Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Catholics

% of Catholics who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,202. 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 57% 17% 11% 14% 1% 7,202
2007 47% 16% 16% 19% 3% 8,054

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who are ages…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,085. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 15% 32% 30% 24% 4,085
Once or twice a month 21% 38% 28% 13% 1,156
Several times a year 22% 36% 29% 13% 782
Seldom/never 18% 32% 30% 19% 942

Generational cohort among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,085. 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 9% 9% 28% 36% 16% 2% 4,085
Once or twice a month 14% 14% 31% 32% 9% < 1% 1,156
Several times a year 16% 13% 29% 34% 6% 1% 782
Seldom/never 11% 13% 26% 36% 12% 1% 942

Gender composition among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 42% 58% 4,173
Once or twice a month 48% 52% 1,175
Several times a year 47% 53% 793
Seldom/never 62% 38% 963

Racial and ethnic composition among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,115. 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% 3% 3% 36% 2% 4,115
Once or twice a month 62% 3% 4% 30% 1% 1,164
Several times a year 63% 3% 3% 30% 2% 783
Seldom/never 62% 2% 3% 31% 2% 956

Immigrant status among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,131. 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% 15% 55% 4,131
Once or twice a month 25% 15% 60% 1,167
Several times a year 25% 13% 62% 785
Seldom/never 24% 17% 60% 951

Income distribution among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who have a household income of…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,523. 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% 19% 25% 18% 3,523
Once or twice a month 33% 20% 27% 21% 1,040
Several times a year 29% 20% 30% 21% 695
Seldom/never 39% 19% 24% 18% 811

Educational distribution among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who have completed…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,148. 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 47% 27% 16% 10% 4,148
Once or twice a month 41% 30% 18% 11% 1,170
Several times a year 42% 28% 20% 10% 788
Seldom/never 54% 25% 13% 8% 955

Marital status among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,154. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 53% 8% 12% 9% 18% 4,154
Once or twice a month 51% 9% 12% 4% 24% 1,175
Several times a year 52% 8% 10% 4% 27% 791
Seldom/never 46% 10% 12% 7% 24% 958

Parent of children under 18 among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,155. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 30% 70% 4,155
Once or twice a month 32% 68% 1,169
Several times a year 34% 66% 791
Seldom/never 29% 71% 959

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who say they…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. 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 73% 22% 3% 1% 1% 1% 4,173
Once or twice a month 63% 31% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 1,175
Several times a year 53% 37% 7% 1% 2% 1% 793
Seldom/never 41% 36% 14% 1% 6% 3% 963

Importance of religion in one's life among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who say religion is…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 72% 24% 3% 1% < 1% 4,173
Once or twice a month 48% 42% 8% 1% 1% 1,175
Several times a year 35% 50% 13% 2% < 1% 793
Seldom/never 30% 41% 20% 9% < 1% 963

Attendance at religious services among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who attend religious services…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. 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% 35% 14% 1% 4,173
Once or twice a month 31% 50% 20% < 1% 1,175
Several times a year 23% 53% 24% < 1% 793
Seldom/never 18% 40% 42% < 1% 963

Frequency of prayer among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who pray…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 72% 17% 4% 6% 1% 4,173
Once or twice a month 51% 29% 9% 11% < 1% 1,175
Several times a year 41% 26% 12% 20% < 1% 793
Seldom/never 29% 18% 14% 38% 1% 963

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

% of Catholics who attend prayer group…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 23% 11% 11% 54% 1% 4,173
Once or twice a month 10% 10% 10% 69% < 1% 1,175
Several times a year 7% 6% 13% 74% < 1% 793
Seldom/never 8% 3% 5% 84% < 1% 963

Frequency of meditation among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who meditate…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 53% 9% 3% 33% 1% 4,173
Once or twice a month 28% 14% 6% 52% 1% 1,175
Several times a year 20% 9% 11% 58% 1% 793
Seldom/never 18% 6% 4% 71% 1% 963

