Importance of religion in one's life among married adults

% of married adults who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,827. 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 58% 23% 9% 9% 1% 17,827
2007 59% 26% 8% 6% 1% 20,430

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

% of married adults who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 103. 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 35% 38% 20% 6% < 1% 103
Catholic 62% 30% 7% 1% < 1% 3,810
Evangelical Protestant 83% 14% 2% 1% 1% 4,853
Hindu 26% 55% 14% 6% < 1% 131
Historically Black Protestant 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 626
Jehovah's Witness 93% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% 124
Jewish 41% 37% 15% 7% < 1% 498
Mainline Protestant 54% 33% 10% 2% 1% 3,444
Mormon 88% 9% 2% 1% < 1% 454
Muslim 66% 24% 7% 3% < 1% 110
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 13% 20% 26% 40% 1% 3,150

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,938. 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 7% 37% 34% 22% 9,938
Somewhat important 7% 43% 33% 18% 3,996
Not too important 9% 46% 30% 16% 1,726
Not at all important 8% 45% 27% 19% 1,683
Don't know 6% 36% 28% 29% 107

Generational cohort among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 9,938. 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 2% 11% 32% 40% 14% 1% 9,938
Somewhat important 2% 12% 36% 40% 10% 1% 3,996
Not too important 2% 14% 38% 36% 9% 1% 1,726
Not at all important 2% 14% 37% 34% 12% 1% 1,683
Don't know < 1% 9% 33% 37% 19% 1% 107

Gender composition among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 10,185. 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% 55% 10,185
Somewhat important 53% 47% 4,060
Not too important 57% 43% 1,752
Not at all important 61% 39% 1,712
Don't know 54% 46% 118

Racial and ethnic composition among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,042. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 70% 10% 3% 15% 3% 10,042
Somewhat important 77% 4% 5% 11% 3% 4,013
Not too important 82% 2% 7% 6% 3% 1,728
Not at all important 83% 2% 4% 7% 3% 1,680
Don't know 75% 1% 2% 19% 2% 109

Immigrant status among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,081. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 16% 7% 77% 10,081
Somewhat important 15% 8% 76% 4,023
Not too important 13% 9% 78% 1,737
Not at all important 14% 10% 77% 1,697
Don't know 24% 5% 71% 113

Income distribution among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults 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 = 8,699. 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 23% 21% 33% 22% 8,699
Somewhat important 18% 18% 34% 30% 3,590
Not too important 12% 15% 36% 37% 1,577
Not at all important 11% 13% 34% 42% 1,541

Educational distribution among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 10,127. 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% 30% 18% 12% 10,127
Somewhat important 34% 29% 22% 15% 4,041
Not too important 26% 29% 26% 19% 1,748
Not at all important 24% 27% 25% 24% 1,702
Don't know 38% 30% 18% 14% 113

Parent of children under 18 among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,132. 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% 60% 10,132
Somewhat important 41% 59% 4,041
Not too important 40% 60% 1,748
Not at all important 38% 62% 1,702
Don't know 32% 68% 114

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults 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 = 10,185. 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% 10,185
Somewhat important 51% 38% 6% 1% 3% 2% 4,060
Not too important 20% 39% 18% 1% 15% 7% 1,752
Not at all important 12% 13% 10% < 1% 58% 7% 1,712
Don't know 60% 19% 3% 6% 5% 7% 118

Attendance at religious services among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults 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 = 10,185. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 66% 25% 8% < 1% 10,185
Somewhat important 14% 56% 29% < 1% 4,060
Not too important 2% 35% 63% < 1% 1,752
Not at all important 2% 9% 90% < 1% 1,712
Don't know 38% 17% 35% 10% 118

Frequency of prayer among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,185. 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 84% 12% 2% 2% 1% 10,185
Somewhat important 37% 29% 13% 20% 1% 4,060
Not too important 12% 12% 11% 63% < 1% 1,752
Not at all important 7% 3% 3% 85% < 1% 1,712
Don't know 58% 10% 4% 12% 15% 118

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

% of married adults 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 = 10,185. 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% 13% 10% 32% 1% 10,185
Somewhat important 7% 7% 9% 77% < 1% 4,060
Not too important 1% 2% 2% 94% < 1% 1,752
Not at all important 2% < 1% 1% 97% < 1% 1,712
Don't know 22% 9% 12% 48% 9% 118

Frequency of meditation among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults 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 = 10,185. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 53% 7% 3% 34% 2% 10,185
Somewhat important 27% 9% 6% 58% 1% 4,060
Not too important 21% 10% 5% 64% 1% 1,752
Not at all important 22% 8% 5% 64% 1% 1,712
Don't know 57% 6% 2% 23% 12% 118

