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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 11,754. 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 88% 10% 1% 1% 1% 11,754
2007 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 10,833

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

% of adults who say religion 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 83% 16% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,203
Evangelical Protestant 92% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5,299
Historically Black Protestant 95% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% 929
Jehovah's Witness 95% 4% < 1% < 1% 1% 194
Jewish 85% 14% 1% < 1% < 1% 126
Mainline Protestant 85% 13% 1% < 1% 1% 1,825
Mormon 96% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% 428
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 58% 25% 8% 7% 2% 441

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,194. 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% 33% 30% 22% 10,194
Somewhat important 21% 33% 30% 16% 1,036
Not too important 21% 39% 27% 14% 124

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,194. 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% 11% 28% 36% 15% 2% 10,194
Somewhat important 14% 11% 28% 37% 9% 1% 1,036
Not too important 14% 16% 29% 32% 7% 1% 124

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. 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% 60% 10,442
Somewhat important 49% 51% 1,053
Not too important 49% 51% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,308. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 64% 16% 2% 15% 4% 10,308
Somewhat important 64% 8% 3% 20% 5% 1,038
Not too important 58% 10% 8% 20% 4% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,314. 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% 8% 78% 10,314
Somewhat important 16% 9% 75% 1,034
Not too important 22% 12% 66% 124

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 8,926. 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% 21% 27% 15% 8,926
Somewhat important 39% 21% 23% 17% 940
Not too important 36% 16% 39% 9% 115

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,387. 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 43% 33% 15% 9% 10,387
Somewhat important 50% 30% 14% 7% 1,046
Not too important 40% 30% 16% 14% 124

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,394. 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.
Very important 57% 3% 13% 8% 18% 10,394
Somewhat important 46% 9% 15% 5% 25% 1,049
Not too important 36% 8% 11% 6% 39% 125

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,397. 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% 10,397
Somewhat important 28% 72% 1,046
Not too important 23% 77% 126

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 92% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 10,442
Somewhat important 70% 26% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1,053
Not too important 52% 23% 18% 2% 3% 2% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. 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% 21% 7% 1% 10,442
Somewhat important 21% 53% 25% 1% 1,053
Not too important 15% 36% 47% 2% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. 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 88% 9% 1% 2% 1% 10,442
Somewhat important 52% 28% 9% 11% < 1% 1,053
Not too important 37% 15% 15% 33% < 1% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. 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% 13% 9% 24% 1% 10,442
Somewhat important 13% 11% 9% 66% < 1% 1,053
Not too important 10% 7% 9% 74% < 1% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. 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% 7% 3% 31% 3% 10,442
Somewhat important 31% 11% 6% 52% 1% 1,053
Not too important 28% 9% 2% 56% 4% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. 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 82% 9% 4% 4% 1% 10,442
Somewhat important 50% 21% 13% 14% 1% 1,053
Not too important 43% 10% 11% 33% 2% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. 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% 15% 10% 22% 2% 10,442
Somewhat important 35% 17% 15% 31% 1% 1,053
Not too important 43% 5% 11% 36% 4% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. 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% 45% 2% 1% 10,442
Somewhat important 38% 61% < 1% 1% 1,053
Not too important 35% 65% < 1% < 1% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 71% 10% 5% 12% 1% 10,442
Somewhat important 27% 14% 12% 47% 1% 1,053
Not too important 16% 9% 4% 69% 2% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. 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% 29% 4% 4% 4% 10,442
Somewhat important 32% 41% 3% 19% 6% 1,053
Not too important 25% 24% 1% 42% 8% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 89% 5% 6% 10,442
Somewhat important 86% 8% 5% 1,053
Not too important 66% 22% 12% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 80% 13% 7% 10,442
Somewhat important 73% 21% 6% 1,053
Not too important 49% 45% 6% 126

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. 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% 17% 33% 10,442
Somewhat important 42% 20% 38% 1,053
Not too important 35% 18% 47% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. 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% 26% 12% 7% 10,442
Somewhat important 40% 32% 21% 7% 1,053
Not too important 25% 24% 31% 19% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. 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% 36% 3% 3% 10,442
Somewhat important 52% 44% 2% 2% 1,053
Not too important 42% 49% 4% 4% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. 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% 43% 4% 2% 10,442
Somewhat important 50% 45% 3% 2% 1,053
Not too important 46% 48% 3% 2% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. 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% 69% 4% 10,442
Somewhat important 50% 46% 4% 1,053
Not too important 46% 46% 7% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. 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% 57% 5% 4% 10,442
Somewhat important 60% 31% 5% 4% 1,053
Not too important 54% 34% 1% 10% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. 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% 68% 7% 10,442
Somewhat important 49% 42% 9% 1,053
Not too important 52% 43% 5% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. 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% 47% 3% 3% 10,442
Somewhat important 43% 50% 2% 5% 1,053
Not too important 42% 56% < 1% 2% 126

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 10,442. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 8% 26% 2% 59% 5% 10,442
Somewhat important 20% 31% 4% 42% 4% 1,053
Not too important 30% 20% 5% 41% 3% 126