Political ideology among adults who say religion is not at all important

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,966. 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 14% 32% 47% 7% 3,966
2007 17% 33% 43% 8% 2,468

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Political ideology among adults who say religion is not at all important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Religious tradition Conservative Moderate Liberal 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 25% 30% 39% 6% 160
Mainline Protestant 23% 36% 36% 5% 136
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 13% 32% 48% 7% 3,232

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Age distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are ages…

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 530. 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.
Conservative 28% 34% 21% 18% 530
Moderate 31% 39% 19% 11% 1,210
Liberal 34% 35% 19% 12% 1,953
Don't know 36% 39% 14% 11% 211

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 530. 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.
Conservative 20% 14% 27% 26% 12% 1% 530
Moderate 22% 19% 29% 23% 7% < 1% 1,210
Liberal 20% 22% 27% 24% 7% 1% 1,953
Don't know 24% 22% 29% 18% 7% 1% 211

Gender composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 75% 25% 537
Moderate 69% 31% 1,224
Liberal 55% 45% 1,977
Don't know 64% 36% 228

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 528. 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.
Conservative 76% 5% 5% 11% 3% 528
Moderate 77% 4% 5% 11% 4% 1,198
Liberal 77% 4% 5% 10% 3% 1,958
Don't know 73% 9% 3% 11% 4% 218

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 530. 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.
Conservative 10% 11% 78% 530
Moderate 12% 12% 76% 1,210
Liberal 13% 15% 73% 1,956
Don't know 12% 11% 77% 220

Income distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who have a household income of…

Political ideology Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 476. 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.
Conservative 30% 18% 28% 24% 476
Moderate 23% 21% 30% 27% 1,115
Liberal 25% 17% 29% 29% 1,824
Don't know 46% 22% 18% 13% 174

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who have completed…

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 46% 29% 16% 9% 537
Moderate 32% 34% 21% 13% 1,221
Liberal 23% 30% 26% 20% 1,970
Don't know 59% 29% 8% 5% 222

Marital status among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 531. 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.
Conservative 41% 9% 15% 4% 31% 531
Moderate 40% 10% 11% 3% 37% 1,223
Liberal 37% 14% 12% 3% 35% 1,968
Don't know 31% 9% 9% 5% 46% 227

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 532. 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.
Conservative 22% 78% 532
Moderate 24% 76% 1,218
Liberal 21% 79% 1,974
Don't know 27% 73% 226

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say they…

Political ideology 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 = 537. 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.
Conservative 21% 11% 11% 1% 48% 7% 537
Moderate 14% 12% 13% 1% 52% 8% 1,224
Liberal 10% 13% 9% < 1% 62% 6% 1,977
Don't know 18% 11% 9% 1% 50% 11% 228

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who attend religious services…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 4% 11% 85% < 1% 537
Moderate 2% 12% 86% < 1% 1,224
Liberal 1% 8% 90% < 1% 1,977
Don't know 1% 11% 85% 2% 228

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 15% 3% 3% 79% 1% 537
Moderate 9% 4% 3% 84% < 1% 1,224
Liberal 7% 4% 4% 85% < 1% 1,977
Don't know 9% 10% 2% 78% 2% 228

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who attend prayer group…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 4% 1% 3% 92% < 1% 537
Moderate 2% < 1% 1% 97% < 1% 1,224
Liberal 2% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 1,977
Don't know 2% 2% 2% 92% 1% 228

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who meditate…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 23% 7% 2% 66% 1% 537
Moderate 22% 7% 4% 66% < 1% 1,224
Liberal 26% 9% 6% 59% 1% 1,977
Don't know 22% 6% 4% 68% 1% 228

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 34% 11% 7% 46% 2% 537
Moderate 37% 12% 10% 39% 2% 1,224
Liberal 37% 17% 9% 36% 2% 1,977
Don't know 31% 8% 5% 49% 6% 228

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 42% 14% 11% 32% 1% 537
Moderate 45% 15% 15% 25% 1% 1,224
Liberal 52% 16% 12% 19% < 1% 1,977
Don't know 39% 9% 8% 42% 2% 228

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Political ideology Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 5% 12% 64% 18% 1% 537
Moderate 1% 17% 57% 23% 1% 1,224
Liberal 2% 23% 47% 26% 2% 1,977
Don't know 2% 8% 70% 12% 8% 228

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say…

Political ideology 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 = 537. 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.
Conservative 28% 70% 1% 2% 537
Moderate 21% 78% 1% < 1% 1,224
Liberal 13% 86% 1% 1% 1,977
Don't know 19% 77% 4% < 1% 228

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who read scripture…

Political ideology At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 11% 2% 4% 83% 1% 537
Moderate 4% 3% 3% 90% < 1% 1,224
Liberal 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 1,977
Don't know 4% 3% 1% 91% 1% 228

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say the holy scripture is…

Political ideology 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 = 537. 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.
Conservative 6% 7% 1% 81% 6% 537
Moderate 3% 4% < 1% 88% 5% 1,224
Liberal 2% 3% < 1% 92% 3% 1,977
Don't know 5% 6% < 1% 76% 13% 228

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in heaven

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 24% 66% 10% 537
Moderate 20% 73% 7% 1,224
Liberal 12% 84% 5% 1,977
Don't know 22% 61% 16% 228

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in hell

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 18% 73% 8% 537
Moderate 12% 81% 6% 1,224
Liberal 9% 88% 4% 1,977
Don't know 15% 70% 15% 228

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 61% 19% 20% 537
Moderate 28% 22% 50% 1,224
Liberal 5% 11% 84% 1,977
Don't know 9% 67% 24% 228

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who would rather have…

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 76% 20% 3% 1% 537
Moderate 61% 33% 4% 3% 1,224
Liberal 28% 65% 4% 4% 1,977
Don't know 50% 34% 5% 11% 228

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say government aid to the poor…

Political ideology Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 67% 28% 3% 2% 537
Moderate 41% 53% 5% 2% 1,224
Liberal 16% 80% 2% 1% 1,977
Don't know 44% 45% 8% 3% 228

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say abortion should be…

Political ideology Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 68% 28% 4% 537
Moderate 80% 17% 3% 1,224
Liberal 90% 8% 2% 1,977
Don't know 67% 25% 8% 228

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say homosexuality…

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 71% 21% 5% 2% 537
Moderate 88% 8% 3% 1% 1,224
Liberal 94% 4% 1% 1% 1,977
Don't know 74% 14% 6% 5% 228

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …same-sex marriage

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 537. 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.
Conservative 65% 28% 8% 537
Moderate 85% 11% 4% 1,224
Liberal 92% 5% 3% 1,977
Don't know 68% 15% 16% 228

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say…

Political ideology 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 = 537. 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.
Conservative 51% 43% 3% 3% 537
Moderate 27% 68% 3% 2% 1,224
Liberal 11% 87% 1% 1% 1,977
Don't know 33% 57% 4% 6% 228

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is not at all important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say humans…

Political ideology 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
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Conservative 67% 8% 2% 19% 4% 537
Moderate 77% 9% 3% 9% 1% 1,224
Liberal 84% 7% 2% 6% 1% 1,977
Don't know 53% 10% 10% 16% 11% 228