Importance of religion in one's life among adults with a post-graduate degree

% of adults with a post-graduate degree who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,897. 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 46% 24% 14% 15% 1% 5,897

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults with a post-graduate degree by religious group

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 59% 29% 9% 2% 1% 1,128
Evangelical Protestant 84% 13% 2% 1% < 1% 959
Hindu 26% 50% 15% 8% < 1% 104
Historically Black Protestant 84% 14% 2% < 1% < 1% 193
Jewish 34% 36% 21% 8% < 1% 326
Mainline Protestant 50% 35% 12% 2% 1% 1,269
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 3% 15% 27% 54% < 1% 1,382

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,670. 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 8% 40% 31% 22% 2,670
Somewhat important 9% 47% 27% 16% 1,341
Not too important 12% 48% 25% 15% 802
Not at all important 11% 45% 25% 20% 891

Generational cohort among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,670. 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 1% 13% 34% 37% 14% 1% 2,670
Somewhat important 1% 17% 38% 34% 9% 1% 1,341
Not too important 3% 19% 38% 30% 9% 1% 802
Not at all important 1% 19% 35% 31% 12% 1% 891

Gender composition among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,752. 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% 54% 2,752
Somewhat important 50% 50% 1,369
Not too important 49% 51% 816
Not at all important 56% 44% 915

Racial and ethnic composition among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,703. 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 72% 12% 6% 6% 3% 2,703
Somewhat important 75% 5% 12% 5% 2% 1,345
Not too important 77% 3% 11% 4% 5% 809
Not at all important 84% 2% 7% 5% 2% 904

Immigrant status among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,722. 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% 9% 78% 2,722
Somewhat important 19% 13% 69% 1,357
Not too important 22% 11% 68% 808
Not at all important 17% 11% 72% 906

Income distribution among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 = 2,413. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 9% 12% 36% 43% 2,413
Somewhat important 9% 8% 31% 52% 1,249
Not too important 10% 11% 27% 52% 725
Not at all important 7% 11% 29% 53% 828

Marital status among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,745. 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% 3% 9% 5% 13% 2,745
Somewhat important 67% 6% 9% 4% 14% 1,365
Not too important 59% 9% 8% 3% 21% 813
Not at all important 59% 11% 11% 3% 16% 913

Parent of children under 18 among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,737. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 34% 66% 2,737
Somewhat important 36% 64% 1,361
Not too important 29% 71% 813
Not at all important 27% 73% 912

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 = 2,752. 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 86% 11% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2,752
Somewhat important 38% 42% 10% 1% 7% 3% 1,369
Not too important 15% 34% 20% 1% 22% 8% 816
Not at all important 8% 12% 11% < 1% 61% 8% 915

Attendance at religious services among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 = 2,752. 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% 23% 6% 1% 2,752
Somewhat important 14% 64% 23% < 1% 1,369
Not too important 2% 40% 58% < 1% 816
Not at all important 1% 10% 89% < 1% 915

Frequency of prayer among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,752. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 82% 12% 3% 2% 1% 2,752
Somewhat important 34% 29% 14% 22% 1% 1,369
Not too important 13% 13% 9% 65% 1% 816
Not at all important 6% 4% 2% 87% 1% 915

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 = 2,752. 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% 15% 13% 31% 1% 2,752
Somewhat important 5% 6% 11% 78% < 1% 1,369
Not too important 2% 1% 3% 95% < 1% 816
Not at all important 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 915

Frequency of meditation among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 = 2,752. 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% 2% 30% 2% 2,752
Somewhat important 32% 10% 9% 48% < 1% 1,369
Not too important 26% 13% 7% 53% 1% 816
Not at all important 26% 10% 8% 56% 1% 915

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 = 2,752. 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% 13% 5% 4% 1% 2,752
Somewhat important 41% 23% 19% 14% 2% 1,369
Not too important 39% 17% 16% 27% 1% 816
Not at all important 38% 15% 14% 32% 2% 915

