Importance of religion in one's life among non-parents

% of non-parents who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 26,567. 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 52% 24% 11% 12% 1% 26,567
2007 56% 26% 10% 8% 1% 24,726

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Importance of religion in one's life among non-parents by religious group

% of non-parents who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 217. 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 32% 39% 16% 10% 3% 217
Catholic 56% 32% 9% 3% < 1% 5,411
Evangelical Protestant 79% 17% 2% 1% 1% 6,385
Hindu 23% 51% 19% 6% 1% 115
Historically Black Protestant 86% 12% 1% 1% < 1% 1,421
Jehovah's Witness 92% 6% 1% < 1% 1% 182
Jewish 30% 37% 23% 10% < 1% 661
Mainline Protestant 54% 34% 10% 2% 1% 4,844
Mormon 84% 13% 2% 2% < 1% 419
Muslim 62% 27% 8% 2% 1% 147
Orthodox Christian 48% 35% 12% 4% < 1% 137
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 11% 21% 26% 41% 1% 5,788

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 13,686. 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% 17% 35% 30% 13,686
Somewhat important 28% 21% 31% 19% 6,076
Not too important 37% 24% 24% 15% 2,919
Not at all important 36% 26% 22% 16% 3,130
Don't know 13% 23% 31% 33% 210

Generational cohort among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 13,686. 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% 7% 15% 43% 20% 2% 13,686
Somewhat important 20% 13% 17% 37% 12% 1% 6,076
Not too important 25% 18% 18% 29% 9% 1% 2,919
Not at all important 25% 18% 19% 28% 9% 1% 3,130
Don't know 8% 10% 18% 41% 21% 2% 210

Gender composition among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 44% 56% 14,029
Somewhat important 54% 46% 6,178
Not too important 57% 43% 2,951
Not at all important 65% 35% 3,179
Don't know 55% 45% 230

Racial and ethnic composition among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 13,808. 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 65% 16% 2% 13% 4% 13,808
Somewhat important 71% 7% 5% 13% 4% 6,106
Not too important 75% 5% 7% 9% 4% 2,915
Not at all important 77% 4% 5% 10% 3% 3,127
Don't know 72% 8% 2% 14% 5% 208

Immigrant status among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 13,837. 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 13% 9% 79% 13,837
Somewhat important 12% 13% 75% 6,103
Not too important 12% 14% 75% 2,918
Not at all important 11% 15% 74% 3,140
Don't know 13% 14% 74% 219

Income distribution among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents 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 = 11,687. 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% 22% 25% 14% 11,687
Somewhat important 34% 21% 27% 18% 5,412
Not too important 28% 22% 29% 22% 2,609
Not at all important 27% 20% 28% 24% 2,847
Don't know 47% 18% 26% 9% 154

Educational distribution among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 13,946. 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% 31% 13% 9% 13,946
Somewhat important 43% 31% 16% 9% 6,151
Not too important 33% 33% 21% 13% 2,940
Not at all important 32% 31% 22% 14% 3,166
Don't know 37% 38% 16% 9% 218

Marital status among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 13,957. 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% 4% 15% 11% 24% 13,957
Somewhat important 37% 9% 13% 7% 34% 6,156
Not too important 34% 9% 10% 4% 43% 2,937
Not at all important 30% 11% 12% 4% 43% 3,165
Don't know 40% 6% 18% 11% 25% 215

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who say they…

Importance of religion in one's life Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 88% 9% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 14,029
Somewhat important 51% 37% 7% 1% 3% 2% 6,178
Not too important 18% 34% 20% 1% 21% 7% 2,951
Not at all important 13% 12% 11% 1% 57% 7% 3,179
Don't know 53% 16% 4% 8% 8% 12% 230

Attendance at religious services among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who attend religious services…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 60% 28% 12% 1% 14,029
Somewhat important 13% 53% 33% < 1% 6,178
Not too important 3% 34% 63% < 1% 2,951
Not at all important 2% 10% 88% < 1% 3,179
Don't know 22% 19% 44% 15% 230

Frequency of prayer among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. 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 81% 13% 2% 3% 1% 14,029
Somewhat important 36% 28% 12% 23% 1% 6,178
Not too important 13% 11% 10% 65% < 1% 2,951
Not at all important 9% 4% 4% 83% < 1% 3,179
Don't know 48% 10% 5% 19% 18% 230

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

% of non-parents who attend prayer group…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. 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% 12% 10% 36% 1% 14,029
Somewhat important 7% 7% 9% 77% < 1% 6,178
Not too important 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 2,951
Not at all important 2% 1% 1% 95% < 1% 3,179
Don't know 13% 7% 7% 57% 16% 230

Frequency of meditation among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who meditate…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. 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% 7% 3% 32% 3% 14,029
Somewhat important 28% 11% 6% 54% 1% 6,178
Not too important 21% 10% 6% 62% 1% 2,951
Not at all important 23% 8% 5% 63% 1% 3,179
Don't know 50% 8% 2% 25% 15% 230

