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

% of adults in Illinois who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,326. 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 50% 27% 13% 10% < 1% 1,326
2007 53% 31% 8% 7% 1% 1,340

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

% of adults in Illinois 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 56% 35% 9% 1% < 1% 356
Evangelical Protestant 81% 17% 1% < 1% 1% 272
Mainline Protestant 51% 32% 13% 3% 1% 241
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 24% 29% 39% < 1% 256

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Illinois by importance of religion

% of adults in Illinois who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 680. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 14% 36% 28% 22% 680
Somewhat important 27% 34% 27% 13% 319
Not too important 37% 29% 24% 9% 159
Not at all important 29% 41% 19% 11% 134

Generational cohort among adults in Illinois by importance of religion

% of adults in Illinois who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 680. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 9% 12% 30% 32% 15% 2% 680
Somewhat important 20% 13% 28% 30% 9% 1% 319
Not too important 26% 18% 22% 27% 6% < 1% 159
Not at all important 22% 18% 30% 24% 4% 1% 134

Gender composition among adults in Illinois by importance of religion

% of adults in Illinois who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 696. 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% 58% 696
Somewhat important 50% 50% 326
Not too important 55% 45% 160
Not at all important 70% 30% 137

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

% of adults in Illinois who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 679. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 64% 18% 2% 14% 3% 679
Somewhat important 66% 11% 4% 15% 4% 325
Not too important 69% 11% 7% 10% 2% 159
Not at all important 72% 3% 5% 19% 1% 134

Immigrant status among adults in Illinois by importance of religion

% of adults in Illinois who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 685. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 14% 10% 77% 685
Somewhat important 13% 12% 75% 323
Not too important 7% 16% 77% 159
Not at all important 16% 18% 66% 135

Income distribution among adults in Illinois by importance of religion

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 580. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 38% 18% 28% 16% 580
Somewhat important 29% 22% 27% 21% 279
Not too important 24% 23% 30% 23% 145
Not at all important 30% 18% 24% 28% 120

Educational distribution among adults in Illinois by importance of religion

% of adults in Illinois who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 688. 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% 31% 17% 10% 688
Somewhat important 42% 30% 17% 11% 326
Not too important 28% 38% 23% 11% 160
Not at all important 28% 29% 25% 18% 136

Marital status among adults in Illinois by importance of religion

% of adults in Illinois who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 692. 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 55% 5% 11% 8% 21% 692
Somewhat important 40% 9% 13% 3% 34% 323
Not too important 42% 4% 8% 4% 42% 160
Not at all important 38% 12% 6% 2% 41% 135

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

% of adults in Illinois who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 694. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 32% 68% 694
Somewhat important 20% 80% 326
Not too important 23% 77% 160
Not at all important 20% 80% 137

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Illinois by importance of religion

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 696. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 87% 11% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 696
Somewhat important 47% 40% 7% < 1% 2% 3% 326
Not too important 24% 34% 18% < 1% 17% 7% 160
Not at all important 15% 12% 9% < 1% 55% 8% 137

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

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 696. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 60% 27% 13% 1% 696
Somewhat important 10% 55% 34% 1% 326
Not too important 2% 37% 60% < 1% 160
Not at all important 2% 6% 92% < 1% 137

Frequency of prayer among adults in Illinois by importance of religion

% of adults in Illinois who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 696. 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 79% 14% 4% 3% 1% 696
Somewhat important 31% 34% 14% 19% 2% 326
Not too important 12% 11% 11% 67% < 1% 160
Not at all important 11% 5% 3% 82% < 1% 137

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

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 696. 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% 13% 12% 40% < 1% 696
Somewhat important 5% 6% 7% 80% < 1% 326
Not too important 1% 3% 2% 94% < 1% 160
Not at all important 4% 1% < 1% 95% < 1% 137

Frequency of meditation among adults in Illinois by importance of religion

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 696. 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% 7% 5% 32% 2% 696
Somewhat important 28% 10% 6% 56% 1% 326
Not too important 21% 8% 4% 67% < 1% 160
Not at all important 31% 6% 5% 59% < 1% 137

