Importance of religion in one's life among parents

% of 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 = 8,366. 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 57% 25% 9% 8% < 1% 8,366
2007 58% 28% 8% 6% 1% 10,705

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

% of 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 = 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 61% 32% 6% 1% < 1% 1,761
Evangelical Protestant 80% 18% 2% 1% 1% 2,175
Historically Black Protestant 84% 13% 2% 1% < 1% 487
Jewish 51% 31% 11% 6% < 1% 184
Mainline Protestant 51% 36% 10% 2% < 1% 1,218
Mormon 84% 12% 4% < 1% < 1% 242
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 17% 23% 25% 34% 1% 1,744

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among parents by importance of religion

% of parents who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,545. 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% 67% 15% 2% 4,545
Somewhat important 18% 68% 13% 1% 2,082
Not too important 19% 70% 11% < 1% 819
Not at all important 18% 72% 9% 2% 764

Generational cohort among parents by importance of religion

% of parents who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,545. 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 5% 23% 55% 16% 1% < 1% 4,545
Somewhat important 7% 23% 56% 14% < 1% < 1% 2,082
Not too important 9% 22% 57% 11% < 1% < 1% 819
Not at all important 6% 26% 57% 9% 1% < 1% 764

Gender composition among parents by importance of religion

% of parents who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,619. 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% 61% 4,619
Somewhat important 46% 54% 2,106
Not too important 53% 47% 829
Not at all important 56% 44% 771

Racial and ethnic composition among parents by importance of religion

% of parents who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,572. 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% 17% 3% 23% 4% 4,572
Somewhat important 64% 8% 5% 20% 3% 2,078
Not too important 74% 6% 6% 11% 4% 825
Not at all important 74% 6% 4% 12% 4% 765

Immigrant status among parents by importance of religion

% of parents who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,560. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 23% 7% 70% 4,560
Somewhat important 19% 9% 72% 2,080
Not too important 14% 10% 76% 820
Not at all important 16% 8% 76% 762

Income distribution among parents by importance of religion

% of 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 = 4,224. 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 36% 19% 27% 18% 4,224
Somewhat important 29% 19% 27% 24% 1,953
Not too important 24% 15% 31% 30% 781
Not at all important 23% 13% 30% 34% 735

Educational distribution among parents by importance of religion

% of 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 = 4,604. 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% 18% 10% 4,604
Somewhat important 36% 32% 19% 13% 2,095
Not too important 30% 32% 22% 17% 827
Not at all important 30% 30% 22% 18% 769

Marital status among parents by importance of religion

% of parents who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,610. 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 68% 7% 12% 2% 11% 4,610
Somewhat important 64% 12% 12% 1% 11% 2,100
Not too important 68% 10% 10% 1% 12% 827
Not at all important 64% 11% 12% 1% 13% 771

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among parents by importance of religion

% of 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 = 4,619. 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% 11% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 4,619
Somewhat important 52% 37% 6% 1% 2% 2% 2,106
Not too important 22% 38% 18% < 1% 15% 7% 829
Not at all important 16% 14% 9% < 1% 55% 6% 771

Attendance at religious services among parents by importance of religion

% of 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 = 4,619. 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% 30% 9% < 1% 4,619
Somewhat important 13% 58% 29% < 1% 2,106
Not too important 2% 34% 64% < 1% 829
Not at all important 2% 11% 87% < 1% 771

Frequency of prayer among parents by importance of religion

% of parents who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,619. 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 82% 13% 2% 2% < 1% 4,619
Somewhat important 39% 29% 13% 19% < 1% 2,106
Not too important 13% 16% 10% 60% 1% 829
Not at all important 9% 4% 3% 84% < 1% 771

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

% of 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 = 4,619. 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% 15% 11% 30% 1% 4,619
Somewhat important 7% 10% 10% 73% < 1% 2,106
Not too important 1% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 829
Not at all important 2% 1% 2% 95% < 1% 771

Frequency of meditation among parents by importance of religion

% of 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 = 4,619. 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% 8% 3% 39% 2% 4,619
Somewhat important 26% 8% 6% 60% < 1% 2,106
Not too important 22% 11% 3% 63% 1% 829
Not at all important 26% 7% 4% 62% < 1% 771

