Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Midwest

% of adults in the Midwest who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,491. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 51% 27% 11% 10% 1% 7,491
2007 55% 30% 9% 6% 1% 9,078

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Midwest by religious group

% of adults in the Midwest who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 57% 33% 7% 2% < 1% 1,634
Evangelical Protestant 77% 20% 2% 1% < 1% 1,937
Historically Black Protestant 83% 13% 2% 1% < 1% 335
Mainline Protestant 51% 36% 10% 2% 1% 1,637
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 11% 24% 28% 37% 1% 1,455

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,988. 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.
Very important 15% 31% 30% 23% 3,988
Somewhat important 23% 35% 28% 14% 1,840
Not too important 34% 35% 20% 10% 780
Not at all important 35% 38% 16% 11% 700

Generational cohort among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,988. 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.
Very important 9% 12% 25% 36% 15% 2% 3,988
Somewhat important 15% 14% 29% 32% 9% 1% 1,840
Not too important 23% 20% 27% 24% 6% 1% 780
Not at all important 23% 20% 30% 21% 6% 1% 700

Gender composition among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 43% 57% 4,079
Somewhat important 51% 49% 1,865
Not too important 58% 42% 787
Not at all important 62% 38% 708

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,018. 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.
Very important 76% 13% 1% 6% 3% 4,018
Somewhat important 83% 6% 2% 6% 3% 1,849
Not too important 85% 6% 4% 4% 2% 781
Not at all important 83% 2% 3% 8% 4% 690

Immigrant status among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,046. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 7% 6% 87% 4,046
Somewhat important 6% 7% 86% 1,849
Not too important 6% 8% 86% 778
Not at all important 9% 9% 82% 697

Income distribution among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who have a household income of…

Importance of religion in one's life Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,512. 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.
Very important 36% 21% 29% 14% 3,512
Somewhat important 33% 22% 28% 17% 1,668
Not too important 28% 21% 32% 19% 718
Not at all important 35% 20% 23% 22% 641

Educational distribution among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,056. 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.
Very important 42% 32% 16% 9% 4,056
Somewhat important 44% 32% 16% 8% 1,860
Not too important 33% 39% 18% 10% 786
Not at all important 35% 32% 19% 13% 705

Marital status among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,061. 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.
Very important 55% 4% 12% 10% 19% 4,061
Somewhat important 46% 9% 13% 5% 28% 1,858
Not too important 43% 10% 10% 3% 35% 786
Not at all important 37% 10% 11% 3% 39% 705

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,062. 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.
Very important 30% 70% 4,062
Somewhat important 29% 71% 1,863
Not too important 28% 72% 786
Not at all important 23% 77% 706

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who say they…

Importance of religion in one's life Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 4,079
Somewhat important 52% 38% 5% 1% 2% 2% 1,865
Not too important 17% 40% 18% < 1% 18% 7% 787
Not at all important 15% 13% 10% < 1% 56% 6% 708

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who attend religious services…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 60% 28% 11% 1% 4,079
Somewhat important 13% 55% 32% < 1% 1,865
Not too important 3% 34% 63% < 1% 787
Not at all important 1% 11% 88% < 1% 708

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 80% 14% 2% 3% 1% 4,079
Somewhat important 34% 33% 13% 20% 1% 1,865
Not too important 11% 15% 12% 62% < 1% 787
Not at all important 9% 5% 4% 82% < 1% 708

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who attend prayer group…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 38% 13% 11% 37% 1% 4,079
Somewhat important 7% 6% 8% 78% 1% 1,865
Not too important 2% 2% 2% 94% < 1% 787
Not at all important 3% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 708

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who meditate…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 50% 8% 3% 37% 2% 4,079
Somewhat important 24% 9% 5% 61% 1% 1,865
Not too important 19% 7% 4% 70% 1% 787
Not at all important 24% 7% 5% 64% 1% 708

