Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the New York City metro area

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 1,786. 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 48% 27% 11% 13% 1% 1,786

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

% of adults in the New York City 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 58% 33% 6% 3% 1% 602
Evangelical Protestant 84% 12% < 1% 3% < 1% 139
Historically Black Protestant 85% 12% 1% 2% < 1% 116
Jewish 41% 34% 18% 7% 1% 218
Mainline Protestant 53% 35% 8% 4% < 1% 162
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 10% 23% 22% 43% 1% 388

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City metro area who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 795. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 17% 32% 29% 22% 795
Somewhat important 23% 41% 23% 13% 456
Not too important 29% 37% 23% 11% 223
Not at all important 28% 41% 18% 12% 241

Generational cohort among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 795. 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% 12% 28% 33% 14% 4% 795
Somewhat important 13% 19% 31% 28% 7% 1% 456
Not too important 17% 22% 27% 27% 7% 1% 223
Not at all important 21% 19% 29% 21% 9% 1% 241

Gender composition among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City metro area who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 822. 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% 57% 822
Somewhat important 45% 55% 471
Not too important 55% 45% 226
Not at all important 60% 40% 248

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City metro area who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 805. 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% 22% 9% 26% 1% 805
Somewhat important 54% 13% 10% 21% 3% 461
Not too important 58% 7% 18% 14% 3% 222
Not at all important 73% 10% 5% 11% 1% 244

Immigrant status among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City metro area who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 806. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 39% 19% 42% 806
Somewhat important 31% 17% 52% 462
Not too important 30% 16% 54% 222
Not at all important 15% 20% 65% 244

Income distribution among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 668. 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% 15% 25% 19% 668
Somewhat important 29% 18% 24% 28% 403
Not too important 20% 15% 35% 30% 201
Not at all important 23% 15% 27% 35% 213

Educational distribution among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 817. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 50% 24% 14% 12% 817
Somewhat important 37% 27% 20% 16% 469
Not too important 18% 24% 33% 25% 226
Not at all important 30% 26% 24% 20% 248

Marital status among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 818. 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% 6% 15% 8% 26% 818
Somewhat important 45% 11% 9% 4% 31% 468
Not too important 39% 10% 7% 4% 41% 225
Not at all important 33% 10% 8% 4% 45% 248

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City metro area who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 814. 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% 69% 814
Somewhat important 29% 71% 470
Not too important 17% 83% 226
Not at all important 16% 84% 248

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. 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 82% 14% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 822
Somewhat important 44% 40% 8% 1% 5% 2% 471
Not too important 25% 21% 21% < 1% 28% 5% 226
Not at all important 22% 12% 7% 1% 47% 11% 248

Attendance at religious services among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 59% 28% 12% < 1% 822
Somewhat important 13% 57% 30% 1% 471
Not too important 1% 39% 59% < 1% 226
Not at all important 3% 13% 84% < 1% 248

Frequency of prayer among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 81% 13% 2% 3% 1% 822
Somewhat important 39% 20% 13% 27% 1% 471
Not too important 15% 7% 9% 68% 1% 226
Not at all important 9% 7% 5% 78% 1% 248

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

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. 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% 11% 10% 40% 1% 822
Somewhat important 6% 8% 9% 76% 1% 471
Not too important < 1% 4% 4% 92% < 1% 226
Not at all important 1% < 1% 5% 94% < 1% 248

Frequency of meditation among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. 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% 8% 2% 32% 3% 822
Somewhat important 30% 10% 9% 51% 1% 471
Not too important 25% 10% 6% 56% 2% 226
Not at all important 25% 9% 7% 58% 1% 248

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

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 71% 15% 6% 7% 1% 822
Somewhat important 42% 18% 17% 23% 1% 471
Not too important 34% 16% 15% 33% 2% 226
Not at all important 36% 15% 10% 35% 4% 248

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 52% 12% 11% 23% 2% 822
Somewhat important 39% 18% 14% 27% 1% 471
Not too important 40% 19% 21% 20% < 1% 226
Not at all important 47% 19% 13% 19% 2% 248

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

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. 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% 10% 34% 6% 3% 822
Somewhat important 11% 16% 59% 11% 3% 471
Not too important 3% 17% 67% 11% 2% 226
Not at all important < 1% 25% 52% 20% 2% 248

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

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 30% 67% 1% 2% 822
Somewhat important 20% 78% 1% 1% 471
Not too important 17% 81% 1% 1% 226
Not at all important 16% 82% 1% < 1% 248

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 52% 12% 8% 26% 1% 822
Somewhat important 10% 10% 13% 65% 1% 471
Not too important 2% 5% 8% 85% < 1% 226
Not at all important 4% 1% 3% 92% < 1% 248

Interpreting scripture among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. 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 45% 30% 5% 14% 6% 822
Somewhat important 12% 23% 2% 53% 9% 471
Not too important 4% 11% < 1% 75% 10% 226
Not at all important 6% 5% < 1% 85% 4% 248

Belief in Heaven among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City metro area who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 822. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 88% 8% 4% 822
Somewhat important 66% 23% 11% 471
Not too important 32% 60% 8% 226
Not at all important 27% 70% 3% 248

Belief in Hell among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City metro area who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 822. 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% 24% 9% 822
Somewhat important 46% 43% 11% 471
Not too important 22% 71% 6% 226
Not at all important 19% 78% 3% 248

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City metro area who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 822. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 30% 19% 51% 822
Somewhat important 24% 16% 60% 471
Not too important 17% 18% 65% 226
Not at all important 24% 13% 63% 248

Political ideology among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City metro area who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 822. 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% 34% 22% 5% 822
Somewhat important 21% 40% 32% 6% 471
Not too important 15% 32% 48% 5% 226
Not at all important 13% 32% 50% 5% 248

Views about size of government among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 32% 62% 2% 4% 822
Somewhat important 37% 56% 4% 3% 471
Not too important 49% 40% 5% 7% 226
Not at all important 42% 51% 3% 4% 248

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

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. 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% 56% 4% 3% 822
Somewhat important 38% 56% 5% 1% 471
Not too important 34% 58% 6% 2% 226
Not at all important 36% 61% 3% < 1% 248

Views about abortion among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. 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% 48% 5% 822
Somewhat important 73% 22% 4% 471
Not too important 82% 14% 3% 226
Not at all important 81% 18% 1% 248

Views about homosexuality among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. 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 58% 34% 4% 5% 822
Somewhat important 83% 12% 3% 3% 471
Not too important 84% 14% 2% 1% 226
Not at all important 82% 13% 2% 3% 248

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

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. 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% 45% 11% 822
Somewhat important 71% 23% 6% 471
Not too important 84% 10% 6% 226
Not at all important 79% 17% 4% 248

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. 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 35% 58% 2% 5% 822
Somewhat important 25% 68% 3% 4% 471
Not too important 20% 76% 3% 1% 226
Not at all important 22% 76% 1% 1% 248

Views about human evolution among adults in the New York City metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the New York City 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 = 822. 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% 29% 5% 42% 7% 822
Somewhat important 48% 26% 6% 16% 3% 471
Not too important 63% 17% 4% 12% 4% 226
Not at all important 75% 7% 4% 9% 4% 248