Importance of religion in one's life among democrats and Democratic leaners

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 15,682. 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 47% 25% 13% 15% 1% 15,682
2007 52% 28% 11% 9% 1% 16,420

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Importance of religion in one's life among democrats and Democratic leaners by religious group

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 184. 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 33% 39% 14% 11% 3% 184
Catholic 56% 33% 8% 3% < 1% 3,118
Evangelical Protestant 73% 23% 3% 1% < 1% 2,307
Hindu 23% 55% 15% 7% < 1% 113
Historically Black Protestant 86% 12% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,557
Jewish 26% 40% 23% 11% < 1% 575
Mainline Protestant 51% 34% 12% 3% 1% 2,511
Mormon 66% 22% 8% 4% < 1% 110
Muslim 62% 27% 8% 3% 1% 150
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 11% 19% 26% 44% 1% 4,348

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,005. 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% 32% 30% 22% 7,005
Somewhat important 27% 33% 26% 14% 3,764
Not too important 34% 34% 21% 12% 2,096
Not at all important 32% 35% 19% 14% 2,493
Don't know 10% 28% 27% 34% 100

Generational cohort among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,005. 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 9% 12% 27% 35% 15% 2% 7,005
Somewhat important 17% 17% 26% 31% 8% 1% 3,764
Not too important 23% 18% 27% 25% 7% 1% 2,096
Not at all important 21% 19% 27% 23% 8% 1% 2,493
Don't know 5% 10% 24% 36% 22% 2% 100

Gender composition among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,131. 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% 62% 7,131
Somewhat important 46% 54% 3,805
Not too important 49% 51% 2,117
Not at all important 58% 42% 2,522
Don't know 38% 62% 107

Racial and ethnic composition among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,054. 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% 32% 3% 19% 4% 7,054
Somewhat important 61% 13% 6% 17% 4% 3,774
Not too important 73% 7% 7% 11% 3% 2,104
Not at all important 78% 4% 5% 9% 4% 2,490
Don't know 64% 12% < 1% 18% 5% 101

Immigrant status among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,033. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 18% 9% 72% 7,033
Somewhat important 16% 13% 71% 3,769
Not too important 13% 14% 72% 2,094
Not at all important 12% 14% 74% 2,503
Don't know 13% 18% 68% 101

Income distribution among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 6,316. 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% 21% 21% 12% 6,316
Somewhat important 36% 20% 26% 18% 3,451
Not too important 26% 20% 29% 25% 1,935
Not at all important 24% 18% 30% 29% 2,337

Educational distribution among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,107. 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% 12% 10% 7,107
Somewhat important 38% 31% 19% 13% 3,792
Not too important 26% 31% 25% 18% 2,112
Not at all important 24% 31% 26% 19% 2,515
Don't know 31% 42% 16% 11% 102

Marital status among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,101. 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% 6% 17% 10% 24% 7,101
Somewhat important 41% 11% 12% 5% 31% 3,797
Not too important 42% 9% 9% 3% 37% 2,113
Not at all important 38% 12% 11% 3% 35% 2,516
Don't know 40% 1% 20% 14% 25% 101

Parent of children under 18 among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,114. 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 30% 70% 7,114
Somewhat important 27% 73% 3,798
Not too important 24% 76% 2,111
Not at all important 21% 79% 2,512
Don't know 14% 86% 106

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 7,131. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 84% 13% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 7,131
Somewhat important 46% 38% 8% 1% 4% 2% 3,805
Not too important 17% 30% 21% 1% 25% 6% 2,117
Not at all important 10% 12% 11% < 1% 60% 6% 2,522
Don't know 56% 21% 4% 6% 6% 7% 107

Attendance at religious services among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 7,131. 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% 32% 13% 1% 7,131
Somewhat important 13% 56% 31% < 1% 3,805
Not too important 2% 35% 63% < 1% 2,117
Not at all important 1% 10% 88% < 1% 2,522
Don't know 22% 22% 45% 11% 107

Frequency of prayer among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,131. 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% 14% 3% 3% 1% 7,131
Somewhat important 38% 28% 11% 22% 1% 3,805
Not too important 12% 13% 10% 65% < 1% 2,117
Not at all important 7% 4% 4% 85% < 1% 2,522
Don't know 59% 16% 1% 14% 11% 107

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 7,131. 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% 14% 10% 38% 1% 7,131
Somewhat important 7% 8% 9% 76% < 1% 3,805
Not too important 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 2,117
Not at all important 2% < 1% 1% 96% < 1% 2,522
Don't know 15% 5% 5% 64% 11% 107

Frequency of meditation among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 7,131. 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% 9% 4% 31% 2% 7,131
Somewhat important 30% 11% 7% 51% 1% 3,805
Not too important 24% 11% 7% 58% 1% 2,117
Not at all important 24% 9% 6% 61% 1% 2,522
Don't know 63% 3% 1% 20% 12% 107