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. 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% 10% 5% 6% 1% 14,029
Somewhat important 42% 21% 15% 20% 1% 6,178
Not too important 31% 17% 16% 35% 1% 2,951
Not at all important 34% 14% 9% 40% 2% 3,179
Don't know 60% 9% 6% 11% 13% 230

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. 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% 15% 10% 22% 2% 14,029
Somewhat important 40% 17% 15% 27% 1% 6,178
Not too important 42% 17% 15% 24% 1% 2,951
Not at all important 48% 14% 12% 24% 1% 3,179
Don't know 46% 12% 6% 19% 17% 230

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. 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% 6% 32% 4% 3% 14,029
Somewhat important 14% 14% 61% 10% 2% 6,178
Not too important 4% 20% 61% 15% 1% 2,951
Not at all important 2% 20% 54% 23% 2% 3,179
Don't know 19% 11% 43% 5% 23% 230

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who say…

Importance of religion in one's life There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. 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% 55% 2% 1% 14,029
Somewhat important 26% 72% 1% 1% 6,178
Not too important 20% 78% 2% < 1% 2,951
Not at all important 18% 80% 1% 1% 3,179
Don't know 23% 69% 2% 7% 230

Frequency of reading scripture among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who read scripture…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. 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 58% 12% 7% 21% 1% 14,029
Somewhat important 13% 11% 13% 62% 1% 6,178
Not too important 4% 4% 6% 85% < 1% 2,951
Not at all important 4% 2% 3% 90% < 1% 3,179
Don't know 25% 6% 9% 44% 16% 230

Interpreting scripture among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who say the holy scripture is…

Importance of religion in one's life Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. 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% 30% 4% 11% 7% 14,029
Somewhat important 15% 34% 2% 41% 9% 6,178
Not too important 5% 13% < 1% 75% 7% 2,951
Not at all important 3% 4% < 1% 88% 5% 3,179
Don't know 15% 14% 6% 36% 28% 230

Belief in Heaven among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 88% 7% 6% 14,029
Somewhat important 75% 17% 8% 6,178
Not too important 40% 48% 12% 2,951
Not at all important 16% 77% 8% 3,179
Don't know 47% 20% 33% 230

Belief in Hell among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 73% 18% 8% 14,029
Somewhat important 54% 37% 9% 6,178
Not too important 28% 63% 9% 2,951
Not at all important 11% 83% 6% 3,179
Don't know 31% 38% 31% 230

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. 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% 17% 40% 14,029
Somewhat important 35% 18% 47% 6,178
Not too important 30% 17% 53% 2,951
Not at all important 20% 19% 61% 3,179
Don't know 25% 36% 39% 230

Political ideology among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. 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% 30% 17% 7% 14,029
Somewhat important 29% 39% 26% 5% 6,178
Not too important 20% 39% 36% 6% 2,951
Not at all important 14% 31% 48% 7% 3,179
Don't know 28% 23% 27% 22% 230

Views about size of government among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who would rather have…

Importance of religion in one's life Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. 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% 39% 3% 4% 14,029
Somewhat important 53% 40% 3% 4% 6,178
Not too important 51% 42% 3% 3% 2,951
Not at all important 46% 46% 3% 4% 3,179
Don't know 42% 30% 9% 19% 230

Views about government aid to the poor among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who say government aid to the poor…

Importance of religion in one's life Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. 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% 46% 4% 3% 14,029
Somewhat important 44% 51% 3% 2% 6,178
Not too important 38% 56% 4% 2% 2,951
Not at all important 33% 62% 4% 2% 3,179
Don't know 30% 39% 13% 18% 230

Views about abortion among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who say abortion should be…

Importance of religion in one's life Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 38% 57% 5% 14,029
Somewhat important 65% 30% 4% 6,178
Not too important 80% 17% 3% 2,951
Not at all important 83% 14% 3% 3,179
Don't know 51% 24% 25% 230

Views about homosexuality among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who say homosexuality…

Importance of religion in one's life Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. 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% 46% 5% 4% 14,029
Somewhat important 75% 19% 4% 3% 6,178
Not too important 84% 12% 2% 2% 2,951
Not at all important 87% 8% 3% 2% 3,179
Don't know 54% 21% 7% 18% 230

Views about same-sex marriage among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. 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% 56% 9% 14,029
Somewhat important 66% 26% 8% 6,178
Not too important 80% 16% 5% 2,951
Not at all important 84% 11% 5% 3,179
Don't know 45% 26% 28% 230

Views about environmental regulation among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who say…

Importance of religion in one's life Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. 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% 50% 3% 4% 14,029
Somewhat important 37% 58% 2% 3% 6,178
Not too important 29% 67% 2% 2% 2,951
Not at all important 23% 73% 2% 2% 3,179
Don't know 31% 45% 8% 16% 230

Views about human evolution among non-parents by importance of religion

% of non-parents who say humans…

Importance of religion in one's life Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,029. 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 13% 28% 4% 49% 6% 14,029
Somewhat important 39% 30% 5% 23% 3% 6,178
Not too important 67% 13% 6% 11% 2% 2,951
Not at all important 77% 8% 3% 9% 2% 3,179
Don't know 32% 15% 14% 22% 16% 230