Political ideology among adults who say religion is somewhat important

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,311. 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 29% 39% 26% 6% 8,311
2007 29% 43% 23% 6% 9,092

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Political ideology among adults who say religion is somewhat important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 30% 41% 24% 4% 2,225
Evangelical Protestant 39% 36% 20% 6% 1,382
Historically Black Protestant 26% 37% 28% 10% 228
Jewish 13% 38% 46% 3% 313
Mainline Protestant 32% 41% 22% 4% 1,990
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 21% 41% 30% 8% 1,498

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Age distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are ages…

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,438. 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% 33% 31% 18% 2,438
Moderate 26% 36% 24% 14% 3,256
Liberal 30% 36% 22% 12% 2,115
Don't know 36% 36% 20% 9% 365

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,438. 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 13% 11% 28% 37% 11% 1% 2,438
Moderate 17% 16% 29% 29% 8% 1% 3,256
Liberal 18% 20% 28% 27% 7% < 1% 2,115
Don't know 20% 26% 25% 22% 5% 1% 365

Gender composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,473. 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% 39% 2,473
Moderate 50% 50% 3,308
Liberal 43% 57% 2,142
Don't know 46% 54% 388

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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 74% 6% 3% 13% 3% 2,435
Moderate 70% 7% 5% 14% 4% 3,275
Liberal 62% 9% 6% 19% 4% 2,123
Don't know 61% 11% 2% 18% 8% 375

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,452. 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 12% 9% 79% 2,452
Moderate 12% 12% 76% 3,277
Liberal 19% 14% 67% 2,113
Don't know 14% 9% 76% 362

Income distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,215. 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% 20% 29% 21% 2,215
Moderate 31% 21% 27% 21% 2,948
Liberal 35% 21% 25% 19% 1,945
Don't know 55% 17% 17% 11% 271

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who have completed…

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,463. 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 47% 31% 15% 7% 2,463
Moderate 38% 32% 18% 12% 3,300
Liberal 37% 30% 19% 14% 2,132
Don't know 53% 35% 8% 5% 375

Marital status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,466. 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 52% 9% 13% 5% 21% 2,466
Moderate 45% 10% 12% 5% 28% 3,298
Liberal 40% 12% 14% 4% 31% 2,134
Don't know 33% 11% 14% 6% 36% 382

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,466. 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 29% 71% 2,466
Moderate 29% 71% 3,296
Liberal 30% 70% 2,137
Don't know 31% 69% 385

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,473. 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 59% 33% 5% 1% 1% 1% 2,473
Moderate 49% 40% 6% 1% 3% 2% 3,308
Liberal 45% 37% 9% 1% 6% 2% 2,142
Don't know 52% 33% 7% 3% 3% 3% 388

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,473. 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 14% 55% 30% < 1% 2,473
Moderate 14% 57% 29% < 1% 3,308
Liberal 11% 53% 36% < 1% 2,142
Don't know 12% 43% 42% 3% 388

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who pray…

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,473. 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 40% 30% 11% 19% 1% 2,473
Moderate 35% 30% 13% 21% 1% 3,308
Liberal 35% 26% 13% 24% 1% 2,142
Don't know 40% 22% 10% 26% 3% 388

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,473. 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 8% 9% 10% 73% < 1% 2,473
Moderate 6% 8% 10% 76% < 1% 3,308
Liberal 6% 8% 7% 79% < 1% 2,142
Don't know 8% 7% 9% 75% 1% 388

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,473. 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% 10% 5% 59% 1% 2,473
Moderate 27% 10% 7% 57% < 1% 3,308
Liberal 32% 11% 7% 50% < 1% 2,142
Don't know 26% 7% 5% 58% 4% 388

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,473. 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% 23% 14% 20% 1% 2,473
Moderate 41% 21% 18% 19% 1% 3,308
Liberal 45% 22% 14% 19% 1% 2,142
Don't know 38% 17% 10% 28% 6% 388

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,473. 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 36% 16% 16% 31% 1% 2,473
Moderate 38% 18% 17% 26% 1% 3,308
Liberal 44% 17% 14% 24% 1% 2,142
Don't know 34% 13% 11% 39% 3% 388

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,473. 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% 10% 61% 9% 2% 2,473
Moderate 11% 14% 65% 9% 2% 3,308
Liberal 10% 18% 56% 14% 2% 2,142
Don't know 16% 8% 64% 6% 6% 388

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,473. 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 38% 60% 2% 1% 2,473
Moderate 23% 75% 1% < 1% 3,308
Liberal 19% 80% 1% 1% 2,142
Don't know 23% 71% 2% 4% 388

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,473. 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 14% 13% 13% 58% 1% 2,473
Moderate 12% 12% 13% 62% < 1% 3,308
Liberal 12% 9% 13% 66% < 1% 2,142
Don't know 14% 10% 9% 65% 2% 388

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,473. 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% 39% 2% 29% 8% 2,473
Moderate 12% 37% 1% 42% 9% 3,308
Liberal 11% 25% 1% 54% 9% 2,142
Don't know 23% 24% 4% 33% 16% 388

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in heaven

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,473. 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 83% 10% 7% 2,473
Moderate 76% 16% 8% 3,308
Liberal 66% 26% 8% 2,142
Don't know 77% 12% 12% 388

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in hell

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,473. 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 66% 25% 9% 2,473
Moderate 54% 37% 9% 3,308
Liberal 46% 47% 7% 2,142
Don't know 58% 30% 13% 388

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,473. 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% 14% 24% 2,473
Moderate 35% 18% 47% 3,308
Liberal 13% 17% 70% 2,142
Don't know 15% 57% 28% 388

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who would rather have…

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,473. 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% 28% 2% 2% 2,473
Moderate 55% 38% 3% 4% 3,308
Liberal 31% 62% 3% 3% 2,142
Don't know 38% 46% 5% 12% 388

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,473. 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% 31% 3% 1% 2,473
Moderate 43% 52% 4% 1% 3,308
Liberal 27% 68% 3% 1% 2,142
Don't know 42% 47% 5% 7% 388

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,473. 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 50% 45% 5% 2,473
Moderate 70% 27% 3% 3,308
Liberal 75% 22% 3% 2,142
Don't know 60% 29% 11% 388

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who say homosexuality…

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,473. 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 60% 31% 5% 4% 2,473
Moderate 81% 13% 3% 3% 3,308
Liberal 86% 11% 2% 1% 2,142
Don't know 67% 21% 6% 6% 388

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …same-sex marriage

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,473. 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 47% 45% 9% 2,473
Moderate 72% 20% 8% 3,308
Liberal 82% 13% 5% 2,142
Don't know 55% 26% 18% 388

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,473. 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 54% 41% 2% 3% 2,473
Moderate 32% 64% 3% 2% 3,308
Liberal 23% 74% 1% 2% 2,142
Don't know 34% 51% 5% 10% 388

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by political ideology

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,473. 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% 31% 5% 33% 4% 2,473
Moderate 40% 32% 4% 22% 2% 3,308
Liberal 51% 25% 5% 17% 3% 2,142
Don't know 29% 26% 13% 23% 9% 388