Political ideology among adults who say religion is not too important

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,790. 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 20% 40% 35% 6% 3,790
2007 21% 42% 31% 6% 3,114

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 26% 40% 30% 4% 569
Evangelical Protestant 33% 43% 20% 4% 174
Jewish 10% 31% 58% 1% 166
Mainline Protestant 27% 40% 27% 7% 596
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 17% 40% 37% 6% 1,924

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

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

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 723. 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 26% 34% 25% 15% 723
Moderate 34% 36% 20% 11% 1,472
Liberal 34% 36% 20% 10% 1,377
Don't know 35% 34% 22% 10% 171

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 723. 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 19% 13% 29% 29% 10% 1% 723
Moderate 20% 21% 28% 24% 6% 1% 1,472
Liberal 24% 19% 28% 24% 6% 1% 1,377
Don't know 19% 26% 24% 26% 6% < 1% 171

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 731. 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% 32% 731
Moderate 60% 40% 1,493
Liberal 46% 54% 1,388
Don't know 56% 44% 178

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

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

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 719. 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 80% 2% 4% 11% 2% 719
Moderate 76% 5% 7% 9% 3% 1,480
Liberal 72% 6% 7% 10% 4% 1,377
Don't know 69% 4% 13% 8% 6% 173

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 726. 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 9% 12% 79% 726
Moderate 12% 11% 77% 1,477
Liberal 14% 15% 71% 1,374
Don't know 17% 9% 74% 169

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 643. 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 26% 21% 31% 22% 643
Moderate 26% 20% 29% 25% 1,349
Liberal 26% 20% 28% 27% 1,268
Don't know 48% 14% 25% 12% 137

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

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

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 727. 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% 32% 15% 7% 727
Moderate 30% 34% 22% 14% 1,491
Liberal 24% 31% 25% 19% 1,384
Don't know 45% 38% 11% 7% 173

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 723. 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% 9% 10% 3% 27% 723
Moderate 42% 9% 10% 4% 36% 1,489
Liberal 40% 10% 10% 2% 38% 1,386
Don't know 31% 10% 14% 4% 41% 174

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 729. 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 25% 75% 729
Moderate 26% 74% 1,488
Liberal 23% 77% 1,385
Don't know 23% 77% 178

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 731. 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% 42% 13% 1% 14% 6% 731
Moderate 19% 36% 21% < 1% 18% 6% 1,493
Liberal 15% 31% 21% < 1% 26% 7% 1,388
Don't know 28% 26% 22% 2% 15% 7% 178

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 731. 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 2% 33% 65% < 1% 731
Moderate 2% 36% 62% < 1% 1,493
Liberal 2% 34% 64% < 1% 1,388
Don't know 6% 29% 64% 2% 178

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 731. 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 16% 13% 11% 60% 1% 731
Moderate 12% 12% 11% 65% < 1% 1,493
Liberal 12% 13% 9% 65% < 1% 1,388
Don't know 19% 11% 12% 58% < 1% 178

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 731. 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 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 731
Moderate 1% 2% 3% 95% < 1% 1,493
Liberal 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 1,388
Don't know 2% 2% 5% 92% < 1% 178

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 731. 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% 8% 4% 70% 1% 731
Moderate 21% 11% 7% 61% 1% 1,493
Liberal 24% 11% 6% 58% 1% 1,388
Don't know 18% 12% 3% 65% 2% 178

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 731. 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 27% 16% 15% 42% 1% 731
Moderate 32% 17% 16% 33% 1% 1,493
Liberal 35% 19% 15% 30% 1% 1,388
Don't know 26% 15% 11% 45% 4% 178

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 731. 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% 14% 16% 35% 1% 731
Moderate 40% 20% 15% 24% 1% 1,493
Liberal 45% 19% 16% 19% 1% 1,388
Don't know 31% 12% 17% 36% 4% 178

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 731. 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% 70% 12% 2% 731
Moderate 2% 19% 64% 14% 2% 1,493
Liberal 3% 23% 56% 18% 1% 1,388
Don't know 12% 13% 61% 13% 2% 178

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 731. 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% 64% 1% 1% 731
Moderate 18% 80% 1% < 1% 1,493
Liberal 15% 84% 1% < 1% 1,388
Don't know 20% 75% 5% 1% 178

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 731. 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% 4% 4% 87% < 1% 731
Moderate 4% 5% 6% 85% < 1% 1,493
Liberal 3% 5% 6% 86% < 1% 1,388
Don't know 6% 4% 6% 84% < 1% 178

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 731. 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 7% 20% 1% 62% 10% 731
Moderate 4% 14% < 1% 74% 7% 1,493
Liberal 3% 9% < 1% 82% 5% 1,388
Don't know 10% 12% 1% 57% 20% 178

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

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

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 731. 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 53% 35% 12% 731
Moderate 44% 44% 12% 1,493
Liberal 34% 56% 10% 1,388
Don't know 42% 39% 19% 178

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

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

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 731. 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 39% 51% 11% 731
Moderate 32% 59% 9% 1,493
Liberal 20% 73% 7% 1,388
Don't know 36% 46% 18% 178

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 731. 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% 14% 21% 731
Moderate 32% 19% 49% 1,493
Liberal 10% 12% 79% 1,388
Don't know 17% 56% 27% 178

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

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

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 731. 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 78% 19% 1% 1% 731
Moderate 59% 34% 3% 4% 1,493
Liberal 29% 65% 3% 4% 1,388
Don't know 40% 42% 9% 8% 178

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 731. 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% 29% 4% 1% 731
Moderate 41% 53% 4% 2% 1,493
Liberal 21% 76% 2% 1% 1,388
Don't know 41% 44% 9% 6% 178

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 731. 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 64% 32% 4% 731
Moderate 81% 18% 2% 1,493
Liberal 87% 11% 2% 1,388
Don't know 62% 23% 14% 178

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who say homosexuality…

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 731. 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 69% 25% 3% 3% 731
Moderate 88% 8% 2% 2% 1,493
Liberal 90% 7% 1% 1% 1,388
Don't know 72% 11% 5% 11% 178

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

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

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 731. 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 57% 34% 9% 731
Moderate 84% 13% 4% 1,493
Liberal 91% 7% 2% 1,388
Don't know 67% 20% 13% 178

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 731. 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% 44% 2% 3% 731
Moderate 29% 67% 2% 2% 1,493
Liberal 15% 83% 1% 1% 1,388
Don't know 36% 56% 2% 7% 178

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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
Sample size = 731. 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 55% 19% 6% 16% 3% 731
Moderate 68% 14% 5% 11% 2% 1,493
Liberal 76% 12% 4% 7% 1% 1,388
Don't know 44% 16% 10% 22% 8% 178