Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Northeast

% of adults in the Northeast who attend prayer group…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,516. 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 18% 7% 7% 67% 1% 6,516
2007 15% 7% 7% 70% 1% 6,556

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Northeast by religious group

% of adults in the Northeast who attend prayer group…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never 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 14% 7% 8% 70% 1% 2,023
Evangelical Protestant 43% 14% 10% 33% 1% 759
Historically Black Protestant 40% 10% 9% 38% 2% 247
Jewish 19% 11% 11% 59% 1% 350
Mainline Protestant 16% 8% 7% 69% 1% 1,131
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 3% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 1,499

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who are ages…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,063. 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.
At least once a week 13% 32% 30% 24% 1,063
Once or twice a month 25% 36% 23% 16% 432
Several times a year 21% 35% 27% 17% 475
Seldom/never 23% 33% 27% 17% 4,347

Generational cohort among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,063. 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.
At least once a week 9% 8% 28% 36% 16% 3% 1,063
Once or twice a month 15% 16% 30% 28% 10% 1% 432
Several times a year 12% 16% 28% 31% 12% 1% 475
Seldom/never 15% 14% 27% 32% 11% 1% 4,347

Gender composition among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 43% 57% 1,090
Once or twice a month 41% 59% 444
Several times a year 46% 54% 489
Seldom/never 50% 50% 4,442

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,071. 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.
At least once a week 58% 19% 3% 15% 4% 1,071
Once or twice a month 55% 16% 5% 20% 5% 436
Several times a year 67% 10% 8% 12% 3% 482
Seldom/never 76% 7% 3% 10% 3% 4,375

Immigrant status among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,076. 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.
At least once a week 25% 11% 64% 1,076
Once or twice a month 26% 16% 57% 432
Several times a year 24% 12% 64% 484
Seldom/never 13% 15% 72% 4,371

Income distribution among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 907. 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.
At least once a week 42% 18% 25% 15% 907
Once or twice a month 36% 18% 27% 18% 376
Several times a year 27% 22% 32% 19% 416
Seldom/never 29% 19% 27% 25% 3,788

Educational distribution among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who have completed…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,084. 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.
At least once a week 49% 25% 14% 12% 1,084
Once or twice a month 45% 24% 16% 15% 440
Several times a year 36% 28% 19% 17% 485
Seldom/never 38% 29% 20% 14% 4,419

Marital status among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,084. 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.
At least once a week 52% 4% 13% 9% 22% 1,084
Once or twice a month 41% 5% 16% 7% 31% 443
Several times a year 51% 6% 9% 8% 26% 486
Seldom/never 45% 9% 11% 6% 29% 4,415

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,084. 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.
At least once a week 30% 70% 1,084
Once or twice a month 32% 68% 441
Several times a year 29% 71% 487
Seldom/never 24% 76% 4,431

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who say they…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 87% 10% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1,090
Once or twice a month 70% 22% 3% 1% 3% 1% 444
Several times a year 72% 18% 5% 1% 3% 1% 489
Seldom/never 43% 27% 9% 1% 17% 4% 4,442

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who say religion is…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 1,090
Once or twice a month 66% 28% 3% 1% 1% 444
Several times a year 62% 27% 3% 6% 2% 489
Seldom/never 29% 32% 19% 20% 1% 4,442

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who attend religious services…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 83% 12% 5% < 1% 1,090
Once or twice a month 55% 39% 5% 1% 444
Several times a year 35% 56% 8% 1% 489
Seldom/never 13% 38% 49% < 1% 4,442

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who pray…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 88% 9% 1% 2% 1% 1,090
Once or twice a month 68% 18% 5% 7% 1% 444
Several times a year 61% 19% 10% 9% < 1% 489
Seldom/never 34% 17% 8% 40% 1% 4,442

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who meditate…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 65% 8% 3% 21% 3% 1,090
Once or twice a month 46% 14% 3% 36% 1% 444
Several times a year 40% 8% 9% 41% 2% 489
Seldom/never 28% 9% 5% 57% 1% 4,442