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 = 2,752. 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% 17% 13% 13% 1% 2,752
Somewhat important 41% 22% 19% 18% < 1% 1,369
Not too important 40% 22% 19% 19% 1% 816
Not at all important 48% 16% 18% 17% 1% 915

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 = 2,752. 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% 10% 25% 7% 4% 2,752
Somewhat important 9% 20% 53% 15% 2% 1,369
Not too important 3% 22% 53% 20% 1% 816
Not at all important < 1% 26% 39% 33% 2% 915

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 = 2,752. 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% 51% 2% < 1% 2,752
Somewhat important 24% 74% 2% 1% 1,369
Not too important 16% 81% 2% < 1% 816
Not at all important 15% 83% 1% 1% 915

Frequency of reading scripture among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 = 2,752. 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% 14% 9% 19% 1% 2,752
Somewhat important 9% 10% 16% 64% < 1% 1,369
Not too important 4% 2% 7% 86% < 1% 816
Not at all important 2% 1% 4% 93% < 1% 915

Interpreting scripture among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 = 2,752. 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% 44% 4% 17% 8% 2,752
Somewhat important 4% 27% 1% 59% 10% 1,369
Not too important 1% 8% < 1% 85% 5% 816
Not at all important 1% 1% < 1% 95% 4% 915

Belief in Heaven among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,752. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 80% 11% 8% 2,752
Somewhat important 59% 31% 10% 1,369
Not too important 29% 61% 10% 816
Not at all important 9% 86% 5% 915

Belief in Hell among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,752. 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% 27% 11% 2,752
Somewhat important 35% 55% 10% 1,369
Not too important 16% 76% 9% 816
Not at all important 5% 91% 4% 915

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,752. 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% 12% 43% 2,752
Somewhat important 32% 12% 57% 1,369
Not too important 23% 9% 68% 816
Not at all important 16% 9% 75% 915

Political ideology among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,752. 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% 36% 21% 3% 2,752
Somewhat important 18% 44% 35% 2% 1,369
Not too important 10% 39% 49% 3% 816
Not at all important 9% 27% 62% 2% 915

Views about size of government among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 = 2,752. 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% 35% 3% 3% 2,752
Somewhat important 52% 43% 2% 2% 1,369
Not too important 42% 51% 3% 3% 816
Not at all important 38% 55% 4% 3% 915

Views about government aid to the poor among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 = 2,752. 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% 52% 4% 1% 2,752
Somewhat important 34% 61% 5% 1% 1,369
Not too important 26% 69% 2% 2% 816
Not at all important 24% 71% 3% 1% 915

Views about abortion among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 = 2,752. 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% 50% 3% 2,752
Somewhat important 78% 20% 3% 1,369
Not too important 88% 10% 2% 816
Not at all important 91% 7% 2% 915

Views about homosexuality among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 = 2,752. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 56% 36% 5% 4% 2,752
Somewhat important 84% 11% 3% 2% 1,369
Not too important 91% 7% 2% < 1% 816
Not at all important 95% 3% 2% < 1% 915

Views about same-sex marriage among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,752. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 48% 46% 7% 2,752
Somewhat important 79% 15% 6% 1,369
Not too important 88% 9% 3% 816
Not at all important 94% 4% 2% 915

Views about environmental regulation among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 = 2,752. 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% 63% 2% 2% 2,752
Somewhat important 24% 73% 2% 1% 1,369
Not too important 17% 80% 1% 1% 816
Not at all important 12% 84% 2% 2% 915

Views about human evolution among adults with a post-graduate degree by importance of religion

% of adults with a post-graduate degree 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 = 2,752. 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% 37% 6% 35% 3% 2,752
Somewhat important 57% 25% 6% 10% 1% 1,369
Not too important 79% 10% 4% 6% 1% 816
Not at all important 90% 3% 2% 3% 1% 915