Religious denomination

% of adults who are…

Survey year African Methodist Episcopal Church African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church American Baptist Churches USA Anglican Church Apostolic Pentecostal (Evangelical Trad.) Apostolic Pentecostal (Historically Black Protestant Trad.) Assemblies of God Calvary Chapel Christian and Missionary Alliance Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Christian Reformed Church Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Church of God in Christ Church of God of the Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church of the Nazarene Churches of Christ Community Church (Evangelical Trad.) Conservative Baptist Association of America Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Deist Disciples of Christ Eclectic, a bit of everything, "I have my own beliefs" Episcopal Church Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Foursquare Church Free Methodist Church Free Will Baptist General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Greek Orthodox Humanist Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) Independent Baptist (Historically Black Protestant Trad.) Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Missionary Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) Missionary Baptist (Historically Black Protestant Trad.) National Baptist Convention Nondenominational charismatic Nondenominational Christian (Evangelical Trad.) Nondenominational evangelical Nondenominational fundamentalist Nondenominational Pentecostal (Evangelical Trad.) Nothing in particular (religion important) Nothing in particular (religion not important) Orthodox Church in America Other Adventist (Evangelical Trad.) Other Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) Other Baptist (Historically Black Protestant Trad.) Other Baptist (Mainline Trad.) Other Congregationalist (Evangelical Trad.) Other Congregationalist (Mainline Trad.) Other Episcopalian/Anglican (Mainline Trad.) Other Holiness (Evangelical Trad.) Other in the "Unitarian and other liberal faiths" family Other in the New Age family Other Lutheran (Evangelical Trad.) Other Lutheran (Mainline Trad.) Other Metaphysical Christian ("Other Christian" Trad.) Other Methodist (Historically Black Protestant Trad.) Other Methodist (Mainline Trad.) Other Mormon Other Nondenominational (Evangelical Trad.) Other Nondenominational (Mainline Trad.) Other Orthodox Christian Other Pentecostal (Evangelical Trad.) Other Pentecostal (Historically Black Protestant Trad.) Other Presbyterian (Evangelical Trad.) Other Presbyterian (Mainline Trad.) Other Reformed (Evangelical Trad.) Other Reformed (Mainline Trad.) Other Restorationist (Evangelical Trad.) Other Restorationist (Mainline Trad.) Others in "Other Christian" Tradition Pagan or Wiccan Pentecostal Church of God Pentecostal Holiness Church Presbyterian Church (USA) Presbyterian Church in America Progressive Baptist Convention Reformed Church in America Russian Orthodox Seventh-day Adventist Southern Baptist Convention Spiritual but not religious Spiritualist Unitarian United Church of Christ United Methodist Church United Pentecostal Church International Unity Church Wesleyan Church Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Sample Size
Sample size = 21,413. 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.
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Learn More: African Methodist Episcopal Church, American Baptist Churches USA, Anglican Church, Assemblies of God, Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee), Church of God in Christ, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church of the Nazarene, Churches of Christ, Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.), Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.), Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.), Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, National Baptist Convention, Nondenominational charismatic, Nondenominational evangelical, Nondenominational fundamentalist, Nothing in particular (religion important), Nothing in particular (religion not important), Presbyterian Church (USA), Presbyterian Church in America, Seventh-day Adventist, Southern Baptist Convention, Spiritual but not religious, Unitarian, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church

DemographicInformation

Age distribution by religious denomination

% of adults who are ages…

Religious denomination 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 113. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 16% 33% 23% 27% 113
American Baptist Churches USA 21% 28% 32% 19% 457
Anglican Church 8% 30% 28% 33% 110
Assemblies of God 14% 32% 31% 23% 452
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 12% 32% 40% 16% 111
Church of God in Christ 23% 35% 29% 13% 161
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 22% 40% 22% 16% 629
Church of the Nazarene 14% 29% 38% 19% 101
Churches of Christ 20% 32% 27% 21% 493
Episcopal Church 9% 26% 31% 35% 487
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 12% 27% 30% 31% 626
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 16% 33% 32% 19% 808
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 17% 42% 33% 8% 203
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 15% 45% 27% 13% 138
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 10% 32% 28% 30% 448
National Baptist Convention 11% 30% 36% 23% 454
Nondenominational charismatic 25% 31% 34% 10% 182
Nondenominational evangelical 22% 39% 29% 10% 677
Nondenominational fundamentalist 14% 33% 38% 16% 103
Nothing in particular (religion important) 31% 39% 23% 8% 1,978
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 34% 37% 20% 10% 2,925
Presbyterian Church (USA) 8% 24% 30% 38% 413
Presbyterian Church in America 11% 18% 32% 39% 156
Seventh-day Adventist 28% 35% 17% 20% 157
Southern Baptist Convention 13% 28% 33% 27% 1,815
Spiritual but not religious 25% 38% 30% 7% 128
Unitarian 17% 32% 28% 22% 164
United Church of Christ 10% 23% 36% 31% 224
United Methodist Church 9% 29% 30% 32% 1,616

