State among adults who say religion is not too important

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 3,790. 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% 2% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% 1% 1% 5% 2% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 2% 3% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% < 1% 7% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 5% 1% < 1% 2% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 3,790
2007 1% < 1% 2% 1% 14% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 2% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 3% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 8% 2% < 1% 4% 1% 2% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 4% 1% 1% 2% 2% 1% 3% < 1% 3,114

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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% 4% < 1% 13% 1% 4% < 1% < 1% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 6% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% 7% 4% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 6% 1% 7% 1% 1% 2% 1% 2% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% < 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 569
Evangelical Protestant 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 11% 3% 2% < 1% < 1% 11% 4% 1% < 1% 2% 5% 3% 1% 2% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% 3% < 1% 3% 5% < 1% < 1% 4% 5% 2% 4% < 1% 174
Jewish < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 20% 2% 2% < 1% 1% 9% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 3% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 9% < 1% 20% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 166
Mainline Protestant 1% < 1% 2% 2% 11% 2% 2% 1% < 1% 6% 2% 1% < 1% 6% 2% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 3% 2% 5% 3% 1% 3% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 6% 3% < 1% 4% < 1% 1% 4% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 2% 4% < 1% 3% < 1% 596
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 1% < 1% 3% 1% 16% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% 1% 4% 3% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 2% 3% 4% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 7% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 2% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 5% 1% < 1% 3% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 1,924

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DemographicInformation

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

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

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
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California 34% 34% 22% 11% 488
Florida 30% 27% 22% 21% 226
Illinois 37% 29% 24% 9% 159
Massachusetts 22% 43% 21% 13% 118
Michigan 34% 38% 19% 10% 106
New Jersey 25% 36% 29% 10% 101
New York 32% 37% 20% 11% 240
Pennsylvania 37% 30% 20% 13% 146
Texas 36% 38% 18% 8% 169
Washington 23% 40% 28% 9% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
California 22% 18% 28% 25% 7% < 1% 488
Florida 19% 17% 22% 29% 10% 3% 226
Illinois 26% 18% 22% 27% 6% < 1% 159
Massachusetts 16% 13% 37% 26% 7% 1% 118
Michigan 18% 22% 31% 22% 5% 1% 106
New Jersey 21% 11% 29% 34% 5% < 1% 101
New York 20% 19% 29% 24% 7% < 1% 240
Pennsylvania 28% 17% 23% 24% 7% 1% 146
Texas 26% 19% 29% 20% 5% 1% 169
Washington 14% 12% 37% 32% 4% 1% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 55% 45% 496
Florida 58% 42% 229
Illinois 55% 45% 160
Massachusetts 49% 51% 121
Michigan 54% 46% 107
New Jersey 49% 51% 103
New York 58% 42% 244
Pennsylvania 56% 44% 146
Texas 64% 36% 173
Washington 53% 47% 117

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

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

State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
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California 55% 2% 19% 20% 3% 492
Florida 77% 4% 2% 15% 3% 227
Illinois 69% 11% 7% 10% 2% 159
Massachusetts 80% 1% 6% 7% 7% 115
Michigan 88% 7% < 1% 2% 3% 107
New Jersey 68% 4% 11% 11% 6% 100
New York 67% 5% 8% 15% 6% 242
Pennsylvania 87% 5% 2% 2% 2% 143
Texas 61% 3% 5% 26% 5% 172
Washington 83% 1% 6% 5% 5% 116

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 24% 20% 56% 489
Florida 15% 16% 69% 227
Illinois 7% 16% 77% 159
Massachusetts 10% 19% 71% 121
Michigan 6% 4% 90% 107
New Jersey 17% 16% 67% 101
New York 19% 18% 63% 241
Pennsylvania 4% 10% 87% 142
Texas 25% 12% 63% 168
Washington 6% 7% 88% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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
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% 19% 25% 30% 431
Florida 29% 23% 30% 17% 204
Illinois 24% 23% 30% 23% 145
Massachusetts 18% 18% 30% 34% 105
New York 24% 22% 33% 22% 216
Pennsylvania 27% 17% 27% 29% 125
Texas 26% 17% 29% 27% 153
Washington 22% 25% 25% 28% 108

