Importance of religion in one's life among adults who pray daily

% of adults who pray daily who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 79% 16% 3% 2% 1% 19,336
2007 78% 18% 2% 1% 1% 21,138

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who pray daily by religious group

% of adults who pray daily who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 110. 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 51% 35% 4% 8% 3% 110
Catholic 76% 21% 2% < 1% < 1% 4,335
Evangelical Protestant 88% 10% 1% 1% 1% 6,852
Hindu 34% 59% 3% 4% < 1% 102
Historically Black Protestant 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 1,538
Jehovah's Witness 94% 6% < 1% < 1% 1% 221
Jewish 75% 19% 4% 1% < 1% 213
Mainline Protestant 76% 20% 2% 1% 1% 3,342
Mormon 91% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% 571
Muslim 80% 15% 2% 2% 1% 164
Orthodox Christian 74% 23% 3% < 1% < 1% 100
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 44% 31% 13% 11% 2% 1,333

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 15,037. 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% 33% 30% 22% 15,037
Somewhat important 22% 37% 26% 15% 2,921
Not too important 20% 40% 28% 12% 470
Not at all important 20% 38% 26% 16% 339
Don't know 7% 33% 32% 28% 127

Generational cohort among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 15,037. 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% 11% 27% 35% 15% 2% 15,037
Somewhat important 13% 15% 31% 31% 9% 1% 2,921
Not too important 10% 16% 33% 31% 8% 1% 470
Not at all important 10% 16% 32% 32% 10% < 1% 339
Don't know 2% 7% 31% 39% 19% 1% 127

Gender composition among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 15,407. 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% 60% 15,407
Somewhat important 43% 57% 2,966
Not too important 41% 59% 479
Not at all important 50% 50% 350
Don't know 43% 57% 134

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 15,185. 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% 17% 2% 15% 4% 15,185
Somewhat important 64% 10% 5% 16% 4% 2,929
Not too important 64% 9% 5% 16% 6% 472
Not at all important 61% 12% 3% 18% 6% 330
Don't know 65% 9% 3% 16% 6% 123

Immigrant status among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 15,207. 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% 8% 77% 15,207
Somewhat important 15% 12% 73% 2,927
Not too important 16% 13% 71% 469
Not at all important 13% 15% 72% 341
Don't know 17% 9% 74% 129

Income distribution among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 13,147. 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% 21% 26% 15% 13,147
Somewhat important 37% 19% 26% 18% 2,641
Not too important 38% 20% 29% 13% 421
Not at all important 32% 27% 21% 20% 305

Educational distribution among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 15,323. 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% 32% 15% 9% 15,323
Somewhat important 42% 31% 17% 10% 2,950
Not too important 38% 32% 17% 13% 475
Not at all important 37% 38% 14% 10% 344
Don't know 38% 36% 17% 9% 129

Marital status among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 15,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 54% 5% 14% 9% 18% 15,336
Somewhat important 45% 10% 14% 6% 24% 2,959
Not too important 40% 8% 17% 5% 30% 476
Not at all important 33% 11% 21% 5% 31% 343
Don't know 54% 3% 18% 9% 15% 129

Parent of children under 18 among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 15,348. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 31% 69% 15,348
Somewhat important 31% 69% 2,959
Not too important 25% 75% 477
Not at all important 22% 78% 347
Don't know 22% 78% 132

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 15,407. 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 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 15,407
Somewhat important 65% 28% 4% 1% 1% 1% 2,966
Not too important 52% 35% 8% < 1% 2% 3% 479
Not at all important 66% 19% 8% < 1% 5% 2% 350
Don't know 77% 12% 2% 7% 1% 2% 134

Attendance at religious services among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 15,407. 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% 26% 10% < 1% 15,407
Somewhat important 19% 54% 27% < 1% 2,966
Not too important 5% 39% 56% 1% 479
Not at all important 13% 19% 67% < 1% 350
Don't know 44% 16% 33% 7% 134

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 15,407. 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% 13% 10% 30% 1% 15,407
Somewhat important 11% 12% 11% 66% < 1% 2,966
Not too important 7% 5% 8% 79% 1% 479
Not at all important 20% 3% 6% 69% 1% 350
Don't know 31% 9% 10% 44% 6% 134

Frequency of meditation among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 15,407. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 58% 7% 3% 30% 2% 15,407
Somewhat important 41% 8% 5% 46% 1% 2,966
Not too important 49% 8% 3% 37% 2% 479
Not at all important 67% 5% 4% 22% 3% 350
Don't know 73% 3% 2% 13% 9% 134

