Importance of religion in one's life among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 18,708. 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 36% 30% 16% 17% 1% 18,708

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by religious group

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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.
Buddhist 31% 39% 16% 11% 3% 231
Catholic 49% 38% 10% 3% < 1% 4,011
Evangelical Protestant 62% 32% 4% 1% < 1% 2,227
Hindu 24% 52% 18% 6% < 1% 126
Historically Black Protestant 77% 20% 2% 1% < 1% 740
Jewish 25% 41% 23% 11% < 1% 689
Mainline Protestant 44% 39% 13% 3% < 1% 3,464
Mormon 62% 27% 8% 4% < 1% 155
Muslim 42% 40% 13% 3% 1% 105
Orthodox Christian 33% 48% 17% 2% < 1% 105
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 20% 28% 44% 1% 5,996

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. 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 23% 34% 28% 16% 6,519
Somewhat important 31% 36% 23% 11% 5,442
Not too important 36% 36% 19% 9% 3,015
Not at all important 34% 37% 18% 11% 3,324
Don't know 21% 29% 24% 27% 119

Generational cohort among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,519. 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% 15% 28% 32% 10% 1% 6,519
Somewhat important 20% 19% 28% 27% 6% < 1% 5,442
Not too important 24% 21% 27% 23% 5% 1% 3,015
Not at all important 22% 21% 28% 22% 6% < 1% 3,324
Don't know 11% 16% 22% 31% 17% 2% 119

Gender composition among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,635. 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% 63% 6,635
Somewhat important 45% 55% 5,525
Not too important 52% 48% 3,053
Not at all important 60% 40% 3,366
Don't know 51% 49% 129

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,560. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 57% 16% 3% 20% 4% 6,560
Somewhat important 69% 7% 5% 15% 4% 5,468
Not too important 75% 5% 7% 10% 4% 3,026
Not at all important 78% 3% 5% 10% 3% 3,317
Don't know 73% 5% 2% 16% 4% 120

Immigrant status among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,551. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 17% 11% 72% 6,551
Somewhat important 13% 13% 74% 5,465
Not too important 12% 13% 74% 3,024
Not at all important 12% 14% 74% 3,330
Don't know 12% 16% 71% 126

Income distribution among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 5,811. 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% 20% 25% 17% 5,811
Somewhat important 31% 20% 27% 22% 4,925
Not too important 25% 20% 30% 25% 2,764
Not at all important 25% 18% 29% 28% 3,086

Educational distribution among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,611. 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% 32% 16% 12% 6,611
Somewhat important 36% 32% 20% 12% 5,501
Not too important 27% 34% 23% 15% 3,043
Not at all important 27% 32% 24% 17% 3,355
Don't know 26% 38% 23% 12% 123

Marital status among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,610. 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% 8% 14% 6% 25% 6,610
Somewhat important 43% 11% 12% 4% 30% 5,510
Not too important 41% 9% 9% 3% 38% 3,042
Not at all important 39% 12% 11% 3% 36% 3,355
Don't know 46% 4% 18% 8% 24% 118

Parent of children under 18 among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,615. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 32% 68% 6,615
Somewhat important 30% 70% 5,509
Not too important 25% 75% 3,047
Not at all important 23% 77% 3,355
Don't know 17% 83% 126

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 6,635. 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 81% 15% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 6,635
Somewhat important 47% 39% 7% 1% 4% 2% 5,525
Not too important 16% 35% 20% < 1% 22% 7% 3,053
Not at all important 10% 12% 10% < 1% 60% 7% 3,366
Don't know 50% 21% 5% 2% 9% 13% 129

Attendance at religious services among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 6,635. 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% 38% 15% < 1% 6,635
Somewhat important 11% 56% 33% < 1% 5,525
Not too important 2% 34% 64% < 1% 3,053
Not at all important 1% 9% 89% < 1% 3,366
Don't know 15% 22% 51% 12% 129

Frequency of prayer among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,635. 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 75% 17% 3% 4% 1% 6,635
Somewhat important 35% 29% 13% 23% 1% 5,525
Not too important 12% 13% 10% 65% < 1% 3,053
Not at all important 7% 4% 3% 87% < 1% 3,366
Don't know 47% 13% 6% 26% 9% 129

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 6,635. 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% 14% 12% 47% < 1% 6,635
Somewhat important 5% 7% 9% 79% < 1% 5,525
Not too important 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 3,053
Not at all important 1% < 1% 1% 97% < 1% 3,366
Don't know 10% 7% 4% 68% 10% 129

Frequency of meditation among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 6,635. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 48% 10% 3% 38% 1% 6,635
Somewhat important 28% 10% 6% 55% < 1% 5,525
Not too important 21% 11% 6% 61% 1% 3,053
Not at all important 23% 8% 5% 63% 1% 3,366
Don't know 56% 8% 2% 24% 10% 129