Learn More: 18-29, 30-49, 50-64, 65+

Generational cohort by religious denomination

% of adults who are…

Religious denomination Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 113. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 8% 16% 25% 30% 19% 1% 113
American Baptist Churches USA 13% 12% 23% 38% 12% 1% 457
Anglican Church 7% 5% 27% 34% 25% 3% 110
Assemblies of God 7% 13% 25% 37% 16% 1% 452
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 8% 12% 24% 44% 11% 1% 111
Church of God in Christ 13% 19% 27% 33% 8% 1% 161
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 14% 17% 31% 27% 10% 1% 629
Church of the Nazarene 3% 14% 26% 43% 13% 1% 101
Churches of Christ 15% 12% 25% 31% 15% 2% 493
Episcopal Church 5% 8% 21% 41% 22% 2% 487
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 10% 4% 25% 37% 21% 3% 626
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 11% 9% 29% 38% 12% < 1% 808
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 6% 16% 37% 36% 5% < 1% 203
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 6% 20% 34% 32% 8% < 1% 138
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 7% 6% 28% 35% 21% 2% 448
National Baptist Convention 9% 4% 28% 43% 14% 2% 454
Nondenominational charismatic 15% 20% 21% 37% 7% < 1% 182
Nondenominational evangelical 13% 18% 30% 33% 6% < 1% 677
Nondenominational fundamentalist 10% 9% 27% 40% 13% < 1% 103
Nothing in particular (religion important) 17% 22% 30% 25% 5% < 1% 1,978
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 22% 21% 28% 23% 6% < 1% 2,925
Presbyterian Church (USA) 7% 5% 21% 38% 25% 5% 413
Presbyterian Church in America 9% 5% 15% 42% 28% 1% 156
Seventh-day Adventist 18% 14% 31% 22% 11% 4% 157
Southern Baptist Convention 7% 9% 24% 39% 19% 2% 1,815
Spiritual but not religious 12% 18% 33% 31% 5% < 1% 128
Unitarian 14% 8% 28% 31% 17% 2% 164
United Church of Christ 8% 4% 20% 44% 19% 4% 224
United Methodist Church 5% 8% 24% 38% 22% 3% 1,616

Learn More: Younger Millennial, Older Millennial, Generation X, Baby Boomer, Silent, Greatest

Gender composition by religious denomination

% of adults who are…

Religious denomination Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 40% 60% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 40% 60% 467
Anglican Church 44% 56% 111
Assemblies of God 43% 57% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 41% 59% 111
Church of God in Christ 44% 56% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 46% 54% 641
Church of the Nazarene 49% 51% 101
Churches of Christ 40% 60% 498
Episcopal Church 45% 55% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 44% 56% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 48% 52% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 38% 62% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 47% 53% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 47% 53% 459
National Baptist Convention 39% 61% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 39% 61% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 47% 53% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 61% 39% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 51% 49% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 55% 45% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 45% 55% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 52% 48% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 46% 54% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 49% 51% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 53% 47% 128
Unitarian 38% 62% 165
United Church of Christ 38% 62% 227
United Methodist Church 44% 56% 1,637

Learn More: Men, Women

Racial and ethnic composition by religious denomination

% of adults who identify as…

Religious denomination White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 2% 94% < 1% < 1% 3% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 73% 10% 1% 11% 5% 463
Anglican Church 83% 12% < 1% 4% 1% 109
Assemblies of God 66% 3% < 1% 25% 5% 458
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 65% 3% 1% 28% 3% 110
Church of God in Christ 5% 84% < 1% 8% 4% 163
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 85% 1% 1% 8% 5% 633
Church of the Nazarene 88% 2% 1% 7% 3% 100
Churches of Christ 69% 16% 1% 10% 4% 493
Episcopal Church 90% 4% 1% 2% 3% 491
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 96% 2% 1% 1% 1% 635
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 88% < 1% 1% 6% 5% 817
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 60% 25% 4% 8% 4% 205
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 73% 12% 1% 8% 5% 136
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 95% 2% < 1% 1% 2% 456
National Baptist Convention < 1% 99% < 1% 1% < 1% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 68% 14% 1% 11% 7% 185
Nondenominational evangelical 74% 7% 2% 13% 4% 677
Nondenominational fundamentalist 75% 9% 2% 5% 9% 106
Nothing in particular (religion important) 53% 18% 3% 19% 6% 1,966
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 72% 7% 6% 12% 4% 2,922
Presbyterian Church (USA) 88% 5% 3% 4% 1% 426
Presbyterian Church in America 80% 6% 3% 6% 5% 155
Seventh-day Adventist 37% 32% 8% 15% 8% 160
Southern Baptist Convention 85% 6% < 1% 3% 5% 1,829
Spiritual but not religious 67% 10% < 1% 16% 7% 124
Unitarian 88% 1% < 1% 4% 7% 165
United Church of Christ 89% 8% < 1% 1% 2% 225
United Methodist Church 94% 1% 1% 2% 2% 1,630

Learn More: White, Black, Asian, Latino, Other/Mixed

Immigrant status by religious denomination

% of adults who are…

Religious denomination Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 2% 2% 96% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 8% 4% 87% 457
Anglican Church 26% 7% 67% 111
Assemblies of God 20% 8% 72% 452
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 21% 12% 67% 111
Church of God in Christ 17% 2% 81% 161
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 7% 6% 87% 635
Church of the Nazarene 8% < 1% 92% 100
Churches of Christ 6% 6% 88% 493
Episcopal Church 6% 9% 85% 490
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 3% 8% 89% 637
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 4% 6% 90% 816
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 5% 10% 85% 202
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 6% 12% 83% 138
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 3% 6% 92% 457
National Baptist Convention 3% 1% 96% 448
Nondenominational charismatic 5% 9% 86% 185
Nondenominational evangelical 8% 10% 81% 677
Nondenominational fundamentalist 7% 6% 88% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 16% 9% 75% 1,969
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 13% 12% 75% 2,914
Presbyterian Church (USA) 9% 4% 87% 426
Presbyterian Church in America 4% 10% 85% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 36% 11% 52% 161
Southern Baptist Convention 2% 2% 96% 1,828
Spiritual but not religious 9% 8% 83% 126
Unitarian 4% 10% 86% 162
United Church of Christ 6% 7% 87% 224
United Methodist Church 4% 4% 91% 1,630

Learn More: Immigrants, Second generation, Third generation or higher

Income distribution by religious denomination

% of adults who have a household income of…

Religious denomination Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more 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.
American Baptist Churches USA 53% 18% 21% 9% 400
Assemblies of God 43% 23% 24% 10% 398
Church of God in Christ 46% 26% 19% 9% 148
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 27% 19% 33% 20% 574
Churches of Christ 37% 23% 24% 16% 434
Episcopal Church 19% 13% 34% 35% 435
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 19% 22% 32% 26% 547
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 39% 22% 27% 12% 724
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 23% 27% 34% 16% 181
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 23% 21% 31% 26% 123
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 22% 21% 34% 22% 390
National Baptist Convention 49% 21% 21% 9% 417
Nondenominational charismatic 31% 19% 28% 22% 171
Nondenominational evangelical 23% 21% 35% 21% 622
Nothing in particular (religion important) 47% 21% 21% 12% 1,765
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 30% 22% 27% 21% 2,650
Presbyterian Church (USA) 24% 15% 29% 32% 371
Presbyterian Church in America 27% 17% 31% 25% 132
Seventh-day Adventist 37% 24% 24% 15% 142
Southern Baptist Convention 32% 22% 31% 16% 1,613
Spiritual but not religious 42% 21% 25% 12% 110
Unitarian 17% 6% 34% 43% 155
United Church of Christ 31% 16% 23% 29% 202
United Methodist Church 23% 20% 31% 26% 1,427

