Importance of religion in one's life among moderates

% of moderates who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,653. 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% 29% 13% 10% 1% 11,653
2007 50% 32% 11% 7% 1% 12,825

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

% of moderates 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 52% 37% 9% 2% < 1% 2,619
Evangelical Protestant 72% 23% 3% 1% < 1% 2,236
Historically Black Protestant 84% 13% 2% < 1% < 1% 672
Jewish 34% 41% 19% 5% 1% 262
Mainline Protestant 49% 37% 10% 2% 1% 2,290
Mormon 80% 13% 6% 2% < 1% 172
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 11% 25% 29% 35% 1% 2,681

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,431. 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% 33% 28% 20% 5,431
Somewhat important 26% 36% 24% 14% 3,256
Not too important 34% 36% 20% 11% 1,472
Not at all important 31% 39% 19% 11% 1,210

Generational cohort among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 12% 13% 27% 33% 13% 2% 5,431
Somewhat important 17% 16% 29% 29% 8% 1% 3,256
Not too important 20% 21% 28% 24% 6% 1% 1,472
Not at all important 22% 19% 29% 23% 7% < 1% 1,210

Gender composition among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,549. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 39% 61% 5,549
Somewhat important 50% 50% 3,308
Not too important 60% 40% 1,493
Not at all important 69% 31% 1,224

Racial and ethnic composition among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,485. 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% 18% 3% 17% 4% 5,485
Somewhat important 70% 7% 5% 14% 4% 3,275
Not too important 76% 5% 7% 9% 3% 1,480
Not at all important 77% 4% 5% 11% 4% 1,198

Immigrant status among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,492. 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% 9% 75% 5,492
Somewhat important 12% 12% 76% 3,277
Not too important 12% 11% 77% 1,477
Not at all important 12% 12% 76% 1,210

Income distribution among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates who have a household income of…

Importance of religion in one's life Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 4,832. 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% 21% 26% 15% 4,832
Somewhat important 31% 21% 27% 21% 2,948
Not too important 26% 20% 29% 25% 1,349
Not at all important 23% 21% 30% 27% 1,115

Educational distribution among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,530. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 40% 33% 16% 11% 5,530
Somewhat important 38% 32% 18% 12% 3,300
Not too important 30% 34% 22% 14% 1,491
Not at all important 32% 34% 21% 13% 1,221

Marital status among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,527. 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% 6% 14% 9% 22% 5,527
Somewhat important 45% 10% 12% 5% 28% 3,298
Not too important 42% 9% 10% 4% 36% 1,489
Not at all important 40% 10% 11% 3% 37% 1,223

Parent of children under 18 among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,530. 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% 5,530
Somewhat important 29% 71% 3,296
Not too important 26% 74% 1,488
Not at all important 24% 76% 1,218

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates 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 = 5,549. 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 87% 11% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 5,549
Somewhat important 49% 40% 6% 1% 3% 2% 3,308
Not too important 19% 36% 21% < 1% 18% 6% 1,493
Not at all important 14% 12% 13% 1% 52% 8% 1,224

Attendance at religious services among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates 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 = 5,549. 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% 32% 11% < 1% 5,549
Somewhat important 14% 57% 29% < 1% 3,308
Not too important 2% 36% 62% < 1% 1,493
Not at all important 2% 12% 86% < 1% 1,224

Frequency of prayer among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,549. 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% 5,549
Somewhat important 35% 30% 13% 21% 1% 3,308
Not too important 12% 12% 11% 65% < 1% 1,493
Not at all important 9% 4% 3% 84% < 1% 1,224

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

% of moderates 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 = 5,549. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 36% 14% 11% 39% 1% 5,549
Somewhat important 6% 8% 10% 76% < 1% 3,308
Not too important 1% 2% 3% 95% < 1% 1,493
Not at all important 2% < 1% 1% 97% < 1% 1,224

Frequency of meditation among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates 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 = 5,549. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 51% 9% 4% 35% 1% 5,549
Somewhat important 27% 10% 7% 57% < 1% 3,308
Not too important 21% 11% 7% 61% 1% 1,493
Not at all important 22% 7% 4% 66% < 1% 1,224

