Importance of religion in one's life among adults with an education level of high school or less

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,584. 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 58% 24% 8% 8% 1% 10,584

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults with an education level of high school or less by religious group

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 60% 31% 6% 2% < 1% 2,431
Evangelical Protestant 79% 17% 2% 1% 1% 2,977
Historically Black Protestant 88% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% 823
Jehovah's Witness 88% 10% 1% < 1% 1% 130
Mainline Protestant 55% 33% 9% 2% 1% 1,536
Mormon 76% 19% 4% 1% < 1% 127
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 20% 27% 21% 31% 1% 2,129

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,201. 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% 29% 29% 26% 6,201
Somewhat important 27% 30% 27% 16% 2,460
Not too important 38% 29% 20% 13% 867
Not at all important 39% 31% 18% 13% 864

Generational cohort among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,201. 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 11% 10% 25% 34% 18% 2% 6,201
Somewhat important 20% 12% 26% 32% 10% 1% 2,460
Not too important 30% 13% 24% 24% 8% 1% 867
Not at all important 31% 14% 24% 22% 8% 1% 864

Gender composition among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,289. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 44% 56% 6,289
Somewhat important 54% 46% 2,486
Not too important 63% 37% 869
Not at all important 69% 31% 869

Racial and ethnic composition among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,222. 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% 18% 1% 24% 3% 6,222
Somewhat important 64% 8% 2% 22% 4% 2,466
Not too important 73% 6% 4% 14% 3% 859
Not at all important 71% 6% 4% 15% 4% 859

Immigrant status among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,179. 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 22% 7% 71% 6,179
Somewhat important 16% 10% 73% 2,435
Not too important 11% 12% 77% 858
Not at all important 13% 13% 74% 852

Income distribution among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 5,198. 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% 21% 16% 6% 5,198
Somewhat important 50% 22% 19% 9% 2,190
Not too important 42% 21% 25% 12% 768
Not at all important 42% 23% 21% 13% 754

Marital status among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,263. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 47% 6% 15% 12% 21% 6,263
Somewhat important 37% 11% 15% 7% 30% 2,475
Not too important 34% 9% 11% 4% 42% 866
Not at all important 29% 9% 12% 4% 46% 865

Parent of children under 18 among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,272. 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% 73% 6,272
Somewhat important 26% 74% 2,480
Not too important 23% 77% 868
Not at all important 21% 79% 865

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 6,289. 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% 12% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6,289
Somewhat important 54% 35% 6% 1% 2% 1% 2,486
Not too important 21% 37% 19% 1% 17% 4% 869
Not at all important 18% 12% 12% 1% 50% 7% 869

Attendance at religious services among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 6,289. 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% 29% 14% 1% 6,289
Somewhat important 13% 48% 38% 1% 2,486
Not too important 4% 32% 64% < 1% 869
Not at all important 3% 9% 88% < 1% 869

Frequency of prayer among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,289. 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% 14% 3% 4% 1% 6,289
Somewhat important 38% 27% 12% 22% 1% 2,486
Not too important 16% 12% 11% 61% < 1% 869
Not at all important 10% 5% 5% 80% < 1% 869

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 6,289. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 41% 13% 9% 36% 1% 6,289
Somewhat important 8% 9% 8% 74% < 1% 2,486
Not too important 3% 2% 4% 91% < 1% 869
Not at all important 4% 1% 2% 93% < 1% 869

Frequency of meditation among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 6,289. 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% 8% 3% 34% 3% 6,289
Somewhat important 25% 9% 5% 60% 1% 2,486
Not too important 17% 7% 5% 70% 1% 869
Not at all important 22% 5% 3% 69% 1% 869

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 6,289. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 74% 11% 6% 7% 2% 6,289
Somewhat important 41% 20% 14% 24% 1% 2,486
Not too important 27% 15% 15% 43% 1% 869
Not at all important 32% 11% 6% 49% 2% 869

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 6,289. 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% 13% 10% 26% 3% 6,289
Somewhat important 35% 15% 15% 33% 2% 2,486
Not too important 35% 13% 14% 37% 1% 869
Not at all important 41% 13% 11% 35% 1% 869

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 6,289. 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% 5% 35% 5% 2% 6,289
Somewhat important 16% 9% 63% 10% 2% 2,486
Not too important 4% 15% 67% 12% 1% 869
Not at all important 3% 12% 66% 16% 2% 869

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 6,289. 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% 60% 2% 2% 6,289
Somewhat important 26% 73% 1% 1% 2,486
Not too important 23% 75% 1% 1% 869
Not at all important 21% 78% < 1% < 1% 869

Frequency of reading scripture among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 6,289. 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% 12% 7% 23% 1% 6,289
Somewhat important 15% 12% 12% 61% 1% 2,486
Not too important 4% 5% 5% 85% < 1% 869
Not at all important 7% 3% 2% 87% < 1% 869

Interpreting scripture among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 6,289. 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% 23% 4% 8% 6% 6,289
Somewhat important 24% 35% 2% 31% 7% 2,486
Not too important 10% 19% 1% 63% 7% 869
Not at all important 7% 7% < 1% 79% 6% 869

Belief in Heaven among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,289. 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 89% 6% 5% 6,289
Somewhat important 80% 13% 7% 2,486
Not too important 51% 38% 11% 869
Not at all important 26% 66% 8% 869

Belief in Hell among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,289. 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 76% 16% 7% 6,289
Somewhat important 62% 29% 8% 2,486
Not too important 39% 52% 9% 869
Not at all important 20% 73% 7% 869

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,289. 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% 22% 42% 6,289
Somewhat important 35% 23% 42% 2,486
Not too important 34% 24% 43% 869
Not at all important 26% 29% 45% 869

Political ideology among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,289. 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% 26% 18% 9% 6,289
Somewhat important 33% 36% 23% 7% 2,486
Not too important 28% 37% 27% 8% 869
Not at all important 20% 32% 34% 13% 869

Views about size of government among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 6,289. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 43% 50% 3% 4% 6,289
Somewhat important 46% 48% 2% 4% 2,486
Not too important 53% 42% 3% 2% 869
Not at all important 53% 39% 3% 4% 869

Views about government aid to the poor among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 6,289. 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% 48% 4% 3% 6,289
Somewhat important 46% 49% 3% 2% 2,486
Not too important 46% 49% 4% 1% 869
Not at all important 42% 52% 4% 2% 869

Views about abortion among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 6,289. 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 33% 61% 6% 6,289
Somewhat important 58% 38% 4% 2,486
Not too important 70% 27% 3% 869
Not at all important 71% 25% 4% 869

Views about homosexuality among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 6,289. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 43% 48% 4% 4% 6,289
Somewhat important 69% 24% 3% 4% 2,486
Not too important 77% 18% 2% 3% 869
Not at all important 78% 16% 3% 3% 869

Views about same-sex marriage among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,289. 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% 59% 10% 6,289
Somewhat important 58% 33% 9% 2,486
Not too important 68% 25% 7% 869
Not at all important 72% 20% 8% 869

Views about environmental regulation among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 6,289. 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% 47% 2% 6% 6,289
Somewhat important 43% 51% 2% 4% 2,486
Not too important 39% 57% 2% 3% 869
Not at all important 34% 61% 2% 3% 869

Views about human evolution among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 6,289. 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% 24% 3% 51% 7% 6,289
Somewhat important 33% 27% 4% 31% 4% 2,486
Not too important 57% 17% 4% 19% 3% 869
Not at all important 63% 12% 4% 16% 4% 869