35% 10% 2% < 1% 1,788
Evangelical Protestant 80% 17% 2% < 1% 1% 1,870
Historically Black Protestant 85% 12% 3% < 1% < 1% 289
Jewish 29% 39% 21% 11% < 1% 294
Mainline Protestant 50% 35% 11% 4% < 1% 1,673
Mormon 90% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% 212
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 7% 16% 28% 47% 1% 2,071

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,120. 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 14% 39% 30% 17% 4,120
Somewhat important 21% 42% 25% 12% 2,097
Not too important 27% 39% 22% 12% 1,122
Not at all important 25% 42% 21% 11% 1,199

Generational cohort among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,120. 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 5% 15% 32% 35% 11% 1% 4,120
Somewhat important 9% 22% 32% 30% 7% 1% 2,097
Not too important 11% 24% 31% 26% 7% 1% 1,122
Not at all important 12% 25% 31% 25% 7% < 1% 1,199

Gender composition among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. 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% 58% 4,238
Somewhat important 48% 52% 2,142
Not too important 56% 44% 1,138
Not at all important 57% 43% 1,213

Racial and ethnic composition among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,167. 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% 12% 5% 9% 3% 4,167
Somewhat important 76% 5% 8% 9% 3% 2,115
Not too important 78% 3% 10% 6% 3% 1,124
Not at all important 82% 4% 4% 7% 3% 1,193

Immigrant status among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,212. 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.
Very important 13% 9% 78% 4,212
Somewhat important 13% 12% 75% 2,132
Not too important 14% 12% 74% 1,125
Not at all important 12% 13% 75% 1,208

Income distribution among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates 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 = 3,681. 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% 18% 36% 30% 3,681
Somewhat important 12% 18% 35% 35% 1,912
Not too important 12% 18% 32% 38% 1,031
Not at all important 12% 16% 37% 35% 1,128

Marital status among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,212. 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.
Very important 66% 3% 11% 5% 15% 4,212
Somewhat important 58% 8% 9% 3% 23% 2,134
Not too important 53% 9% 7% 2% 28% 1,129
Not at all important 44% 14% 10% 3% 29% 1,208

Parent of children under 18 among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,221. 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% 63% 4,221
Somewhat important 32% 68% 2,137
Not too important 26% 74% 1,136
Not at all important 23% 77% 1,210

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who say they…

Importance of religion in one's life Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 90% 8% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 4,238
Somewhat important 47% 38% 7% < 1% 4% 2% 2,142
Not too important 15% 33% 21% < 1% 24% 8% 1,138
Not at all important 9% 11% 10% 1% 63% 7% 1,213

Attendance at religious services among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who attend religious services…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. 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 68% 26% 6% < 1% 4,238
Somewhat important 15% 59% 26% < 1% 2,142
Not too important 2% 36% 62% < 1% 1,138
Not at all important 1% 10% 88% < 1% 1,213

Frequency of prayer among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. 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% 2% 1% 4,238
Somewhat important 36% 29% 13% 21% 1% 2,142
Not too important 10% 11% 8% 70% < 1% 1,138
Not at all important 6% 3% 2% 88% 1% 1,213

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who attend prayer group…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. 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% 12% 12% 31% 1% 4,238
Somewhat important 6% 6% 10% 77% < 1% 2,142
Not too important 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 1,138
Not at all important 1% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 1,213

Frequency of meditation among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who meditate…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. 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 53% 7% 4% 34% 2% 4,238
Somewhat important 30% 12% 8% 49% 1% 2,142
Not too important 23% 10% 7% 59% 1% 1,138
Not at all important 24% 8% 5% 63% 1% 1,213

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 79% 12% 5% 3% 1% 4,238
Somewhat important 43% 24% 17% 15% 1% 2,142
Not too important 34% 20% 17% 27% 2% 1,138
Not at all important 38% 16% 10% 33% 3% 1,213

