Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the West

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

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,498. 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 58% 15% 10% 16% 1% 8,498
2007 52% 14% 12% 18% 3% 7,279

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Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the West by religious group

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

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 113. 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.
Buddhist 49% 14% 22% 14% 1% 113
Catholic 58% 16% 11% 14% 1% 1,660
Evangelical Protestant 77% 10% 6% 5% 1% 1,819
Historically Black Protestant 70% 12% 5% 11% 2% 143
Jewish 30% 23% 14% 32% < 1% 181
Mainline Protestant 55% 18% 10% 16% 1% 1,141
Mormon 82% 9% 3% 5% 1% 480
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 40% 17% 13% 29% 2% 2,388

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who are ages…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,924. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 20% 34% 28% 18% 4,924
Once or twice a month 29% 38% 22% 12% 1,206
Several times a year 27% 39% 23% 11% 780
Seldom/never 27% 34% 22% 17% 1,295
Don't know 12% 31% 20% 38% 121

Generational cohort among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,924. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 12% 14% 28% 33% 12% 1% 4,924
Once or twice a month 19% 18% 30% 26% 7% < 1% 1,206
Several times a year 16% 18% 32% 27% 6% 1% 780
Seldom/never 17% 18% 26% 26% 12% 1% 1,295
Don't know 8% 8% 27% 31% 26% 1% 121

Gender composition among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 44% 56% 5,039
Once or twice a month 51% 49% 1,227
Several times a year 51% 49% 793
Seldom/never 64% 36% 1,308
Don't know 56% 44% 131

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,946. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 54% 5% 7% 29% 5% 4,946
Once or twice a month 58% 4% 8% 24% 5% 1,214
Several times a year 55% 3% 16% 22% 4% 782
Seldom/never 60% 4% 12% 19% 4% 1,292
Don't know 54% 4% 12% 29% 1% 122

Immigrant status among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,974. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 24% 13% 64% 4,974
Once or twice a month 20% 14% 66% 1,210
Several times a year 28% 13% 58% 785
Seldom/never 19% 17% 64% 1,293
Don't know 35% 10% 55% 125

Income distribution among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 4,387. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 35% 21% 25% 19% 4,387
Once or twice a month 31% 21% 27% 21% 1,110
Several times a year 29% 22% 23% 26% 722
Seldom/never 34% 20% 24% 22% 1,161

Educational distribution among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who have completed…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,008. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 37% 35% 18% 10% 5,008
Once or twice a month 37% 35% 17% 11% 1,220
Several times a year 35% 30% 21% 13% 790
Seldom/never 42% 34% 15% 10% 1,302
Don't know 47% 25% 15% 13% 129

Marital status among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,010. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 50% 9% 14% 6% 21% 5,010
Once or twice a month 44% 10% 13% 3% 30% 1,223
Several times a year 47% 11% 11% 3% 27% 793
Seldom/never 39% 9% 13% 6% 33% 1,301
Don't know 50% 6% 10% 12% 22% 129

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,018. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 30% 70% 5,018
Once or twice a month 31% 69% 1,219
Several times a year 31% 69% 792
Seldom/never 23% 77% 1,301
Don't know 23% 77% 130

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who say they…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 69% 17% 4% 1% 7% 1% 5,039
Once or twice a month 50% 27% 9% < 1% 12% 2% 1,227
Several times a year 39% 32% 12% 1% 13% 4% 793
Seldom/never 27% 25% 14% 1% 28% 5% 1,308
Don't know 43% 28% 2% 5% 14% 7% 131

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who say religion is…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 63% 19% 7% 9% 1% 5,039
Once or twice a month 37% 34% 15% 13% < 1% 1,227
Several times a year 25% 40% 22% 13% < 1% 793
Seldom/never 14% 29% 26% 30% < 1% 1,308
Don't know 42% 27% 8% 18% 5% 131

Attendance at religious services among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who attend religious services…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 29% 25% 1% 5,039
Once or twice a month 21% 44% 35% < 1% 1,227
Several times a year 14% 46% 40% < 1% 793
Seldom/never 8% 28% 64% < 1% 1,308
Don't know 29% 32% 36% 3% 131

Frequency of prayer among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who pray…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 68% 13% 4% 15% 1% 5,039
Once or twice a month 39% 21% 10% 30% < 1% 1,227
Several times a year 30% 20% 11% 39% < 1% 793
Seldom/never 16% 10% 8% 65% 1% 1,308
Don't know 43% 16% 8% 25% 8% 131

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who attend prayer group…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 34% 10% 8% 47% 1% 5,039
Once or twice a month 12% 10% 9% 68% < 1% 1,227
Several times a year 6% 7% 13% 74% < 1% 793
Seldom/never 4% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 1,308
Don't know 23% 6% 7% 55% 10% 131

