Importance of religion in one's life among nothing in particulars

% of nothing in particulars who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,984. 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 17% 27% 27% 28% 1% 4,984
2007 19% 29% 24% 26% 2% 3,707

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 731. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 25% 40% 25% 10% 731
Somewhat important 34% 37% 22% 7% 1,247
Not too important 37% 38% 18% 7% 1,331
Not at all important 32% 36% 20% 12% 1,539

Generational cohort among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 731. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 13% 20% 32% 28% 6% < 1% 731
Somewhat important 20% 23% 29% 24% 4% < 1% 1,247
Not too important 24% 22% 29% 21% 4% < 1% 1,331
Not at all important 20% 20% 27% 25% 7% 1% 1,539

Gender composition among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 50% 50% 753
Somewhat important 52% 48% 1,262
Not too important 50% 50% 1,354
Not at all important 60% 40% 1,557

Racial and ethnic composition among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 732. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 42% 25% 3% 24% 5% 732
Somewhat important 61% 13% 4% 15% 7% 1,234
Not too important 71% 7% 7% 11% 4% 1,342
Not at all important 73% 7% 5% 12% 4% 1,526

Immigrant status among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 732. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 21% 7% 73% 732
Somewhat important 13% 11% 76% 1,237
Not too important 13% 12% 75% 1,329
Not at all important 13% 13% 74% 1,530

Income distribution among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who have a household income of…

Importance of religion in one's life Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 638. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 55% 21% 14% 10% 638
Somewhat important 42% 21% 24% 13% 1,127
Not too important 31% 22% 28% 19% 1,217
Not at all important 29% 21% 26% 23% 1,390

Educational distribution among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 749. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 61% 28% 9% 3% 749
Somewhat important 51% 30% 13% 7% 1,258
Not too important 35% 36% 18% 10% 1,349
Not at all important 39% 31% 17% 14% 1,551

Marital status among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 746. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 38% 9% 16% 5% 32% 746
Somewhat important 36% 15% 12% 4% 33% 1,257
Not too important 40% 11% 10% 2% 38% 1,348
Not at all important 39% 10% 11% 3% 37% 1,552

Parent of children under 18 among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 752. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 35% 65% 752
Somewhat important 30% 70% 1,257
Not too important 28% 72% 1,349
Not at all important 23% 77% 1,549

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who say they…

Importance of religion in one's life Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 79% 14% 4% < 1% 2% 1% 753
Somewhat important 46% 37% 9% 1% 4% 3% 1,262
Not too important 18% 34% 19% < 1% 21% 7% 1,354
Not at all important 18% 16% 13% 1% 46% 7% 1,557

Attendance at religious services among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who attend religious services…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 23% 38% 39% 1% 753
Somewhat important 3% 41% 55% < 1% 1,262
Not too important 1% 28% 71% < 1% 1,354
Not at all important 1% 9% 90% < 1% 1,557

Frequency of prayer among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 68% 16% 4% 11% 1% 753
Somewhat important 31% 24% 13% 32% 1% 1,262
Not too important 12% 12% 9% 67% < 1% 1,354
Not at all important 9% 6% 5% 80% 1% 1,557

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who attend prayer group…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 25% 10% 8% 56% < 1% 753
Somewhat important 4% 6% 6% 84% < 1% 1,262
Not too important 1% 2% 4% 94% < 1% 1,354
Not at all important 2% < 1% 1% 96% < 1% 1,557

Frequency of meditation among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who meditate…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 46% 9% 3% 41% 2% 753
Somewhat important 27% 9% 5% 57% 1% 1,262
Not too important 20% 11% 5% 63% 1% 1,354
Not at all important 24% 9% 4% 62% 1% 1,557

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 63% 12% 8% 14% 3% 753
Somewhat important 42% 18% 12% 27% 1% 1,262
Not too important 32% 17% 14% 36% 1% 1,354
Not at all important 38% 14% 9% 37% 3% 1,557

