Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the West

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

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 48% 16% 13% 21% 1% 8,498
2007 42% 14% 14% 26% 4% 7,279

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Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the West by religious group

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

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 42% 11% 24% 23% < 1% 113
Catholic 44% 14% 14% 26% 2% 1,660
Evangelical Protestant 52% 14% 11% 21% 2% 1,819
Historically Black Protestant 45% 15% 13% 26% 1% 143
Jewish 45% 17% 16% 22% < 1% 181
Mainline Protestant 46% 15% 14% 23% 1% 1,141
Mormon 52% 23% 13% 12% < 1% 480
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 48% 17% 13% 20% 1% 2,388

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who are ages…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,211. 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% 33% 27% 16% 4,211
Once or twice a month 28% 36% 24% 12% 1,277
Several times a year 23% 40% 23% 13% 1,068
Seldom/never 19% 37% 23% 21% 1,655
Don't know 10% 29% 32% 29% 115

Generational cohort among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,211. 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 15% 15% 27% 32% 11% 1% 4,211
Once or twice a month 17% 18% 28% 28% 8% 1% 1,277
Several times a year 14% 17% 31% 28% 9% 1% 1,068
Seldom/never 12% 14% 30% 28% 15% 1% 1,655
Don't know 6% 4% 28% 39% 20% 3% 115

Gender composition among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. 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% 51% 4,297
Once or twice a month 49% 51% 1,301
Several times a year 52% 48% 1,084
Seldom/never 49% 51% 1,693
Don't know 41% 59% 123

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,216. 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 57% 5% 6% 26% 5% 4,216
Once or twice a month 61% 3% 9% 22% 4% 1,283
Several times a year 52% 4% 16% 25% 4% 1,073
Seldom/never 52% 5% 11% 26% 5% 1,669
Don't know 45% 5% 9% 37% 4% 115

Immigrant status among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,247. 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 23% 14% 63% 4,247
Once or twice a month 20% 12% 68% 1,286
Several times a year 26% 15% 58% 1,074
Seldom/never 22% 14% 64% 1,664
Don't know 40% 12% 49% 116

Income distribution among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,787. 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% 24% 19% 3,787
Once or twice a month 26% 20% 29% 25% 1,171
Several times a year 29% 21% 24% 26% 974
Seldom/never 36% 21% 25% 18% 1,457

Educational distribution among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who have completed…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,274. 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% 11% 4,274
Once or twice a month 32% 37% 20% 11% 1,297
Several times a year 34% 33% 20% 14% 1,079
Seldom/never 47% 32% 14% 7% 1,682
Don't know 60% 20% 13% 6% 117

Marital status among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,273. 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% 9% 14% 5% 25% 4,273
Once or twice a month 51% 10% 10% 3% 26% 1,296
Several times a year 48% 10% 11% 5% 26% 1,082
Seldom/never 49% 8% 13% 8% 23% 1,690
Don't know 51% 8% 14% 8% 19% 115

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,279. 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 27% 73% 4,279
Once or twice a month 31% 69% 1,294
Several times a year 33% 67% 1,081
Seldom/never 30% 70% 1,684
Don't know 22% 78% 122

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who say they…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 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 = 4,297. 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% 19% 7% 1% 11% 2% 4,297
Once or twice a month 55% 22% 7% < 1% 13% 3% 1,301
Several times a year 47% 27% 9% 1% 14% 3% 1,084
Seldom/never 55% 23% 7% 1% 11% 2% 1,693
Don't know 53% 28% 2% 3% 12% 2% 123

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who say religion is…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 22% 11% 14% 1% 4,297
Once or twice a month 44% 25% 15% 15% 1% 1,301
Several times a year 37% 31% 17% 15% < 1% 1,084
Seldom/never 44% 29% 14% 13% < 1% 1,693
Don't know 61% 17% 8% 8% 6% 123

Attendance at religious services among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who attend religious services…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. 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 36% 30% 33% 1% 4,297
Once or twice a month 31% 32% 37% < 1% 1,301
Several times a year 25% 40% 35% < 1% 1,084
Seldom/never 27% 35% 38% < 1% 1,693
Don't know 35% 36% 25% 3% 123

Frequency of prayer among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who pray…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 58% 13% 5% 24% 1% 4,297
Once or twice a month 47% 14% 8% 30% < 1% 1,301
Several times a year 41% 16% 9% 34% < 1% 1,084
Seldom/never 45% 15% 6% 33% 1% 1,693
Don't know 56% 14% 3% 21% 6% 123

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who attend prayer group…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. 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 28% 9% 7% 55% 1% 4,297
Once or twice a month 20% 9% 9% 61% < 1% 1,301
Several times a year 12% 9% 12% 67% < 1% 1,084
Seldom/never 18% 8% 6% 68% < 1% 1,693
Don't know 31% 13% 3% 45% 9% 123

