Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,223. 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 32% 40% 18% 10% < 1% 3,223
2007 42% 41% 11% 5% 1% 4,299

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 35% 50% 13% 2% < 1% 793
Evangelical Protestant 54% 40% 5% 1% 1% 499
Historically Black Protestant 68% 28% 3% < 1% < 1% 127
Jewish 30% 42% 17% 10% 1% 127
Mainline Protestant 31% 49% 17% 2% < 1% 635
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 26% 33% 32% < 1% 816

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 957. 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% 37% 27% 15% 957
Somewhat important 26% 35% 27% 13% 1,270
Not too important 28% 42% 20% 10% 592
Not at all important 27% 45% 17% 10% 340

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 957. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 11% 16% 30% 32% 10% 1% 957
Somewhat important 17% 14% 29% 31% 8% < 1% 1,270
Not too important 17% 18% 34% 25% 6% < 1% 592
Not at all important 18% 20% 35% 22% 5% 1% 340

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 975. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 46% 54% 975
Somewhat important 52% 48% 1,288
Not too important 53% 47% 599
Not at all important 60% 40% 345

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 964. 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% 16% 4% 19% 3% 964
Somewhat important 70% 5% 8% 14% 3% 1,274
Not too important 73% 4% 10% 11% 2% 593
Not at all important 78% 4% 6% 11% 1% 343

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 957. 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% 9% 72% 957
Somewhat important 16% 11% 73% 1,275
Not too important 15% 13% 72% 592
Not at all important 17% 11% 71% 342

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 858. 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% 18% 25% 16% 858
Somewhat important 28% 18% 31% 23% 1,164
Not too important 26% 19% 28% 27% 538
Not at all important 19% 20% 32% 28% 317

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 967. 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% 26% 14% 9% 967
Somewhat important 37% 30% 19% 13% 1,285
Not too important 31% 31% 23% 15% 596
Not at all important 22% 29% 25% 24% 344

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 971. 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% 12% 7% 25% 971
Somewhat important 48% 9% 10% 5% 27% 1,286
Not too important 45% 8% 9% 2% 36% 599
Not at all important 44% 13% 13% 2% 28% 343

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 973. 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% 64% 973
Somewhat important 30% 70% 1,286
Not too important 22% 78% 599
Not at all important 22% 78% 344

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 975. 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 77% 19% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 975
Somewhat important 47% 42% 7% < 1% 2% 1% 1,288
Not too important 20% 38% 22% < 1% 14% 5% 599
Not at all important 9% 16% 12% 1% 53% 8% 345

Attendance at religious services among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 975. 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% 42% 16% 1% 975
Somewhat important 8% 64% 27% < 1% 1,288
Not too important 1% 37% 62% < 1% 599
Not at all important < 1% 12% 87% < 1% 345

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 975. 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 64% 24% 6% 4% 1% 975
Somewhat important 27% 32% 16% 24% < 1% 1,288
Not too important 11% 15% 14% 61% < 1% 599
Not at all important 6% 2% 4% 88% < 1% 345

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 975. 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% 13% 19% 47% < 1% 975
Somewhat important 3% 6% 12% 78% < 1% 1,288
Not too important 1% 1% 4% 94% < 1% 599
Not at all important 1% < 1% 2% 97% < 1% 345

Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 975. 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% 9% 12% 49% 2% 975
Somewhat important 15% 9% 11% 64% 1% 1,288
Not too important 13% 9% 10% 66% 1% 599
Not at all important 17% 10% 11% 62% < 1% 345

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 975. 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 25% 16% 30% 28% 1% 975
Somewhat important 23% 18% 31% 26% 1% 1,288
Not too important 30% 18% 29% 22% < 1% 599
Not at all important 35% 20% 27% 18% < 1% 345

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 975. 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% 7% 45% 7% 2% 975
Somewhat important 12% 11% 65% 11% 1% 1,288
Not too important 2% 18% 64% 14% 1% 599
Not at all important 2% 20% 50% 27% 1% 345

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 975. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 34% 63% < 1% 2% 975
Somewhat important 25% 73% 1% < 1% 1,288
Not too important 20% 80% 1% < 1% 599
Not at all important 16% 84% < 1% < 1% 345

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 975. 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% 18% 19% 35% < 1% 975
Somewhat important 7% 10% 18% 66% < 1% 1,288
Not too important 1% 5% 7% 86% < 1% 599
Not at all important 1% 1% 3% 95% < 1% 345

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 975. 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% 34% 5% 14% 6% 975
Somewhat important 12% 40% 1% 39% 8% 1,288
Not too important 5% 13% < 1% 73% 8% 599
Not at all important 2% 3% < 1% 90% 4% 345

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 975. 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 87% 7% 6% 975
Somewhat important 79% 14% 7% 1,288
Not too important 46% 41% 13% 599
Not at all important 17% 79% 5% 345

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 975. 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% 8% 975
Somewhat important 57% 35% 8% 1,288
Not too important 32% 58% 10% 599
Not at all important 14% 82% 4% 345

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 975. 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% 15% 45% 975
Somewhat important 38% 16% 46% 1,288
Not too important 29% 18% 53% 599
Not at all important 18% 16% 66% 345

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 975. 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% 31% 22% 7% 975
Somewhat important 27% 46% 24% 4% 1,288
Not too important 19% 42% 35% 4% 599
Not at all important 11% 36% 48% 4% 345

Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 975. 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% 47% 3% 3% 975
Somewhat important 53% 41% 2% 4% 1,288
Not too important 49% 46% 3% 3% 599
Not at all important 46% 48% 4% 2% 345

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 975. 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% 49% 3% 2% 975
Somewhat important 45% 50% 4% 1% 1,288
Not too important 37% 59% 3% 1% 599
Not at all important 34% 63% 1% 2% 345

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 975. 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% 5% 975
Somewhat important 65% 32% 3% 1,288
Not too important 80% 18% 2% 599
Not at all important 86% 12% 2% 345

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 975. 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% 37% 4% 4% 975
Somewhat important 78% 16% 3% 3% 1,288
Not too important 87% 10% 1% 2% 599
Not at all important 89% 7% 1% 2% 345

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 975. 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% 46% 10% 975
Somewhat important 68% 25% 7% 1,288
Not too important 81% 13% 6% 599
Not at all important 89% 9% 3% 345

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 975. 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% 975
Somewhat important 36% 59% 2% 2% 1,288
Not too important 30% 68% 1% 1% 599
Not at all important 22% 74% 1% 3% 345

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 975. 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% 29% 4% 40% 5% 975
Somewhat important 40% 34% 4% 20% 3% 1,288
Not too important 64% 16% 5% 12% 2% 599
Not at all important 78% 8% 4% 9% 1% 345