Frequency of prayer among adults in the West

% of adults in the West who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly 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 51% 14% 6% 28% 1% 8,498
2007 53% 16% 6% 23% 2% 7,279

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Frequency of prayer among adults in the West by religious group

% of adults in the West who pray…

Religious tradition At least daily Weekly Monthly 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 36% 16% 17% 30% 1% 113
Catholic 59% 19% 7% 14% < 1% 1,660
Evangelical Protestant 79% 13% 4% 3% 1% 1,819
Historically Black Protestant 85% 12% 1% 1% 1% 143
Jewish 21% 16% 5% 57% 1% 181
Mainline Protestant 50% 23% 8% 18% 1% 1,141
Mormon 86% 6% 2% 5% < 1% 480
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 16% 9% 7% 67% < 1% 2,388

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the West by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the West who are ages…

Frequency of prayer 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,172. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 18% 35% 28% 19% 4,172
Weekly 24% 35% 26% 15% 1,178
Monthly 28% 38% 23% 11% 493
Seldom/never 31% 35% 20% 14% 2,416

Generational cohort among adults in the West by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of prayer Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,172. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 11% 12% 30% 33% 13% 1% 4,172
Weekly 15% 17% 28% 31% 10% 1% 1,178
Monthly 18% 20% 28% 27% 7% < 1% 493
Seldom/never 19% 20% 27% 25% 9% 1% 2,416

Gender composition among adults in the West by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 41% 59% 4,272
Weekly 48% 52% 1,197
Monthly 59% 41% 495
Seldom/never 64% 36% 2,454

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

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Frequency of prayer White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,196. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 52% 6% 8% 29% 5% 4,196
Weekly 53% 5% 7% 29% 5% 1,180
Monthly 54% 3% 10% 29% 4% 491
Seldom/never 65% 2% 12% 17% 4% 2,418

Immigrant status among adults in the West by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,210. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 25% 12% 62% 4,210
Weekly 24% 13% 63% 1,183
Monthly 26% 16% 58% 492
Seldom/never 18% 16% 66% 2,428

Income distribution among adults in the West by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,712. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 38% 21% 24% 17% 3,712
Weekly 36% 18% 26% 21% 1,067
Monthly 35% 18% 21% 26% 447
Seldom/never 26% 21% 27% 26% 2,205

Educational distribution among adults in the West by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the West who have completed…

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,245. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 40% 36% 16% 9% 4,245
Weekly 41% 30% 17% 11% 1,192
Monthly 42% 30% 16% 11% 491
Seldom/never 32% 34% 21% 13% 2,445

Marital status among adults in the West by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,251. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 51% 8% 15% 7% 20% 4,251
Weekly 48% 10% 12% 5% 25% 1,193
Monthly 46% 12% 10% 3% 29% 493
Seldom/never 41% 11% 11% 3% 34% 2,445

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,254. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 32% 68% 4,254
Weekly 30% 70% 1,193
Monthly 32% 68% 492
Seldom/never 23% 77% 2,443

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the West who say they…

Frequency of prayer Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 81% 15% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 4,272
Weekly 56% 36% 5% 1% 1% 1% 1,197
Monthly 39% 39% 12% 1% 6% 3% 495
Seldom/never 15% 23% 16% 1% 39% 6% 2,454

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

% of adults in the West who say religion is…

Frequency of prayer Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 75% 19% 3% 2% 1% 4,272
Weekly 41% 45% 11% 3% < 1% 1,197
Monthly 21% 51% 19% 7% 1% 495
Seldom/never 5% 21% 31% 42% 1% 2,454

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

% of adults in the West who attend religious services…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 53% 32% 15% < 1% 4,272
Weekly 24% 48% 28% < 1% 1,197
Monthly 7% 55% 38% < 1% 495
Seldom/never 3% 23% 73% < 1% 2,454

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

% of adults in the West who attend prayer group…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 40% 13% 10% 38% < 1% 4,272
Weekly 13% 10% 11% 66% < 1% 1,197
Monthly 3% 7% 9% 79% < 1% 495
Seldom/never 2% 1% 3% 94% < 1% 2,454

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

% of adults in the West who meditate…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 58% 7% 3% 30% 2% 4,272
Weekly 34% 14% 7% 44% 2% 1,197
Monthly 22% 16% 6% 54% 2% 495
Seldom/never 17% 10% 5% 67% 1% 2,454

