Importance of religion in one's life among women

% of women who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,557. 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 59% 23% 9% 8% 1% 17,557
2007 63% 24% 7% 5% 1% 19,265

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

% of women who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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 37% 38% 10% 13% 2% 126
Catholic 63% 30% 6% 1% < 1% 3,776
Evangelical Protestant 83% 15% 1% < 1% 1% 4,532
Historically Black Protestant 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 1,098
Jehovah's Witness 92% 6% 1% < 1% 1% 158
Jewish 35% 39% 19% 7% < 1% 419
Mainline Protestant 59% 32% 7% 1% 1% 3,305
Mormon 85% 11% 3% 1% < 1% 317
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 15% 23% 27% 34% 1% 3,085

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among women by importance of religion

% of women who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,274. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 15% 32% 29% 24% 10,274
Somewhat important 26% 35% 25% 14% 3,783
Not too important 35% 34% 20% 10% 1,532
Not at all important 32% 37% 20% 12% 1,422
Don't know 9% 34% 25% 32% 112

Generational cohort among women by importance of religion

% of women who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,274. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 9% 12% 27% 34% 16% 2% 10,274
Somewhat important 17% 16% 28% 29% 9% 1% 3,783
Not too important 25% 17% 28% 24% 6% 1% 1,532
Not at all important 19% 21% 29% 23% 7% 1% 1,422
Don't know 6% 6% 31% 33% 22% 2% 112

Racial and ethnic composition among women by importance of religion

% of women who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,432. 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% 17% 2% 16% 4% 10,432
Somewhat important 70% 7% 4% 15% 4% 3,823
Not too important 74% 5% 7% 10% 4% 1,545
Not at all important 80% 4% 4% 9% 3% 1,426
Don't know 71% 10% 4% 11% 4% 116

Immigrant status among women by importance of religion

% of women who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,414. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 15% 8% 76% 10,414
Somewhat important 14% 12% 74% 3,792
Not too important 13% 14% 73% 1,537
Not at all important 13% 11% 75% 1,435
Don't know 15% 14% 71% 117

Income distribution among women by importance of religion

% of women 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 = 8,773. 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% 21% 24% 13% 8,773
Somewhat important 38% 20% 25% 17% 3,356
Not too important 30% 20% 28% 23% 1,376
Not at all important 29% 18% 27% 26% 1,300

Educational distribution among women by importance of religion

% of women who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 10,510. 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% 33% 15% 9% 10,510
Somewhat important 39% 33% 18% 11% 3,831
Not too important 27% 35% 21% 16% 1,552
Not at all important 26% 31% 25% 18% 1,445
Don't know 36% 31% 20% 13% 117

Marital status among women by importance of religion

% of women who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,517. 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% 5% 15% 12% 17% 10,517
Somewhat important 44% 11% 13% 7% 24% 3,838
Not too important 41% 9% 11% 5% 34% 1,549
Not at all important 40% 12% 12% 4% 31% 1,441
Don't know 48% 7% 15% 14% 16% 117

Parent of children under 18 among women by importance of religion

% of women who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,531. 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% 67% 10,531
Somewhat important 33% 67% 3,846
Not too important 27% 73% 1,557
Not at all important 27% 73% 1,444
Don't know 20% 80% 123

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among women by importance of religion

% of women 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 = 10,571. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 10,571
Somewhat important 54% 36% 5% 1% 3% 1% 3,852
Not too important 22% 37% 19% < 1% 16% 6% 1,558
Not at all important 16% 16% 10% 1% 51% 6% 1,451
Don't know 56% 19% 5% 10% 4% 7% 125

Attendance at religious services among women by importance of religion

% of women 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 = 10,571. 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% 28% 10% 1% 10,571
Somewhat important 13% 55% 31% < 1% 3,852
Not too important 2% 32% 66% < 1% 1,558
Not at all important 1% 10% 88% < 1% 1,451
Don't know 36% 18% 36% 10% 125

Frequency of prayer among women by importance of religion

% of women who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,571. 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% 2% 2% 1% 10,571
Somewhat important 43% 30% 10% 16% 1% 3,852
Not too important 18% 16% 11% 55% < 1% 1,558
Not at all important 12% 5% 3% 79% < 1% 1,451
Don't know 64% 11% 2% 10% 14% 125

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

% of women 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 = 10,571. 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% 13% 10% 33% 1% 10,571
Somewhat important 7% 8% 8% 76% < 1% 3,852
Not too important 2% 1% 3% 93% < 1% 1,558
Not at all important 3% < 1% 2% 95% < 1% 1,451
Don't know 21% 8% 14% 46% 10% 125

Frequency of meditation among women by importance of religion

% of women 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 = 10,571. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 54% 8% 3% 34% 2% 10,571
Somewhat important 29% 10% 6% 55% 1% 3,852
Not too important 23% 11% 5% 59% 1% 1,558
Not at all important 27% 9% 6% 57% < 1% 1,451
Don't know 62% 4% 1% 23% 11% 125

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

% of women 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 = 10,571. 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 78% 11% 5% 4% 1% 10,571
Somewhat important 45% 22% 15% 17% 1% 3,852
Not too important 38% 17% 17% 27% 2% 1,558
Not at all important 41% 15% 10% 32% 2% 1,451
Don't know 68% 9% 4% 9% 10% 125

