Frequency of prayer among adults in the South

% of adults in the South who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,566. 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 63% 15% 5% 17% 1% 12,566
2007 66% 16% 4% 13% 2% 12,643

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Frequency of prayer among adults in the South by religious group

% of adults in the South who pray…

Religious tradition At least daily Weekly Monthly 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 63% 19% 6% 11% 1% 1,885
Evangelical Protestant 81% 13% 2% 4% 1% 4,078
Historically Black Protestant 82% 11% 3% 3% 1% 1,191
Jewish 29% 21% 10% 39% 2% 229
Mainline Protestant 61% 22% 5% 11% 2% 2,174
Mormon 81% 9% 4% 6% < 1% 112
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% 12% 7% 56% < 1% 2,214

Learn More: At least daily, Weekly, Monthly, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who are ages…

Frequency of prayer 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,681. 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 daily 18% 34% 28% 20% 7,681
Weekly 27% 34% 25% 14% 1,781
Monthly 28% 36% 21% 15% 555
Seldom/never 35% 35% 18% 12% 2,152
Don't know 8% 28% 24% 40% 133

Generational cohort among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of prayer Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,681. 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 daily 10% 12% 29% 33% 14% 1% 7,681
Weekly 17% 17% 27% 30% 8% 1% 1,781
Monthly 16% 21% 27% 28% 8% 1% 555
Seldom/never 22% 21% 27% 22% 7% 1% 2,152
Don't know 4% 9% 23% 33% 29% 3% 133

Gender composition among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 42% 58% 7,858
Weekly 51% 49% 1,801
Monthly 64% 36% 566
Seldom/never 65% 35% 2,182
Don't know 56% 44% 159

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Frequency of prayer White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,757. 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 daily 60% 22% 1% 14% 4% 7,757
Weekly 64% 15% 2% 16% 3% 1,780
Monthly 62% 14% 3% 19% 2% 558
Seldom/never 73% 7% 2% 15% 3% 2,161
Don't know 60% 22% 1% 13% 4% 147

Immigrant status among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,742. 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 daily 12% 6% 82% 7,742
Weekly 14% 8% 79% 1,783
Monthly 16% 12% 72% 556
Seldom/never 15% 11% 74% 2,153
Don't know 15% 6% 80% 148

Income distribution among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 6,765. 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 daily 39% 21% 25% 15% 6,765
Weekly 35% 20% 27% 18% 1,597
Monthly 32% 20% 29% 19% 504
Seldom/never 28% 20% 30% 22% 1,968

Educational distribution among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who have completed…

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,805. 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 daily 44% 32% 15% 9% 7,805
Weekly 45% 30% 16% 10% 1,798
Monthly 45% 31% 14% 10% 563
Seldom/never 39% 29% 19% 14% 2,173
Don't know 42% 30% 16% 12% 147

Marital status among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,822. 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 daily 52% 5% 15% 8% 19% 7,822
Weekly 46% 6% 14% 5% 29% 1,796
Monthly 45% 10% 11% 5% 29% 566
Seldom/never 40% 10% 11% 4% 35% 2,171
Don't know 50% 4% 18% 9% 18% 151

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,828. 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 daily 31% 69% 7,828
Weekly 32% 68% 1,796
Monthly 30% 70% 565
Seldom/never 25% 75% 2,173
Don't know 15% 85% 152

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who say they…

Frequency of prayer 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 = 7,858. 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 daily 88% 10% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 7,858
Weekly 66% 28% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1,801
Monthly 44% 40% 9% 1% 4% 2% 566
Seldom/never 20% 24% 12% 1% 37% 6% 2,182
Don't know 62% 15% 2% 6% 1% 13% 159

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who say religion is…

Frequency of prayer Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 83% 14% 2% 1% < 1% 7,858
Weekly 48% 42% 7% 3% 1% 1,801
Monthly 25% 50% 18% 6% < 1% 566
Seldom/never 9% 24% 28% 38% < 1% 2,182
Don't know 55% 23% 3% 5% 14% 159

Attendance at religious services among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who attend religious services…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 57% 29% 13% < 1% 7,858
Weekly 28% 48% 23% < 1% 1,801
Monthly 12% 53% 35% < 1% 566
Seldom/never 5% 26% 69% < 1% 2,182
Don't know 27% 30% 24% 20% 159

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

% of adults in the South who attend prayer group…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 44% 13% 10% 33% 1% 7,858
Weekly 17% 12% 11% 61% < 1% 1,801
Monthly 5% 7% 10% 78% < 1% 566
Seldom/never 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 2,182
Don't know 19% 3% 12% 43% 23% 159

Frequency of meditation among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who meditate…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 56% 7% 3% 33% 2% 7,858
Weekly 31% 11% 6% 51% 1% 1,801
Monthly 22% 14% 8% 56% < 1% 566
Seldom/never 17% 9% 5% 67% 1% 2,182
Don't know 35% 5% 3% 35% 22% 159

