Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,514. 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 58% 21% 9% 11% 1% 16,514
2007 62% 22% 8% 7% 1% 14,353

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 168. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 42% 32% 10% 13% 4% 168
Catholic 66% 26% 6% 2% < 1% 3,061
Evangelical Protestant 83% 13% 2% 1% 1% 4,247
Historically Black Protestant 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 812
Jehovah's Witness 95% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% 160
Jewish 44% 35% 14% 7% < 1% 362
Mainline Protestant 60% 29% 8% 2% 1% 2,762
Mormon 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 337
Muslim 62% 29% 5% 2% 1% 129
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 14% 21% 24% 40% 1% 3,631

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,367. 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% 31% 31% 23% 9,367
Somewhat important 31% 33% 25% 12% 3,231
Not too important 38% 33% 20% 9% 1,531
Not at all important 34% 34% 20% 11% 1,920
Don't know 22% 29% 26% 23% 132

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 9,367. 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 10% 11% 26% 37% 15% 2% 9,367
Somewhat important 20% 17% 26% 29% 7% 1% 3,231
Not too important 26% 20% 25% 24% 5% < 1% 1,531
Not at all important 22% 21% 25% 25% 6% < 1% 1,920
Don't know 9% 17% 24% 34% 15% 1% 132

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. 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% 57% 9,590
Somewhat important 54% 46% 3,276
Not too important 56% 44% 1,552
Not at all important 65% 35% 1,950
Don't know 55% 45% 146

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,438. 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% 15% 2% 18% 4% 9,438
Somewhat important 67% 8% 4% 16% 4% 3,230
Not too important 74% 5% 3% 12% 5% 1,531
Not at all important 77% 4% 3% 11% 4% 1,910
Don't know 64% 7% 2% 21% 6% 132

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,473. 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% 8% 74% 9,473
Somewhat important 14% 13% 73% 3,235
Not too important 10% 14% 76% 1,535
Not at all important 10% 13% 77% 1,926
Don't know 20% 16% 64% 142

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who have a household income of…

Importance of religion in one's life Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 8,196. 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% 21% 24% 15% 8,196
Somewhat important 35% 19% 27% 19% 2,934
Not too important 28% 20% 28% 24% 1,395
Not at all important 26% 19% 29% 27% 1,781

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,539. 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% 31% 15% 10% 9,539
Somewhat important 37% 34% 17% 11% 3,262
Not too important 28% 36% 22% 14% 1,544
Not at all important 28% 34% 23% 15% 1,941
Don't know 31% 38% 18% 13% 140

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,542. 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% 5% 14% 8% 19% 9,542
Somewhat important 40% 11% 12% 5% 32% 3,266
Not too important 37% 10% 10% 2% 41% 1,542
Not at all important 36% 12% 13% 3% 36% 1,940
Don't know 47% 3% 16% 10% 25% 135

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,545. 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% 71% 9,545
Somewhat important 27% 73% 3,268
Not too important 22% 78% 1,548
Not at all important 21% 79% 1,943
Don't know 26% 74% 143

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who say they…

Importance of religion in one's life Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. 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% 11% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 9,590
Somewhat important 50% 35% 9% 1% 4% 2% 3,276
Not too important 22% 32% 18% < 1% 20% 7% 1,552
Not at all important 16% 12% 9% 1% 55% 7% 1,950
Don't know 57% 15% 3% 6% 10% 8% 146

Attendance at religious services among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who attend religious services…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 62% 26% 12% < 1% 9,590
Somewhat important 13% 54% 33% 1% 3,276
Not too important 3% 34% 63% < 1% 1,552
Not at all important 3% 11% 86% < 1% 1,950
Don't know 30% 21% 38% 11% 146

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. 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 85% 10% 2% 2% 1% 9,590
Somewhat important 42% 26% 10% 21% 1% 3,276
Not too important 18% 15% 10% 57% < 1% 1,552
Not at all important 12% 5% 3% 79% 1% 1,950
Don't know 54% 10% 5% 18% 14% 146

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who attend prayer group…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. 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% 12% 9% 31% 1% 9,590
Somewhat important 8% 9% 9% 74% < 1% 3,276
Not too important 2% 3% 4% 91% < 1% 1,552
Not at all important 3% 1% 2% 94% 1% 1,950
Don't know 20% 11% 9% 53% 7% 146

Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who meditate…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. 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% 6% 2% 25% 2% 9,590
Somewhat important 40% 12% 5% 42% 1% 3,276
Not too important 34% 13% 5% 47% 1% 1,552
Not at all important 35% 10% 5% 49% < 1% 1,950
Don't know 59% 9% 2% 22% 9% 146

