Importance of religion in one's life among third generation immigrants or higher

% of third generation immigrants or higher who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 27,244. 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 54% 24% 11% 11% 1% 27,244
2007 56% 27% 9% 7% 1% 28,997

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Importance of religion in one's life among third generation immigrants or higher by religious group

% of third generation immigrants or higher who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 163. 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 34% 35% 17% 10% 3% 163
Catholic 54% 34% 9% 2% < 1% 4,670
Evangelical Protestant 79% 18% 2% 1% < 1% 7,359
Historically Black Protestant 86% 12% 1% 1% < 1% 1,697
Jehovah's Witness 89% 9% 1% < 1% 1% 170
Jewish 33% 36% 21% 9% < 1% 567
Mainline Protestant 53% 34% 10% 2% 1% 5,296
Mormon 83% 12% 4% 1% < 1% 572
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 12% 22% 26% 39% 1% 5,780

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 14,440. 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% 30% 31% 23% 14,440
Somewhat important 22% 35% 28% 15% 6,286
Not too important 30% 36% 23% 12% 2,877
Not at all important 31% 36% 21% 12% 2,973
Don't know 13% 30% 27% 30% 185

Generational cohort among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 14,440. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 9% 11% 26% 37% 16% 2% 14,440
Somewhat important 14% 15% 28% 33% 9% 1% 6,286
Not too important 19% 18% 29% 27% 7% 1% 2,877
Not at all important 19% 21% 28% 25% 7% < 1% 2,973
Don't know 6% 13% 24% 36% 19% 1% 185

Gender composition among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 14,750. 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% 58% 14,750
Somewhat important 52% 48% 6,370
Not too important 57% 43% 2,910
Not at all important 62% 38% 3,015
Don't know 56% 44% 199

Racial and ethnic composition among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 14,538. 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% 18% < 1% 5% 4% 14,538
Somewhat important 82% 9% < 1% 5% 4% 6,296
Not too important 86% 5% 1% 4% 3% 2,884
Not at all important 87% 4% < 1% 5% 4% 2,969
Don't know 84% 8% < 1% 2% 6% 183

Income distribution among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 12,732. 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% 21% 28% 16% 12,732
Somewhat important 31% 20% 28% 21% 5,705
Not too important 26% 20% 30% 24% 2,639
Not at all important 26% 19% 30% 26% 2,754
Don't know 44% 17% 29% 10% 132

Educational distribution among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 14,694. 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% 34% 15% 9% 14,694
Somewhat important 40% 33% 17% 10% 6,353
Not too important 33% 34% 21% 13% 2,901
Not at all important 31% 32% 22% 15% 3,007
Don't know 37% 34% 19% 10% 190

Marital status among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 14,682. 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% 4% 14% 9% 18% 14,682
Somewhat important 47% 10% 13% 5% 25% 6,351
Not too important 44% 9% 11% 3% 33% 2,901
Not at all important 39% 12% 12% 3% 33% 3,004
Don't know 47% 5% 14% 10% 23% 188

Parent of children under 18 among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 14,702. 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% 14,702
Somewhat important 28% 72% 6,352
Not too important 25% 75% 2,903
Not at all important 23% 77% 3,003
Don't know 17% 83% 196

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 14,750. 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 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 14,750
Somewhat important 52% 37% 6% 1% 3% 2% 6,370
Not too important 19% 37% 18% < 1% 18% 7% 2,910
Not at all important 13% 13% 10% 1% 56% 8% 3,015
Don't know 58% 16% 4% 6% 7% 9% 199

Attendance at religious services among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 14,750. 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 60% 28% 11% 1% 14,750
Somewhat important 12% 54% 33% < 1% 6,370
Not too important 2% 33% 65% < 1% 2,910
Not at all important 2% 9% 89% < 1% 3,015
Don't know 23% 20% 41% 16% 199

Frequency of prayer among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,750. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 83% 12% 2% 2% 1% 14,750
Somewhat important 36% 30% 12% 21% 1% 6,370
Not too important 12% 13% 11% 63% < 1% 2,910
Not at all important 8% 4% 3% 84% < 1% 3,015
Don't know 51% 14% 5% 17% 14% 199

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 14,750. 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% 34% 1% 14,750
Somewhat important 6% 7% 8% 79% < 1% 6,370
Not too important 1% 2% 2% 95% < 1% 2,910
Not at all important 2% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 3,015
Don't know 15% 6% 10% 56% 13% 199

Frequency of meditation among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 14,750. 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% 3% 36% 2% 14,750
Somewhat important 27% 10% 5% 58% 1% 6,370
Not too important 20% 10% 6% 63% 1% 2,910
Not at all important 24% 8% 5% 63% 1% 3,015
Don't know 49% 9% 3% 27% 13% 199

