Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Washington, DC metro area

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 913. 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 50% 24% 12% 13% < 1% 913

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

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 57% 31% 8% 4% < 1% 163
Evangelical Protestant 77% 20% 1% 2% < 1% 113
Historically Black Protestant 74% 22% 4% < 1% < 1% 112
Mainline Protestant 59% 30% 9% 1% < 1% 153
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 23% 25% 43% 2% 232

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 408. 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 20% 39% 27% 14% 408
Somewhat important 26% 40% 22% 11% 220
Not too important 30% 40% 26% 5% 124
Not at all important 21% 45% 24% 11% 134

Generational cohort among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 408. 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 11% 17% 32% 32% 9% < 1% 408
Somewhat important 12% 22% 32% 26% 7% < 1% 220
Not too important 15% 23% 32% 27% 3% < 1% 124
Not at all important 8% 26% 32% 26% 8% < 1% 134

Gender composition among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 423. 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% 423
Somewhat important 56% 44% 226
Not too important 49% 51% 126
Not at all important 56% 44% 135

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 419. 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% 35% 7% 16% 4% 419
Somewhat important 55% 18% 6% 14% 6% 223
Not too important 68% 12% 10% 4% 6% 125
Not at all important 78% 4% 7% 9% 3% 135

Immigrant status among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 415. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 26% 7% 66% 415
Somewhat important 21% 12% 68% 224
Not too important 23% 12% 65% 125
Not at all important 27% 13% 60% 132

Income distribution among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 369. 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 23% 18% 34% 25% 369
Somewhat important 22% 17% 21% 41% 203
Not too important 17% 19% 24% 41% 119
Not at all important 13% 6% 33% 48% 123

Educational distribution among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 422. 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% 28% 20% 17% 422
Somewhat important 36% 20% 25% 19% 225
Not too important 16% 24% 28% 32% 126
Not at all important 5% 22% 30% 43% 135

Marital status among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 421. 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% 5% 14% 6% 28% 421
Somewhat important 41% 11% 11% 6% 32% 225
Not too important 46% 9% 9% 2% 35% 126
Not at all important 40% 13% 17% 3% 27% 135

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 423. 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% 423
Somewhat important 25% 75% 225
Not too important 33% 67% 126
Not at all important 26% 74% 135

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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% 9% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 423
Somewhat important 50% 37% 8% < 1% 3% 3% 226
Not too important 11% 36% 21% < 1% 15% 17% 126
Not at all important 8% 10% 9% < 1% 66% 8% 135

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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% 29% 11% 1% 423
Somewhat important 12% 52% 35% < 1% 226
Not too important 1% 40% 59% < 1% 126
Not at all important < 1% 10% 89% < 1% 135

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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 74% 18% 1% 4% 2% 423
Somewhat important 33% 35% 11% 19% 1% 226
Not too important 8% 17% 9% 66% < 1% 126
Not at all important 5% 4% 2% 88% 1% 135

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

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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% 13% 10% 38% 1% 423
Somewhat important 7% 8% 10% 75% < 1% 226
Not too important 6% 5% 1% 89% < 1% 126
Not at all important < 1% 1% < 1% 99% < 1% 135

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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% 15% 4% 28% 1% 423
Somewhat important 35% 9% 4% 51% < 1% 226
Not too important 19% 24% 8% 48% < 1% 126
Not at all important 24% 8% 6% 61% 1% 135

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

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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 75% 13% 8% 3% 1% 423
Somewhat important 45% 19% 18% 16% 2% 226
Not too important 29% 25% 21% 25% < 1% 126
Not at all important 25% 18% 14% 40% 3% 135

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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% 18% 13% 16% 1% 423
Somewhat important 33% 18% 15% 31% 2% 226
Not too important 42% 25% 23% 10% 1% 126
Not at all important 47% 19% 14% 19% 1% 135

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

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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% 28% 8% 3% 423
Somewhat important 17% 16% 59% 5% 2% 226
Not too important 1% 19% 48% 27% 5% 126
Not at all important 2% 18% 40% 34% 6% 135

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

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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% 60% 2% < 1% 423
Somewhat important 26% 72% 2% < 1% 226
Not too important 14% 85% < 1% < 1% 126
Not at all important 15% 85% < 1% < 1% 135

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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 51% 16% 6% 27% 1% 423
Somewhat important 16% 12% 8% 64% < 1% 226
Not too important 5% 3% 7% 86% < 1% 126
Not at all important 2% 2% 2% 94% < 1% 135

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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% 32% 3% 16% 8% 423
Somewhat important 13% 28% 4% 43% 12% 226
Not too important 2% 7% 4% 80% 7% 126
Not at all important < 1% 1% < 1% 95% 4% 135

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 423. 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 89% 6% 5% 423
Somewhat important 73% 18% 8% 226
Not too important 28% 63% 9% 126
Not at all important 13% 83% 5% 135

Belief in Hell among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 423. 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 73% 20% 7% 423
Somewhat important 53% 39% 8% 226
Not too important 17% 78% 5% 126
Not at all important 4% 93% 2% 135

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 423. 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% 54% 423
Somewhat important 28% 21% 51% 226
Not too important 34% 9% 58% 126
Not at all important 14% 13% 73% 135

Political ideology among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC metro area who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 423. 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% 42% 19% 6% 423
Somewhat important 23% 34% 32% 11% 226
Not too important 10% 44% 42% 4% 126
Not at all important 9% 31% 54% 7% 135

Views about size of government among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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 42% 52% 2% 4% 423
Somewhat important 40% 57% 2% 1% 226
Not too important 54% 42% 1% 3% 126
Not at all important 34% 61% 2% 3% 135

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

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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% 56% 3% 3% 423
Somewhat important 38% 55% 6% 1% 226
Not too important 38% 60% 2% < 1% 126
Not at all important 14% 78% 4% 3% 135

Views about abortion among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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 56% 40% 4% 423
Somewhat important 74% 22% 4% 226
Not too important 91% 8% < 1% 126
Not at all important 89% 7% 4% 135

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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% 33% 5% 3% 423
Somewhat important 78% 18% 3% 1% 226
Not too important 91% 7% 1% 1% 126
Not at all important 95% 3% < 1% 1% 135

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

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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% 44% 8% 423
Somewhat important 66% 25% 9% 226
Not too important 88% 10% 2% 126
Not at all important 89% 11% 1% 135

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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% 65% 2% 3% 423
Somewhat important 28% 66% 3% 3% 226
Not too important 23% 75% 1% < 1% 126
Not at all important 16% 80% 1% 3% 135

Views about human evolution among adults in the Washington, DC metro area by importance of religion

% of adults in the Washington, DC 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 = 423. 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 16% 36% 4% 41% 3% 423
Somewhat important 38% 35% 4% 19% 5% 226
Not too important 79% 9% 5% 6% 1% 126
Not at all important 89% 5% 2% 4% < 1% 135