Importance of religion in one's life among Catholics

% of Catholics who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important 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 58% 32% 8% 2% < 1% 7,202
2007 56% 34% 7% 2% 1% 8,054

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,122. 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% 33% 29% 25% 4,122
Somewhat important 22% 34% 30% 14% 2,188
Not too important 27% 33% 25% 15% 563
Not at all important 24% 28% 33% 15% 160

Generational cohort among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,122. 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 8% 10% 29% 35% 17% 2% 4,122
Somewhat important 15% 13% 28% 35% 8% 1% 2,188
Not too important 19% 11% 30% 31% 8% 1% 563
Not at all important 16% 14% 22% 39% 9% < 1% 160

Gender composition among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,220. 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% 58% 4,220
Somewhat important 50% 50% 2,225
Not too important 59% 41% 569
Not at all important 72% 28% 160

Racial and ethnic composition among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,162. 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 54% 4% 3% 38% 2% 4,162
Somewhat important 63% 2% 2% 31% 2% 2,200
Not too important 75% 1% 5% 19% 1% 564
Not at all important 71% 2% < 1% 25% 2% 160

Immigrant status among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,174. 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% 14% 54% 4,174
Somewhat important 23% 16% 61% 2,201
Not too important 14% 16% 70% 566
Not at all important 22% 15% 63% 158

Income distribution among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics 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 = 3,497. 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% 19% 24% 17% 3,497
Somewhat important 31% 20% 28% 21% 1,963
Not too important 28% 18% 31% 24% 511
Not at all important 36% 16% 29% 18% 147

Educational distribution among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree 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.
Very important 49% 26% 15% 10% 4,196
Somewhat important 45% 29% 18% 9% 2,211
Not too important 38% 29% 21% 12% 564
Not at all important 47% 27% 16% 10% 159

Marital status among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,203. 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% 7% 12% 9% 17% 4,203
Somewhat important 48% 10% 13% 5% 25% 2,219
Not too important 46% 9% 10% 3% 33% 566
Not at all important 33% 11% 18% 6% 33% 160

Parent of children under 18 among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,200. 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% 68% 4,200
Somewhat important 30% 70% 2,217
Not too important 23% 77% 567
Not at all important 15% 85% 160

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics 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 = 4,220. 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% 18% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 4,220
Somewhat important 52% 40% 6% 1% 1% 1% 2,225
Not too important 24% 45% 20% 1% 6% 4% 569
Not at all important 23% 22% 20% < 1% 29% 6% 160

Attendance at religious services among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics 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 = 4,220. 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 57% 31% 11% 1% 4,220
Somewhat important 18% 57% 25% < 1% 2,225
Not too important 3% 44% 53% < 1% 569
Not at all important 5% 18% 76% 1% 160

Frequency of prayer among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,220. 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 77% 16% 3% 3% 1% 4,220
Somewhat important 38% 31% 13% 17% 1% 2,225
Not too important 19% 14% 12% 55% < 1% 569
Not at all important 9% 11% 9% 71% < 1% 160

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics 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 = 4,220. 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% 12% 12% 50% 1% 4,220
Somewhat important 7% 7% 8% 78% < 1% 2,225
Not too important 3% 1% 2% 95% < 1% 569
Not at all important 5% 2% 4% 89% < 1% 160

Frequency of meditation among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics 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 = 4,220. 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 52% 9% 4% 33% 2% 4,220
Somewhat important 25% 10% 6% 58% < 1% 2,225
Not too important 19% 8% 6% 67% 1% 569
Not at all important 18% 5% 2% 75% < 1% 160

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics 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 = 4,220. 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 71% 14% 7% 7% 1% 4,220
Somewhat important 42% 22% 17% 18% 1% 2,225
Not too important 25% 18% 19% 36% 2% 569
Not at all important 25% 9% 10% 55% 1% 160

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics 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 = 4,220. 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 48% 14% 13% 23% 2% 4,220
Somewhat important 34% 18% 17% 31% 1% 2,225
Not too important 34% 13% 16% 36% 1% 569
Not at all important 32% 13% 15% 38% 1% 160

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics 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 = 4,220. 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 43% 8% 39% 8% 3% 4,220
Somewhat important 15% 12% 61% 12% 1% 2,225
Not too important 5% 14% 64% 16% 2% 569
Not at all important 4% 13% 57% 23% 3% 160

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics 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 = 4,220. 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% 63% 1% 2% 4,220
Somewhat important 26% 73% 1% 1% 2,225
Not too important 25% 72% 2% 1% 569
Not at all important 18% 80% 1% 1% 160

Frequency of reading scripture among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics 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 = 4,220. 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 37% 14% 11% 37% 1% 4,220
Somewhat important 11% 9% 12% 68% 1% 2,225
Not too important 4% 2% 4% 90% < 1% 569
Not at all important 5% 6% 2% 87% < 1% 160

Interpreting scripture among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics 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 = 4,220. 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% 39% 4% 14% 8% 4,220
Somewhat important 15% 36% 2% 39% 8% 2,225
Not too important 5% 21% 1% 67% 6% 569
Not at all important 10% 9% < 1% 76% 5% 160

Belief in Heaven among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,220. 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 91% 5% 4% 4,220
Somewhat important 82% 12% 6% 2,225
Not too important 61% 30% 9% 569
Not at all important 41% 54% 6% 160

Belief in Hell among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,220. 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 71% 21% 8% 4,220
Somewhat important 58% 34% 7% 2,225
Not too important 40% 51% 9% 569
Not at all important 32% 61% 7% 160

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,220. 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% 20% 43% 4,220
Somewhat important 37% 18% 45% 2,225
Not too important 39% 14% 47% 569
Not at all important 33% 16% 51% 160

Political ideology among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,220. 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 43% 32% 19% 5% 4,220
Somewhat important 30% 41% 24% 4% 2,225
Not too important 26% 40% 30% 4% 569
Not at all important 25% 30% 39% 6% 160

Views about size of government among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics 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 = 4,220. 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% 48% 3% 3% 4,220
Somewhat important 49% 46% 3% 3% 2,225
Not too important 54% 42% 2% 3% 569
Not at all important 45% 49% 2% 5% 160

Views about government aid to the poor among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics 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 = 4,220. 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% 48% 4% 2% 4,220
Somewhat important 47% 48% 3% 2% 2,225
Not too important 48% 47% 4% 1% 569
Not at all important 38% 57% 3% 2% 160

Views about abortion among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics 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 = 4,220. 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 36% 59% 5% 4,220
Somewhat important 61% 35% 4% 2,225
Not too important 75% 21% 4% 569
Not at all important 76% 21% 3% 160

Views about homosexuality among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics 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 = 4,220. 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% 28% 5% 5% 4,220
Somewhat important 78% 16% 3% 3% 2,225
Not too important 84% 12% 1% 2% 569
Not at all important 77% 17% 2% 4% 160

Views about same-sex marriage among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,220. 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 48% 42% 10% 4,220
Somewhat important 67% 25% 8% 2,225
Not too important 75% 19% 7% 569
Not at all important 67% 28% 5% 160

Views about environmental regulation among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics 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 = 4,220. 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% 54% 2% 4% 4,220
Somewhat important 39% 56% 3% 2% 2,225
Not too important 35% 61% 1% 3% 569
Not at all important 44% 53% 1% 2% 160

Views about human evolution among Catholics by importance of religion

% of Catholics 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 = 4,220. 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% 34% 4% 35% 6% 4,220
Somewhat important 39% 31% 4% 23% 3% 2,225
Not too important 61% 16% 5% 15% 3% 569
Not at all important 61% 20% 3% 13% 4% 160