State among adults who say religion is very important

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 18,725. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 2% < 1% 2% 1% 11% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 4% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 5% 4% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 3% 9% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 18,725
2007 2% < 1% 1% 1% 10% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 3% < 1% 1% 4% 3% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 5% 4% < 1% 5% 2% 1% 5% < 1% 2% < 1% 3% 8% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 20,547

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State among adults who say religion is very important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is very 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% 2% 1% 17% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 3% 2% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 5% 1% 9% 1% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 4% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 10% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 4,220
Evangelical Protestant 3% < 1% 2% 2% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 5% < 1% < 1% 3% 3% 1% 1% 3% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 2% 3% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 4% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% 10% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 6,904
Historically Black Protestant 4% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 8% 9% < 1% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% < 1% 4% 1% 4% 1% 4% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 5% 6% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 4% < 1% 3% 8% < 1% < 1% 5% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,641
Jehovah's Witness 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 18% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 5% < 1% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 7% 2% < 1% 3% 1% 1% 5% 1% 2% < 1% 2% 13% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 224
Jewish < 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 8% < 1% 2% 1% 1% 10% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% 3% 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 13% < 1% 24% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 7% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 279
Mainline Protestant 2% < 1% 2% 1% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 3% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 4% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 4% 4% 1% 5% 2% 1% 6% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 8% < 1% < 1% 4% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 3,317
Mormon 1% 1% 7% 1% 10% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% 1% 6% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 6% 27% < 1% 3% 5% 1% < 1% 1% 559
Muslim 1% < 1% 1% 2% 10% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 5% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% 2% 4% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 12% < 1% 12% 2% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 8% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% 1% 4% < 1% 154
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 2% < 1% 2% 2% 10% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% 9% 4% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 2% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 6% 4% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 3% < 1% 3% < 1% 2% 8% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 826

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Age distribution among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very important who are ages…

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 385. 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.
Alabama 18% 34% 27% 20% 385
Alaska 15% 40% 31% 14% 120
Arizona 16% 33% 28% 23% 328
Arkansas 20% 32% 27% 21% 210
California 18% 36% 28% 18% 1,621
Colorado 17% 31% 32% 20% 226
Connecticut 11% 36% 32% 22% 151
Delaware 20% 29% 28% 23% 143
District of Columbia 25% 34% 25% 16% 128
Florida 14% 30% 29% 26% 1,032
Georgia 19% 36% 27% 18% 611
Hawaii 20% 33% 27% 20% 131
Idaho 19% 30% 29% 22% 166
Illinois 14% 36% 28% 22% 680
Indiana 15% 30% 31% 23% 376
Iowa 17% 30% 27% 27% 181
Kansas 13% 39% 30% 18% 163
Kentucky 14% 33% 31% 22% 284
Louisiana 18% 33% 27% 21% 327
Maine 11% 36% 28% 25% 107
Maryland 17% 31% 31% 21% 318
Massachusetts 13% 35% 27% 25% 242
Michigan 15% 30% 32% 23% 496
Minnesota 13% 31% 32% 24% 274
Mississippi 16% 33% 29% 22% 231
Missouri 16% 29% 31% 24% 350
Montana 15% 22% 38% 25% 136
Nebraska 17% 28% 31% 25% 178
Nevada 16% 36% 24% 24% 129
New Hampshire 18% 23% 32% 28% 102
New Jersey 15% 31% 31% 23% 417
New Mexico 15% 40% 27% 18% 166
New York 16% 32% 29% 24% 857
North Carolina 17% 35% 29% 19% 629
North Dakota 11% 33% 34% 22% 195
Ohio 17% 27% 32% 23% 655
Oklahoma 20% 30% 29% 21% 248
Oregon 18% 29% 29% 24% 172
Pennsylvania 12% 31% 32% 25% 728
Rhode Island 16% 30% 33% 22% 144
South Carolina 18% 35% 26% 21% 339
South Dakota 19% 29% 31% 21% 170
Tennessee 16% 34% 30% 20% 465
Texas 19% 36% 28% 18% 1,569
Utah 24% 39% 22% 14% 184
Virginia 16% 34% 30% 20% 486
Washington 20% 34% 24% 23% 302
West Virginia 14% 27% 32% 27% 195
Wisconsin 17% 33% 27% 23% 270
Wyoming 17% 30% 32% 21% 163

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 385. 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.
Alabama 13% 12% 28% 32% 14% 1% 385
Alaska 12% 13% 30% 33% 10% 2% 120
Arizona 10% 10% 29% 32% 18% 1% 328
Arkansas 14% 10% 28% 34% 13% < 1% 210
California 11% 13% 30% 32% 13% 1% 1,621
Colorado 6% 19% 23% 38% 14% 1% 226
Connecticut 8% 9% 29% 36% 16% 2% 151
Delaware 12% 9% 28% 31% 19% 1% 143
District of Columbia 11% 19% 28% 27% 13% 1% 128
Florida 9% 9% 26% 36% 17% 2% 1,032
Georgia 11% 13% 30% 32% 12% 1% 611
Hawaii 13% 14% 27% 33% 13% 1% 131
Idaho 16% 9% 24% 33% 17% 1% 166
Illinois 9% 12% 30% 32% 15% 2% 680
Indiana 11% 10% 24% 36% 15% 3% 376
Iowa 12% 10% 24% 34% 19% 1% 181
Kansas 7% 13% 31% 38% 8% 2% 163
Kentucky 6% 15% 27% 39% 12% 1% 284
Louisiana 9% 16% 27% 33% 15% 1% 327
Maine 2% 12% 32% 36% 16% 2% 107
Maryland 9% 12% 26% 35% 17% 1% 318
Massachusetts 9% 11% 27% 33% 16% 3% 242
Michigan 9% 10% 25% 39% 15% 1% 496
Minnesota 6% 12% 26% 39% 16% 1% 274
Mississippi 13% 8% 29% 33% 16% 2% 231
Missouri 11% 12% 22% 37% 16% 2% 350
Montana 7% 14% 15% 45% 18% < 1% 136
Nebraska 10% 13% 22% 36% 17% 3% 178
Nevada 13% 8% 30% 29% 17% 2% 129
New Hampshire 14% 9% 18% 39% 19% 1% 102
New Jersey 8% 12% 26% 37% 14% 4% 417
New Mexico 7% 13% 35% 35% 9% < 1% 166
New York 9% 11% 28% 35% 16% 2% 857
North Carolina 10% 14% 29% 34% 12% 2% 629
North Dakota 5% 13% 26% 40% 12% 4% 195
Ohio 10% 11% 23% 39% 15% 1% 655
Oklahoma 12% 12% 26% 34% 13% 3% 248
Oregon 10% 10% 27% 35% 16% 3% 172
Pennsylvania 7% 10% 26% 38% 17% 2% 728
Rhode Island 8% 13% 25% 38% 15% 2% 144
South Carolina 13% 9% 30% 34% 13% < 1% 339
South Dakota 12% 14% 22% 35% 15% 1% 170
Tennessee 9% 13% 28% 36% 13% 1% 465
Texas 10% 14% 29% 31% 13% 2% 1,569
Utah 15% 17% 32% 29% 7% 1% 184
Virginia 10% 12% 28% 36% 14% 1% 486
Washington 14% 12% 28% 30% 14% 2% 302
West Virginia 11% 7% 24% 39% 17% 2% 195
Wisconsin 10% 13% 27% 32% 16% 3% 270
Wyoming 12% 9% 26% 38% 14% 1% 163

Gender composition among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

State Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 397. 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.
Alabama 44% 56% 397
Alaska 46% 54% 124
Arizona 40% 60% 335
Arkansas 42% 58% 217
California 41% 59% 1,666
Colorado 50% 50% 230
Connecticut 43% 57% 156
Delaware 42% 58% 147
District of Columbia 42% 58% 140
Florida 43% 57% 1,058
Georgia 41% 59% 626
Hawaii 43% 57% 134
Idaho 42% 58% 168
Illinois 42% 58% 696
Indiana 43% 57% 381
Iowa 45% 55% 184
Kansas 43% 57% 165
Kentucky 44% 56% 289
Louisiana 42% 58% 328
Maine 33% 67% 108
Maryland 43% 57% 327
Massachusetts 46% 54% 251
Michigan 43% 57% 513
Minnesota 42% 58% 281
Mississippi 44% 56% 233
Missouri 45% 55% 356
Montana 47% 53% 139
Nebraska 44% 56% 179
Nevada 33% 67% 133
New Hampshire 46% 54% 107
New Jersey 45% 55% 434
New Mexico 42% 58% 169
New York 40% 60% 882
North Carolina 43% 57% 639
North Dakota 47% 53% 197
Ohio 44% 56% 673
Oklahoma 43% 57% 251
Oregon 43% 57% 174
Pennsylvania 42% 58% 739
Rhode Island 38% 62% 149
South Carolina 42% 58% 346
South Dakota 44% 56% 175
Tennessee 46% 54% 475
Texas 43% 57% 1,611
Utah 47% 53% 191
Virginia 43% 57% 503
Washington 42% 58% 312
West Virginia 45% 55% 197
Wisconsin 36% 64% 279
Wyoming 51% 49% 166

