State

% of adults who are in…

Survey year Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Sample Size
Sample size = 35,071. 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 2% < 1% 2% 1% 12% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 3% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 6% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 2% 8% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 35,071
2007 2% < 1% 2% 1% 11% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 3% < 1% 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 6% 3% < 1% 5% 1% 1% 5% < 1% 2% < 1% 2% 7% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 35,556

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State by religious group

% of adults who are in…

Religious tradition Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Sample Size
Sample size = 264. 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.
Buddhist < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 26% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 5% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 2% 4% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 9% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 7% 1% < 1% 4% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 264
Catholic < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 16% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 4% 3% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 5% 1% 10% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% 5% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 9% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 7,202
Evangelical Protestant 3% < 1% 2% 2% 9% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 5% < 1% < 1% 3% 3% 1% 1% 3% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 2% 3% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 4% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% 10% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 8,593
Hindu < 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 30% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 4% 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 11% < 1% 13% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4% < 1% < 1% 2% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 199
Historically Black Protestant 4% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 8% 8% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% < 1% 5% 1% 4% 1% 3% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 5% 6% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 3% < 1% 3% 8% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,916
Jehovah's Witness < 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 17% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 6% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 8% 2% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 5% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 13% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% 2% 1% 245
Jewish < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 14% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 4% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 10% < 1% 23% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 847
Mainline Protestant 1% < 1% 2% 1% 8% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% 1% 4% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 4% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 5% 4% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 7% < 1% 2% 1% 2% 7% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 6,083
Mormon 1% 1% 7% 1% 10% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% 1% 6% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% 28% < 1% 3% 5% 1% < 1% 1% 664
Muslim 1% < 1% 2% 2% 15% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 7% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 3% 4% 2% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 9% < 1% 13% 2% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 7% 1% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 237
Orthodox Christian < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 15% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% 1% 5% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 7% < 1% 13% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 1% 6% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 1% < 1% 2% 1% 14% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 2% 1% 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 3% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 8% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 2% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 6% 1% < 1% 2% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 7,556

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BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God by state

% of adults who say they…

State 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 = 511. 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.
Alabama 82% 12% 2% 1% 2% 2% 511
Alaska 55% 24% 5% 1% 12% 3% 310
Arizona 62% 20% 6% < 1% 10% 2% 653
Arkansas 77% 15% 2% < 1% 4% 1% 311
California 54% 22% 8% 1% 12% 2% 3,697
Colorado 55% 23% 7% 1% 10% 3% 504
Connecticut 54% 25% 5% 1% 12% 3% 377
Delaware 61% 22% 6% 1% 7% 2% 301
District of Columbia 55% 20% 7% 1% 14% 3% 303
Florida 64% 18% 5% 1% 10% 2% 2,020
Georgia 74% 14% 4% < 1% 6% 2% 968
Hawaii 62% 18% 7% 2% 9% 2% 312
Idaho 62% 19% 4% 1% 11% 3% 320
Illinois 61% 22% 6% 1% 9% 3% 1,326
Indiana 63% 20% 4% 1% 10% 2% 654
Iowa 66% 17% 5% 2% 9% 2% 330
Kansas 66% 22% 3% < 1% 7% 2% 307
Kentucky 75% 12% 2% < 1% 8% 2% 439
Louisiana 75% 14% 2% 1% 6% 1% 465
Maine 48% 27% 6% 1% 16% 2% 303
Maryland 64% 18% 4% < 1% 10% 4% 644
Massachusetts 40% 26% 10% 2% 18% 4% 704
Michigan 63% 21% 4% 1% 9% 2% 982
Minnesota 56% 25% 6% < 1% 9% 4% 563
Mississippi 82% 9% 3% 1% 4% 1% 309
Missouri 70% 17% 6% < 1% 6% 1% 642
Montana 64% 20% 6% < 1% 8% 1% 312
Nebraska 66% 20% 2% 1% 9% 2% 312
Nevada 59% 19% 6% 1% 12% 2% 314
New Hampshire 43% 26% 8% 1% 16% 6% 303
New Jersey 60% 24% 6% < 1% 8% 2% 886
New Mexico 63% 20% 4% < 1% 11% 2% 312
New York 56% 21% 7% 1% 12% 3% 1,966
North Carolina 73% 15% 2% 1% 7% 1% 1,022
North Dakota 64% 23% 3% < 1% 8% 2% 338
Ohio 67% 19% 4% 1% 7% 2% 1,132
Oklahoma 71% 18% 3% < 1% 6% 1% 391
Oregon 57% 19% 7% < 1% 13% 4% 419
Pennsylvania 61% 21% 5% 1% 10% 2% 1,366
Rhode Island 60% 17% 6% < 1% 11% 5% 305
South Carolina 74% 16% 3% 1% 5% 2% 495
South Dakota 69% 19% 4% < 1% 7% < 1% 305
Tennessee 78% 13% 4% < 1% 3% 1% 661
Texas 69% 19% 4% 1% 6% 1% 2,535
Utah 61% 19% 8% 2% 8% 2% 315
Vermont 41% 26% 5% < 1% 21% 6% 306
Virginia 67% 17% 5% < 1% 8% 2% 882
Washington 55% 22% 8% < 1% 13% 2% 714
West Virginia 77% 13% 3% < 1% 5% 2% 309
Wisconsin 56% 24% 6% 1% 12% 2% 600
Wyoming 66% 17% 7% < 1% 6% 4% 316

Learn More: Believe in God; absolutely certain, Believe in God; fairly certain, Believe in God; not too/not at all certain, Do not believe in God

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Importance of religion in one's life by state

% of adults who say religion is…

State Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 77% 13% 6% 4% < 1% 511
Alaska 41% 29% 13% 16% 1% 310
Arizona 51% 24% 13% 11% 1% 653
Arkansas 70% 16% 7% 5% 1% 311
California 47% 26% 13% 14% 1% 3,697
Colorado 47% 28% 12% 13% 1% 504
Connecticut 42% 27% 17% 14% < 1% 377
Delaware 46% 31% 10% 11% 1% 301
District of Columbia 50% 21% 14% 14% 1% 303
Florida 53% 25% 11% 11% 1% 2,020
Georgia 64% 20% 7% 8% 1% 968
Hawaii 44% 32% 13% 10% 1% 312
Idaho 51% 25% 12% 13% < 1% 320
Illinois 50% 27% 13% 10% < 1% 1,326
Indiana 53% 25% 11% 10% 1% 654
Iowa 53% 26% 11% 9% < 1% 330
Kansas 50% 29% 14% 7% 1% 307
Kentucky 63% 23% 7% 7% < 1% 439
Louisiana 71% 19% 4% 6% < 1% 465
Maine 34% 29% 15% 21% 1% 303
Maryland 50% 25% 12% 12% 1% 644
Massachusetts 33% 30% 16% 20% 1% 704
Michigan 50% 27% 11% 11% 1% 982
Minnesota 46% 28% 13% 13% 1% 563
Mississippi 74% 15% 6% 4% 1% 309
Missouri 56% 26% 10% 7% 1% 642
Montana 44% 25% 15% 15% 1% 312
Nebraska 54% 25% 12% 8% 1% 312
Nevada 44% 29% 10% 16% 1% 314
New Hampshire 33% 27% 23% 15% 1% 303
New Jersey 50% 28% 11% 9% 1% 886
New Mexico 59% 20% 6% 13% 1% 312
New York 45% 27% 12% 15% 1% 1,966
North Carolina 62% 22% 8% 8% 1% 1,022
North Dakota 53% 23% 15% 9% < 1% 338
Ohio 56% 25% 9% 10% 1% 1,132
Oklahoma 64% 23% 4% 8% 1% 391
Oregon 45% 25% 12% 17% 1% 419
Pennsylvania 51% 26% 12% 11% 1% 1,366
Rhode Island 48% 25% 10% 18% < 1% 305
South Carolina 69% 16% 8% 6% 1% 495
South Dakota 57% 24% 9% 9% < 1% 305
Tennessee 71% 18% 5% 6% 1% 661
Texas 63% 23% 7% 8% < 1% 2,535
Utah 58% 15% 14% 11% 2% 315
Vermont 32% 25% 21% 22% 1% 306
Virginia 60% 21% 10% 8% 1% 882
Washington 44% 23% 17% 16% 1% 714
West Virginia 64% 22% 7% 5% 2% 309
Wisconsin 44% 31% 12% 12% 1% 600
Wyoming 49% 28% 13% 9% < 1% 316

