State among adults who say religion is not at all important

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are in…

Survey year Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Sample Size
Sample size = 3,966. 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% < 1% 2% < 1% 15% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 2% < 1% 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 4% 3% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 9% 2% < 1% 3% 1% 2% 4% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 6% 1% < 1% 2% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 3,966
2007 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 18% 3% 2% < 1% < 1% 5% 2% < 1% 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 3% 2% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 3% < 1% 7% 1% < 1% 4% 1% 3% 5% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 4% 1% 1% 3% 3% 1% 1% < 1% 2,468

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State among adults who say religion is not at all important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are in…

Religious tradition Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming 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 < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 7% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 8% 2% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 8% 4% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 4% 2% 13% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 11% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% 7% < 1% 1% 2% 4% < 1% 3% < 1% 160
Mainline Protestant < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 7% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 8% 3% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 9% 3% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% 5% 3% < 1% 4% < 1% 1% 6% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 10% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 1% 3% < 1% 136
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 16% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 2% < 1% 1% 4% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 4% 3% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 9% 2% < 1% 3% 1% 2% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 5% 1% < 1% 2% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 3,232

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are ages…

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
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California 28% 37% 20% 14% 575
Florida 31% 36% 20% 13% 225
Illinois 29% 41% 19% 11% 134
Massachusetts 43% 33% 15% 10% 133
Michigan 28% 38% 22% 12% 103
New York 33% 37% 18% 12% 271
Pennsylvania 39% 35% 16% 9% 132
Texas 32% 43% 18% 7% 189
Washington 26% 35% 25% 13% 114

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
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California 18% 20% 28% 25% 9% 1% 575
Florida 21% 15% 31% 25% 7% 2% 225
Illinois 22% 18% 30% 24% 4% 1% 134
Massachusetts 22% 26% 27% 19% 5% < 1% 133
Michigan 18% 17% 31% 31% 3% < 1% 103
New York 26% 17% 28% 21% 7% 1% 271
Pennsylvania 29% 19% 27% 18% 7% < 1% 132
Texas 21% 22% 32% 19% 5% < 1% 189
Washington 10% 24% 28% 31% 7% < 1% 114

Gender composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

State Men Women 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.
California 64% 36% 587
Florida 63% 37% 229
Illinois 70% 30% 137
Massachusetts 59% 41% 137
Michigan 64% 36% 104
New York 56% 44% 278
Pennsylvania 61% 39% 133
Texas 69% 31% 195
Washington 57% 43% 114

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

State 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.
California 63% 3% 17% 14% 3% 575
Florida 67% 9% < 1% 22% 2% 225
Illinois 72% 3% 5% 19% 1% 134
Massachusetts 88% 1% 4% 1% 5% 136
Michigan 88% 4% < 1% 5% 3% 102
New York 72% 10% 5% 12% 2% 276
Pennsylvania 82% 5% 2% 8% 2% 132
Texas 63% 6% 2% 27% 3% 194
Washington 78% 1% 5% 7% 9% 113

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

State Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher 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.
California 20% 20% 61% 578
Florida 17% 18% 65% 226
Illinois 16% 18% 66% 135
Massachusetts 9% 11% 80% 135
Michigan 9% 7% 84% 103
New York 18% 18% 64% 273
Pennsylvania 12% 11% 77% 132
Texas 14% 10% 75% 193
Washington 11% 9% 80% 114

Income distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who have a household income of…

State Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
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California 20% 18% 27% 36% 523
Florida 26% 18% 30% 26% 204
Illinois 30% 18% 24% 28% 120
Massachusetts 19% 17% 28% 36% 122
New York 25% 18% 29% 28% 242
Pennsylvania 35% 13% 28% 24% 120
Texas 24% 20% 32% 24% 183
Washington 24% 23% 30% 23% 103

