Importance of religion in one's life among never married adults

% of never 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 = 6,966. 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 42% 27% 15% 16% 1% 6,966
2007 46% 30% 13% 10% 1% 4,995

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Importance of religion in one's life among never married adults by religious group

% of never 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 = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 46% 38% 12% 4% < 1% 1,292
Evangelical Protestant 72% 24% 3% 1% < 1% 1,214
Historically Black Protestant 82% 14% 2% 1% < 1% 600
Jewish 28% 34% 30% 9% < 1% 138
Mainline Protestant 46% 41% 11% 2% < 1% 788
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 11% 20% 28% 40% 1% 2,289

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never married adults who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,862. 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% 29% 14% 4% 2,862
Somewhat important 65% 24% 9% 2% 1,807
Not too important 69% 23% 6% 2% 1,063
Not at all important 66% 26% 6% 2% 1,106

Generational cohort among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,862. 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% 21% 22% 16% 2% < 1% 2,862
Somewhat important 49% 24% 16% 11% 1% < 1% 1,807
Not too important 52% 26% 15% 7% 1% < 1% 1,063
Not at all important 49% 26% 17% 7% 1% < 1% 1,106

Gender composition among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never married adults who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,916. 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% 51% 2,916
Somewhat important 56% 44% 1,822
Not too important 57% 43% 1,066
Not at all important 67% 33% 1,113

Racial and ethnic composition among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never married adults who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,872. 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% 30% 4% 19% 6% 2,872
Somewhat important 55% 12% 6% 21% 5% 1,799
Not too important 64% 9% 10% 14% 4% 1,059
Not at all important 67% 7% 7% 15% 4% 1,106

Immigrant status among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never married adults who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,857. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 17% 12% 71% 2,857
Somewhat important 14% 18% 68% 1,795
Not too important 12% 18% 70% 1,054
Not at all important 12% 19% 70% 1,090

Income distribution among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,506. 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% 20% 20% 8% 2,506
Somewhat important 43% 21% 22% 13% 1,606
Not too important 37% 24% 23% 16% 943
Not at all important 35% 24% 24% 17% 1,009

Educational distribution among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,902. 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% 35% 11% 6% 2,902
Somewhat important 45% 36% 14% 5% 1,820
Not too important 38% 37% 17% 8% 1,063
Not at all important 41% 34% 17% 7% 1,110

Parent of children under 18 among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never married adults who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,912. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 18% 82% 2,912
Somewhat important 12% 88% 1,819
Not too important 8% 92% 1,066
Not at all important 8% 92% 1,113

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,916. 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 86% 12% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2,916
Somewhat important 49% 37% 8% < 1% 4% 2% 1,822
Not too important 17% 28% 22% < 1% 27% 6% 1,066
Not at all important 12% 11% 12% 1% 58% 7% 1,113

Attendance at religious services among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,916. 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% 33% 12% < 1% 2,916
Somewhat important 14% 56% 29% 1% 1,822
Not too important 3% 35% 62% < 1% 1,066
Not at all important 2% 12% 86% < 1% 1,113

Frequency of prayer among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,916. 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 75% 17% 3% 4% 1% 2,916
Somewhat important 32% 29% 12% 26% 1% 1,822
Not too important 11% 12% 9% 68% < 1% 1,066
Not at all important 7% 4% 4% 84% < 1% 1,113

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

% of never 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 = 2,916. 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% 15% 11% 36% 1% 2,916
Somewhat important 7% 11% 10% 72% < 1% 1,822
Not too important 2% 2% 4% 92% < 1% 1,066
Not at all important 3% 1% 2% 95% < 1% 1,113

Frequency of meditation among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,916. 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% 10% 3% 40% 2% 2,916
Somewhat important 25% 11% 6% 57% 1% 1,822
Not too important 19% 10% 6% 63% 1% 1,066
Not at all important 21% 8% 4% 66% 1% 1,113

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,916. 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% 14% 7% 7% 1% 2,916
Somewhat important 40% 24% 16% 19% 1% 1,822
Not too important 30% 20% 16% 33% 1% 1,066
Not at all important 33% 16% 7% 41% 2% 1,113