Learn More: Very important, Somewhat important, Not too important, Not at all important

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Attendance at religious services by state

% of adults who attend religious services…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 51% 33% 16% 1% 511
Alaska 30% 34% 36% < 1% 310
Arizona 34% 32% 33% 1% 653
Arkansas 41% 32% 26% < 1% 311
California 31% 35% 34% < 1% 3,697
Colorado 30% 31% 38% < 1% 504
Connecticut 28% 37% 35% < 1% 377
Delaware 34% 31% 34% 2% 301
District of Columbia 28% 33% 37% 1% 303
Florida 35% 33% 31% 1% 2,020
Georgia 42% 34% 24% 1% 968
Hawaii 28% 38% 34% < 1% 312
Idaho 35% 28% 37% 1% 320
Illinois 34% 33% 32% 1% 1,326
Indiana 37% 32% 30% 1% 654
Iowa 36% 33% 30% < 1% 330
Kansas 37% 35% 28% < 1% 307
Kentucky 39% 31% 29% 1% 439
Louisiana 46% 33% 21% < 1% 465
Maine 22% 30% 47% 1% 303
Maryland 31% 36% 32% < 1% 644
Massachusetts 23% 33% 45% < 1% 704
Michigan 33% 35% 32% < 1% 982
Minnesota 34% 36% 29% < 1% 563
Mississippi 49% 33% 18% 1% 309
Missouri 37% 34% 28% 1% 642
Montana 31% 31% 38% < 1% 312
Nebraska 39% 32% 29% < 1% 312
Nevada 31% 35% 33% < 1% 314
New Hampshire 22% 26% 51% 1% 303
New Jersey 35% 38% 27% 1% 886
New Mexico 36% 31% 33% < 1% 312
New York 29% 34% 36% 1% 1,966
North Carolina 39% 36% 24% 1% 1,022
North Dakota 33% 33% 33% < 1% 338
Ohio 38% 32% 30% < 1% 1,132
Oklahoma 43% 32% 25% < 1% 391
Oregon 29% 33% 37% 1% 419
Pennsylvania 34% 35% 31% 1% 1,366
Rhode Island 36% 28% 35% 2% 305
South Carolina 47% 31% 21% 1% 495
South Dakota 36% 37% 27% < 1% 305
Tennessee 51% 24% 24% 1% 661
Texas 42% 33% 25% 1% 2,535
Utah 53% 19% 28% 1% 315
Vermont 21% 32% 47% < 1% 306
Virginia 44% 32% 24% < 1% 882
Washington 30% 32% 38% 1% 714
West Virginia 46% 31% 22% 1% 309
Wisconsin 27% 41% 31% 1% 600
Wyoming 38% 28% 32% 1% 316

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month/a few times a year, Seldom/never

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Frequency of prayer by state

% of adults who pray…

State At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 73% 11% 5% 11% 1% 511
Alaska 49% 14% 7% 30% 1% 310
Arizona 55% 18% 3% 23% < 1% 653
Arkansas 65% 17% 3% 14% 2% 311
California 51% 14% 7% 28% 1% 3,697
Colorado 50% 14% 6% 28% 2% 504
Connecticut 47% 16% 10% 26% 1% 377
Delaware 49% 17% 6% 26% 3% 301
District of Columbia 51% 17% 6% 25% 1% 303
Florida 56% 15% 6% 22% 1% 2,020
Georgia 64% 14% 4% 16% 1% 968
Hawaii 52% 14% 3% 29% 1% 312
Idaho 50% 14% 5% 30% 1% 320
Illinois 51% 18% 7% 23% 1% 1,326
Indiana 52% 21% 4% 22% 1% 654
Iowa 50% 21% 6% 23% 1% 330
Kansas 53% 21% 6% 19% < 1% 307
Kentucky 63% 13% 4% 20% < 1% 439
Louisiana 68% 15% 2% 15% < 1% 465
Maine 35% 18% 5% 40% 1% 303
Maryland 51% 20% 4% 25% 1% 644
Massachusetts 37% 14% 8% 40% 1% 704
Michigan 53% 17% 6% 23% 1% 982
Minnesota 47% 18% 6% 29% < 1% 563
Mississippi 75% 11% 5% 8% 1% 309
Missouri 59% 16% 5% 19% 1% 642
Montana 51% 21% 5% 22% 1% 312
Nebraska 52% 21% 8% 18% 1% 312
Nevada 48% 17% 5% 29% < 1% 314
New Hampshire 36% 18% 8% 36% 2% 303
New Jersey 53% 17% 6% 22% 1% 886
New Mexico 55% 15% 4% 25% 1% 312
New York 48% 15% 7% 29% 1% 1,966
North Carolina 66% 14% 4% 15% 1% 1,022
North Dakota 51% 16% 10% 22% < 1% 338
Ohio 57% 17% 7% 19% 1% 1,132
Oklahoma 65% 17% 3% 14% < 1% 391
Oregon 45% 14% 7% 33% < 1% 419
Pennsylvania 54% 16% 6% 23% < 1% 1,366
Rhode Island 48% 17% 9% 26% < 1% 305
South Carolina 66% 15% 4% 14% 2% 495
South Dakota 56% 16% 10% 18% < 1% 305
Tennessee 70% 16% 3% 10% 1% 661
Texas 63% 15% 5% 17% 1% 2,535
Utah 61% 11% 4% 23% 1% 315
Vermont 33% 14% 9% 44% 1% 306
Virginia 60% 15% 5% 19% 1% 882
Washington 46% 13% 8% 32% 1% 714
West Virginia 68% 13% 4% 15% < 1% 309
Wisconsin 46% 20% 7% 25% 2% 600
Wyoming 53% 19% 7% 20% 1% 316

Learn More: At least daily, Weekly, Monthly, Seldom/never

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups by state

% of adults who attend prayer group…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 40% 9% 11% 39% 1% 511
Alaska 19% 4% 7% 69% < 1% 310
Arizona 25% 9% 7% 58% < 1% 653
Arkansas 31% 16% 9% 44% 1% 311
California 21% 9% 8% 61% < 1% 3,697
Colorado 18% 8% 9% 63% 1% 504
Connecticut 14% 6% 8% 71% < 1% 377
Delaware 18% 12% 10% 59% 1% 301
District of Columbia 22% 9% 7% 61% 1% 303
Florida 25% 7% 8% 59% 1% 2,020
Georgia 31% 12% 9% 47% < 1% 968
Hawaii 25% 8% 11% 56% 1% 312
Idaho 29% 5% 8% 57% 2% 320
Illinois 20% 9% 8% 63% < 1% 1,326
Indiana 27% 10% 8% 55% < 1% 654
Iowa 22% 6% 12% 60% 1% 330
Kansas 26% 8% 10% 55% < 1% 307
Kentucky 27% 8% 12% 52% < 1% 439
Louisiana 34% 13% 8% 45% < 1% 465
Maine 12% 3% 4% 80% 1% 303
Maryland 23% 8% 8% 60% < 1% 644
Massachusetts 11% 7% 5% 75% 1% 704
Michigan 20% 11% 7% 61% 1% 982
Minnesota 18% 8% 8% 66% 1% 563
Mississippi 43% 12% 11% 34% < 1% 309
Missouri 23% 9% 9% 59% < 1% 642
Montana 19% 5% 10% 66% < 1% 312
Nebraska 20% 12% 11% 56% 1% 312
Nevada 21% 11% 7% 61% 1% 314
New Hampshire 10% 6% 8% 76% 1% 303
New Jersey 20% 9% 9% 61% 1% 886
New Mexico 24% 14% 6% 55% < 1% 312
New York 18% 7% 7% 67% 1% 1,966
North Carolina 31% 10% 10% 49% < 1% 1,022
North Dakota 18% 8% 10% 64% < 1% 338
Ohio 25% 8% 8% 58% 1% 1,132
Oklahoma 36% 11% 9% 44% < 1% 391
Oregon 21% 8% 8% 63% < 1% 419
Pennsylvania 22% 7% 8% 63% < 1% 1,366
Rhode Island 17% 5% 9% 68% < 1% 305
South Carolina 35% 12% 9% 43% 1% 495
South Dakota 19% 7% 11% 63% 1% 305
Tennessee 39% 12% 9% 40% 1% 661
Texas 30% 12% 8% 49% 1% 2,535
Utah 45% 7% 5% 42% 1% 315
Vermont 9% 7% 6% 78% < 1% 306
Virginia 29% 11% 6% 53% 1% 882
Washington 22% 8% 6% 63% 1% 714
West Virginia 35% 13% 8% 43% 1% 309
Wisconsin 15% 8% 10% 65% 2% 600
Wyoming 28% 6% 8% 59% < 1% 316