Frequency of meditation among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who meditate…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 56% 8% 3% 31% 2% 5,039
Once or twice a month 29% 16% 6% 48% 1% 1,227
Several times a year 19% 12% 12% 57% 1% 793
Seldom/never 13% 7% 4% 76% 1% 1,308
Don't know 29% 3% 2% 40% 27% 131

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 60% 14% 8% 16% 1% 5,039
Once or twice a month 44% 23% 16% 17% 1% 1,227
Several times a year 25% 19% 33% 22% < 1% 793
Seldom/never 26% 13% 17% 43% 1% 1,308
Don't know 35% 13% 9% 15% 28% 131

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 42% 11% 35% 8% 3% 5,039
Once or twice a month 19% 15% 52% 11% 2% 1,227
Several times a year 13% 11% 59% 15% 1% 793
Seldom/never 9% 15% 59% 16% 2% 1,308
Don't know 15% 10% 48% 17% 10% 131

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who say…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 39% 57% 2% 2% 5,039
Once or twice a month 25% 72% 1% 1% 1,227
Several times a year 23% 74% 1% 1% 793
Seldom/never 20% 77% 2% 1% 1,308
Don't know 26% 61% 5% 8% 131

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who read scripture…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 10% 7% 35% 1% 5,039
Once or twice a month 19% 12% 10% 58% < 1% 1,227
Several times a year 10% 9% 16% 65% < 1% 793
Seldom/never 6% 4% 5% 85% < 1% 1,308
Don't know 25% 9% 6% 39% 21% 131

Interpreting scripture among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 33% 27% 3% 29% 7% 5,039
Once or twice a month 19% 28% 1% 44% 8% 1,227
Several times a year 15% 24% 3% 51% 8% 793
Seldom/never 9% 18% 1% 62% 10% 1,308
Don't know 25% 20% 6% 27% 21% 131

Belief in Heaven among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who …in heaven

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 72% 21% 8% 5,039
Once or twice a month 65% 29% 5% 1,227
Several times a year 63% 28% 9% 793
Seldom/never 44% 46% 10% 1,308
Don't know 56% 28% 16% 131

Belief in Hell among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who …in hell

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 56% 36% 8% 5,039
Once or twice a month 50% 43% 7% 1,227
Several times a year 44% 47% 10% 793
Seldom/never 35% 56% 9% 1,308
Don't know 33% 49% 18% 131

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 37% 20% 42% 5,039
Once or twice a month 31% 18% 51% 1,227
Several times a year 31% 18% 51% 793
Seldom/never 30% 21% 48% 1,308
Don't know 22% 40% 38% 131

Political ideology among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 38% 32% 24% 6% 5,039
Once or twice a month 29% 36% 30% 5% 1,227
Several times a year 23% 39% 35% 2% 793
Seldom/never 22% 36% 34% 9% 1,308
Don't know 33% 18% 26% 22% 131

Views about size of government among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who would rather have…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 50% 42% 4% 4% 5,039
Once or twice a month 49% 47% 2% 3% 1,227
Several times a year 48% 46% 3% 3% 793
Seldom/never 51% 43% 3% 3% 1,308
Don't know 40% 47% 3% 11% 131

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 43% 51% 4% 2% 5,039
Once or twice a month 40% 56% 3% 2% 1,227
Several times a year 39% 56% 3% 1% 793
Seldom/never 39% 55% 3% 2% 1,308
Don't know 39% 51% 8% 2% 131

Views about abortion among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 49% 46% 4% 5,039
Once or twice a month 64% 34% 2% 1,227
Several times a year 68% 29% 3% 793
Seldom/never 71% 23% 6% 1,308
Don't know 51% 32% 17% 131

Views about homosexuality among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who say homosexuality…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 33% 4% 4% 5,039
Once or twice a month 76% 19% 2% 3% 1,227
Several times a year 80% 15% 3% 3% 793
Seldom/never 77% 15% 4% 4% 1,308
Don't know 55% 32% 6% 7% 131

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 51% 41% 7% 5,039
Once or twice a month 70% 26% 4% 1,227
Several times a year 73% 20% 7% 793
Seldom/never 72% 22% 7% 1,308
Don't know 39% 36% 25% 131

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who say…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 38% 55% 3% 4% 5,039
Once or twice a month 35% 61% 2% 2% 1,227
Several times a year 32% 64% 2% 3% 793
Seldom/never 33% 62% 2% 3% 1,308
Don't know 38% 46% 2% 14% 131

Views about human evolution among adults in the West by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the West who say humans…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 5,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 25% 4% 36% 5% 5,039
Once or twice a month 45% 23% 5% 26% 2% 1,227
Several times a year 51% 23% 5% 19% 2% 793
Seldom/never 56% 15% 5% 19% 4% 1,308
Don't know 25% 8% 14% 36% 17% 131