Importance of religion in one's life among men

% of men who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,514. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 47% 26% 13% 14% 1% 17,514
2007 49% 29% 12% 10% 1% 16,291

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Importance of religion in one's life among men by religious group

% of men who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 138. 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 29% 40% 21% 7% 3% 138
Catholic 52% 35% 10% 4% < 1% 3,426
Evangelical Protestant 75% 20% 3% 1% 1% 4,061
Hindu 23% 51% 16% 9% 1% 136
Historically Black Protestant 83% 14% 2% 1% < 1% 818
Jewish 35% 33% 21% 11% < 1% 428
Mainline Protestant 46% 37% 13% 3% 1% 2,778
Mormon 82% 14% 3% 1% < 1% 347
Muslim 66% 24% 6% 3% 1% 152
Orthodox Christian 49% 33% 12% 6% < 1% 106
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 11% 20% 24% 43% 1% 4,471

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among men by importance of religion

% of men who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,998. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 18% 34% 29% 19% 7,998
Somewhat important 25% 35% 26% 14% 4,391
Not too important 30% 36% 21% 13% 2,211
Not at all important 32% 36% 19% 13% 2,482
Don't know 17% 31% 29% 23% 140

Generational cohort among men by importance of religion

% of men who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,998. 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% 12% 28% 35% 12% 1% 7,998
Somewhat important 15% 16% 28% 31% 8% 1% 4,391
Not too important 18% 20% 28% 26% 7% 1% 2,211
Not at all important 22% 19% 27% 23% 8% 1% 2,482
Don't know 8% 18% 22% 37% 13% 1% 140

Racial and ethnic composition among men by importance of religion

% of men who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 8,010. 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% 16% 3% 17% 4% 8,010
Somewhat important 68% 8% 5% 16% 4% 4,385
Not too important 76% 5% 6% 10% 3% 2,204
Not at all important 75% 5% 5% 11% 4% 2,476
Don't know 63% 8% 1% 21% 7% 132

Immigrant status among men by importance of religion

% of men who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 8,051. 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 17% 8% 75% 8,051
Somewhat important 14% 11% 75% 4,412
Not too important 12% 12% 76% 2,209
Not at all important 11% 14% 74% 2,481
Don't know 18% 11% 72% 145

Income distribution among men by importance of religion

% of men 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 = 7,167. 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% 21% 27% 18% 7,167
Somewhat important 28% 21% 29% 23% 4,023
Not too important 24% 20% 30% 25% 2,021
Not at all important 25% 19% 29% 27% 2,289
Don't know 36% 27% 25% 11% 109

Educational distribution among men by importance of religion

% of men who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,101. 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% 29% 15% 10% 8,101
Somewhat important 43% 31% 16% 10% 4,439
Not too important 36% 31% 21% 12% 2,223
Not at all important 35% 32% 20% 14% 2,505
Don't know 40% 37% 16% 7% 145

Marital status among men by importance of religion

% of men who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,114. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 56% 5% 12% 4% 23% 8,114
Somewhat important 46% 9% 12% 3% 30% 4,442
Not too important 43% 10% 10% 2% 35% 2,223
Not at all important 37% 11% 12% 3% 38% 2,508
Don't know 47% 3% 17% 5% 27% 142

Parent of children under 18 among men by importance of religion

% of men who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,117. 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% 72% 8,117
Somewhat important 26% 74% 4,438
Not too important 23% 77% 2,223
Not at all important 20% 80% 2,506
Don't know 19% 81% 148

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among men by importance of religion

% of men 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 = 8,154. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 85% 11% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 8,154
Somewhat important 48% 38% 8% 1% 3% 2% 4,459
Not too important 17% 34% 19% 1% 22% 7% 2,232
Not at all important 12% 10% 10% < 1% 59% 7% 2,515
Don't know 55% 15% 2% 6% 9% 13% 154

Attendance at religious services among men by importance of religion

% of men 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 = 8,154. 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% 29% 12% < 1% 8,154
Somewhat important 13% 54% 33% < 1% 4,459
Not too important 2% 36% 61% < 1% 2,232
Not at all important 2% 10% 88% < 1% 2,515
Don't know 18% 20% 43% 19% 154

Frequency of prayer among men by importance of religion

% of men who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,154. 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% 15% 3% 4% 1% 8,154
Somewhat important 31% 27% 15% 27% 1% 4,459
Not too important 10% 10% 9% 71% < 1% 2,232
Not at all important 7% 3% 3% 86% < 1% 2,515
Don't know 38% 11% 7% 25% 20% 154

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among men by importance of religion

% of men 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 = 8,154. 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% 13% 11% 35% 1% 8,154
Somewhat important 6% 8% 10% 76% < 1% 4,459
Not too important 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 2,232
Not at all important 2% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 2,515
Don't know 12% 9% 5% 55% 19% 154

Frequency of meditation among men by importance of religion

% of men 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 = 8,154. 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% 7% 4% 34% 3% 8,154
Somewhat important 27% 10% 6% 56% 1% 4,459
Not too important 19% 10% 6% 64% 1% 2,232
Not at all important 22% 7% 4% 66% 1% 2,515
Don't know 44% 10% 3% 25% 18% 154

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among men by importance of religion