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

Frequency of meditation by state

% of adults who meditate…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 47% 7% 4% 42% 1% 511
Alaska 36% 9% 7% 48% 1% 310
Arizona 42% 8% 4% 44% 2% 653
Arkansas 38% 6% 4% 49% 2% 311
California 41% 9% 5% 43% 2% 3,697
Colorado 39% 10% 4% 45% 2% 504
Connecticut 38% 13% 5% 42% 1% 377
Delaware 35% 8% 4% 51% 3% 301
District of Columbia 41% 6% 5% 47% 1% 303
Florida 42% 9% 3% 44% 2% 2,020
Georgia 45% 9% 3% 40% 3% 968
Hawaii 41% 9% 7% 42% 1% 312
Idaho 41% 10% 6% 43% 1% 320
Illinois 41% 8% 5% 45% 1% 1,326
Indiana 35% 8% 3% 52% 1% 654
Iowa 34% 6% 3% 56% 1% 330
Kansas 37% 9% 5% 49% 1% 307
Kentucky 38% 8% 4% 48% 1% 439
Louisiana 45% 6% 4% 44% 1% 465
Maine 34% 9% 5% 51% 1% 303
Maryland 38% 9% 4% 47% 2% 644
Massachusetts 31% 10% 6% 53% 1% 704
Michigan 37% 7% 4% 50% 1% 982
Minnesota 34% 9% 4% 53% 1% 563
Mississippi 49% 9% 2% 36% 4% 309
Missouri 37% 9% 3% 50% 1% 642
Montana 31% 10% 5% 52% 2% 312
Nebraska 37% 9% 4% 48% 2% 312
Nevada 41% 10% 6% 42% 2% 314
New Hampshire 31% 11% 5% 51% 2% 303
New Jersey 37% 9% 4% 48% 2% 886
New Mexico 45% 13% 2% 39% 1% 312
New York 39% 9% 5% 45% 2% 1,966
North Carolina 45% 8% 3% 42% 2% 1,022
North Dakota 31% 6% 3% 59% 1% 338
Ohio 39% 8% 4% 47% 2% 1,132
Oklahoma 48% 5% 3% 42% 1% 391
Oregon 39% 9% 5% 45% 2% 419
Pennsylvania 38% 8% 5% 48% 1% 1,366
Rhode Island 44% 9% 4% 42% 1% 305
South Carolina 47% 6% 4% 41% 3% 495
South Dakota 35% 11% 5% 49% 1% 305
Tennessee 45% 7% 3% 43% 3% 661
Texas 46% 8% 4% 40% 2% 2,535
Utah 47% 16% 2% 33% 2% 315
Vermont 29% 8% 5% 57% 1% 306
Virginia 41% 11% 6% 41% 2% 882
Washington 39% 8% 4% 48% 1% 714
West Virginia 36% 7% 5% 50% 3% 309
Wisconsin 28% 8% 7% 55% 1% 600
Wyoming 42% 7% 2% 48% 1% 316

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Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing by state

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

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 69% 15% 5% 9% 2% 511
Alaska 56% 18% 9% 16% 1% 310
Arizona 59% 14% 8% 18% 1% 653
Arkansas 64% 12% 8% 14% 1% 311
California 57% 15% 10% 16% 1% 3,697
Colorado 55% 14% 14% 15% 2% 504
Connecticut 50% 16% 12% 21% 1% 377
Delaware 51% 17% 10% 20% 2% 301
District of Columbia 53% 16% 15% 14% 2% 303
Florida 62% 13% 9% 15% 1% 2,020
Georgia 65% 14% 9% 10% 2% 968
Hawaii 59% 14% 10% 16% 1% 312
Idaho 64% 10% 10% 15% < 1% 320
Illinois 55% 16% 9% 19% 1% 1,326
Indiana 57% 16% 8% 17% 1% 654
Iowa 54% 14% 11% 18% 2% 330
Kansas 60% 16% 13% 11% < 1% 307
Kentucky 60% 14% 8% 16% 2% 439
Louisiana 65% 13% 6% 14% 1% 465
Maine 49% 16% 9% 23% 4% 303
Maryland 55% 18% 11% 15% 1% 644
Massachusetts 45% 18% 10% 25% 2% 704
Michigan 56% 16% 9% 17% 2% 982
Minnesota 56% 18% 9% 15% 1% 563
Mississippi 71% 10% 7% 10% 2% 309
Missouri 59% 15% 10% 16% 1% 642
Montana 52% 23% 10% 13% 2% 312
Nebraska 58% 17% 7% 16% 1% 312
Nevada 63% 13% 10% 14% 1% 314
New Hampshire 43% 17% 12% 27% 1% 303
New Jersey 58% 15% 9% 17% 2% 886
New Mexico 59% 18% 7% 14% 2% 312
New York 52% 16% 11% 20% 2% 1,966
North Carolina 66% 14% 9% 11% 1% 1,022
North Dakota 54% 17% 10% 18% 1% 338
Ohio 58% 14% 12% 15% 1% 1,132
Oklahoma 63% 14% 4% 17% 1% 391
Oregon 56% 17% 8% 17% 1% 419
Pennsylvania 55% 16% 11% 17% 1% 1,366
Rhode Island 56% 14% 12% 18% 1% 305
South Carolina 67% 12% 7% 12% 1% 495
South Dakota 63% 16% 8% 12% 1% 305
Tennessee 70% 12% 5% 10% 2% 661
Texas 63% 13% 9% 13% 2% 2,535
Utah 67% 12% 8% 12% 1% 315
Vermont 47% 16% 13% 24% 1% 306
Virginia 61% 16% 9% 13% 1% 882
Washington 55% 14% 11% 18% 1% 714
West Virginia 68% 13% 5% 11% 3% 309
Wisconsin 51% 18% 10% 20% 1% 600
Wyoming 57% 12% 8% 20% 2% 316

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Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe by state