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 14,750. 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% 5% 1% 14,750
Somewhat important 41% 22% 15% 21% 1% 6,370
Not too important 32% 18% 15% 35% 1% 2,910
Not at all important 35% 14% 9% 40% 2% 3,015
Don't know 61% 9% 6% 13% 10% 199

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 14,750. 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% 16% 11% 24% 2% 14,750
Somewhat important 38% 17% 15% 29% 1% 6,370
Not too important 41% 18% 15% 25% 1% 2,910
Not at all important 49% 15% 12% 24% < 1% 3,015
Don't know 46% 15% 6% 20% 13% 199

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 14,750. 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% 32% 3% 3% 14,750
Somewhat important 13% 13% 64% 8% 2% 6,370
Not too important 3% 18% 64% 14% 2% 2,910
Not at all important 2% 18% 58% 21% 2% 3,015
Don't know 22% 10% 42% 5% 22% 199

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 14,750. 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% 52% 2% 1% 14,750
Somewhat important 28% 71% 1% 1% 6,370
Not too important 22% 76% 1% < 1% 2,910
Not at all important 18% 80% 1% 1% 3,015
Don't know 31% 61% 2% 6% 199

Frequency of reading scripture among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 14,750. 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 60% 12% 8% 19% 1% 14,750
Somewhat important 12% 11% 13% 64% < 1% 6,370
Not too important 4% 5% 5% 86% < 1% 2,910
Not at all important 4% 2% 3% 90% < 1% 3,015
Don't know 28% 6% 8% 43% 14% 199

Interpreting scripture among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 14,750. 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% 32% 4% 10% 6% 14,750
Somewhat important 15% 35% 1% 39% 9% 6,370
Not too important 5% 14% < 1% 74% 8% 2,910
Not at all important 2% 4% < 1% 89% 5% 3,015
Don't know 22% 13% 7% 37% 21% 199

Belief in Heaven among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,750. 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% 14,750
Somewhat important 77% 15% 8% 6,370
Not too important 44% 43% 12% 2,910
Not at all important 16% 76% 8% 3,015
Don't know 45% 22% 33% 199

Belief in Hell among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,750. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 76% 16% 8% 14,750
Somewhat important 57% 34% 8% 6,370
Not too important 31% 60% 9% 2,910
Not at all important 11% 82% 6% 3,015
Don't know 32% 36% 32% 199

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 14,750. 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% 14% 37% 14,750
Somewhat important 39% 17% 43% 6,370
Not too important 32% 17% 51% 2,910
Not at all important 21% 19% 60% 3,015
Don't know 27% 39% 34% 199

Political ideology among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,750. 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% 29% 15% 6% 14,750
Somewhat important 31% 40% 23% 5% 6,370
Not too important 21% 41% 33% 5% 2,910
Not at all important 15% 32% 46% 7% 3,015
Don't know 30% 26% 22% 22% 199

Views about size of government among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 14,750. 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% 34% 3% 4% 14,750
Somewhat important 56% 37% 3% 4% 6,370
Not too important 54% 40% 3% 4% 2,910
Not at all important 48% 43% 4% 4% 3,015
Don't know 51% 27% 6% 16% 199

Views about government aid to the poor among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 14,750. 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% 44% 4% 2% 14,750
Somewhat important 47% 48% 4% 1% 6,370
Not too important 40% 56% 3% 1% 2,910
Not at all important 34% 62% 3% 1% 3,015
Don't know 36% 36% 11% 17% 199

Views about abortion among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 14,750. 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% 59% 5% 14,750
Somewhat important 66% 31% 4% 6,370
Not too important 79% 18% 3% 2,910
Not at all important 82% 15% 3% 3,015
Don't know 43% 33% 24% 199

Views about homosexuality among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 14,750. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 44% 48% 5% 4% 14,750
Somewhat important 75% 19% 4% 3% 6,370
Not too important 84% 12% 2% 2% 2,910
Not at all important 88% 8% 2% 2% 3,015
Don't know 51% 25% 8% 17% 199

Views about same-sex marriage among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,750. 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% 58% 8% 14,750
Somewhat important 66% 26% 8% 6,370
Not too important 79% 16% 5% 2,910
Not at all important 84% 10% 5% 3,015
Don't know 45% 29% 26% 199

Views about environmental regulation among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 14,750. 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% 3% 3% 14,750
Somewhat important 37% 58% 2% 2% 6,370
Not too important 29% 67% 2% 2% 2,910
Not at all important 24% 72% 2% 2% 3,015
Don't know 31% 46% 8% 15% 199

Views about human evolution among third generation immigrants or higher by importance of religion

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 14,750. 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% 29% 3% 50% 5% 14,750
Somewhat important 37% 31% 5% 24% 3% 6,370
Not too important 67% 15% 5% 11% 2% 2,910
Not at all important 79% 7% 3% 9% 2% 3,015
Don't know 27% 15% 17% 23% 18% 199