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 30% 34% 24% 13% 494
Florida 39% 28% 17% 16% 229
Illinois 28% 38% 23% 11% 160
Massachusetts 29% 29% 23% 19% 121
Michigan 28% 42% 17% 12% 107
New Jersey 20% 28% 28% 24% 103
New York 23% 29% 29% 19% 242
Pennsylvania 42% 25% 21% 13% 146
Texas 28% 40% 17% 16% 171
Washington 32% 27% 27% 13% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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% 9% 9% 2% 38% 494
Florida 40% 11% 11% 5% 33% 229
Illinois 42% 4% 8% 4% 42% 160
Massachusetts 48% 5% 12% 4% 31% 121
Michigan 45% 13% 10% 3% 28% 106
New Jersey 52% 8% 5% 2% 32% 102
New York 37% 11% 9% 3% 40% 243
Pennsylvania 46% 4% 5% 4% 41% 144
Texas 44% 10% 9% 2% 35% 171
Washington 37% 13% 14% 4% 32% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
California 21% 79% 496
Florida 18% 82% 228
Illinois 23% 77% 160
Massachusetts 34% 66% 121
Michigan 34% 66% 107
New Jersey 27% 73% 103
New York 19% 81% 244
Pennsylvania 21% 79% 145
Texas 28% 72% 172
Washington 26% 74% 117

