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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 75% 1% 5% 19% 1% 564
Evangelical Protestant 87% 4% 1% 6% 2% 172
Jewish 89% 2% 2% 5% 1% 165
Mainline Protestant 91% 1% 1% 3% 3% 590
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 72% 6% 7% 11% 4% 1,904

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,956. 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 27% 36% 24% 14% 2,956
Black 55% 30% 12% 3% 150
Asian 52% 32% 13% 3% 170
Latino 49% 34% 12% 5% 278
Other/Mixed 44% 38% 11% 6% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,956. 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 17% 16% 29% 29% 8% 1% 2,956
Black 34% 30% 20% 14% 2% < 1% 150
Asian 30% 30% 25% 13% 1% 1% 170
Latino 38% 23% 23% 14% 2% < 1% 278
Other/Mixed 24% 28% 31% 13% 5% < 1% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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 57% 43% 2,988
Black 56% 44% 153
Asian 52% 48% 173
Latino 55% 45% 283
Other/Mixed 50% 50% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,961. 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 5% 9% 86% 2,961
Black 8% 7% 85% 147
Asian 58% 27% 14% 173
Latino 37% 34% 29% 277
Other/Mixed 12% 19% 69% 151

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,701. 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 24% 19% 31% 26% 2,701
Black 47% 20% 21% 12% 135
Asian 17% 32% 18% 33% 150
Latino 41% 19% 27% 13% 243
Other/Mixed 34% 18% 29% 20% 141

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,979. 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 31% 33% 22% 14% 2,979
Black 39% 42% 12% 8% 153
Asian 20% 24% 33% 23% 173
Latino 45% 36% 12% 6% 279
Other/Mixed 23% 38% 19% 19% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,976. 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 46% 10% 11% 4% 30% 2,976
Black 20% 9% 6% 1% 64% 153
Asian 44% 3% 2% 1% 50% 173
Latino 25% 11% 11% 3% 50% 282
Other/Mixed 36% 13% 8% 4% 39% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,980. 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% 75% 2,980
Black 28% 72% 152
Asian 21% 79% 173
Latino 28% 72% 283
Other/Mixed 25% 75% 152

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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 17% 38% 18% < 1% 19% 7% 2,988
Black 37% 36% 12% 1% 12% 2% 153
Asian 11% 21% 27% < 1% 37% 5% 173
Latino 27% 25% 26% 1% 16% 5% 283
Other/Mixed 27% 33% 11% < 1% 23% 6% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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% 33% 65% < 1% 2,988
Black 6% 38% 55% < 1% 153
Asian 3% 40% 58% < 1% 173
Latino 4% 38% 58% < 1% 283
Other/Mixed 2% 31% 66% < 1% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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 11% 13% 11% 65% < 1% 2,988
Black 24% 20% 13% 44% < 1% 153
Asian 9% 7% 8% 75% 1% 173
Latino 21% 9% 8% 61% < 1% 283
Other/Mixed 24% 13% 9% 54% < 1% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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% 1% 2% 95% < 1% 2,988
Black 3% 6% 6% 86% < 1% 153
Asian 2% 2% 6% 90% < 1% 173
Latino 3% 3% 5% 90% < 1% 283
Other/Mixed 1% 3% 3% 93% < 1% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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 20% 11% 6% 63% 1% 2,988
Black 27% 6% 3% 63% 1% 153
Asian 15% 8% 5% 69% 3% 173
Latino 29% 10% 7% 53% 1% 283
Other/Mixed 34% 12% 5% 49% < 1% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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% 18% 15% 36% 1% 2,988
Black 42% 22% 13% 22% 2% 153
Asian 23% 12% 22% 42% 1% 173
Latino 42% 15% 17% 24% 2% 283
Other/Mixed 44% 15% 10% 29% 2% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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 40% 19% 15% 26% 1% 2,988
Black 42% 17% 10% 29% 1% 153
Asian 21% 16% 33% 29% 2% 173
Latino 51% 14% 13% 22% < 1% 283
Other/Mixed 57% 18% 13% 12% 1% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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% 18% 64% 14% 1% 2,988
Black 7% 15% 66% 11% < 1% 153
Asian 4% 19% 53% 22% 1% 173
Latino 7% 23% 55% 13% 2% 283
Other/Mixed 4% 22% 51% 23% < 1% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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% 76% 1% < 1% 2,988
Black 17% 79% 2% 1% 153
Asian 11% 87% 2% < 1% 173
Latino 18% 79% 2% 1% 283
Other/Mixed 8% 88% 3% < 1% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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% 4% 5% 88% < 1% 2,988
Black 9% 12% 10% 69% < 1% 153
Asian 3% 1% 7% 88% < 1% 173
Latino 9% 6% 6% 79% 1% 283
Other/Mixed 6% 9% 11% 73% < 1% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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 4% 13% < 1% 75% 8% 2,988
Black 15% 15% < 1% 61% 10% 153
Asian 4% 9% 1% 76% 10% 173
Latino 10% 12% < 1% 70% 8% 283
Other/Mixed 6% 14% < 1% 72% 8% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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 43% 45% 12% 2,988
Black 53% 42% 4% 153
Asian 28% 62% 10% 173
Latino 44% 47% 9% 283
Other/Mixed 40% 44% 15% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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% 61% 9% 2,988
Black 44% 52% 4% 153
Asian 26% 67% 7% 173
Latino 29% 60% 11% 283
Other/Mixed 26% 61% 13% 152

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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 32% 17% 51% 2,988
Black 18% 12% 69% 153
Asian 28% 19% 53% 173
Latino 18% 24% 58% 283
Other/Mixed 24% 24% 52% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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 21% 40% 34% 5% 2,988
Black 9% 41% 45% 4% 153
Asian 13% 39% 37% 11% 173
Latino 21% 36% 38% 4% 283
Other/Mixed 13% 37% 41% 10% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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 54% 39% 3% 3% 2,988
Black 34% 57% 5% 4% 153
Asian 41% 54% 2% 3% 173
Latino 40% 54% 2% 4% 283
Other/Mixed 50% 43% 1% 6% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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 40% 56% 3% 1% 2,988
Black 29% 65% 5% 1% 153
Asian 37% 53% 5% 5% 173
Latino 42% 50% 7% < 1% 283
Other/Mixed 31% 65% 2% 2% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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 79% 18% 3% 2,988
Black 74% 24% 2% 153
Asian 82% 12% 5% 173
Latino 70% 27% 2% 283
Other/Mixed 86% 12% 2% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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% 11% 2% 2% 2,988
Black 80% 16% 2% 2% 153
Asian 82% 11% 1% 6% 173
Latino 84% 13% 1% 2% 283
Other/Mixed 88% 7% 3% 2% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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 80% 15% 5% 2,988
Black 73% 24% 4% 153
Asian 81% 13% 6% 173
Latino 82% 15% 3% 283
Other/Mixed 84% 14% 3% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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% 68% 2% 2% 2,988
Black 22% 74% 4% < 1% 153
Asian 32% 65% < 1% 3% 173
Latino 33% 63% 1% 2% 283
Other/Mixed 22% 75% < 1% 3% 152

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 2,988. 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 70% 14% 5% 9% 2% 2,988
Black 52% 21% 4% 22% 1% 153
Asian 64% 9% 8% 16% 3% 173
Latino 59% 15% 3% 19% 4% 283
Other/Mixed 67% 18% 2% 11% 2% 152