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

% of moderates 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 = 5,549. 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% 14% 6% 6% 1% 5,549
Somewhat important 41% 21% 18% 19% 1% 3,308
Not too important 32% 17% 16% 33% 1% 1,493
Not at all important 37% 12% 10% 39% 2% 1,224

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

% of moderates 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 = 5,549. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 46% 17% 13% 23% 1% 5,549
Somewhat important 38% 18% 17% 26% 1% 3,308
Not too important 40% 20% 15% 24% 1% 1,493
Not at all important 45% 15% 15% 25% 1% 1,224

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

% of moderates 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 = 5,549. 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% 7% 37% 5% 3% 5,549
Somewhat important 11% 14% 65% 9% 2% 3,308
Not too important 2% 19% 64% 14% 2% 1,493
Not at all important 1% 17% 57% 23% 1% 1,224

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

% of moderates 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 = 5,549. 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% 64% 2% 1% 5,549
Somewhat important 23% 75% 1% < 1% 3,308
Not too important 18% 80% 1% < 1% 1,493
Not at all important 21% 78% 1% < 1% 1,224

Frequency of reading scripture among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates 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 = 5,549. 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% 14% 9% 24% 1% 5,549
Somewhat important 12% 12% 13% 62% < 1% 3,308
Not too important 4% 5% 6% 85% < 1% 1,493
Not at all important 4% 3% 3% 90% < 1% 1,224

Interpreting scripture among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates 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 = 5,549. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 40% 37% 3% 12% 7% 5,549
Somewhat important 12% 37% 1% 42% 9% 3,308
Not too important 4% 14% < 1% 74% 7% 1,493
Not at all important 3% 4% < 1% 88% 5% 1,224

Belief in Heaven among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,549. 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% 6% 4% 5,549
Somewhat important 76% 16% 8% 3,308
Not too important 44% 44% 12% 1,493
Not at all important 20% 73% 7% 1,224

Belief in Hell among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,549. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 73% 19% 8% 5,549
Somewhat important 54% 37% 9% 3,308
Not too important 32% 59% 9% 1,493
Not at all important 12% 81% 6% 1,224

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,549. 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% 17% 51% 5,549
Somewhat important 35% 18% 47% 3,308
Not too important 32% 19% 49% 1,493
Not at all important 28% 22% 50% 1,224

Views about size of government among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates 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 = 5,549. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 47% 46% 4% 4% 5,549
Somewhat important 55% 38% 3% 4% 3,308
Not too important 59% 34% 3% 4% 1,493
Not at all important 61% 33% 4% 3% 1,224

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

% of moderates 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 = 5,549. 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% 55% 4% 2% 5,549
Somewhat important 43% 52% 4% 1% 3,308
Not too important 41% 53% 4% 2% 1,493
Not at all important 41% 53% 5% 2% 1,224

Views about abortion among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates 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 = 5,549. 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% 48% 4% 5,549
Somewhat important 70% 27% 3% 3,308
Not too important 81% 18% 2% 1,493
Not at all important 80% 17% 3% 1,224

Views about homosexuality among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates 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 = 5,549. 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% 33% 5% 4% 5,549
Somewhat important 81% 13% 3% 3% 3,308
Not too important 88% 8% 2% 2% 1,493
Not at all important 88% 8% 3% 1% 1,224

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

% of moderates who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,549. 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% 45% 8% 5,549
Somewhat important 72% 20% 8% 3,308
Not too important 84% 13% 4% 1,493
Not at all important 85% 11% 4% 1,224

Views about environmental regulation among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates 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 = 5,549. 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% 61% 3% 3% 5,549
Somewhat important 32% 64% 3% 2% 3,308
Not too important 29% 67% 2% 2% 1,493
Not at all important 27% 68% 3% 2% 1,224

Views about human evolution among moderates by importance of religion

% of moderates 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 = 5,549. 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% 34% 4% 41% 4% 5,549
Somewhat important 40% 32% 4% 22% 2% 3,308
Not too important 68% 14% 5% 11% 2% 1,493
Not at all important 77% 9% 3% 9% 1% 1,224