Importance of religion in one's life among liberals

% of liberals who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,504. 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 36% 26% 16% 21% 1% 8,504
2007 40% 30% 14% 15% 1% 6,809

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

% of liberals who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 136. 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 27% 38% 20% 12% 3% 136
Catholic 50% 35% 10% 4% 1% 1,474
Evangelical Protestant 67% 28% 3% 2% 1% 937
Historically Black Protestant 82% 14% 2% 2% < 1% 467
Jewish 22% 38% 27% 13% < 1% 394
Mainline Protestant 44% 38% 13% 4% < 1% 1,259
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 17% 25% 49% 1% 3,107

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,877. 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 19% 35% 29% 18% 2,877
Somewhat important 30% 36% 22% 12% 2,115
Not too important 34% 36% 20% 10% 1,377
Not at all important 34% 35% 19% 12% 1,953

Generational cohort among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,877. 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 11% 14% 28% 33% 12% 1% 2,877
Somewhat important 18% 20% 28% 27% 7% < 1% 2,115
Not too important 24% 19% 28% 24% 6% 1% 1,377
Not at all important 20% 22% 27% 24% 7% 1% 1,953

Gender composition among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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% 59% 2,923
Somewhat important 43% 57% 2,142
Not too important 46% 54% 1,388
Not at all important 55% 45% 1,977

Racial and ethnic composition among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,878. 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% 23% 4% 24% 4% 2,878
Somewhat important 62% 9% 6% 19% 4% 2,123
Not too important 72% 6% 7% 10% 4% 1,377
Not at all important 77% 4% 5% 10% 3% 1,958

Immigrant status among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,878. 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 24% 10% 67% 2,878
Somewhat important 19% 14% 67% 2,113
Not too important 14% 15% 71% 1,374
Not at all important 13% 15% 73% 1,956

Income distribution among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals 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 = 2,616. 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% 20% 18% 13% 2,616
Somewhat important 35% 21% 25% 19% 1,945
Not too important 26% 20% 28% 27% 1,268
Not at all important 25% 17% 29% 29% 1,824

Educational distribution among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,911. 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% 27% 12% 12% 2,911
Somewhat important 37% 30% 19% 14% 2,132
Not too important 24% 31% 25% 19% 1,384
Not at all important 23% 30% 26% 20% 1,970

Marital status among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,910. 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% 8% 17% 7% 25% 2,910
Somewhat important 40% 12% 14% 4% 31% 2,134
Not too important 40% 10% 10% 2% 38% 1,386
Not at all important 37% 14% 12% 3% 35% 1,968

Parent of children under 18 among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,918. 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% 2,918
Somewhat important 30% 70% 2,137
Not too important 23% 77% 1,385
Not at all important 21% 79% 1,974

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who say they…

Importance of religion in one's life Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 77% 17% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2,923
Somewhat important 45% 37% 9% 1% 6% 2% 2,142
Not too important 15% 31% 21% < 1% 26% 7% 1,388
Not at all important 10% 13% 9% < 1% 62% 6% 1,977

Attendance at religious services among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who attend religious services…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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% 34% 16% < 1% 2,923
Somewhat important 11% 53% 36% < 1% 2,142
Not too important 2% 34% 64% < 1% 1,388
Not at all important 1% 8% 90% < 1% 1,977

Frequency of prayer among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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 75% 16% 3% 6% 1% 2,923
Somewhat important 35% 26% 13% 24% 1% 2,142
Not too important 12% 13% 9% 65% < 1% 1,388
Not at all important 7% 4% 4% 85% < 1% 1,977

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

% of liberals who attend prayer group…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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 34% 14% 10% 41% 1% 2,923
Somewhat important 6% 8% 7% 79% < 1% 2,142
Not too important 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 1,388
Not at all important 2% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 1,977

Frequency of meditation among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who meditate…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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% 30% 2% 2,923
Somewhat important 32% 11% 7% 50% < 1% 2,142
Not too important 24% 11% 6% 58% 1% 1,388
Not at all important 26% 9% 6% 59% 1% 1,977