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

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

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 77% 11% 6% 5% 1% 4,272
Weekly 51% 22% 14% 12% 2% 1,197
Monthly 35% 24% 18% 21% 2% 495
Seldom/never 32% 16% 14% 38% 1% 2,454

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

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

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 55% 15% 11% 19% 2% 4,272
Weekly 45% 16% 15% 23% 1% 1,197
Monthly 37% 21% 19% 22% 1% 495
Seldom/never 41% 17% 16% 25% 1% 2,454

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

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

Frequency of prayer Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 49% 8% 34% 6% 3% 4,272
Weekly 22% 13% 51% 10% 3% 1,197
Monthly 10% 16% 58% 15% 2% 495
Seldom/never 4% 19% 56% 20% 2% 2,454

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

% of adults in the West who say…

Frequency of prayer There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 42% 55% 2% 2% 4,272
Weekly 27% 70% 2% 2% 1,197
Monthly 20% 77% 2% 1% 495
Seldom/never 19% 78% 1% 1% 2,454

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

% of adults in the West who read scripture…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 56% 12% 7% 25% 1% 4,272
Weekly 18% 14% 15% 52% 1% 1,197
Monthly 5% 10% 14% 72% < 1% 495
Seldom/never 2% 3% 5% 90% < 1% 2,454

Interpreting scripture among adults in the West by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 40% 33% 3% 16% 7% 4,272
Weekly 20% 33% 2% 38% 8% 1,197
Monthly 11% 26% 1% 49% 12% 495
Seldom/never 4% 9% 1% 79% 7% 2,454

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

% of adults in the West who …in heaven

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 82% 11% 7% 4,272
Weekly 75% 17% 9% 1,197
Monthly 63% 28% 9% 495
Seldom/never 30% 62% 8% 2,454

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

% of adults in the West who …in hell

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 64% 27% 8% 4,272
Weekly 55% 34% 11% 1,197
Monthly 48% 45% 8% 495
Seldom/never 22% 71% 7% 2,454

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the West by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Frequency of prayer Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 41% 20% 39% 4,272
Weekly 34% 19% 47% 1,197
Monthly 32% 23% 45% 495
Seldom/never 24% 19% 57% 2,454

Political ideology among adults in the West by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 43% 32% 19% 7% 4,272
Weekly 29% 38% 28% 4% 1,197
Monthly 26% 39% 31% 5% 495
Seldom/never 17% 35% 42% 6% 2,454

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

% of adults in the West who would rather have…

Frequency of prayer Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 52% 42% 3% 3% 4,272
Weekly 48% 46% 3% 3% 1,197
Monthly 52% 43% 2% 3% 495
Seldom/never 47% 46% 4% 3% 2,454

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

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

Frequency of prayer Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 46% 48% 4% 2% 4,272
Weekly 43% 52% 3% 2% 1,197
Monthly 41% 54% 3% 2% 495
Seldom/never 34% 61% 4% 2% 2,454

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

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

Frequency of prayer Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 42% 53% 5% 4,272
Weekly 60% 36% 4% 1,197
Monthly 63% 32% 5% 495
Seldom/never 81% 15% 4% 2,454

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

% of adults in the West who say homosexuality…

Frequency of prayer Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 53% 38% 4% 4% 4,272
Weekly 71% 21% 4% 4% 1,197
Monthly 81% 15% 2% 2% 495
Seldom/never 86% 8% 3% 3% 2,454

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

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

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 44% 48% 8% 4,272
Weekly 64% 28% 8% 1,197
Monthly 69% 23% 7% 495
Seldom/never 83% 13% 5% 2,454

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

% of adults in the West who say…

Frequency of prayer Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 41% 52% 3% 5% 4,272
Weekly 38% 59% 2% 2% 1,197
Monthly 36% 59% 3% 2% 495
Seldom/never 26% 69% 2% 3% 2,454

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

% of adults in the West who say humans…

Frequency of prayer Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least daily 19% 28% 4% 44% 6% 4,272
Weekly 37% 30% 4% 25% 3% 1,197
Monthly 45% 23% 6% 23% 3% 495
Seldom/never 72% 11% 5% 10% 2% 2,454