Religious tradition among adults in the Chicago metro area

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Survey year Buddhist Catholic Evangelical Protestant Hindu Historically Black Protestant Jehovah's Witness Jewish Mainline Protestant Mormon Muslim Orthodox Christian Other Christian Other Faiths Other World Religions Unaffiliated (religious "nones") Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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 1% 34% 16% 1% 8% 1% 3% 11% < 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 22% 1% 867

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are ages…

Religious tradition 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
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Catholic 18% 36% 29% 17% 269
Evangelical Protestant 12% 38% 29% 21% 130
Mainline Protestant 22% 26% 31% 21% 120
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 32% 44% 16% 7% 168

Generational cohort among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Religious tradition Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest 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 12% 11% 31% 31% 14% 1% 269
Evangelical Protestant 10% 9% 31% 31% 17% 2% 130
Mainline Protestant 15% 11% 22% 38% 10% 4% 120
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 23% 20% 34% 21% 2% 1% 168

Gender composition among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Religious tradition Men Women Sample Size
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Catholic 46% 54% 276
Evangelical Protestant 46% 54% 133
Mainline Protestant 37% 63% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 65% 35% 170

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who identify as…

Religious tradition White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed 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 66% 2% 1% 30% 2% 272
Evangelical Protestant 71% 10% 3% 11% 5% 129
Mainline Protestant 76% 10% 3% 9% 1% 122
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 53% 16% 5% 21% 6% 166

Immigrant status among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Religious tradition Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
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Catholic 24% 20% 56% 274
Evangelical Protestant 6% 14% 80% 130
Mainline Protestant 10% 9% 81% 123
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 15% 17% 69% 170

Income distribution among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who have a household income of…

Religious tradition Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
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Catholic 32% 21% 29% 18% 242
Evangelical Protestant 24% 25% 30% 22% 112
Mainline Protestant 21% 21% 29% 28% 102
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 31% 18% 26% 25% 149

Educational distribution among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who have completed…

Religious tradition High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree 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 51% 23% 19% 8% 273
Evangelical Protestant 37% 34% 17% 12% 132
Mainline Protestant 36% 21% 28% 15% 123
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 32% 35% 18% 14% 170

Marital status among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Religious tradition Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married 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 56% 7% 10% 4% 23% 275
Evangelical Protestant 53% 5% 18% 7% 16% 132
Mainline Protestant 49% 9% 8% 9% 26% 122
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 37% 10% 9% 1% 44% 168

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Religious tradition Parents Non-parents 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 32% 68% 274
Evangelical Protestant 27% 73% 133
Mainline Protestant 24% 76% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 21% 79% 170

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who say they…

Religious tradition 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 = 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 60% 31% 6% 1% 1% 1% 276
Evangelical Protestant 85% 15% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 133
Mainline Protestant 57% 35% 4% 1% 2% < 1% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 24% 23% 11% < 1% 36% 6% 170

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 52% 37% 10% 1% < 1% 276
Evangelical Protestant 82% 15% 2% < 1% 1% 133
Mainline Protestant 37% 39% 18% 3% 3% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 7% 21% 31% 41% < 1% 170

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who attend religious services…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never 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 33% 45% 21% 1% 276
Evangelical Protestant 56% 27% 17% < 1% 133
Mainline Protestant 23% 46% 30% 1% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") < 1% 28% 71% < 1% 170

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who pray…

Religious tradition At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never 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 52% 26% 7% 14% 1% 276
Evangelical Protestant 76% 18% 3% 3% 1% 133
Mainline Protestant 38% 17% 15% 24% 6% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 18% 11% 10% 62% < 1% 170

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who attend prayer group…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never 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 13% 10% 4% 72% < 1% 276
Evangelical Protestant 30% 21% 10% 38% < 1% 133
Mainline Protestant 9% 3% 16% 69% 2% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 4% 2% 89% < 1% 170

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who meditate…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never 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 37% 7% 8% 47% 1% 276
Evangelical Protestant 50% 7% 4% 38% 1% 133
Mainline Protestant 31% 9% 2% 51% 6% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 34% 9% 5% 52% < 1% 170

