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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Religious tradition Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 54% 7% 12% 10% 17% 2,194
Evangelical Protestant 61% 3% 13% 7% 16% 5,278
Historically Black Protestant 31% 5% 21% 9% 34% 926
Jehovah's Witness 56% 4% 11% 7% 21% 193
Jewish 70% 3% 4% 7% 17% 126
Mainline Protestant 59% 3% 12% 10% 15% 1,817
Mormon 71% 1% 5% 4% 18% 426
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 38% 10% 16% 4% 32% 435

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are ages…

Marital status 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,539. 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 7% 37% 35% 21% 6,539
Living with a partner 26% 47% 20% 8% 355
Divorced/separated 5% 36% 40% 19% 1,537
Widowed < 1% 5% 20% 74% 1,251
Never married 54% 28% 14% 4% 1,766

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Marital status Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,539. 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 2% 10% 32% 41% 14% 1% 6,539
Living with a partner 13% 24% 35% 23% 4% < 1% 355
Divorced/separated 1% 7% 32% 47% 11% < 1% 1,537
Widowed < 1% < 1% 5% 29% 54% 12% 1,251
Never married 41% 20% 20% 16% 2% < 1% 1,766

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Marital status Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,684. 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% 57% 6,684
Living with a partner 41% 59% 358
Divorced/separated 38% 62% 1,576
Widowed 20% 80% 1,285
Never married 49% 51% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Marital status White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,598. 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% 9% 2% 13% 3% 6,598
Living with a partner 39% 19% 1% 35% 5% 354
Divorced/separated 53% 22% 2% 19% 5% 1,556
Widowed 73% 14% 1% 9% 3% 1,275
Never married 46% 28% 3% 18% 5% 1,771

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Marital status Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,622. 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 14% 6% 80% 6,622
Living with a partner 29% 9% 62% 352
Divorced/separated 16% 7% 77% 1,548
Widowed 9% 8% 83% 1,268
Never married 14% 12% 74% 1,759

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have a household income of…

Marital status Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 5,760. 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 23% 21% 35% 21% 5,760
Living with a partner 58% 21% 14% 6% 327
Divorced/separated 55% 24% 15% 6% 1,390
Widowed 63% 20% 12% 5% 1,035
Never married 50% 21% 20% 9% 1,554

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

Marital status High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,648. 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 39% 31% 19% 11% 6,648
Living with a partner 56% 31% 8% 6% 352
Divorced/separated 47% 35% 12% 6% 1,570
Widowed 60% 27% 8% 5% 1,279
Never married 45% 37% 12% 6% 1,785

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Marital status Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,645. 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 39% 61% 6,645
Living with a partner 44% 56% 357
Divorced/separated 27% 73% 1,572
Widowed 8% 92% 1,283
Never married 15% 85% 1,791

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,684. 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 91% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6,684
Living with a partner 76% 20% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 358
Divorced/separated 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,576
Widowed 90% 8% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,285
Never married 87% 11% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say religion is…

Marital status Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,684. 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 90% 8% 1% < 1% 1% 6,684
Living with a partner 75% 21% 2% 2% < 1% 358
Divorced/separated 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 1,576
Widowed 92% 6% 1% < 1% 1% 1,285
Never married 83% 13% 2% 1% < 1% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,684. 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 72% 21% 7% < 1% 6,684
Living with a partner 41% 41% 17% 1% 358
Divorced/separated 55% 30% 14% 1% 1,576
Widowed 70% 16% 12% 1% 1,285
Never married 60% 29% 11% < 1% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Marital status At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,684. 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 86% 9% 2% 2% 1% 6,684
Living with a partner 70% 19% 5% 7% < 1% 358
Divorced/separated 82% 12% 2% 3% 1% 1,576
Widowed 88% 7% 1% 3% 1% 1,285
Never married 77% 15% 3% 5% < 1% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,684. 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 51% 13% 9% 26% < 1% 6,684
Living with a partner 33% 14% 10% 43% < 1% 358
Divorced/separated 45% 13% 8% 33% 1% 1,576
Widowed 49% 9% 8% 31% 2% 1,285
Never married 43% 14% 11% 32% < 1% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,684. 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 54% 6% 3% 34% 2% 6,684
Living with a partner 50% 8% 4% 35% 2% 358
Divorced/separated 58% 7% 3% 30% 2% 1,576
Widowed 69% 5% 2% 20% 4% 1,285
Never married 45% 10% 3% 40% 2% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

