Importance of religion in one's life among adults in New York

% of adults in New York who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,966. 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 45% 27% 12% 15% 1% 1,966
2007 46% 31% 13% 9% 1% 1,933

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

% of adults in New York 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 55% 36% 6% 3% < 1% 635
Evangelical Protestant 85% 14% 1% < 1% < 1% 182
Jewish 37% 37% 18% 8% 1% 166
Mainline Protestant 48% 36% 13% 3% < 1% 256
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 11% 20% 23% 45% 1% 470

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 857. 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 16% 32% 29% 24% 857
Somewhat important 24% 33% 29% 15% 526
Not too important 32% 37% 20% 11% 240
Not at all important 33% 37% 18% 12% 271

Generational cohort among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 857. 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% 28% 35% 16% 2% 857
Somewhat important 14% 18% 24% 34% 8% 1% 526
Not too important 20% 19% 29% 24% 7% < 1% 240
Not at all important 26% 17% 28% 21% 7% 1% 271

Gender composition among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 882. 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% 60% 882
Somewhat important 48% 52% 541
Not too important 58% 42% 244
Not at all important 56% 44% 278

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 868. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 51% 20% 6% 19% 5% 868
Somewhat important 66% 10% 4% 16% 4% 527
Not too important 67% 5% 8% 15% 6% 242
Not at all important 72% 10% 5% 12% 2% 276

Immigrant status among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 863. 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% 19% 50% 863
Somewhat important 19% 15% 66% 532
Not too important 19% 18% 63% 241
Not at all important 18% 18% 64% 273

Income distribution among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York 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 = 712. 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% 17% 27% 16% 712
Somewhat important 34% 19% 26% 21% 467
Not too important 24% 22% 33% 22% 216
Not at all important 25% 18% 29% 28% 242

Educational distribution among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 878. 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% 25% 15% 11% 878
Somewhat important 35% 33% 20% 12% 538
Not too important 23% 29% 29% 19% 242
Not at all important 33% 28% 22% 17% 278

Marital status among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 877. 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% 4% 13% 9% 25% 877
Somewhat important 46% 9% 9% 6% 31% 538
Not too important 37% 11% 9% 3% 40% 243
Not at all important 35% 11% 7% 2% 45% 278

Parent of children under 18 among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 879. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 28% 72% 879
Somewhat important 27% 73% 540
Not too important 19% 81% 244
Not at all important 19% 81% 277

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York 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 = 882. 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 83% 13% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 882
Somewhat important 46% 39% 9% 1% 4% 1% 541
Not too important 23% 26% 21% 1% 22% 8% 244
Not at all important 17% 10% 10% 1% 52% 10% 278

Attendance at religious services among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York 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 = 882. 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% 30% 13% < 1% 882
Somewhat important 12% 54% 33% 1% 541
Not too important 1% 35% 64% < 1% 244
Not at all important 3% 11% 86% < 1% 278

Frequency of prayer among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 882. 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 78% 14% 3% 4% 1% 882
Somewhat important 32% 25% 14% 29% 1% 541
Not too important 15% 12% 8% 64% < 1% 244
Not at all important 11% 3% 4% 81% 1% 278

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 882. 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 36% 11% 8% 43% 1% 882
Somewhat important 6% 8% 8% 79% 1% 541
Not too important < 1% 3% 3% 94% < 1% 244
Not at all important 2% < 1% 3% 94% 1% 278

Frequency of meditation among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York 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 = 882. 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% 8% 3% 33% 4% 882
Somewhat important 27% 10% 7% 55% 1% 541
Not too important 27% 12% 6% 54% < 1% 244
Not at all important 26% 7% 8% 58% 1% 278

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 882. 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% 6% 6% 2% 882
Somewhat important 38% 21% 16% 24% 1% 541
Not too important 34% 16% 14% 35% 2% 244
Not at all important 32% 14% 11% 40% 4% 278

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 882. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 51% 13% 12% 22% 2% 882
Somewhat important 41% 17% 13% 27% 1% 541
Not too important 49% 17% 13% 20% 1% 244
Not at all important 45% 18% 14% 21% 1% 278

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 882. 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% 10% 36% 4% 3% 882
Somewhat important 10% 14% 63% 10% 3% 541
Not too important 3% 18% 64% 12% 3% 244
Not at all important 1% 23% 53% 20% 2% 278

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 882. 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 33% 63% 1% 2% 882
Somewhat important 22% 76% 1% 1% 541
Not too important 18% 79% 2% < 1% 244
Not at all important 15% 84% 1% 1% 278

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York 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 = 882. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 51% 11% 9% 28% 2% 882
Somewhat important 10% 9% 13% 67% 1% 541
Not too important 5% 5% 8% 82% < 1% 244
Not at all important 4% 1% 3% 91% 2% 278

Interpreting scripture among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York 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 = 882. 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% 4% 15% 6% 882
Somewhat important 13% 26% 1% 49% 11% 541
Not too important 4% 11% < 1% 75% 9% 244
Not at all important 4% 5% < 1% 86% 5% 278

Belief in Heaven among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 882. 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% 8% 6% 882
Somewhat important 70% 21% 9% 541
Not too important 40% 49% 11% 244
Not at all important 23% 72% 5% 278

Belief in Hell among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 882. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 67% 23% 10% 882
Somewhat important 46% 45% 9% 541
Not too important 27% 64% 9% 244
Not at all important 18% 76% 6% 278

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 882. 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% 20% 46% 882
Somewhat important 25% 19% 56% 541
Not too important 21% 19% 60% 244
Not at all important 20% 17% 63% 278

Political ideology among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 882. 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% 31% 22% 6% 882
Somewhat important 22% 42% 29% 7% 541
Not too important 20% 30% 45% 4% 244
Not at all important 13% 33% 49% 5% 278

Views about size of government among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York 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 = 882. 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% 56% 2% 4% 882
Somewhat important 43% 51% 4% 3% 541
Not too important 48% 44% 4% 4% 244
Not at all important 42% 52% 3% 3% 278

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 882. 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% 52% 6% 3% 882
Somewhat important 38% 58% 3% 1% 541
Not too important 37% 56% 6% 1% 244
Not at all important 36% 59% 4% < 1% 278

Views about abortion among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York 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 = 882. 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% 47% 5% 882
Somewhat important 75% 21% 4% 541
Not too important 77% 21% 2% 244
Not at all important 81% 18% 1% 278

Views about homosexuality among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York 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 = 882. 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 56% 34% 5% 5% 882
Somewhat important 80% 14% 3% 3% 541
Not too important 83% 14% 3% < 1% 244
Not at all important 84% 11% 2% 2% 278

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

% of adults in New York who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 882. 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% 9% 882
Somewhat important 70% 22% 7% 541
Not too important 83% 13% 4% 244
Not at all important 83% 13% 4% 278

Views about environmental regulation among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York 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 = 882. 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% 58% 2% 5% 882
Somewhat important 28% 67% 3% 2% 541
Not too important 30% 66% 2% 1% 244
Not at all important 21% 76% 2% 1% 278

Views about human evolution among adults in New York by importance of religion

% of adults in New York 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 = 882. 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 16% 29% 4% 45% 6% 882
Somewhat important 43% 27% 6% 22% 3% 541
Not too important 64% 15% 4% 16% 1% 244
Not at all important 78% 8% 3% 9% 2% 278