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never 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 53% 19% 13% 14% 1% 276
Evangelical Protestant 70% 14% 5% 10% 1% 133
Mainline Protestant 43% 24% 17% 13% 4% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 43% 17% 10% 28% 2% 170

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never 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 39% 12% 20% 27% 1% 276
Evangelical Protestant 47% 22% 9% 18% 4% 133
Mainline Protestant 38% 11% 16% 33% 2% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 51% 18% 10% 17% 3% 170

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Religious tradition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science 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 25% 11% 49% 12% 3% 276
Evangelical Protestant 53% 5% 32% 10% < 1% 133
Mainline Protestant 29% 8% 56% 7% 1% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 18% 57% 16% 2% 170

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who say…

Religious tradition 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 = 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 26% 72% 1% < 1% 276
Evangelical Protestant 43% 53% 2% 1% 133
Mainline Protestant 29% 71% < 1% 1% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 20% 78% < 1% 2% 170

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who read scripture…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never 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 16% 14% 12% 58% < 1% 276
Evangelical Protestant 59% 13% 9% 18% 1% 133
Mainline Protestant 20% 14% 14% 49% 4% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 9% 5% 75% 4% 170

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who say the holy scripture is…

Religious tradition 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 = 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 23% 38% 2% 29% 8% 276
Evangelical Protestant 41% 45% 4% 6% 3% 133
Mainline Protestant 21% 28% 2% 39% 9% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 10% 1% 77% 5% 170

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who …in heaven

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/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 85% 11% 4% 276
Evangelical Protestant 89% 4% 7% 133
Mainline Protestant 72% 20% 8% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 31% 58% 11% 170

Belief in Hell among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who …in hell

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/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 64% 29% 8% 276
Evangelical Protestant 81% 13% 6% 133
Mainline Protestant 56% 33% 11% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 19% 69% 12% 170

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who identify as…

Religious tradition Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. 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 39% 15% 46% 276
Evangelical Protestant 51% 9% 39% 133
Mainline Protestant 41% 15% 44% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 16% 27% 57% 170

Political ideology among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Religious tradition Conservative Moderate Liberal 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 33% 34% 25% 7% 276
Evangelical Protestant 44% 36% 17% 3% 133
Mainline Protestant 32% 39% 19% 10% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 16% 30% 45% 8% 170

Views about size of government among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who would rather have…

Religious tradition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends 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 53% 41% 2% 4% 276
Evangelical Protestant 59% 38% 1% 2% 133
Mainline Protestant 45% 49% 4% 2% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 51% 41% 4% 5% 170

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who say government aid to the poor…

Religious tradition Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally 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 49% 47% 3% 2% 276
Evangelical Protestant 46% 50% 3% < 1% 133
Mainline Protestant 34% 58% 5% 3% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 33% 63% 1% 3% 170

Views about abortion among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who say abortion should be…

Religious tradition Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases 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 58% 39% 3% 276
Evangelical Protestant 34% 62% 3% 133
Mainline Protestant 71% 25% 5% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 79% 19% 3% 170

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who say homosexuality…

Religious tradition Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally 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 68% 23% 3% 6% 276
Evangelical Protestant 43% 51% 3% 3% 133
Mainline Protestant 69% 23% 3% 5% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 89% 10% 1% < 1% 170

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who …same-sex marriage

Religious tradition Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose 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 63% 28% 9% 276
Evangelical Protestant 37% 54% 9% 133
Mainline Protestant 67% 24% 9% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 82% 14% 4% 170

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who say…

Religious tradition 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 = 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 45% 53% 2% 1% 276
Evangelical Protestant 37% 59% 3% 1% 133
Mainline Protestant 37% 58% 1% 4% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 22% 72% 4% 1% 170

Views about human evolution among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who say humans…

Religious tradition 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 = 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 34% 37% 3% 24% 3% 276
Evangelical Protestant 16% 25% 2% 54% 2% 133
Mainline Protestant 47% 22% 2% 19% 10% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 64% 20% 2% 13% 1% 170