Importance of religion in one's life among adults in California

% of adults in California who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,697. 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 47% 26% 13% 14% 1% 3,697
2007 48% 28% 12% 11% 1% 3,574

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults in California by religious group

% of adults in California who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
Catholic 62% 31% 6% 1% < 1% 878
Evangelical Protestant 78% 18% 2% 1% 2% 718
Jewish 21% 35% 30% 15% < 1% 125
Mainline Protestant 45% 39% 13% 2% 1% 452
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 19% 28% 43% 1% 1,042

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,621. 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 18% 36% 28% 18% 1,621
Somewhat important 28% 36% 22% 14% 893
Not too important 34% 34% 22% 11% 488
Not at all important 28% 37% 20% 14% 575

Generational cohort among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,621. 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 11% 13% 30% 32% 13% 1% 1,621
Somewhat important 19% 16% 29% 26% 9% < 1% 893
Not too important 22% 18% 28% 25% 7% < 1% 488
Not at all important 18% 20% 28% 25% 9% 1% 575

Gender composition among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,666. 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% 59% 1,666
Somewhat important 54% 46% 912
Not too important 55% 45% 496
Not at all important 64% 36% 587

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,632. 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% 8% 9% 44% 4% 1,632
Somewhat important 43% 5% 17% 34% 2% 901
Not too important 55% 2% 19% 20% 3% 492
Not at all important 63% 3% 17% 14% 3% 575

Immigrant status among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,637. 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% 14% 46% 1,637
Somewhat important 32% 20% 48% 901
Not too important 24% 20% 56% 489
Not at all important 20% 20% 61% 578

Income distribution among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California 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 = 1,391. 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 45% 18% 21% 16% 1,391
Somewhat important 33% 19% 24% 23% 815
Not too important 27% 19% 25% 30% 431
Not at all important 20% 18% 27% 36% 523

Educational distribution among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,652. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 46% 31% 14% 9% 1,652
Somewhat important 38% 33% 18% 11% 899
Not too important 30% 34% 24% 13% 494
Not at all important 27% 33% 22% 18% 585

Marital status among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,651. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 49% 8% 15% 7% 22% 1,651
Somewhat important 42% 12% 12% 5% 29% 909
Not too important 42% 9% 9% 2% 38% 494
Not at all important 42% 10% 10% 3% 34% 584

Parent of children under 18 among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,659. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 35% 65% 1,659
Somewhat important 30% 70% 909
Not too important 21% 79% 496
Not at all important 19% 81% 583

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California 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 = 1,666. 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 81% 15% 2% 2% 1% < 1% 1,666
Somewhat important 46% 37% 10% 1% 3% 1% 912
Not too important 18% 30% 22% < 1% 23% 6% 496
Not at all important 11% 13% 11% 1% 59% 5% 587

Attendance at religious services among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California 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 = 1,666. 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% 30% 12% < 1% 1,666
Somewhat important 13% 58% 29% 1% 912
Not too important 2% 31% 67% < 1% 496
Not at all important 1% 10% 88% < 1% 587

Frequency of prayer among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,666. 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 81% 12% 3% 3% 1% 1,666
Somewhat important 40% 22% 14% 23% 1% 912
Not too important 14% 13% 8% 65% < 1% 496
Not at all important 9% 3% 3% 85% < 1% 587

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,666. 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% 10% 34% 1% 1,666
Somewhat important 6% 9% 11% 73% < 1% 912
Not too important 2% 2% 4% 93% < 1% 496
Not at all important 1% 1% 1% 97% < 1% 587

Frequency of meditation among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California 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 = 1,666. 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% 8% 3% 29% 3% 1,666
Somewhat important 28% 10% 6% 54% 2% 912
Not too important 24% 12% 6% 58% < 1% 496
Not at all important 23% 10% 5% 62% 1% 587

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California 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 = 1,666. 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 76% 12% 6% 5% 1% 1,666
Somewhat important 43% 20% 15% 20% 1% 912
Not too important 35% 17% 16% 31% 1% 496
Not at all important 40% 15% 10% 33% 3% 587

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California 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 = 1,666. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 52% 14% 11% 21% 2% 1,666
Somewhat important 42% 14% 19% 24% 1% 912
Not too important 40% 20% 17% 22% 1% 496
Not at all important 48% 17% 15% 20% 1% 587

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California 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 = 1,666. 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% 7% 31% 7% 3% 1,666
Somewhat important 14% 16% 56% 11% 3% 912
Not too important 4% 22% 57% 15% 1% 496
Not at all important 2% 22% 48% 25% 2% 587

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,666. 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% 59% 2% 2% 1,666
Somewhat important 24% 74% 1% 1% 912
Not too important 20% 78% 1% 1% 496
Not at all important 19% 79% 1% 1% 587

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California 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 = 1,666. 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% 13% 7% 24% 1% 1,666
Somewhat important 13% 11% 14% 61% 1% 912
Not too important 6% 3% 7% 85% < 1% 496
Not at all important 3% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 587

Interpreting scripture among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California 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 = 1,666. 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% 31% 4% 12% 6% 1,666
Somewhat important 12% 28% 1% 47% 12% 912
Not too important 5% 11% < 1% 77% 8% 496
Not at all important 2% 2% < 1% 90% 6% 587

Belief in Heaven among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,666. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 85% 9% 6% 1,666
Somewhat important 70% 20% 9% 912
Not too important 37% 52% 11% 496
Not at all important 13% 80% 7% 587

Belief in Hell among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,666. 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 69% 23% 8% 1,666
Somewhat important 52% 39% 9% 912
Not too important 26% 64% 10% 496
Not at all important 7% 87% 5% 587

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,666. 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% 22% 45% 1,666
Somewhat important 31% 21% 48% 912
Not too important 28% 18% 54% 496
Not at all important 19% 17% 64% 587

Political ideology among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,666. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 42% 32% 20% 6% 1,666
Somewhat important 26% 39% 31% 4% 912
Not too important 16% 39% 38% 8% 496
Not at all important 13% 31% 51% 5% 587

Views about size of government among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California 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 = 1,666. 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% 52% 4% 3% 1,666
Somewhat important 49% 46% 3% 3% 912
Not too important 46% 46% 3% 5% 496
Not at all important 44% 48% 5% 3% 587

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California 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 = 1,666. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 42% 52% 4% 2% 1,666
Somewhat important 40% 55% 3% 2% 912
Not too important 33% 59% 5% 3% 496
Not at all important 30% 67% 3% 1% 587

Views about abortion among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California 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 = 1,666. 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% 57% 6% 1,666
Somewhat important 67% 30% 3% 912
Not too important 82% 14% 3% 496
Not at all important 85% 11% 4% 587

Views about homosexuality among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California 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 = 1,666. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 53% 38% 4% 4% 1,666
Somewhat important 77% 17% 4% 2% 912
Not too important 86% 8% 2% 4% 496
Not at all important 89% 6% 3% 2% 587

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,666. 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% 49% 8% 1,666
Somewhat important 71% 24% 5% 912
Not too important 81% 15% 4% 496
Not at all important 89% 6% 5% 587

Views about environmental regulation among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California 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 = 1,666. 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% 52% 3% 4% 1,666
Somewhat important 33% 61% 2% 4% 912
Not too important 28% 67% 2% 2% 496
Not at all important 20% 76% 3% 1% 587

Views about human evolution among adults in California by importance of religion

% of adults in California 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 = 1,666. 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 19% 28% 3% 43% 6% 1,666
Somewhat important 44% 24% 5% 23% 4% 912
Not too important 69% 11% 7% 11% 2% 496
Not at all important 80% 7% 2% 10% 1% 587