Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by religious group

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

Religious tradition White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed 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 71% 2% < 1% 25% 2% 160
Mainline Protestant 91% < 1% 1% 6% 2% 132
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 77% 4% 5% 10% 3% 3,185

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,109. 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.
White 29% 36% 21% 15% 3,109
Black 44% 38% 12% 7% 128
Asian 47% 41% 10% 2% 119
Latino 45% 37% 13% 5% 332
Other/Mixed 34% 39% 20% 8% 162

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,109. 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.
White 18% 19% 27% 26% 9% 1% 3,109
Black 33% 18% 31% 13% 5% 1% 128
Asian 35% 21% 32% 11% 1% < 1% 119
Latino 31% 25% 27% 14% 4% < 1% 332
Other/Mixed 24% 19% 29% 22% 6% < 1% 162

Gender composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Men Women Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 61% 39% 3,154
Black 69% 31% 129
Asian 66% 34% 119
Latino 68% 32% 335
Other/Mixed 71% 29% 165

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,127. 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.
White 6% 9% 84% 3,127
Black 20% 12% 68% 124
Asian 63% 32% 5% 116
Latino 31% 34% 35% 330
Other/Mixed 2% 17% 81% 160

Income distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 2,883. 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.
White 25% 17% 30% 28% 2,883
Black 39% 17% 27% 17% 110
Asian 18% 24% 21% 37% 104
Latino 35% 25% 25% 15% 298
Other/Mixed 36% 24% 20% 20% 154

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,145. 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.
White 30% 31% 23% 17% 3,145
Black 45% 31% 18% 6% 128
Asian 26% 31% 20% 24% 118
Latino 45% 32% 15% 8% 335
Other/Mixed 35% 40% 17% 8% 165

Marital status among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,146. 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.
White 41% 12% 12% 3% 31% 3,146
Black 18% 7% 11% 5% 58% 129
Asian 35% 5% 4% 1% 55% 117
Latino 27% 10% 11% 2% 50% 335
Other/Mixed 31% 13% 11% 5% 40% 163

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,146. 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.
White 22% 78% 3,146
Black 31% 69% 129
Asian 18% 82% 118
Latino 25% 75% 334
Other/Mixed 26% 74% 165

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 10% 13% 10% 1% 59% 8% 3,154
Black 43% 8% 13% 1% 27% 8% 129
Asian 7% 8% 17% < 1% 65% 3% 119
Latino 25% 13% 11% < 1% 49% 3% 335
Other/Mixed 18% 15% 9% 2% 47% 9% 165

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 1% 8% 90% < 1% 3,154
Black 9% 19% 71% 1% 129
Asian < 1% 15% 85% < 1% 119
Latino 3% 14% 82% 1% 335
Other/Mixed 2% 17% 81% < 1% 165

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 7% 4% 3% 86% < 1% 3,154
Black 23% 9% 11% 55% 1% 129
Asian 4% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 119
Latino 15% 7% 5% 73% < 1% 335
Other/Mixed 14% 2% 4% 80% < 1% 165

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 2% < 1% 1% 97% < 1% 3,154
Black 11% 2% 6% 80% 1% 129
Asian < 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 119
Latino 5% 1% 1% 92% < 1% 335
Other/Mixed 3% 1% 3% 91% 2% 165

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 22% 8% 5% 64% 1% 3,154
Black 35% 10% 7% 48% < 1% 129
Asian 17% 13% 2% 68% 1% 119
Latino 30% 8% 3% 58% 1% 335
Other/Mixed 33% 9% 3% 55% 1% 165

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 33% 14% 9% 42% 2% 3,154
Black 43% 19% 8% 25% 5% 129
Asian 35% 17% 11% 36% < 1% 119
Latino 48% 11% 9% 30% 2% 335
Other/Mixed 49% 12% 4% 35% 1% 165

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 48% 15% 13% 24% 1% 3,154
Black 47% 12% 15% 25% 2% 129
Asian 32% 17% 21% 30% < 1% 119
Latino 48% 15% 11% 24% 1% 335
Other/Mixed 56% 9% 10% 24% < 1% 165

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 1% 18% 56% 23% 2% 3,154
Black 6% 16% 57% 19% 1% 129
Asian < 1% 24% 41% 34% < 1% 119
Latino 5% 20% 47% 25% 3% 335
Other/Mixed 2% 20% 56% 20% 2% 165

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 18% 81% 1% 1% 3,154
Black 18% 79% 2% < 1% 129
Asian 10% 89% 1% < 1% 119
Latino 19% 79% 1% 2% 335
Other/Mixed 18% 78% 3% 2% 165

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 3% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 3,154
Black 18% 5% 4% 72% < 1% 129
Asian 2% 4% 1% 93% < 1% 119
Latino 8% 4% 5% 81% 2% 335
Other/Mixed 8% 2% 2% 87% 1% 165

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 2% 3% < 1% 91% 4% 3,154
Black 11% 14% < 1% 68% 5% 129
Asian 1% < 1% < 1% 94% 4% 119
Latino 9% 7% < 1% 78% 5% 335
Other/Mixed 5% 3% 1% 79% 12% 165

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 14% 79% 7% 3,154
Black 39% 52% 9% 129
Asian 14% 82% 4% 119
Latino 26% 67% 7% 335
Other/Mixed 22% 71% 7% 165

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 9% 85% 6% 3,154
Black 28% 64% 7% 129
Asian 9% 86% 5% 119
Latino 21% 73% 6% 335
Other/Mixed 15% 78% 7% 165

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 22% 18% 61% 3,154
Black 8% 32% 60% 129
Asian 18% 25% 57% 119
Latino 20% 27% 53% 335
Other/Mixed 14% 17% 69% 165

Political ideology among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 14% 32% 48% 7% 3,154
Black 17% 27% 42% 14% 129
Asian 14% 31% 50% 5% 119
Latino 14% 32% 46% 7% 335
Other/Mixed 12% 37% 43% 9% 165

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 49% 44% 4% 4% 3,154
Black 34% 59% 3% 3% 129
Asian 37% 58% 4% 1% 119
Latino 42% 52% 2% 4% 335
Other/Mixed 43% 43% 9% 5% 165

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 33% 62% 3% 2% 3,154
Black 30% 65% 3% 2% 129
Asian 27% 69% 4% < 1% 119
Latino 38% 53% 6% 2% 335
Other/Mixed 30% 63% 5% 3% 165

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 85% 12% 3% 3,154
Black 56% 38% 5% 129
Asian 77% 19% 4% 119
Latino 71% 25% 3% 335
Other/Mixed 79% 17% 3% 165

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 90% 7% 2% 1% 3,154
Black 70% 25% 4% 1% 129
Asian 88% 7% 1% 4% 119
Latino 80% 15% 4% 2% 335
Other/Mixed 83% 10% 3% 5% 165

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 86% 9% 5% 3,154
Black 64% 27% 8% 129
Asian 92% 6% 2% 119
Latino 77% 18% 5% 335
Other/Mixed 82% 10% 8% 165

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 23% 73% 1% 2% 3,154
Black 26% 70% 3% 1% 129
Asian 19% 74% 4% 3% 119
Latino 24% 70% 3% 2% 335
Other/Mixed 17% 78% 5% 1% 165

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is not at all important by race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 3,154. 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.
White 82% 6% 3% 7% 2% 3,154
Black 46% 21% 1% 24% 8% 129
Asian 76% 6% 1% 16% 2% 119
Latino 61% 18% 3% 16% 2% 335
Other/Mixed 75% 11% 4% 9% 1% 165