Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants

% of Mainline 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 = 6,083. 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 53% 34% 10% 2% 1% 6,083
2007 52% 35% 9% 3% 1% 7,470

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,233. 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% 26% 31% 30% 3,233
Somewhat important 20% 33% 26% 21% 1,948
Not too important 18% 32% 27% 23% 591
Not at all important 17% 35% 22% 27% 133

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,233. 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% 9% 22% 38% 20% 3% 3,233
Somewhat important 13% 12% 28% 33% 13% 1% 1,948
Not too important 11% 12% 26% 35% 14% 2% 591
Not at all important 10% 13% 29% 30% 18% 1% 133

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,317. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 39% 61% 3,317
Somewhat important 49% 51% 1,990
Not too important 61% 39% 596
Not at all important 64% 36% 136

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,262. 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 84% 5% 1% 6% 4% 3,262
Somewhat important 89% 1% 2% 5% 3% 1,971
Not too important 91% 1% 1% 3% 3% 590
Not at all important 91% < 1% 1% 6% 2% 132

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,283. 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% 6% 87% 3,283
Somewhat important 5% 8% 86% 1,970
Not too important 6% 7% 87% 592
Not at all important 14% 10% 75% 132

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline 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 = 2,782. 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% 21% 27% 20% 2,782
Somewhat important 26% 19% 29% 26% 1,754
Not too important 20% 17% 33% 30% 521
Not at all important 30% 11% 29% 30% 121

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline 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 = 3,297. 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% 32% 18% 13% 3,297
Somewhat important 36% 30% 20% 14% 1,979
Not too important 35% 26% 22% 17% 593
Not at all important 32% 23% 31% 14% 135

Marital status among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,295. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 56% 4% 13% 11% 15% 3,295
Somewhat important 53% 7% 12% 7% 21% 1,983
Not too important 58% 7% 10% 5% 19% 595
Not at all important 50% 7% 18% 8% 17% 135

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

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,304. 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% 75% 3,304
Somewhat important 27% 73% 1,984
Not too important 26% 74% 595
Not at all important 28% 72% 135

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline 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 = 3,317. 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% 11% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 3,317
Somewhat important 50% 43% 5% 1% 1% 1% 1,990
Not too important 20% 46% 19% 2% 7% 7% 596
Not at all important 28% 21% 29% 3% 19% 1% 136

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline 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 = 3,317. 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 53% 34% 13% 1% 3,317
Somewhat important 12% 59% 29% < 1% 1,990
Not too important 2% 41% 57% < 1% 596
Not at all important 5% 23% 71% 1% 136

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,317. 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% 17% 2% 3% 1% 3,317
Somewhat important 32% 34% 13% 20% 1% 1,990
Not too important 13% 20% 15% 52% < 1% 596
Not at all important 21% 9% 4% 66% < 1% 136

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,317. 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% 11% 41% 1% 3,317
Somewhat important 5% 6% 9% 80% < 1% 1,990
Not too important < 1% 2% 1% 96% < 1% 596
Not at all important 3% < 1% 6% 91% < 1% 136

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline 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 = 3,317. 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% 9% 4% 38% 2% 3,317
Somewhat important 24% 11% 6% 58% 1% 1,990
Not too important 17% 10% 6% 67% 1% 596
Not at all important 20% 8% 5% 67% 1% 136

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,317. 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 72% 14% 6% 5% 2% 3,317
Somewhat important 38% 25% 16% 20% 2% 1,990
Not too important 33% 16% 19% 31% 1% 596
Not at all important 38% 12% 12% 38% < 1% 136

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,317. 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% 16% 12% 22% 2% 3,317
Somewhat important 37% 17% 17% 28% 1% 1,990
Not too important 36% 18% 17% 29% 1% 596
Not at all important 39% 17% 16% 26% 2% 136

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,317. 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 47% 7% 39% 4% 3% 3,317
Somewhat important 11% 13% 66% 9% 2% 1,990
Not too important 4% 16% 68% 9% 2% 596
Not at all important 4% 19% 61% 14% 2% 136

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,317. 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% 61% 2% 1% 3,317
Somewhat important 28% 70% 1% 1% 1,990
Not too important 24% 74% 2% 1% 596
Not at all important 28% 71% 1% 1% 136

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline 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 = 3,317. 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% 15% 11% 24% 1% 3,317
Somewhat important 10% 13% 15% 61% 1% 1,990
Not too important 2% 6% 6% 86% < 1% 596
Not at all important 10% 4% 5% 81% < 1% 136

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline 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 = 3,317. 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% 38% 4% 13% 9% 3,317
Somewhat important 12% 38% 1% 38% 10% 1,990
Not too important 4% 17% < 1% 69% 9% 596
Not at all important 7% 10% 2% 74% 8% 136

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,317. 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 88% 6% 7% 3,317
Somewhat important 79% 13% 8% 1,990
Not too important 52% 34% 14% 596
Not at all important 42% 54% 4% 136

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,317. 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% 21% 11% 3,317
Somewhat important 57% 33% 10% 1,990
Not too important 40% 49% 11% 596
Not at all important 27% 68% 5% 136

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,317. 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 47% 15% 39% 3,317
Somewhat important 44% 17% 39% 1,990
Not too important 36% 15% 49% 596
Not at all important 36% 19% 46% 136

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,317. 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% 16% 6% 3,317
Somewhat important 32% 41% 22% 4% 1,990
Not too important 27% 40% 27% 7% 596
Not at all important 23% 36% 36% 5% 136

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,317. 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% 34% 4% 4% 3,317
Somewhat important 59% 34% 3% 4% 1,990
Not too important 61% 35% 3% 2% 596
Not at all important 59% 36% 3% 2% 136

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,317. 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% 45% 5% 3% 3,317
Somewhat important 49% 47% 3% 1% 1,990
Not too important 46% 50% 3% 2% 596
Not at all important 42% 55% 3% < 1% 136

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline 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 = 3,317. 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% 45% 5% 3,317
Somewhat important 70% 26% 3% 1,990
Not too important 81% 17% 2% 596
Not at all important 77% 17% 6% 136

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline 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 = 3,317. 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% 34% 6% 4% 3,317
Somewhat important 75% 18% 4% 2% 1,990
Not too important 80% 14% 3% 2% 596
Not at all important 81% 13% 3% 3% 136

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,317. 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 47% 43% 9% 3,317
Somewhat important 66% 27% 7% 1,990
Not too important 75% 20% 5% 596
Not at all important 74% 20% 6% 136

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline 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 = 3,317. 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% 3% 3% 3,317
Somewhat important 39% 58% 2% 2% 1,990
Not too important 33% 64% 1% 2% 596
Not at all important 28% 68% < 1% 4% 136

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants by importance of religion

% of Mainline 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
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Very important 15% 34% 5% 39% 6% 3,317
Somewhat important 37% 33% 5% 21% 4% 1,990
Not too important 64% 19% 5% 10% 3% 596
Not at all important 58% 12% 7% 16% 7% 136