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who have completed…

State 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.
California 27% 33% 22% 18% 585
Florida 35% 31% 20% 14% 227
Illinois 28% 29% 25% 18% 136
Massachusetts 23% 32% 28% 17% 136
Michigan 30% 40% 20% 10% 104
New York 33% 28% 22% 17% 278
Pennsylvania 42% 26% 20% 12% 133
Texas 30% 31% 27% 12% 194
Washington 29% 39% 19% 13% 114

Marital status among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

State 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.
California 42% 10% 10% 3% 34% 584
Florida 35% 9% 17% 4% 35% 229
Illinois 38% 12% 6% 2% 41% 135
Massachusetts 36% 12% 10% 1% 41% 135
Michigan 37% 13% 17% 3% 30% 104
New York 35% 11% 7% 2% 45% 278
Pennsylvania 32% 12% 10% 5% 41% 132
Texas 40% 12% 18% 2% 28% 193
Washington 45% 15% 11% 3% 26% 114

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
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California 19% 81% 583
Florida 26% 74% 229
Illinois 20% 80% 137
Massachusetts 25% 75% 136
Michigan 23% 77% 104
New York 19% 81% 277
Pennsylvania 31% 69% 133
Texas 33% 67% 194
Washington 19% 81% 114

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say they…

State 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.
California 11% 13% 11% 1% 59% 5% 587
Florida 19% 8% 5% 1% 60% 6% 229
Illinois 15% 12% 9% < 1% 55% 8% 137
Massachusetts 6% 21% 14% 1% 49% 9% 137
Michigan 13% 21% 12% < 1% 47% 6% 104
New York 17% 10% 10% 1% 52% 10% 278
Pennsylvania 12% 12% 10% < 1% 59% 7% 133
Texas 20% 10% 12% < 1% 50% 7% 195
Washington 10% 15% 6% < 1% 62% 6% 114

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who attend religious services…

State 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.
California 1% 10% 88% < 1% 587
Florida 4% 12% 83% 1% 229
Illinois 2% 6% 92% < 1% 137
Massachusetts < 1% 11% 89% < 1% 137
Michigan < 1% 13% 87% < 1% 104
New York 3% 11% 86% < 1% 278
Pennsylvania < 1% 11% 89% < 1% 133
Texas 6% 12% 82% 1% 195
Washington < 1% 8% 91% < 1% 114

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who pray…

State 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.
California 9% 3% 3% 85% < 1% 587
Florida 12% 4% 5% 79% < 1% 229
Illinois 11% 5% 3% 82% < 1% 137
Massachusetts 3% 3% 2% 91% 1% 137
Michigan 9% 8% 5% 78% < 1% 104
New York 11% 3% 4% 81% 1% 278
Pennsylvania 6% 6% 4% 84% < 1% 133
Texas 10% 5% 4% 80% 1% 195
Washington 4% 4% 6% 86% < 1% 114

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who attend prayer group…

State 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.
California 1% 1% 1% 97% < 1% 587
Florida 5% 1% 2% 91% 1% 229
Illinois 4% 1% < 1% 95% < 1% 137
Massachusetts 1% < 1% 2% 97% < 1% 137
Michigan < 1% 2% 1% 97% < 1% 104
New York 2% < 1% 3% 94% 1% 278
Pennsylvania 2% 1% 4% 93% < 1% 133
Texas 5% < 1% < 1% 94% 1% 195
Washington 1% < 1% < 1% 97% 2% 114

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who meditate…

State 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.
California 23% 10% 5% 62% 1% 587
Florida 24% 5% 2% 67% 1% 229
Illinois 31% 6% 5% 59% < 1% 137
Massachusetts 18% 7% 3% 71% 1% 137
Michigan 20% 3% 3% 73% < 1% 104
New York 26% 7% 8% 58% 1% 278
Pennsylvania 24% 5% 2% 68% 1% 133
Texas 25% 7% 4% 62% 1% 195
Washington 24% 4% 5% 67% < 1% 114

