Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 63% 2% 2% 31% 2% 2,200
Evangelical Protestant 78% 5% 3% 10% 5% 1,375
Historically Black Protestant 3% 92% < 1% 4% 1% 228
Jewish 93% < 1% 1% 3% 3% 311
Mainline Protestant 89% 1% 2% 5% 3% 1,971
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 63% 12% 4% 15% 6% 1,468

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,033. 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% 34% 29% 18% 6,033
Black 39% 37% 18% 6% 512
Asian 39% 40% 14% 7% 278
Latino 39% 39% 18% 5% 925
Other/Mixed 33% 35% 25% 7% 338

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,033. 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 12% 13% 28% 35% 11% 1% 6,033
Black 24% 24% 29% 20% 4% < 1% 512
Asian 25% 24% 30% 18% 3% 1% 278
Latino 29% 20% 30% 19% 3% < 1% 925
Other/Mixed 22% 23% 23% 28% 4% < 1% 338

Gender composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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 51% 49% 6,124
Black 52% 48% 518
Asian 55% 45% 288
Latino 52% 48% 934
Other/Mixed 48% 52% 344

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,078. 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% 8% 88% 6,078
Black 8% 6% 85% 511
Asian 68% 26% 6% 278
Latino 48% 27% 25% 913
Other/Mixed 8% 12% 80% 333

Income distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 5,448. 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% 20% 29% 24% 5,448
Black 47% 21% 22% 9% 468
Asian 23% 17% 34% 26% 258
Latino 52% 23% 17% 8% 827
Other/Mixed 45% 24% 16% 14% 309

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,101. 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 38% 32% 19% 11% 6,101
Black 44% 37% 11% 7% 517
Asian 19% 25% 28% 28% 286
Latino 60% 27% 10% 4% 923
Other/Mixed 43% 38% 13% 6% 343

Marital status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,104. 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 50% 9% 13% 6% 22% 6,104
Black 25% 15% 11% 4% 44% 515
Asian 51% 6% 3% 3% 37% 287
Latino 33% 14% 12% 3% 38% 931
Other/Mixed 33% 12% 14% 3% 37% 343

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,107. 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% 73% 6,107
Black 32% 68% 517
Asian 29% 71% 286
Latino 39% 61% 931
Other/Mixed 26% 74% 343

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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 51% 38% 6% 1% 3% 2% 6,124
Black 63% 30% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 518
Asian 36% 44% 12% < 1% 6% 2% 288
Latino 49% 37% 9% 1% 3% 1% 934
Other/Mixed 52% 33% 8% 1% 2% 4% 344

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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 12% 55% 33% < 1% 6,124
Black 16% 53% 31% < 1% 518
Asian 12% 68% 20% < 1% 288
Latino 17% 52% 30% 1% 934
Other/Mixed 13% 48% 39% < 1% 344

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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 34% 30% 13% 22% 1% 6,124
Black 50% 22% 10% 17% 1% 518
Asian 42% 21% 14% 22% < 1% 288
Latino 39% 26% 13% 21% 1% 934
Other/Mixed 42% 29% 10% 19% < 1% 344

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

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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% 6% 8% 80% < 1% 6,124
Black 10% 12% 9% 68% < 1% 518
Asian 8% 9% 23% 60% < 1% 288
Latino 11% 13% 11% 65% < 1% 934
Other/Mixed 8% 8% 7% 75% 1% 344

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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% 10% 5% 59% 1% 6,124
Black 36% 8% 6% 49% < 1% 518
Asian 23% 11% 13% 52% 2% 288
Latino 33% 12% 7% 47% 1% 934
Other/Mixed 36% 11% 6% 47% < 1% 344

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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% 23% 16% 20% 1% 6,124
Black 47% 20% 11% 21% 1% 518
Asian 39% 18% 26% 15% 2% 288
Latino 48% 17% 14% 21% < 1% 934
Other/Mixed 50% 24% 10% 15% 2% 344

