Importance of religion in one's life among conservatives

% of conservatives who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,935. 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 70% 20% 6% 4% 1% 12,935
2007 70% 21% 5% 3% 1% 13,598

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

% of conservatives 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 67% 26% 5% 2% < 1% 2,780
Evangelical Protestant 85% 12% 1% 1% < 1% 4,975
Historically Black Protestant 90% 9% < 1% 1% < 1% 653
Jewish 62% 22% 10% 6% < 1% 167
Mainline Protestant 61% 30% 7% 1% 1% 2,269
Mormon 90% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% 419
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 22% 25% 24% 27% 2% 1,277

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,929. 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% 32% 30% 24% 8,929
Somewhat important 19% 33% 31% 18% 2,438
Not too important 26% 34% 25% 15% 723
Not at all important 28% 34% 21% 18% 530

Generational cohort among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 8,929. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 8% 10% 27% 36% 16% 2% 8,929
Somewhat important 13% 11% 28% 37% 11% 1% 2,438
Not too important 19% 13% 29% 29% 10% 1% 723
Not at all important 20% 14% 27% 26% 12% 1% 530

Gender composition among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,129. 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% 54% 9,129
Somewhat important 61% 39% 2,473
Not too important 68% 32% 731
Not at all important 75% 25% 537

Racial and ethnic composition among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,001. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 70% 12% 2% 13% 3% 9,001
Somewhat important 74% 6% 3% 13% 3% 2,435
Not too important 80% 2% 4% 11% 2% 719
Not at all important 76% 5% 5% 11% 3% 528

Immigrant status among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,046. 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% 7% 80% 9,046
Somewhat important 12% 9% 79% 2,452
Not too important 9% 12% 79% 726
Not at all important 10% 11% 78% 530

Income distribution among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives 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 = 7,783. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 33% 21% 29% 17% 7,783
Somewhat important 30% 20% 29% 21% 2,215
Not too important 26% 21% 31% 22% 643
Not at all important 30% 18% 28% 24% 476

Educational distribution among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,098. 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% 33% 16% 8% 9,098
Somewhat important 47% 31% 15% 7% 2,463
Not too important 46% 32% 15% 7% 727
Not at all important 46% 29% 16% 9% 537

Marital status among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,096. 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% 4% 12% 8% 16% 9,096
Somewhat important 52% 9% 13% 5% 21% 2,466
Not too important 51% 9% 10% 3% 27% 723
Not at all important 41% 9% 15% 4% 31% 531

Parent of children under 18 among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,095. 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 31% 69% 9,095
Somewhat important 29% 71% 2,466
Not too important 25% 75% 729
Not at all important 22% 78% 532

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives 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 = 9,129. 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 92% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 9,129
Somewhat important 59% 33% 5% 1% 1% 1% 2,473
Not too important 24% 42% 13% 1% 14% 6% 731
Not at all important 21% 11% 11% 1% 48% 7% 537

Attendance at religious services among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives 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 = 9,129. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 67% 24% 8% < 1% 9,129
Somewhat important 14% 55% 30% < 1% 2,473
Not too important 2% 33% 65% < 1% 731
Not at all important 4% 11% 85% < 1% 537

Frequency of prayer among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,129. 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% 2% 2% 1% 9,129
Somewhat important 40% 30% 11% 19% 1% 2,473
Not too important 16% 13% 11% 60% 1% 731
Not at all important 15% 3% 3% 79% 1% 537

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

% of conservatives 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 = 9,129. 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% 12% 10% 29% 1% 9,129
Somewhat important 8% 9% 10% 73% < 1% 2,473
Not too important 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 731
Not at all important 4% 1% 3% 92% < 1% 537

Frequency of meditation among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives 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 = 9,129. 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% 7% 3% 34% 2% 9,129
Somewhat important 25% 10% 5% 59% 1% 2,473
Not too important 18% 8% 4% 70% 1% 731
Not at all important 23% 7% 2% 66% 1% 537