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. 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% 16% 12% 18% 2% 4,238
Somewhat important 39% 20% 16% 24% 1% 2,142
Not too important 42% 21% 19% 18% 1% 1,138
Not at all important 50% 15% 16% 18% < 1% 1,213

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. 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% 8% 26% 5% 4% 4,238
Somewhat important 11% 18% 58% 11% 2% 2,142
Not too important 3% 21% 54% 20% 2% 1,138
Not at all important 1% 20% 49% 28% 2% 1,213

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who say…

Importance of religion in one's life There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. 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% 48% 2% 1% 4,238
Somewhat important 27% 71% 1% 1% 2,142
Not too important 18% 81% 1% < 1% 1,138
Not at all important 15% 83% 1% 1% 1,213

Frequency of reading scripture among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who read scripture…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 60% 12% 8% 19% 1% 4,238
Somewhat important 11% 10% 13% 66% < 1% 2,142
Not too important 3% 3% 6% 88% < 1% 1,138
Not at all important 2% 3% 3% 92% < 1% 1,213

Interpreting scripture among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who say the holy scripture is…

Importance of religion in one's life Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. 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% 40% 4% 12% 7% 4,238
Somewhat important 6% 33% 1% 51% 9% 2,142
Not too important 1% 9% < 1% 83% 7% 1,138
Not at all important 1% 2% < 1% 94% 3% 1,213

Belief in Heaven among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 85% 8% 7% 4,238
Somewhat important 69% 23% 9% 2,142
Not too important 32% 56% 12% 1,138
Not at all important 9% 86% 5% 1,213

Belief in Hell among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. 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% 20% 9% 4,238
Somewhat important 46% 45% 9% 2,142
Not too important 20% 72% 8% 1,138
Not at all important 6% 90% 4% 1,213

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. 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% 12% 33% 4,238
Somewhat important 38% 13% 49% 2,142
Not too important 25% 12% 62% 1,138
Not at all important 16% 13% 71% 1,213

Political ideology among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. 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% 31% 14% 3% 4,238
Somewhat important 26% 42% 30% 3% 2,142
Not too important 14% 41% 42% 3% 1,138
Not at all important 10% 30% 57% 3% 1,213

Views about size of government among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who would rather have…

Importance of religion in one's life Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. 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 65% 30% 3% 3% 4,238
Somewhat important 57% 37% 3% 3% 2,142
Not too important 48% 44% 3% 4% 1,138
Not at all important 41% 52% 3% 4% 1,213

Views about government aid to the poor among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who say government aid to the poor…

Importance of religion in one's life Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. 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% 40% 4% 2% 4,238
Somewhat important 44% 50% 4% 1% 2,142
Not too important 33% 62% 4% 2% 1,138
Not at all important 26% 70% 3% 1% 1,213

Views about abortion among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who say abortion should be…

Importance of religion in one's life Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 39% 57% 4% 4,238
Somewhat important 72% 25% 2% 2,142
Not too important 86% 12% 2% 1,138
Not at all important 90% 7% 3% 1,213

Views about homosexuality among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who say homosexuality…

Importance of religion in one's life Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. 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% 5% 4% 4,238
Somewhat important 83% 12% 3% 2% 2,142
Not too important 92% 6% 1% 1% 1,138
Not at all important 94% 4% 1% 1% 1,213

Views about same-sex marriage among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. 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% 53% 7% 4,238
Somewhat important 76% 19% 5% 2,142
Not too important 88% 8% 4% 1,138
Not at all important 93% 5% 2% 1,213

Views about environmental regulation among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who say…

Importance of religion in one's life Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 42% 53% 3% 3% 4,238
Somewhat important 29% 67% 2% 2% 2,142
Not too important 22% 75% 2% 2% 1,138
Not at all important 16% 81% 2% 1% 1,213

Views about human evolution among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates who say humans…

Importance of religion in one's life Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,238. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 15% 32% 4% 45% 5% 4,238
Somewhat important 48% 30% 6% 14% 2% 2,142
Not too important 78% 11% 5% 5% 2% 1,138
Not at all important 88% 5% 2% 5% 1% 1,213