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

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 41% 13% 10% 34% 2% 511
Alaska 48% 13% 16% 22% 2% 310
Arizona 53% 14% 11% 22% 1% 653
Arkansas 44% 16% 11% 28% 1% 311
California 47% 15% 14% 22% 2% 3,697
Colorado 47% 16% 14% 20% 3% 504
Connecticut 41% 18% 13% 26% 1% 377
Delaware 37% 21% 11% 29% 1% 301
District of Columbia 46% 14% 15% 23% 2% 303
Florida 46% 15% 12% 25% 2% 2,020
Georgia 46% 16% 10% 27% 2% 968
Hawaii 44% 19% 12% 23% 2% 312
Idaho 47% 14% 11% 27% < 1% 320
Illinois 44% 15% 14% 25% 2% 1,326
Indiana 44% 16% 13% 27% < 1% 654
Iowa 40% 16% 17% 24% 2% 330
Kansas 41% 19% 14% 25% 2% 307
Kentucky 43% 13% 11% 32% 2% 439
Louisiana 42% 14% 14% 27% 3% 465
Maine 40% 14% 13% 31% 1% 303
Maryland 44% 12% 16% 27% 1% 644
Massachusetts 46% 15% 14% 24% 1% 704
Michigan 41% 17% 13% 26% 2% 982
Minnesota 43% 17% 13% 27% < 1% 563
Mississippi 46% 11% 11% 31% 1% 309
Missouri 44% 18% 10% 27% 2% 642
Montana 48% 14% 14% 23% 2% 312
Nebraska 40% 18% 13% 27% 2% 312
Nevada 54% 18% 13% 15% 1% 314
New Hampshire 40% 20% 9% 29% 1% 303
New Jersey 42% 16% 15% 26% 1% 886
New Mexico 50% 14% 9% 24% 4% 312
New York 47% 15% 13% 23% 2% 1,966
North Carolina 45% 18% 13% 24% 1% 1,022
North Dakota 42% 12% 15% 30% 2% 338
Ohio 43% 17% 13% 25% 2% 1,132
Oklahoma 45% 14% 12% 29% 1% 391
Oregon 51% 17% 11% 20% < 1% 419
Pennsylvania 44% 19% 13% 24% 1% 1,366
Rhode Island 40% 18% 15% 25% 2% 305
South Carolina 47% 14% 12% 25% 1% 495
South Dakota 46% 15% 9% 29% < 1% 305
Tennessee 47% 17% 10% 24% 3% 661
Texas 48% 16% 12% 22% 2% 2,535
Utah 48% 25% 12% 14% < 1% 315
Vermont 47% 14% 14% 24% 1% 306
Virginia 48% 16% 13% 21% 2% 882
Washington 49% 16% 13% 21% 1% 714
West Virginia 46% 18% 8% 26% 1% 309
Wisconsin 38% 20% 16% 25% 1% 600
Wyoming 47% 16% 8% 27% 1% 316

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong by state

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

State Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 50% 4% 39% 4% 3% 511
Alaska 28% 7% 47% 13% 5% 310
Arizona 33% 10% 44% 10% 3% 653
Arkansas 48% 7% 39% 5% 1% 311
California 29% 13% 43% 12% 3% 3,697
Colorado 29% 15% 43% 9% 3% 504
Connecticut 20% 14% 53% 12% 1% 377
Delaware 30% 9% 51% 7% 2% 301
District of Columbia 27% 15% 42% 12% 4% 303
Florida 31% 11% 48% 8% 2% 2,020
Georgia 45% 9% 37% 7% 2% 968
Hawaii 21% 13% 55% 8% 3% 312
Idaho 33% 8% 51% 7% 2% 320
Illinois 29% 12% 46% 11% 2% 1,326
Indiana 36% 8% 44% 9% 3% 654
Iowa 34% 11% 48% 4% 3% 330
Kansas 37% 9% 46% 6% 2% 307
Kentucky 40% 9% 43% 5% 2% 439
Louisiana 43% 9% 41% 5% 2% 465
Maine 18% 13% 57% 10% 2% 303
Maryland 33% 9% 45% 11% 3% 644
Massachusetts 15% 12% 56% 16% 2% 704
Michigan 32% 8% 49% 8% 3% 982
Minnesota 26% 12% 50% 9% 3% 563
Mississippi 50% 8% 33% 7% 2% 309
Missouri 37% 10% 42% 7% 4% 642
Montana 29% 12% 48% 9% 3% 312
Nebraska 34% 10% 46% 8% 2% 312
Nevada 26% 10% 50% 11% 2% 314
New Hampshire 15% 13% 58% 11% 3% 303
New Jersey 27% 11% 49% 10% 3% 886
New Mexico 40% 9% 35% 11% 5% 312
New York 25% 14% 49% 9% 3% 1,966
North Carolina 41% 9% 41% 8% 2% 1,022
North Dakota 31% 6% 50% 11% 3% 338
Ohio 33% 10% 47% 7% 2% 1,132
Oklahoma 36% 9% 46% 7% 2% 391
Oregon 29% 12% 45% 11% 2% 419
Pennsylvania 34% 9% 45% 10% 2% 1,366
Rhode Island 27% 11% 48% 10% 4% 305
South Carolina 46% 8% 37% 5% 3% 495
South Dakota 34% 11% 47% 7% 1% 305
Tennessee 45% 7% 41% 4% 3% 661
Texas 41% 9% 39% 9% 2% 2,535
Utah 42% 8% 41% 7% 2% 315
Vermont 17% 14% 54% 13% 2% 306
Virginia 37% 11% 42% 7% 3% 882
Washington 28% 14% 45% 11% 3% 714
West Virginia 50% 5% 40% 2% 2% 309
Wisconsin 32% 11% 45% 9% 3% 600
Wyoming 36% 10% 42% 7% 5% 316

Learn More: Religion, Philosophy/reason, Common sense, Science

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong by state

% of adults who say…

State 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 = 511. 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.
Alabama 43% 55% 1% 1% 511
Alaska 35% 61% 2% 2% 310
Arizona 38% 57% 2% 3% 653
Arkansas 39% 59% 1% < 1% 311
California 29% 68% 1% 2% 3,697
Colorado 37% 59% 2% 3% 504
Connecticut 31% 68% 1% 1% 377
Delaware 30% 68% < 1% 1% 301
District of Columbia 22% 75% 2% 1% 303
Florida 32% 66% 1% 1% 2,020
Georgia 38% 60% 1% 1% 968
Hawaii 27% 71% 1% 1% 312
Idaho 42% 57% 1% < 1% 320
Illinois 30% 68% 1% 1% 1,326
Indiana 35% 63% 1% 1% 654
Iowa 32% 67% 1% < 1% 330
Kansas 37% 63% < 1% < 1% 307
Kentucky 37% 59% 2% 1% 439
Louisiana 38% 59% 1% 2% 465
Maine 28% 69% 2% 1% 303
Maryland 30% 68% 1% 1% 644
Massachusetts 24% 72% 2% 1% 704
Michigan 36% 62% 2% 1% 982
Minnesota 32% 67% 1% 1% 563
Mississippi 38% 60% 1% 2% 309
Missouri 36% 62% 1% < 1% 642
Montana 42% 56% 2% < 1% 312
Nebraska 39% 60% < 1% 1% 312
Nevada 30% 68% 1% 1% 314
New Hampshire 32% 66% 2% 1% 303
New Jersey 28% 70% 1% 1% 886
New Mexico 34% 60% 3% 2% 312
New York 26% 72% 1% 1% 1,966
North Carolina 36% 62% 1% 1% 1,022
North Dakota 37% 62% < 1% 1% 338
Ohio 32% 66% 1% 1% 1,132
Oklahoma 32% 65% 2% 1% 391
Oregon 35% 63% 1% 1% 419
Pennsylvania 36% 62% 1% 1% 1,366
Rhode Island 34% 62% 3% 1% 305
South Carolina 38% 59% 2% 1% 495
South Dakota 39% 60% 1% < 1% 305
Tennessee 40% 57% 2% 1% 661
Texas 34% 62% 2% 1% 2,535
Utah 39% 59% 2% < 1% 315
Vermont 27% 69% 1% 2% 306
Virginia 36% 61% 1% 1% 882
Washington 34% 65% 1% 1% 714
West Virginia 43% 53% 2% 1% 309
Wisconsin 30% 68% 2% < 1% 600
Wyoming 42% 56% 1% 1% 316

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Frequency of reading scripture by state