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 51% 13% 7% 28% 1% 753
Somewhat important 41% 16% 13% 29% 1% 1,262
Not too important 41% 17% 15% 28% < 1% 1,354
Not at all important 42% 14% 12% 30% 1% 1,557

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 33% 12% 45% 6% 4% 753
Somewhat important 9% 14% 63% 11% 2% 1,262
Not too important 3% 17% 65% 14% 1% 1,354
Not at all important 2% 16% 62% 18% 2% 1,557

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who say…

Importance of religion in one's life There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 28% 65% 3% 3% 753
Somewhat important 25% 74% 1% 1% 1,262
Not too important 20% 79% 1% 1% 1,354
Not at all important 19% 79% 1% 1% 1,557

Frequency of reading scripture among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who read scripture…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 42% 14% 8% 36% 1% 753
Somewhat important 9% 9% 8% 72% 1% 1,262
Not too important 4% 4% 5% 87% < 1% 1,354
Not at all important 4% 2% 3% 90% < 1% 1,557

Interpreting scripture among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who say the holy scripture is…

Importance of religion in one's life Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 40% 25% 3% 22% 10% 753
Somewhat important 15% 23% 1% 51% 10% 1,262
Not too important 5% 12% < 1% 74% 8% 1,354
Not at all important 3% 5% < 1% 86% 6% 1,557

Belief in Heaven among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 80% 13% 7% 753
Somewhat important 67% 23% 10% 1,262
Not too important 41% 47% 12% 1,354
Not at all important 22% 68% 10% 1,557

Belief in Hell among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 63% 29% 8% 753
Somewhat important 50% 41% 9% 1,262
Not too important 28% 62% 10% 1,354
Not at all important 15% 76% 9% 1,557

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 24% 29% 46% 753
Somewhat important 29% 27% 45% 1,262
Not too important 28% 22% 50% 1,354
Not at all important 21% 25% 54% 1,557

Political ideology among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 32% 29% 27% 12% 753
Somewhat important 23% 41% 28% 9% 1,262
Not too important 19% 39% 35% 8% 1,354
Not at all important 16% 34% 41% 10% 1,557

Views about size of government among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who would rather have…

Importance of religion in one's life Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 39% 53% 3% 4% 753
Somewhat important 49% 46% 2% 3% 1,262
Not too important 50% 43% 3% 4% 1,354
Not at all important 48% 45% 4% 4% 1,557

Views about government aid to the poor among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who say government aid to the poor…

Importance of religion in one's life Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 38% 54% 4% 3% 753
Somewhat important 44% 50% 4% 2% 1,262
Not too important 40% 55% 4% 1% 1,354
Not at all important 39% 56% 4% 2% 1,557

Views about abortion among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who say abortion should be…

Importance of religion in one's life Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 42% 50% 8% 753
Somewhat important 64% 32% 4% 1,262
Not too important 75% 22% 4% 1,354
Not at all important 78% 18% 4% 1,557

Views about homosexuality among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who say homosexuality…

Importance of religion in one's life Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 56% 35% 4% 5% 753
Somewhat important 80% 13% 4% 3% 1,262
Not too important 84% 12% 2% 2% 1,354
Not at all important 84% 10% 3% 2% 1,557

Views about same-sex marriage among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 46% 43% 11% 753
Somewhat important 70% 22% 8% 1,262
Not too important 80% 15% 5% 1,354
Not at all important 81% 12% 6% 1,557

Views about environmental regulation among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who say…

Importance of religion in one's life Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 38% 53% 3% 6% 753
Somewhat important 34% 60% 3% 3% 1,262
Not too important 30% 67% 2% 2% 1,354
Not at all important 24% 72% 2% 2% 1,557

Views about human evolution among nothing in particulars by importance of religion

% of nothing in particulars who say humans…

Importance of religion in one's life Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 20% 30% 5% 40% 5% 753
Somewhat important 42% 24% 6% 25% 3% 1,262
Not too important 66% 14% 5% 13% 3% 1,354
Not at all important 72% 11% 4% 11% 3% 1,557