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,916. 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% 18% 11% 22% 1% 2,916
Somewhat important 46% 17% 12% 24% 1% 1,822
Not too important 47% 18% 16% 18% 1% 1,066
Not at all important 48% 17% 11% 24% 1% 1,113

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,916. 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% 8% 33% 6% 3% 2,916
Somewhat important 12% 17% 57% 12% 2% 1,822
Not too important 4% 21% 57% 16% 1% 1,066
Not at all important 2% 20% 53% 23% 2% 1,113

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,916. 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% 64% 2% 1% 2,916
Somewhat important 21% 77% 1% 1% 1,822
Not too important 16% 83% 1% < 1% 1,066
Not at all important 16% 82% 1% 1% 1,113

Frequency of reading scripture among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,916. 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% 15% 8% 22% < 1% 2,916
Somewhat important 14% 13% 13% 60% 1% 1,822
Not too important 5% 5% 7% 84% < 1% 1,066
Not at all important 5% 4% 3% 88% < 1% 1,113

Interpreting scripture among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,916. 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% 36% 3% 11% 6% 2,916
Somewhat important 15% 36% 1% 41% 7% 1,822
Not too important 6% 12% < 1% 75% 7% 1,066
Not at all important 5% 4% < 1% 87% 4% 1,113

Belief in Heaven among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never married adults who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,916. 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% 6% 4% 2,916
Somewhat important 78% 15% 7% 1,822
Not too important 43% 47% 10% 1,066
Not at all important 20% 72% 8% 1,113

Belief in Hell among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never married adults who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,916. 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 77% 17% 6% 2,916
Somewhat important 61% 32% 7% 1,822
Not too important 30% 61% 9% 1,066
Not at all important 15% 78% 7% 1,113

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never married adults who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,916. 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% 18% 48% 2,916
Somewhat important 31% 18% 52% 1,822
Not too important 26% 18% 56% 1,066
Not at all important 18% 24% 59% 1,113

Political ideology among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never married adults who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,916. 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% 33% 21% 8% 2,916
Somewhat important 22% 41% 30% 7% 1,822
Not too important 15% 40% 38% 7% 1,066
Not at all important 12% 33% 46% 9% 1,113

Views about size of government among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,916. 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% 55% 2% 3% 2,916
Somewhat important 43% 52% 2% 3% 1,822
Not too important 46% 48% 3% 3% 1,066
Not at all important 46% 48% 3% 3% 1,113

Views about government aid to the poor among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,916. 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% 53% 4% 2% 2,916
Somewhat important 38% 57% 3% 2% 1,822
Not too important 35% 59% 5% 2% 1,066
Not at all important 35% 60% 4% 2% 1,113

Views about abortion among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,916. 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% 56% 5% 2,916
Somewhat important 63% 34% 3% 1,822
Not too important 78% 19% 3% 1,066
Not at all important 79% 18% 3% 1,113

Views about homosexuality among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,916. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 55% 37% 4% 4% 2,916
Somewhat important 81% 14% 2% 2% 1,822
Not too important 89% 7% 2% 2% 1,066
Not at all important 87% 9% 2% 2% 1,113

Views about same-sex marriage among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,916. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 46% 46% 7% 2,916
Somewhat important 75% 19% 7% 1,822
Not too important 86% 11% 4% 1,066
Not at all important 85% 10% 5% 1,113

Views about environmental regulation among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,916. 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% 55% 3% 4% 2,916
Somewhat important 32% 65% 1% 2% 1,822
Not too important 26% 70% 2% 2% 1,066
Not at all important 24% 71% 2% 3% 1,113

Views about human evolution among never married adults by importance of religion

% of never 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 = 2,916. 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% 31% 3% 45% 4% 2,916
Somewhat important 44% 29% 4% 21% 2% 1,822
Not too important 70% 13% 4% 11% 2% 1,066
Not at all important 75% 9% 3% 9% 3% 1,113