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

% of women 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 = 10,571. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 49% 15% 11% 23% 2% 10,571
Somewhat important 37% 18% 15% 29% 1% 3,852
Not too important 41% 17% 15% 26% 1% 1,558
Not at all important 45% 16% 13% 26% < 1% 1,451
Don't know 50% 15% 4% 15% 15% 125

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

% of women 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 = 10,571. 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% 6% 31% 4% 2% 10,571
Somewhat important 14% 13% 62% 9% 2% 3,852
Not too important 4% 18% 63% 14% 2% 1,558
Not at all important 2% 17% 56% 23% 2% 1,451
Don't know 30% 8% 40% 4% 18% 125

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

% of women 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 = 10,571. 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% 58% 1% 2% 10,571
Somewhat important 23% 76% 1% 1% 3,852
Not too important 16% 82% 1% < 1% 1,558
Not at all important 16% 83% 1% 1% 1,451
Don't know 27% 69% 1% 4% 125

Frequency of reading scripture among women by importance of religion

% of women 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 = 10,571. 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% 12% 7% 19% 1% 10,571
Somewhat important 14% 12% 12% 61% 1% 3,852
Not too important 4% 4% 5% 87% < 1% 1,558
Not at all important 5% 1% 3% 91% < 1% 1,451
Don't know 34% 6% 7% 38% 14% 125

Interpreting scripture among women by importance of religion

% of women 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 = 10,571. 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% 31% 4% 9% 6% 10,571
Somewhat important 15% 35% 2% 39% 9% 3,852
Not too important 5% 14% < 1% 72% 8% 1,558
Not at all important 3% 4% < 1% 89% 4% 1,451
Don't know 23% 14% 4% 37% 21% 125

Belief in Heaven among women by importance of religion

% of women who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,571. 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 88% 6% 6% 10,571
Somewhat important 76% 15% 8% 3,852
Not too important 47% 42% 11% 1,558
Not at all important 20% 74% 7% 1,451
Don't know 51% 19% 30% 125

Belief in Hell among women by importance of religion

% of women who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,571. 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% 19% 8% 10,571
Somewhat important 53% 38% 9% 3,852
Not too important 29% 61% 9% 1,558
Not at all important 13% 82% 6% 1,451
Don't know 32% 41% 27% 125

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among women by importance of religion

% of women who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,571. 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% 18% 42% 10,571
Somewhat important 31% 19% 51% 3,852
Not too important 22% 16% 62% 1,558
Not at all important 15% 18% 67% 1,451
Don't know 16% 35% 50% 125

Political ideology among women by importance of religion

% of women who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,571. 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% 31% 17% 7% 10,571
Somewhat important 23% 40% 31% 6% 3,852
Not too important 14% 36% 44% 6% 1,558
Not at all important 9% 27% 57% 7% 1,451
Don't know 25% 30% 25% 20% 125

Views about size of government among women by importance of religion

% of women 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 = 10,571. 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% 45% 3% 4% 10,571
Somewhat important 43% 51% 3% 4% 3,852
Not too important 39% 54% 3% 4% 1,558
Not at all important 40% 52% 3% 5% 1,451
Don't know 43% 35% 7% 15% 125

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

% of women 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 = 10,571. 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% 49% 4% 3% 10,571
Somewhat important 40% 56% 3% 2% 3,852
Not too important 33% 63% 3% 1% 1,558
Not at all important 28% 67% 3% 2% 1,451
Don't know 29% 50% 9% 12% 125

Views about abortion among women by importance of religion

% of women 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 = 10,571. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 38% 57% 5% 10,571
Somewhat important 70% 27% 3% 3,852
Not too important 81% 17% 1% 1,558
Not at all important 85% 12% 2% 1,451
Don't know 52% 27% 21% 125

Views about homosexuality among women by importance of religion

% of women 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 = 10,571. 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% 40% 5% 4% 10,571
Somewhat important 84% 11% 3% 3% 3,852
Not too important 91% 6% 1% 1% 1,558
Not at all important 94% 4% 1% 1% 1,451
Don't know 58% 15% 11% 16% 125

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

% of women who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,571. 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% 9% 10,571
Somewhat important 75% 18% 7% 3,852
Not too important 87% 9% 4% 1,558
Not at all important 91% 6% 2% 1,451
Don't know 49% 29% 22% 125

Views about environmental regulation among women by importance of religion

% of women 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 = 10,571. 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% 53% 3% 5% 10,571
Somewhat important 31% 64% 2% 3% 3,852
Not too important 23% 74% 1% 2% 1,558
Not at all important 19% 77% 1% 2% 1,451
Don't know 20% 54% 8% 19% 125

Views about human evolution among women by importance of religion

% of women 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 = 10,571. 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% 28% 3% 50% 6% 10,571
Somewhat important 38% 28% 5% 26% 3% 3,852
Not too important 68% 13% 4% 13% 3% 1,558
Not at all important 77% 8% 3% 9% 3% 1,451
Don't know 25% 15% 16% 25% 18% 125