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very important who identify as…

State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 391. 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.
Alabama 65% 29% < 1% 3% 3% 391
Alaska 64% 8% 6% 6% 17% 121
Arizona 60% 5% < 1% 31% 4% 323
Arkansas 76% 15% < 1% 6% 3% 216
California 34% 8% 9% 44% 4% 1,632
Colorado 65% 7% 1% 23% 4% 227
Connecticut 65% 13% 2% 15% 4% 153
Delaware 55% 31% 1% 14% < 1% 144
District of Columbia 23% 62% 2% 10% 3% 138
Florida 51% 20% 1% 25% 4% 1,046
Georgia 55% 35% 1% 6% 4% 616
Hawaii 25% 7% 43% 10% 16% 134
Idaho 90% 2% 1% 6% 1% 167
Illinois 64% 18% 2% 14% 3% 679
Indiana 81% 10% < 1% 6% 3% 376
Iowa 91% 4% 1% 2% 2% 184
Kansas 80% 9% 2% 7% 3% 164
Kentucky 88% 8% < 1% 2% 2% 287
Louisiana 56% 36% < 1% 5% 3% 324
Maine 93% 3% < 1% 2% 2% 108
Maryland 45% 37% 2% 11% 5% 321
Massachusetts 66% 10% 2% 18% 4% 242
Michigan 71% 20% 2% 3% 4% 505
Minnesota 79% 9% 1% 6% 4% 273
Mississippi 54% 40% < 1% 3% 2% 231
Missouri 80% 13% < 1% 3% 3% 353
Montana 90% < 1% 1% 2% 6% 137
Nebraska 82% 5% < 1% 11% 2% 178
Nevada 48% 10% 4% 27% 11% 133
New Hampshire 85% 2% 1% 8% 5% 106
New Jersey 51% 17% 5% 23% 3% 423
New Mexico 43% 1% 2% 48% 6% 167
New York 51% 20% 6% 19% 5% 868
North Carolina 62% 26% 1% 7% 4% 634
North Dakota 86% 1% 1% 3% 9% 193
Ohio 78% 16% 1% 3% 2% 661
Oklahoma 71% 9% < 1% 7% 13% 248
Oregon 79% < 1% 1% 9% 10% 169
Pennsylvania 78% 13% 1% 6% 3% 731
Rhode Island 79% 5% < 1% 9% 7% 148
South Carolina 64% 30% < 1% 4% 3% 343
South Dakota 88% < 1% 1% 3% 8% 175
Tennessee 76% 18% < 1% 4% 2% 468
Texas 46% 15% 2% 33% 3% 1,587
Utah 84% 1% < 1% 11% 4% 188
Virginia 61% 24% 3% 8% 4% 494
Washington 72% 6% 6% 10% 6% 306
West Virginia 93% 4% < 1% < 1% 3% 194
Wisconsin 81% 8% 1% 7% 2% 277
Wyoming 89% 1% < 1% 8% 2% 164

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

State Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Alabama 3% 4% 93% 393
Alaska 15% 10% 75% 123
Arizona 15% 11% 73% 331
Arkansas 6% 2% 92% 214
California 39% 14% 46% 1,637
Colorado 15% 5% 80% 226
Connecticut 22% 11% 67% 153
Delaware 17% 4% 79% 145
District of Columbia 18% 6% 76% 133
Florida 27% 10% 63% 1,036
Georgia 5% 4% 91% 613
Hawaii 29% 10% 61% 130
Idaho 9% 5% 86% 168
Illinois 14% 10% 77% 685
Indiana 5% 5% 89% 381
Iowa 6% 3% 91% 182
Kansas 6% 5% 89% 164
Kentucky 3% 1% 97% 287
Louisiana 3% 3% 94% 323
Maine 3% 15% 82% 107
Maryland 15% 7% 79% 319
Massachusetts 24% 18% 57% 249
Michigan 6% 7% 88% 508
Minnesota 9% 6% 85% 280
Mississippi 1% 1% 98% 228
Missouri 4% 4% 92% 352
Montana 1% 7% 92% 137
Nebraska 10% 2% 87% 177
Nevada 29% 8% 63% 133
New Hampshire 12% 12% 76% 105
New Jersey 28% 16% 55% 428
New Mexico 20% 6% 75% 165
New York 31% 19% 50% 863
North Carolina 8% 2% 90% 635
North Dakota 4% 7% 88% 197
Ohio 4% 7% 90% 673
Oklahoma 8% 3% 89% 247
Oregon 11% 10% 78% 174
Pennsylvania 5% 7% 88% 731
Rhode Island 16% 12% 72% 147
South Carolina 4% 5% 91% 344
South Dakota 3% 5% 91% 173
Tennessee 6% 3% 91% 470
Texas 22% 10% 68% 1,590
Utah 8% 6% 85% 189
Virginia 11% 4% 85% 490
Washington 18% 8% 73% 304
West Virginia 2% 2% 96% 195
Wisconsin 9% 4% 87% 274
Wyoming 1% 8% 91% 164

Income distribution among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 343. 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.
Alabama 43% 21% 22% 14% 343
Alaska 31% 24% 28% 17% 109
Arizona 36% 21% 31% 12% 292
Arkansas 44% 16% 25% 14% 189
California 45% 18% 21% 16% 1,391
Colorado 33% 25% 23% 18% 199
Connecticut 29% 26% 23% 21% 128
Delaware 33% 17% 31% 19% 119
District of Columbia 36% 21% 28% 15% 113
Florida 42% 24% 20% 14% 893
Georgia 37% 22% 26% 15% 550
Hawaii 28% 26% 27% 18% 116
Idaho 27% 32% 29% 12% 151
Illinois 38% 18% 28% 16% 580
Indiana 40% 20% 28% 12% 316
Iowa 30% 18% 38% 14% 162
Kansas 28% 28% 29% 14% 149
Kentucky 44% 19% 26% 11% 250
Louisiana 47% 16% 23% 14% 285
Maryland 26% 21% 32% 21% 274
Massachusetts 42% 14% 26% 19% 200
Michigan 38% 21% 31% 10% 433
Minnesota 28% 20% 34% 19% 240
Mississippi 46% 19% 22% 13% 200
Missouri 37% 26% 25% 13% 324
Montana 34% 28% 26% 12% 127
Nebraska 31% 25% 26% 18% 157
Nevada 39% 26% 23% 12% 112
New Jersey 39% 18% 22% 22% 362
New Mexico 40% 26% 27% 8% 139
New York 40% 17% 27% 16% 712
North Carolina 41% 20% 24% 15% 550
North Dakota 29% 24% 27% 20% 176
Ohio 38% 23% 26% 13% 590
Oklahoma 36% 23% 29% 12% 215
Oregon 39% 29% 21% 10% 150
Pennsylvania 37% 25% 23% 15% 630
Rhode Island 29% 27% 34% 10% 119
South Carolina 39% 20% 30% 11% 292
South Dakota 24% 31% 31% 15% 155
Tennessee 40% 24% 22% 15% 404
Texas 41% 19% 23% 17% 1,367
Utah 19% 25% 31% 25% 169
Virginia 27% 25% 31% 18% 433
Washington 37% 22% 25% 16% 278
West Virginia 46% 21% 27% 6% 170
Wisconsin 35% 20% 31% 13% 230
Wyoming 30% 29% 27% 13% 152

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very important who have completed…

State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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.
Alabama 47% 32% 13% 7% 393
Alaska 42% 38% 12% 8% 124
Arizona 39% 36% 15% 11% 334
Arkansas 51% 32% 13% 4% 214
California 46% 31% 14% 9% 1,652
Colorado 39% 34% 19% 9% 229
Connecticut 40% 31% 18% 11% 155
Delaware 46% 29% 12% 13% 147
District of Columbia 36% 28% 21% 16% 133
Florida 45% 33% 14% 8% 1,046
Georgia 45% 32% 14% 10% 621
Hawaii 38% 37% 19% 7% 133
Idaho 31% 45% 16% 8% 168
Illinois 42% 31% 17% 10% 688
Indiana 45% 33% 15% 7% 381
Iowa 40% 30% 18% 12% 183
Kansas 34% 35% 17% 13% 164
Kentucky 52% 28% 10% 9% 288
Louisiana 53% 28% 13% 6% 327
Maine 38% 38% 19% 6% 108
Maryland 39% 31% 16% 14% 324
Massachusetts 40% 31% 15% 14% 250
Michigan 42% 34% 15% 9% 506
Minnesota 35% 33% 22% 10% 281
Mississippi 47% 34% 14% 5% 233
Missouri 44% 35% 14% 7% 356
Montana 41% 33% 19% 8% 139
Nebraska 35% 35% 20% 11% 178
Nevada 46% 31% 13% 10% 133
New Hampshire 36% 35% 12% 17% 105
New Jersey 46% 26% 14% 14% 429
New Mexico 49% 29% 16% 5% 169
New York 48% 25% 15% 11% 878
North Carolina 44% 35% 14% 8% 637
North Dakota 37% 30% 22% 10% 197
Ohio 44% 31% 14% 10% 670
Oklahoma 45% 34% 14% 7% 250
Oregon 40% 40% 10% 9% 174
Pennsylvania 49% 26% 14% 11% 738
Rhode Island 53% 26% 14% 8% 148
South Carolina 47% 33% 11% 9% 346
South Dakota 43% 31% 17% 8% 174
Tennessee 50% 30% 11% 9% 472
Texas 46% 30% 16% 8% 1,602
Utah 31% 37% 22% 10% 191
Virginia 43% 30% 16% 10% 501
Washington 36% 38% 17% 9% 310
West Virginia 59% 28% 8% 5% 195
Wisconsin 43% 33% 18% 6% 278
Wyoming 36% 37% 20% 7% 166

