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

% of adults in Pennsylvania who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,366. 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 51% 26% 12% 11% 1% 1,366
2007 54% 29% 10% 6% 1% 1,896

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 54% 32% 8% 5% 1% 355
Evangelical Protestant 83% 13% 2% 1% 2% 248
Mainline Protestant 52% 40% 6% 2% < 1% 344
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 10% 15% 32% 43% < 1% 243

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Pennsylvania by importance of religion

% of adults in Pennsylvania who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 728. 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 12% 31% 32% 25% 728
Somewhat important 23% 32% 27% 18% 335
Not too important 37% 30% 20% 13% 146
Not at all important 39% 35% 16% 9% 132

Generational cohort among adults in Pennsylvania by importance of religion

% of adults in Pennsylvania who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 728. 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 7% 10% 26% 38% 17% 2% 728
Somewhat important 16% 11% 28% 34% 11% < 1% 335
Not too important 28% 17% 23% 24% 7% 1% 146
Not at all important 29% 19% 27% 18% 7% < 1% 132

Gender composition among adults in Pennsylvania by importance of religion

% of adults in Pennsylvania who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 739. 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% 739
Somewhat important 51% 49% 340
Not too important 56% 44% 146
Not at all important 61% 39% 133

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 731. 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% 13% 1% 6% 3% 731
Somewhat important 85% 7% 3% 4% 1% 337
Not too important 87% 5% 2% 2% 2% 143
Not at all important 82% 5% 2% 8% 2% 132

Immigrant status among adults in Pennsylvania by importance of religion

% of adults in Pennsylvania who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 731. 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 5% 7% 88% 731
Somewhat important 6% 6% 88% 332
Not too important 4% 10% 87% 142
Not at all important 12% 11% 77% 132

Income distribution among adults in Pennsylvania by importance of religion

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 630. 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% 25% 23% 15% 630
Somewhat important 34% 20% 24% 22% 283
Not too important 27% 17% 27% 29% 125
Not at all important 35% 13% 28% 24% 120

Educational distribution among adults in Pennsylvania by importance of religion

% of adults in Pennsylvania who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 738. 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% 26% 14% 11% 738
Somewhat important 43% 29% 18% 9% 337
Not too important 42% 25% 21% 13% 146
Not at all important 42% 26% 20% 12% 133

Marital status among adults in Pennsylvania by importance of religion

% of adults in Pennsylvania who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 738. 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% 4% 11% 12% 18% 738
Somewhat important 48% 11% 11% 6% 24% 337
Not too important 46% 4% 5% 4% 41% 144
Not at all important 32% 12% 10% 5% 41% 132

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 738. 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% 738
Somewhat important 26% 74% 338
Not too important 21% 79% 145
Not at all important 31% 69% 133

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Pennsylvania by importance of religion

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 739. 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 90% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 739
Somewhat important 44% 43% 7% 2% 2% 2% 340
Not too important 21% 36% 16% < 1% 21% 5% 146
Not at all important 12% 12% 10% < 1% 59% 7% 133

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 739. 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 59% 30% 10% 1% 739
Somewhat important 10% 56% 33% < 1% 340
Not too important 5% 34% 61% < 1% 146
Not at all important < 1% 11% 89% < 1% 133

Frequency of prayer among adults in Pennsylvania by importance of religion

% of adults in Pennsylvania who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 739. 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% 739
Somewhat important 35% 29% 15% 20% < 1% 340
Not too important 14% 9% 8% 68% < 1% 146
Not at all important 6% 6% 4% 84% < 1% 133

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 739. 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% 10% 12% 39% < 1% 739
Somewhat important 6% 6% 6% 83% < 1% 340
Not too important 3% 2% 1% 94% < 1% 146
Not at all important 2% 1% 4% 93% < 1% 133

Frequency of meditation among adults in Pennsylvania by importance of religion

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 739. 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% 8% 3% 36% 1% 739
Somewhat important 23% 11% 6% 59% 1% 340
Not too important 20% 8% 11% 60% 1% 146
Not at all important 24% 5% 2% 68% 1% 133

