Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 20,955. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 69% 17% 6% 7% 1% 20,955
2007 73% 17% 4% 4% 1% 19,253

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 46% 30% 10% 11% 3% 166
Catholic 72% 24% 3% 1% < 1% 4,173
Evangelical Protestant 87% 10% 1% 1% 1% 6,541
Historically Black Protestant 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 1,423
Jehovah's Witness 96% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% 203
Jewish 57% 26% 13% 4% < 1% 320
Mainline Protestant 69% 23% 6% 2% 1% 3,532
Mormon 91% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% 545
Muslim 75% 17% 5% 2% 2% 152
Orthodox Christian 68% 22% 5% 5% < 1% 103
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 21% 23% 21% 34% 2% 3,048

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 14,194. 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% 30% 23% 14,194
Somewhat important 25% 35% 26% 14% 3,463
Not too important 31% 38% 21% 10% 1,217
Not at all important 31% 37% 22% 10% 1,460
Don't know 17% 35% 27% 20% 156

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 14,194. 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% 11% 27% 35% 15% 2% 14,194
Somewhat important 15% 17% 29% 31% 8% 1% 3,463
Not too important 20% 19% 30% 24% 6% < 1% 1,217
Not at all important 20% 21% 28% 26% 6% < 1% 1,460
Don't know 8% 16% 28% 33% 13% 2% 156

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 14,544. 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% 59% 14,544
Somewhat important 48% 52% 3,527
Not too important 49% 51% 1,233
Not at all important 57% 43% 1,480
Don't know 51% 49% 171

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 14,327. 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% 16% 2% 16% 4% 14,327
Somewhat important 65% 8% 4% 17% 5% 3,482
Not too important 71% 7% 5% 13% 5% 1,214
Not at all important 71% 5% 5% 14% 5% 1,447
Don't know 64% 7% 3% 20% 6% 153

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 14,373. 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% 8% 77% 14,373
Somewhat important 16% 12% 73% 3,480
Not too important 12% 14% 74% 1,221
Not at all important 13% 14% 73% 1,460
Don't know 18% 13% 69% 165

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 12,374. 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 38% 21% 26% 15% 12,374
Somewhat important 34% 20% 26% 20% 3,121
Not too important 24% 21% 29% 26% 1,110
Not at all important 24% 19% 28% 30% 1,358
Don't know 39% 21% 28% 12% 113

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 14,460. 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% 33% 15% 9% 14,460
Somewhat important 40% 32% 18% 10% 3,504
Not too important 27% 34% 22% 17% 1,230
Not at all important 28% 32% 23% 16% 1,472
Don't know 34% 36% 19% 11% 161

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 14,469. 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% 5% 14% 9% 18% 14,469
Somewhat important 44% 10% 14% 5% 26% 3,514
Not too important 42% 11% 11% 3% 33% 1,228
Not at all important 41% 12% 11% 3% 33% 1,474
Don't know 49% 3% 17% 8% 23% 158

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 14,478. 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 30% 70% 14,478
Somewhat important 29% 71% 3,519
Not too important 28% 72% 1,231
Not at all important 27% 73% 1,474
Don't know 22% 78% 167

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 14,544. 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% 14,544
Somewhat important 58% 32% 4% 1% 3% 2% 3,527
Not too important 28% 33% 15% < 1% 17% 6% 1,233
Not at all important 25% 14% 9% 1% 45% 7% 1,480
Don't know 67% 16% 2% 3% 5% 7% 171

Attendance at religious services among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 14,544. 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% 25% 9% 1% 14,544
Somewhat important 17% 53% 30% 1% 3,527
Not too important 4% 34% 62% < 1% 1,233
Not at all important 4% 12% 84% < 1% 1,480
Don't know 32% 16% 39% 12% 171

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,544. 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% 10% 1% 2% 1% 14,544
Somewhat important 49% 27% 9% 15% 1% 3,527
Not too important 23% 16% 9% 51% 1% 1,233
Not at all important 18% 7% 3% 72% 1% 1,480
Don't know 65% 9% 5% 12% 10% 171

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 14,544. 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% 9% 30% 1% 14,544
Somewhat important 10% 10% 10% 70% < 1% 3,527
Not too important 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 1,233
Not at all important 5% 1% 2% 92% 1% 1,480
Don't know 22% 10% 8% 50% 10% 171

Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 14,544. 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% 7% 2% 30% 2% 14,544
Somewhat important 42% 10% 4% 43% 1% 3,527
Not too important 38% 13% 6% 43% 1% 1,233
Not at all important 43% 9% 4% 43% 1% 1,480
Don't know 66% 7% 1% 16% 11% 171

