Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 20,395. 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% 32% 17% 18% 1% 20,395
2007 38% 35% 14% 11% 1% 20,841

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 160. 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 20% 41% 21% 17% 2% 160
Catholic 45% 40% 12% 3% < 1% 4,669
Evangelical Protestant 58% 35% 5% 2% < 1% 2,790
Hindu 18% 50% 23% 9% < 1% 119
Historically Black Protestant 70% 25% 3% 2% < 1% 572
Jewish 18% 40% 28% 14% < 1% 548
Mainline Protestant 36% 45% 15% 3% 1% 3,642
Mormon 41% 38% 16% 5% < 1% 116
Orthodox Christian 36% 43% 17% 3% < 1% 109
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 20% 27% 43% 1% 6,810

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,307. 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% 30% 22% 6,307
Somewhat important 24% 34% 27% 15% 6,336
Not too important 32% 35% 21% 12% 3,524
Not at all important 32% 37% 19% 12% 3,743
Don't know 13% 24% 27% 37% 140

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,307. 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% 12% 26% 36% 15% 2% 6,307
Somewhat important 14% 16% 27% 32% 9% 1% 6,336
Not too important 20% 19% 28% 25% 7% 1% 3,524
Not at all important 21% 20% 28% 23% 8% 1% 3,743
Don't know 7% 13% 17% 36% 26% 2% 140

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,447. 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% 56% 6,447
Somewhat important 51% 49% 6,435
Not too important 56% 44% 3,567
Not at all important 63% 37% 3,796
Don't know 60% 40% 150

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,356. 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% 12% 2% 17% 4% 6,356
Somewhat important 73% 7% 4% 13% 4% 6,363
Not too important 76% 5% 6% 9% 3% 3,531
Not at all important 78% 4% 5% 10% 3% 3,737
Don't know 77% 7% 1% 12% 4% 140

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,352. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 15% 10% 75% 6,352
Somewhat important 12% 11% 77% 6,359
Not too important 11% 13% 76% 3,527
Not at all important 12% 13% 75% 3,752
Don't know 9% 16% 75% 146

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,429. 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% 21% 23% 16% 5,429
Somewhat important 32% 21% 27% 21% 5,730
Not too important 26% 20% 29% 25% 3,199
Not at all important 26% 18% 29% 27% 3,438
Don't know 37% 24% 25% 14% 104

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,408. 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% 31% 13% 8% 6,408
Somewhat important 40% 32% 17% 11% 6,410
Not too important 31% 33% 22% 14% 3,555
Not at all important 31% 31% 22% 16% 3,781
Don't know 38% 39% 14% 9% 144

Marital status among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,411. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 49% 7% 15% 9% 21% 6,411
Somewhat important 46% 10% 13% 5% 26% 6,414
Not too important 43% 9% 10% 3% 34% 3,551
Not at all important 39% 11% 11% 3% 35% 3,781
Don't know 44% 5% 16% 11% 24% 145

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,429. 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 27% 73% 6,429
Somewhat important 28% 72% 6,413
Not too important 25% 75% 3,560
Not at all important 23% 77% 3,783
Don't know 11% 89% 149

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,447. 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 83% 13% 1% 1% 1% 1% 6,447
Somewhat important 49% 38% 7% 1% 3% 2% 6,435
Not too important 18% 35% 20% 1% 20% 7% 3,567
Not at all important 11% 12% 11% 1% 58% 7% 3,796
Don't know 51% 20% 6% 7% 8% 8% 150

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,447. 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% 43% 26% 1% 6,447
Somewhat important 7% 53% 39% < 1% 6,435
Not too important 2% 32% 66% < 1% 3,567
Not at all important 1% 9% 90% < 1% 3,796
Don't know 9% 23% 62% 6% 150

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,447. 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% 18% 4% 6% 1% 6,447
Somewhat important 32% 29% 13% 25% 1% 6,435
Not too important 11% 12% 10% 66% < 1% 3,567
Not at all important 6% 4% 4% 86% < 1% 3,796
Don't know 43% 14% 5% 30% 7% 150

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,447. 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% 7% 3% 46% 2% 6,447
Somewhat important 25% 9% 6% 59% 1% 6,435
Not too important 20% 11% 6% 63% 1% 3,567
Not at all important 22% 8% 5% 65% 1% 3,796
Don't know 52% 9% 2% 32% 5% 150