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 18% 30% 22% < 1% 23% 6% 496
Florida 19% 37% 19% 1% 19% 5% 229
Illinois 24% 34% 18% < 1% 17% 7% 160
Massachusetts 8% 29% 24% < 1% 33% 6% 121
Michigan 18% 43% 14% < 1% 20% 5% 107
New Jersey 23% 25% 26% 1% 23% 3% 103
New York 23% 26% 21% 1% 22% 8% 244
Pennsylvania 21% 36% 16% < 1% 21% 5% 146
Texas 21% 37% 15% 4% 17% 6% 173
Washington 11% 43% 26% 1% 13% 6% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 2% 31% 67% < 1% 496
Florida 5% 33% 62% < 1% 229
Illinois 2% 37% 60% < 1% 160
Massachusetts 2% 30% 67% 1% 121
Michigan 1% 33% 66% < 1% 107
New Jersey 1% 39% 61% < 1% 103
New York 1% 35% 64% < 1% 244
Pennsylvania 5% 34% 61% < 1% 146
Texas 4% 36% 59% 1% 173
Washington 1% 40% 59% < 1% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 14% 13% 8% 65% < 1% 496
Florida 17% 14% 10% 58% 1% 229
Illinois 12% 11% 11% 67% < 1% 160
Massachusetts 11% 6% 9% 74% < 1% 121
Michigan 13% 15% 12% 59% < 1% 107
New Jersey 13% 8% 9% 67% 3% 103
New York 15% 12% 8% 64% < 1% 244
Pennsylvania 14% 9% 8% 68% < 1% 146
Texas 16% 13% 15% 56% < 1% 173
Washington 15% 3% 12% 70% < 1% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 2% 2% 4% 93% < 1% 496
Florida 3% 2% 7% 88% < 1% 229
Illinois 1% 3% 2% 94% < 1% 160
Massachusetts < 1% 1% 1% 98% < 1% 121
Michigan < 1% 1% 3% 96% < 1% 107
New Jersey 1% 1% 4% 94% < 1% 103
New York < 1% 3% 3% 94% < 1% 244
Pennsylvania 3% 2% 1% 94% < 1% 146
Texas 1% 4% 6% 90% < 1% 173
Washington < 1% 1% 1% 97% < 1% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 24% 12% 6% 58% < 1% 496
Florida 25% 9% 5% 59% 2% 229
Illinois 21% 8% 4% 67% < 1% 160
Massachusetts 16% 7% 4% 72% < 1% 121
Michigan 27% 1% 5% 66% < 1% 107
New Jersey 16% 10% 7% 65% 2% 103
New York 27% 12% 6% 54% < 1% 244
Pennsylvania 20% 8% 11% 60% 1% 146
Texas 28% 10% 5% 57% 1% 173
Washington 17% 14% 6% 63% < 1% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 35% 17% 16% 31% 1% 496
Florida 33% 15% 16% 35% 1% 229
Illinois 37% 20% 13% 29% 1% 160
Massachusetts 22% 13% 16% 47% 3% 121
Michigan 38% 15% 6% 40% 1% 107
New Jersey 37% 12% 15% 33% 2% 103
New York 34% 16% 14% 35% 2% 244
Pennsylvania 31% 17% 15% 37% < 1% 146
Texas 26% 17% 22% 32% 3% 173
Washington 30% 20% 18% 33% < 1% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 40% 20% 17% 22% 1% 496
Florida 37% 14% 19% 29% 1% 229
Illinois 38% 19% 14% 28% < 1% 160
Massachusetts 34% 26% 14% 24% 1% 121
Michigan 38% 15% 13% 34% < 1% 107
New Jersey 31% 17% 26% 26% < 1% 103
New York 49% 17% 13% 20% 1% 244
Pennsylvania 37% 21% 12% 29% 1% 146
Texas 41% 15% 12% 31% 2% 173
Washington 44% 15% 18% 21% 1% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 4% 22% 57% 15% 1% 496
Florida 4% 11% 69% 14% 1% 229
Illinois 2% 16% 61% 20% 2% 160
Massachusetts < 1% 18% 57% 22% 3% 121
Michigan 4% 16% 65% 13% 1% 107
New Jersey 2% 17% 72% 9% 1% 103
New York 3% 18% 64% 12% 3% 244
Pennsylvania 2% 14% 64% 20% < 1% 146
Texas 6% 20% 57% 16% 1% 173
Washington 1% 20% 55% 21% 3% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 20% 78% 1% 1% 496
Florida 21% 79% < 1% < 1% 229
Illinois 18% 81% 1% < 1% 160
Massachusetts 20% 75% 3% 1% 121
Michigan 16% 80% 4% 1% 107
New Jersey 28% 71% 1% < 1% 103
New York 18% 79% 2% < 1% 244
Pennsylvania 23% 76% 1% < 1% 146
Texas 17% 80% 2% 1% 173
Washington 19% 79% 2% < 1% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 6% 3% 7% 85% < 1% 496
Florida 6% 8% 6% 80% < 1% 229
Illinois 5% 4% 5% 86% < 1% 160
Massachusetts 2% 2% 6% 90% < 1% 121
Michigan 3% 9% 3% 84% < 1% 107
New Jersey 4% < 1% 1% 95% < 1% 103
New York 5% 5% 8% 82% < 1% 244
Pennsylvania 3% 2% 6% 88% < 1% 146
Texas 5% 8% 8% 79% < 1% 173
Washington 3% 4% 3% 90% < 1% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 5% 11% < 1% 77% 8% 496
Florida 8% 15% 1% 72% 3% 229
Illinois 6% 18% < 1% 67% 9% 160
Massachusetts 1% 10% < 1% 84% 4% 121
Michigan 5% 16% < 1% 69% 10% 107
New Jersey 1% 10% 1% 81% 8% 103
New York 4% 11% < 1% 75% 9% 244
Pennsylvania 7% 18% 1% 70% 4% 146
Texas 5% 13% < 1% 70% 11% 173
Washington < 1% 11% < 1% 78% 11% 117

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

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

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
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California 37% 52% 11% 496
Florida 41% 47% 12% 229
Illinois 45% 43% 11% 160
Massachusetts 28% 59% 13% 121
Michigan 59% 35% 6% 107
New Jersey 36% 52% 12% 103
New York 40% 49% 11% 244
Pennsylvania 44% 47% 9% 146
Texas 42% 45% 13% 173
Washington 33% 56% 11% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 26% 64% 10% 496
Florida 32% 61% 7% 229
Illinois 29% 58% 13% 160
Massachusetts 14% 75% 11% 121
Michigan 39% 55% 6% 107
New Jersey 31% 63% 7% 103
New York 27% 64% 9% 244
Pennsylvania 32% 63% 5% 146
Texas 27% 62% 12% 173
Washington 23% 68% 9% 117

