Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never pray

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,123. 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 7% 23% 30% 40% 1% 8,123
2007 11% 29% 29% 30% 1% 6,160

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 14% 41% 32% 12% < 1% 893
Evangelical Protestant 21% 52% 21% 5% < 1% 326
Jewish 8% 38% 36% 18% < 1% 408
Mainline Protestant 10% 46% 34% 10% < 1% 903
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 2% 12% 29% 55% 1% 4,941

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 469. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 21% 38% 23% 17% 469
Somewhat important 32% 32% 22% 14% 1,778
Not too important 36% 33% 19% 12% 2,426
Not at all important 34% 36% 18% 12% 3,276

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 469. 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% 17% 31% 28% 11% 1% 469
Somewhat important 21% 18% 25% 27% 9% 1% 1,778
Not too important 23% 20% 26% 23% 7% 1% 2,426
Not at all important 22% 20% 28% 22% 7% 1% 3,276

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 481. 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% 34% 481
Somewhat important 65% 35% 1,812
Not too important 63% 37% 2,454
Not at all important 65% 35% 3,321

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 478. 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% 14% 5% 28% 3% 478
Somewhat important 71% 6% 5% 15% 3% 1,788
Not too important 76% 3% 8% 9% 3% 2,426
Not at all important 79% 3% 5% 9% 3% 3,280

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 468. 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% 13% 60% 468
Somewhat important 15% 12% 73% 1,789
Not too important 13% 13% 74% 2,428
Not at all important 12% 13% 75% 3,285

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 410. 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% 20% 19% 11% 410
Somewhat important 30% 23% 26% 21% 1,591
Not too important 24% 22% 29% 26% 2,204
Not at all important 24% 18% 30% 27% 3,022

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 474. 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% 19% 11% 7% 474
Somewhat important 43% 30% 17% 11% 1,805
Not too important 31% 32% 23% 14% 2,448
Not at all important 30% 31% 23% 16% 3,314

Marital status among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 475. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 39% 7% 15% 7% 31% 475
Somewhat important 42% 11% 11% 4% 33% 1,802
Not too important 42% 9% 8% 3% 37% 2,444
Not at all important 39% 12% 10% 3% 36% 3,313

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 479. 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% 479
Somewhat important 26% 74% 1,804
Not too important 23% 77% 2,448
Not at all important 23% 77% 3,310

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 481. 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% 24% 4% 3% 8% 2% 481
Somewhat important 31% 42% 12% 1% 10% 4% 1,812
Not too important 10% 30% 22% 1% 28% 8% 2,454
Not at all important 6% 10% 10% 1% 66% 7% 3,321

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 481. 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% 32% 41% 1% 481
Somewhat important 6% 45% 48% < 1% 1,812
Not too important 2% 31% 67% < 1% 2,454
Not at all important < 1% 8% 91% < 1% 3,321

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 481. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 11% 6% 7% 74% 1% 481
Somewhat important 2% 3% 6% 89% < 1% 1,812
Not too important 1% 1% 1% 97% < 1% 2,454
Not at all important < 1% < 1% 1% 99% < 1% 3,321

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 481. 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% 10% 4% 59% 2% 481
Somewhat important 15% 8% 6% 70% 1% 1,812
Not too important 14% 10% 6% 70% 1% 2,454
Not at all important 18% 8% 5% 69% < 1% 3,321

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 481. 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% 15% 8% 29% 2% 481
Somewhat important 29% 17% 17% 36% 1% 1,812
Not too important 25% 17% 15% 42% 1% 2,454
Not at all important 31% 14% 9% 43% 2% 3,321

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 481. 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% 12% 13% 34% 2% 481
Somewhat important 38% 14% 16% 32% 1% 1,812
Not too important 36% 20% 17% 27% 1% 2,454
Not at all important 45% 16% 13% 26% 1% 3,321

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 481. 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% 11% 45% 11% 3% 481
Somewhat important 7% 15% 63% 13% 2% 1,812
Not too important 2% 18% 62% 17% 1% 2,454
Not at all important 1% 18% 54% 25% 2% 3,321

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 481. 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 24% 73% 1% 2% 481
Somewhat important 22% 75% 1% 1% 1,812
Not too important 19% 79% 1% < 1% 2,454
Not at all important 17% 82% 1% 1% 3,321

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 481. 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% 9% 9% 65% 1% 481
Somewhat important 2% 4% 9% 85% < 1% 1,812
Not too important 1% 2% 4% 92% < 1% 2,454
Not at all important 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 3,321

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 481. 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% 21% 2% 33% 8% 481
Somewhat important 11% 24% 1% 56% 8% 1,812
Not too important 3% 9% < 1% 80% 8% 2,454
Not at all important 1% 2% < 1% 93% 4% 3,321

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 481. 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 70% 24% 6% 481
Somewhat important 60% 30% 10% 1,812
Not too important 32% 56% 12% 2,454
Not at all important 11% 83% 6% 3,321

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 481. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 53% 40% 7% 481
Somewhat important 44% 46% 10% 1,812
Not too important 24% 67% 9% 2,454
Not at all important 7% 88% 5% 3,321

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 481. 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% 26% 47% 481
Somewhat important 30% 23% 47% 1,812
Not too important 29% 17% 54% 2,454
Not at all important 20% 19% 61% 3,321

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 481. 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% 30% 33% 10% 481
Somewhat important 25% 38% 30% 7% 1,812
Not too important 18% 41% 36% 5% 2,454
Not at all important 13% 32% 48% 7% 3,321

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 481. 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% 58% 2% 3% 481
Somewhat important 49% 43% 3% 5% 1,812
Not too important 52% 42% 3% 3% 2,454
Not at all important 47% 47% 3% 3% 3,321

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 481. 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% 57% 3% 3% 481
Somewhat important 42% 52% 4% 2% 1,812
Not too important 39% 56% 3% 1% 2,454
Not at all important 33% 63% 3% 1% 3,321

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 481. 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% 46% 6% 481
Somewhat important 69% 27% 4% 1,812
Not too important 80% 17% 3% 2,454
Not at all important 85% 12% 3% 3,321

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 481. 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% 7% 4% 481
Somewhat important 79% 15% 3% 2% 1,812
Not too important 86% 10% 2% 2% 2,454
Not at all important 90% 6% 2% 1% 3,321

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 481. 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% 38% 13% 481
Somewhat important 72% 22% 6% 1,812
Not too important 82% 14% 4% 2,454
Not at all important 88% 8% 4% 3,321

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 481. 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% 51% 2% 6% 481
Somewhat important 34% 61% 3% 2% 1,812
Not too important 27% 69% 2% 2% 2,454
Not at all important 22% 74% 2% 2% 3,321

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never pray by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 481. 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% 26% 8% 29% 4% 481
Somewhat important 54% 20% 6% 17% 3% 1,812
Not too important 75% 10% 5% 9% 2% 2,454
Not at all important 84% 6% 3% 6% 2% 3,321