% of adults who read scripture…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 55% 14% 7% 22% 1% 511
Alaska 31% 8% 7% 54% < 1% 310
Arizona 36% 9% 8% 46% 1% 653
Arkansas 48% 14% 8% 29% 1% 311
California 30% 10% 8% 51% 1% 3,697
Colorado 30% 7% 9% 53% 1% 504
Connecticut 23% 7% 8% 61% < 1% 377
Delaware 27% 14% 6% 50% 2% 301
District of Columbia 28% 12% 8% 51% 1% 303
Florida 35% 11% 9% 44% 1% 2,020
Georgia 49% 11% 7% 32% < 1% 968
Hawaii 29% 11% 9% 50% 1% 312
Idaho 37% 9% 10% 43% 1% 320
Illinois 30% 11% 10% 49% 1% 1,326
Indiana 35% 9% 9% 46% 1% 654
Iowa 30% 9% 10% 51% < 1% 330
Kansas 33% 11% 9% 47% < 1% 307
Kentucky 43% 7% 8% 41% 1% 439
Louisiana 48% 11% 7% 33% 1% 465
Maine 21% 6% 5% 67% 1% 303
Maryland 35% 12% 7% 45% 1% 644
Massachusetts 15% 9% 9% 67% 1% 704
Michigan 32% 11% 9% 47% 1% 982
Minnesota 27% 8% 11% 53% < 1% 563
Mississippi 59% 13% 5% 22% 1% 309
Missouri 39% 11% 9% 40% < 1% 642
Montana 32% 5% 9% 53% < 1% 312
Nebraska 30% 11% 6% 52% 1% 312
Nevada 29% 12% 8% 50% < 1% 314
New Hampshire 18% 8% 8% 66% < 1% 303
New Jersey 29% 9% 8% 53% 1% 886
New Mexico 40% 13% 5% 43% < 1% 312
New York 27% 8% 9% 55% 1% 1,966
North Carolina 44% 15% 8% 33% 1% 1,022
North Dakota 23% 15% 9% 52% < 1% 338
Ohio 36% 10% 8% 46% < 1% 1,132
Oklahoma 48% 12% 7% 32% < 1% 391
Oregon 31% 10% 8% 50% 1% 419
Pennsylvania 31% 8% 10% 50% 1% 1,366
Rhode Island 22% 11% 8% 58% 1% 305
South Carolina 51% 11% 6% 31% 1% 495
South Dakota 29% 10% 10% 50% < 1% 305
Tennessee 56% 9% 6% 26% 2% 661
Texas 43% 11% 8% 37% 1% 2,535
Utah 51% 5% 9% 34% 1% 315
Vermont 18% 7% 5% 69% < 1% 306
Virginia 43% 11% 7% 39% 1% 882
Washington 30% 10% 7% 53% < 1% 714
West Virginia 46% 12% 7% 34% 1% 309
Wisconsin 24% 11% 9% 55% 1% 600
Wyoming 34% 11% 8% 46% < 1% 316

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Interpreting scripture by state

% of adults who say the holy scripture is…

State 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 = 511. 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.
Alabama 51% 27% 4% 14% 4% 511
Alaska 25% 21% 2% 45% 7% 310
Arizona 27% 31% 2% 31% 10% 653
Arkansas 45% 28% 2% 20% 5% 311
California 26% 23% 2% 40% 8% 3,697
Colorado 23% 24% 3% 41% 9% 504
Connecticut 21% 26% 2% 43% 7% 377
Delaware 22% 30% 5% 36% 7% 301
District of Columbia 29% 23% 1% 40% 6% 303
Florida 31% 25% 3% 34% 7% 2,020
Georgia 41% 27% 2% 23% 6% 968
Hawaii 28% 22% 2% 41% 7% 312
Idaho 27% 30% 2% 35% 6% 320
Illinois 26% 31% 2% 34% 7% 1,326
Indiana 35% 27% 3% 28% 6% 654
Iowa 25% 36% 2% 31% 7% 330
Kansas 30% 36% 3% 25% 6% 307
Kentucky 41% 24% 3% 27% 5% 439
Louisiana 44% 27% 2% 21% 5% 465
Maine 19% 22% 3% 47% 9% 303
Maryland 27% 27% 2% 37% 7% 644
Massachusetts 14% 22% 2% 54% 7% 704
Michigan 29% 30% 3% 31% 7% 982
Minnesota 23% 27% 3% 39% 9% 563
Mississippi 56% 22% 5% 12% 4% 309
Missouri 32% 29% 3% 28% 8% 642
Montana 21% 33% 4% 35% 8% 312
Nebraska 31% 35% 3% 26% 6% 312
Nevada 25% 26% 1% 42% 6% 314
New Hampshire 16% 23% 1% 50% 10% 303
New Jersey 24% 28% 3% 38% 8% 886
New Mexico 33% 23% 4% 33% 7% 312
New York 24% 24% 2% 43% 8% 1,966
North Carolina 36% 26% 4% 26% 8% 1,022
North Dakota 27% 32% 2% 34% 6% 338
Ohio 31% 31% 3% 28% 7% 1,132
Oklahoma 36% 29% 2% 27% 6% 391
Oregon 22% 27% 3% 39% 9% 419
Pennsylvania 29% 28% 2% 34% 6% 1,366
Rhode Island 20% 29% 1% 44% 6% 305
South Carolina 49% 24% 2% 19% 7% 495
South Dakota 31% 35% 2% 22% 11% 305
Tennessee 46% 24% 5% 19% 7% 661
Texas 39% 26% 2% 26% 6% 2,535
Utah 22% 39% 3% 31% 5% 315
Vermont 14% 21% 3% 55% 6% 306
Virginia 37% 23% 3% 30% 7% 882
Washington 22% 26% 3% 42% 7% 714
West Virginia 47% 23% 5% 18% 7% 309
Wisconsin 27% 30% 3% 35% 5% 600
Wyoming 33% 28% 4% 28% 8% 316

Learn More: Word of God; should be taken literally, Word of God; not everything taken literally, Not the word of God

Belief in Heaven by state

% of adults who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 84% 11% 5% 511
Alaska 60% 31% 9% 310
Arizona 72% 21% 7% 653
Arkansas 84% 10% 6% 311
California 65% 28% 8% 3,697
Colorado 60% 29% 11% 504
Connecticut 70% 23% 7% 377
Delaware 76% 19% 6% 301
District of Columbia 67% 26% 6% 303
Florida 70% 22% 7% 2,020
Georgia 78% 16% 6% 968
Hawaii 67% 23% 10% 312
Idaho 70% 24% 6% 320
Illinois 71% 21% 8% 1,326
Indiana 77% 15% 8% 654
Iowa 75% 20% 5% 330
Kansas 76% 15% 9% 307
Kentucky 82% 13% 5% 439
Louisiana 80% 13% 7% 465
Maine 59% 33% 8% 303
Maryland 69% 25% 7% 644
Massachusetts 54% 34% 11% 704
Michigan 73% 18% 9% 982
Minnesota 71% 21% 7% 563
Mississippi 88% 8% 4% 309
Missouri 79% 16% 5% 642
Montana 70% 24% 6% 312
Nebraska 77% 18% 5% 312
Nevada 66% 25% 9% 314
New Hampshire 55% 32% 12% 303
New Jersey 72% 21% 8% 886
New Mexico 67% 26% 7% 312
New York 67% 26% 7% 1,966
North Carolina 78% 15% 7% 1,022
North Dakota 78% 15% 7% 338
Ohio 77% 17% 5% 1,132
Oklahoma 79% 17% 4% 391
Oregon 61% 30% 9% 419
Pennsylvania 72% 21% 7% 1,366
Rhode Island 64% 27% 9% 305
South Carolina 79% 12% 8% 495
South Dakota 77% 14% 9% 305
Tennessee 81% 12% 7% 661
Texas 76% 16% 7% 2,535
Utah 77% 19% 4% 315
Vermont 56% 37% 6% 306
Virginia 76% 17% 7% 882
Washington 60% 31% 8% 714
West Virginia 83% 9% 8% 309
Wisconsin 72% 20% 8% 600
Wyoming 73% 17% 11% 316