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

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 696. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 70% 13% 5% 9% 2% 696
Somewhat important 41% 20% 13% 24% 2% 326
Not too important 37% 20% 13% 29% 1% 160
Not at all important 33% 15% 8% 44% < 1% 137

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

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 696. 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% 14% 13% 24% 2% 696
Somewhat important 39% 16% 17% 26% 2% 326
Not too important 38% 19% 14% 28% < 1% 160
Not at all important 51% 14% 13% 22% < 1% 137

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

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 696. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 50% 8% 35% 6% 2% 696
Somewhat important 10% 14% 58% 15% 2% 326
Not too important 2% 16% 61% 20% 2% 160
Not at all important 2% 20% 58% 17% 3% 137

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

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 696. 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% 57% 2% 1% 696
Somewhat important 20% 78% 1% < 1% 326
Not too important 18% 81% 1% < 1% 160
Not at all important 16% 80% < 1% 4% 137

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

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 696. 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% 10% 23% 1% 696
Somewhat important 10% 11% 15% 63% 1% 326
Not too important 5% 4% 5% 86% < 1% 160
Not at all important 4% 2% 1% 91% 2% 137

Interpreting scripture among adults in Illinois by importance of religion

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 696. 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% 37% 3% 12% 6% 696
Somewhat important 17% 35% 2% 39% 8% 326
Not too important 6% 18% < 1% 67% 9% 160
Not at all important < 1% 4% < 1% 93% 3% 137

Belief in Heaven among adults in Illinois by importance of religion

% of adults in Illinois who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 696. 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 86% 7% 7% 696
Somewhat important 77% 15% 8% 326
Not too important 45% 43% 11% 160
Not at all important 13% 78% 9% 137

Belief in Hell among adults in Illinois by importance of religion

% of adults in Illinois who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 696. 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 74% 17% 8% 696
Somewhat important 55% 35% 10% 326
Not too important 29% 58% 13% 160
Not at all important 7% 85% 8% 137

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Illinois by importance of religion

% of adults in Illinois who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 696. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 40% 18% 42% 696
Somewhat important 28% 20% 52% 326
Not too important 27% 20% 53% 160
Not at all important 16% 23% 61% 137

Political ideology among adults in Illinois by importance of religion

% of adults in Illinois who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 696. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 43% 32% 20% 6% 696
Somewhat important 23% 43% 27% 7% 326
Not too important 21% 36% 39% 3% 160
Not at all important 14% 26% 52% 8% 137

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

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 696. 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% 42% 3% 3% 696
Somewhat important 50% 44% 3% 3% 326
Not too important 51% 42% 4% 3% 160
Not at all important 46% 44% 4% 6% 137

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

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 696. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 48% 46% 4% 2% 696
Somewhat important 39% 57% 2% 2% 326
Not too important 39% 58% 2% 2% 160
Not at all important 29% 65% 3% 4% 137

Views about abortion among adults in Illinois by importance of religion

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 696. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 38% 60% 3% 696
Somewhat important 71% 26% 3% 326
Not too important 80% 17% 3% 160
Not at all important 80% 16% 4% 137

Views about homosexuality among adults in Illinois by importance of religion

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 696. 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% 42% 4% 5% 696
Somewhat important 74% 20% 4% 2% 326
Not too important 86% 12% 2% < 1% 160
Not at all important 89% 10% 1% < 1% 137

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

% of adults in Illinois who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 696. 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% 48% 10% 696
Somewhat important 68% 25% 7% 326
Not too important 82% 12% 6% 160
Not at all important 84% 11% 5% 137

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

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 696. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 43% 53% 3% 2% 696
Somewhat important 34% 63% 2% 2% 326
Not too important 33% 63% 2% 2% 160
Not at all important 22% 71% 4% 3% 137

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

% of adults in Illinois 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 = 696. 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% 31% 2% 42% 5% 696
Somewhat important 40% 29% 5% 23% 2% 326
Not too important 64% 19% 1% 15% 1% 160
Not at all important 81% 8% 2% 7% 1% 137