Importance of religion in one's life among whites by state (2014) Switch to: State among whites by importance of religion

% of whites who say religion is…

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Sample size = 346. 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 72% 15% 7% 6% 1% 346
Alaska 38% 28% 13% 19% 1% 226
Arizona 49% 23% 14% 13% 1% 463
Arkansas 69% 16% 8% 6% 1% 229
California 37% 26% 17% 20% 1% 2,098
Colorado 42% 29% 14% 15% < 1% 383
Connecticut 38% 28% 21% 13% < 1% 286
Delaware 38% 35% 14% 12% 2% 217
District of Columbia 30% 16% 24% 29% < 1% 124
Florida 44% 29% 14% 12% < 1% 1,311
Georgia 61% 20% 9% 10% < 1% 576
Hawaii 39% 29% 17% 14% < 1% 141
Idaho 52% 24% 12% 12% < 1% 280
Illinois 48% 27% 13% 11% < 1% 975
Indiana 51% 25% 13% 10% < 1% 532
Iowa 54% 26% 11% 8% < 1% 304
Kansas 50% 28% 14% 7% 1% 255
Kentucky 63% 23% 7% 8% < 1% 362
Louisiana 64% 23% 4% 8% < 1% 289
Maine 33% 30% 15% 21% < 1% 281
Maryland 41% 27% 17% 14% 1% 379
Massachusetts 28% 32% 16% 23% < 1% 559
Michigan 45% 29% 13% 12% 1% 755
Minnesota 42% 30% 14% 13% 1% 483
Mississippi 67% 19% 8% 6% < 1% 187
Missouri 55% 27% 10% 7% 1% 516
Montana 44% 24% 16% 15% < 1% 278
Nebraska 52% 25% 13% 8% 1% 253
Nevada 38% 26% 11% 23% 2% 200
New Hampshire 30% 29% 25% 15% 1% 275
New Jersey 42% 31% 12% 14% 1% 605
New Mexico 56% 17% 7% 17% 3% 168
New York 38% 30% 13% 18% 1% 1,319
North Carolina 57% 24% 9% 10% 1% 712
North Dakota 50% 24% 15% 10% 1% 307
Ohio 53% 28% 9% 10% < 1% 913
Oklahoma 62% 23% 5% 9% 1% 277
Oregon 43% 23% 14% 18% 1% 338
Pennsylvania 49% 27% 12% 12% 1% 1,124
Rhode Island 47% 27% 10% 17% < 1% 258
South Carolina 65% 17% 9% 8% 1% 341
South Dakota 59% 25% 8% 8% < 1% 268
Tennessee 69% 18% 6% 6% 1% 526
Texas 60% 22% 8% 10% < 1% 1,379
Utah 59% 15% 13% 11% 2% 274
Vermont 32% 24% 22% 22% 1% 293
Virginia 55% 23% 11% 11% 1% 632
Washington 42% 22% 18% 17% 1% 542
West Virginia 63% 23% 7% 5% 2% 272
Wisconsin 42% 33% 13% 11% 1% 512
Wyoming 50% 28% 13% 9% < 1% 277

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