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 15,407. 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 81% 10% 4% 4% 1% 15,407
Somewhat important 55% 20% 11% 12% 1% 2,966
Not too important 57% 12% 12% 17% 2% 479
Not at all important 73% 9% 6% 11% 1% 350
Don't know 82% 8% 1% 4% 4% 134

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 15,407. 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% 15% 10% 21% 2% 15,407
Somewhat important 44% 16% 13% 26% 1% 2,966
Not too important 56% 12% 12% 19% 1% 479
Not at all important 66% 7% 9% 18% 1% 350
Don't know 55% 13% 5% 14% 13% 134

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 15,407. 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% 5% 29% 4% 3% 15,407
Somewhat important 19% 12% 59% 8% 2% 2,966
Not too important 10% 19% 58% 12% 1% 479
Not at all important 10% 21% 52% 13% 4% 350
Don't know 36% 4% 36% 3% 21% 134

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 15,407. 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% 15,407
Somewhat important 28% 70% 1% 1% 2,966
Not too important 22% 74% 3% 1% 479
Not at all important 26% 69% 2% 3% 350
Don't know 31% 61% 2% 6% 134

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 15,407. 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% 12% 6% 16% 1% 15,407
Somewhat important 25% 15% 13% 47% 1% 2,966
Not too important 20% 13% 8% 59% < 1% 479
Not at all important 33% 6% 4% 54% 3% 350
Don't know 51% 6% 8% 29% 7% 134

Interpreting scripture among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 15,407. 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% 30% 4% 8% 6% 15,407
Somewhat important 20% 36% 3% 33% 9% 2,966
Not too important 13% 21% 1% 54% 11% 479
Not at all important 15% 16% 2% 56% 11% 350
Don't know 24% 19% 10% 30% 17% 134

Belief in Heaven among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 15,407. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 89% 6% 6% 15,407
Somewhat important 81% 12% 7% 2,966
Not too important 63% 28% 8% 479
Not at all important 50% 38% 12% 350
Don't know 63% 15% 22% 134

Belief in Hell among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 15,407. 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 76% 16% 8% 15,407
Somewhat important 61% 31% 7% 2,966
Not too important 39% 53% 8% 479
Not at all important 36% 53% 11% 350
Don't know 41% 41% 19% 134

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 15,407. 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% 17% 38% 15,407
Somewhat important 35% 18% 47% 2,966
Not too important 31% 21% 49% 479
Not at all important 25% 29% 47% 350
Don't know 23% 34% 43% 134

Political ideology among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 15,407. 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% 28% 15% 7% 15,407
Somewhat important 31% 38% 25% 6% 2,966
Not too important 24% 35% 33% 8% 479
Not at all important 24% 31% 38% 7% 350
Don't know 34% 24% 25% 17% 134

Views about size of government among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 15,407. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 54% 39% 3% 4% 15,407
Somewhat important 49% 45% 3% 3% 2,966
Not too important 47% 43% 5% 5% 479
Not at all important 51% 36% 5% 8% 350
Don't know 49% 35% 5% 12% 134

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 15,407. 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% 45% 4% 2% 15,407
Somewhat important 43% 52% 4% 2% 2,966
Not too important 39% 56% 4% 1% 479
Not at all important 36% 51% 8% 5% 350
Don't know 26% 43% 15% 15% 134

Views about abortion among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 15,407. 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% 61% 5% 15,407
Somewhat important 63% 33% 4% 2,966
Not too important 71% 25% 4% 479
Not at all important 62% 32% 6% 350
Don't know 43% 39% 18% 134

Views about homosexuality among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 15,407. 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% 48% 5% 4% 15,407
Somewhat important 73% 20% 4% 3% 2,966
Not too important 75% 19% 2% 4% 479
Not at all important 71% 21% 6% 2% 350
Don't know 50% 26% 14% 10% 134

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 15,407. 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 33% 59% 8% 15,407
Somewhat important 63% 28% 9% 2,966
Not too important 70% 22% 8% 479
Not at all important 64% 26% 10% 350
Don't know 42% 41% 17% 134

Views about environmental regulation among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 15,407. 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% 50% 3% 4% 15,407
Somewhat important 35% 59% 2% 4% 2,966
Not too important 36% 61% 1% 2% 479
Not at all important 29% 63% 4% 4% 350
Don't know 28% 45% 11% 17% 134

Views about human evolution among adults who pray daily by importance of religion

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 15,407. 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 12% 28% 3% 52% 6% 15,407
Somewhat important 30% 33% 5% 28% 4% 2,966
Not too important 43% 24% 6% 23% 4% 479
Not at all important 38% 22% 5% 32% 4% 350
Don't know 19% 16% 12% 34% 20% 134