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 739. 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% 13% 7% 6% 1% 739
Somewhat important 35% 23% 17% 22% 2% 340
Not too important 31% 17% 15% 37% < 1% 146
Not at all important 38% 11% 9% 41% 2% 133

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 739. 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% 18% 12% 19% 1% 739
Somewhat important 36% 20% 15% 30% < 1% 340
Not too important 37% 21% 12% 29% 1% 146
Not at all important 42% 15% 12% 30% < 1% 133

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 739. 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 59% 5% 29% 4% 2% 739
Somewhat important 10% 12% 64% 11% 2% 340
Not too important 2% 14% 64% 20% < 1% 146
Not at all important 3% 10% 57% 27% 2% 133

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 739. 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% 52% 1% 1% 739
Somewhat important 29% 69% 1% 1% 340
Not too important 23% 76% 1% < 1% 146
Not at all important 20% 79% < 1% < 1% 133

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 739. 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% 10% 11% 22% 1% 739
Somewhat important 7% 10% 14% 68% 1% 340
Not too important 3% 2% 6% 88% < 1% 146
Not at all important 4% 3% 2% 92% < 1% 133

Interpreting scripture among adults in Pennsylvania by importance of religion

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 739. 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% 35% 3% 9% 6% 739
Somewhat important 14% 28% 1% 47% 10% 340
Not too important 7% 18% 1% 70% 4% 146
Not at all important 7% 7% < 1% 82% 4% 133

Belief in Heaven among adults in Pennsylvania by importance of religion

% of adults in Pennsylvania who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 739. 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 88% 6% 6% 739
Somewhat important 74% 17% 8% 340
Not too important 44% 47% 9% 146
Not at all important 25% 71% 5% 133

Belief in Hell among adults in Pennsylvania by importance of religion

% of adults in Pennsylvania who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 739. 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% 18% 9% 739
Somewhat important 56% 38% 6% 340
Not too important 32% 63% 5% 146
Not at all important 12% 80% 8% 133

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Pennsylvania by importance of religion

% of adults in Pennsylvania who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 739. 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% 13% 40% 739
Somewhat important 37% 15% 48% 340
Not too important 27% 19% 54% 146
Not at all important 19% 19% 63% 133

Political ideology among adults in Pennsylvania by importance of religion

% of adults in Pennsylvania who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 739. 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% 26% 16% 8% 739
Somewhat important 28% 43% 23% 6% 340
Not too important 19% 42% 30% 9% 146
Not at all important 11% 37% 45% 7% 133

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 739. 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 61% 33% 3% 4% 739
Somewhat important 52% 41% 2% 5% 340
Not too important 57% 39% < 1% 4% 146
Not at all important 44% 48% 3% 4% 133

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 739. 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% 41% 5% 3% 739
Somewhat important 48% 48% 3% 2% 340
Not too important 48% 48% 4% < 1% 146
Not at all important 34% 64% 1% < 1% 133

Views about abortion among adults in Pennsylvania by importance of religion

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 739. 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% 62% 5% 739
Somewhat important 63% 32% 5% 340
Not too important 80% 16% 4% 146
Not at all important 76% 22% 2% 133

Views about homosexuality among adults in Pennsylvania by importance of religion

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 739. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 44% 47% 6% 4% 739
Somewhat important 76% 17% 3% 4% 340
Not too important 88% 9% < 1% 3% 146
Not at all important 90% 8% 2% < 1% 133

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 739. 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% 56% 10% 739
Somewhat important 69% 22% 9% 340
Not too important 80% 14% 6% 146
Not at all important 85% 12% 3% 133

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 739. 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% 48% 3% 2% 739
Somewhat important 40% 57% 2% 1% 340
Not too important 26% 70% 1% 3% 146
Not at all important 24% 73% < 1% 3% 133

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 739. 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% 26% 3% 54% 4% 739
Somewhat important 39% 31% 5% 24% 2% 340
Not too important 71% 9% 3% 12% 4% 146
Not at all important 76% 10% 1% 10% 3% 133