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

State 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.
California 40% 15% 10% 33% 3% 587
Florida 43% 8% 7% 38% 3% 229
Illinois 33% 15% 8% 44% < 1% 137
Massachusetts 33% 15% 10% 39% 2% 137
Michigan 34% 13% 10% 42% < 1% 104
New York 32% 14% 11% 40% 4% 278
Pennsylvania 38% 11% 9% 41% 2% 133
Texas 41% 11% 8% 38% 3% 195
Washington 28% 18% 12% 43% < 1% 114

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

State 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.
California 48% 17% 15% 20% 1% 587
Florida 48% 10% 16% 25% 1% 229
Illinois 51% 14% 13% 22% < 1% 137
Massachusetts 57% 8% 11% 24% < 1% 137
Michigan 45% 14% 12% 29% < 1% 104
New York 45% 18% 14% 21% 1% 278
Pennsylvania 42% 15% 12% 30% < 1% 133
Texas 52% 18% 9% 20% 1% 195
Washington 42% 20% 13% 24% < 1% 114

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

State 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.
California 2% 22% 48% 25% 2% 587
Florida 1% 20% 57% 21% 1% 229
Illinois 2% 20% 58% 17% 3% 137
Massachusetts 4% 11% 55% 28% 1% 137
Michigan 1% 13% 66% 18% 3% 104
New York 1% 23% 53% 20% 2% 278
Pennsylvania 3% 10% 57% 27% 2% 133
Texas 3% 15% 54% 25% 2% 195
Washington 1% 18% 60% 19% 1% 114

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say…

State 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.
California 19% 79% 1% 1% 587
Florida 19% 79% 2% < 1% 229
Illinois 16% 80% < 1% 4% 137
Massachusetts 16% 82% < 1% 2% 137
Michigan 29% 70% < 1% 1% 104
New York 15% 84% 1% 1% 278
Pennsylvania 20% 79% < 1% < 1% 133
Texas 14% 85% 1% < 1% 195
Washington 18% 82% < 1% < 1% 114

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who read scripture…

State 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.
California 3% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 587
Florida 10% 2% 5% 83% < 1% 229
Illinois 4% 2% 1% 91% 2% 137
Massachusetts 1% 3% 4% 92% 1% 137
Michigan 3% 3% 2% 91% < 1% 104
New York 4% 1% 3% 91% 2% 278
Pennsylvania 4% 3% 2% 92% < 1% 133
Texas 7% 3% 4% 86% 1% 195
Washington 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 114

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say the holy scripture is…

State 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.
California 2% 2% < 1% 90% 6% 587
Florida 5% 6% 1% 85% 3% 229
Illinois < 1% 4% < 1% 93% 3% 137
Massachusetts 2% 1% < 1% 95% 2% 137
Michigan 4% 5% 1% 84% 6% 104
New York 4% 5% < 1% 86% 5% 278
Pennsylvania 7% 7% < 1% 82% 4% 133
Texas 5% 6% < 1% 87% 2% 195
Washington < 1% 2% < 1% 95% 3% 114

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in heaven

State 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.
California 13% 80% 7% 587
Florida 17% 77% 6% 229
Illinois 13% 78% 9% 137
Massachusetts 12% 77% 11% 137
Michigan 17% 72% 11% 104
New York 23% 72% 5% 278
Pennsylvania 25% 71% 5% 133
Texas 21% 67% 11% 195
Washington 14% 78% 8% 114

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in hell

State 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.
California 7% 87% 5% 587
Florida 12% 83% 5% 229
Illinois 7% 85% 8% 137
Massachusetts 8% 83% 9% 137
Michigan 15% 79% 6% 104
New York 18% 76% 6% 278
Pennsylvania 12% 80% 8% 133
Texas 18% 73% 10% 195
Washington 10% 85% 6% 114

