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

% of adults who pray monthly who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,927. 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 21% 53% 19% 6% 1% 1,927
2007 22% 51% 20% 6% < 1% 1,873

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

% of adults who pray monthly who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 24% 59% 13% 3% < 1% 485
Evangelical Protestant 28% 63% 7% 2% 1% 242
Mainline Protestant 16% 62% 21% 1% < 1% 417
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 41% 32% 18% 1% 480

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who pray monthly by importance of religion

% of adults who pray monthly who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 378. 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% 35% 24% 14% 378
Somewhat important 27% 36% 25% 12% 1,014
Not too important 27% 43% 18% 11% 387
Not at all important 30% 38% 24% 8% 113

Generational cohort among adults who pray monthly by importance of religion

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 378. 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% 19% 28% 28% 10% 1% 378
Somewhat important 18% 19% 26% 30% 7% < 1% 1,014
Not too important 19% 18% 33% 24% 5% < 1% 387
Not at all important 23% 17% 27% 27% 5% < 1% 113

Gender composition among adults who pray monthly by importance of religion

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 381. 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 57% 43% 381
Somewhat important 61% 39% 1,030
Not too important 51% 49% 391
Not at all important 64% 36% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 376. 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% 18% 6% 29% 3% 376
Somewhat important 70% 6% 5% 16% 3% 1,025
Not too important 78% 6% 5% 8% 3% 386
Not at all important 61% 14% 5% 15% 4% 113

Immigrant status among adults who pray monthly by importance of religion

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 372. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 28% 11% 61% 372
Somewhat important 14% 12% 74% 1,014
Not too important 11% 11% 78% 387
Not at all important 15% 12% 73% 111

Income distribution among adults who pray monthly by importance of religion

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 324. 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% 19% 20% 20% 324
Somewhat important 27% 19% 30% 24% 924
Not too important 28% 18% 27% 27% 358
Not at all important 43% 20% 14% 23% 102

Educational distribution among adults who pray monthly by importance of religion

% of adults who pray monthly who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 380. 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% 28% 9% 11% 380
Somewhat important 39% 31% 18% 12% 1,026
Not too important 35% 36% 17% 13% 388
Not at all important 47% 27% 16% 11% 112

Marital status among adults who pray monthly by importance of religion

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 380. 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% 10% 11% 5% 28% 380
Somewhat important 47% 12% 11% 4% 27% 1,028
Not too important 46% 10% 11% 3% 31% 390
Not at all important 38% 10% 6% 3% 44% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 379. 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% 66% 379
Somewhat important 30% 70% 1,026
Not too important 24% 76% 391
Not at all important 18% 82% 113

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 381. 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% 25% 3% 1% 1% 1% 381
Somewhat important 39% 46% 10% 1% 3% 2% 1,030
Not too important 19% 49% 19% 2% 8% 3% 391
Not at all important 24% 29% 17% < 1% 21% 9% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 381. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 25% 57% 18% < 1% 381
Somewhat important 5% 66% 29% < 1% 1,030
Not too important < 1% 42% 57% 1% 391
Not at all important 4% 18% 79% < 1% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 381. 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 13% 13% 12% 62% < 1% 381
Somewhat important 2% 5% 10% 82% 1% 1,030
Not too important 1% 2% 5% 92% < 1% 391
Not at all important 1% 1% < 1% 98% < 1% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 381. 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% 16% 5% 50% 2% 381
Somewhat important 15% 15% 10% 60% 1% 1,030
Not too important 18% 17% 7% 58% < 1% 391
Not at all important 26% 15% 5% 54% < 1% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 381. 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% 19% 16% 17% 1% 381
Somewhat important 30% 24% 20% 24% 2% 1,030
Not too important 28% 22% 20% 29% 1% 391
Not at all important 34% 26% 11% 29% 1% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 381. 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% 16% 18% 29% 1% 381
Somewhat important 31% 20% 22% 26% 1% 1,030
Not too important 38% 16% 17% 28% 1% 391
Not at all important 48% 21% 12% 18% 1% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 381. 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 26% 6% 52% 12% 3% 381
Somewhat important 9% 16% 63% 10% 2% 1,030
Not too important 5% 17% 65% 12% 1% 391
Not at all important 2% 18% 67% 13% < 1% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 381. 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% 68% 2% < 1% 381
Somewhat important 26% 73% 1% 1% 1,030
Not too important 23% 77% < 1% < 1% 391
Not at all important 14% 83% 3% < 1% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 381. 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% 18% 19% 49% < 1% 381
Somewhat important 3% 9% 16% 72% < 1% 1,030
Not too important 1% 4% 7% 88% < 1% 391
Not at all important 4% 5% 6% 86% < 1% 114

Interpreting scripture among adults who pray monthly by importance of religion

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 381. 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% 31% 3% 21% 10% 381
Somewhat important 12% 33% 1% 45% 10% 1,030
Not too important 3% 22% < 1% 67% 7% 391
Not at all important 4% 12% < 1% 82% 2% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 381. 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% 12% 5% 381
Somewhat important 76% 16% 8% 1,030
Not too important 56% 31% 14% 391
Not at all important 43% 52% 5% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 381. 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% 25% 7% 381
Somewhat important 55% 38% 7% 1,030
Not too important 36% 54% 11% 391
Not at all important 27% 70% 3% 114

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who pray monthly by importance of religion

% of adults who pray monthly who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 381. 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% 24% 49% 381
Somewhat important 39% 19% 42% 1,030
Not too important 34% 16% 50% 391
Not at all important 15% 22% 63% 114

Political ideology among adults who pray monthly by importance of religion

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 381. 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 32% 37% 21% 10% 381
Somewhat important 26% 41% 28% 5% 1,030
Not too important 21% 42% 30% 7% 391
Not at all important 13% 32% 51% 4% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 381. 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 37% 56% 2% 4% 381
Somewhat important 57% 38% 2% 3% 1,030
Not too important 53% 43% 2% 2% 391
Not at all important 42% 46% 4% 8% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 381. 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% 51% 3% 4% 381
Somewhat important 48% 47% 3% 2% 1,030
Not too important 42% 52% 4% 2% 391
Not at all important 34% 62% 3% 2% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 381. 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% 48% 5% 381
Somewhat important 66% 31% 4% 1,030
Not too important 80% 18% 2% 391
Not at all important 67% 32% 1% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 381. 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 61% 33% 3% 3% 381
Somewhat important 77% 17% 3% 2% 1,030
Not too important 86% 11% 1% 2% 391
Not at all important 75% 16% 4% 6% 114

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 381. 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% 38% 10% 381
Somewhat important 68% 26% 6% 1,030
Not too important 78% 17% 4% 391
Not at all important 70% 21% 9% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 381. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 42% 52% 2% 4% 381
Somewhat important 36% 60% 2% 2% 1,030
Not too important 28% 69% 1% 1% 391
Not at all important 25% 70% 2% 2% 114

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

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 381. 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 26% 34% 4% 32% 4% 381
Somewhat important 41% 28% 5% 24% 3% 1,030
Not too important 64% 17% 6% 12% 1% 391
Not at all important 60% 15% 8% 14% 3% 114