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 54% 14% 11% 20% 1% 4,173
Once or twice a month 35% 24% 17% 24% < 1% 1,175
Several times a year 21% 15% 31% 31% 1% 793
Seldom/never 21% 9% 13% 55% 1% 963

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. 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% 9% 41% 9% 3% 4,173
Once or twice a month 23% 12% 55% 9% 2% 1,175
Several times a year 19% 10% 56% 14% 1% 793
Seldom/never 13% 10% 60% 14% 2% 963

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who say…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 33% 64% 2% 1% 4,173
Once or twice a month 28% 71% 1% < 1% 1,175
Several times a year 27% 71% 1% 1% 793
Seldom/never 24% 74% 1% 1% 963

Frequency of reading scripture among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who read scripture…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 35% 13% 11% 41% 1% 4,173
Once or twice a month 16% 15% 12% 57% < 1% 1,175
Several times a year 10% 8% 15% 67% < 1% 793
Seldom/never 9% 4% 5% 81% 1% 963

Interpreting scripture among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. 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% 37% 3% 22% 8% 4,173
Once or twice a month 22% 38% 2% 30% 8% 1,175
Several times a year 18% 38% 3% 34% 7% 793
Seldom/never 18% 27% 1% 45% 8% 963

Belief in Heaven among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who …in heaven

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. 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 88% 8% 4% 4,173
Once or twice a month 87% 8% 5% 1,175
Several times a year 84% 10% 6% 793
Seldom/never 71% 22% 7% 963

Belief in Hell among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who …in hell

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. 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 66% 26% 8% 4,173
Once or twice a month 67% 26% 7% 1,175
Several times a year 60% 31% 9% 793
Seldom/never 52% 40% 8% 963

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 37% 20% 43% 4,173
Once or twice a month 40% 15% 45% 1,175
Several times a year 39% 15% 46% 793
Seldom/never 37% 19% 45% 963

Political ideology among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 40% 35% 21% 5% 4,173
Once or twice a month 36% 39% 21% 4% 1,175
Several times a year 31% 41% 25% 4% 793
Seldom/never 33% 33% 28% 6% 963

Views about size of government among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who would rather have…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. 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% 47% 3% 3% 4,173
Once or twice a month 51% 44% 2% 3% 1,175
Several times a year 48% 48% 2% 2% 793
Seldom/never 48% 47% 2% 3% 963

Views about government aid to the poor among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. 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% 48% 4% 2% 4,173
Once or twice a month 45% 51% 3% 1% 1,175
Several times a year 48% 47% 3% 1% 793
Seldom/never 48% 48% 3% 2% 963

Views about abortion among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who say abortion should be…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 42% 52% 5% 4,173
Once or twice a month 53% 44% 3% 1,175
Several times a year 56% 40% 4% 793
Seldom/never 59% 37% 4% 963

Views about homosexuality among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who say homosexuality…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. 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 66% 25% 4% 4% 4,173
Once or twice a month 75% 19% 3% 3% 1,175
Several times a year 75% 19% 3% 3% 793
Seldom/never 72% 22% 3% 3% 963

Views about same-sex marriage among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. 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% 38% 10% 4,173
Once or twice a month 65% 29% 7% 1,175
Several times a year 64% 29% 7% 793
Seldom/never 60% 31% 9% 963

Views about environmental regulation among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who say…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 39% 55% 2% 3% 4,173
Once or twice a month 39% 57% 1% 3% 1,175
Several times a year 39% 58% 1% 1% 793
Seldom/never 41% 54% 2% 3% 963

Views about human evolution among Catholics by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of Catholics who say humans…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,173. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 24% 35% 4% 32% 5% 4,173
Once or twice a month 36% 30% 4% 27% 3% 1,175
Several times a year 42% 30% 3% 22% 3% 793
Seldom/never 42% 23% 4% 26% 6% 963