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 = 6,684. 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 81% 10% 5% 4% 1% 6,684
Living with a partner 71% 13% 5% 10% 1% 358
Divorced/separated 77% 11% 5% 6% 1% 1,576
Widowed 83% 7% 4% 5% 2% 1,285
Never married 72% 13% 6% 7% 1% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

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 = 6,684. 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 49% 15% 10% 23% 2% 6,684
Living with a partner 47% 13% 12% 26% 2% 358
Divorced/separated 52% 14% 9% 23% 2% 1,576
Widowed 52% 12% 10% 23% 4% 1,285
Never married 45% 18% 12% 23% 2% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,684. 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% 39% 1% 1% 6,684
Living with a partner 30% 66% 2% 2% 358
Divorced/separated 42% 55% 2% 1% 1,576
Widowed 41% 54% 2% 3% 1,285
Never married 40% 57% 2% 1% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,684. 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 68% 10% 6% 15% 1% 6,684
Living with a partner 51% 14% 6% 28% < 1% 358
Divorced/separated 65% 10% 6% 18% 1% 1,576
Widowed 70% 8% 3% 17% 2% 1,285
Never married 61% 13% 7% 19% 1% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,684. 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 56% 31% 4% 5% 4% 6,684
Living with a partner 49% 30% 3% 13% 5% 358
Divorced/separated 58% 26% 4% 7% 6% 1,576
Widowed 63% 21% 5% 5% 6% 1,285
Never married 48% 36% 3% 8% 5% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Marital status Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,684. 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 87% 6% 7% 6,684
Living with a partner 90% 8% 2% 358
Divorced/separated 87% 6% 7% 1,576
Widowed 92% 4% 4% 1,285
Never married 90% 6% 4% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Marital status Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,684. 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 79% 14% 8% 6,684
Living with a partner 72% 19% 9% 358
Divorced/separated 79% 15% 7% 1,576
Widowed 78% 15% 7% 1,285
Never married 81% 15% 5% 1,794

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Marital status Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,684. 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% 16% 26% 6,684
Living with a partner 25% 25% 50% 358
Divorced/separated 37% 20% 44% 1,576
Widowed 42% 16% 41% 1,285
Never married 40% 18% 41% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Marital status Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,684. 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% 24% 10% 6% 6,684
Living with a partner 36% 31% 26% 7% 358
Divorced/separated 49% 24% 18% 8% 1,576
Widowed 52% 28% 12% 8% 1,285
Never married 42% 31% 18% 9% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who would rather have…

Marital status Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,684. 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% 28% 3% 3% 6,684
Living with a partner 32% 62% 3% 3% 358
Divorced/separated 47% 47% 2% 4% 1,576
Widowed 54% 36% 5% 5% 1,285
Never married 42% 53% 2% 3% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say government aid to the poor…

Marital status Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,684. 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% 36% 4% 2% 6,684
Living with a partner 34% 59% 4% 2% 358
Divorced/separated 42% 52% 5% 2% 1,576
Widowed 44% 47% 5% 3% 1,285
Never married 44% 51% 3% 2% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say abortion should be…

Marital status Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,684. 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 25% 72% 3% 6,684
Living with a partner 43% 53% 4% 358
Divorced/separated 37% 59% 4% 1,576
Widowed 30% 63% 7% 1,285
Never married 33% 62% 4% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say homosexuality…

Marital status Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,684. 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 32% 60% 5% 4% 6,684
Living with a partner 63% 29% 4% 5% 358
Divorced/separated 42% 50% 4% 4% 1,576
Widowed 30% 59% 6% 5% 1,285
Never married 46% 45% 5% 4% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Marital status Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,684. 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 23% 71% 7% 6,684
Living with a partner 53% 40% 7% 358
Divorced/separated 29% 62% 8% 1,576
Widowed 21% 69% 10% 1,285
Never married 37% 55% 8% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say…

Marital status 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 = 6,684. 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 51% 43% 3% 3% 6,684
Living with a partner 36% 58% 3% 3% 358
Divorced/separated 41% 53% 3% 4% 1,576
Widowed 42% 46% 4% 9% 1,285
Never married 39% 55% 2% 4% 1,794

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

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say humans…

Marital status 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 = 6,684. 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 8% 25% 3% 60% 5% 6,684
Living with a partner 19% 40% 1% 36% 3% 358
Divorced/separated 11% 27% 2% 55% 5% 1,576
Widowed 9% 21% 3% 56% 11% 1,285
Never married 13% 30% 2% 51% 4% 1,794