% of men 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 = 8,154. 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 73% 12% 6% 7% 1% 8,154
Somewhat important 39% 21% 16% 23% 1% 4,459
Not too important 28% 17% 14% 40% 1% 2,232
Not at all important 33% 13% 9% 43% 2% 2,515
Don't know 57% 8% 8% 14% 13% 154

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among men by importance of religion

% of men 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 = 8,154. 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% 15% 11% 22% 2% 8,154
Somewhat important 41% 17% 16% 26% 1% 4,459
Not too important 40% 18% 16% 25% 1% 2,232
Not at all important 49% 14% 12% 24% 1% 2,515
Don't know 50% 10% 7% 17% 16% 154

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among men by importance of religion

% of men 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 = 8,154. 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% 6% 33% 5% 3% 8,154
Somewhat important 13% 14% 60% 11% 2% 4,459
Not too important 3% 18% 62% 16% 1% 2,232
Not at all important 2% 19% 53% 23% 2% 2,515
Don't know 18% 14% 38% 8% 23% 154

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among men by importance of religion

% of men 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 = 8,154. 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% 51% 2% 1% 8,154
Somewhat important 30% 68% 1% 1% 4,459
Not too important 23% 74% 2% 1% 2,232
Not at all important 19% 79% 1% 1% 2,515
Don't know 29% 59% 3% 9% 154

Frequency of reading scripture among men by importance of religion

% of men 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 = 8,154. 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 55% 13% 8% 22% 1% 8,154
Somewhat important 12% 11% 13% 63% 1% 4,459
Not too important 4% 5% 7% 84% < 1% 2,232
Not at all important 4% 3% 3% 89% < 1% 2,515
Don't know 26% 8% 10% 42% 14% 154

Interpreting scripture among men by importance of religion

% of men 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 = 8,154. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 47% 31% 4% 11% 7% 8,154
Somewhat important 15% 33% 1% 42% 9% 4,459
Not too important 4% 12% < 1% 75% 8% 2,232
Not at all important 3% 4% < 1% 88% 5% 2,515
Don't know 16% 15% 6% 35% 28% 154

Belief in Heaven among men by importance of religion

% of men who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,154. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 87% 7% 6% 8,154
Somewhat important 74% 18% 8% 4,459
Not too important 39% 49% 12% 2,232
Not at all important 15% 78% 7% 2,515
Don't know 44% 22% 34% 154

Belief in Hell among men by importance of religion

% of men who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,154. 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% 7% 8,154
Somewhat important 58% 34% 8% 4,459
Not too important 30% 61% 9% 2,232
Not at all important 11% 83% 6% 2,515
Don't know 34% 32% 35% 154

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among men by importance of religion

% of men who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,154. 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% 17% 35% 8,154
Somewhat important 41% 19% 40% 4,459
Not too important 36% 19% 45% 2,232
Not at all important 24% 21% 55% 2,515
Don't know 30% 46% 24% 154

Political ideology among men by importance of religion

% of men who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,154. 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 51% 27% 16% 6% 8,154
Somewhat important 35% 39% 22% 5% 4,459
Not too important 24% 42% 28% 6% 2,232
Not at all important 17% 35% 41% 7% 2,515
Don't know 27% 22% 26% 26% 154

Views about size of government among men by importance of religion

% of men 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 = 8,154. 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% 35% 3% 3% 8,154
Somewhat important 61% 34% 3% 3% 4,459
Not too important 61% 33% 3% 3% 2,232
Not at all important 51% 42% 4% 3% 2,515
Don't know 48% 26% 9% 18% 154

Views about government aid to the poor among men by importance of religion

% of men 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 = 8,154. 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% 42% 4% 2% 8,154
Somewhat important 50% 45% 4% 2% 4,459
Not too important 43% 50% 4% 2% 2,232
Not at all important 36% 59% 4% 1% 2,515
Don't know 30% 36% 14% 19% 154

Views about abortion among men by importance of religion

% of men 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 = 8,154. 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% 60% 5% 8,154
Somewhat important 60% 35% 4% 4,459
Not too important 76% 20% 4% 2,232
Not at all important 79% 17% 4% 2,515
Don't know 37% 37% 26% 154

Views about homosexuality among men by importance of religion

% of men 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 = 8,154. 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% 52% 5% 4% 8,154
Somewhat important 67% 25% 4% 3% 4,459
Not too important 79% 15% 2% 3% 2,232
Not at all important 84% 11% 3% 2% 2,515
Don't know 46% 25% 11% 19% 154

Views about same-sex marriage among men by importance of religion

% of men who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,154. 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% 61% 8% 8,154
Somewhat important 58% 33% 9% 4,459
Not too important 74% 20% 6% 2,232
Not at all important 80% 13% 6% 2,515
Don't know 40% 29% 31% 154

Views about environmental regulation among men by importance of religion

% of men 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 = 8,154. 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% 3% 3% 8,154
Somewhat important 41% 55% 2% 2% 4,459
Not too important 34% 62% 2% 2% 2,232
Not at all important 25% 70% 3% 2% 2,515
Don't know 38% 39% 9% 15% 154

Views about human evolution among men by importance of religion

% of men 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 = 8,154. 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% 30% 4% 48% 5% 8,154
Somewhat important 40% 30% 5% 22% 3% 4,459
Not too important 66% 15% 6% 11% 2% 2,232
Not at all important 77% 8% 3% 9% 2% 2,515
Don't know 31% 16% 13% 24% 16% 154