Marital status by religious group

% of adults who are…

Religious tradition Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 263. 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 39% 11% 10% 2% 37% 263
Catholic 52% 8% 12% 7% 21% 7,176
Evangelical Protestant 55% 5% 14% 8% 18% 8,562
Hindu 60% 3% 5% 1% 32% 198
Historically Black Protestant 31% 6% 19% 9% 36% 1,907
Jehovah's Witness 53% 5% 12% 8% 21% 244
Jewish 56% 6% 9% 6% 23% 843
Mainline Protestant 55% 6% 12% 9% 18% 6,048
Mormon 66% 3% 7% 5% 19% 661
Muslim 41% 4% 8% 1% 45% 234
Orthodox Christian 48% 5% 9% 6% 31% 182
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 37% 11% 11% 3% 37% 7,523

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Belief in God by marital status

% of adults who say they…

Marital status 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 = 17,827. 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.
Married 67% 19% 4% 1% 7% 2% 17,827
Living with a partner 48% 27% 7% 1% 14% 2% 2,128
Divorced/separated 69% 18% 4% 1% 6% 2% 4,752
Widowed 75% 15% 3% 2% 3% 2% 3,218
Never married 54% 21% 8% < 1% 15% 3% 6,966

Learn More: Believe in God; absolutely certain, Believe in God; fairly certain, Believe in God; not too/not at all certain, Do not believe in God

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Importance of religion in one's life by marital status

% of adults who say religion is…

Marital status Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,827. 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.
Married 58% 23% 9% 9% 1% 17,827
Living with a partner 36% 33% 14% 17% < 1% 2,128
Divorced/separated 57% 24% 8% 10% 1% 4,752
Widowed 69% 19% 5% 5% 1% 3,218
Never married 42% 27% 15% 16% 1% 6,966

Learn More: Very important, Somewhat important, Not too important, Not at all important

Attendance at religious services by marital status

% of adults who attend religious services…

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,827. 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.
Married 43% 32% 25% < 1% 17,827
Living with a partner 17% 38% 45% < 1% 2,128
Divorced/separated 32% 35% 33% < 1% 4,752
Widowed 47% 27% 25% 1% 3,218
Never married 27% 36% 36% 1% 6,966

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month/a few times a year, Seldom/never

Frequency of prayer by marital status

% of adults who pray…

Marital status At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,827. 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.
Married 60% 15% 5% 19% 1% 17,827
Living with a partner 43% 16% 8% 32% < 1% 2,128
Divorced/separated 61% 15% 5% 18% 1% 4,752
Widowed 71% 12% 3% 12% 1% 3,218
Never married 43% 17% 7% 32% 1% 6,966

Learn More: At least daily, Weekly, Monthly, Seldom/never

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups by marital status

% of adults who attend prayer group…

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,827. 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.
Married 28% 9% 8% 54% < 1% 17,827
Living with a partner 13% 8% 8% 71% < 1% 2,128
Divorced/separated 25% 10% 7% 57% 1% 4,752
Widowed 31% 8% 9% 51% 2% 3,218
Never married 18% 10% 8% 63% 1% 6,966

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Frequency of meditation by marital status

% of adults who meditate…

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,827. 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.
Married 41% 8% 4% 45% 2% 17,827
Living with a partner 35% 10% 6% 49% 1% 2,128
Divorced/separated 47% 8% 4% 39% 2% 4,752
Widowed 57% 7% 3% 30% 4% 3,218
Never married 32% 10% 5% 52% 1% 6,966

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Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing by marital status

% of adults who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,827. 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.
Married 62% 14% 9% 13% 1% 17,827
Living with a partner 52% 17% 10% 20% 1% 2,128
Divorced/separated 61% 13% 8% 16% 1% 4,752
Widowed 68% 9% 7% 14% 2% 3,218
Never married 50% 18% 11% 20% 1% 6,966

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe by marital status

% of adults who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,827. 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.
Married 44% 16% 14% 25% 1% 17,827
Living with a partner 48% 16% 13% 22% 1% 2,128
Divorced/separated 47% 15% 11% 25% 2% 4,752
Widowed 45% 11% 12% 29% 3% 3,218
Never married 47% 18% 12% 22% 1% 6,966

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong by marital status

% of adults who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Marital status Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,827. 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.
Married 38% 9% 42% 8% 2% 17,827
Living with a partner 18% 14% 55% 11% 1% 2,128
Divorced/separated 34% 10% 46% 8% 3% 4,752
Widowed 41% 6% 44% 5% 4% 3,218
Never married 25% 14% 46% 12% 2% 6,966

Learn More: Religion, Philosophy/reason, Common sense, Science

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong by marital status

% of adults who say…

Marital status 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 = 17,827. 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.
Married 40% 58% 1% 1% 17,827
Living with a partner 23% 75% 1% 1% 2,128
Divorced/separated 31% 67% 2% 1% 4,752
Widowed 31% 64% 2% 3% 3,218
Never married 24% 73% 2% 1% 6,966

Learn More: There are clear standards for what is right and wrong, Right or wrong depends on the situation

Frequency of reading scripture by marital status

% of adults who read scripture…

Marital status At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,827. 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.
Married 38% 10% 8% 43% 1% 17,827
Living with a partner 22% 11% 8% 58% < 1% 2,128
Divorced/separated 39% 11% 8% 41% 1% 4,752
Widowed 47% 9% 7% 35% 2% 3,218
Never married 28% 11% 8% 52% 1% 6,966

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Interpreting scripture by marital status

% of adults who say the holy scripture is…

Marital status 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 = 17,827. 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.
Married 33% 28% 3% 30% 7% 17,827
Living with a partner 22% 21% 1% 48% 8% 2,128
Divorced/separated 36% 25% 3% 29% 8% 4,752
Widowed 43% 24% 5% 20% 9% 3,218
Never married 24% 27% 2% 41% 7% 6,966

Learn More: Word of God; should be taken literally, Word of God; not everything taken literally, Not the word of God

Belief in Heaven by marital status

% of adults who …in heaven

Marital status Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,827. 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.
Married 73% 19% 8% 17,827
Living with a partner 65% 29% 6% 2,128
Divorced/separated 73% 19% 7% 4,752
Widowed 82% 12% 7% 3,218
Never married 68% 25% 7% 6,966

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe

Belief in Hell by marital status

% of adults who …in hell

Marital status Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,827. 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.
Married 59% 33% 8% 17,827
Living with a partner 50% 43% 8% 2,128
Divorced/separated 60% 32% 8% 4,752
Widowed 61% 28% 11% 3,218
Never married 56% 37% 7% 6,966

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe