Importance of religion in one's life among widowed adults

% of widowed 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 = 3,218. 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 69% 19% 5% 5% 1% 3,218
2007 72% 18% 4% 4% 1% 3,705

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

% of widowed 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 73% 21% 3% 2% 1% 721
Evangelical Protestant 83% 14% 1% 2% < 1% 923
Historically Black Protestant 89% 10% < 1% < 1% < 1% 196
Mainline Protestant 65% 26% 6% 2% 1% 791
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 21% 25% 19% 33% 2% 338

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed adults who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,140. 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 < 1% 5% 20% 75% 2,140
Somewhat important < 1% 11% 26% 63% 595
Not too important 1% 7% 23% 69% 196
Not at all important 3% 12% 24% 61% 177

Generational cohort among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed adults who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,140. 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 < 1% 1% 5% 28% 55% 12% 2,140
Somewhat important < 1% 1% 10% 35% 45% 9% 595
Not too important < 1% 1% 7% 34% 44% 15% 196
Not at all important < 1% 3% 12% 36% 40% 9% 177

Gender composition among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed adults who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,190. 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 21% 79% 2,190
Somewhat important 30% 70% 615
Not too important 34% 66% 198
Not at all important 50% 50% 181

Racial and ethnic composition among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed adults who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,162. 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% 16% 1% 8% 3% 2,162
Somewhat important 81% 6% 3% 8% 3% 610
Not too important 84% 1% 1% 8% 5% 197
Not at all important 79% 7% 1% 8% 6% 177

Immigrant status among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed adults who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,159. 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 8% 10% 82% 2,159
Somewhat important 9% 12% 79% 599
Not too important 8% 17% 75% 195
Not at all important 10% 14% 76% 180

Income distribution among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed 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 = 1,738. 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 63% 20% 12% 5% 1,738
Somewhat important 54% 23% 15% 8% 523
Not too important 49% 18% 19% 13% 165
Not at all important 48% 19% 22% 11% 154

Educational distribution among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed 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 = 2,178. 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% 26% 8% 5% 2,178
Somewhat important 56% 26% 10% 8% 611
Not too important 41% 31% 14% 13% 198
Not at all important 39% 27% 18% 17% 181

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

% of widowed adults who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,187. 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% 93% 2,187
Somewhat important 6% 94% 615
Not too important 7% 93% 197
Not at all important 5% 95% 180

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed 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 = 2,190. 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% 8% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 2,190
Somewhat important 53% 35% 6% 2% 2% 3% 615
Not too important 20% 39% 14% 2% 16% 9% 198
Not at all important 28% 9% 14% 4% 39% 5% 181

Attendance at religious services among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed 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 = 2,190. 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 62% 23% 14% 1% 2,190
Somewhat important 17% 45% 37% 1% 615
Not too important 5% 29% 65% 2% 198
Not at all important 2% 7% 91% < 1% 181

Frequency of prayer among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed adults who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,190. 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% 8% 1% 2% 1% 2,190
Somewhat important 45% 27% 9% 17% 1% 615
Not too important 21% 10% 9% 59% < 1% 198
Not at all important 14% 11% 3% 72% 1% 181

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

% of widowed 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 = 2,190. 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% 9% 10% 37% 2% 2,190
Somewhat important 8% 5% 8% 78% 1% 615
Not too important 2% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 198
Not at all important 3% < 1% 1% 96% < 1% 181

Frequency of meditation among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed 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 = 2,190. 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 67% 6% 2% 21% 4% 2,190
Somewhat important 36% 11% 4% 47% 2% 615
Not too important 24% 6% 4% 64% 2% 198
Not at all important 33% 8% 2% 55% 1% 181

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

% of widowed 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 = 2,190. 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% 8% 4% 6% 2% 2,190
Somewhat important 44% 14% 15% 26% 1% 615
Not too important 32% 8% 11% 46% 3% 198
Not at all important 37% 11% 5% 45% 3% 181

