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

% of adults in Massachusetts who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 704. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 33% 30% 16% 20% 1% 704
2007 40% 35% 13% 11% 1% 748

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 47% 33% 14% 5% 1% 238
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 22% 24% 47% 1% 209

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Massachusetts by importance of religion

% of adults in Massachusetts who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 242. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 13% 35% 27% 25% 242
Somewhat important 20% 31% 36% 13% 186
Not too important 22% 43% 21% 13% 118
Not at all important 43% 33% 15% 10% 133

Generational cohort among adults in Massachusetts by importance of religion

% of adults in Massachusetts who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 242. 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% 11% 27% 33% 16% 3% 242
Somewhat important 14% 12% 26% 41% 7% 2% 186
Not too important 16% 13% 37% 26% 7% 1% 118
Not at all important 22% 26% 27% 19% 5% < 1% 133

Gender composition among adults in Massachusetts by importance of religion

% of adults in Massachusetts who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 251. 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% 54% 251
Somewhat important 43% 57% 189
Not too important 49% 51% 121
Not at all important 59% 41% 137

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

% of adults in Massachusetts who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 242. 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 66% 10% 2% 18% 4% 242
Somewhat important 82% 7% 2% 4% 4% 186
Not too important 80% 1% 6% 7% 7% 115
Not at all important 88% 1% 4% 1% 5% 136

Immigrant status among adults in Massachusetts by importance of religion

% of adults in Massachusetts who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 249. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 24% 18% 57% 249
Somewhat important 13% 17% 70% 187
Not too important 10% 19% 71% 121
Not at all important 9% 11% 80% 135

Income distribution among adults in Massachusetts by importance of religion

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 200. 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% 14% 26% 19% 200
Somewhat important 24% 22% 26% 28% 165
Not too important 18% 18% 30% 34% 105
Not at all important 19% 17% 28% 36% 122

Educational distribution among adults in Massachusetts by importance of religion

% of adults in Massachusetts who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 250. 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% 31% 15% 14% 250
Somewhat important 43% 19% 22% 17% 189
Not too important 29% 29% 23% 19% 121
Not at all important 23% 32% 28% 17% 136

Marital status among adults in Massachusetts by importance of religion

% of adults in Massachusetts who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 248. 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% 11% 10% 11% 24% 248
Somewhat important 46% 7% 16% 6% 25% 189
Not too important 48% 5% 12% 4% 31% 121
Not at all important 36% 12% 10% 1% 41% 135

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

% of adults in Massachusetts who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 250. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 25% 75% 250
Somewhat important 23% 77% 188
Not too important 34% 66% 121
Not at all important 25% 75% 136

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Massachusetts by importance of religion

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 251. 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% 16% 1% 3% 2% 2% 251
Somewhat important 41% 39% 10% 1% 7% 2% 189
Not too important 8% 29% 24% < 1% 33% 6% 121
Not at all important 6% 21% 14% 1% 49% 9% 137

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 251. 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% 29% 16% < 1% 251
Somewhat important 13% 54% 33% < 1% 189
Not too important 2% 30% 67% 1% 121
Not at all important < 1% 11% 89% < 1% 137

Frequency of prayer among adults in Massachusetts by importance of religion

% of adults in Massachusetts who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 251. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 72% 14% 4% 8% 1% 251
Somewhat important 35% 26% 15% 22% 2% 189
Not too important 11% 6% 9% 74% < 1% 121
Not at all important 3% 3% 2% 91% 1% 137

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 251. 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 29% 11% 9% 50% 2% 251
Somewhat important 5% 12% 5% 78% < 1% 189
Not too important < 1% 1% 1% 98% < 1% 121
Not at all important 1% < 1% 2% 97% < 1% 137

Frequency of meditation among adults in Massachusetts by importance of religion

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 251. 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% 12% 6% 32% 1% 251
Somewhat important 28% 9% 8% 54% < 1% 189
Not too important 16% 7% 4% 72% < 1% 121
Not at all important 18% 7% 3% 71% 1% 137