Marital status among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 395. 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.
Alabama 55% 1% 20% 7% 17% 395
Alaska 55% 4% 9% 6% 25% 124
Arizona 52% 4% 18% 7% 19% 332
Arkansas 60% 3% 14% 10% 14% 215
California 49% 8% 15% 7% 22% 1,651
Colorado 63% 5% 8% 6% 18% 229
Connecticut 46% 8% 18% 10% 17% 155
Delaware 51% 7% 10% 14% 19% 147
District of Columbia 36% 8% 10% 10% 36% 137
Florida 50% 7% 16% 9% 19% 1,051
Georgia 51% 3% 15% 9% 23% 623
Hawaii 51% 7% 6% 8% 28% 133
Idaho 73% 2% 12% 6% 8% 168
Illinois 55% 5% 11% 8% 21% 692
Indiana 51% 3% 15% 12% 20% 377
Iowa 61% 7% 8% 8% 16% 184
Kansas 65% 2% 11% 8% 14% 165
Kentucky 57% 2% 18% 8% 14% 288
Louisiana 49% 5% 15% 9% 22% 328
Maine 52% 8% 16% 10% 14% 108
Maryland 46% 3% 14% 9% 27% 326
Massachusetts 43% 11% 10% 11% 24% 248
Michigan 55% 4% 13% 9% 19% 508
Minnesota 60% 3% 9% 10% 17% 281
Mississippi 50% 3% 16% 11% 21% 232
Missouri 53% 5% 12% 12% 18% 355
Montana 62% 6% 10% 8% 15% 139
Nebraska 59% 3% 13% 9% 16% 179
Nevada 52% 6% 18% 6% 17% 133
New Hampshire 52% 1% 7% 7% 33% 107
New Jersey 48% 7% 16% 8% 21% 430
New Mexico 51% 8% 18% 4% 19% 169
New York 49% 4% 13% 9% 25% 877
North Carolina 53% 5% 13% 6% 23% 638
North Dakota 57% < 1% 17% 10% 15% 197
Ohio 52% 4% 12% 10% 21% 670
Oklahoma 55% 5% 15% 9% 15% 250
Oregon 53% 4% 18% 10% 15% 173
Pennsylvania 56% 4% 11% 12% 18% 738
Rhode Island 42% 4% 20% 13% 21% 148
South Carolina 49% 8% 17% 8% 19% 344
South Dakota 49% 4% 10% 12% 26% 175
Tennessee 59% 4% 12% 6% 18% 473
Texas 55% 5% 14% 8% 18% 1,604
Utah 67% 8% 5% 2% 19% 190
Virginia 58% 3% 13% 9% 18% 501
Washington 54% 6% 11% 10% 20% 310
West Virginia 48% 8% 20% 11% 13% 197
Wisconsin 60% 2% 12% 8% 18% 278
Wyoming 61% 3% 16% 5% 14% 166

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 396. 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.
Alabama 29% 71% 396
Alaska 31% 69% 124
Arizona 27% 73% 334
Arkansas 35% 65% 217
California 35% 65% 1,659
Colorado 34% 66% 228
Connecticut 24% 76% 155
Delaware 37% 63% 147
District of Columbia 25% 75% 138
Florida 28% 72% 1,054
Georgia 32% 68% 624
Hawaii 34% 66% 134
Idaho 28% 72% 166
Illinois 32% 68% 694
Indiana 27% 73% 379
Iowa 35% 65% 184
Kansas 36% 64% 164
Kentucky 29% 71% 289
Louisiana 35% 65% 326
Maine 27% 73% 108
Maryland 22% 78% 325
Massachusetts 25% 75% 250
Michigan 27% 73% 510
Minnesota 30% 70% 281
Mississippi 30% 70% 232
Missouri 33% 67% 353
Montana 21% 79% 138
Nebraska 30% 70% 179
Nevada 29% 71% 132
New Hampshire 23% 77% 106
New Jersey 32% 68% 428
New Mexico 35% 65% 169
New York 28% 72% 879
North Carolina 29% 71% 636
North Dakota 27% 73% 197
Ohio 30% 70% 670
Oklahoma 29% 71% 251
Oregon 32% 68% 173
Pennsylvania 28% 72% 738
Rhode Island 27% 73% 149
South Carolina 30% 70% 345
South Dakota 29% 71% 175
Tennessee 35% 65% 475
Texas 36% 64% 1,601
Utah 38% 62% 191
Virginia 28% 72% 500
Washington 27% 73% 311
West Virginia 21% 79% 197
Wisconsin 31% 69% 276
Wyoming 28% 72% 166

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 397. 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.
Alabama 92% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 397
Alaska 92% 4% < 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 124
Arizona 88% 9% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 335
Arkansas 93% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 217
California 81% 15% 2% 2% 1% < 1% 1,666
Colorado 86% 11% 1% 1% 1% 1% 230
Connecticut 84% 12% 1% 2% 1% < 1% 156
Delaware 87% 10% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 147
District of Columbia 81% 15% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 140
Florida 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,058
Georgia 92% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 626
Hawaii 88% 8% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% 134
Idaho 88% 11% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 168
Illinois 87% 11% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 696
Indiana 88% 10% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 381
Iowa 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 184
Kansas 91% 9% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 165
Kentucky 93% 4% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 289
Louisiana 90% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 328
Maine 94% 5% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 108
Maryland 91% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 327
Massachusetts 76% 16% 1% 3% 2% 2% 251
Michigan 90% 8% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 513
Minnesota 88% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 281
Mississippi 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 233
Missouri 93% 5% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 356
Montana 93% 6% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 139
Nebraska 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 179
Nevada 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 133
New Hampshire 80% 13% 3% 1% 3% < 1% 107
New Jersey 84% 14% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 434
New Mexico 85% 13% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 169
New York 83% 13% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 882
North Carolina 92% 7% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 639
North Dakota 89% 9% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 197
Ohio 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 673
Oklahoma 90% 10% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 251
Oregon 86% 12% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 174
Pennsylvania 90% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 739
Rhode Island 90% 7% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 149
South Carolina 91% 6% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 346
South Dakota 89% 10% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 175
Tennessee 91% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 475
Texas 85% 13% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1,611
Utah 85% 9% 4% 1% 2% < 1% 191
Virginia 92% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 503
Washington 86% 11% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 312
West Virginia 93% 6% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 197
Wisconsin 88% 10% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 279
Wyoming 85% 10% < 1% 1% 2% 2% 166

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 397. 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.
Alabama 62% 29% 8% 1% 397
Alaska 55% 34% 11% < 1% 124
Arizona 62% 26% 11% 1% 335
Arkansas 55% 29% 16% < 1% 217
California 58% 30% 12% < 1% 1,666
Colorado 57% 28% 15% < 1% 230
Connecticut 58% 32% 10% < 1% 156
Delaware 64% 25% 11% < 1% 147
District of Columbia 53% 29% 17% 2% 140
Florida 59% 29% 12% 1% 1,058
Georgia 60% 29% 10% 1% 626
Hawaii 50% 36% 14% < 1% 134
Idaho 64% 21% 14% 2% 168
Illinois 60% 27% 13% 1% 696
Indiana 63% 25% 12% 1% 381
Iowa 62% 27% 10% < 1% 184
Kansas 65% 30% 5% < 1% 165
Kentucky 60% 25% 14% 1% 289
Louisiana 61% 29% 10% < 1% 328
Maine 56% 25% 16% 3% 108
Maryland 55% 33% 11% 1% 327
Massachusetts 55% 29% 16% < 1% 251
Michigan 58% 31% 11% < 1% 513
Minnesota 66% 28% 6% < 1% 281
Mississippi 60% 32% 8% < 1% 233
Missouri 58% 30% 11% 1% 356
Montana 62% 26% 12% < 1% 139
Nebraska 62% 25% 13% < 1% 179
Nevada 61% 28% 10% 1% 133
New Hampshire 60% 25% 13% 1% 107
New Jersey 58% 31% 10% 1% 434
New Mexico 51% 36% 12% < 1% 169
New York 57% 30% 13% < 1% 882
North Carolina 59% 31% 9% 1% 639
North Dakota 56% 30% 14% 1% 197
Ohio 59% 26% 14% 1% 673
Oklahoma 60% 29% 11% < 1% 251
Oregon 59% 28% 12% 1% 174
Pennsylvania 59% 30% 10% 1% 739
Rhode Island 61% 27% 13% < 1% 149
South Carolina 65% 25% 9% 1% 346
South Dakota 57% 32% 11% < 1% 175
Tennessee 66% 19% 14% 1% 475
Texas 60% 29% 11% < 1% 1,611
Utah 82% 15% 3% < 1% 191
Virginia 67% 25% 8% 1% 503
Washington 60% 30% 8% 2% 312
West Virginia 66% 21% 12% 2% 197
Wisconsin 54% 35% 11% < 1% 279
Wyoming 62% 21% 15% 2% 166