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. 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 85% 9% 3% 3% 1% 9,590
Somewhat important 58% 20% 9% 13% < 1% 3,276
Not too important 49% 19% 12% 20% 1% 1,552
Not at all important 51% 15% 7% 25% 2% 1,950
Don't know 81% 4% 2% 8% 5% 146

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. 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% 7% 29% 4% 3% 9,590
Somewhat important 12% 18% 56% 11% 2% 3,276
Not too important 4% 25% 55% 15% 2% 1,552
Not at all important 2% 21% 49% 26% 2% 1,950
Don't know 28% 13% 34% 5% 19% 146

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who say…

Importance of religion in one's life There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. 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% 53% 2% 1% 9,590
Somewhat important 26% 72% 1% 1% 3,276
Not too important 18% 80% 2% < 1% 1,552
Not at all important 15% 82% 1% 1% 1,950
Don't know 30% 62% 3% 5% 146

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who read scripture…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 65% 11% 6% 17% 1% 9,590
Somewhat important 18% 12% 14% 56% < 1% 3,276
Not too important 7% 6% 7% 79% < 1% 1,552
Not at all important 6% 4% 5% 85% 1% 1,950
Don't know 36% 10% 9% 37% 7% 146

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who say the holy scripture is…

Importance of religion in one's life Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. 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% 30% 4% 12% 7% 9,590
Somewhat important 13% 28% 1% 48% 9% 3,276
Not too important 4% 10% < 1% 79% 7% 1,552
Not at all important 3% 4% < 1% 89% 4% 1,950
Don't know 20% 12% 5% 41% 22% 146

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. 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 85% 8% 7% 9,590
Somewhat important 69% 21% 10% 3,276
Not too important 36% 51% 12% 1,552
Not at all important 14% 78% 8% 1,950
Don't know 42% 27% 31% 146

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 72% 20% 8% 9,590
Somewhat important 51% 40% 9% 3,276
Not too important 24% 68% 9% 1,552
Not at all important 10% 84% 7% 1,950
Don't know 31% 44% 25% 146

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. 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% 19% 38% 9,590
Somewhat important 33% 18% 49% 3,276
Not too important 26% 19% 55% 1,552
Not at all important 17% 19% 63% 1,950
Don't know 22% 40% 39% 146

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. 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% 28% 18% 7% 9,590
Somewhat important 27% 39% 30% 5% 3,276
Not too important 17% 39% 39% 4% 1,552
Not at all important 12% 30% 52% 6% 1,950
Don't know 22% 31% 30% 18% 146

Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who would rather have…

Importance of religion in one's life Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 52% 40% 3% 4% 9,590
Somewhat important 51% 43% 3% 3% 3,276
Not too important 50% 42% 3% 4% 1,552
Not at all important 45% 46% 5% 4% 1,950
Don't know 43% 32% 9% 16% 146

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Importance of religion in one's life Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. 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% 47% 4% 2% 9,590
Somewhat important 41% 54% 3% 2% 3,276
Not too important 35% 59% 4% 1% 1,552
Not at all important 29% 65% 4% 1% 1,950
Don't know 26% 51% 7% 16% 146

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who say abortion should be…

Importance of religion in one's life Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. 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% 59% 5% 9,590
Somewhat important 65% 30% 4% 3,276
Not too important 81% 17% 2% 1,552
Not at all important 82% 15% 4% 1,950
Don't know 50% 32% 19% 146

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Importance of religion in one's life Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. 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% 46% 5% 4% 9,590
Somewhat important 78% 16% 3% 3% 3,276
Not too important 87% 9% 2% 2% 1,552
Not at all important 89% 7% 3% 1% 1,950
Don't know 54% 19% 14% 13% 146

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. 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% 55% 9% 9,590
Somewhat important 70% 23% 7% 3,276
Not too important 84% 12% 4% 1,552
Not at all important 87% 10% 4% 1,950
Don't know 50% 34% 16% 146

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who say…

Importance of religion in one's life Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. 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% 3% 4% 9,590
Somewhat important 34% 62% 2% 2% 3,276
Not too important 25% 72% 1% 2% 1,552
Not at all important 19% 76% 3% 2% 1,950
Don't know 23% 56% 5% 16% 146

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who say humans…

Importance of religion in one's life Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 14% 29% 4% 48% 5% 9,590
Somewhat important 42% 29% 6% 20% 3% 3,276
Not too important 69% 15% 6% 8% 2% 1,552
Not at all important 78% 9% 3% 8% 2% 1,950
Don't know 31% 20% 15% 21% 14% 146