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

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

Religious tradition White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
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Catholic 54% 4% 3% 38% 2% 4,162
Evangelical Protestant 75% 7% 2% 12% 5% 6,803
Historically Black Protestant 2% 95% < 1% 3% 1% 1,638
Jehovah's Witness 36% 25% 1% 33% 6% 221
Jewish 85% 5% 2% 6% 2% 275
Mainline Protestant 84% 5% 1% 6% 4% 3,262
Mormon 85% 1% 2% 8% 5% 552
Muslim 30% 40% 24% 3% 4% 151
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 44% 24% 3% 24% 5% 800

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,209. 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% 28% 31% 27% 12,209
Black 21% 36% 29% 15% 2,497
Asian 31% 38% 20% 12% 341
Latino 21% 47% 22% 10% 2,188
Other/Mixed 24% 35% 29% 12% 807

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,209. 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 8% 10% 24% 38% 19% 2% 12,209
Black 13% 14% 30% 33% 9% 1% 2,497
Asian 17% 21% 30% 23% 8% 1% 341
Latino 12% 17% 38% 25% 7% < 1% 2,188
Other/Mixed 16% 13% 30% 32% 8% 1% 807

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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% 57% 12,458
Black 41% 59% 2,568
Asian 50% 50% 352
Latino 43% 57% 2,235
Other/Mixed 40% 60% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,357. 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% 6% 90% 12,357
Black 10% 4% 85% 2,509
Asian 80% 15% 5% 342
Latino 61% 18% 21% 2,188
Other/Mixed 7% 8% 84% 808

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,632. 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% 21% 31% 19% 10,632
Black 51% 22% 18% 9% 2,286
Asian 32% 16% 31% 21% 291
Latino 61% 19% 13% 7% 1,852
Other/Mixed 45% 23% 21% 12% 724

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,406. 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 39% 33% 17% 11% 12,406
Black 50% 32% 11% 7% 2,551
Asian 24% 24% 30% 22% 349
Latino 65% 24% 8% 3% 2,217
Other/Mixed 37% 41% 13% 8% 823

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,408. 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% 4% 12% 10% 13% 12,408
Black 32% 5% 18% 8% 36% 2,560
Asian 54% 4% 8% 4% 30% 352
Latino 47% 10% 16% 4% 23% 2,225
Other/Mixed 42% 7% 16% 6% 29% 828

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,424. 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% 12,424
Black 32% 68% 2,558
Asian 40% 60% 351
Latino 44% 56% 2,221
Other/Mixed 33% 67% 826