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very important who pray…

State At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 397. 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.
Alabama 87% 9% 2% 2% < 1% 397
Alaska 86% 7% 2% 4% < 1% 124
Arizona 85% 10% 2% 3% < 1% 335
Arkansas 81% 14% 1% 2% 2% 217
California 81% 12% 3% 3% 1% 1,666
Colorado 82% 11% 2% 2% 3% 230
Connecticut 77% 18% 1% 2% 2% 156
Delaware 80% 11% 3% 3% 3% 147
District of Columbia 80% 13% 3% 1% 2% 140
Florida 82% 10% 3% 4% 1% 1,058
Georgia 85% 10% 1% 3% 1% 626
Hawaii 83% 9% 3% 3% 1% 134
Idaho 79% 12% 3% 4% 2% 168
Illinois 79% 14% 4% 3% 1% 696
Indiana 79% 17% < 1% 3% 1% 381
Iowa 79% 18% 1% 2% < 1% 184
Kansas 83% 13% 2% 1% 1% 165
Kentucky 80% 14% 1% 5% < 1% 289
Louisiana 80% 13% 2% 5% < 1% 328
Maine 73% 18% 2% 3% 3% 108
Maryland 77% 16% 2% 4% 1% 327
Massachusetts 72% 14% 4% 8% 1% 251
Michigan 81% 13% 3% 3% 1% 513
Minnesota 81% 14% 1% 4% 1% 281
Mississippi 84% 10% 3% 2% 2% 233
Missouri 85% 10% 1% 3% 1% 356
Montana 84% 13% 2% 1% < 1% 139
Nebraska 80% 16% 1% 2% 1% 179
Nevada 79% 16% 1% 3% < 1% 133
New Hampshire 73% 16% 4% 6% 1% 107
New Jersey 79% 14% 4% 2% 1% 434
New Mexico 76% 15% 2% 5% 2% 169
New York 78% 14% 3% 4% 1% 882
North Carolina 88% 8% 2% 1% 1% 639
North Dakota 78% 15% 4% 2% < 1% 197
Ohio 80% 14% 2% 4% 1% 673
Oklahoma 82% 15% 1% 2% 1% 251
Oregon 79% 16% 3% 2% < 1% 174
Pennsylvania 83% 13% 2% 1% < 1% 739
Rhode Island 85% 10% 1% 4% < 1% 149
South Carolina 82% 14% 2% 1% 1% 346
South Dakota 81% 13% 4% 2% < 1% 175
Tennessee 86% 12% 1% 1% < 1% 475
Texas 83% 12% 2% 3% 1% 1,611
Utah 87% 8% 2% 2% 1% 191
Virginia 85% 10% 1% 2% 1% 503
Washington 79% 14% 3% 3% 1% 312
West Virginia 88% 9% 3% 1% < 1% 197
Wisconsin 76% 18% 3% 2% 2% 279
Wyoming 79% 13% 3% 4% 2% 166

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 397. 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.
Alabama 51% 10% 12% 27% 1% 397
Alaska 41% 7% 12% 40% < 1% 124
Arizona 44% 12% 7% 36% 1% 335
Arkansas 42% 17% 11% 31% < 1% 217
California 41% 14% 10% 34% 1% 1,666
Colorado 37% 8% 12% 41% 1% 230
Connecticut 28% 12% 11% 49% < 1% 156
Delaware 34% 18% 11% 37% < 1% 147
District of Columbia 39% 12% 13% 34% 2% 140
Florida 42% 10% 10% 37% 1% 1,058
Georgia 46% 14% 11% 28% < 1% 626
Hawaii 45% 13% 9% 32% 1% 134
Idaho 53% 8% 7% 29% 3% 168
Illinois 35% 13% 12% 40% < 1% 696
Indiana 44% 15% 11% 30% < 1% 381
Iowa 37% 10% 17% 36% 1% 184
Kansas 46% 13% 12% 29% < 1% 165
Kentucky 42% 10% 14% 33% < 1% 289
Louisiana 45% 16% 9% 30% < 1% 328
Maine 29% 7% 9% 53% 2% 108
Maryland 42% 13% 9% 36% < 1% 327
Massachusetts 29% 11% 9% 50% 2% 251
Michigan 37% 16% 10% 35% 2% 513
Minnesota 34% 15% 11% 38% 1% 281
Mississippi 54% 12% 12% 22% < 1% 233
Missouri 36% 13% 11% 39% < 1% 356
Montana 38% 12% 12% 39% < 1% 139
Nebraska 32% 14% 14% 39% 1% 179
Nevada 40% 16% 10% 34% 1% 133
New Hampshire 28% 11% 15% 45% 1% 107
New Jersey 35% 12% 11% 40% 2% 434
New Mexico 37% 23% 5% 34% 1% 169
New York 36% 11% 8% 43% 1% 882
North Carolina 47% 13% 13% 27% < 1% 639
North Dakota 32% 14% 14% 40% < 1% 197
Ohio 42% 10% 9% 38% 1% 673
Oklahoma 48% 13% 10% 28% < 1% 251
Oregon 43% 13% 12% 33% < 1% 174
Pennsylvania 39% 10% 12% 39% < 1% 739
Rhode Island 36% 5% 13% 45% < 1% 149
South Carolina 47% 15% 10% 27% 1% 346
South Dakota 30% 12% 14% 43% 1% 175
Tennessee 51% 14% 9% 25% 1% 475
Texas 44% 15% 8% 31% 1% 1,611
Utah 73% 9% 4% 13% 2% 191
Virginia 45% 15% 7% 32% 1% 503
Washington 46% 14% 10% 29% 1% 312
West Virginia 52% 14% 8% 24% 1% 197
Wisconsin 31% 14% 13% 41% 1% 279
Wyoming 48% 7% 9% 35% 1% 166

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 397. 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.
Alabama 54% 5% 3% 37% < 1% 397
Alaska 53% 7% < 1% 37% 2% 124
Arizona 61% 5% 2% 29% 3% 335
Arkansas 41% 6% 5% 45% 2% 217
California 58% 8% 3% 29% 3% 1,666
Colorado 54% 8% 3% 33% 2% 230
Connecticut 59% 9% 4% 27% 2% 156
Delaware 53% 5% 4% 35% 3% 147
District of Columbia 61% 8% 3% 27% 2% 140
Florida 55% 9% 2% 32% 2% 1,058
Georgia 54% 8% 1% 34% 3% 626
Hawaii 51% 11% 3% 32% 3% 134
Idaho 53% 7% 7% 31% 2% 168
Illinois 54% 7% 5% 32% 2% 696
Indiana 46% 9% 4% 40% 2% 381
Iowa 50% 5% 2% 41% 2% 184
Kansas 50% 10% 3% 36% 1% 165
Kentucky 48% 7% 4% 40% 1% 289
Louisiana 52% 6% 3% 37% 2% 328
Maine 46% 11% 1% 40% 2% 108
Maryland 50% 9% 3% 35% 3% 327
Massachusetts 49% 12% 6% 32% 1% 251
Michigan 50% 8% 3% 37% 2% 513
Minnesota 47% 7% 3% 42% 1% 281
Mississippi 56% 9% 1% 31% 3% 233
Missouri 45% 9% 2% 42% 2% 356
Montana 46% 7% 2% 42% 3% 139
Nebraska 52% 6% 1% 39% 2% 179
Nevada 52% 10% 5% 30% 3% 133
New Hampshire 52% 3% 5% 38% 1% 107
New Jersey 50% 8% 3% 37% 2% 434
New Mexico 56% 12% 2% 29% 2% 169
New York 53% 8% 3% 33% 4% 882
North Carolina 57% 7% 2% 32% 3% 639
North Dakota 39% 9% 5% 45% 2% 197
Ohio 53% 7% 3% 36% 2% 673
Oklahoma 58% 6% 1% 34% < 1% 251
Oregon 57% 4% 6% 29% 4% 174
Pennsylvania 51% 8% 3% 36% 1% 739
Rhode Island 65% 5% 3% 26% 1% 149
South Carolina 57% 4% 2% 33% 3% 346
South Dakota 43% 12% 3% 40% 2% 175
Tennessee 52% 5% 2% 37% 3% 475
Texas 57% 6% 3% 31% 2% 1,611
Utah 63% 13% < 1% 21% 3% 191
Virginia 49% 9% 6% 33% 3% 503
Washington 56% 7% 2% 32% 3% 312
West Virginia 48% 6% 4% 39% 3% 197
Wisconsin 43% 8% 7% 39% 2% 279
Wyoming 54% 5% 1% 38% 1% 166