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 78% 11% 5% 5% 1% 7,858
Weekly 53% 21% 13% 12% 1% 1,801
Monthly 34% 23% 18% 22% 2% 566
Seldom/never 31% 15% 13% 40% 2% 2,182
Don't know 53% 11% 10% 11% 15% 159

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 49% 15% 10% 24% 2% 7,858
Weekly 40% 18% 14% 26% 1% 1,801
Monthly 40% 17% 17% 25% 1% 566
Seldom/never 42% 15% 14% 28% 1% 2,182
Don't know 46% 10% 9% 22% 13% 159

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 54% 6% 33% 4% 3% 7,858
Weekly 27% 12% 50% 9% 2% 1,801
Monthly 14% 14% 61% 10% 1% 566
Seldom/never 6% 16% 58% 18% 2% 2,182
Don't know 29% 4% 48% 8% 11% 159

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who say…

Frequency of prayer 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 = 7,858. 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 daily 42% 55% 2% 1% 7,858
Weekly 31% 67% 1% 1% 1,801
Monthly 27% 72% 1% < 1% 566
Seldom/never 20% 78% 1% < 1% 2,182
Don't know 38% 52% 2% 8% 159

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who read scripture…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 63% 12% 6% 18% 1% 7,858
Weekly 24% 17% 14% 44% < 1% 1,801
Monthly 8% 12% 14% 66% < 1% 566
Seldom/never 3% 4% 5% 87% < 1% 2,182
Don't know 28% 8% 10% 30% 23% 159

Interpreting scripture among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer 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 = 7,858. 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 daily 51% 27% 4% 12% 6% 7,858
Weekly 29% 35% 2% 28% 7% 1,801
Monthly 18% 29% 1% 43% 9% 566
Seldom/never 8% 11% < 1% 75% 6% 2,182
Don't know 19% 16% 9% 20% 35% 159

Belief in Heaven among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who …in heaven

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 88% 7% 5% 7,858
Weekly 83% 11% 6% 1,801
Monthly 73% 17% 10% 566
Seldom/never 33% 57% 10% 2,182
Don't know 57% 13% 30% 159

Belief in Hell among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who …in hell

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 77% 16% 7% 7,858
Weekly 67% 25% 8% 1,801
Monthly 53% 38% 9% 566
Seldom/never 26% 67% 7% 2,182
Don't know 45% 20% 35% 159

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Frequency of prayer Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 44% 17% 39% 7,858
Weekly 41% 17% 42% 1,801
Monthly 40% 17% 43% 566
Seldom/never 29% 20% 50% 2,182
Don't know 28% 37% 35% 159

Political ideology among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 47% 29% 16% 7% 7,858
Weekly 36% 37% 21% 6% 1,801
Monthly 26% 40% 29% 5% 566
Seldom/never 21% 37% 36% 7% 2,182
Don't know 35% 32% 8% 24% 159

Views about size of government among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who would rather have…

Frequency of prayer Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 52% 41% 3% 4% 7,858
Weekly 50% 44% 2% 3% 1,801
Monthly 51% 43% 2% 4% 566
Seldom/never 48% 45% 3% 4% 2,182
Don't know 48% 33% 3% 17% 159

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 48% 45% 5% 2% 7,858
Weekly 47% 47% 3% 3% 1,801
Monthly 48% 46% 4% 3% 566
Seldom/never 40% 55% 4% 1% 2,182
Don't know 43% 38% 5% 14% 159

Views about abortion among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 38% 57% 5% 7,858
Weekly 54% 42% 4% 1,801
Monthly 62% 35% 4% 566
Seldom/never 74% 22% 3% 2,182
Don't know 33% 37% 29% 159

Views about homosexuality among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who say homosexuality…

Frequency of prayer Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 44% 47% 5% 4% 7,858
Weekly 65% 28% 3% 3% 1,801
Monthly 71% 23% 3% 3% 566
Seldom/never 82% 13% 3% 2% 2,182
Don't know 39% 35% 6% 20% 159

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,858. 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 daily 34% 58% 9% 7,858
Weekly 55% 37% 8% 1,801
Monthly 64% 28% 8% 566
Seldom/never 77% 18% 5% 2,182
Don't know 26% 41% 32% 159

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who say…

Frequency of prayer 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 = 7,858. 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 daily 43% 51% 3% 3% 7,858
Weekly 40% 55% 2% 3% 1,801
Monthly 38% 57% 2% 3% 566
Seldom/never 29% 67% 2% 2% 2,182
Don't know 32% 47% 7% 14% 159

Views about human evolution among adults in the South by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the South who say humans…

Frequency of prayer 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 = 7,858. 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 daily 14% 29% 3% 49% 6% 7,858
Weekly 29% 33% 4% 30% 4% 1,801
Monthly 43% 28% 4% 23% 2% 566
Seldom/never 68% 12% 4% 14% 2% 2,182
Don't know 20% 17% 18% 32% 13% 159