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe

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Belief in Hell by state

% of adults who …in hell

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 72% 21% 8% 511
Alaska 51% 42% 7% 310
Arizona 55% 36% 9% 653
Arkansas 76% 19% 5% 311
California 51% 41% 8% 3,697
Colorado 48% 40% 11% 504
Connecticut 48% 43% 9% 377
Delaware 57% 33% 11% 301
District of Columbia 49% 43% 8% 303
Florida 57% 35% 8% 2,020
Georgia 67% 26% 7% 968
Hawaii 55% 35% 10% 312
Idaho 55% 38% 7% 320
Illinois 56% 34% 9% 1,326
Indiana 66% 27% 7% 654
Iowa 59% 33% 8% 330
Kansas 63% 28% 9% 307
Kentucky 74% 20% 6% 439
Louisiana 69% 23% 8% 465
Maine 44% 45% 11% 303
Maryland 52% 39% 9% 644
Massachusetts 36% 53% 11% 704
Michigan 60% 32% 8% 982
Minnesota 52% 38% 10% 563
Mississippi 77% 18% 5% 309
Missouri 66% 27% 7% 642
Montana 49% 45% 7% 312
Nebraska 61% 32% 7% 312
Nevada 49% 40% 11% 314
New Hampshire 44% 46% 11% 303
New Jersey 52% 38% 10% 886
New Mexico 54% 38% 8% 312
New York 49% 42% 9% 1,966
North Carolina 69% 24% 7% 1,022
North Dakota 62% 32% 6% 338
Ohio 63% 30% 7% 1,132
Oklahoma 67% 27% 6% 391
Oregon 45% 45% 9% 419
Pennsylvania 57% 35% 8% 1,366
Rhode Island 48% 41% 11% 305
South Carolina 68% 21% 10% 495
South Dakota 64% 27% 9% 305
Tennessee 77% 18% 6% 661
Texas 65% 28% 7% 2,535
Utah 48% 47% 5% 315
Vermont 38% 53% 9% 306
Virginia 63% 29% 8% 882
Washington 44% 47% 9% 714
West Virginia 76% 17% 7% 309
Wisconsin 57% 35% 8% 600
Wyoming 57% 34% 9% 316

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe

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SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation by state

% of adults who identify as…

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 52% 13% 35% 511
Alaska 39% 29% 32% 310
Arizona 40% 21% 39% 653
Arkansas 46% 16% 38% 311
California 30% 21% 49% 3,697
Colorado 41% 17% 42% 504
Connecticut 32% 18% 50% 377
Delaware 29% 17% 55% 301
District of Columbia 11% 15% 73% 303
Florida 37% 19% 44% 2,020
Georgia 41% 18% 41% 968
Hawaii 28% 20% 51% 312
Idaho 49% 19% 32% 320
Illinois 33% 19% 48% 1,326
Indiana 42% 20% 37% 654
Iowa 41% 19% 40% 330
Kansas 46% 23% 31% 307
Kentucky 44% 13% 43% 439
Louisiana 41% 16% 43% 465
Maine 36% 17% 47% 303
Maryland 31% 14% 55% 644
Massachusetts 27% 17% 56% 704
Michigan 34% 19% 47% 982
Minnesota 39% 15% 46% 563
Mississippi 44% 14% 42% 309
Missouri 41% 18% 42% 642
Montana 49% 21% 30% 312
Nebraska 47% 17% 36% 312
Nevada 37% 18% 46% 314
New Hampshire 35% 20% 44% 303
New Jersey 30% 19% 51% 886
New Mexico 37% 15% 48% 312
New York 28% 19% 53% 1,966
North Carolina 41% 17% 43% 1,022
North Dakota 50% 18% 33% 338
Ohio 42% 18% 40% 1,132
Oklahoma 45% 15% 40% 391
Oregon 32% 21% 47% 419
Pennsylvania 39% 15% 46% 1,366
Rhode Island 30% 22% 48% 305
South Carolina 43% 18% 39% 495
South Dakota 53% 10% 37% 305
Tennessee 48% 15% 36% 661
Texas 39% 21% 40% 2,535
Utah 54% 16% 30% 315
Vermont 29% 14% 57% 306
Virginia 43% 18% 39% 882
Washington 33% 23% 44% 714
West Virginia 43% 16% 41% 309
Wisconsin 42% 16% 42% 600
Wyoming 57% 18% 25% 316

Learn More: Republican/lean Rep., No lean, Democrat/lean Dem.

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Political ideology by state

% of adults who are…

State Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 50% 29% 12% 8% 511
Alaska 34% 37% 23% 6% 310
Arizona 39% 31% 23% 7% 653
Arkansas 42% 38% 14% 6% 311
California 31% 34% 29% 6% 3,697
Colorado 33% 34% 28% 5% 504
Connecticut 33% 36% 25% 6% 377
Delaware 26% 40% 25% 9% 301
District of Columbia 15% 39% 36% 10% 303
Florida 37% 31% 24% 8% 2,020
Georgia 42% 32% 20% 6% 968
Hawaii 30% 42% 21% 6% 312
Idaho 42% 32% 21% 5% 320
Illinois 32% 35% 27% 6% 1,326
Indiana 41% 31% 20% 8% 654
Iowa 41% 31% 23% 6% 330
Kansas 39% 31% 27% 3% 307
Kentucky 42% 29% 23% 6% 439
Louisiana 50% 30% 14% 6% 465
Maine 34% 33% 30% 3% 303
Maryland 26% 36% 29% 9% 644
Massachusetts 23% 35% 36% 6% 704
Michigan 35% 33% 24% 8% 982
Minnesota 35% 32% 27% 7% 563
Mississippi 45% 30% 19% 6% 309
Missouri 39% 32% 21% 8% 642
Montana 44% 31% 21% 5% 312
Nebraska 41% 29% 21% 9% 312
Nevada 33% 37% 24% 5% 314
New Hampshire 34% 34% 28% 4% 303
New Jersey 29% 37% 28% 7% 886
New Mexico 34% 36% 23% 7% 312
New York 29% 34% 31% 6% 1,966
North Carolina 40% 32% 23% 5% 1,022
North Dakota 45% 30% 22% 3% 338
Ohio 40% 32% 21% 7% 1,132
Oklahoma 38% 37% 19% 6% 391
Oregon 30% 34% 30% 6% 419
Pennsylvania 36% 34% 23% 8% 1,366
Rhode Island 26% 35% 30% 8% 305
South Carolina 43% 35% 15% 6% 495
South Dakota 47% 32% 15% 5% 305
Tennessee 46% 27% 19% 8% 661
Texas 39% 32% 21% 7% 2,535
Utah 45% 31% 20% 4% 315
Vermont 30% 32% 35% 3% 306
Virginia 39% 37% 19% 5% 882
Washington 30% 33% 30% 7% 714
West Virginia 47% 30% 16% 6% 309
Wisconsin 41% 36% 19% 4% 600
Wyoming 41% 33% 17% 9% 316

Learn More: Conservative, Moderate, Liberal

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Views about size of government by state

% of adults who would rather have…

State Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 56% 38% 3% 3% 511
Alaska 55% 41% 2% 3% 310
Arizona 58% 37% 2% 3% 653
Arkansas 55% 41% 1% 4% 311
California 44% 49% 4% 3% 3,697
Colorado 52% 40% 4% 4% 504
Connecticut 52% 43% 3% 3% 377
Delaware 47% 44% 4% 5% 301
District of Columbia 21% 72% 4% 3% 303
Florida 47% 45% 3% 4% 2,020
Georgia 51% 43% 3% 4% 968
Hawaii 50% 42% 4% 4% 312
Idaho 65% 29% 3% 3% 320
Illinois 51% 43% 3% 4% 1,326
Indiana 57% 36% 3% 4% 654
Iowa 57% 37% 2% 3% 330
Kansas 63% 28% 3% 5% 307
Kentucky 54% 38% 4% 4% 439
Louisiana 53% 41% 2% 4% 465
Maine 60% 32% 4% 4% 303
Maryland 48% 45% 1% 6% 644
Massachusetts 47% 46% 3% 5% 704
Michigan 56% 37% 4% 4% 982
Minnesota 58% 35% 3% 4% 563
Mississippi 54% 40% 2% 4% 309
Missouri 61% 33% 2% 4% 642
Montana 66% 27% 3% 4% 312
Nebraska 66% 30% 2% 3% 312
Nevada 57% 38% 4% 2% 314
New Hampshire 64% 31% 2% 3% 303
New Jersey 44% 49% 3% 4% 886
New Mexico 44% 49% 3% 4% 312
New York 41% 53% 3% 3% 1,966
North Carolina 51% 42% 3% 4% 1,022
North Dakota 67% 27% 2% 4% 338
Ohio 58% 34% 3% 4% 1,132
Oklahoma 59% 34% 3% 3% 391
Oregon 55% 39% 2% 5% 419
Pennsylvania 56% 37% 2% 4% 1,366
Rhode Island 48% 42% 5% 6% 305
South Carolina 54% 39% 2% 5% 495
South Dakota 68% 27% 3% 2% 305
Tennessee 57% 36% 2% 5% 661
Texas 47% 45% 3% 4% 2,535
Utah 66% 28% 3% 4% 315
Vermont 45% 45% 4% 5% 306
Virginia 56% 39% 3% 3% 882
Washington 54% 39% 3% 4% 714
West Virginia 58% 32% 5% 5% 309
Wisconsin 61% 35% 2% 2% 600
Wyoming 71% 20% 1% 8% 316

