Importance of religion in one's life among Evangelical Protestants

% of Evangelical Protestants who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,593. 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 79% 17% 2% 1% 1% 8,593
2007 79% 17% 2% 1% 1% 9,472

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,752. 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 16% 33% 30% 21% 6,752
Somewhat important 22% 35% 26% 16% 1,369
Not too important 19% 38% 27% 16% 173

Generational cohort among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,752. 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 10% 12% 27% 35% 14% 1% 6,752
Somewhat important 14% 15% 29% 31% 10% 1% 1,369
Not too important 12% 12% 32% 32% 10% 1% 173

Gender composition among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,904. 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% 57% 6,904
Somewhat important 52% 48% 1,382
Not too important 68% 32% 174

Racial and ethnic composition among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,803. 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 75% 7% 2% 12% 5% 6,803
Somewhat important 78% 5% 3% 10% 5% 1,375
Not too important 87% 4% 1% 6% 2% 172

Immigrant status among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,816. 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 9% 7% 84% 6,816
Somewhat important 7% 6% 86% 1,366
Not too important 6% 9% 85% 173

Income distribution among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,938. 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% 22% 29% 14% 5,938
Somewhat important 35% 23% 26% 16% 1,261
Not too important 38% 19% 26% 17% 158

Educational distribution among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,863. 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% 35% 14% 8% 6,863
Somewhat important 43% 38% 13% 5% 1,378
Not too important 42% 33% 17% 8% 174

Marital status among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,879. 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 58% 4% 14% 8% 16% 6,879
Somewhat important 44% 9% 16% 6% 24% 1,379
Not too important 45% 9% 18% 5% 24% 173

Parent of children under 18 among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,877. 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 31% 69% 6,877
Somewhat important 31% 69% 1,379
Not too important 25% 75% 173

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 6,904. 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 94% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6,904
Somewhat important 66% 30% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% 1,382
Not too important 41% 42% 12% < 1% 3% 2% 174

Attendance at religious services among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 6,904. 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% 23% 8% 1% 6,904
Somewhat important 18% 58% 23% < 1% 1,382
Not too important 9% 43% 48% < 1% 174

Frequency of prayer among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,904. 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 87% 10% 1% 1% < 1% 6,904
Somewhat important 47% 30% 11% 12% 1% 1,382
Not too important 28% 18% 11% 42% 1% 174

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 6,904. 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% 14% 9% 24% 1% 6,904
Somewhat important 10% 12% 10% 67% < 1% 1,382
Not too important 8% 2% 5% 84% 1% 174

Frequency of meditation among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 6,904. 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% 6% 2% 35% 2% 6,904
Somewhat important 27% 9% 5% 58% 1% 1,382
Not too important 24% 9% 4% 63% 1% 174

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 6,904. 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 82% 9% 4% 3% 1% 6,904
Somewhat important 44% 23% 14% 17% 1% 1,382
Not too important 37% 12% 15% 35% 1% 174

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 6,904. 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% 16% 10% 22% 2% 6,904
Somewhat important 36% 18% 16% 29% 1% 1,382
Not too important 40% 20% 16% 23% 1% 174

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 6,904. 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 70% 3% 22% 2% 2% 6,904
Somewhat important 23% 11% 59% 6% 2% 1,382
Not too important 10% 13% 65% 10% 2% 174

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 6,904. 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% 43% 2% 1% 6,904
Somewhat important 32% 67% 1% 1% 1,382
Not too important 32% 65% 3% < 1% 174

Frequency of reading scripture among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 6,904. 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 73% 11% 5% 10% 1% 6,904
Somewhat important 22% 17% 15% 46% < 1% 1,382
Not too important 16% 12% 9% 62% < 1% 174

Interpreting scripture among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 6,904. 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% 25% 4% 4% 4% 6,904
Somewhat important 24% 47% 2% 20% 7% 1,382
Not too important 20% 33% < 1% 41% 6% 174

Belief in Heaven among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,904. 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 89% 5% 7% 6,904
Somewhat important 88% 6% 6% 1,382
Not too important 76% 20% 4% 174

Belief in Hell among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,904. 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 85% 8% 7% 6,904
Somewhat important 73% 19% 8% 1,382
Not too important 59% 35% 6% 174

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,904. 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 58% 16% 26% 6,904
Somewhat important 47% 16% 37% 1,382
Not too important 49% 14% 37% 174

Political ideology among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,904. 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 59% 25% 11% 6% 6,904
Somewhat important 39% 36% 20% 6% 1,382
Not too important 33% 43% 20% 4% 174

Views about size of government among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 6,904. 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 64% 29% 3% 4% 6,904
Somewhat important 61% 34% 2% 3% 1,382
Not too important 66% 29% 3% 2% 174

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 6,904. 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% 37% 4% 2% 6,904
Somewhat important 52% 44% 3% 1% 1,382
Not too important 56% 42% 2% < 1% 174

Views about abortion among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 6,904. 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 27% 70% 4% 6,904
Somewhat important 57% 40% 4% 1,382
Not too important 67% 29% 4% 174

Views about homosexuality among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 6,904. 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 30% 62% 5% 4% 6,904
Somewhat important 62% 30% 4% 4% 1,382
Not too important 67% 26% 3% 4% 174

Views about same-sex marriage among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,904. 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 22% 71% 7% 6,904
Somewhat important 52% 38% 9% 1,382
Not too important 63% 30% 7% 174

Views about environmental regulation among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 6,904. 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% 43% 3% 4% 6,904
Somewhat important 41% 54% 2% 3% 1,382
Not too important 46% 52% < 1% 2% 174

Views about human evolution among Evangelical Protestants by importance of religion

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 6,904. 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 7% 23% 2% 63% 5% 6,904
Somewhat important 23% 35% 5% 35% 3% 1,382
Not too important 40% 25% 6% 27% 2% 174