Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the West

% of adults in the West who attend prayer group…

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 23% 9% 8% 60% 1% 8,498
2007 21% 8% 7% 63% 1% 7,279

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

% of adults in the West who attend prayer group…

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 19% 13% 15% 53% < 1% 113
Catholic 18% 11% 11% 59% < 1% 1,660
Evangelical Protestant 43% 14% 9% 34% < 1% 1,819
Historically Black Protestant 38% 16% 13% 31% 1% 143
Jewish 8% 10% 12% 69% < 1% 181
Mainline Protestant 16% 11% 9% 63% < 1% 1,141
Mormon 75% 7% 3% 15% < 1% 480
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 4% 2% 4% 91% < 1% 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 attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who are ages…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,889. 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 18% 36% 28% 19% 1,889
Once or twice a month 27% 37% 23% 13% 621
Several times a year 21% 38% 24% 17% 624
Seldom/never 25% 34% 25% 16% 5,148

Generational cohort among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,889. 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% 12% 30% 32% 13% 1% 1,889
Once or twice a month 19% 14% 32% 28% 7% 1% 621
Several times a year 14% 16% 29% 29% 11% 1% 624
Seldom/never 15% 17% 27% 30% 10% 1% 5,148

Gender composition among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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 41% 59% 1,944
Once or twice a month 39% 61% 636
Several times a year 49% 51% 633
Seldom/never 54% 46% 5,228

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,911. 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% 7% 6% 31% 6% 1,911
Once or twice a month 43% 6% 11% 37% 4% 629
Several times a year 46% 5% 15% 29% 5% 626
Seldom/never 61% 3% 9% 22% 5% 5,144

Immigrant status among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,915. 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 26% 12% 62% 1,915
Once or twice a month 32% 12% 56% 623
Several times a year 34% 13% 53% 627
Seldom/never 19% 15% 66% 5,171

Income distribution among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,664. 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% 21% 27% 14% 1,664
Once or twice a month 44% 16% 25% 15% 565
Several times a year 34% 23% 22% 21% 573
Seldom/never 31% 21% 25% 24% 4,639

Educational distribution among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who have completed…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,935. 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 41% 34% 16% 8% 1,935
Once or twice a month 43% 35% 13% 9% 631
Several times a year 39% 32% 17% 11% 625
Seldom/never 36% 34% 19% 12% 5,206

Marital status among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,933. 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% 5% 13% 7% 20% 1,933
Once or twice a month 50% 11% 13% 4% 21% 633
Several times a year 51% 9% 12% 5% 23% 631
Seldom/never 44% 10% 13% 5% 28% 5,206

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,933. 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 32% 68% 1,933
Once or twice a month 41% 59% 635
Several times a year 34% 66% 631
Seldom/never 26% 74% 5,207

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who say they…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,944. 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 87% 10% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1,944
Once or twice a month 71% 23% 4% 1% 1% < 1% 636
Several times a year 63% 26% 5% 1% 4% 1% 633
Seldom/never 41% 25% 10% 1% 18% 4% 5,228

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who say religion is…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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 90% 8% 1% 1% 1% 1,944
Once or twice a month 71% 26% 2% 1% 1% 636
Several times a year 57% 35% 6% 2% < 1% 633
Seldom/never 26% 31% 20% 22% 1% 5,228

Attendance at religious services among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who attend religious services…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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 84% 12% 4% < 1% 1,944
Once or twice a month 50% 44% 6% < 1% 636
Several times a year 28% 67% 5% 1% 633
Seldom/never 10% 35% 54% < 1% 5,228

Frequency of prayer among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who pray…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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 89% 8% 1% 2% < 1% 1,944
Once or twice a month 73% 17% 5% 4% 1% 636
Several times a year 63% 19% 7% 10% 1% 633
Seldom/never 32% 16% 8% 44% 1% 5,228

Frequency of meditation among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who meditate…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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% 6% 1% 22% 3% 1,944
Once or twice a month 49% 16% 3% 31% 2% 636
Several times a year 39% 14% 9% 36% 1% 633
Seldom/never 30% 9% 5% 55% 1% 5,228

