Importance of religion in one's life among the Unaffiliated

% of the Unaffiliated who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,556. 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 13% 21% 26% 39% 1% 7,556
2007 16% 25% 25% 33% 2% 5,048

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 801. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 25% 40% 25% 10% 801
Somewhat important 36% 37% 21% 7% 1,482
Not too important 39% 37% 17% 6% 1,894
Not at all important 34% 37% 18% 11% 3,189

Generational cohort among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 801. 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 14% 20% 32% 28% 6% < 1% 801
Somewhat important 21% 23% 29% 23% 4% < 1% 1,482
Not too important 26% 23% 27% 20% 4% < 1% 1,894
Not at all important 23% 21% 28% 22% 7% 1% 3,189

Gender composition among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 826. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 51% 49% 826
Somewhat important 54% 46% 1,498
Not too important 54% 46% 1,924
Not at all important 62% 38% 3,232

Racial and ethnic composition among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 800. 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 44% 24% 3% 24% 5% 800
Somewhat important 63% 12% 4% 15% 6% 1,468
Not too important 72% 6% 7% 11% 4% 1,904
Not at all important 77% 4% 5% 10% 3% 3,185

Immigrant status among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 804. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 21% 7% 72% 804
Somewhat important 12% 12% 76% 1,469
Not too important 12% 13% 75% 1,896
Not at all important 11% 13% 76% 3,193

Income distribution among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 704. 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% 20% 15% 10% 704
Somewhat important 41% 21% 24% 14% 1,345
Not too important 28% 21% 29% 22% 1,744
Not at all important 25% 19% 29% 27% 2,940

Educational distribution among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 821. 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% 28% 10% 3% 821
Somewhat important 48% 30% 14% 8% 1,494
Not too important 31% 37% 20% 12% 1,919
Not at all important 31% 32% 22% 15% 3,225

Marital status among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 817. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 38% 9% 15% 5% 32% 817
Somewhat important 35% 15% 12% 3% 34% 1,493
Not too important 38% 10% 10% 2% 40% 1,916
Not at all important 38% 11% 11% 3% 37% 3,223

Parent of children under 18 among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 824. 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 34% 66% 824
Somewhat important 29% 71% 1,492
Not too important 26% 74% 1,918
Not at all important 23% 77% 3,222

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 826. 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% 15% 5% 1% 3% 1% 826
Somewhat important 42% 36% 10% 1% 8% 3% 1,498
Not too important 15% 31% 19% < 1% 27% 8% 1,924
Not at all important 10% 11% 9% 1% 62% 7% 3,232

Attendance at religious services among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 826. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 23% 37% 39% 1% 826
Somewhat important 3% 41% 56% < 1% 1,498
Not too important 1% 27% 72% < 1% 1,924
Not at all important 1% 8% 91% < 1% 3,232

Frequency of prayer among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 826. 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 67% 15% 4% 12% 1% 826
Somewhat important 28% 23% 13% 36% 1% 1,498
Not too important 10% 10% 8% 71% < 1% 1,924
Not at all important 5% 3% 3% 88% < 1% 3,232

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 826. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 24% 10% 8% 57% < 1% 826
Somewhat important 4% 5% 7% 84% < 1% 1,498
Not too important 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 1,924
Not at all important 1% < 1% 1% 97% < 1% 3,232

Frequency of meditation among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 826. 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% 2% 39% 2% 826
Somewhat important 28% 11% 5% 55% 1% 1,498
Not too important 20% 12% 6% 62% 1% 1,924
Not at all important 21% 8% 5% 65% 1% 3,232

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 826. 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% 12% 8% 14% 3% 826
Somewhat important 42% 18% 13% 26% 1% 1,498
Not too important 32% 18% 14% 35% 1% 1,924
Not at all important 34% 15% 9% 40% 2% 3,232

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 826. 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% 13% 7% 26% 1% 826
Somewhat important 45% 15% 12% 26% 1% 1,498
Not too important 43% 19% 15% 23% 1% 1,924
Not at all important 48% 16% 12% 24% 1% 3,232

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 826. 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% 13% 45% 6% 4% 826
Somewhat important 8% 16% 62% 11% 2% 1,498
Not too important 2% 20% 62% 15% 1% 1,924
Not at all important 1% 19% 54% 24% 2% 3,232

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 826. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 28% 66% 3% 3% 826
Somewhat important 23% 75% 1% 1% 1,498
Not too important 19% 79% 1% < 1% 1,924
Not at all important 17% 82% 1% 1% 3,232

Frequency of reading scripture among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 826. 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 41% 14% 8% 37% 1% 826
Somewhat important 9% 9% 9% 72% 1% 1,498
Not too important 3% 4% 5% 87% < 1% 1,924
Not at all important 3% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 3,232

Interpreting scripture among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 826. 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% 24% 3% 25% 10% 826
Somewhat important 13% 20% 1% 56% 10% 1,498
Not too important 4% 9% < 1% 79% 7% 1,924
Not at all important 2% 3% < 1% 91% 4% 3,232

Belief in Heaven among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 826. 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% 7% 826
Somewhat important 62% 27% 10% 1,498
Not too important 34% 54% 12% 1,924
Not at all important 13% 80% 7% 3,232

Belief in Hell among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 826. 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 60% 32% 8% 826
Somewhat important 46% 45% 10% 1,498
Not too important 23% 67% 9% 1,924
Not at all important 9% 85% 6% 3,232

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 826. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 24% 28% 48% 826
Somewhat important 28% 25% 47% 1,498
Not too important 26% 20% 54% 1,924
Not at all important 19% 20% 61% 3,232

Political ideology among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 826. 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% 30% 28% 11% 826
Somewhat important 21% 41% 30% 8% 1,498
Not too important 17% 40% 37% 6% 1,924
Not at all important 13% 32% 48% 7% 3,232

Views about size of government among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 826. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 39% 53% 4% 4% 826
Somewhat important 49% 45% 2% 4% 1,498
Not too important 49% 44% 3% 4% 1,924
Not at all important 46% 47% 4% 4% 3,232

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 826. 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% 56% 4% 3% 826
Somewhat important 42% 52% 4% 2% 1,498
Not too important 36% 59% 4% 1% 1,924
Not at all important 33% 62% 3% 2% 3,232

Views about abortion among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 826. 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% 49% 8% 826
Somewhat important 66% 30% 4% 1,498
Not too important 78% 18% 3% 1,924
Not at all important 83% 14% 3% 3,232

Views about homosexuality among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 826. 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% 33% 4% 5% 826
Somewhat important 81% 13% 3% 3% 1,498
Not too important 86% 10% 2% 2% 1,924
Not at all important 90% 7% 2% 1% 3,232

Views about same-sex marriage among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 826. 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% 41% 11% 826
Somewhat important 73% 20% 7% 1,498
Not too important 83% 13% 4% 1,924
Not at all important 87% 8% 4% 3,232

Views about environmental regulation among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 826. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 38% 54% 3% 5% 826
Somewhat important 32% 62% 3% 3% 1,498
Not too important 27% 70% 2% 2% 1,924
Not at all important 21% 75% 2% 2% 3,232

Views about human evolution among the Unaffiliated by importance of religion

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 826. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 23% 30% 5% 37% 5% 826
Somewhat important 46% 23% 6% 22% 3% 1,498
Not too important 71% 12% 5% 10% 2% 1,924
Not at all important 81% 7% 3% 7% 2% 3,232