Learn More: Less than $30,000, $30,000-$49,999, $50,000-$99,999, $100,000 or more

Educational distribution by religious denomination

% of adults who have completed…

Religious denomination High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 35% 44% 11% 10% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 60% 27% 8% 5% 466
Anglican Church 9% 32% 39% 21% 110
Assemblies of God 53% 32% 11% 4% 456
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 64% 25% 8% 3% 111
Church of God in Christ 50% 37% 7% 5% 164
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 26% 40% 23% 10% 639
Church of the Nazarene 43% 37% 11% 9% 101
Churches of Christ 46% 37% 11% 7% 496
Episcopal Church 16% 28% 29% 27% 489
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 31% 33% 21% 15% 636
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 49% 34% 12% 5% 822
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 24% 46% 16% 14% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 14% 42% 25% 18% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 35% 34% 20% 12% 457
National Baptist Convention 54% 27% 12% 7% 459
Nondenominational charismatic 36% 38% 16% 10% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 29% 37% 22% 12% 682
Nondenominational fundamentalist 38% 37% 20% 5% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 55% 29% 11% 5% 2,007
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 37% 34% 18% 12% 2,955
Presbyterian Church (USA) 27% 25% 24% 23% 424
Presbyterian Church in America 30% 37% 21% 12% 156
Seventh-day Adventist 34% 38% 18% 10% 164
Southern Baptist Convention 46% 35% 13% 6% 1,833
Spiritual but not religious 40% 34% 17% 8% 127
Unitarian 10% 23% 31% 36% 164
United Church of Christ 33% 21% 22% 24% 227
United Methodist Church 32% 31% 23% 14% 1,631

Learn More: High school or less, Some college, College, Post-graduate degree

Marital status by religious denomination

% of adults who are…

Religious denomination Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 32% 6% 22% 9% 30% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 43% 6% 16% 12% 23% 465
Anglican Church 61% 1% 10% 8% 19% 110
Assemblies of God 57% 5% 16% 9% 13% 457
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 59% 7% 14% 8% 12% 111
Church of God in Christ 42% 2% 20% 4% 33% 164
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 66% 3% 7% 5% 18% 638
Church of the Nazarene 57% 8% 14% 7% 14% 101
Churches of Christ 53% 4% 12% 9% 21% 498
Episcopal Church 59% 5% 12% 8% 16% 492
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 62% 4% 9% 9% 16% 639
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 58% 7% 15% 7% 13% 822
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 50% 3% 22% 5% 20% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 55% 5% 17% 5% 18% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 59% 4% 9% 12% 15% 457
National Baptist Convention 35% 2% 22% 13% 26% 460
Nondenominational charismatic 51% 4% 15% 3% 26% 186
Nondenominational evangelical 64% 4% 10% 3% 19% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 60% 2% 17% 4% 17% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 37% 13% 13% 4% 32% 2,003
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 39% 10% 11% 3% 37% 2,957
Presbyterian Church (USA) 64% 1% 11% 12% 12% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 57% 6% 13% 11% 14% 157
Seventh-day Adventist 51% 5% 13% 8% 23% 164
Southern Baptist Convention 60% 3% 13% 10% 13% 1,843
Spiritual but not religious 24% 14% 26% 5% 30% 128
Unitarian 51% 9% 12% 7% 21% 165
United Church of Christ 64% 5% 8% 9% 14% 227
United Methodist Church 61% 5% 12% 12% 10% 1,632

Learn More: Married, Living with a partner, Divorced/separated, Widowed, Never married

Parent of children under 18 by religious denomination

% of adults who are…

Religious denomination Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 34% 66% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 30% 70% 467
Anglican Church 29% 71% 111
Assemblies of God 34% 66% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 31% 69% 111
Church of God in Christ 35% 65% 164
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 42% 58% 638
Church of the Nazarene 27% 73% 101
Churches of Christ 32% 68% 498
Episcopal Church 21% 79% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 24% 76% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 30% 70% 822
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 35% 65% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 32% 68% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 22% 78% 457
National Baptist Convention 26% 74% 459
Nondenominational charismatic 32% 68% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 38% 62% 679
Nondenominational fundamentalist 24% 76% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 32% 68% 2,009
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 25% 75% 2,956
Presbyterian Church (USA) 21% 79% 427
Presbyterian Church in America 17% 83% 157
Seventh-day Adventist 31% 69% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 26% 74% 1,839
Spiritual but not religious 21% 79% 128
Unitarian 26% 74% 165
United Church of Christ 22% 78% 225
United Methodist Church 24% 76% 1,635

Learn More: Parents, Non-parents

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God by religious denomination

% of adults who say they…

Religious denomination 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 = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 95% 2% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 83% 15% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 467
Anglican Church 76% 13% 6% < 1% 3% 2% 111
Assemblies of God 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 86% 14% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 111
Church of God in Christ 93% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 87% 10% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 641
Church of the Nazarene 92% 6% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 101
Churches of Christ 83% 13% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% 498
Episcopal Church 57% 30% 6% 3% 3% 1% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 67% 28% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 87% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 87% 9% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 69% 28% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 80% 18% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 459
National Baptist Convention 90% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 93% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 92% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 91% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 59% 28% 7% 1% 3% 2% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 19% 25% 15% 1% 33% 7% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 67% 27% 3% 1% 1% 1% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 77% 21% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 89% 8% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 89% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 67% 24% 2% < 1% 5% 1% 128
Unitarian 20% 25% 20% < 1% 27% 8% 165
United Church of Christ 64% 30% 3% < 1% 1% 2% 227
United Methodist Church 71% 23% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1,637