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 12,458
Black 92% 6% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,568
Asian 83% 11% 2% 2% 2% < 1% 352
Latino 72% 24% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,235
Other/Mixed 90% 9% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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% 27% 11% 1% 12,458
Black 58% 33% 9% < 1% 2,568
Asian 59% 32% 8% 1% 352
Latino 57% 30% 13% < 1% 2,235
Other/Mixed 56% 28% 15% 1% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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 83% 12% 2% 2% 1% 12,458
Black 83% 11% 2% 2% 1% 2,568
Asian 74% 15% 5% 5% < 1% 352
Latino 75% 15% 4% 5% 1% 2,235
Other/Mixed 86% 8% 2% 3% 1% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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% 12% 11% 36% 1% 12,458
Black 49% 15% 9% 26% 1% 2,568
Asian 40% 18% 12% 29% 1% 352
Latino 40% 15% 9% 36% 1% 2,235
Other/Mixed 42% 10% 11% 36% 1% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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% 7% 3% 38% 2% 12,458
Black 58% 8% 3% 28% 2% 2,568
Asian 52% 12% 5% 28% 3% 352
Latino 60% 9% 3% 25% 3% 2,235
Other/Mixed 57% 7% 2% 32% 1% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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 77% 11% 5% 5% 1% 12,458
Black 76% 11% 5% 6% 1% 2,568
Asian 66% 17% 8% 7% 2% 352
Latino 73% 12% 6% 7% 2% 2,235
Other/Mixed 79% 9% 4% 7% 1% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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% 16% 11% 22% 2% 12,458
Black 45% 14% 10% 29% 2% 2,568
Asian 44% 20% 15% 19% 2% 352
Latino 55% 13% 11% 19% 2% 2,235
Other/Mixed 55% 14% 8% 22% 2% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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 58% 6% 30% 3% 3% 12,458
Black 53% 5% 36% 4% 2% 2,568
Asian 42% 10% 38% 8% 2% 352
Latino 49% 7% 31% 10% 2% 2,235
Other/Mixed 51% 7% 34% 4% 4% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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% 49% 2% 1% 12,458
Black 31% 67% 1% 1% 2,568
Asian 32% 68% < 1% < 1% 352
Latino 31% 64% 2% 3% 2,235
Other/Mixed 38% 59% 2% 1% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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% 12% 8% 22% 1% 12,458
Black 66% 14% 6% 13% 1% 2,568
Asian 49% 17% 8% 26% < 1% 352
Latino 53% 13% 8% 24% 1% 2,235
Other/Mixed 64% 10% 8% 17% 1% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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 45% 34% 4% 10% 6% 12,458
Black 61% 23% 3% 7% 6% 2,568
Asian 44% 29% 4% 17% 6% 352
Latino 53% 25% 4% 12% 6% 2,235
Other/Mixed 43% 32% 5% 13% 7% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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 88% 6% 6% 12,458
Black 92% 4% 3% 2,568
Asian 87% 9% 5% 352
Latino 85% 9% 6% 2,235
Other/Mixed 86% 6% 8% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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 74% 18% 8% 12,458
Black 80% 14% 6% 2,568
Asian 70% 23% 7% 352
Latino 71% 22% 7% 2,235
Other/Mixed 74% 18% 9% 829

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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 59% 15% 27% 12,458
Black 9% 13% 78% 2,568
Asian 30% 27% 43% 352
Latino 23% 30% 46% 2,235
Other/Mixed 31% 26% 44% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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% 28% 12% 6% 12,458
Black 35% 33% 24% 8% 2,568
Asian 30% 37% 26% 7% 352
Latino 37% 30% 25% 9% 2,235
Other/Mixed 38% 33% 18% 11% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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 69% 25% 3% 4% 12,458
Black 22% 71% 3% 4% 2,568
Asian 37% 60% 2% 1% 352
Latino 25% 68% 4% 3% 2,235
Other/Mixed 45% 43% 5% 7% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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 56% 38% 4% 2% 12,458
Black 27% 66% 4% 2% 2,568
Asian 44% 49% 4% 3% 352
Latino 39% 54% 4% 2% 2,235
Other/Mixed 36% 55% 5% 4% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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% 62% 4% 12,458
Black 48% 46% 6% 2,568
Asian 39% 59% 3% 352
Latino 34% 61% 5% 2,235
Other/Mixed 45% 49% 6% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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 42% 49% 5% 4% 12,458
Black 46% 45% 5% 4% 2,568
Asian 53% 41% 2% 3% 352
Latino 57% 33% 5% 4% 2,235
Other/Mixed 48% 41% 6% 6% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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% 59% 7% 12,458
Black 36% 55% 9% 2,568
Asian 42% 52% 6% 352
Latino 43% 46% 11% 2,235
Other/Mixed 39% 51% 10% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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 47% 47% 3% 3% 12,458
Black 35% 59% 2% 4% 2,568
Asian 39% 56% 2% 4% 352
Latino 38% 54% 2% 5% 2,235
Other/Mixed 38% 55% 4% 4% 829

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 12,458. 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% 29% 3% 50% 5% 12,458
Black 14% 29% 3% 49% 5% 2,568
Asian 22% 26% 2% 45% 5% 352
Latino 21% 27% 3% 43% 6% 2,235
Other/Mixed 13% 29% 3% 48% 7% 829