Learn More: Smaller government; fewer services, Bigger government; more services

Views about government aid to the poor by state

% of adults who say government aid to the poor…

State Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 53% 40% 5% 2% 511
Alaska 45% 47% 6% 2% 310
Arizona 49% 43% 4% 4% 653
Arkansas 48% 47% 2% 2% 311
California 38% 56% 4% 2% 3,697
Colorado 44% 50% 3% 2% 504
Connecticut 41% 54% 4% 1% 377
Delaware 43% 51% 4% 2% 301
District of Columbia 21% 74% 3% 2% 303
Florida 46% 49% 4% 2% 2,020
Georgia 46% 47% 5% 2% 968
Hawaii 43% 50% 6% 1% 312
Idaho 48% 45% 5% 2% 320
Illinois 42% 52% 3% 2% 1,326
Indiana 56% 38% 5% 2% 654
Iowa 45% 51% 4% < 1% 330
Kansas 48% 45% 6% 1% 307
Kentucky 49% 41% 8% 3% 439
Louisiana 48% 44% 4% 4% 465
Maine 41% 52% 4% 3% 303
Maryland 40% 54% 4% 2% 644
Massachusetts 39% 56% 3% 2% 704
Michigan 44% 50% 4% 2% 982
Minnesota 43% 52% 4% 1% 563
Mississippi 51% 43% 4% 3% 309
Missouri 48% 47% 4% 2% 642
Montana 55% 42% 1% 2% 312
Nebraska 55% 42% 2% 1% 312
Nevada 45% 50% 4% 1% 314
New Hampshire 40% 54% 3% 3% 303
New Jersey 39% 55% 3% 3% 886
New Mexico 41% 51% 3% 4% 312
New York 38% 55% 5% 2% 1,966
North Carolina 44% 50% 4% 2% 1,022
North Dakota 55% 39% 4% 2% 338
Ohio 47% 47% 4% 2% 1,132
Oklahoma 49% 45% 3% 3% 391
Oregon 39% 56% 5% 1% 419
Pennsylvania 48% 46% 4% 2% 1,366
Rhode Island 39% 56% 1% 4% 305
South Carolina 42% 50% 5% 2% 495
South Dakota 52% 45% 2% 1% 305
Tennessee 47% 47% 4% 3% 661
Texas 47% 46% 4% 3% 2,535
Utah 53% 45% 1% 1% 315
Vermont 34% 61% 3% 2% 306
Virginia 49% 44% 4% 3% 882
Washington 40% 56% 3% 2% 714
West Virginia 47% 47% 5% 1% 309
Wisconsin 49% 47% 2% 2% 600
Wyoming 61% 32% 5% 2% 316

Learn More: Does more harm than good, Does more good than harm

Views about abortion by state

% of adults who say abortion should be…

State Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 37% 58% 4% 511
Alaska 63% 34% 3% 310
Arizona 49% 46% 4% 653
Arkansas 38% 60% 2% 311
California 57% 38% 5% 3,697
Colorado 59% 36% 5% 504
Connecticut 67% 28% 5% 377
Delaware 55% 38% 6% 301
District of Columbia 70% 26% 4% 303
Florida 56% 39% 5% 2,020
Georgia 48% 49% 4% 968
Hawaii 66% 29% 4% 312
Idaho 45% 49% 6% 320
Illinois 56% 41% 3% 1,326
Indiana 43% 51% 6% 654
Iowa 52% 46% 2% 330
Kansas 49% 49% 3% 307
Kentucky 36% 57% 7% 439
Louisiana 39% 57% 4% 465
Maine 64% 33% 3% 303
Maryland 64% 33% 3% 644
Massachusetts 74% 22% 4% 704
Michigan 54% 42% 4% 982
Minnesota 52% 45% 4% 563
Mississippi 36% 59% 5% 309
Missouri 45% 50% 5% 642
Montana 56% 38% 5% 312
Nebraska 50% 46% 5% 312
Nevada 62% 34% 3% 314
New Hampshire 66% 29% 5% 303
New Jersey 61% 35% 4% 886
New Mexico 51% 45% 4% 312
New York 64% 32% 4% 1,966
North Carolina 49% 45% 6% 1,022
North Dakota 47% 51% 3% 338
Ohio 48% 47% 4% 1,132
Oklahoma 51% 45% 4% 391
Oregon 63% 34% 3% 419
Pennsylvania 51% 44% 5% 1,366
Rhode Island 63% 31% 7% 305
South Carolina 42% 52% 6% 495
South Dakota 48% 50% 3% 305
Tennessee 40% 55% 5% 661
Texas 45% 50% 4% 2,535
Utah 47% 51% 3% 315
Vermont 70% 26% 4% 306
Virginia 55% 42% 3% 882
Washington 60% 36% 5% 714
West Virginia 35% 58% 6% 309
Wisconsin 53% 45% 3% 600
Wyoming 48% 49% 3% 316

Learn More: Legal in all/most cases, Illegal in all/most cases

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Views about homosexuality by state

% of adults who say homosexuality…

State Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 41% 52% 4% 3% 511
Alaska 62% 30% 5% 3% 310
Arizona 63% 26% 5% 6% 653
Arkansas 45% 47% 5% 3% 311
California 69% 24% 4% 3% 3,697
Colorado 67% 24% 4% 5% 504
Connecticut 76% 19% 2% 3% 377
Delaware 67% 28% 2% 3% 301
District of Columbia 72% 23% 3% 3% 303
Florida 64% 28% 4% 4% 2,020
Georgia 55% 38% 4% 4% 968
Hawaii 64% 29% 3% 4% 312
Idaho 59% 32% 6% 3% 320
Illinois 64% 29% 4% 3% 1,326
Indiana 54% 37% 4% 4% 654
Iowa 58% 36% 4% 3% 330
Kansas 57% 33% 7% 3% 307
Kentucky 44% 44% 7% 4% 439
Louisiana 53% 36% 6% 6% 465
Maine 69% 24% 3% 4% 303
Maryland 66% 27% 5% 2% 644
Massachusetts 82% 12% 2% 3% 704
Michigan 62% 30% 5% 2% 982
Minnesota 64% 32% 3% 1% 563
Mississippi 40% 54% 5% 1% 309
Missouri 57% 36% 3% 4% 642
Montana 62% 30% 4% 4% 312
Nebraska 60% 35% 3% 3% 312
Nevada 69% 27% 2% 2% 314
New Hampshire 71% 21% 4% 4% 303
New Jersey 71% 22% 3% 4% 886
New Mexico 59% 34% 4% 3% 312
New York 70% 23% 4% 4% 1,966
North Carolina 54% 36% 6% 5% 1,022
North Dakota 57% 36% 6% 2% 338
Ohio 60% 32% 4% 4% 1,132
Oklahoma 53% 40% 4% 3% 391
Oregon 66% 25% 6% 3% 419
Pennsylvania 63% 30% 4% 3% 1,366
Rhode Island 72% 18% 3% 7% 305
South Carolina 51% 42% 4% 3% 495
South Dakota 58% 35% 4% 3% 305
Tennessee 41% 53% 3% 3% 661
Texas 56% 36% 4% 4% 2,535
Utah 58% 35% 4% 3% 315
Vermont 79% 16% 2% 2% 306
Virginia 61% 34% 3% 1% 882
Washington 69% 27% 3% 2% 714
West Virginia 45% 47% 4% 4% 309
Wisconsin 66% 30% 1% 2% 600
Wyoming 53% 39% 5% 3% 316