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Importance of religion in one's life by religious denomination

% of adults who say religion is…

Religious denomination Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 86% 14% 1% < 1% < 1% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 73% 24% 1% 1% 1% 467
Anglican Church 61% 22% 12% 4% 1% 111
Assemblies of God 86% 12% 1% < 1% 1% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 92% 5% 2% 1% < 1% 111
Church of God in Christ 86% 11% 1% 2% < 1% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 84% 12% 3% 1% < 1% 641
Church of the Nazarene 75% 18% 5% < 1% 2% 101
Churches of Christ 73% 24% 2% 1% < 1% 498
Episcopal Church 49% 37% 11% 3% < 1% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 58% 34% 7% 1% < 1% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 74% 22% 3% 1% 1% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 81% 13% 4% < 1% 2% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 47% 40% 9% 3% 1% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 65% 30% 3% 1% < 1% 459
National Baptist Convention 91% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 80% 17% 1% 1% 1% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 85% 12% 1% 1% < 1% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 72% 25% 3% 1% < 1% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 39% 61% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) < 1% < 1% 48% 50% 2% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 64% 29% 6% 1% 1% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 66% 26% 7% 1% < 1% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 83% 15% 2% < 1% < 1% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 81% 17% 1% 1% < 1% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 25% 30% 16% 29% 1% 128
Unitarian 26% 38% 27% 8% 1% 165
United Church of Christ 62% 27% 9% 2% < 1% 227
United Methodist Church 61% 31% 7% 2% < 1% 1,637

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Attendance at religious services by religious denomination

% of adults who attend religious services…

Religious denomination At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 58% 33% 10% < 1% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 42% 41% 16% < 1% 467
Anglican Church 41% 39% 20% < 1% 111
Assemblies of God 68% 23% 9% < 1% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 77% 13% 10% < 1% 111
Church of God in Christ 72% 22% 6% < 1% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 77% 13% 9% 1% 641
Church of the Nazarene 58% 26% 14% 1% 101
Churches of Christ 53% 34% 13% < 1% 498
Episcopal Church 29% 53% 18% < 1% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 35% 50% 14% < 1% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 46% 38% 15% 1% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 60% 33% 7% < 1% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 28% 49% 24% < 1% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 47% 38% 16% < 1% 459
National Baptist Convention 60% 34% 6% < 1% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 66% 25% 9% < 1% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 70% 23% 7% < 1% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 59% 25% 16% < 1% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 11% 40% 49% 1% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 1% 18% 80% < 1% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 48% 39% 13% < 1% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 44% 39% 17% < 1% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 67% 25% 6% 3% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 57% 30% 13% 1% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 13% 18% 69% < 1% 128
Unitarian 22% 58% 20% < 1% 165
United Church of Christ 42% 42% 16% < 1% 227
United Methodist Church 44% 39% 17% < 1% 1,637

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Frequency of prayer by religious denomination

% of adults who pray…

Religious denomination At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 84% 8% 3% 5% < 1% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 69% 19% 3% 8% < 1% 467
Anglican Church 53% 27% 5% 15% < 1% 111
Assemblies of God 81% 12% 3% 3% 1% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 87% 11% < 1% 2% < 1% 111
Church of God in Christ 83% 10% 1% 4% 2% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 86% 7% 3% 4% < 1% 641
Church of the Nazarene 69% 17% 6% 8% < 1% 101
Churches of Christ 77% 15% 3% 5% < 1% 498
Episcopal Church 51% 21% 11% 17% < 1% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 56% 27% 7% 10% 1% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 75% 15% 3% 6% 1% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 84% 10% 2% 3% < 1% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 57% 22% 8% 13% < 1% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 64% 22% 7% 6% 1% 459
National Baptist Convention 82% 11% 2% 4% 1% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 86% 13% < 1% < 1% 1% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 84% 11% 2% 3% < 1% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 71% 18% 3% 5% 3% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 45% 21% 10% 23% 1% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 11% 9% 7% 73% 1% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 63% 22% 5% 9% 1% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 66% 21% 7% 5% < 1% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 86% 10% 1% 2% < 1% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 81% 12% 3% 4% 1% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 57% 12% 6% 22% 4% 128
Unitarian 23% 20% 7% 49% < 1% 165
United Church of Christ 54% 25% 8% 12% 1% 227
United Methodist Church 62% 21% 6% 9% 1% 1,637

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups by religious denomination

% of adults who attend prayer group…

Religious denomination At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 35% 17% 16% 33% < 1% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 33% 17% 10% 40% < 1% 467
Anglican Church 24% 9% 8% 59% < 1% 111
Assemblies of God 53% 15% 7% 26% < 1% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 65% 8% 9% 19% < 1% 111
Church of God in Christ 54% 13% 9% 23% 1% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 71% 7% 2% 19% < 1% 641
Church of the Nazarene 41% 20% 7% 31% 1% 101
Churches of Christ 43% 15% 8% 33% < 1% 498
Episcopal Church 10% 8% 9% 71% 1% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 16% 9% 12% 63% < 1% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 39% 13% 8% 39% 1% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 44% 13% 14% 30% < 1% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 18% 7% 9% 67% < 1% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 23% 13% 10% 53% 1% 459
National Baptist Convention 54% 14% 10% 23% < 1% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 50% 15% 9% 25% < 1% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 51% 14% 11% 24% < 1% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 37% 16% 5% 40% 2% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 12% 8% 7% 73% < 1% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 2% 1% 2% 94% < 1% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 26% 14% 11% 49% < 1% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 30% 14% 12% 44% < 1% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 51% 12% 10% 24% 2% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 44% 12% 10% 33% < 1% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 14% 4% 5% 76% < 1% 128
Unitarian 5% 7% 12% 73% 3% 165
United Church of Christ 22% 12% 9% 57% < 1% 227
United Methodist Church 25% 11% 11% 53% < 1% 1,637

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Frequency of meditation by religious denomination