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 14,544. 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% 15% 9% 20% 2% 14,544
Somewhat important 54% 15% 10% 20% 1% 3,527
Not too important 61% 14% 10% 14% 1% 1,233
Not at all important 67% 11% 8% 13% 1% 1,480
Don't know 65% 11% 3% 12% 9% 171

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 14,544. 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% 6% 29% 4% 3% 14,544
Somewhat important 16% 15% 56% 10% 2% 3,527
Not too important 5% 20% 61% 13% 2% 1,233
Not at all important 3% 21% 51% 23% 2% 1,480
Don't know 26% 11% 37% 6% 21% 171

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 14,544. 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% 52% 2% 1% 14,544
Somewhat important 29% 69% 1% 1% 3,527
Not too important 19% 79% 2% 1% 1,233
Not at all important 18% 80% 2% 1% 1,480
Don't know 29% 62% 2% 7% 171

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 14,544. 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% 11% 6% 16% 1% 14,544
Somewhat important 20% 13% 13% 53% 1% 3,527
Not too important 8% 6% 7% 79% < 1% 1,233
Not at all important 9% 3% 5% 83% 1% 1,480
Don't know 38% 9% 9% 37% 7% 171

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 14,544. 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% 30% 4% 9% 6% 14,544
Somewhat important 17% 31% 2% 41% 9% 3,527
Not too important 6% 13% < 1% 74% 7% 1,233
Not at all important 4% 5% 1% 85% 5% 1,480
Don't know 19% 19% 6% 35% 20% 171

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,544. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 88% 6% 6% 14,544
Somewhat important 74% 18% 8% 3,527
Not too important 42% 47% 11% 1,233
Not at all important 21% 70% 9% 1,480
Don't know 51% 23% 26% 171

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,544. 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 75% 17% 7% 14,544
Somewhat important 54% 37% 9% 3,527
Not too important 26% 64% 10% 1,233
Not at all important 13% 80% 7% 1,480
Don't know 37% 37% 25% 171

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 14,544. 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% 18% 38% 14,544
Somewhat important 33% 19% 48% 3,527
Not too important 26% 19% 56% 1,233
Not at all important 19% 21% 60% 1,480
Don't know 22% 39% 39% 171

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,544. 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% 29% 16% 6% 14,544
Somewhat important 28% 39% 28% 5% 3,527
Not too important 17% 40% 39% 4% 1,233
Not at all important 13% 33% 48% 6% 1,480
Don't know 26% 28% 27% 19% 171

Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 14,544. 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% 39% 3% 4% 14,544
Somewhat important 50% 43% 4% 3% 3,527
Not too important 49% 44% 4% 4% 1,233
Not at all important 45% 45% 4% 5% 1,480
Don't know 48% 29% 8% 15% 171

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 14,544. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 49% 45% 4% 2% 14,544
Somewhat important 43% 52% 4% 2% 3,527
Not too important 37% 58% 4% 1% 1,233
Not at all important 32% 62% 4% 2% 1,480
Don't know 28% 43% 11% 18% 171

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 14,544. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 35% 60% 5% 14,544
Somewhat important 65% 31% 4% 3,527
Not too important 80% 17% 3% 1,233
Not at all important 80% 16% 4% 1,480
Don't know 48% 35% 18% 171

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 14,544. 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% 5% 4% 14,544
Somewhat important 76% 17% 4% 3% 3,527
Not too important 87% 10% 2% 2% 1,233
Not at all important 87% 9% 3% 1% 1,480
Don't know 54% 17% 15% 14% 171

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,544. 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% 59% 8% 14,544
Somewhat important 68% 24% 8% 3,527
Not too important 83% 13% 4% 1,233
Not at all important 85% 11% 4% 1,480
Don't know 50% 31% 19% 171

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 14,544. 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% 50% 3% 4% 14,544
Somewhat important 34% 60% 2% 3% 3,527
Not too important 26% 70% 1% 2% 1,233
Not at all important 21% 74% 3% 2% 1,480
Don't know 20% 51% 9% 20% 171

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 14,544. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 12% 28% 3% 51% 5% 14,544
Somewhat important 37% 31% 5% 24% 3% 3,527
Not too important 66% 15% 5% 12% 2% 1,233
Not at all important 73% 11% 4% 10% 2% 1,480
Don't know 27% 18% 10% 25% 20% 171