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

State 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.
California 19% 17% 64% 587
Florida 22% 23% 54% 229
Illinois 16% 23% 61% 137
Massachusetts 17% 17% 66% 137
Michigan 17% 24% 58% 104
New York 20% 17% 63% 278
Pennsylvania 19% 19% 63% 133
Texas 30% 20% 50% 195
Washington 17% 17% 65% 114

Political ideology among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

State 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.
California 13% 31% 51% 5% 587
Florida 15% 29% 46% 9% 229
Illinois 14% 26% 52% 8% 137
Massachusetts 9% 28% 57% 6% 137
Michigan 12% 34% 42% 12% 104
New York 13% 33% 49% 5% 278
Pennsylvania 11% 37% 45% 7% 133
Texas 19% 34% 42% 6% 195
Washington 10% 32% 48% 11% 114

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who would rather have…

State 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.
California 44% 48% 5% 3% 587
Florida 45% 50% 2% 3% 229
Illinois 46% 44% 4% 6% 137
Massachusetts 45% 51% 1% 3% 137
Michigan 53% 41% 2% 4% 104
New York 42% 52% 3% 3% 278
Pennsylvania 44% 48% 3% 4% 133
Texas 53% 38% 5% 4% 195
Washington 44% 50% 2% 4% 114

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say government aid to the poor…

State 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.
California 30% 67% 3% 1% 587
Florida 41% 54% 4% 1% 229
Illinois 29% 65% 3% 4% 137
Massachusetts 30% 67% 3% 1% 137
Michigan 37% 58% 4% 2% 104
New York 36% 59% 4% < 1% 278
Pennsylvania 34% 64% 1% < 1% 133
Texas 37% 58% 4% 1% 195
Washington 28% 70% 1% 2% 114

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say abortion should be…

State 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.
California 85% 11% 4% 587
Florida 76% 21% 3% 229
Illinois 80% 16% 4% 137
Massachusetts 92% 7% < 1% 137
Michigan 77% 19% 4% 104
New York 81% 18% 1% 278
Pennsylvania 76% 22% 2% 133
Texas 78% 19% 2% 195
Washington 91% 5% 4% 114

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say homosexuality…

State 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.
California 89% 6% 3% 2% 587
Florida 88% 10% 2% 1% 229
Illinois 89% 10% 1% < 1% 137
Massachusetts 93% 7% < 1% < 1% 137
Michigan 91% 6% 3% 1% 104
New York 84% 11% 2% 2% 278
Pennsylvania 90% 8% 2% < 1% 133
Texas 84% 8% 5% 3% 195
Washington 91% 5% < 1% 4% 114

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …same-sex marriage

State 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.
California 89% 6% 5% 587
Florida 81% 14% 5% 229
Illinois 84% 11% 5% 137
Massachusetts 88% 10% 3% 137
Michigan 78% 14% 9% 104
New York 83% 13% 4% 278
Pennsylvania 85% 12% 3% 133
Texas 83% 13% 5% 195
Washington 88% 9% 3% 114

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say…

State 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.
California 20% 76% 3% 1% 587
Florida 24% 73% 1% 1% 229
Illinois 22% 71% 4% 3% 137
Massachusetts 24% 71% < 1% 5% 137
Michigan 24% 70% 3% 4% 104
New York 21% 76% 2% 1% 278
Pennsylvania 24% 73% < 1% 3% 133
Texas 32% 63% 2% 3% 195
Washington 15% 84% 1% < 1% 114

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is not at all important by state

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say humans…

State 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.
California 80% 7% 2% 10% 1% 587
Florida 72% 11% 2% 13% 2% 229
Illinois 81% 8% 2% 7% 1% 137
Massachusetts 82% 6% 3% 5% 3% 137
Michigan 75% 10% 3% 9% 3% 104
New York 78% 8% 3% 9% 2% 278
Pennsylvania 76% 10% 1% 10% 3% 133
Texas 73% 13% 3% 10% 2% 195
Washington 81% 11% 5% 2% 1% 114