% of adults who meditate…

Religious denomination At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 58% 6% 5% 31% < 1% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 43% 8% 3% 45% 1% 467
Anglican Church 33% 12% 6% 48% 2% 111
Assemblies of God 62% 6% 3% 29% 1% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 57% 9% 2% 31% 1% 111
Church of God in Christ 63% 4% 5% 25% 2% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 60% 10% 1% 27% 2% 641
Church of the Nazarene 42% 6% 3% 46% 2% 101
Churches of Christ 42% 7% 3% 47% 2% 498
Episcopal Church 39% 13% 4% 43% 1% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 32% 11% 4% 52% 1% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 40% 7% 3% 48% 3% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 49% 10% 3% 36% 2% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 41% 10% 9% 39% 1% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 41% 5% 4% 49% 1% 459
National Baptist Convention 62% 10% 3% 22% 2% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 59% 10% 4% 26% 1% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 51% 7% 4% 37% 1% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 55% 6% 3% 32% 4% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 35% 9% 4% 51% 1% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 22% 10% 5% 62% 1% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 41% 9% 3% 46% 1% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 47% 8% 5% 38% 3% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 62% 8% 2% 26% 3% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 47% 6% 2% 43% 2% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 58% 11% 2% 24% 5% 128
Unitarian 46% 12% 9% 34% < 1% 165
United Church of Christ 46% 9% 6% 37% 2% 227
United Methodist Church 40% 10% 5% 44% 1% 1,637

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Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing by religious denomination

% of adults who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Religious denomination At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 77% 11% 5% 7% 1% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 67% 15% 8% 10% 1% 467
Anglican Church 58% 16% 8% 15% 3% 111
Assemblies of God 78% 8% 7% 6% 1% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 80% 12% 5% 2% 1% 111
Church of God in Christ 76% 13% 4% 6% 1% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 82% 8% 4% 5% 1% 641
Church of the Nazarene 66% 14% 8% 11% 1% 101
Churches of Christ 73% 12% 6% 8% 1% 498
Episcopal Church 53% 23% 11% 12% 2% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 56% 20% 12% 11% 1% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 69% 12% 9% 8% 1% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 75% 14% 5% 6% < 1% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 55% 25% 12% 8% < 1% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 63% 17% 8% 11% 1% 459
National Baptist Convention 78% 8% 6% 7% 1% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 85% 5% 7% 3% < 1% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 77% 13% 6% 4% < 1% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 75% 15% 4% 6% < 1% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 50% 16% 11% 22% 2% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 36% 15% 11% 36% 2% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 64% 14% 12% 9% 1% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 64% 20% 6% 9% 1% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 79% 11% 6% 4% < 1% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 77% 11% 5% 6% 1% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 73% 12% 4% 8% 2% 128
Unitarian 59% 13% 12% 16% 1% 165
United Church of Christ 56% 20% 15% 7% 2% 227
United Methodist Church 62% 17% 10% 10% 1% 1,637

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Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe by religious denomination

% of adults who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Religious denomination At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 47% 19% 2% 31% 1% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 44% 14% 12% 29% 1% 467
Anglican Church 41% 19% 18% 21% 1% 111
Assemblies of God 55% 11% 8% 23% 2% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 53% 14% 9% 23% 1% 111
Church of God in Christ 40% 16% 15% 27% 3% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 49% 24% 13% 14% < 1% 641
Church of the Nazarene 48% 24% 8% 19% 1% 101
Churches of Christ 47% 16% 11% 25% 2% 498
Episcopal Church 44% 19% 13% 23% 1% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 43% 21% 11% 24% 1% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 41% 19% 12% 26% 2% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 52% 14% 12% 21% 1% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 52% 20% 13% 15% < 1% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 40% 18% 12% 27% 2% 459
National Baptist Convention 43% 17% 11% 27% 1% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 60% 17% 9% 12% 1% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 52% 18% 12% 18% < 1% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 61% 15% 5% 17% 2% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 45% 15% 10% 28% 1% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 41% 16% 13% 29% 1% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 50% 15% 14% 20% 1% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 50% 19% 10% 21% < 1% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 57% 13% 12% 17% 1% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 43% 15% 12% 28% 2% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 68% 12% 6% 13% < 1% 128
Unitarian 66% 16% 9% 7% 2% 165
United Church of Christ 51% 17% 16% 15% 1% 227
United Methodist Church 41% 16% 16% 25% 1% 1,637

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong by religious denomination

% of adults who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Religious denomination Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 49% 2% 39% 7% 3% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 41% 7% 46% 6% 1% 467
Anglican Church 34% 13% 44% 4% 4% 111
Assemblies of God 74% 3% 21% 2% 1% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 72% 2% 21% 3% 1% 111
Church of God in Christ 61% 3% 32% 2% 3% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 65% 3% 24% 4% 3% 641
Church of the Nazarene 57% 3% 25% 7% 8% 101
Churches of Christ 53% 6% 36% 3% 1% 498
Episcopal Church 18% 15% 54% 9% 4% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 31% 7% 53% 6% 2% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 52% 4% 38% 3% 2% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 64% 5% 29% 1% 1% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 24% 22% 47% 6% 1% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 41% 8% 45% 4% 2% 459
National Baptist Convention 49% 5% 41% 3% 1% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 70% 3% 23% 2% 1% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 75% 5% 18% 1% 1% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 61% 13% 26% < 1% < 1% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 18% 13% 56% 9% 3% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 3% 16% 63% 16% 2% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 37% 12% 41% 6% 4% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 45% 7% 41% 5% 2% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 66% 4% 24% 3% 2% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 60% 4% 32% 2% 2% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 18% 18% 50% 11% 2% 128
Unitarian 4% 29% 39% 22% 6% 165
United Church of Christ 20% 13% 57% 8% 2% 227
United Methodist Church 37% 8% 47% 5% 2% 1,637

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong by religious denomination