Frequency of meditation among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who meditate…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. 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 53% 10% 4% 32% 2% 4,297
Once or twice a month 37% 11% 5% 46% 1% 1,301
Several times a year 25% 12% 8% 54% 2% 1,084
Seldom/never 26% 6% 4% 62% 1% 1,693
Don't know 39% 6% 1% 31% 23% 123

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. 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% 13% 5% 9% 1% 4,297
Once or twice a month 52% 21% 12% 14% 1% 1,301
Several times a year 36% 18% 25% 21% 1% 1,084
Seldom/never 44% 12% 10% 33% 1% 1,693
Don't know 55% 5% 2% 11% 27% 123

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. 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% 15% 38% 11% 3% 4,297
Once or twice a month 28% 14% 46% 10% 2% 1,301
Several times a year 23% 11% 52% 12% 2% 1,084
Seldom/never 27% 8% 53% 10% 2% 1,693
Don't know 36% 4% 32% 11% 17% 123

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who say…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 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 = 4,297. 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% 62% 2% 2% 4,297
Once or twice a month 32% 66% 1% 1% 1,301
Several times a year 27% 69% 2% 2% 1,084
Seldom/never 31% 67% 1% 1% 1,693
Don't know 23% 53% 5% 18% 123

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who read scripture…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 40% 10% 8% 42% 1% 4,297
Once or twice a month 28% 12% 8% 52% < 1% 1,301
Several times a year 22% 10% 11% 58% < 1% 1,084
Seldom/never 23% 8% 7% 61% < 1% 1,693
Don't know 38% 8% 2% 33% 18% 123

Interpreting scripture among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 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 = 4,297. 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 27% 24% 2% 40% 8% 4,297
Once or twice a month 22% 29% 2% 41% 7% 1,301
Several times a year 22% 27% 2% 43% 6% 1,084
Seldom/never 26% 28% 3% 34% 9% 1,693
Don't know 39% 9% 12% 23% 17% 123

Belief in Heaven among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who …in heaven

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. 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% 28% 8% 4,297
Once or twice a month 64% 28% 7% 1,301
Several times a year 66% 28% 6% 1,084
Seldom/never 70% 22% 8% 1,693
Don't know 62% 22% 16% 123

Belief in Hell among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who …in hell

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. 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 48% 43% 8% 4,297
Once or twice a month 49% 43% 8% 1,301
Several times a year 50% 43% 7% 1,084
Seldom/never 55% 36% 9% 1,693
Don't know 47% 30% 23% 123

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. 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% 21% 46% 4,297
Once or twice a month 38% 15% 47% 1,301
Several times a year 34% 18% 48% 1,084
Seldom/never 36% 23% 42% 1,693
Don't know 25% 37% 38% 123

Political ideology among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. 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% 32% 28% 6% 4,297
Once or twice a month 34% 34% 28% 4% 1,301
Several times a year 30% 36% 30% 4% 1,084
Seldom/never 33% 37% 23% 7% 1,693
Don't know 32% 20% 26% 22% 123

Views about size of government among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who would rather have…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. 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% 43% 4% 4% 4,297
Once or twice a month 52% 43% 2% 3% 1,301
Several times a year 51% 44% 3% 2% 1,084
Seldom/never 49% 44% 3% 4% 1,693
Don't know 37% 46% 9% 8% 123

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 40% 54% 4% 2% 4,297
Once or twice a month 41% 53% 4% 3% 1,301
Several times a year 41% 55% 3% 1% 1,084
Seldom/never 47% 48% 3% 2% 1,693
Don't know 35% 50% 8% 7% 123

Views about abortion among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. 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 55% 40% 5% 4,297
Once or twice a month 61% 36% 2% 1,301
Several times a year 62% 35% 3% 1,084
Seldom/never 55% 40% 5% 1,693
Don't know 41% 42% 17% 123

Views about homosexuality among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who say homosexuality…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. 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 64% 28% 4% 3% 4,297
Once or twice a month 69% 25% 3% 3% 1,301
Several times a year 72% 21% 4% 3% 1,084
Seldom/never 68% 24% 4% 3% 1,693
Don't know 47% 32% 8% 13% 123

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,297. 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% 34% 7% 4,297
Once or twice a month 63% 31% 6% 1,301
Several times a year 63% 32% 5% 1,084
Seldom/never 57% 35% 8% 1,693
Don't know 37% 40% 22% 123

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who say…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 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 = 4,297. 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% 60% 3% 4% 4,297
Once or twice a month 36% 59% 2% 3% 1,301
Several times a year 35% 60% 3% 2% 1,084
Seldom/never 41% 54% 2% 3% 1,693
Don't know 32% 44% 2% 22% 123

Views about human evolution among adults in the West by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the West who say humans…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 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 = 4,297. 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% 23% 5% 31% 4% 4,297
Once or twice a month 41% 23% 5% 27% 3% 1,301
Several times a year 44% 23% 3% 26% 4% 1,084
Seldom/never 37% 22% 3% 33% 5% 1,693
Don't know 14% 18% 6% 45% 17% 123