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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 85% 8% 2% 3% 1% 1,944
Once or twice a month 68% 17% 8% 5% 1% 636
Several times a year 58% 17% 16% 7% 1% 633
Seldom/never 45% 17% 12% 24% 1% 5,228

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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% 7% 16% 2% 1,944
Once or twice a month 50% 17% 13% 18% 2% 636
Several times a year 45% 18% 21% 16% 1% 633
Seldom/never 44% 16% 15% 24% 1% 5,228

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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 67% 6% 21% 4% 3% 1,944
Once or twice a month 43% 10% 34% 9% 3% 636
Several times a year 31% 10% 46% 11% 2% 633
Seldom/never 14% 16% 54% 14% 3% 5,228

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,944. 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% 46% 2% 2% 1,944
Once or twice a month 38% 60% 1% 1% 636
Several times a year 29% 68% 2% 1% 633
Seldom/never 25% 72% 1% 1% 5,228

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who read scripture…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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 83% 6% 2% 9% 1% 1,944
Once or twice a month 47% 30% 8% 15% 1% 636
Several times a year 27% 18% 27% 28% < 1% 633
Seldom/never 11% 7% 8% 74% < 1% 5,228

Interpreting scripture among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,944. 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% 32% 5% 8% 4% 1,944
Once or twice a month 42% 34% 2% 15% 7% 636
Several times a year 29% 33% 3% 27% 8% 633
Seldom/never 13% 21% 1% 56% 9% 5,228

Belief in Heaven among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who …in heaven

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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 84% 9% 7% 1,944
Once or twice a month 84% 10% 5% 636
Several times a year 78% 16% 6% 633
Seldom/never 54% 37% 9% 5,228

Belief in Hell among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who …in hell

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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 67% 25% 8% 1,944
Once or twice a month 71% 23% 5% 636
Several times a year 62% 30% 8% 633
Seldom/never 39% 52% 9% 5,228

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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% 22% 31% 1,944
Once or twice a month 39% 19% 42% 636
Several times a year 34% 21% 45% 633
Seldom/never 29% 19% 52% 5,228

Political ideology among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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% 26% 15% 7% 1,944
Once or twice a month 39% 33% 23% 5% 636
Several times a year 35% 39% 22% 4% 633
Seldom/never 24% 37% 34% 6% 5,228

Views about size of government among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who would rather have…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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% 38% 3% 4% 1,944
Once or twice a month 45% 48% 4% 3% 636
Several times a year 46% 49% 2% 3% 633
Seldom/never 49% 44% 4% 3% 5,228

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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% 44% 4% 3% 1,944
Once or twice a month 48% 47% 4% 1% 636
Several times a year 41% 52% 4% 3% 633
Seldom/never 38% 57% 3% 2% 5,228

Views about abortion among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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% 68% 5% 1,944
Once or twice a month 44% 53% 3% 636
Several times a year 57% 40% 3% 633
Seldom/never 70% 26% 4% 5,228

Views about homosexuality among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who say homosexuality…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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% 55% 5% 3% 1,944
Once or twice a month 61% 31% 3% 4% 636
Several times a year 65% 26% 4% 5% 633
Seldom/never 79% 14% 4% 3% 5,228

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,944. 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% 63% 7% 1,944
Once or twice a month 49% 43% 8% 636
Several times a year 53% 39% 8% 633
Seldom/never 73% 21% 6% 5,228

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,944. 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% 46% 4% 5% 1,944
Once or twice a month 40% 53% 2% 5% 636
Several times a year 39% 56% 3% 3% 633
Seldom/never 31% 64% 2% 3% 5,228

Views about human evolution among adults in the West by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the West who say humans…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 1,944. 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% 24% 2% 55% 6% 1,944
Once or twice a month 21% 30% 5% 40% 4% 636
Several times a year 31% 28% 4% 33% 4% 633
Seldom/never 52% 21% 5% 19% 3% 5,228