% of adults who say…

Religious denomination 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 = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 35% 61% 1% 3% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 31% 66% 1% 1% 467
Anglican Church 48% 52% < 1% < 1% 111
Assemblies of God 53% 43% 2% 2% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 51% 45% 3% 1% 111
Church of God in Christ 38% 58% 1% 2% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 58% 40% 2% < 1% 641
Church of the Nazarene 45% 45% 7% 4% 101
Churches of Christ 43% 55% 1% 1% 498
Episcopal Church 28% 70% 2% < 1% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 29% 69% 1% < 1% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 48% 50% 1% 1% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 50% 49% 1% < 1% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 28% 71% 1% < 1% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 44% 55% 1% < 1% 459
National Baptist Convention 27% 70% 2% 1% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 47% 52% 1% < 1% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 68% 30% 1% 1% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 59% 39% 2% < 1% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 26% 70% 2% 2% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 19% 79% 1% 1% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 34% 62% 2% 1% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 41% 56% 1% 2% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 45% 55% < 1% < 1% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 51% 47% 2% 1% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 21% 78% < 1% < 1% 128
Unitarian 14% 82% 3% 1% 165
United Church of Christ 22% 75% 2% 1% 227
United Methodist Church 37% 62% 1% 1% 1,637

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Frequency of reading scripture by religious denomination

% of adults who read scripture…

Religious denomination At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 59% 21% 5% 13% 2% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 48% 15% 8% 29% < 1% 467
Anglican Church 27% 7% 17% 46% 4% 111
Assemblies of God 76% 9% 4% 11% < 1% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 84% 9% 2% 5% < 1% 111
Church of God in Christ 68% 11% 5% 15% 1% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 77% 8% 3% 12% 1% 641
Church of the Nazarene 58% 16% 2% 24% < 1% 101
Churches of Christ 59% 11% 8% 21% 1% 498
Episcopal Church 23% 13% 13% 51% < 1% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 26% 15% 15% 44% < 1% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 57% 12% 7% 23% < 1% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 72% 9% 8% 11% < 1% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 24% 28% 13% 35% < 1% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 36% 15% 10% 39% < 1% 459
National Baptist Convention 66% 12% 5% 16% 1% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 71% 10% 4% 15% < 1% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 72% 12% 6% 10% < 1% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 66% 14% 5% 14% 2% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 22% 11% 8% 58% 1% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 4% 3% 4% 88% < 1% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 38% 16% 10% 36% < 1% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 44% 18% 7% 31% < 1% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 72% 11% 7% 9% 2% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 63% 12% 7% 18% 1% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 26% 7% 8% 57% 2% 128
Unitarian 9% 4% 12% 73% 2% 165
United Church of Christ 27% 13% 14% 45% 2% 227
United Methodist Church 39% 13% 11% 37% 1% 1,637

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

Interpreting scripture by religious denomination

% of adults who say the holy scripture is…

Religious denomination 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 = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 55% 23% 4% 13% 4% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 53% 27% 4% 11% 5% 467
Anglican Church 20% 43% 1% 29% 7% 111
Assemblies of God 72% 20% 2% 3% 3% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 83% 12% 2% 2% 1% 111
Church of God in Christ 68% 25% 2% 4% 1% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 32% 54% 5% 6% 3% 641
Church of the Nazarene 50% 34% 2% 11% 3% 101
Churches of Christ 49% 33% 4% 11% 4% 498
Episcopal Church 10% 33% 1% 47% 9% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 20% 42% 2% 29% 8% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 53% 29% 3% 11% 4% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 48% 36% 3% 8% 4% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 9% 30% 1% 39% 21% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 40% 41% 4% 11% 4% 459
National Baptist Convention 64% 21% 2% 7% 6% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 53% 33% 8% 6% 1% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 53% 35% 4% 4% 3% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 56% 35% 2% 7% 1% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 25% 24% 2% 40% 10% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 4% 8% < 1% 79% 7% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 24% 39% 3% 24% 10% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 34% 39% 7% 15% 5% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 48% 36% 5% 4% 7% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 61% 24% 4% 8% 3% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 6% 13% < 1% 62% 20% 128
Unitarian 1% 5% < 1% 85% 8% 165
United Church of Christ 13% 34% 1% 38% 13% 227
United Methodist Church 27% 42% 3% 20% 8% 1,637

Learn More: Word of God; should be taken literally, Word of God; not everything taken literally, Not the word of God

Belief in Heaven by religious denomination

% of adults who …in heaven

Religious denomination Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 95% 3% 3% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 92% 4% 4% 467
Anglican Church 77% 15% 8% 111
Assemblies of God 91% 3% 6% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 98% 1% 1% 111
Church of God in Christ 95% 3% 3% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 95% 2% 3% 641
Church of the Nazarene 93% 4% 4% 101
Churches of Christ 91% 4% 5% 498
Episcopal Church 72% 21% 8% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 85% 8% 7% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 90% 6% 4% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 88% 4% 7% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 79% 14% 7% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 88% 6% 6% 459
National Baptist Convention 95% 3% 2% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 87% 8% 6% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 83% 8% 9% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 88% 6% 6% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 72% 19% 9% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 32% 57% 12% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 82% 9% 8% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 81% 9% 10% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 85% 7% 7% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 88% 5% 7% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 52% 36% 12% 128
Unitarian 16% 63% 21% 165
United Church of Christ 75% 18% 8% 227
United Methodist Church 85% 8% 6% 1,637

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe

Belief in Hell by religious denomination

% of adults who …in hell

Religious denomination Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 83% 12% 5% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 82% 13% 5% 467
Anglican Church 55% 33% 11% 111
Assemblies of God 88% 7% 5% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 93% 4% 3% 111
Church of God in Christ 92% 2% 7% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 62% 30% 8% 641
Church of the Nazarene 83% 5% 12% 101
Churches of Christ 86% 9% 6% 498
Episcopal Church 42% 46% 13% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 59% 30% 11% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 85% 10% 4% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 73% 15% 12% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 54% 39% 7% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 75% 18% 7% 459
National Baptist Convention 84% 11% 5% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 83% 10% 7% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 84% 7% 9% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 78% 10% 12% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 55% 36% 9% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 22% 69% 10% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 54% 35% 11% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 64% 25% 11% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 52% 39% 9% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 86% 8% 6% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 30% 61% 9% 128
Unitarian 6% 84% 10% 165
United Church of Christ 44% 46% 10% 227
United Methodist Church 64% 26% 10% 1,637

