Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,262. 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 19% 31% 23% 27% 1% 5,262
2007 24% 36% 22% 17% 1% 5,886

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 30% 41% 20% 9% < 1% 963
Evangelical Protestant 40% 46% 11% 2% < 1% 511
Historically Black Protestant 66% 26% 5% 1% 1% 136
Jewish 13% 37% 33% 17% < 1% 235
Mainline Protestant 21% 50% 22% 6% 1% 778
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 18% 28% 49% 1% 2,348

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 885. 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 18% 32% 32% 18% 885
Somewhat important 24% 34% 25% 17% 1,569
Not too important 31% 32% 22% 15% 1,224
Not at all important 31% 35% 18% 16% 1,464

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 885. 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% 15% 26% 34% 14% 2% 885
Somewhat important 16% 15% 28% 30% 11% 1% 1,569
Not too important 19% 18% 26% 27% 8% 1% 1,224
Not at all important 20% 18% 27% 23% 10% 1% 1,464

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 909. 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% 46% 909
Somewhat important 58% 42% 1,591
Not too important 66% 34% 1,237
Not at all important 69% 31% 1,492

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 895. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 53% 19% 3% 20% 5% 895
Somewhat important 70% 8% 3% 16% 3% 1,574
Not too important 79% 3% 8% 7% 3% 1,226
Not at all important 81% 3% 4% 8% 3% 1,473

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 889. 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 20% 12% 68% 889
Somewhat important 12% 12% 76% 1,565
Not too important 11% 12% 77% 1,219
Not at all important 10% 13% 77% 1,470

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 765. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 53% 19% 17% 11% 765
Somewhat important 37% 23% 23% 17% 1,397
Not too important 29% 20% 30% 21% 1,099
Not at all important 31% 18% 28% 23% 1,326

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 901. 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% 26% 8% 7% 901
Somewhat important 50% 29% 13% 8% 1,584
Not too important 40% 32% 17% 11% 1,231
Not at all important 40% 29% 18% 12% 1,487

Marital status among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 905. 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% 8% 18% 9% 26% 905
Somewhat important 44% 10% 13% 7% 26% 1,580
Not too important 43% 9% 10% 4% 34% 1,229
Not at all important 37% 10% 12% 4% 38% 1,483

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 907. 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% 907
Somewhat important 29% 71% 1,582
Not too important 23% 77% 1,232
Not at all important 20% 80% 1,487

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 909. 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% 4% 1% 2% < 1% 909
Somewhat important 39% 41% 12% 1% 5% 2% 1,591
Not too important 12% 34% 22% 1% 24% 8% 1,237
Not at all important 6% 9% 11% < 1% 67% 7% 1,492

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 909. 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% 35% 29% 1% 909
Somewhat important 9% 46% 45% < 1% 1,591
Not too important 2% 29% 68% < 1% 1,237
Not at all important 1% 7% 92% < 1% 1,492

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 909. 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% 19% 7% 15% 1% 909
Somewhat important 23% 22% 15% 39% 1% 1,591
Not too important 6% 7% 9% 78% < 1% 1,237
Not at all important 2% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 1,492

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 909. 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% 8% 7% 66% < 1% 909
Somewhat important 4% 3% 6% 86% < 1% 1,591
Not too important 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 1,237
Not at all important 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 1,492

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 909. 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 31% 6% 3% 58% 3% 909
Somewhat important 14% 6% 4% 75% 1% 1,591
Not too important 9% 7% 4% 80% < 1% 1,237
Not at all important 11% 5% 3% 81% 1% 1,492

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 909. 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 29% 8% 10% 51% 2% 909
Somewhat important 25% 11% 15% 48% 1% 1,591
Not too important 24% 16% 16% 43% 1% 1,237
Not at all important 30% 14% 14% 41% < 1% 1,492

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 909. 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% 8% 46% 9% 2% 909
Somewhat important 9% 12% 65% 11% 2% 1,591
Not too important 3% 15% 64% 16% 1% 1,237
Not at all important 1% 14% 61% 22% 2% 1,492

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 909. 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 29% 67% 3% 1% 909
Somewhat important 23% 75% 1% 1% 1,591
Not too important 23% 75% 2% < 1% 1,237
Not at all important 18% 80% 1% 1% 1,492

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 909. 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 28% 11% 7% 54% < 1% 909
Somewhat important 5% 6% 9% 79% 1% 1,591
Not too important 2% 2% 4% 92% < 1% 1,237
Not at all important 1% 2% 2% 94% < 1% 1,492

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 909. 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% 29% 3% 19% 8% 909
Somewhat important 15% 31% 1% 43% 9% 1,591
Not too important 4% 14% < 1% 74% 7% 1,237
Not at all important 2% 4% < 1% 89% 6% 1,492

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 909. 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% 10% 5% 909
Somewhat important 71% 19% 9% 1,591
Not too important 41% 47% 12% 1,237
Not at all important 14% 79% 6% 1,492

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 909. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 68% 22% 10% 909
Somewhat important 53% 37% 10% 1,591
Not too important 31% 60% 9% 1,237
Not at all important 11% 83% 6% 1,492

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 909. 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 29% 21% 50% 909
Somewhat important 36% 22% 42% 1,591
Not too important 36% 18% 46% 1,237
Not at all important 23% 22% 55% 1,492

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 909. 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 31% 31% 28% 10% 909
Somewhat important 30% 38% 25% 8% 1,591
Not too important 24% 38% 30% 7% 1,237
Not at all important 16% 32% 43% 9% 1,492

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 909. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 40% 53% 3% 4% 909
Somewhat important 52% 42% 2% 4% 1,591
Not too important 55% 39% 2% 4% 1,237
Not at all important 50% 43% 3% 4% 1,492

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 909. 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% 52% 2% 4% 909
Somewhat important 46% 49% 3% 2% 1,591
Not too important 43% 51% 4% 2% 1,237
Not at all important 36% 59% 3% 2% 1,492

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 909. 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% 51% 5% 909
Somewhat important 64% 32% 4% 1,591
Not too important 76% 21% 3% 1,237
Not at all important 81% 15% 3% 1,492

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 909. 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% 4% 4% 909
Somewhat important 70% 24% 3% 3% 1,591
Not too important 80% 15% 2% 3% 1,237
Not at all important 85% 10% 3% 2% 1,492

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 909. 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% 47% 10% 909
Somewhat important 62% 30% 8% 1,591
Not too important 75% 20% 5% 1,237
Not at all important 81% 13% 6% 1,492

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 909. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 43% 50% 2% 5% 909
Somewhat important 39% 56% 2% 2% 1,591
Not too important 33% 63% 2% 2% 1,237
Not at all important 27% 69% 1% 2% 1,492

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 909. 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 21% 29% 4% 38% 8% 909
Somewhat important 43% 22% 4% 26% 4% 1,591
Not too important 67% 14% 5% 11% 3% 1,237
Not at all important 79% 6% 3% 9% 3% 1,492