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 397. 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.
Alabama 81% 9% 3% 5% 2% 397
Alaska 73% 21% 5% 2% < 1% 124
Arizona 83% 10% 2% 4% 1% 335
Arkansas 76% 11% 6% 6% < 1% 217
California 76% 12% 6% 5% 1% 1,666
Colorado 71% 10% 11% 7% 1% 230
Connecticut 68% 13% 6% 12% < 1% 156
Delaware 66% 15% 3% 12% 4% 147
District of Columbia 72% 11% 13% 3% 1% 140
Florida 78% 10% 5% 6% 1% 1,058
Georgia 79% 10% 4% 4% 3% 626
Hawaii 79% 11% 4% 5% 1% 134
Idaho 87% 8% 4% 1% < 1% 168
Illinois 70% 13% 5% 9% 2% 696
Indiana 77% 10% 8% 5% 1% 381
Iowa 77% 12% 6% 3% 2% 184
Kansas 79% 13% 6% 1% 1% 165
Kentucky 73% 10% 5% 10% 2% 289
Louisiana 77% 11% 5% 6% 1% 328
Maine 79% 8% 2% 3% 8% 108
Maryland 70% 17% 7% 5% 1% 327
Massachusetts 73% 16% 2% 8% 1% 251
Michigan 76% 10% 6% 6% 2% 513
Minnesota 75% 13% 6% 6% < 1% 281
Mississippi 80% 7% 6% 6% 1% 233
Missouri 75% 13% 6% 5% 1% 356
Montana 72% 18% 4% 6% 1% 139
Nebraska 74% 14% 7% 5% 1% 179
Nevada 84% 8% 3% 5% < 1% 133
New Hampshire 69% 17% 4% 10% < 1% 107
New Jersey 72% 12% 5% 9% 1% 434
New Mexico 71% 21% 4% 2% 3% 169
New York 72% 14% 6% 6% 2% 882
North Carolina 80% 10% 6% 4% 1% 639
North Dakota 75% 14% 4% 6% < 1% 197
Ohio 75% 10% 7% 6% 1% 673
Oklahoma 80% 11% 4% 4% < 1% 251
Oregon 78% 13% 5% 3% 1% 174
Pennsylvania 73% 13% 7% 6% 1% 739
Rhode Island 81% 8% 5% 5% 1% 149
South Carolina 82% 9% 3% 5% 1% 346
South Dakota 75% 11% 5% 8% 1% 175
Tennessee 83% 7% 5% 4% 1% 475
Texas 76% 11% 6% 5% 2% 1,611
Utah 82% 8% 6% 3% 1% 191
Virginia 81% 12% 4% 3% 1% 503
Washington 79% 11% 5% 5% 1% 312
West Virginia 78% 13% 3% 3% 3% 197
Wisconsin 69% 14% 9% 8% < 1% 279
Wyoming 75% 10% 4% 9% 2% 166

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 397. 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.
Alabama 43% 12% 9% 34% 2% 397
Alaska 54% 10% 13% 21% 2% 124
Arizona 59% 11% 8% 20% 2% 335
Arkansas 45% 17% 9% 27% 2% 217
California 52% 14% 11% 21% 2% 1,666
Colorado 53% 13% 14% 20% < 1% 230
Connecticut 49% 20% 8% 23% 1% 156
Delaware 44% 15% 7% 31% 3% 147
District of Columbia 54% 11% 10% 23% 2% 140
Florida 51% 14% 10% 23% 2% 1,058
Georgia 45% 16% 9% 27% 2% 626
Hawaii 53% 17% 9% 17% 3% 134
Idaho 52% 17% 8% 23% < 1% 168
Illinois 46% 14% 13% 24% 2% 696
Indiana 51% 13% 13% 23% 1% 381
Iowa 45% 15% 17% 21% 3% 184
Kansas 44% 18% 15% 21% 2% 165
Kentucky 39% 12% 11% 35% 3% 289
Louisiana 41% 15% 13% 28% 3% 328
Maine 53% 13% 5% 28% 2% 108
Maryland 50% 12% 14% 23% 1% 327
Massachusetts 52% 8% 12% 26% 3% 251
Michigan 47% 18% 10% 22% 3% 513
Minnesota 47% 15% 13% 24% 1% 281
Mississippi 47% 13% 11% 29% 1% 233
Missouri 47% 18% 10% 23% 1% 356
Montana 53% 12% 14% 17% 3% 139
Nebraska 48% 18% 10% 22% 2% 179
Nevada 56% 17% 8% 17% 1% 133
New Hampshire 52% 17% 10% 21% 1% 107
New Jersey 48% 13% 11% 25% 2% 434
New Mexico 55% 11% 6% 23% 4% 169
New York 51% 13% 12% 22% 2% 882
North Carolina 48% 20% 10% 21% 2% 639
North Dakota 47% 10% 13% 26% 3% 197
Ohio 48% 18% 12% 21% 1% 673
Oklahoma 49% 15% 12% 24% 1% 251
Oregon 56% 18% 12% 14% < 1% 174
Pennsylvania 50% 18% 12% 19% 1% 739
Rhode Island 41% 23% 11% 25% 1% 149
South Carolina 48% 15% 11% 26% 1% 346
South Dakota 46% 15% 11% 28% < 1% 175
Tennessee 49% 16% 9% 23% 4% 475
Texas 51% 16% 11% 21% 2% 1,611
Utah 51% 30% 10% 9% 1% 191
Virginia 53% 14% 10% 21% 2% 503
Washington 56% 15% 9% 18% 2% 312
West Virginia 51% 19% 10% 18% 1% 197
Wisconsin 43% 19% 13% 22% 3% 279
Wyoming 54% 17% 4% 23% 1% 166

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 397. 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.
Alabama 62% 3% 30% 2% 3% 397
Alaska 57% 3% 27% 6% 7% 124
Arizona 55% 6% 32% 5% 3% 335
Arkansas 64% 4% 27% 3% 1% 217
California 52% 7% 31% 7% 3% 1,666
Colorado 53% 9% 31% 2% 5% 230
Connecticut 40% 12% 40% 8% 1% 156
Delaware 59% 6% 26% 5% 3% 147
District of Columbia 50% 5% 34% 5% 6% 140
Florida 52% 7% 35% 4% 2% 1,058
Georgia 62% 5% 27% 3% 2% 626
Hawaii 40% 10% 45% 4% 1% 134
Idaho 59% 5% 31% 1% 4% 168
Illinois 50% 8% 35% 6% 2% 696
Indiana 59% 5% 29% 3% 3% 381
Iowa 58% 7% 31% 2% 2% 184
Kansas 68% 3% 28% 1% < 1% 165
Kentucky 59% 4% 31% 2% 3% 289
Louisiana 55% 6% 35% 2% 2% 328
Maine 44% 8% 42% 4% 2% 108
Maryland 54% 5% 32% 5% 4% 327
Massachusetts 37% 6% 49% 6% 2% 251
Michigan 55% 5% 32% 5% 3% 513
Minnesota 51% 8% 33% 5% 4% 281
Mississippi 64% 6% 25% 4% 1% 233
Missouri 56% 3% 30% 4% 6% 356
Montana 57% 8% 30% 4% 1% 139
Nebraska 53% 6% 34% 5% 3% 179
Nevada 47% 5% 36% 8% 3% 133
New Hampshire 38% 11% 44% 5% 2% 107
New Jersey 48% 6% 35% 8% 3% 434
New Mexico 58% 4% 26% 7% 5% 169
New York 47% 10% 36% 4% 3% 882
North Carolina 59% 5% 31% 3% 3% 639
North Dakota 52% 3% 35% 7% 3% 197
Ohio 51% 6% 35% 4% 3% 673
Oklahoma 52% 7% 35% 3% 2% 251
Oregon 57% 8% 26% 5% 3% 174
Pennsylvania 59% 5% 29% 4% 2% 739
Rhode Island 45% 8% 41% 2% 4% 149
South Carolina 61% 4% 29% 2% 3% 346
South Dakota 54% 6% 36% 3% 1% 175
Tennessee 59% 4% 30% 4% 3% 475
Texas 58% 6% 29% 5% 2% 1,611
Utah 65% 2% 24% 6% 3% 191
Virginia 57% 5% 31% 4% 3% 503
Washington 57% 7% 29% 3% 3% 312
West Virginia 70% 2% 24% 2% 2% 197
Wisconsin 56% 8% 27% 5% 4% 279
Wyoming 62% 4% 27% 1% 6% 166

