Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,093. 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 41% 36% 13% 10% < 1% 5,093
2007 49% 36% 9% 5% < 1% 4,813

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 48% 42% 8% 1% 1% 1,175
Evangelical Protestant 63% 34% 2% < 1% < 1% 957
Historically Black Protestant 79% 19% 1% 1% < 1% 210
Jewish 28% 50% 18% 4% < 1% 150
Mainline Protestant 42% 47% 9% 2% 1% 1,041
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 10% 25% 29% 36% < 1% 1,191

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,010. 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% 37% 25% 15% 2,010
Somewhat important 28% 36% 24% 12% 1,776
Not too important 43% 30% 19% 8% 653
Not at all important 40% 36% 15% 9% 548

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,010. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 13% 15% 31% 29% 10% 1% 2,010
Somewhat important 19% 17% 29% 28% 7% < 1% 1,776
Not too important 31% 21% 21% 22% 5% 1% 653
Not at all important 27% 22% 26% 19% 5% < 1% 548

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,053. 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% 55% 2,053
Somewhat important 51% 49% 1,804
Not too important 56% 44% 663
Not at all important 60% 40% 552

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,024. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 60% 16% 4% 18% 3% 2,024
Somewhat important 73% 7% 4% 12% 4% 1,781
Not too important 78% 6% 5% 9% 3% 659
Not at all important 76% 6% 6% 9% 3% 544

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,016. 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% 9% 75% 2,016
Somewhat important 13% 11% 76% 1,787
Not too important 11% 13% 76% 658
Not at all important 12% 13% 75% 547

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who have a household income of…

Importance of religion in one's life Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,796. 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% 21% 25% 17% 1,796
Somewhat important 30% 20% 29% 21% 1,630
Not too important 27% 19% 28% 26% 609
Not at all important 25% 19% 30% 26% 511

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,045. 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% 30% 15% 11% 2,045
Somewhat important 37% 33% 19% 11% 1,796
Not too important 28% 34% 25% 14% 661
Not at all important 24% 34% 25% 16% 551

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,048. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 51% 6% 13% 6% 24% 2,048
Somewhat important 46% 10% 11% 3% 30% 1,801
Not too important 41% 9% 8% 1% 41% 660
Not at all important 30% 13% 12% 2% 42% 552

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,047. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 37% 63% 2,047
Somewhat important 30% 70% 1,797
Not too important 25% 75% 660
Not at all important 21% 79% 550

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,053. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 84% 13% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,053
Somewhat important 51% 39% 6% < 1% 2% 1% 1,804
Not too important 16% 40% 18% < 1% 20% 6% 663
Not at all important 11% 15% 12% < 1% 58% 4% 552

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,053. 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% 40% 12% < 1% 2,053
Somewhat important 14% 59% 27% < 1% 1,804
Not too important 2% 42% 56% < 1% 663
Not at all important 1% 10% 89% < 1% 552

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,053. 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% 21% 4% 4% 1% 2,053
Somewhat important 34% 35% 14% 16% 1% 1,804
Not too important 9% 14% 13% 63% < 1% 663
Not at all important 6% 4% 6% 84% < 1% 552

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,053. 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 24% 19% 14% 43% 1% 2,053
Somewhat important 6% 10% 9% 75% 1% 1,804
Not too important 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 663
Not at all important 1% 1% 1% 97% < 1% 552

Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,053. 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% 13% 4% 43% 1% 2,053
Somewhat important 22% 14% 7% 57% < 1% 1,804
Not too important 21% 16% 5% 56% 1% 663
Not at all important 16% 15% 10% 59% < 1% 552

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,053. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 37% 22% 18% 22% 1% 2,053
Somewhat important 35% 26% 16% 23% < 1% 1,804
Not too important 44% 29% 13% 14% < 1% 663
Not at all important 51% 25% 12% 12% < 1% 552

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,053. 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% 9% 39% 6% 2% 2,053
Somewhat important 13% 13% 64% 8% 1% 1,804
Not too important 2% 22% 59% 15% 1% 663
Not at all important 2% 23% 48% 25% 2% 552

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,053. 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% 62% 1% 1% 2,053
Somewhat important 25% 73% 1% 1% 1,804
Not too important 18% 81% 1% < 1% 663
Not at all important 17% 82% 1% < 1% 552

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,053. 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% 21% 12% 26% < 1% 2,053
Somewhat important 11% 14% 13% 61% < 1% 1,804
Not too important 3% 6% 8% 83% < 1% 663
Not at all important 4% 3% 3% 90% < 1% 552

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,053. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 39% 38% 3% 13% 7% 2,053
Somewhat important 15% 39% 1% 38% 8% 1,804
Not too important 4% 14% < 1% 74% 8% 663
Not at all important 3% 3% < 1% 92% 1% 552

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,053. 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% 7% 4% 2,053
Somewhat important 79% 14% 7% 1,804
Not too important 41% 47% 12% 663
Not at all important 14% 81% 5% 552

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,053. 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% 19% 7% 2,053
Somewhat important 59% 33% 8% 1,804
Not too important 30% 62% 8% 663
Not at all important 10% 85% 4% 552

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,053. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 42% 16% 42% 2,053
Somewhat important 40% 17% 43% 1,804
Not too important 29% 13% 59% 663
Not at all important 17% 13% 69% 552

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,053. 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% 35% 16% 6% 2,053
Somewhat important 31% 39% 26% 4% 1,804
Not too important 18% 40% 38% 5% 663
Not at all important 11% 28% 56% 4% 552

Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,053. 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% 45% 2% 3% 2,053
Somewhat important 55% 40% 2% 3% 1,804
Not too important 51% 44% 3% 2% 663
Not at all important 42% 53% 3% 2% 552

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,053. 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% 48% 4% 2% 2,053
Somewhat important 47% 49% 2% 1% 1,804
Not too important 36% 59% 3% 2% 663
Not at all important 28% 67% 4% 1% 552

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,053. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 42% 54% 4% 2,053
Somewhat important 66% 31% 3% 1,804
Not too important 79% 20% 2% 663
Not at all important 86% 12% 2% 552

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,053. 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% 36% 5% 4% 2,053
Somewhat important 78% 18% 3% 2% 1,804
Not too important 88% 8% 2% 2% 663
Not at all important 93% 5% 2% < 1% 552

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,053. 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% 46% 8% 2,053
Somewhat important 67% 27% 6% 1,804
Not too important 84% 13% 4% 663
Not at all important 90% 5% 5% 552

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,053. 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% 55% 2% 3% 2,053
Somewhat important 36% 61% 2% 1% 1,804
Not too important 24% 73% 1% 1% 663
Not at all important 17% 79% 3% 2% 552

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,053. 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 17% 33% 3% 42% 4% 2,053
Somewhat important 39% 30% 5% 23% 2% 1,804
Not too important 72% 13% 4% 9% 1% 663
Not at all important 84% 5% 1% 7% 2% 552