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation by religious denomination

% of adults who identify as…

Religious denomination Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 4% 4% 92% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 41% 16% 42% 467
Anglican Church 58% 5% 37% 111
Assemblies of God 57% 17% 27% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 52% 22% 26% 111
Church of God in Christ 14% 11% 75% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 71% 11% 18% 641
Church of the Nazarene 63% 13% 24% 101
Churches of Christ 50% 11% 39% 498
Episcopal Church 39% 12% 49% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 43% 10% 47% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 57% 16% 27% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 48% 16% 36% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 37% 12% 50% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 59% 14% 27% 459
National Baptist Convention 5% 8% 87% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 59% 11% 30% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 69% 12% 18% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 66% 20% 13% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 27% 28% 45% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 24% 24% 52% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 44% 10% 47% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 60% 6% 34% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 35% 19% 45% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 64% 10% 26% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 18% 35% 47% 128
Unitarian 14% 2% 84% 165
United Church of Christ 31% 11% 58% 227
United Methodist Church 54% 11% 35% 1,637

Learn More: Republican/lean Rep., No lean, Democrat/lean Dem.

Political ideology by religious denomination

% of adults who are…

Religious denomination Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 25% 45% 23% 8% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 43% 34% 16% 7% 467
Anglican Church 50% 29% 19% 3% 111
Assemblies of God 60% 24% 11% 5% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 57% 27% 13% 3% 111
Church of God in Christ 41% 32% 22% 5% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 61% 27% 8% 3% 641
Church of the Nazarene 54% 28% 16% 2% 101
Churches of Christ 51% 29% 12% 8% 498
Episcopal Church 31% 37% 29% 3% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 32% 41% 24% 3% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 55% 28% 11% 6% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 46% 33% 17% 4% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 29% 37% 30% 4% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 52% 33% 10% 4% 459
National Baptist Convention 35% 37% 23% 5% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 56% 28% 11% 6% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 63% 26% 9% 3% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 64% 23% 12% 1% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 27% 36% 27% 10% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 18% 36% 38% 9% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 40% 36% 22% 2% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 45% 42% 10% 2% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 37% 31% 22% 10% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 64% 23% 9% 4% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 15% 30% 39% 15% 128
Unitarian 4% 22% 74% < 1% 165
United Church of Christ 22% 43% 33% 2% 227
United Methodist Church 45% 38% 15% 3% 1,637

Learn More: Conservative, Moderate, Liberal

Views about size of government by religious denomination

% of adults who would rather have…

Religious denomination Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 25% 68% 1% 6% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 44% 51% 1% 4% 467
Anglican Church 64% 30% 1% 4% 111
Assemblies of God 59% 33% 3% 5% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 48% 46% 2% 3% 111
Church of God in Christ 28% 67% 2% 3% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 75% 21% 2% 2% 641
Church of the Nazarene 75% 15% < 1% 9% 101
Churches of Christ 58% 36% 3% 3% 498
Episcopal Church 56% 36% 4% 4% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 63% 31% 4% 2% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 65% 29% 2% 3% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 56% 38% 5% 2% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 53% 40% 5% 3% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 72% 24% 2% 3% 459
National Baptist Convention 20% 75% 2% 3% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 63% 28% 4% 4% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 78% 18% 2% 2% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 76% 23% 1% < 1% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 45% 49% 3% 4% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 49% 44% 3% 4% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 56% 37% 2% 4% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 71% 27% 2% < 1% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 42% 53% 3% 2% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 69% 26% 2% 3% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 48% 31% 9% 12% 128
Unitarian 24% 59% 8% 8% 165
United Church of Christ 45% 48% 4% 3% 227
United Methodist Church 67% 27% 3% 3% 1,637

Learn More: Smaller government; fewer services, Bigger government; more services

Views about government aid to the poor by religious denomination

% of adults who say government aid to the poor…

Religious denomination Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 26% 64% 7% 3% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 45% 48% 5% 2% 467
Anglican Church 64% 33% 3% < 1% 111
Assemblies of God 53% 42% 2% 2% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 51% 48% 1% 1% 111
Church of God in Christ 36% 56% 5% 2% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 65% 31% 3% 1% 641
Church of the Nazarene 60% 35% 4% 1% 101
Churches of Christ 48% 47% 3% 2% 498
Episcopal Church 39% 55% 4% 2% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 47% 47% 5% 1% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 58% 36% 4% 2% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 46% 50% 4% < 1% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 46% 52% 2% < 1% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 62% 35% 2% 2% 459
National Baptist Convention 25% 68% 4% 3% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 63% 31% 4% 1% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 63% 31% 4% 1% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 68% 28% 4% < 1% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 42% 52% 4% 2% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 39% 55% 4% 2% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 38% 56% 3% 3% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 61% 35% 3% 1% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 34% 59% 5% 2% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 62% 33% 3% 2% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 29% 54% 9% 8% 128
Unitarian 17% 81% 2% 1% 165
United Church of Christ 38% 56% 4% 2% 227
United Methodist Church 54% 41% 3% 1% 1,637

Learn More: Does more harm than good, Does more good than harm

Views about abortion by religious denomination

% of adults who say abortion should be…

Religious denomination Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 64% 30% 7% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 47% 48% 5% 467
Anglican Church 56% 38% 5% 111
Assemblies of God 26% 71% 3% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 20% 77% 4% 111
Church of God in Christ 41% 53% 6% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 26% 72% 3% 641
Church of the Nazarene 27% 70% 3% 101
Churches of Christ 36% 61% 3% 498
Episcopal Church 79% 18% 2% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 65% 32% 2% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 34% 62% 4% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 43% 52% 5% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 69% 30% 1% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 46% 51% 3% 459
National Baptist Convention 57% 37% 6% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 28% 72% 1% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 22% 77% 2% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 32% 63% 5% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 55% 39% 6% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 76% 20% 4% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 65% 30% 4% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 54% 39% 7% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 42% 54% 4% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 30% 66% 4% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 64% 25% 11% 128
Unitarian 90% 8% 2% 165
United Church of Christ 72% 22% 6% 227
United Methodist Church 58% 38% 4% 1,637