Learn More: Should be accepted, Should be discouraged

Views about same-sex marriage by state

% of adults who …same-sex marriage

State Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. 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.
Alabama 33% 57% 10% 511
Alaska 59% 34% 6% 310
Arizona 56% 36% 8% 653
Arkansas 35% 53% 12% 311
California 62% 32% 6% 3,697
Colorado 62% 31% 7% 504
Connecticut 71% 26% 3% 377
Delaware 59% 36% 5% 301
District of Columbia 64% 26% 10% 303
Florida 53% 38% 9% 2,020
Georgia 45% 48% 8% 968
Hawaii 55% 33% 12% 312
Idaho 49% 39% 12% 320
Illinois 58% 34% 8% 1,326
Indiana 45% 45% 10% 654
Iowa 51% 41% 8% 330
Kansas 51% 42% 7% 307
Kentucky 38% 52% 10% 439
Louisiana 42% 50% 8% 465
Maine 65% 30% 5% 303
Maryland 60% 33% 7% 644
Massachusetts 72% 20% 8% 704
Michigan 53% 39% 8% 982
Minnesota 59% 36% 5% 563
Mississippi 31% 61% 8% 309
Missouri 48% 45% 7% 642
Montana 54% 34% 12% 312
Nebraska 51% 44% 5% 312
Nevada 54% 39% 7% 314
New Hampshire 68% 27% 6% 303
New Jersey 59% 33% 8% 886
New Mexico 48% 43% 9% 312
New York 62% 30% 8% 1,966
North Carolina 45% 45% 9% 1,022
North Dakota 48% 46% 6% 338
Ohio 50% 42% 7% 1,132
Oklahoma 44% 49% 7% 391
Oregon 58% 35% 7% 419
Pennsylvania 54% 37% 9% 1,366
Rhode Island 65% 27% 7% 305
South Carolina 40% 54% 7% 495
South Dakota 49% 46% 6% 305
Tennessee 35% 58% 7% 661
Texas 46% 46% 8% 2,535
Utah 51% 45% 4% 315
Vermont 76% 19% 5% 306
Virginia 50% 43% 6% 882
Washington 61% 31% 8% 714
West Virginia 39% 51% 10% 309
Wisconsin 58% 37% 5% 600
Wyoming 49% 41% 10% 316

Learn More: Strongly favor/favor, Oppose/strongly oppose

Views about environmental regulation by state

% of adults who say…

State 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 = 511. 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.
Alabama 47% 45% 3% 5% 511
Alaska 41% 54% 2% 3% 310
Arizona 40% 54% 2% 4% 653
Arkansas 47% 49% 2% 2% 311
California 34% 60% 3% 4% 3,697
Colorado 37% 57% 2% 4% 504
Connecticut 32% 64% 1% 3% 377
Delaware 32% 59% 5% 5% 301
District of Columbia 23% 71% 2% 3% 303
Florida 38% 57% 2% 3% 2,020
Georgia 37% 58% 2% 3% 968
Hawaii 26% 68% < 1% 5% 312
Idaho 44% 53% 1% 2% 320
Illinois 37% 58% 2% 2% 1,326
Indiana 44% 52% 2% 2% 654
Iowa 35% 60% 3% 2% 330
Kansas 40% 51% 4% 5% 307
Kentucky 48% 45% 3% 4% 439
Louisiana 43% 51% 2% 4% 465
Maine 33% 62% 3% 2% 303
Maryland 32% 64% 2% 3% 644
Massachusetts 31% 63% 2% 4% 704
Michigan 37% 54% 4% 5% 982
Minnesota 35% 60% 2% 3% 563
Mississippi 44% 48% 5% 3% 309
Missouri 44% 52% 2% 2% 642
Montana 56% 40% 2% 2% 312
Nebraska 41% 52% 2% 5% 312
Nevada 41% 52% 3% 4% 314
New Hampshire 31% 66% 2% 1% 303
New Jersey 31% 63% 2% 4% 886
New Mexico 39% 55% 3% 3% 312
New York 30% 64% 2% 3% 1,966
North Carolina 38% 55% 3% 4% 1,022
North Dakota 46% 47% 2% 5% 338
Ohio 42% 53% 3% 3% 1,132
Oklahoma 42% 52% 3% 4% 391
Oregon 38% 56% 3% 4% 419
Pennsylvania 40% 56% 2% 2% 1,366
Rhode Island 28% 65% 3% 4% 305
South Carolina 43% 52% 2% 3% 495
South Dakota 48% 50% 1% 2% 305
Tennessee 45% 49% 3% 4% 661
Texas 38% 56% 3% 3% 2,535
Utah 42% 51% 6% 2% 315
Vermont 27% 70% 1% 2% 306
Virginia 38% 58% 2% 1% 882
Washington 28% 66% 3% 3% 714
West Virginia 55% 38% 3% 4% 309
Wisconsin 38% 58% 2% 2% 600
Wyoming 55% 38% 4% 4% 316

Learn More: Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy, Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost

Views about human evolution by state

% of adults who say humans…

State 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 = 511. 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.
Alabama 18% 26% 3% 49% 4% 511
Alaska 36% 24% 4% 31% 6% 310
Arizona 33% 25% 3% 34% 5% 653
Arkansas 20% 29% 3% 46% 3% 311
California 41% 22% 4% 29% 4% 3,697
Colorado 37% 25% 4% 30% 4% 504
Connecticut 40% 26% 3% 29% 3% 377
Delaware 37% 22% 4% 32% 5% 301
District of Columbia 43% 27% 6% 20% 4% 303
Florida 32% 26% 4% 34% 4% 2,020
Georgia 26% 27% 3% 39% 5% 968
Hawaii 39% 24% 5% 29% 3% 312
Idaho 25% 29% 5% 35% 5% 320
Illinois 37% 27% 3% 30% 4% 1,326
Indiana 28% 27% 4% 38% 4% 654
Iowa 33% 28% 4% 30% 5% 330
Kansas 29% 25% 4% 37% 4% 307
Kentucky 25% 25% 3% 42% 5% 439
Louisiana 24% 28% 3% 39% 5% 465
Maine 49% 16% 5% 26% 4% 303
Maryland 39% 27% 4% 27% 3% 644
Massachusetts 49% 22% 6% 19% 4% 704
Michigan 32% 24% 4% 35% 5% 982
Minnesota 34% 22% 6% 33% 5% 563
Mississippi 18% 22% 3% 53% 4% 309
Missouri 29% 25% 4% 38% 3% 642
Montana 39% 21% 3% 33% 4% 312
Nebraska 31% 29% 4% 32% 5% 312
Nevada 36% 23% 6% 30% 5% 314
New Hampshire 47% 21% 2% 27% 2% 303
New Jersey 38% 23% 5% 29% 5% 886
New Mexico 31% 26% 5% 36% 2% 312
New York 39% 23% 5% 30% 4% 1,966
North Carolina 27% 28% 4% 36% 5% 1,022
North Dakota 30% 25% 4% 36% 5% 338
Ohio 27% 27% 5% 36% 5% 1,132
Oklahoma 22% 28% 2% 42% 6% 391
Oregon 40% 22% 4% 28% 5% 419
Pennsylvania 34% 23% 3% 36% 4% 1,366
Rhode Island 39% 24% 4% 29% 4% 305
South Carolina 23% 26% 3% 44% 5% 495
South Dakota 26% 25% 3% 42% 5% 305
Tennessee 18% 23% 3% 49% 8% 661
Texas 27% 26% 4% 39% 5% 2,535
Utah 27% 28% 4% 38% 3% 315
Vermont 55% 18% 6% 18% 3% 306
Virginia 29% 30% 3% 35% 4% 882
Washington 40% 21% 7% 29% 3% 714
West Virginia 20% 23% 5% 48% 4% 309
Wisconsin 35% 26% 2% 32% 5% 600
Wyoming 29% 24% 8% 35% 4% 316

Learn More: Evolved; due to natural processes, Evolved; due to God's design, Always existed in present form