Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,881. 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 31% 31% 18% 19% 1% 3,881
2007 35% 34% 15% 15% 1% 3,367

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 47% 39% 11% 3% 1% 738
Evangelical Protestant 53% 39% 5% 3% < 1% 408
Historically Black Protestant 72% 20% 3% 2% 2% 111
Jewish 24% 41% 24% 11% < 1% 144
Mainline Protestant 38% 42% 15% 4% < 1% 647
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 20% 29% 41% 1% 1,396

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,146. 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% 33% 26% 16% 1,146
Somewhat important 34% 36% 21% 9% 1,185
Not too important 39% 33% 19% 9% 702
Not at all important 38% 32% 18% 12% 763

Generational cohort among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,146. 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% 15% 28% 30% 11% 1% 1,146
Somewhat important 22% 20% 28% 24% 6% < 1% 1,185
Not too important 28% 19% 25% 23% 5% < 1% 702
Not at all important 25% 20% 24% 22% 8% 1% 763

Gender composition among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,169. 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% 55% 1,169
Somewhat important 55% 45% 1,202
Not too important 57% 43% 708
Not at all important 65% 35% 772

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,152. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 57% 15% 4% 20% 4% 1,152
Somewhat important 68% 6% 7% 15% 3% 1,187
Not too important 73% 4% 7% 12% 4% 703
Not at all important 75% 4% 6% 11% 4% 763

Immigrant status among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,152. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 20% 11% 70% 1,152
Somewhat important 16% 16% 68% 1,190
Not too important 12% 15% 73% 706
Not at all important 12% 14% 73% 760

Income distribution among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,017. 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% 16% 24% 19% 1,017
Somewhat important 29% 18% 28% 25% 1,092
Not too important 25% 20% 28% 27% 643
Not at all important 23% 18% 29% 29% 713

Educational distribution among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,166. 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 37% 28% 20% 15% 1,166
Somewhat important 27% 34% 23% 16% 1,198
Not too important 27% 32% 24% 17% 707
Not at all important 21% 34% 24% 21% 768

Marital status among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,163. 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% 9% 13% 6% 26% 1,163
Somewhat important 41% 10% 12% 3% 34% 1,199
Not too important 36% 11% 10% 2% 41% 707
Not at all important 35% 10% 13% 3% 39% 771

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,168. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 30% 70% 1,168
Somewhat important 29% 71% 1,197
Not too important 19% 81% 708
Not at all important 18% 82% 771

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,169. 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% 17% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1,169
Somewhat important 42% 39% 11% 1% 5% 2% 1,202
Not too important 15% 33% 22% 1% 22% 8% 708
Not at all important 12% 13% 11% 1% 57% 7% 772

Attendance at religious services among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,169. 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% 36% 18% < 1% 1,169
Somewhat important 13% 58% 28% 1% 1,202
Not too important 2% 34% 64% < 1% 708
Not at all important 1% 13% 86% < 1% 772

Frequency of prayer among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 72% 19% 2% 5% 1% 1,169
Somewhat important 32% 29% 15% 23% 1% 1,202
Not too important 14% 14% 10% 62% < 1% 708
Not at all important 10% 4% 3% 82% < 1% 772

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 28% 15% 14% 43% 1% 1,169
Somewhat important 6% 9% 9% 75% < 1% 1,202
Not too important 2% 3% 4% 92% < 1% 708
Not at all important 3% 1% 2% 93% < 1% 772

Frequency of meditation among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 57% 8% 4% 30% 1% 1,169
Somewhat important 35% 13% 6% 45% 1% 1,202
Not too important 28% 14% 7% 50% 1% 708
Not at all important 30% 12% 5% 53% 1% 772

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,169. 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 69% 17% 7% 7% 1% 1,169
Somewhat important 48% 21% 12% 18% 1% 1,202
Not too important 35% 21% 15% 28% 1% 708
Not at all important 40% 17% 10% 30% 3% 772

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 60% 13% 9% 17% 1% 1,169
Somewhat important 53% 17% 14% 16% 1% 1,202
Not too important 55% 19% 13% 13% 1% 708
Not at all important 54% 19% 13% 14% < 1% 772

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 29% 69% 2% 1% 1,169
Somewhat important 25% 72% 2% 1% 1,202
Not too important 19% 79% 2% < 1% 708
Not at all important 16% 82% 1% < 1% 772

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,169. 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% 17% 10% 28% 1% 1,169
Somewhat important 13% 14% 14% 59% < 1% 1,202
Not too important 6% 6% 8% 81% < 1% 708
Not at all important 5% 4% 5% 86% < 1% 772

Interpreting scripture among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 29% 36% 2% 25% 8% 1,169
Somewhat important 7% 26% 1% 55% 11% 1,202
Not too important 3% 9% < 1% 81% 6% 708
Not at all important 2% 5% < 1% 91% 2% 772

Belief in Heaven among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,169. 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% 12% 8% 1,169
Somewhat important 64% 25% 11% 1,202
Not too important 33% 54% 12% 708
Not at all important 13% 81% 6% 772

Belief in Hell among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 59% 33% 8% 1,169
Somewhat important 44% 47% 9% 1,202
Not too important 21% 70% 9% 708
Not at all important 9% 86% 5% 772

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,169. 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% 17% 50% 1,169
Somewhat important 31% 15% 54% 1,202
Not too important 24% 18% 58% 708
Not at all important 15% 14% 71% 772

Political ideology among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,169. 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% 36% 29% 5% 1,169
Somewhat important 22% 40% 35% 3% 1,202
Not too important 12% 40% 44% 4% 708
Not at all important 9% 29% 58% 3% 772

Views about size of government among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,169. 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% 48% 4% 3% 1,169
Somewhat important 49% 45% 3% 3% 1,202
Not too important 47% 47% 3% 3% 708
Not at all important 41% 51% 4% 4% 772

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,169. 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% 56% 4% 1% 1,169
Somewhat important 33% 62% 4% 1% 1,202
Not too important 30% 65% 4% 2% 708
Not at all important 26% 71% 3% < 1% 772

Views about abortion among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 54% 42% 4% 1,169
Somewhat important 70% 27% 3% 1,202
Not too important 84% 15% 1% 708
Not at all important 82% 16% 2% 772

Views about homosexuality among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 70% 25% 3% 2% 1,169
Somewhat important 84% 11% 4% 2% 1,202
Not too important 93% 4% 1% 1% 708
Not at all important 92% 5% 3% 1% 772

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,169. 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% 33% 6% 1,169
Somewhat important 78% 16% 6% 1,202
Not too important 90% 8% 2% 708
Not at all important 90% 7% 3% 772

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,169. 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% 64% 2% 2% 1,169
Somewhat important 26% 70% 2% 2% 1,202
Not too important 23% 73% 2% 2% 708
Not at all important 16% 79% 2% 2% 772

Views about human evolution among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by importance of religion

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,169. 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% 35% 6% 28% 3% 1,169
Somewhat important 49% 30% 5% 13% 2% 1,202
Not too important 75% 11% 5% 7% 2% 708
Not at all important 79% 9% 3% 8% 1% 772