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 251. 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 73% 16% 2% 8% 1% 251
Somewhat important 35% 24% 16% 24% < 1% 189
Not too important 22% 13% 16% 47% 3% 121
Not at all important 33% 15% 10% 39% 2% 137

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 251. 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% 8% 12% 26% 3% 251
Somewhat important 38% 20% 18% 23% < 1% 189
Not too important 34% 26% 14% 24% 1% 121
Not at all important 57% 8% 11% 24% < 1% 137

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 251. 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% 6% 49% 6% 2% 251
Somewhat important 5% 14% 64% 15% 1% 189
Not too important < 1% 18% 57% 22% 3% 121
Not at all important 4% 11% 55% 28% 1% 137

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 251. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 31% 65% 3% 2% 251
Somewhat important 26% 71% 2% 1% 189
Not too important 20% 75% 3% 1% 121
Not at all important 16% 82% < 1% 2% 137

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 251. 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% 11% 10% 40% < 1% 251
Somewhat important 5% 14% 12% 68% 2% 189
Not too important 2% 2% 6% 90% < 1% 121
Not at all important 1% 3% 4% 92% 1% 137

Interpreting scripture among adults in Massachusetts by importance of religion

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 251. 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% 30% 4% 22% 9% 251
Somewhat important 8% 34% 3% 46% 9% 189
Not too important 1% 10% < 1% 84% 4% 121
Not at all important 2% 1% < 1% 95% 2% 137

Belief in Heaven among adults in Massachusetts by importance of religion

% of adults in Massachusetts who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 251. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 84% 9% 7% 251
Somewhat important 65% 21% 14% 189
Not too important 28% 59% 13% 121
Not at all important 12% 77% 11% 137

Belief in Hell among adults in Massachusetts by importance of religion

% of adults in Massachusetts who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 251. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 57% 33% 10% 251
Somewhat important 42% 45% 13% 189
Not too important 14% 75% 11% 121
Not at all important 8% 83% 9% 137

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Massachusetts by importance of religion

% of adults in Massachusetts who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 251. 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 27% 19% 55% 251
Somewhat important 35% 17% 49% 189
Not too important 28% 12% 60% 121
Not at all important 17% 17% 66% 137

Political ideology among adults in Massachusetts by importance of religion

% of adults in Massachusetts who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 251. 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 30% 36% 26% 9% 251
Somewhat important 32% 38% 26% 4% 189
Not too important 13% 36% 50% 2% 121
Not at all important 9% 28% 57% 6% 137

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 251. 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% 46% 4% 5% 251
Somewhat important 51% 41% 4% 5% 189
Not too important 45% 51% 2% 3% 121
Not at all important 45% 51% 1% 3% 137

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 251. 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% 51% 3% 5% 251
Somewhat important 44% 52% 3% 1% 189
Not too important 37% 62% 1% < 1% 121
Not at all important 30% 67% 3% 1% 137

Views about abortion among adults in Massachusetts by importance of religion

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 251. 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% 39% 7% 251
Somewhat important 77% 19% 4% 189
Not too important 90% 9% < 1% 121
Not at all important 92% 7% < 1% 137

Views about homosexuality among adults in Massachusetts by importance of religion

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 251. 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 66% 23% 4% 7% 251
Somewhat important 86% 8% 3% 3% 189
Not too important 94% 5% < 1% 1% 121
Not at all important 93% 7% < 1% < 1% 137

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

% of adults in Massachusetts who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 251. 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% 31% 17% 251
Somewhat important 76% 20% 4% 189
Not too important 91% 7% 2% 121
Not at all important 88% 10% 3% 137

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

% of adults in Massachusetts 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 = 251. 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% 54% 4% 7% 251
Somewhat important 36% 62% 1% 1% 189
Not too important 23% 74% 1% 2% 121
Not at all important 24% 71% < 1% 5% 137

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

% of adults in Massachusetts who say humans…

Importance of religion in one's life Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
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Very important 21% 35% 6% 31% 7% 251
Somewhat important 44% 27% 6% 22% 2% 189
Not too important 77% 7% 8% 4% 3% 121
Not at all important 82% 6% 3% 5% 3% 137