Importance of religion in one's life among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,186. 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 54% 25% 11% 10% 1% 19,186
2007 55% 27% 10% 7% 1% 16,980

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by religious group

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 35% 45% 13% 6% 2% 102
Catholic 56% 33% 9% 2% < 1% 3,868
Evangelical Protestant 80% 17% 2% 1% 1% 5,851
Historically Black Protestant 82% 14% 2% 2% < 1% 454
Jewish 37% 34% 22% 7% < 1% 336
Mainline Protestant 53% 34% 10% 2% 1% 3,687
Mormon 87% 10% 2% < 1% < 1% 524
Orthodox Christian 53% 32% 14% 2% < 1% 120
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 11% 23% 27% 39% 1% 3,541

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,510. 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% 32% 30% 24% 10,510
Somewhat important 21% 36% 27% 16% 4,494
Not too important 28% 37% 23% 12% 1,907
Not at all important 30% 38% 20% 12% 1,765
Don't know 12% 28% 33% 27% 116

Generational cohort among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,510. 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% 10% 27% 36% 17% 2% 10,510
Somewhat important 13% 14% 29% 33% 10% 1% 4,494
Not too important 18% 17% 29% 27% 7% 1% 1,907
Not at all important 19% 19% 29% 24% 7% 1% 1,765
Don't know 6% 10% 24% 43% 15% 2% 116

Gender composition among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 10,756. 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% 52% 10,756
Somewhat important 60% 40% 4,573
Not too important 67% 33% 1,933
Not at all important 68% 32% 1,795
Don't know 58% 42% 129

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,589. 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% 7% 2% 8% 3% 10,589
Somewhat important 80% 4% 4% 9% 4% 4,505
Not too important 80% 3% 5% 8% 3% 1,904
Not at all important 80% 3% 4% 9% 3% 1,762
Don't know 72% 3% 5% 10% 10% 115

Immigrant status among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,665. 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 7% 8% 85% 10,665
Somewhat important 9% 10% 80% 4,529
Not too important 9% 12% 79% 1,913
Not at all important 9% 13% 77% 1,774
Don't know 15% 6% 79% 122

Income distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 9,220. 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 26% 22% 32% 20% 9,220
Somewhat important 24% 21% 31% 24% 4,103
Not too important 22% 21% 31% 27% 1,738
Not at all important 25% 19% 30% 26% 1,617

Educational distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 10,704. 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% 35% 18% 10% 10,704
Somewhat important 37% 34% 19% 10% 4,554
Not too important 33% 36% 20% 12% 1,926
Not at all important 36% 33% 19% 13% 1,787
Don't know 30% 37% 24% 9% 119

Marital status among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,714. 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 62% 3% 11% 8% 15% 10,714
Somewhat important 51% 8% 12% 5% 23% 4,557
Not too important 47% 9% 10% 3% 31% 1,922
Not at all important 40% 11% 11% 3% 36% 1,788
Don't know 58% 5% 16% 7% 14% 119

Parent of children under 18 among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,712. 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% 71% 10,712
Somewhat important 28% 72% 4,559
Not too important 25% 75% 1,927
Not at all important 23% 77% 1,789
Don't know 25% 75% 125

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 10,756. 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% 10,756
Somewhat important 53% 37% 6% < 1% 2% 2% 4,573
Not too important 20% 39% 17% 1% 16% 7% 1,933
Not at all important 15% 13% 11% 1% 53% 7% 1,795
Don't know 58% 14% 4% 5% 9% 10% 129

Attendance at religious services among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 10,756. 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% 26% 10% < 1% 10,756
Somewhat important 13% 55% 32% < 1% 4,573
Not too important 2% 34% 65% < 1% 1,933
Not at all important 2% 9% 89% < 1% 1,795
Don't know 32% 13% 37% 17% 129

Frequency of prayer among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,756. 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 84% 12% 2% 2% 1% 10,756
Somewhat important 35% 31% 14% 20% 1% 4,573
Not too important 12% 12% 11% 65% < 1% 1,933
Not at all important 10% 4% 3% 83% < 1% 1,795
Don't know 52% 11% 3% 13% 21% 129

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 10,756. 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% 12% 10% 33% 1% 10,756
Somewhat important 6% 7% 9% 78% < 1% 4,573
Not too important 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 1,933
Not at all important 2% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 1,795
Don't know 23% 10% 11% 41% 15% 129

Frequency of meditation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 10,756. 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% 6% 3% 36% 2% 10,756
Somewhat important 27% 10% 5% 58% 1% 4,573
Not too important 20% 11% 5% 63% 1% 1,933
Not at all important 23% 8% 5% 64% 1% 1,795
Don't know 55% 9% 1% 21% 14% 129