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

% of widowed 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 = 2,190. 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% 12% 10% 26% 3% 2,190
Somewhat important 35% 12% 17% 34% 3% 615
Not too important 26% 9% 13% 48% 4% 198
Not at all important 44% 6% 15% 35% 1% 181

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

% of widowed 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 = 2,190. 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% 35% 3% 4% 2,190
Somewhat important 14% 9% 66% 6% 5% 615
Not too important 7% 13% 62% 13% 6% 198
Not at all important 3% 17% 67% 11% 1% 181

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

% of widowed 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 = 2,190. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 35% 60% 2% 3% 2,190
Somewhat important 25% 73% 1% 2% 615
Not too important 15% 79% 2% 4% 198
Not at all important 19% 78% 2% < 1% 181

Frequency of reading scripture among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed 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 = 2,190. 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 62% 9% 6% 22% 2% 2,190
Somewhat important 17% 13% 15% 54% 1% 615
Not too important 6% 3% 6% 86% < 1% 198
Not at all important 6% 4% 2% 89% < 1% 181

Interpreting scripture among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed 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 = 2,190. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 56% 23% 5% 8% 8% 2,190
Somewhat important 17% 36% 3% 32% 12% 615
Not too important 8% 14% 2% 65% 11% 198
Not at all important 4% 9% 1% 78% 8% 181

Belief in Heaven among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed adults who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,190. 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% 4% 5% 2,190
Somewhat important 79% 13% 9% 615
Not too important 40% 45% 15% 198
Not at all important 23% 69% 8% 181

Belief in Hell among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed adults who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,190. 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 71% 18% 11% 2,190
Somewhat important 51% 36% 13% 615
Not too important 19% 73% 8% 198
Not at all important 16% 80% 5% 181

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed adults who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,190. 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% 17% 46% 2,190
Somewhat important 38% 16% 46% 615
Not too important 28% 15% 57% 198
Not at all important 22% 19% 59% 181

Political ideology among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed adults who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,190. 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% 31% 15% 8% 2,190
Somewhat important 31% 41% 22% 6% 615
Not too important 19% 46% 28% 7% 198
Not at all important 20% 30% 40% 11% 181

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

% of widowed 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 = 2,190. 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% 39% 4% 7% 2,190
Somewhat important 55% 36% 5% 5% 615
Not too important 48% 41% 9% 2% 198
Not at all important 43% 42% 8% 7% 181

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

% of widowed 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 = 2,190. 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% 48% 5% 5% 2,190
Somewhat important 44% 49% 4% 3% 615
Not too important 34% 60% 3% 3% 198
Not at all important 36% 56% 4% 4% 181

Views about abortion among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed 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 = 2,190. 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% 55% 8% 2,190
Somewhat important 62% 31% 6% 615
Not too important 70% 24% 6% 198
Not at all important 77% 17% 6% 181

Views about homosexuality among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed 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 = 2,190. 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% 51% 5% 6% 2,190
Somewhat important 60% 29% 4% 6% 615
Not too important 73% 24% 1% 2% 198
Not at all important 75% 16% 9% < 1% 181

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

% of widowed 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 = 2,190. 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 26% 62% 12% 2,190
Somewhat important 50% 36% 14% 615
Not too important 68% 23% 9% 198
Not at all important 67% 22% 10% 181

Views about environmental regulation among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed 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 = 2,190. 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% 47% 4% 10% 2,190
Somewhat important 43% 50% 3% 5% 615
Not too important 30% 63% 3% 4% 198
Not at all important 30% 64% 2% 4% 181

Views about human evolution among widowed adults by importance of religion

% of widowed 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 = 2,190. 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% 21% 4% 51% 12% 2,190
Somewhat important 28% 28% 6% 32% 7% 615
Not too important 57% 10% 7% 21% 6% 198
Not at all important 72% 6% 2% 19% 1% 181