Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Chicago metro area

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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 47% 28% 14% 10% 1% 867

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 52% 37% 10% 1% < 1% 276
Evangelical Protestant 82% 15% 2% < 1% 1% 133
Mainline Protestant 37% 39% 18% 3% 3% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 7% 21% 31% 41% < 1% 170

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 405. 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% 40% 25% 20% 405
Somewhat important 28% 34% 27% 11% 220
Not too important 37% 32% 25% 6% 124

Generational cohort among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 405. 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 9% 11% 34% 29% 15% 2% 405
Somewhat important 19% 15% 28% 29% 9% 1% 220
Not too important 25% 20% 24% 27% 4% < 1% 124

Gender composition among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 416. 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% 56% 416
Somewhat important 44% 56% 225
Not too important 57% 43% 124

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 406. 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% 23% 2% 18% 2% 406
Somewhat important 56% 13% 4% 21% 6% 223
Not too important 71% 12% 7% 8% 2% 123

Immigrant status among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 411. 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 18% 14% 68% 411
Somewhat important 18% 16% 66% 224
Not too important 5% 17% 78% 124

Income distribution among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 354. 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% 22% 26% 17% 354
Somewhat important 29% 21% 30% 20% 192
Not too important 22% 23% 31% 24% 113

Educational distribution among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 410. 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 43% 27% 19% 11% 410
Somewhat important 44% 28% 17% 12% 225
Not too important 30% 38% 23% 9% 124

Marital status among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 414. 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% 7% 12% 7% 21% 414
Somewhat important 42% 11% 11% 3% 34% 223
Not too important 40% 3% 13% 2% 42% 124

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 414. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 33% 67% 414
Somewhat important 21% 79% 225
Not too important 23% 77% 124

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 416. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 83% 13% 1% 1% 1% 1% 416
Somewhat important 46% 44% 6% < 1% 2% 2% 225
Not too important 20% 37% 19% < 1% 19% 6% 124

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 416. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 57% 30% 13% < 1% 416
Somewhat important 9% 61% 30% < 1% 225
Not too important 1% 43% 56% 1% 124

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 416. 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 76% 16% 4% 3% 1% 416
Somewhat important 32% 35% 14% 17% 2% 225
Not too important 11% 11% 13% 65% < 1% 124

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 416. 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 31% 15% 12% 42% < 1% 416
Somewhat important 6% 5% 7% 82% 1% 225
Not too important 1% 4% 1% 93% < 1% 124

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 416. 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% 6% 5% 34% 2% 416
Somewhat important 33% 10% 5% 51% < 1% 225
Not too important 17% 9% 4% 70% < 1% 124

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 416. 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 67% 14% 8% 9% 1% 416
Somewhat important 47% 22% 13% 16% 1% 225
Not too important 35% 26% 15% 24% 1% 124

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 416. 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% 13% 14% 24% 2% 416
Somewhat important 43% 14% 15% 25% 2% 225
Not too important 37% 20% 17% 25% 1% 124

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 416. 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% 8% 33% 8% 2% 416
Somewhat important 11% 13% 61% 14% 2% 225
Not too important 3% 16% 65% 16% 1% 124

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 416. 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% 60% 2% 1% 416
Somewhat important 22% 77% 1% < 1% 225
Not too important 18% 82% < 1% < 1% 124

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 416. 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% 15% 10% 27% 1% 416
Somewhat important 11% 13% 15% 59% 2% 225
Not too important 3% 8% 5% 84% < 1% 124

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 416. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 38% 38% 4% 13% 7% 416
Somewhat important 17% 33% 1% 41% 7% 225
Not too important 8% 20% < 1% 62% 9% 124

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 416. 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 85% 9% 5% 416
Somewhat important 76% 17% 6% 225
Not too important 51% 39% 11% 124

Belief in Hell among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 416. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 71% 20% 9% 416
Somewhat important 56% 37% 7% 225
Not too important 34% 55% 10% 124

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 416. 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% 18% 46% 416
Somewhat important 33% 14% 53% 225
Not too important 26% 18% 56% 124

Political ideology among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 416. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 40% 34% 20% 7% 416
Somewhat important 22% 45% 26% 7% 225
Not too important 21% 36% 40% 3% 124

Views about size of government among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who would rather have…

Importance of religion in one's life Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 416. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 46% 49% 2% 3% 416
Somewhat important 49% 45% 3% 3% 225
Not too important 50% 44% 3% 3% 124

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 416. 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% 51% 4% 1% 416
Somewhat important 39% 59% 2% 1% 225
Not too important 36% 61% 3% < 1% 124

Views about abortion among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 416. 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 43% 54% 3% 416
Somewhat important 74% 22% 3% 225
Not too important 83% 17% < 1% 124

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 416. 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 55% 36% 3% 6% 416
Somewhat important 75% 19% 5% 1% 225
Not too important 85% 14% 1% < 1% 124

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 416. 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% 43% 9% 416
Somewhat important 72% 23% 6% 225
Not too important 84% 12% 4% 124

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 416. 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 41% 56% 2% 1% 416
Somewhat important 34% 63% 2% 1% 225
Not too important 32% 64% 2% 1% 124

Views about human evolution among adults in the Chicago metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 416. 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 22% 34% 3% 39% 2% 416
Somewhat important 41% 27% 4% 24% 4% 225
Not too important 64% 21% 1% 13% 1% 124