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 10,756. 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 79% 11% 5% 4% 1% 10,756
Somewhat important 40% 23% 16% 20% 1% 4,573
Not too important 30% 17% 15% 37% 1% 1,933
Not at all important 35% 12% 9% 42% 2% 1,795
Don't know 66% 11% 5% 10% 9% 129

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 10,756. 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% 16% 11% 22% 2% 10,756
Somewhat important 38% 18% 17% 27% 1% 4,573
Not too important 39% 17% 16% 27% 1% 1,933
Not at all important 46% 14% 13% 27% 1% 1,795
Don't know 47% 17% 3% 18% 15% 129

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 10,756. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 61% 5% 29% 3% 2% 10,756
Somewhat important 13% 13% 64% 8% 2% 4,573
Not too important 3% 17% 68% 12% 1% 1,933
Not at all important 2% 17% 60% 21% 1% 1,795
Don't know 31% 6% 43% 7% 13% 129

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 10,756. 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% 44% 2% 1% 10,756
Somewhat important 32% 66% 1% 1% 4,573
Not too important 25% 74% 1% < 1% 1,933
Not at all important 22% 77% 1% < 1% 1,795
Don't know 46% 47% 1% 6% 129

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 10,756. 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 62% 12% 7% 18% 1% 10,756
Somewhat important 12% 11% 14% 63% < 1% 4,573
Not too important 5% 4% 6% 85% < 1% 1,933
Not at all important 5% 2% 3% 90% < 1% 1,795
Don't know 34% 9% 10% 36% 11% 129

Interpreting scripture among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 10,756. 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% 35% 4% 9% 5% 10,756
Somewhat important 13% 37% 1% 40% 9% 4,573
Not too important 4% 16% < 1% 74% 7% 1,933
Not at all important 2% 5% < 1% 87% 5% 1,795
Don't know 21% 15% 7% 38% 20% 129

Belief in Heaven among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,756. 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% 6% 6% 10,756
Somewhat important 77% 15% 8% 4,573
Not too important 44% 45% 11% 1,933
Not at all important 17% 76% 8% 1,795
Don't know 45% 23% 32% 129

Belief in Hell among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,756. 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 77% 16% 7% 10,756
Somewhat important 58% 33% 9% 4,573
Not too important 30% 61% 9% 1,933
Not at all important 12% 82% 7% 1,795
Don't know 30% 38% 32% 129

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,756. 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% 14% 22% 10,756
Somewhat important 53% 18% 30% 4,573
Not too important 47% 18% 35% 1,933
Not at all important 35% 25% 40% 1,795
Don't know 34% 45% 21% 129

Political ideology among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,756. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 61% 26% 8% 4% 10,756
Somewhat important 39% 41% 16% 4% 4,573
Not too important 30% 46% 20% 4% 1,933
Not at all important 23% 41% 28% 8% 1,795
Don't know 35% 26% 11% 28% 129

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 10,756. 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% 29% 4% 2% 10,756
Somewhat important 63% 34% 3% 1% 4,573
Not too important 57% 39% 3% 1% 1,933
Not at all important 53% 42% 4% 2% 1,795
Don't know 51% 25% 9% 14% 129

Views about abortion among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 10,756. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 30% 67% 3% 10,756
Somewhat important 62% 34% 4% 4,573
Not too important 76% 21% 3% 1,933
Not at all important 81% 16% 3% 1,795
Don't know 32% 44% 24% 129

Views about homosexuality among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 10,756. 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% 54% 5% 4% 10,756
Somewhat important 71% 22% 4% 3% 4,573
Not too important 80% 15% 2% 2% 1,933
Not at all important 84% 11% 3% 2% 1,795
Don't know 39% 31% 12% 18% 129

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,756. 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% 65% 7% 10,756
Somewhat important 61% 31% 8% 4,573
Not too important 73% 21% 6% 1,933
Not at all important 80% 15% 5% 1,795
Don't know 29% 43% 28% 129

Views about environmental regulation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 10,756. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 54% 40% 3% 3% 10,756
Somewhat important 46% 49% 2% 2% 4,573
Not too important 39% 58% 2% 2% 1,933
Not at all important 36% 60% 2% 2% 1,795
Don't know 42% 35% 7% 15% 129

Views about human evolution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 10,756. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 10% 28% 3% 54% 5% 10,756
Somewhat important 36% 32% 5% 25% 3% 4,573
Not too important 64% 17% 5% 12% 2% 1,933
Not at all important 75% 8% 3% 11% 2% 1,795
Don't know 26% 16% 12% 28% 17% 129