Importance of religion in one's life among adults ages 65 and older by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults ages 65 and older by importance of religion

% of adults ages 65 and older who say religion is…

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Sample size = 125. 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.
Alabama 87% 11% < 1% 1% < 1% 125
Arizona 59% 19% 9% 13% < 1% 184
California 54% 23% 9% 13% 1% 964
Colorado 59% 19% 7% 15% < 1% 104
Connecticut 52% 17% 17% 12% 1% 100
Florida 59% 24% 10% 6% 1% 632
Georgia 77% 13% 3% 6% 1% 225
Illinois 65% 20% 7% 7% 1% 365
Indiana 72% 17% 6% 5% < 1% 178
Kentucky 78% 15% 4% 2% 1% 122
Louisiana 89% 9% 1% < 1% 1% 121
Maryland 68% 17% 6% 6% 3% 161
Massachusetts 49% 24% 12% 12% 3% 186
Michigan 61% 23% 6% 7% 3% 258
Minnesota 64% 26% 6% 4% < 1% 127
Missouri 69% 18% 6% 7% < 1% 157
New Hampshire 49% 23% 17% 8% 2% 105
New Jersey 63% 22% 7% 7% 1% 258
New York 59% 23% 8% 9% 1% 590
North Carolina 66% 23% 6% 5% 1% 288
Ohio 69% 19% 6% 5% 1% 326
Oklahoma 71% 18% 4% 7% 1% 114
Oregon 55% 18% 9% 16% 2% 124
Pennsylvania 63% 23% 7% 5% 1% 438
Rhode Island 57% 28% 3% 13% < 1% 111
South Carolina 78% 10% 5% 6% < 1% 142
Tennessee 80% 12% 3% 4% 2% 195
Texas 77% 15% 3% 4% < 1% 528
Virginia 71% 18% 4% 6% 1% 217
Washington 58% 19% 9% 13% 2% 183
Wisconsin 59% 24% 8% 8% 1% 161

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