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

% of adults in the Northeast who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important 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 45% 27% 13% 14% 1% 6,516
2007 48% 30% 12% 9% 1% 6,556

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 53% 34% 9% 4% 1% 2,023
Evangelical Protestant 79% 17% 2% 1% 1% 759
Historically Black Protestant 83% 13% 1% 2% 1% 247
Jewish 39% 36% 17% 7% 1% 350
Mainline Protestant 48% 38% 11% 3% < 1% 1,131
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 10% 19% 26% 45% 1% 1,499

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Northeast by importance of religion

% of adults in the Northeast who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,840. 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 14% 32% 30% 24% 2,840
Somewhat important 22% 34% 29% 15% 1,723
Not too important 29% 36% 22% 13% 855
Not at all important 35% 35% 18% 12% 896

Generational cohort among adults in the Northeast by importance of religion

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,840. 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 8% 11% 27% 36% 16% 2% 2,840
Somewhat important 14% 15% 28% 34% 9% 1% 1,723
Not too important 21% 15% 29% 26% 7% 1% 855
Not at all important 24% 19% 27% 22% 7% 1% 896

Gender composition among adults in the Northeast by importance of religion

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,921. 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% 58% 2,921
Somewhat important 47% 53% 1,765
Not too important 53% 47% 866
Not at all important 61% 39% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,874. 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 62% 15% 3% 15% 4% 2,874
Somewhat important 75% 8% 4% 10% 4% 1,739
Not too important 78% 4% 6% 8% 5% 850
Not at all important 81% 6% 4% 8% 2% 902

Immigrant status among adults in the Northeast by importance of religion

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,876. 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 21% 14% 64% 2,876
Somewhat important 15% 13% 72% 1,734
Not too important 13% 16% 71% 855
Not at all important 12% 16% 72% 897

Income distribution among adults in the Northeast by importance of religion

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,396. 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% 20% 25% 17% 2,396
Somewhat important 29% 19% 27% 25% 1,515
Not too important 23% 18% 30% 29% 756
Not at all important 24% 17% 30% 29% 819

Educational distribution among adults in the Northeast by importance of religion

% of adults in the Northeast who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,904. 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% 27% 15% 12% 2,904
Somewhat important 39% 28% 20% 13% 1,753
Not too important 30% 27% 25% 18% 863
Not at all important 32% 29% 23% 17% 910

Marital status among adults in the Northeast by importance of religion

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,904. 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% 6% 13% 10% 22% 2,904
Somewhat important 47% 9% 11% 6% 27% 1,757
Not too important 44% 8% 9% 3% 36% 860
Not at all important 37% 11% 9% 3% 40% 907

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,908. 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 28% 72% 2,908
Somewhat important 27% 73% 1,758
Not too important 23% 77% 865
Not at all important 22% 78% 910

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,921. 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 85% 12% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2,921
Somewhat important 44% 41% 8% 1% 4% 2% 1,765
Not too important 20% 31% 19% 1% 23% 7% 866
Not at all important 13% 14% 11% 1% 52% 9% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,921. 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 58% 30% 12% 1% 2,921
Somewhat important 13% 55% 32% < 1% 1,765
Not too important 2% 34% 64% < 1% 866
Not at all important 1% 11% 87% < 1% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,921. 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 79% 14% 3% 3% 1% 2,921
Somewhat important 34% 27% 14% 24% 1% 1,765
Not too important 14% 9% 10% 67% < 1% 866
Not at all important 8% 4% 4% 83% 1% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,921. 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 35% 11% 10% 43% 1% 2,921
Somewhat important 6% 7% 7% 79% < 1% 1,765
Not too important 1% 2% 2% 95% < 1% 866
Not at all important 1% 1% 3% 95% < 1% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,921. 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 52% 8% 3% 34% 2% 2,921
Somewhat important 26% 10% 7% 56% 1% 1,765
Not too important 21% 11% 7% 61% 1% 866
Not at all important 24% 8% 5% 62% 1% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,921. 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 72% 13% 6% 7% 1% 2,921
Somewhat important 38% 22% 17% 22% 1% 1,765
Not too important 31% 15% 15% 36% 2% 866
Not at all important 35% 13% 9% 40% 2% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,921. 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% 14% 11% 22% 2% 2,921
Somewhat important 37% 20% 15% 28% < 1% 1,765
Not too important 40% 18% 15% 25% 1% 866
Not at all important 46% 14% 14% 25% 1% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,921. 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% 8% 36% 5% 3% 2,921
Somewhat important 9% 14% 63% 11% 2% 1,765
Not too important 2% 17% 64% 15% 2% 866
Not at all important 2% 17% 55% 24% 2% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,921. 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 37% 60% 1% 1% 2,921
Somewhat important 25% 73% 1% 1% 1,765
Not too important 21% 77% 2% 1% 866
Not at all important 19% 80% 1% 1% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,921. 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% 12% 9% 28% 1% 2,921
Somewhat important 9% 9% 12% 69% 1% 1,765
Not too important 4% 3% 6% 88% < 1% 866
Not at all important 3% 2% 3% 91% 1% 913

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Northeast by importance of religion

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,921. 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% 33% 4% 14% 7% 2,921
Somewhat important 11% 30% 1% 48% 9% 1,765
Not too important 3% 13% < 1% 77% 7% 866
Not at all important 4% 4% < 1% 87% 5% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,921. 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 87% 7% 6% 2,921
Somewhat important 71% 20% 10% 1,765
Not too important 40% 49% 11% 866
Not at all important 20% 74% 6% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,921. 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 68% 22% 9% 2,921
Somewhat important 48% 43% 10% 1,765
Not too important 28% 64% 8% 866
Not at all important 14% 79% 7% 913

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Northeast by importance of religion

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,921. 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 37% 18% 45% 2,921
Somewhat important 31% 17% 52% 1,765
Not too important 25% 18% 57% 866
Not at all important 19% 16% 64% 913

Political ideology among adults in the Northeast by importance of religion

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,921. 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% 20% 7% 2,921
Somewhat important 26% 40% 28% 6% 1,765
Not too important 19% 37% 38% 6% 866
Not at all important 14% 31% 49% 6% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,921. 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 48% 46% 3% 4% 2,921
Somewhat important 48% 45% 3% 3% 1,765
Not too important 51% 42% 2% 5% 866
Not at all important 43% 50% 3% 3% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,921. 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% 49% 4% 3% 2,921
Somewhat important 42% 53% 3% 2% 1,765
Not too important 40% 56% 4% 1% 866
Not at all important 33% 63% 3% 1% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,921. 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 44% 51% 5% 2,921
Somewhat important 72% 24% 4% 1,765
Not too important 83% 15% 3% 866
Not at all important 83% 16% 2% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,921. 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% 36% 4% 5% 2,921
Somewhat important 80% 14% 3% 3% 1,765
Not too important 87% 10% 2% 2% 866
Not at all important 87% 10% 1% 1% 913

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,921. 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% 47% 10% 2,921
Somewhat important 72% 22% 6% 1,765
Not too important 84% 12% 4% 866
Not at all important 84% 12% 3% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,921. 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 39% 55% 2% 4% 2,921
Somewhat important 32% 64% 2% 2% 1,765
Not too important 26% 70% 1% 3% 866
Not at all important 22% 75% 1% 2% 913

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,921. 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 17% 29% 4% 46% 5% 2,921
Somewhat important 43% 27% 6% 22% 2% 1,765
Not too important 70% 12% 5% 11% 2% 866
Not at all important 78% 8% 3% 9% 3% 913