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 74% 12% 7% 6% 1% 4,079
Somewhat important 40% 24% 16% 20% 1% 1,865
Not too important 34% 18% 12% 36% 1% 787
Not at all important 34% 14% 9% 41% 2% 708

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 47% 16% 12% 23% 2% 4,079
Somewhat important 35% 18% 16% 30% 1% 1,865
Not too important 37% 19% 14% 29% 1% 787
Not at all important 46% 15% 11% 27% < 1% 708

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 54% 6% 32% 4% 3% 4,079
Somewhat important 13% 13% 64% 9% 2% 1,865
Not too important 4% 19% 63% 13% 1% 787
Not at all important 2% 16% 58% 22% 2% 708

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Importance of religion in one's life There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 43% 55% 2% 1% 4,079
Somewhat important 25% 74% < 1% 1% 1,865
Not too important 21% 77% 1% < 1% 787
Not at all important 18% 80% 1% 1% 708

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who read scripture…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 55% 13% 9% 23% 1% 4,079
Somewhat important 10% 11% 14% 65% < 1% 1,865
Not too important 3% 5% 4% 88% < 1% 787
Not at all important 4% 3% 3% 89% 1% 708

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who say the holy scripture is…

Importance of religion in one's life Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 45% 35% 4% 9% 6% 4,079
Somewhat important 17% 39% 2% 34% 8% 1,865
Not too important 6% 14% < 1% 69% 10% 787
Not at all important 2% 4% < 1% 89% 4% 708

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 88% 6% 6% 4,079
Somewhat important 81% 12% 7% 1,865
Not too important 50% 39% 11% 787
Not at all important 18% 74% 8% 708

Belief in Hell among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 76% 16% 8% 4,079
Somewhat important 60% 32% 8% 1,865
Not too important 34% 56% 9% 787
Not at all important 13% 81% 6% 708

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 47% 17% 37% 4,079
Somewhat important 36% 19% 45% 1,865
Not too important 30% 19% 51% 787
Not at all important 20% 23% 56% 708

Political ideology among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 49% 28% 16% 6% 4,079
Somewhat important 30% 39% 24% 7% 1,865
Not too important 22% 40% 33% 5% 787
Not at all important 15% 32% 44% 9% 708

Views about size of government among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who would rather have…

Importance of religion in one's life Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 60% 34% 3% 3% 4,079
Somewhat important 55% 38% 3% 4% 1,865
Not too important 54% 38% 4% 4% 787
Not at all important 50% 42% 3% 5% 708

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who say government aid to the poor…

Importance of religion in one's life Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 50% 44% 4% 2% 4,079
Somewhat important 47% 48% 3% 1% 1,865
Not too important 41% 55% 3% 1% 787
Not at all important 35% 59% 4% 2% 708

Views about abortion among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who say abortion should be…

Importance of religion in one's life Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 34% 62% 4% 4,079
Somewhat important 62% 34% 4% 1,865
Not too important 74% 23% 3% 787
Not at all important 78% 19% 3% 708

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who say homosexuality…

Importance of religion in one's life Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 45% 47% 5% 4% 4,079
Somewhat important 72% 21% 4% 3% 1,865
Not too important 82% 14% 2% 2% 787
Not at all important 88% 9% 2% 1% 708

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 36% 56% 7% 4,079
Somewhat important 64% 28% 8% 1,865
Not too important 76% 18% 6% 787
Not at all important 83% 12% 5% 708

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Importance of religion in one's life Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 45% 49% 3% 3% 4,079
Somewhat important 39% 57% 2% 2% 1,865
Not too important 31% 65% 2% 2% 787
Not at all important 24% 70% 3% 3% 708

Views about human evolution among adults in the Midwest by importance of religion

% of adults in the Midwest who say humans…

Importance of religion in one's life Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,079. 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.
Very important 13% 29% 3% 49% 5% 4,079
Somewhat important 36% 29% 5% 26% 4% 1,865
Not too important 65% 17% 4% 11% 3% 787
Not at all important 75% 9% 4% 9% 3% 708