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 397. 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.
Alabama 45% 53% 1% 1% 397
Alaska 49% 45% 2% 4% 124
Arizona 49% 43% 3% 6% 335
Arkansas 44% 54% 2% 1% 217
California 37% 59% 2% 2% 1,666
Colorado 48% 45% 4% 3% 230
Connecticut 36% 62% 1% 1% 156
Delaware 39% 59% < 1% 2% 147
District of Columbia 28% 69% 1% 2% 140
Florida 39% 58% 2% 1% 1,058
Georgia 44% 54% 1% 1% 626
Hawaii 43% 56% 1% < 1% 134
Idaho 61% 38% 1% < 1% 168
Illinois 41% 57% 2% 1% 696
Indiana 43% 54% 2% 1% 381
Iowa 43% 56% 1% < 1% 184
Kansas 46% 54% < 1% < 1% 165
Kentucky 45% 50% 4% 2% 289
Louisiana 43% 55% 1% 1% 328
Maine 47% 46% 4% 3% 108
Maryland 39% 58% 1% 2% 327
Massachusetts 31% 65% 3% 2% 251
Michigan 46% 50% 3% 1% 513
Minnesota 46% 52% 1% 1% 281
Mississippi 41% 57% < 1% 2% 233
Missouri 47% 52% 1% < 1% 356
Montana 55% 42% 2% 1% 139
Nebraska 49% 50% < 1% 1% 179
Nevada 37% 61% 1% 1% 133
New Hampshire 41% 56% 3% < 1% 107
New Jersey 33% 64% 1% 1% 434
New Mexico 42% 52% 4% 2% 169
New York 33% 63% 1% 2% 882
North Carolina 44% 53% 2% 1% 639
North Dakota 53% 47% < 1% < 1% 197
Ohio 39% 59% 1% < 1% 673
Oklahoma 40% 58% 1% 1% 251
Oregon 55% 43% 1% 1% 174
Pennsylvania 45% 52% 1% 1% 739
Rhode Island 42% 54% 2% 2% 149
South Carolina 45% 52% 1% 2% 346
South Dakota 47% 52% < 1% 1% 175
Tennessee 47% 50% 3% 1% 475
Texas 41% 55% 2% 2% 1,611
Utah 55% 42% 3% < 1% 191
Virginia 46% 51% 1% 1% 503
Washington 48% 50% 1% 1% 312
West Virginia 53% 44% 1% 2% 197
Wisconsin 38% 59% 2% 1% 279
Wyoming 56% 43% < 1% 1% 166

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 397. 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.
Alabama 67% 12% 7% 12% 1% 397
Alaska 62% 15% 7% 17% < 1% 124
Arizona 63% 11% 7% 19% 1% 335
Arkansas 59% 16% 7% 18% < 1% 217
California 54% 13% 7% 24% 1% 1,666
Colorado 56% 10% 8% 25% 1% 230
Connecticut 45% 12% 8% 35% < 1% 156
Delaware 50% 23% 3% 21% 3% 147
District of Columbia 48% 21% 8% 23% 1% 140
Florida 57% 13% 8% 20% 1% 1,058
Georgia 67% 12% 7% 14% < 1% 626
Hawaii 51% 15% 10% 24% < 1% 134
Idaho 64% 11% 8% 15% 2% 168
Illinois 52% 14% 10% 23% 1% 696
Indiana 60% 10% 10% 18% 1% 381
Iowa 51% 12% 12% 24% 1% 184
Kansas 59% 10% 10% 20% 1% 165
Kentucky 61% 8% 6% 23% 2% 289
Louisiana 62% 12% 4% 20% 1% 328
Maine 51% 10% 7% 31% 1% 108
Maryland 57% 15% 8% 20% < 1% 327
Massachusetts 39% 11% 10% 40% < 1% 251
Michigan 56% 10% 9% 23% 2% 513
Minnesota 54% 11% 13% 22% < 1% 281
Mississippi 73% 10% 3% 13% 1% 233
Missouri 61% 14% 7% 18% < 1% 356
Montana 65% 6% 6% 23% < 1% 139
Nebraska 48% 13% 8% 30% 1% 179
Nevada 56% 15% 8% 21% < 1% 133
New Hampshire 46% 16% 9% 29% < 1% 107
New Jersey 48% 14% 9% 28% 1% 434
New Mexico 59% 14% 5% 21% < 1% 169
New York 51% 11% 9% 28% 2% 882
North Carolina 63% 15% 6% 14% 1% 639
North Dakota 39% 23% 10% 28% 1% 197
Ohio 57% 12% 6% 24% < 1% 673
Oklahoma 66% 14% 6% 13% < 1% 251
Oregon 60% 13% 9% 17% 1% 174
Pennsylvania 56% 10% 11% 22% 1% 739
Rhode Island 45% 14% 6% 34% 1% 149
South Carolina 67% 13% 7% 11% 1% 346
South Dakota 45% 13% 9% 33% 1% 175
Tennessee 73% 9% 4% 12% 2% 475
Texas 61% 13% 7% 19% 1% 1,611
Utah 79% 5% 7% 6% 2% 191
Virginia 64% 12% 6% 17% 1% 503
Washington 56% 16% 9% 19% < 1% 312
West Virginia 66% 15% 4% 15% < 1% 197
Wisconsin 49% 18% 7% 25% < 1% 279
Wyoming 57% 12% 8% 23% 1% 166

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 397. 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.
Alabama 62% 24% 5% 5% 4% 397
Alaska 47% 32% 3% 14% 4% 124
Arizona 45% 36% 3% 8% 8% 335
Arkansas 55% 28% 3% 9% 5% 217
California 47% 31% 4% 12% 6% 1,666
Colorado 42% 32% 4% 10% 11% 230
Connecticut 40% 33% 3% 15% 9% 156
Delaware 40% 33% 10% 10% 8% 147
District of Columbia 45% 38% 2% 11% 4% 140
Florida 49% 28% 5% 11% 7% 1,058
Georgia 55% 31% 3% 6% 5% 626
Hawaii 44% 24% 4% 21% 7% 134
Idaho 42% 38% 3% 11% 6% 168
Illinois 41% 37% 3% 12% 6% 696
Indiana 54% 30% 5% 6% 6% 381
Iowa 35% 42% 4% 10% 9% 184
Kansas 45% 40% 4% 7% 4% 165
Kentucky 58% 25% 3% 9% 5% 289
Louisiana 56% 30% 3% 7% 4% 328
Maine 44% 27% 8% 11% 11% 108
Maryland 44% 32% 3% 15% 6% 327
Massachusetts 34% 30% 4% 22% 9% 251
Michigan 48% 33% 5% 9% 6% 513
Minnesota 43% 33% 5% 12% 7% 281
Mississippi 68% 18% 6% 5% 3% 233
Missouri 46% 35% 4% 9% 5% 356
Montana 41% 35% 6% 9% 8% 139
Nebraska 45% 39% 4% 4% 7% 179
Nevada 47% 33% 2% 11% 6% 133
New Hampshire 39% 34% 2% 16% 8% 107
New Jersey 41% 34% 5% 13% 8% 434
New Mexico 49% 25% 6% 13% 8% 169
New York 42% 32% 4% 15% 6% 882
North Carolina 51% 27% 6% 8% 8% 639
North Dakota 45% 40% 3% 9% 3% 197
Ohio 46% 34% 4% 10% 6% 673
Oklahoma 52% 27% 2% 13% 6% 251
Oregon 38% 36% 7% 13% 6% 174
Pennsylvania 47% 35% 3% 9% 6% 739
Rhode Island 34% 35% 2% 23% 5% 149
South Carolina 63% 25% 2% 5% 6% 346
South Dakota 44% 38% 1% 5% 11% 175
Tennessee 58% 24% 6% 6% 7% 475
Texas 54% 27% 3% 9% 6% 1,611
Utah 32% 53% 5% 7% 2% 191
Virginia 57% 24% 4% 8% 7% 503
Washington 43% 36% 4% 12% 5% 312
West Virginia 63% 21% 7% 4% 5% 197
Wisconsin 47% 33% 6% 9% 4% 279
Wyoming 51% 29% 7% 7% 5% 166

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very important who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 397. 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.
Alabama 93% 3% 4% 397
Alaska 81% 14% 5% 124
Arizona 88% 7% 6% 335
Arkansas 90% 3% 6% 217
California 85% 9% 6% 1,666
Colorado 75% 11% 13% 230
Connecticut 87% 6% 7% 156
Delaware 88% 6% 6% 147
District of Columbia 89% 6% 5% 140
Florida 87% 8% 5% 1,058
Georgia 91% 4% 5% 626
Hawaii 82% 10% 7% 134
Idaho 85% 10% 6% 168
Illinois 86% 7% 7% 696
Indiana 88% 6% 6% 381
Iowa 92% 4% 5% 184
Kansas 89% 6% 5% 165
Kentucky 92% 4% 4% 289
Louisiana 89% 6% 6% 328
Maine 82% 13% 5% 108
Maryland 87% 8% 5% 327
Massachusetts 84% 9% 7% 251
Michigan 87% 5% 8% 513
Minnesota 87% 7% 6% 281
Mississippi 93% 3% 4% 233
Missouri 88% 7% 4% 356
Montana 90% 5% 5% 139
Nebraska 90% 6% 4% 179
Nevada 85% 8% 7% 133
New Hampshire 77% 18% 5% 107
New Jersey 92% 4% 5% 434
New Mexico 84% 11% 5% 169
New York 86% 8% 6% 882
North Carolina 89% 5% 6% 639
North Dakota 90% 5% 5% 197
Ohio 90% 5% 5% 673
Oklahoma 92% 6% 3% 251
Oregon 86% 9% 5% 174
Pennsylvania 88% 6% 6% 739
Rhode Island 90% 6% 4% 149
South Carolina 88% 5% 6% 346
South Dakota 90% 3% 7% 175
Tennessee 90% 4% 6% 475
Texas 87% 7% 6% 1,611
Utah 97% 2% 1% 191
Virginia 91% 4% 5% 503
Washington 81% 11% 7% 312
West Virginia 94% 2% 5% 197
Wisconsin 89% 3% 8% 279
Wyoming 86% 7% 6% 166