Learn More: Legal in all/most cases, Illegal in all/most cases

Views about homosexuality by religious denomination

% of adults who say homosexuality…

Religious denomination Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 61% 32% 3% 4% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 54% 37% 6% 3% 467
Anglican Church 67% 24% 4% 5% 111
Assemblies of God 26% 66% 5% 2% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 22% 67% 4% 6% 111
Church of God in Christ 38% 53% 5% 4% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 36% 57% 4% 3% 641
Church of the Nazarene 40% 58% 2% 1% 101
Churches of Christ 35% 58% 3% 4% 498
Episcopal Church 83% 12% 4% 2% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 73% 22% 3% 2% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 39% 53% 4% 4% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 47% 44% 6% 3% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 72% 21% 4% 3% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 56% 37% 3% 3% 459
National Baptist Convention 54% 38% 5% 3% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 36% 55% 5% 3% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 34% 59% 3% 4% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 35% 60% 3% 2% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 70% 22% 4% 4% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 83% 11% 3% 3% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 65% 27% 4% 4% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 49% 40% 4% 7% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 27% 59% 7% 6% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 30% 63% 4% 3% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 77% 10% 9% 5% 128
Unitarian 96% 1% 2% 1% 165
United Church of Christ 82% 17% < 1% 1% 227
United Methodist Church 60% 32% 4% 3% 1,637

Learn More: Should be accepted, Should be discouraged

Views about same-sex marriage by religious denomination

% of adults who …same-sex marriage

Religious denomination Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 41% 55% 4% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 45% 49% 7% 467
Anglican Church 60% 37% 2% 111
Assemblies of God 19% 76% 4% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 11% 80% 9% 111
Church of God in Christ 27% 69% 5% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 25% 69% 6% 641
Church of the Nazarene 24% 72% 3% 101
Churches of Christ 29% 65% 7% 498
Episcopal Church 74% 18% 7% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 65% 29% 6% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 32% 61% 7% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 39% 50% 10% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 71% 28% 1% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 45% 48% 7% 459
National Baptist Convention 35% 56% 8% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 30% 65% 5% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 25% 69% 6% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 29% 65% 6% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 61% 30% 9% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 80% 14% 6% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 57% 36% 7% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 40% 49% 11% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 25% 63% 12% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 22% 71% 7% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 75% 10% 14% 128
Unitarian 94% 4% 3% 165
United Church of Christ 74% 20% 6% 227
United Methodist Church 49% 43% 8% 1,637

Learn More: Strongly favor/favor, Oppose/strongly oppose

Views about environmental regulation by religious denomination

% of adults who say…

Religious denomination 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 = 117. 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.
African Methodist Episcopal Church 27% 66% < 1% 6% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 41% 55% 2% 2% 467
Anglican Church 38% 51% 7% 4% 111
Assemblies of God 46% 46% 3% 5% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 51% 42% 2% 5% 111
Church of God in Christ 36% 55% 2% 6% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 53% 42% 3% 2% 641
Church of the Nazarene 56% 40% 1% 3% 101
Churches of Christ 50% 46% 1% 3% 498
Episcopal Church 29% 67% 2% 2% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 33% 64% 2% 1% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 54% 42% 2% 1% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 33% 65% 2% 1% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 25% 71% 3% 1% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 46% 51% 1% 2% 459
National Baptist Convention 29% 65% 2% 3% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 45% 50% 3% 2% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 50% 44% 3% 3% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 62% 34% 2% 2% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 36% 57% 3% 4% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 27% 68% 2% 2% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 39% 56% 2% 2% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 46% 49% 2% 3% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 36% 57% 3% 4% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 50% 44% 3% 3% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 25% 57% 9% 8% 128
Unitarian 10% 88% 2% 1% 165
United Church of Christ 27% 69% 2% 2% 227
United Methodist Church 42% 53% 2% 2% 1,637

Learn More: Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy, Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost

Views about human evolution by religious denomination

% of adults who say humans…

Religious denomination 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
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African Methodist Episcopal Church 16% 33% 5% 42% 5% 117
American Baptist Churches USA 22% 31% 2% 42% 4% 467
Anglican Church 27% 34% 3% 30% 5% 111
Assemblies of God 7% 22% 3% 64% 4% 460
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) 9% 18% 1% 66% 6% 111
Church of God in Christ 10% 25% 6% 54% 4% 165
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 11% 30% 2% 51% 7% 641
Church of the Nazarene 11% 20% 6% 59% 4% 101
Churches of Christ 16% 29% 2% 48% 4% 498
Episcopal Church 44% 34% 6% 12% 4% 494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 22% 40% 4% 30% 4% 641
Independent Baptist (Evangelical Trad.) 13% 27% 2% 54% 4% 825
Interdenominational (Evangelical Trad.) 9% 24% 4% 60% 3% 206
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.) 31% 38% 5% 21% 5% 139
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod 18% 32% 2% 45% 3% 459
National Baptist Convention 15% 31% 4% 44% 5% 462
Nondenominational charismatic 5% 23% 2% 68% 3% 187
Nondenominational evangelical 4% 24% 1% 68% 4% 684
Nondenominational fundamentalist 3% 24% < 1% 70% 2% 107
Nothing in particular (religion important) 33% 27% 6% 31% 4% 2,015
Nothing in particular (religion not important) 68% 12% 5% 12% 3% 2,969
Presbyterian Church (USA) 31% 33% 3% 29% 4% 428
Presbyterian Church in America 17% 33% 4% 40% 5% 158
Seventh-day Adventist 5% 19% 2% 67% 7% 165
Southern Baptist Convention 12% 23% 2% 58% 5% 1,845
Spiritual but not religious 30% 31% 7% 20% 12% 128
Unitarian 77% 9% 5% 5% 3% 165
United Church of Christ 40% 25% 3% 26% 5% 227
United Methodist Church 22% 34% 4% 35% 5% 1,637

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