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

% of adults who say science 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 = 3,212. 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 26% 28% 18% 28% 1% 3,212
2007 35% 33% 15% 16% 1% 1,845

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

% of adults who say science 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 45% 38% 12% 5% < 1% 626
Evangelical Protestant 58% 34% 7% 1% < 1% 255
Jewish 18% 39% 30% 12% < 1% 124
Mainline Protestant 32% 47% 15% 5% 1% 424
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 14% 24% 57% < 1% 1,392

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 767. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 19% 39% 25% 17% 767
Somewhat important 28% 40% 23% 10% 827
Not too important 39% 32% 17% 13% 596
Not at all important 34% 37% 17% 11% 950

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 767. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 11% 16% 31% 29% 12% 1% 767
Somewhat important 18% 16% 33% 26% 6% < 1% 827
Not too important 25% 21% 25% 20% 7% 2% 596
Not at all important 23% 18% 31% 21% 7% < 1% 950

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 51% 785
Somewhat important 55% 45% 839
Not too important 60% 40% 600
Not at all important 63% 37% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 777. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 42% 13% 5% 37% 4% 777
Somewhat important 58% 6% 8% 25% 3% 831
Not too important 72% 4% 10% 9% 6% 592
Not at all important 75% 4% 7% 11% 3% 950

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 770. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 38% 10% 52% 770
Somewhat important 27% 12% 60% 828
Not too important 17% 14% 69% 591
Not at all important 18% 15% 67% 956

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 44% 22% 18% 15% 685
Somewhat important 36% 20% 24% 21% 744
Not too important 26% 17% 26% 31% 540
Not at all important 21% 16% 31% 32% 879

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 778. 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% 23% 15% 14% 778
Somewhat important 40% 25% 19% 16% 831
Not too important 26% 26% 29% 19% 598
Not at all important 23% 29% 27% 22% 961

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 781. 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% 8% 15% 6% 26% 781
Somewhat important 43% 10% 12% 3% 32% 836
Not too important 45% 8% 4% 3% 40% 593
Not at all important 43% 10% 10% 2% 35% 961

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 782. 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% 65% 782
Somewhat important 31% 69% 835
Not too important 24% 76% 599
Not at all important 24% 76% 965

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 28% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 785
Somewhat important 39% 41% 12% < 1% 6% 2% 839
Not too important 15% 27% 21% < 1% 31% 6% 600
Not at all important 7% 10% 7% < 1% 71% 5% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 40% 15% 1% 785
Somewhat important 12% 53% 35% < 1% 839
Not too important 2% 39% 59% < 1% 600
Not at all important 1% 10% 89% < 1% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 21% 6% 7% < 1% 785
Somewhat important 29% 30% 13% 28% < 1% 839
Not too important 11% 9% 8% 72% < 1% 600
Not at all important 5% 2% 2% 91% < 1% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 15% 12% 44% < 1% 785
Somewhat important 6% 8% 11% 75% < 1% 839
Not too important 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 600
Not at all important 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 13% 3% 32% 3% 785
Somewhat important 27% 10% 7% 55% 1% 839
Not too important 20% 8% 7% 63% 1% 600
Not at all important 20% 8% 5% 66% 1% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 15% 9% 11% 1% 785
Somewhat important 41% 18% 17% 22% 2% 839
Not too important 28% 18% 15% 38% 1% 600
Not at all important 36% 15% 10% 37% 2% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 14% 21% 1% 785
Somewhat important 43% 17% 16% 23% < 1% 839
Not too important 40% 20% 16% 22% 1% 600
Not at all important 54% 15% 11% 20% < 1% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 1% 3% 785
Somewhat important 20% 78% 1% < 1% 839
Not too important 18% 81% 1% < 1% 600
Not at all important 18% 81% < 1% 1% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 17% 12% 34% 1% 785
Somewhat important 9% 9% 14% 67% < 1% 839
Not too important 3% 3% 7% 87% < 1% 600
Not at all important 2% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 42% 27% 2% 24% 6% 785
Somewhat important 13% 26% 1% 52% 8% 839
Not too important 4% 11% < 1% 78% 6% 600
Not at all important 1% 2% < 1% 93% 3% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 14% 4% 785
Somewhat important 66% 27% 7% 839
Not too important 35% 54% 11% 600
Not at all important 10% 84% 5% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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 63% 30% 7% 785
Somewhat important 50% 44% 6% 839
Not too important 23% 68% 9% 600
Not at all important 7% 89% 4% 968

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 18% 56% 785
Somewhat important 28% 18% 54% 839
Not too important 24% 15% 61% 600
Not at all important 16% 17% 67% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 33% 28% 5% 785
Somewhat important 25% 36% 36% 3% 839
Not too important 16% 36% 42% 5% 600
Not at all important 11% 32% 53% 4% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 64% 1% 2% 785
Somewhat important 41% 53% 2% 3% 839
Not too important 41% 53% 4% 3% 600
Not at all important 42% 52% 4% 3% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 55% 2% 3% 785
Somewhat important 38% 58% 2% 1% 839
Not too important 30% 65% 4% 1% 600
Not at all important 27% 70% 2% 1% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 44% 4% 785
Somewhat important 66% 31% 3% 839
Not too important 82% 15% 3% 600
Not at all important 86% 11% 3% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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 68% 27% 2% 3% 785
Somewhat important 80% 16% 2% 2% 839
Not too important 87% 9% 2% 3% 600
Not at all important 91% 7% 1% 1% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 34% 8% 785
Somewhat important 72% 23% 5% 839
Not too important 83% 12% 6% 600
Not at all important 88% 10% 2% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 785
Somewhat important 31% 66% 2% 1% 839
Not too important 22% 76% 1% 1% 600
Not at all important 16% 80% 2% 1% 968

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 785. 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% 27% 3% 31% 4% 785
Somewhat important 55% 22% 3% 19% 1% 839
Not too important 75% 9% 4% 10% 1% 600
Not at all important 87% 5% 2% 5% 1% 968