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 82% 9% 4% 5% 1% 1,090
Once or twice a month 61% 23% 8% 6% 1% 444
Several times a year 58% 18% 13% 10% 1% 489
Seldom/never 43% 17% 12% 26% 2% 4,442

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 58% 14% 8% 19% 1% 1,090
Once or twice a month 49% 21% 13% 16% 2% 444
Several times a year 42% 20% 17% 20% 2% 489
Seldom/never 41% 16% 14% 27% 1% 4,442

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 62% 5% 27% 5% 2% 1,090
Once or twice a month 36% 14% 39% 8% 2% 444
Several times a year 34% 11% 42% 9% 3% 489
Seldom/never 13% 14% 58% 13% 2% 4,442

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 43% 54% 2% 2% 1,090
Once or twice a month 37% 61% 1% 1% 444
Several times a year 36% 62% 1% 1% 489
Seldom/never 24% 74% 1% 1% 4,442

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who read scripture…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 77% 7% 4% 11% 1% 1,090
Once or twice a month 43% 23% 10% 22% 1% 444
Several times a year 31% 15% 27% 27% 1% 489
Seldom/never 10% 6% 8% 75% 1% 4,442

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 52% 29% 5% 9% 6% 1,090
Once or twice a month 38% 31% 2% 23% 7% 444
Several times a year 30% 37% 2% 26% 6% 489
Seldom/never 13% 23% 2% 55% 8% 4,442

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who …in heaven

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 85% 8% 7% 1,090
Once or twice a month 82% 12% 7% 444
Several times a year 80% 15% 5% 489
Seldom/never 59% 33% 8% 4,442

Belief in Hell among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who …in hell

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 73% 19% 8% 1,090
Once or twice a month 62% 28% 10% 444
Several times a year 60% 32% 7% 489
Seldom/never 41% 50% 9% 4,442

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 39% 18% 43% 1,090
Once or twice a month 31% 17% 53% 444
Several times a year 36% 15% 49% 489
Seldom/never 29% 18% 53% 4,442

Political ideology among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 46% 28% 18% 8% 1,090
Once or twice a month 31% 39% 24% 7% 444
Several times a year 38% 36% 20% 6% 489
Seldom/never 25% 36% 33% 6% 4,442

Views about size of government among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who would rather have…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 46% 47% 3% 4% 1,090
Once or twice a month 45% 50% 3% 2% 444
Several times a year 51% 44% 3% 2% 489
Seldom/never 48% 45% 3% 4% 4,442

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 40% 52% 5% 3% 1,090
Once or twice a month 41% 54% 4% 1% 444
Several times a year 42% 52% 4% 2% 489
Seldom/never 41% 53% 3% 2% 4,442

Views about abortion among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 39% 57% 4% 1,090
Once or twice a month 53% 43% 4% 444
Several times a year 57% 38% 4% 489
Seldom/never 70% 26% 4% 4,442

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who say homosexuality…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 42% 47% 5% 5% 1,090
Once or twice a month 64% 29% 4% 3% 444
Several times a year 64% 29% 4% 3% 489
Seldom/never 80% 15% 3% 3% 4,442

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 31% 57% 11% 1,090
Once or twice a month 54% 39% 7% 444
Several times a year 53% 37% 10% 489
Seldom/never 72% 22% 6% 4,442

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 40% 53% 2% 4% 1,090
Once or twice a month 31% 62% 3% 3% 444
Several times a year 34% 63% 2% 2% 489
Seldom/never 31% 64% 2% 3% 4,442

Views about human evolution among adults in the Northeast by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Northeast who say humans…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,090. 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.
At least once a week 14% 23% 4% 54% 5% 1,090
Once or twice a month 26% 30% 4% 37% 4% 444
Several times a year 24% 31% 3% 37% 4% 489
Seldom/never 49% 22% 5% 21% 3% 4,442