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 28% 18% 54% 496
Florida 35% 14% 50% 229
Illinois 27% 20% 53% 160
Massachusetts 28% 12% 60% 121
Michigan 26% 18% 56% 107
New Jersey 25% 20% 55% 103
New York 21% 19% 60% 244
Pennsylvania 27% 19% 54% 146
Texas 33% 17% 50% 173
Washington 22% 22% 56% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 16% 39% 38% 8% 496
Florida 22% 40% 31% 7% 229
Illinois 21% 36% 39% 3% 160
Massachusetts 13% 36% 50% 2% 121
Michigan 18% 48% 31% 3% 107
New Jersey 15% 35% 44% 7% 103
New York 20% 30% 45% 4% 244
Pennsylvania 19% 42% 30% 9% 146
Texas 25% 38% 30% 7% 173
Washington 15% 38% 42% 6% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 46% 46% 3% 5% 496
Florida 44% 50% 2% 4% 229
Illinois 51% 42% 4% 3% 160
Massachusetts 45% 51% 2% 3% 121
Michigan 51% 40% 4% 5% 107
New Jersey 52% 37% 3% 9% 103
New York 48% 44% 4% 4% 244
Pennsylvania 57% 39% < 1% 4% 146
Texas 52% 38% 8% 2% 173
Washington 44% 50% 3% 2% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 33% 59% 5% 3% 496
Florida 41% 57% 1% 1% 229
Illinois 39% 58% 2% 2% 160
Massachusetts 37% 62% 1% < 1% 121
Michigan 44% 50% 4% 2% 107
New Jersey 40% 57% 1% 2% 103
New York 37% 56% 6% 1% 244
Pennsylvania 48% 48% 4% < 1% 146
Texas 46% 43% 8% 2% 173
Washington 24% 73% 2% 2% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 82% 14% 3% 496
Florida 77% 21% 3% 229
Illinois 80% 17% 3% 160
Massachusetts 90% 9% < 1% 121
Michigan 75% 23% 3% 107
New Jersey 92% 4% 5% 103
New York 77% 21% 2% 244
Pennsylvania 80% 16% 4% 146
Texas 77% 20% 4% 173
Washington 83% 16% 1% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 86% 8% 2% 4% 496
Florida 82% 11% 2% 4% 229
Illinois 86% 12% 2% < 1% 160
Massachusetts 94% 5% < 1% 1% 121
Michigan 83% 12% 3% 3% 107
New Jersey 93% 3% 1% 2% 103
New York 83% 14% 3% < 1% 244
Pennsylvania 88% 9% < 1% 3% 146
Texas 79% 15% 3% 3% 173
Washington 89% 6% 3% 2% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 81% 15% 4% 496
Florida 78% 17% 5% 229
Illinois 82% 12% 6% 160
Massachusetts 91% 7% 2% 121
Michigan 76% 17% 7% 107
New Jersey 87% 9% 4% 103
New York 83% 13% 4% 244
Pennsylvania 80% 14% 6% 146
Texas 79% 17% 4% 173
Washington 88% 7% 4% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 28% 67% 2% 2% 496
Florida 29% 68% 1% 2% 229
Illinois 33% 63% 2% 2% 160
Massachusetts 23% 74% 1% 2% 121
Michigan 32% 63% 4% 1% 107
New Jersey 20% 78% 1% 1% 103
New York 30% 66% 2% 1% 244
Pennsylvania 26% 70% 1% 3% 146
Texas 34% 65% < 1% 1% 173
Washington 19% 79% 1% 1% 117

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 69% 11% 7% 11% 2% 496
Florida 65% 16% 4% 12% 2% 229
Illinois 64% 19% 1% 15% 1% 160
Massachusetts 77% 7% 8% 4% 3% 121
Michigan 64% 18% 3% 13% 3% 107
New Jersey 76% 11% 6% 3% 4% 103
New York 64% 15% 4% 16% 1% 244
Pennsylvania 71% 9% 3% 12% 4% 146
Texas 66% 11% 5% 15% 2% 173
Washington 71% 11% 10% 8% 1% 117