DemographicInformation

Age distribution among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who are ages…

Survey year 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 528. 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 6% 43% 33% 18% 528
2007 10% 45% 29% 15% 599

Generational cohort among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who are…

Survey year Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 528. 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 2% 11% 36% 39% 11% 1% 528
2007 < 1% 5% 35% 41% 18% 2% 599

Gender composition among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who are…

Survey year Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 49% 51% 547
2007 46% 54% 614

Racial and ethnic composition among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who identify as…

Survey year White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 546. 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 3% 93% < 1% 3% 1% 546
2007 4% 91% < 1% 5% < 1% 612

Immigrant status among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who are…

Survey year Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 533. 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 10% 2% 87% 533
2007 7% 3% 90% 609

Income distribution among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who have a household income of…

Survey year Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 493. 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 34% 24% 25% 17% 493
2007 29% 28% 31% 12% 517

Educational distribution among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who have completed…

Survey year High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 542. 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 46% 33% 12% 9% 542

Parent of children under 18 among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who are…

Survey year Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 542. 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 36% 64% 542
2007 47% 53% 610

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who say they…

Survey year 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 = 547. 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 95% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 547
2007 95% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 614

Attendance at religious services among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who attend religious services…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 69% 24% 6% 1% 547
2007 72% 20% 7% 1% 614

Frequency of prayer among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 88% 7% 3% 2% 1% 547
2007 87% 9% 1% 1% 1% 614

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who attend prayer group…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 59% 14% 8% 19% < 1% 547
2007 55% 14% 6% 24% 1% 614

Frequency of meditation among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who meditate…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 64% 9% 3% 21% 2% 547
2007 66% 6% 2% 25% 1% 614

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 84% 9% 3% 3% 1% 547
2007 74% 9% 7% 6% 3% 614

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 42% 17% 11% 29% 2% 547
2007 38% 15% 9% 32% 5% 614

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Survey year Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 54% 4% 35% 4% 3% 547
2007 53% 5% 37% 3% 3% 614

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who say…

Survey year 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 = 547. 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 39% 59% 1% 1% 547

Frequency of reading scripture among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who read scripture…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 72% 14% 7% 6% 1% 547
2007 73% 11% 5% 11% < 1% 614

Interpreting scripture among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who say the holy scripture is…

Survey year 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 = 547. 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 67% 19% 3% 6% 6% 547
2007 66% 20% 4% 4% 7% 614

Belief in Heaven among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 95% 3% 2% 547
2007 92% 2% 6% 614

Belief in Hell among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 86% 8% 6% 547
2007 85% 7% 8% 614

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who identify as…

Survey year Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 11% 11% 79% 547
2007 11% 12% 78% 614

Political ideology among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 39% 33% 21% 7% 547
2007 40% 37% 16% 7% 614

Views about size of government among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 25% 66% 3% 5% 547
2007 24% 65% 5% 6% 614

Views about government aid to the poor among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who say government aid to the poor…

Survey year Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 28% 65% 5% 2% 547

Views about abortion among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 50% 45% 5% 547
2007 44% 47% 9% 614

Views about homosexuality among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 39% 50% 7% 5% 547
2007 28% 59% 6% 8% 614

Views about same-sex marriage among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 547. 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 32% 59% 9% 547

Views about environmental regulation among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who say…

Survey year 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 = 547. 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 31% 63% 2% 3% 547
2007 36% 55% 3% 6% 614

Views about human evolution among members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important

% of members of the Historically Black Protestant Tradition married adults who say religion is very important who say humans…

Survey year 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 = 547. 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 9% 30% 5% 52% 4% 547