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

% of liberals who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 71% 11% 7% 9% 1% 2,923
Somewhat important 45% 22% 14% 19% 1% 2,142
Not too important 35% 19% 15% 30% 1% 1,388
Not at all important 37% 17% 9% 36% 2% 1,977

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

% of liberals who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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% 11% 21% 2% 2,923
Somewhat important 44% 17% 14% 24% 1% 2,142
Not too important 45% 19% 16% 19% 1% 1,388
Not at all important 52% 16% 12% 19% < 1% 1,977

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

% of liberals who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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% 11% 40% 7% 3% 2,923
Somewhat important 10% 18% 56% 14% 2% 2,142
Not too important 3% 23% 56% 18% 1% 1,388
Not at all important 2% 23% 47% 26% 2% 1,977

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

% of liberals who say…

Importance of religion in one's life There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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% 1% 2% 2,923
Somewhat important 19% 80% 1% 1% 2,142
Not too important 15% 84% 1% < 1% 1,388
Not at all important 13% 86% 1% 1% 1,977

Frequency of reading scripture among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who read scripture…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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% 15% 9% 27% 1% 2,923
Somewhat important 12% 9% 13% 66% < 1% 2,142
Not too important 3% 5% 6% 86% < 1% 1,388
Not at all important 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 1,977

Interpreting scripture among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who say the holy scripture is…

Importance of religion in one's life Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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% 28% 3% 21% 8% 2,923
Somewhat important 11% 25% 1% 54% 9% 2,142
Not too important 3% 9% < 1% 82% 5% 1,388
Not at all important 2% 3% < 1% 92% 3% 1,977

Belief in Heaven among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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% 11% 5% 2,923
Somewhat important 66% 26% 8% 2,142
Not too important 34% 56% 10% 1,388
Not at all important 12% 84% 5% 1,977

Belief in Hell among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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% 28% 8% 2,923
Somewhat important 46% 47% 7% 2,142
Not too important 20% 73% 7% 1,388
Not at all important 9% 88% 4% 1,977

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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% 17% 68% 2,923
Somewhat important 13% 17% 70% 2,142
Not too important 10% 12% 79% 1,388
Not at all important 5% 11% 84% 1,977

Views about size of government among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who would rather have…

Importance of religion in one's life Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 26% 67% 4% 4% 2,923
Somewhat important 31% 62% 3% 3% 2,142
Not too important 29% 65% 3% 4% 1,388
Not at all important 28% 65% 4% 4% 1,977

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

% of liberals who say government aid to the poor…

Importance of religion in one's life Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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 27% 68% 3% 2% 2,923
Somewhat important 27% 68% 3% 1% 2,142
Not too important 21% 76% 2% 1% 1,388
Not at all important 16% 80% 2% 1% 1,977

Views about abortion among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who say abortion should be…

Importance of religion in one's life Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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% 5% 2,923
Somewhat important 75% 22% 3% 2,142
Not too important 87% 11% 2% 1,388
Not at all important 90% 8% 2% 1,977

Views about homosexuality among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who say homosexuality…

Importance of religion in one's life Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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% 28% 4% 3% 2,923
Somewhat important 86% 11% 2% 1% 2,142
Not too important 90% 7% 1% 1% 1,388
Not at all important 94% 4% 1% 1% 1,977

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

% of liberals who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 58% 35% 7% 2,923
Somewhat important 82% 13% 5% 2,142
Not too important 91% 7% 2% 1,388
Not at all important 92% 5% 3% 1,977

Views about environmental regulation among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who say…

Importance of religion in one's life Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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 27% 67% 2% 4% 2,923
Somewhat important 23% 74% 1% 2% 2,142
Not too important 15% 83% 1% 1% 1,388
Not at all important 11% 87% 1% 1% 1,977

Views about human evolution among liberals by importance of religion

% of liberals who say humans…

Importance of religion in one's life Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,923. 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 24% 32% 4% 35% 4% 2,923
Somewhat important 51% 25% 5% 17% 3% 2,142
Not too important 76% 12% 4% 7% 1% 1,388
Not at all important 84% 7% 2% 6% 1% 1,977