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very important who …in hell

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 397. 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.
Alabama 81% 11% 8% 397
Alaska 75% 20% 5% 124
Arizona 69% 22% 8% 335
Arkansas 85% 11% 5% 217
California 69% 23% 8% 1,666
Colorado 70% 18% 12% 230
Connecticut 64% 25% 11% 156
Delaware 68% 20% 12% 147
District of Columbia 73% 17% 10% 140
Florida 75% 18% 8% 1,058
Georgia 80% 13% 7% 626
Hawaii 72% 20% 8% 134
Idaho 71% 21% 8% 168
Illinois 74% 17% 8% 696
Indiana 79% 14% 8% 381
Iowa 75% 15% 9% 184
Kansas 80% 11% 10% 165
Kentucky 86% 10% 4% 289
Louisiana 78% 14% 8% 328
Maine 72% 21% 7% 108
Maryland 70% 23% 7% 327
Massachusetts 57% 33% 10% 251
Michigan 75% 17% 8% 513
Minnesota 70% 20% 10% 281
Mississippi 82% 14% 4% 233
Missouri 78% 14% 8% 356
Montana 64% 31% 5% 139
Nebraska 77% 18% 5% 179
Nevada 67% 22% 11% 133
New Hampshire 66% 31% 4% 107
New Jersey 70% 21% 10% 434
New Mexico 70% 22% 7% 169
New York 67% 23% 10% 882
North Carolina 83% 11% 7% 639
North Dakota 72% 22% 6% 197
Ohio 76% 17% 7% 673
Oklahoma 77% 18% 5% 251
Oregon 66% 24% 10% 174
Pennsylvania 73% 18% 9% 739
Rhode Island 74% 18% 8% 149
South Carolina 80% 10% 10% 346
South Dakota 73% 16% 11% 175
Tennessee 86% 9% 4% 475
Texas 76% 17% 7% 1,611
Utah 60% 35% 5% 191
Virginia 79% 14% 7% 503
Washington 61% 29% 10% 312
West Virginia 89% 8% 4% 197
Wisconsin 74% 16% 10% 279
Wyoming 69% 25% 7% 166

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very important who identify as…

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 397. 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.
Alabama 49% 13% 39% 397
Alaska 52% 31% 17% 124
Arizona 48% 22% 30% 335
Arkansas 47% 17% 37% 217
California 34% 22% 45% 1,666
Colorado 52% 14% 34% 230
Connecticut 36% 19% 45% 156
Delaware 33% 12% 56% 147
District of Columbia 13% 19% 68% 140
Florida 39% 19% 42% 1,058
Georgia 43% 18% 39% 626
Hawaii 34% 22% 44% 134
Idaho 61% 15% 23% 168
Illinois 40% 18% 42% 696
Indiana 48% 17% 35% 381
Iowa 52% 16% 32% 184
Kansas 61% 15% 23% 165
Kentucky 49% 14% 37% 289
Louisiana 43% 13% 44% 328
Maine 53% 22% 25% 108
Maryland 33% 12% 55% 327
Massachusetts 27% 19% 55% 251
Michigan 40% 17% 43% 513
Minnesota 50% 12% 38% 281
Mississippi 46% 12% 42% 233
Missouri 45% 17% 38% 356
Montana 55% 20% 24% 139
Nebraska 59% 12% 29% 179
Nevada 48% 13% 39% 133
New Hampshire 46% 21% 34% 107
New Jersey 33% 20% 48% 434
New Mexico 44% 18% 37% 169
New York 34% 20% 46% 882
North Carolina 43% 16% 41% 639
North Dakota 57% 19% 24% 197
Ohio 48% 16% 37% 673
Oklahoma 51% 16% 34% 251
Oregon 44% 22% 34% 174
Pennsylvania 47% 13% 40% 739
Rhode Island 32% 28% 40% 149
South Carolina 46% 16% 38% 346
South Dakota 56% 9% 35% 175
Tennessee 54% 13% 32% 475
Texas 42% 22% 37% 1,611
Utah 75% 10% 15% 191
Virginia 48% 18% 34% 503
Washington 46% 24% 30% 312
West Virginia 49% 9% 42% 197
Wisconsin 51% 20% 30% 279
Wyoming 68% 15% 17% 166

Political ideology among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

State Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 397. 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.
Alabama 56% 26% 10% 9% 397
Alaska 50% 32% 11% 7% 124
Arizona 52% 27% 14% 7% 335
Arkansas 50% 30% 14% 6% 217
California 42% 32% 20% 6% 1,666
Colorado 47% 29% 18% 6% 230
Connecticut 33% 34% 25% 7% 156
Delaware 34% 36% 24% 6% 147
District of Columbia 24% 48% 16% 13% 140
Florida 47% 28% 18% 8% 1,058
Georgia 49% 31% 13% 7% 626
Hawaii 35% 43% 13% 9% 134
Idaho 54% 28% 11% 7% 168
Illinois 43% 32% 20% 6% 696
Indiana 53% 27% 13% 6% 381
Iowa 54% 23% 18% 5% 184
Kansas 50% 32% 16% 2% 165
Kentucky 50% 27% 15% 8% 289
Louisiana 55% 27% 11% 7% 328
Maine 54% 28% 12% 6% 108
Maryland 34% 34% 25% 7% 327
Massachusetts 30% 36% 26% 9% 251
Michigan 48% 23% 20% 9% 513
Minnesota 51% 28% 18% 4% 281
Mississippi 55% 24% 14% 6% 233
Missouri 50% 25% 17% 8% 356
Montana 59% 23% 14% 4% 139
Nebraska 53% 30% 10% 7% 179
Nevada 48% 31% 16% 6% 133
New Hampshire 58% 29% 12% 1% 107
New Jersey 37% 39% 17% 8% 434
New Mexico 44% 29% 15% 11% 169
New York 41% 31% 22% 6% 882
North Carolina 50% 28% 17% 5% 639
North Dakota 58% 22% 15% 5% 197
Ohio 51% 30% 13% 6% 673
Oklahoma 45% 38% 11% 5% 251
Oregon 40% 30% 23% 7% 174
Pennsylvania 49% 26% 16% 8% 739
Rhode Island 38% 39% 15% 8% 149
South Carolina 51% 33% 10% 6% 346
South Dakota 60% 28% 9% 4% 175
Tennessee 54% 23% 15% 8% 475
Texas 47% 27% 17% 9% 1,611
Utah 59% 26% 12% 2% 191
Virginia 50% 32% 13% 5% 503
Washington 46% 29% 18% 7% 312
West Virginia 58% 28% 8% 6% 197
Wisconsin 53% 31% 12% 5% 279
Wyoming 57% 23% 11% 9% 166

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very important who would rather have…

State Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 397. 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.
Alabama 54% 41% 2% 2% 397
Alaska 69% 27% < 1% 4% 124
Arizona 59% 34% 3% 4% 335
Arkansas 51% 45% 1% 4% 217
California 41% 52% 4% 3% 1,666
Colorado 56% 35% 5% 3% 230
Connecticut 52% 44% 3% 1% 156
Delaware 39% 48% 6% 7% 147
District of Columbia 24% 66% 5% 5% 140
Florida 46% 46% 4% 4% 1,058
Georgia 50% 44% 3% 4% 626
Hawaii 56% 36% 4% 4% 134
Idaho 71% 25% 2% 1% 168
Illinois 52% 42% 3% 3% 696
Indiana 59% 35% 3% 4% 381
Iowa 66% 30% < 1% 3% 184
Kansas 72% 24% 2% 2% 165
Kentucky 54% 36% 5% 5% 289
Louisiana 49% 45% 2% 4% 328
Maine 66% 20% 6% 7% 108
Maryland 46% 45% 2% 6% 327
Massachusetts 45% 46% 4% 5% 251
Michigan 58% 35% 3% 4% 513
Minnesota 65% 29% 2% 5% 281
Mississippi 53% 42% 2% 3% 233
Missouri 64% 29% 3% 3% 356
Montana 72% 19% 6% 3% 139
Nebraska 71% 25% 1% 3% 179
Nevada 60% 35% 4% 1% 133
New Hampshire 75% 21% 1% 3% 107
New Jersey 42% 52% 2% 4% 434
New Mexico 51% 43% 3% 4% 169
New York 38% 56% 2% 4% 882
North Carolina 52% 40% 3% 5% 639
North Dakota 68% 27% 2% 4% 197
Ohio 59% 35% 2% 4% 673
Oklahoma 61% 32% 4% 4% 251
Oregon 60% 31% 2% 7% 174
Pennsylvania 61% 33% 3% 4% 739
Rhode Island 56% 34% 2% 8% 149
South Carolina 53% 39% 2% 6% 346
South Dakota 73% 23% 3% 1% 175
Tennessee 57% 35% 3% 5% 475
Texas 47% 46% 3% 4% 1,611
Utah 76% 18% 2% 5% 191
Virginia 58% 36% 2% 3% 503
Washington 60% 33% 4% 3% 312
West Virginia 63% 28% 4% 5% 197
Wisconsin 65% 30% 3% 3% 279
Wyoming 74% 20% 1% 5% 166

