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

% of adults in the South who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important 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 62% 21% 8% 8% 1% 12,566
2007 66% 22% 6% 5% 1% 12,643

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

% of adults in the South 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 61% 30% 6% 2% < 1% 1,885
Evangelical Protestant 81% 16% 2% 1% < 1% 4,078
Historically Black Protestant 87% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,191
Jewish 37% 36% 19% 9% < 1% 229
Mainline Protestant 62% 28% 7% 2% 1% 2,174
Mormon 84% 11% 2% 2% < 1% 112
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 19% 24% 23% 34% 1% 2,214

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the South by importance of religion

% of adults in the South who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,600. 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% 33% 29% 21% 7,600
Somewhat important 28% 35% 22% 14% 2,582
Not too important 35% 34% 19% 12% 1,026
Not at all important 33% 37% 19% 11% 1,010

Generational cohort among adults in the South by importance of religion

% of adults in the South who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,600. 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 10% 12% 28% 34% 14% 1% 7,600
Somewhat important 17% 18% 28% 28% 8% 1% 2,582
Not too important 21% 22% 26% 23% 6% 1% 1,026
Not at all important 21% 21% 29% 22% 7% 1% 1,010

Gender composition among adults in the South by importance of religion

% of adults in the South who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,784. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 43% 57% 7,784
Somewhat important 53% 47% 2,618
Not too important 60% 40% 1,042
Not at all important 64% 36% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,682. 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% 23% 1% 14% 4% 7,682
Somewhat important 66% 11% 2% 17% 4% 2,584
Not too important 74% 8% 3% 11% 4% 1,034
Not at all important 75% 7% 2% 13% 3% 1,015

Immigrant status among adults in the South by importance of religion

% of adults in the South who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,662. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 13% 6% 82% 7,662
Somewhat important 13% 10% 76% 2,585
Not too important 14% 11% 75% 1,028
Not at all important 12% 12% 77% 1,016

Income distribution among adults in the South by importance of religion

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,647. 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 40% 21% 25% 15% 6,647
Somewhat important 34% 20% 27% 19% 2,339
Not too important 29% 21% 28% 22% 946
Not at all important 26% 18% 32% 24% 933

Educational distribution among adults in the South by importance of religion

% of adults in the South who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,729. 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 46% 31% 14% 8% 7,729
Somewhat important 42% 32% 17% 10% 2,610
Not too important 34% 32% 19% 16% 1,037
Not at all important 34% 29% 22% 15% 1,021

Marital status among adults in the South by importance of religion

% of adults in the South who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,749. 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 53% 5% 15% 8% 19% 7,749
Somewhat important 45% 9% 14% 5% 27% 2,608
Not too important 42% 10% 10% 3% 35% 1,034
Not at all important 36% 11% 15% 4% 35% 1,023

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,753. 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 31% 69% 7,753
Somewhat important 31% 69% 2,609
Not too important 24% 76% 1,037
Not at all important 26% 74% 1,023

