Importance of religion in one's life among blacks

% of blacks who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,394. 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 75% 16% 5% 4% 1% 3,394
2007 79% 15% 3% 2% < 1% 3,101

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

% of blacks 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 75% 21% 2% 2% < 1% 192
Evangelical Protestant 84% 13% 1% 1% 1% 495
Historically Black Protestant 86% 12% 1% 1% < 1% 1,798
Mainline Protestant 81% 16% 3% < 1% < 1% 159
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 34% 28% 18% 19% < 1% 534

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,497. 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 21% 36% 29% 15% 2,497
Somewhat important 39% 37% 18% 6% 512
Not too important 55% 30% 12% 3% 150
Not at all important 44% 38% 12% 7% 128

Generational cohort among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,497. 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% 14% 30% 33% 9% 1% 2,497
Somewhat important 24% 24% 29% 20% 4% < 1% 512
Not too important 34% 30% 20% 14% 2% < 1% 150
Not at all important 33% 18% 31% 13% 5% 1% 128

Gender composition among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,568. 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% 2,568
Somewhat important 52% 48% 518
Not too important 56% 44% 153
Not at all important 69% 31% 129

Immigrant status among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,509. 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 10% 4% 85% 2,509
Somewhat important 8% 6% 85% 511
Not too important 8% 7% 85% 147
Not at all important 20% 12% 68% 124

Income distribution among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks 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 = 2,286. 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% 22% 18% 9% 2,286
Somewhat important 47% 21% 22% 9% 468
Not too important 47% 20% 21% 12% 135
Not at all important 39% 17% 27% 17% 110

Educational distribution among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,551. 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% 32% 11% 7% 2,551
Somewhat important 44% 37% 11% 7% 517
Not too important 39% 42% 12% 8% 153
Not at all important 45% 31% 18% 6% 128

Marital status among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,560. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 32% 5% 18% 8% 36% 2,560
Somewhat important 25% 15% 11% 4% 44% 515
Not too important 20% 9% 6% 1% 64% 153
Not at all important 18% 7% 11% 5% 58% 129

Parent of children under 18 among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,558. 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% 68% 2,558
Somewhat important 32% 68% 517
Not too important 28% 72% 152
Not at all important 31% 69% 129

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks 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 = 2,568. 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% 6% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,568
Somewhat important 63% 30% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 518
Not too important 37% 36% 12% 1% 12% 2% 153
Not at all important 43% 8% 13% 1% 27% 8% 129

Attendance at religious services among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks 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 = 2,568. 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% 9% < 1% 2,568
Somewhat important 16% 53% 31% < 1% 518
Not too important 6% 38% 55% < 1% 153
Not at all important 9% 19% 71% 1% 129

Frequency of prayer among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,568. 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 83% 11% 2% 2% 1% 2,568
Somewhat important 50% 22% 10% 17% 1% 518
Not too important 24% 20% 13% 44% < 1% 153
Not at all important 23% 9% 11% 55% 1% 129

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

% of blacks 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 = 2,568. 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% 26% 1% 2,568
Somewhat important 10% 12% 9% 68% < 1% 518
Not too important 3% 6% 6% 86% < 1% 153
Not at all important 11% 2% 6% 80% 1% 129

Frequency of meditation among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks 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 = 2,568. 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% 8% 3% 28% 2% 2,568
Somewhat important 36% 8% 6% 49% < 1% 518
Not too important 27% 6% 3% 63% 1% 153
Not at all important 35% 10% 7% 48% < 1% 129

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

% of blacks 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 = 2,568. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 76% 11% 5% 6% 1% 2,568
Somewhat important 47% 20% 11% 21% 1% 518
Not too important 42% 22% 13% 22% 2% 153
Not at all important 43% 19% 8% 25% 5% 129

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

% of blacks 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 = 2,568. 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 45% 14% 10% 29% 2% 2,568
Somewhat important 44% 15% 11% 30% 1% 518
Not too important 42% 17% 10% 29% 1% 153
Not at all important 47% 12% 15% 25% 2% 129

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

% of blacks 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 = 2,568. 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% 5% 36% 4% 2% 2,568
Somewhat important 14% 12% 65% 8% 1% 518
Not too important 7% 15% 66% 11% < 1% 153
Not at all important 6% 16% 57% 19% 1% 129

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

% of blacks 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 = 2,568. 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% 67% 1% 1% 2,568
Somewhat important 23% 76% 1% < 1% 518
Not too important 17% 79% 2% 1% 153
Not at all important 18% 79% 2% < 1% 129

Frequency of reading scripture among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks 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 = 2,568. 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% 14% 6% 13% 1% 2,568
Somewhat important 23% 14% 12% 51% 1% 518
Not too important 9% 12% 10% 69% < 1% 153
Not at all important 18% 5% 4% 72% < 1% 129

Interpreting scripture among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks 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 = 2,568. 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 61% 23% 3% 7% 6% 2,568
Somewhat important 26% 28% 1% 37% 8% 518
Not too important 15% 15% < 1% 61% 10% 153
Not at all important 11% 14% < 1% 68% 5% 129

Belief in Heaven among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,568. 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% 4% 3% 2,568
Somewhat important 78% 14% 7% 518
Not too important 53% 42% 4% 153
Not at all important 39% 52% 9% 129

Belief in Hell among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,568. 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% 14% 6% 2,568
Somewhat important 61% 31% 8% 518
Not too important 44% 52% 4% 153
Not at all important 28% 64% 7% 129

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,568. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 9% 13% 78% 2,568
Somewhat important 10% 11% 79% 518
Not too important 18% 12% 69% 153
Not at all important 8% 32% 60% 129

Political ideology among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,568. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 35% 33% 24% 8% 2,568
Somewhat important 23% 38% 30% 8% 518
Not too important 9% 41% 45% 4% 153
Not at all important 17% 27% 42% 14% 129

Views about size of government among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks 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 = 2,568. 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% 3% 4% 2,568
Somewhat important 26% 68% 3% 3% 518
Not too important 34% 57% 5% 4% 153
Not at all important 34% 59% 3% 3% 129

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

% of blacks 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 = 2,568. 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% 66% 4% 2% 2,568
Somewhat important 30% 64% 5% 2% 518
Not too important 29% 65% 5% 1% 153
Not at all important 30% 65% 3% 2% 129

Views about abortion among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks 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 = 2,568. 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% 46% 6% 2,568
Somewhat important 69% 27% 4% 518
Not too important 74% 24% 2% 153
Not at all important 56% 38% 5% 129

Views about homosexuality among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks 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 = 2,568. 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% 45% 5% 4% 2,568
Somewhat important 75% 19% 4% 3% 518
Not too important 80% 16% 2% 2% 153
Not at all important 70% 25% 4% 1% 129

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

% of blacks who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,568. 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% 55% 9% 2,568
Somewhat important 64% 29% 8% 518
Not too important 73% 24% 4% 153
Not at all important 64% 27% 8% 129

Views about environmental regulation among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks 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 = 2,568. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 35% 59% 2% 4% 2,568
Somewhat important 31% 65% 2% 1% 518
Not too important 22% 74% 4% < 1% 153
Not at all important 26% 70% 3% 1% 129

Views about human evolution among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks 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 = 2,568. 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 14% 29% 3% 49% 5% 2,568
Somewhat important 34% 34% 4% 24% 4% 518
Not too important 52% 21% 4% 22% 1% 153
Not at all important 46% 21% 1% 24% 8% 129