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 7,131. 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% 12% 6% 7% 1% 7,131
Somewhat important 44% 21% 16% 19% 1% 3,805
Not too important 34% 19% 15% 30% 1% 2,117
Not at all important 36% 16% 10% 36% 2% 2,522
Don't know 69% 11% 5% 9% 7% 107

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 7,131. 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% 15% 11% 24% 2% 7,131
Somewhat important 42% 17% 15% 25% 1% 3,805
Not too important 42% 20% 16% 21% 1% 2,117
Not at all important 50% 16% 15% 19% < 1% 2,522
Don't know 54% 14% 9% 10% 13% 107

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 7,131. 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% 8% 38% 6% 3% 7,131
Somewhat important 11% 16% 59% 12% 2% 3,805
Not too important 3% 20% 59% 17% 1% 2,117
Not at all important 1% 22% 49% 26% 1% 2,522
Don't know 16% 13% 49% 6% 16% 107

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 7,131. 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 29% 69% 1% 2% 7,131
Somewhat important 20% 78% 1% 1% 3,805
Not too important 15% 84% 1% < 1% 2,117
Not at all important 15% 84% 1% < 1% 2,522
Don't know 14% 82% 3% 2% 107

Frequency of reading scripture among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 7,131. 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% 14% 9% 24% 1% 7,131
Somewhat important 13% 12% 13% 62% 1% 3,805
Not too important 3% 5% 7% 85% < 1% 2,117
Not at all important 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 2,522
Don't know 24% 6% 7% 51% 11% 107

Interpreting scripture among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 7,131. 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% 3% 14% 7% 7,131
Somewhat important 13% 29% 1% 49% 8% 3,805
Not too important 4% 10% < 1% 81% 6% 2,117
Not at all important 2% 3% < 1% 92% 3% 2,522
Don't know 8% 14% 2% 49% 27% 107

Belief in Heaven among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,131. 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% 5% 7,131
Somewhat important 71% 21% 8% 3,805
Not too important 37% 53% 10% 2,117
Not at all important 13% 81% 5% 2,522
Don't know 48% 27% 25% 107

Belief in Hell among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,131. 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 72% 20% 8% 7,131
Somewhat important 50% 42% 8% 3,805
Not too important 24% 68% 8% 2,117
Not at all important 9% 87% 4% 2,522
Don't know 26% 48% 26% 107

SocialandPoliticalViews

Political ideology among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,131. 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 29% 38% 29% 4% 7,131
Somewhat important 16% 41% 40% 3% 3,805
Not too important 8% 37% 53% 3% 2,117
Not at all important 5% 27% 66% 3% 2,522
Don't know 11% 30% 46% 13% 107

Views about size of government among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 7,131. 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 30% 62% 4% 4% 7,131
Somewhat important 34% 59% 3% 4% 3,805
Not too important 34% 59% 3% 4% 2,117
Not at all important 31% 61% 4% 4% 2,522
Don't know 27% 52% 8% 14% 107

Views about government aid to the poor among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 7,131. 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 28% 66% 4% 2% 7,131
Somewhat important 27% 69% 3% 1% 3,805
Not too important 20% 76% 3% 1% 2,117
Not at all important 18% 79% 2% 1% 2,522
Don't know 16% 71% 3% 10% 107

Views about abortion among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 7,131. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 52% 42% 5% 7,131
Somewhat important 74% 23% 3% 3,805
Not too important 88% 11% 2% 2,117
Not at all important 89% 9% 2% 2,522
Don't know 69% 22% 10% 107

Views about homosexuality among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 7,131. 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% 34% 4% 4% 7,131
Somewhat important 83% 13% 2% 2% 3,805
Not too important 91% 6% 1% 1% 2,117
Not at all important 94% 5% 1% 1% 2,522
Don't know 82% 10% 2% 6% 107

Views about same-sex marriage among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,131. 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% 44% 8% 7,131
Somewhat important 78% 17% 5% 3,805
Not too important 90% 8% 2% 2,117
Not at all important 92% 6% 2% 2,522
Don't know 73% 17% 11% 107

Views about environmental regulation among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 7,131. 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 30% 64% 2% 4% 7,131
Somewhat important 22% 74% 2% 2% 3,805
Not too important 15% 83% 1% 1% 2,117
Not at all important 11% 86% 1% 1% 2,522
Don't know 18% 67% 4% 11% 107

Views about human evolution among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 = 7,131. 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 20% 32% 4% 40% 5% 7,131
Somewhat important 45% 27% 4% 21% 2% 3,805
Not too important 75% 11% 4% 9% 1% 2,117
Not at all important 84% 6% 2% 6% 2% 2,522
Don't know 40% 17% 16% 15% 13% 107