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 6,635. 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% 15% 7% 7% 1% 6,635
Somewhat important 43% 22% 16% 19% 1% 5,525
Not too important 33% 18% 16% 32% 1% 3,053
Not at all important 36% 15% 9% 38% 2% 3,366
Don't know 70% 8% 5% 11% 6% 129

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 6,635. 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% 16% 12% 21% 1% 6,635
Somewhat important 41% 18% 16% 25% 1% 5,525
Not too important 42% 19% 16% 22% 1% 3,053
Not at all important 49% 16% 13% 22% < 1% 3,366
Don't know 57% 13% 9% 13% 9% 129

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,635. 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% 42% 7% 3% 6,635
Somewhat important 10% 16% 62% 11% 2% 5,525
Not too important 2% 20% 61% 15% 1% 3,053
Not at all important 1% 20% 54% 24% 2% 3,366
Don't know 11% 18% 45% 9% 17% 129

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 6,635. 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% 69% 2% 1% 6,635
Somewhat important 23% 76% 1% 1% 5,525
Not too important 17% 81% 1% 1% 3,053
Not at all important 16% 82% 1% 1% 3,366
Don't know 15% 80% 2% 3% 129

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 6,635. 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% 16% 10% 31% 1% 6,635
Somewhat important 11% 11% 12% 65% 1% 5,525
Not too important 3% 4% 6% 87% < 1% 3,053
Not at all important 3% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 3,366
Don't know 20% 6% 7% 56% 12% 129

Interpreting scripture among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 6,635. 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% 38% 3% 19% 8% 6,635
Somewhat important 10% 33% 1% 48% 8% 5,525
Not too important 3% 11% < 1% 79% 7% 3,053
Not at all important 1% 3% < 1% 92% 3% 3,366
Don't know 5% 18% 1% 54% 22% 129

Belief in Heaven among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,635. 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 86% 9% 5% 6,635
Somewhat important 73% 19% 8% 5,525
Not too important 39% 49% 11% 3,053
Not at all important 13% 81% 6% 3,366
Don't know 43% 29% 28% 129

Belief in Hell among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,635. 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% 28% 8% 6,635
Somewhat important 51% 41% 8% 5,525
Not too important 26% 65% 9% 3,053
Not at all important 9% 86% 5% 3,366
Don't know 23% 51% 26% 129

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,635. 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% 17% 54% 6,635
Somewhat important 29% 18% 53% 5,525
Not too important 24% 16% 59% 3,053
Not at all important 17% 18% 65% 3,366
Don't know 13% 28% 59% 129

Political ideology among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,635. 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% 39% 27% 6% 6,635
Somewhat important 20% 43% 32% 5% 5,525
Not too important 14% 41% 40% 5% 3,053
Not at all important 11% 32% 51% 6% 3,366
Don't know 10% 33% 43% 13% 129

Views about size of government among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 6,635. 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% 53% 3% 3% 6,635
Somewhat important 47% 46% 3% 4% 5,525
Not too important 47% 46% 3% 4% 3,053
Not at all important 44% 49% 4% 4% 3,366
Don't know 30% 47% 11% 12% 129

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 6,635. 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% 59% 4% 2% 6,635
Somewhat important 38% 58% 3% 1% 5,525
Not too important 34% 61% 4% 1% 3,053
Not at all important 30% 66% 3% 1% 3,366
Don't know 19% 69% 6% 6% 129

Views about abortion among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 6,635. 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% 38% 3% 6,635
Somewhat important 73% 24% 3% 5,525
Not too important 84% 14% 2% 3,053
Not at all important 87% 11% 2% 3,366
Don't know 76% 14% 9% 129

Views about homosexuality among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 6,635. 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% 7% 3% 2% 6,635
Somewhat important 94% 4% 1% 1% 5,525
Not too important 96% 3% 1% 1% 3,053
Not at all important 97% 2% 1% < 1% 3,366
Don't know 90% 3% 5% 2% 129

Views about environmental regulation among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 6,635. 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% 6,635
Somewhat important 29% 67% 2% 2% 5,525
Not too important 23% 74% 1% 2% 3,053
Not at all important 19% 78% 2% 2% 3,366
Don't know 17% 65% 9% 9% 129

Views about human evolution among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by importance of religion

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 6,635. 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 23% 38% 4% 32% 3% 6,635
Somewhat important 45% 29% 5% 18% 2% 5,525
Not too important 73% 12% 5% 8% 2% 3,053
Not at all important 83% 7% 2% 7% 1% 3,366
Don't know 45% 20% 15% 9% 10% 129