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

% of conservatives 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 = 9,129. 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 80% 10% 5% 4% 1% 9,129
Somewhat important 41% 23% 14% 20% 1% 2,473
Not too important 27% 16% 15% 42% 1% 731
Not at all important 34% 11% 7% 46% 2% 537

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

% of conservatives 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 = 9,129. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 50% 16% 10% 23% 2% 9,129
Somewhat important 36% 16% 16% 31% 1% 2,473
Not too important 34% 14% 16% 35% 1% 731
Not at all important 42% 14% 11% 32% 1% 537

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

% of conservatives 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 = 9,129. 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% 4% 25% 3% 2% 9,129
Somewhat important 18% 10% 61% 9% 2% 2,473
Not too important 4% 11% 70% 12% 2% 731
Not at all important 5% 12% 64% 18% 1% 537

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

% of conservatives 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 = 9,129. 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% 43% 2% 1% 9,129
Somewhat important 38% 60% 2% 1% 2,473
Not too important 34% 64% 1% 1% 731
Not at all important 28% 70% 1% 2% 537

Frequency of reading scripture among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives 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 = 9,129. 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 66% 11% 7% 16% 1% 9,129
Somewhat important 14% 13% 13% 58% 1% 2,473
Not too important 5% 4% 4% 87% < 1% 731
Not at all important 11% 2% 4% 83% 1% 537

Interpreting scripture among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives 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 = 9,129. 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 57% 29% 4% 5% 4% 9,129
Somewhat important 22% 39% 2% 29% 8% 2,473
Not too important 7% 20% 1% 62% 10% 731
Not at all important 6% 7% 1% 81% 6% 537

Belief in Heaven among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,129. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 89% 5% 6% 9,129
Somewhat important 83% 10% 7% 2,473
Not too important 53% 35% 12% 731
Not at all important 24% 66% 10% 537

Belief in Hell among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,129. 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 80% 13% 7% 9,129
Somewhat important 66% 25% 9% 2,473
Not too important 39% 51% 11% 731
Not at all important 18% 73% 8% 537

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,129. 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 64% 12% 24% 9,129
Somewhat important 61% 14% 24% 2,473
Not too important 65% 14% 21% 731
Not at all important 61% 19% 20% 537

Views about size of government among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives 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 = 9,129. 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% 28% 2% 2% 9,129
Somewhat important 69% 28% 2% 2% 2,473
Not too important 78% 19% 1% 1% 731
Not at all important 76% 20% 3% 1% 537

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

% of conservatives 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 = 9,129. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 62% 32% 4% 2% 9,129
Somewhat important 65% 31% 3% 1% 2,473
Not too important 65% 29% 4% 1% 731
Not at all important 67% 28% 3% 2% 537

Views about abortion among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives 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 = 9,129. 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 25% 72% 4% 9,129
Somewhat important 50% 45% 5% 2,473
Not too important 64% 32% 4% 731
Not at all important 68% 28% 4% 537

Views about homosexuality among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives 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 = 9,129. 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 32% 59% 5% 4% 9,129
Somewhat important 60% 31% 5% 4% 2,473
Not too important 69% 25% 3% 3% 731
Not at all important 71% 21% 5% 2% 537

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

% of conservatives who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,129. 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 22% 71% 7% 9,129
Somewhat important 47% 45% 9% 2,473
Not too important 57% 34% 9% 731
Not at all important 65% 28% 8% 537

Views about environmental regulation among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives 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 = 9,129. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 56% 39% 3% 3% 9,129
Somewhat important 54% 41% 2% 3% 2,473
Not too important 51% 44% 2% 3% 731
Not at all important 51% 43% 3% 3% 537

Views about human evolution among conservatives by importance of religion

% of conservatives 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
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Very important 9% 25% 2% 58% 5% 9,129
Somewhat important 28% 31% 5% 33% 4% 2,473
Not too important 55% 19% 6% 16% 3% 731
Not at all important 67% 8% 2% 19% 4% 537