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,447. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 66% 14% 8% 11% 2% 6,447
Somewhat important 39% 22% 16% 23% 1% 6,435
Not too important 31% 17% 15% 35% 1% 3,567
Not at all important 35% 14% 9% 40% 2% 3,796
Don't know 61% 9% 5% 17% 8% 150

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,447. 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% 13% 12% 28% 2% 6,447
Somewhat important 38% 16% 15% 30% 1% 6,435
Not too important 39% 18% 16% 26% 1% 3,567
Not at all important 47% 15% 13% 25% 1% 3,796
Don't know 52% 15% 7% 17% 9% 150

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,447. 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% 8% 44% 6% 3% 6,447
Somewhat important 12% 13% 63% 10% 2% 6,435
Not too important 3% 18% 63% 15% 1% 3,567
Not at all important 1% 18% 55% 24% 2% 3,796
Don't know 13% 14% 54% 4% 15% 150

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,447. 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% 2% 2% 6,447
Somewhat important 26% 72% 1% 1% 6,435
Not too important 20% 78% 1% < 1% 3,567
Not at all important 17% 81% 1% 1% 3,796
Don't know 22% 70% 2% 6% 150

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,447. 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% 14% 11% 45% 1% 6,447
Somewhat important 8% 9% 11% 73% < 1% 6,435
Not too important 3% 3% 5% 88% < 1% 3,567
Not at all important 2% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 3,796
Don't know 16% 5% 8% 65% 6% 150

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,447. 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% 4% 18% 9% 6,447
Somewhat important 13% 32% 1% 44% 9% 6,435
Not too important 4% 12% < 1% 76% 8% 3,567
Not at all important 2% 3% < 1% 90% 4% 3,796
Don't know 11% 14% 5% 49% 21% 150

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,447. 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% 6,447
Somewhat important 74% 18% 8% 6,435
Not too important 41% 47% 12% 3,567
Not at all important 15% 78% 7% 3,796
Don't know 43% 26% 30% 150

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,447. 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% 23% 9% 6,447
Somewhat important 54% 37% 9% 6,435
Not too important 29% 62% 9% 3,567
Not at all important 10% 84% 6% 3,796
Don't know 24% 48% 28% 150

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,447. 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% 19% 43% 6,447
Somewhat important 36% 19% 46% 6,435
Not too important 30% 17% 53% 3,567
Not at all important 20% 19% 61% 3,796
Don't know 26% 29% 45% 150

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,447. 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% 33% 20% 7% 6,447
Somewhat important 28% 39% 27% 5% 6,435
Not too important 20% 40% 35% 6% 3,567
Not at all important 14% 32% 47% 7% 3,796
Don't know 26% 28% 32% 14% 150

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,447. 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% 42% 4% 5% 6,447
Somewhat important 53% 40% 3% 3% 6,435
Not too important 51% 42% 3% 4% 3,567
Not at all important 47% 46% 4% 4% 3,796
Don't know 37% 36% 6% 21% 150

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,447. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 46% 48% 4% 3% 6,447
Somewhat important 45% 49% 4% 2% 6,435
Not too important 39% 56% 4% 1% 3,567
Not at all important 33% 62% 3% 1% 3,796
Don't know 24% 47% 11% 18% 150

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,447. 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% 6% 6,447
Somewhat important 67% 29% 4% 6,435
Not too important 79% 18% 3% 3,567
Not at all important 83% 14% 3% 3,796
Don't know 61% 19% 20% 150

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,447. 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% 31% 5% 4% 6,447
Somewhat important 78% 16% 3% 3% 6,435
Not too important 85% 11% 2% 2% 3,567
Not at all important 89% 7% 2% 2% 3,796
Don't know 67% 15% 5% 13% 150

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,447. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 49% 42% 9% 6,447
Somewhat important 69% 24% 7% 6,435
Not too important 81% 15% 5% 3,567
Not at all important 86% 9% 4% 3,796
Don't know 59% 17% 24% 150

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,447. 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% 6,447
Somewhat important 36% 59% 2% 2% 6,435
Not too important 29% 68% 1% 2% 3,567
Not at all important 22% 74% 2% 2% 3,796
Don't know 27% 50% 8% 15% 150

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,447. 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% 33% 4% 37% 6% 6,447
Somewhat important 41% 29% 5% 22% 3% 6,435
Not too important 68% 14% 5% 11% 2% 3,567
Not at all important 80% 7% 3% 8% 2% 3,796
Don't know 33% 16% 16% 21% 14% 150