Political ideology among adults who say religion is very important

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

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 18,725. 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 47% 29% 17% 7% 18,725
2007 46% 32% 14% 8% 20,547

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 43% 32% 19% 5% 4,220
Evangelical Protestant 59% 25% 11% 6% 6,904
Historically Black Protestant 38% 33% 23% 6% 1,641
Jehovah's Witness 19% 17% 10% 54% 224
Jewish 37% 32% 27% 4% 279
Mainline Protestant 43% 35% 16% 6% 3,317
Mormon 66% 25% 6% 3% 559
Muslim 28% 41% 25% 7% 154
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 31% 30% 28% 11% 826

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Political ideology 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,929. 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% 32% 30% 24% 8,929
Moderate 19% 33% 28% 20% 5,431
Liberal 19% 35% 29% 18% 2,877
Don't know 21% 34% 25% 21% 1,035

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

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

Political ideology Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 8,929. 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% 10% 27% 36% 16% 2% 8,929
Moderate 12% 13% 27% 33% 13% 2% 5,431
Liberal 11% 14% 28% 33% 12% 1% 2,877
Don't know 12% 15% 28% 29% 15% 2% 1,035

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

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

Political ideology Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,129. 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% 54% 9,129
Moderate 39% 61% 5,549
Liberal 41% 59% 2,923
Don't know 37% 63% 1,124

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

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

Political ideology White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,001. 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 70% 12% 2% 13% 3% 9,001
Moderate 58% 18% 3% 17% 4% 5,485
Liberal 44% 23% 4% 24% 4% 2,878
Don't know 50% 20% 2% 21% 6% 1,078

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

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

Political ideology Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,046. 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% 7% 80% 9,046
Moderate 15% 9% 75% 5,492
Liberal 24% 10% 67% 2,878
Don't know 24% 6% 70% 1,049

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 7,783. 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 33% 21% 29% 17% 7,783
Moderate 38% 21% 26% 15% 4,832
Liberal 49% 20% 18% 13% 2,616
Don't know 60% 20% 15% 5% 709

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

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

Political ideology High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,098. 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 44% 33% 16% 8% 9,098
Moderate 40% 33% 16% 11% 5,530
Liberal 49% 27% 12% 12% 2,911
Don't know 61% 28% 7% 4% 1,072

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

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

Political ideology Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,096. 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% 4% 12% 8% 16% 9,096
Moderate 50% 6% 14% 9% 22% 5,527
Liberal 42% 8% 17% 7% 25% 2,910
Don't know 44% 5% 16% 10% 24% 1,098

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

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

Political ideology Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,095. 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 31% 69% 9,095
Moderate 31% 69% 5,530
Liberal 31% 69% 2,918
Don't know 30% 70% 1,105

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 9,129. 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 92% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 9,129
Moderate 87% 11% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 5,549
Liberal 77% 17% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2,923
Don't know 87% 9% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1,124

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 9,129. 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% 24% 8% < 1% 9,129
Moderate 56% 32% 11% < 1% 5,549
Liberal 49% 34% 16% < 1% 2,923
Don't know 54% 26% 18% 3% 1,124

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

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

Political ideology At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,129. 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 86% 11% 2% 2% 1% 9,129
Moderate 79% 14% 3% 3% 1% 5,549
Liberal 75% 16% 3% 6% 1% 2,923
Don't know 79% 10% 3% 4% 3% 1,124

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 9,129. 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 48% 12% 10% 29% 1% 9,129
Moderate 36% 14% 11% 39% 1% 5,549
Liberal 34% 14% 10% 41% 1% 2,923
Don't know 43% 10% 7% 37% 3% 1,124

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 9,129. 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% 7% 3% 34% 2% 9,129
Moderate 51% 9% 4% 35% 1% 5,549
Liberal 55% 9% 4% 30% 2% 2,923
Don't know 53% 5% 2% 33% 7% 1,124

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 9,129. 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% 10% 5% 4% 1% 9,129
Moderate 74% 14% 6% 6% 1% 5,549
Liberal 71% 11% 7% 9% 1% 2,923
Don't know 69% 10% 6% 8% 6% 1,124

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 9,129. 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% 16% 10% 23% 2% 9,129
Moderate 46% 17% 13% 23% 1% 5,549
Liberal 53% 14% 11% 21% 2% 2,923
Don't know 48% 10% 8% 27% 7% 1,124

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 9,129. 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% 4% 25% 3% 2% 9,129
Moderate 48% 7% 37% 5% 3% 5,549
Liberal 39% 11% 40% 7% 3% 2,923
Don't know 53% 4% 33% 4% 6% 1,124

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 9,129. 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% 43% 2% 1% 9,129
Moderate 34% 64% 2% 1% 5,549
Liberal 25% 72% 1% 2% 2,923
Don't know 37% 54% 4% 5% 1,124

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 9,129. 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% 11% 7% 16% 1% 9,129
Moderate 52% 14% 9% 24% 1% 5,549
Liberal 49% 15% 9% 27% 1% 2,923
Don't know 58% 9% 6% 23% 4% 1,124

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 9,129. 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% 29% 4% 5% 4% 9,129
Moderate 40% 37% 3% 12% 7% 5,549
Liberal 41% 28% 3% 21% 8% 2,923
Don't know 50% 21% 10% 8% 11% 1,124

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

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

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,129. 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 89% 5% 6% 9,129
Moderate 89% 6% 4% 5,549
Liberal 84% 11% 5% 2,923
Don't know 82% 8% 10% 1,124

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

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

Political ideology Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,129. 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% 13% 7% 9,129
Moderate 73% 19% 8% 5,549
Liberal 64% 28% 8% 2,923
Don't know 65% 23% 12% 1,124

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Political ideology Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,129. 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% 12% 24% 9,129
Moderate 32% 17% 51% 5,549
Liberal 15% 17% 68% 2,923
Don't know 12% 63% 25% 1,124

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

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

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,129. 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% 2% 2% 9,129
Moderate 47% 46% 4% 4% 5,549
Liberal 26% 67% 4% 4% 2,923
Don't know 32% 47% 7% 13% 1,124

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 9,129. 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 62% 32% 4% 2% 9,129
Moderate 39% 55% 4% 2% 5,549
Liberal 27% 68% 3% 2% 2,923
Don't know 36% 47% 8% 9% 1,124

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 9,129. 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% 72% 4% 9,129
Moderate 47% 48% 4% 5,549
Liberal 56% 39% 5% 2,923
Don't know 30% 57% 13% 1,124

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

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

Political ideology Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,129. 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 32% 59% 5% 4% 9,129
Moderate 58% 33% 5% 4% 5,549
Liberal 65% 28% 4% 3% 2,923
Don't know 39% 43% 8% 10% 1,124

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

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

Political ideology Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,129. 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% 71% 7% 9,129
Moderate 47% 45% 8% 5,549
Liberal 58% 35% 7% 2,923
Don't know 30% 50% 21% 1,124

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 9,129. 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 56% 39% 3% 3% 9,129
Moderate 33% 61% 3% 3% 5,549
Liberal 27% 67% 2% 4% 2,923
Don't know 36% 45% 6% 12% 1,124

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 9,129. 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% 25% 2% 58% 5% 9,129
Moderate 16% 34% 4% 41% 4% 5,549
Liberal 24% 32% 4% 35% 4% 2,923
Don't know 12% 20% 5% 48% 15% 1,124