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 7,784. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 7,784
Somewhat important 56% 33% 6% 1% 3% 1% 2,618
Not too important 20% 36% 16% 1% 20% 7% 1,042
Not at all important 16% 10% 10% 1% 57% 7% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 7,784. 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 61% 28% 11% 1% 7,784
Somewhat important 14% 54% 32% < 1% 2,618
Not too important 3% 36% 61% < 1% 1,042
Not at all important 3% 10% 87% < 1% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,784. 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 83% 11% 2% 3% 1% 7,784
Somewhat important 40% 29% 11% 19% 1% 2,618
Not too important 15% 14% 11% 61% < 1% 1,042
Not at all important 10% 5% 3% 81% 1% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 7,784. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 45% 13% 10% 30% 1% 7,784
Somewhat important 8% 9% 10% 74% < 1% 2,618
Not too important 2% 2% 4% 91% < 1% 1,042
Not at all important 4% 1% 1% 93% < 1% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 7,784. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 54% 7% 3% 34% 2% 7,784
Somewhat important 30% 10% 6% 54% 1% 2,618
Not too important 23% 12% 5% 59% 2% 1,042
Not at all important 24% 7% 5% 63% 1% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 7,784. 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 78% 10% 5% 5% 1% 7,784
Somewhat important 45% 21% 14% 20% 1% 2,618
Not too important 31% 19% 17% 31% 2% 1,042
Not at all important 36% 13% 9% 40% 3% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 7,784. 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% 15% 10% 24% 2% 7,784
Somewhat important 40% 16% 15% 28% 1% 2,618
Not too important 42% 16% 16% 25% 1% 1,042
Not at all important 49% 13% 11% 26% 1% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 7,784. 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% 5% 31% 4% 3% 7,784
Somewhat important 15% 13% 61% 9% 2% 2,618
Not too important 4% 18% 61% 16% 1% 1,042
Not at all important 2% 19% 55% 22% 2% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 7,784. 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% 54% 2% 1% 7,784
Somewhat important 29% 70% 1% < 1% 2,618
Not too important 20% 78% 2% < 1% 1,042
Not at all important 16% 82% 1% < 1% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 7,784. 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 63% 13% 6% 17% 1% 7,784
Somewhat important 17% 13% 13% 56% 1% 2,618
Not too important 5% 7% 7% 81% < 1% 1,042
Not at all important 7% 3% 4% 86% < 1% 1,026

Interpreting scripture among adults in the South by importance of religion

% of adults in the South 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 = 7,784. 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% 27% 4% 8% 6% 7,784
Somewhat important 18% 35% 2% 38% 8% 2,618
Not too important 6% 13% 1% 74% 6% 1,042
Not at all important 4% 5% 1% 87% 4% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,784. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 89% 5% 5% 7,784
Somewhat important 77% 16% 7% 2,618
Not too important 40% 47% 13% 1,042
Not at all important 18% 74% 8% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,784. 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% 7% 7,784
Somewhat important 60% 32% 8% 2,618
Not too important 29% 62% 9% 1,042
Not at all important 13% 81% 6% 1,026

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the South by importance of religion

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,784. 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% 17% 39% 7,784
Somewhat important 40% 18% 42% 2,618
Not too important 35% 15% 50% 1,042
Not at all important 24% 23% 54% 1,026

Political ideology among adults in the South by importance of religion

% of adults in the South who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,784. 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% 29% 15% 7% 7,784
Somewhat important 31% 40% 24% 5% 2,618
Not too important 21% 41% 32% 6% 1,042
Not at all important 15% 32% 45% 9% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 7,784. 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 51% 42% 3% 4% 7,784
Somewhat important 52% 42% 3% 3% 2,618
Not too important 51% 43% 3% 2% 1,042
Not at all important 49% 44% 3% 4% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 7,784. 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% 45% 4% 2% 7,784
Somewhat important 47% 47% 4% 2% 2,618
Not too important 41% 53% 4% 2% 1,042
Not at all important 36% 58% 4% 2% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 7,784. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 36% 59% 5% 7,784
Somewhat important 61% 35% 4% 2,618
Not too important 77% 21% 2% 1,042
Not at all important 78% 18% 4% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 7,784. 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 41% 50% 5% 4% 7,784
Somewhat important 74% 20% 4% 3% 2,618
Not too important 83% 13% 2% 2% 1,042
Not at all important 86% 9% 4% 2% 1,026

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,784. 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 31% 61% 9% 7,784
Somewhat important 63% 28% 9% 2,618
Not too important 78% 17% 5% 1,042
Not at all important 82% 12% 6% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 7,784. 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% 49% 3% 4% 7,784
Somewhat important 36% 59% 2% 2% 2,618
Not too important 31% 67% 1% 1% 1,042
Not at all important 26% 70% 2% 3% 1,026

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 7,784. 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 12% 28% 3% 51% 6% 7,784
Somewhat important 36% 33% 4% 24% 4% 2,618
Not too important 67% 15% 4% 13% 2% 1,042
Not at all important 75% 8% 3% 12% 3% 1,026