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults 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 = 10,185. 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 79% 11% 5% 4% 1% 10,185
Somewhat important 41% 22% 16% 19% 1% 4,060
Not too important 32% 17% 16% 34% 1% 1,752
Not at all important 39% 11% 10% 38% 2% 1,712
Don't know 64% 8% 8% 9% 11% 118

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults 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 = 10,185. 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% 22% 2% 10,185
Somewhat important 34% 18% 18% 29% 1% 4,060
Not too important 35% 19% 16% 29% < 1% 1,752
Not at all important 44% 14% 14% 27% 1% 1,712
Don't know 49% 17% 10% 11% 13% 118

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults 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 = 10,185. 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% 5% 29% 4% 3% 10,185
Somewhat important 13% 12% 63% 10% 2% 4,060
Not too important 3% 15% 65% 15% 2% 1,752
Not at all important 2% 17% 54% 26% 2% 1,712
Don't know 34% 9% 32% 7% 18% 118

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

% of married adults 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 = 10,185. 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% 48% 2% 1% 10,185
Somewhat important 30% 68% 1% 1% 4,060
Not too important 24% 75% 1% < 1% 1,752
Not at all important 20% 79% 1% 1% 1,712
Don't know 39% 53% 2% 6% 118

Frequency of reading scripture among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults 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 = 10,185. 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% 10,185
Somewhat important 11% 10% 13% 65% < 1% 4,060
Not too important 3% 4% 5% 88% < 1% 1,752
Not at all important 3% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 1,712
Don't know 38% 7% 9% 35% 11% 118

Interpreting scripture among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults 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 = 10,185. 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% 9% 5% 10,185
Somewhat important 14% 34% 2% 41% 9% 4,060
Not too important 4% 14% < 1% 75% 8% 1,752
Not at all important 1% 3% < 1% 90% 5% 1,712
Don't know 21% 23% 8% 38% 11% 118

Belief in Heaven among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,185. 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% 7% 10,185
Somewhat important 74% 18% 8% 4,060
Not too important 41% 45% 14% 1,752
Not at all important 13% 80% 6% 1,712
Don't know 56% 18% 27% 118

Belief in Hell among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,185. 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 74% 18% 8% 10,185
Somewhat important 53% 39% 8% 4,060
Not too important 30% 60% 10% 1,752
Not at all important 8% 86% 6% 1,712
Don't know 37% 35% 28% 118

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,185. 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% 17% 32% 10,185
Somewhat important 41% 17% 41% 4,060
Not too important 34% 14% 52% 1,752
Not at all important 25% 15% 60% 1,712
Don't know 30% 39% 30% 118

Political ideology among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,185. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 53% 28% 13% 6% 10,185
Somewhat important 33% 40% 23% 4% 4,060
Not too important 23% 39% 33% 4% 1,752
Not at all important 15% 34% 46% 6% 1,712
Don't know 32% 25% 21% 22% 118

Views about size of government among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults 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 = 10,185. 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% 32% 3% 4% 10,185
Somewhat important 59% 35% 3% 4% 4,060
Not too important 56% 38% 3% 4% 1,752
Not at all important 49% 43% 4% 3% 1,712
Don't know 56% 23% 9% 12% 118

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

% of married adults 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 = 10,185. 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% 40% 4% 2% 10,185
Somewhat important 51% 45% 3% 1% 4,060
Not too important 42% 54% 3% 1% 1,752
Not at all important 35% 60% 4% 1% 1,712
Don't know 32% 41% 13% 14% 118

Views about abortion among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults 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 = 10,185. 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% 63% 4% 10,185
Somewhat important 66% 30% 4% 4,060
Not too important 80% 17% 3% 1,752
Not at all important 85% 12% 3% 1,712
Don't know 40% 42% 18% 118

Views about homosexuality among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults 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 = 10,185. 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% 50% 5% 4% 10,185
Somewhat important 74% 20% 4% 3% 4,060
Not too important 83% 13% 1% 3% 1,752
Not at all important 88% 8% 2% 1% 1,712
Don't know 45% 22% 13% 19% 118

Views about same-sex marriage among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,185. 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% 10,185
Somewhat important 63% 29% 8% 4,060
Not too important 78% 18% 4% 1,752
Not at all important 86% 10% 4% 1,712
Don't know 43% 33% 25% 118

Views about environmental regulation among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults 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 = 10,185. 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% 47% 3% 3% 10,185
Somewhat important 37% 58% 2% 3% 4,060
Not too important 30% 67% 2% 1% 1,752
Not at all important 23% 74% 2% 2% 1,712
Don't know 34% 44% 9% 14% 118

Views about human evolution among married adults by importance of religion

% of married adults 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 = 10,185. 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% 28% 3% 51% 5% 10,185
Somewhat important 38% 30% 5% 23% 3% 4,060
Not too important 66% 14% 6% 12% 2% 1,752
Not at all important 81% 7% 3% 8% 2% 1,712
Don't know 22% 16% 15% 24% 22% 118