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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 38% 18% 15% 28% 1% 6,124
Black 44% 15% 11% 30% 1% 518
Asian 33% 16% 27% 23% 1% 288
Latino 41% 16% 17% 25% 1% 934
Other/Mixed 44% 18% 13% 23% 1% 344

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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 12% 13% 64% 8% 2% 6,124
Black 14% 12% 65% 8% 1% 518
Asian 9% 20% 51% 17% 2% 288
Latino 18% 13% 50% 17% 2% 934
Other/Mixed 16% 12% 61% 8% 3% 344

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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 28% 70% 1% 1% 6,124
Black 23% 76% 1% < 1% 518
Asian 20% 78% 1% 1% 288
Latino 22% 76% 1% 1% 934
Other/Mixed 24% 75% 1% < 1% 344

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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% 11% 13% 65% < 1% 6,124
Black 23% 14% 12% 51% 1% 518
Asian 9% 9% 21% 60% 1% 288
Latino 19% 14% 12% 54% 1% 934
Other/Mixed 18% 10% 12% 58% 1% 344

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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 13% 37% 1% 40% 9% 6,124
Black 26% 28% 1% 37% 8% 518
Asian 8% 27% 1% 49% 16% 288
Latino 22% 28% 2% 41% 7% 934
Other/Mixed 12% 29% 2% 45% 12% 344

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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 76% 16% 8% 6,124
Black 78% 14% 7% 518
Asian 69% 24% 6% 288
Latino 74% 19% 7% 934
Other/Mixed 67% 21% 13% 344

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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 55% 36% 9% 6,124
Black 61% 31% 8% 518
Asian 48% 40% 12% 288
Latino 58% 36% 6% 934
Other/Mixed 54% 34% 12% 344

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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% 17% 40% 6,124
Black 10% 11% 79% 518
Asian 23% 22% 56% 288
Latino 22% 27% 51% 934
Other/Mixed 26% 29% 45% 344

Political ideology among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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% 40% 24% 5% 6,124
Black 23% 38% 30% 8% 518
Asian 20% 41% 36% 3% 288
Latino 26% 36% 32% 6% 934
Other/Mixed 22% 37% 29% 11% 344

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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 60% 33% 3% 4% 6,124
Black 26% 68% 3% 3% 518
Asian 41% 54% 2% 3% 288
Latino 31% 65% 2% 2% 934
Other/Mixed 47% 45% 4% 4% 344

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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% 47% 3% 1% 6,124
Black 30% 64% 5% 2% 518
Asian 38% 57% 3% 2% 288
Latino 40% 55% 3% 3% 934
Other/Mixed 37% 56% 5% 2% 344

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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 66% 30% 4% 6,124
Black 69% 27% 4% 518
Asian 70% 26% 4% 288
Latino 55% 41% 4% 934
Other/Mixed 65% 30% 5% 344

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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 75% 18% 4% 3% 6,124
Black 75% 19% 4% 3% 518
Asian 72% 21% 4% 3% 288
Latino 77% 16% 4% 3% 934
Other/Mixed 73% 19% 2% 6% 344

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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 67% 26% 7% 6,124
Black 64% 29% 8% 518
Asian 67% 26% 7% 288
Latino 67% 25% 8% 934
Other/Mixed 66% 25% 9% 344

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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 38% 58% 2% 2% 6,124
Black 31% 65% 2% 1% 518
Asian 25% 70% 1% 4% 288
Latino 33% 60% 2% 5% 934
Other/Mixed 34% 59% 4% 3% 344

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 6,124. 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 38% 30% 5% 23% 3% 6,124
Black 34% 34% 4% 24% 4% 518
Asian 54% 20% 4% 18% 4% 288
Latino 38% 27% 3% 28% 4% 934
Other/Mixed 41% 27% 6% 24% 1% 344