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

% of 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 = 4,619. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 74% 13% 6% 5% 1% 4,619
Somewhat important 41% 22% 16% 20% 1% 2,106
Not too important 36% 18% 14% 32% 1% 829
Not at all important 42% 13% 9% 35% 1% 771

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

% of 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 = 4,619. 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% 17% 12% 24% 1% 4,619
Somewhat important 36% 18% 17% 28% < 1% 2,106
Not too important 36% 19% 17% 28% < 1% 829
Not at all important 44% 17% 13% 24% 1% 771

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

% of 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 = 4,619. 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% 31% 5% 3% 4,619
Somewhat important 13% 13% 62% 11% 1% 2,106
Not too important 3% 14% 67% 14% 2% 829
Not at all important 2% 15% 56% 25% 2% 771

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

% of 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 = 4,619. 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% 55% 1% 1% 4,619
Somewhat important 28% 70% 1% < 1% 2,106
Not too important 22% 77% 1% < 1% 829
Not at all important 17% 82% 1% < 1% 771

Frequency of reading scripture among parents by importance of religion

% of 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 = 4,619. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 59% 13% 8% 19% < 1% 4,619
Somewhat important 13% 12% 13% 62% < 1% 2,106
Not too important 4% 4% 5% 87% < 1% 829
Not at all important 5% 3% 4% 88% < 1% 771

Interpreting scripture among parents by importance of religion

% of 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 = 4,619. 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% 33% 4% 9% 5% 4,619
Somewhat important 15% 33% 1% 40% 10% 2,106
Not too important 5% 14% < 1% 71% 9% 829
Not at all important 2% 5% < 1% 88% 5% 771

Belief in Heaven among parents by importance of religion

% of parents who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,619. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 88% 6% 6% 4,619
Somewhat important 76% 16% 8% 2,106
Not too important 48% 41% 11% 829
Not at all important 20% 75% 5% 771

Belief in Hell among parents by importance of religion

% of parents who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,619. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 76% 17% 7% 4,619
Somewhat important 58% 34% 8% 2,106
Not too important 34% 56% 9% 829
Not at all important 14% 81% 5% 771

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among parents by importance of religion

% of parents who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,619. 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% 20% 38% 4,619
Somewhat important 37% 21% 42% 2,106
Not too important 30% 20% 50% 829
Not at all important 21% 24% 55% 771

Political ideology among parents by importance of religion

% of parents who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,619. 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% 29% 17% 7% 4,619
Somewhat important 29% 39% 26% 6% 2,106
Not too important 20% 42% 33% 5% 829
Not at all important 14% 33% 44% 9% 771

Views about size of government among parents by importance of religion

% of 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 = 4,619. 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% 45% 3% 3% 4,619
Somewhat important 49% 46% 3% 3% 2,106
Not too important 52% 42% 2% 4% 829
Not at all important 48% 44% 4% 3% 771

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

% of 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 = 4,619. 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% 45% 4% 2% 4,619
Somewhat important 46% 48% 4% 1% 2,106
Not too important 40% 56% 4% 1% 829
Not at all important 35% 61% 3% 1% 771

Views about abortion among parents by importance of religion

% of 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 = 4,619. 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% 62% 4% 4,619
Somewhat important 63% 34% 3% 2,106
Not too important 76% 22% 2% 829
Not at all important 78% 18% 3% 771

Views about homosexuality among parents by importance of religion

% of 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 = 4,619. 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% 44% 4% 4% 4,619
Somewhat important 76% 17% 4% 3% 2,106
Not too important 86% 10% 2% 3% 829
Not at all important 89% 8% 2% 1% 771

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

% of 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 = 4,619. 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% 54% 8% 4,619
Somewhat important 67% 26% 7% 2,106
Not too important 80% 15% 6% 829
Not at all important 86% 9% 4% 771

Views about environmental regulation among parents by importance of religion

% of 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 = 4,619. 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% 51% 3% 3% 4,619
Somewhat important 33% 62% 2% 3% 2,106
Not too important 29% 67% 2% 2% 829
Not at all important 24% 72% 2% 1% 771

Views about human evolution among parents by importance of religion

% of 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 = 4,619. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 15% 29% 2% 49% 4% 4,619
Somewhat important 39% 28% 5% 25% 3% 2,106
Not too important 66% 17% 4% 11% 2% 829
Not at all important 77% 8% 3% 9% 3% 771