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 397. 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.
Alabama 52% 42% 5% 2% 397
Alaska 55% 35% 7% 3% 124
Arizona 54% 38% 4% 4% 335
Arkansas 53% 45% 2% 1% 217
California 42% 52% 4% 2% 1,666
Colorado 54% 40% 3% 3% 230
Connecticut 41% 55% 4% < 1% 156
Delaware 51% 45% 2% 2% 147
District of Columbia 19% 74% 5% 2% 140
Florida 45% 48% 5% 2% 1,058
Georgia 51% 43% 4% 2% 626
Hawaii 47% 46% 7% < 1% 134
Idaho 53% 38% 6% 3% 168
Illinois 48% 46% 4% 2% 696
Indiana 57% 36% 5% 2% 381
Iowa 47% 49% 4% < 1% 184
Kansas 58% 38% 4% < 1% 165
Kentucky 50% 39% 7% 4% 289
Louisiana 50% 44% 2% 3% 328
Maine 46% 41% 8% 5% 108
Maryland 45% 51% 2% 2% 327
Massachusetts 40% 51% 3% 5% 251
Michigan 47% 47% 4% 2% 513
Minnesota 49% 47% 3% 1% 281
Mississippi 52% 41% 4% 3% 233
Missouri 51% 44% 4% 2% 356
Montana 64% 31% 2% 3% 139
Nebraska 60% 36% 2% 2% 179
Nevada 47% 49% 3% 1% 133
New Hampshire 52% 44% 4% < 1% 107
New Jersey 38% 55% 2% 4% 434
New Mexico 45% 50% 2% 4% 169
New York 40% 52% 6% 3% 882
North Carolina 45% 48% 5% 2% 639
North Dakota 56% 38% 5% 1% 197
Ohio 49% 46% 3% 2% 673
Oklahoma 53% 41% 4% 2% 251
Oregon 44% 47% 7% 1% 174
Pennsylvania 51% 41% 5% 3% 739
Rhode Island 49% 47% 2% 2% 149
South Carolina 44% 48% 6% 2% 346
South Dakota 54% 42% 2% 1% 175
Tennessee 49% 45% 4% 2% 475
Texas 48% 45% 4% 3% 1,611
Utah 66% 32% 2% 1% 191
Virginia 52% 41% 4% 3% 503
Washington 50% 43% 5% 2% 312
West Virginia 51% 43% 5% 1% 197
Wisconsin 53% 39% 4% 3% 279
Wyoming 69% 25% 4% 2% 166

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very important who say abortion should be…

State Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 397. 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.
Alabama 31% 64% 5% 397
Alaska 34% 63% 3% 124
Arizona 31% 64% 5% 335
Arkansas 31% 66% 3% 217
California 37% 57% 6% 1,666
Colorado 38% 56% 6% 230
Connecticut 54% 41% 6% 156
Delaware 37% 56% 8% 147
District of Columbia 54% 39% 7% 140
Florida 43% 51% 6% 1,058
Georgia 36% 60% 4% 626
Hawaii 48% 49% 4% 134
Idaho 26% 68% 7% 168
Illinois 38% 60% 3% 696
Indiana 28% 66% 5% 381
Iowa 36% 63% 1% 184
Kansas 33% 66% 1% 165
Kentucky 26% 68% 6% 289
Louisiana 30% 66% 5% 328
Maine 38% 59% 3% 108
Maryland 50% 45% 5% 327
Massachusetts 54% 39% 7% 251
Michigan 39% 56% 5% 513
Minnesota 30% 67% 4% 281
Mississippi 26% 69% 5% 233
Missouri 28% 66% 6% 356
Montana 36% 60% 4% 139
Nebraska 33% 64% 3% 179
Nevada 47% 49% 5% 133
New Hampshire 42% 52% 7% 107
New Jersey 45% 51% 4% 434
New Mexico 37% 60% 3% 169
New York 48% 47% 5% 882
North Carolina 38% 55% 7% 639
North Dakota 33% 64% 3% 197
Ohio 35% 61% 4% 673
Oklahoma 39% 57% 4% 251
Oregon 44% 53% 2% 174
Pennsylvania 34% 62% 5% 739
Rhode Island 44% 48% 9% 149
South Carolina 33% 61% 6% 346
South Dakota 39% 58% 2% 175
Tennessee 31% 66% 4% 475
Texas 33% 62% 5% 1,611
Utah 26% 72% 2% 191
Virginia 42% 55% 3% 503
Washington 35% 60% 5% 312
West Virginia 24% 69% 7% 197
Wisconsin 36% 61% 3% 279
Wyoming 28% 70% 2% 166

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very important who say homosexuality…

State Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 397. 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.
Alabama 32% 61% 4% 4% 397
Alaska 40% 49% 7% 4% 124
Arizona 48% 38% 7% 7% 335
Arkansas 34% 55% 6% 5% 217
California 53% 38% 4% 4% 1,666
Colorado 49% 41% 4% 6% 230
Connecticut 68% 28% 2% 2% 156
Delaware 48% 45% 2% 5% 147
District of Columbia 51% 41% 3% 5% 140
Florida 49% 40% 6% 5% 1,058
Georgia 39% 51% 5% 5% 626
Hawaii 54% 40% 4% 2% 134
Idaho 39% 51% 7% 3% 168
Illinois 49% 42% 4% 5% 696
Indiana 38% 52% 6% 4% 381
Iowa 48% 45% 5% 1% 184
Kansas 42% 46% 8% 4% 165
Kentucky 32% 56% 6% 6% 289
Louisiana 43% 44% 6% 7% 328
Maine 45% 45% 5% 5% 108
Maryland 50% 39% 9% 2% 327
Massachusetts 66% 23% 4% 7% 251
Michigan 44% 46% 8% 3% 513
Minnesota 46% 49% 2% 3% 281
Mississippi 31% 62% 6% 1% 233
Missouri 42% 50% 3% 6% 356
Montana 37% 50% 7% 5% 139
Nebraska 46% 49% 3% 3% 179
Nevada 52% 43% 3% 2% 133
New Hampshire 50% 37% 7% 6% 107
New Jersey 59% 34% 2% 5% 434
New Mexico 45% 47% 4% 4% 169
New York 56% 34% 5% 5% 882
North Carolina 42% 47% 6% 5% 639
North Dakota 43% 49% 5% 2% 197
Ohio 44% 47% 4% 4% 673
Oklahoma 42% 51% 5% 2% 251
Oregon 45% 45% 7% 3% 174
Pennsylvania 44% 47% 6% 4% 739
Rhode Island 64% 23% 4% 9% 149
South Carolina 41% 53% 4% 2% 346
South Dakota 49% 43% 5% 3% 175
Tennessee 26% 67% 3% 4% 475
Texas 43% 49% 4% 4% 1,611
Utah 39% 53% 5% 2% 191
Virginia 45% 49% 4% 2% 503
Washington 45% 48% 4% 3% 312
West Virginia 33% 60% 3% 4% 197
Wisconsin 50% 46% 1% 3% 279
Wyoming 36% 53% 6% 5% 166

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very important who …same-sex marriage

State Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 397. 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.
Alabama 25% 66% 9% 397
Alaska 40% 54% 6% 124
Arizona 39% 53% 8% 335
Arkansas 27% 60% 13% 217
California 44% 49% 8% 1,666
Colorado 41% 53% 6% 230
Connecticut 59% 39% 3% 156
Delaware 35% 57% 7% 147
District of Columbia 40% 43% 17% 140
Florida 37% 53% 10% 1,058
Georgia 29% 64% 8% 626
Hawaii 44% 46% 10% 134
Idaho 27% 58% 14% 168
Illinois 42% 48% 10% 696
Indiana 28% 63% 9% 381
Iowa 38% 56% 6% 184
Kansas 33% 63% 5% 165
Kentucky 27% 66% 7% 289
Louisiana 30% 62% 8% 328
Maine 40% 53% 7% 108
Maryland 45% 46% 9% 327
Massachusetts 52% 31% 17% 251
Michigan 36% 57% 7% 513
Minnesota 40% 55% 5% 281
Mississippi 21% 72% 7% 233
Missouri 33% 61% 6% 356
Montana 30% 58% 12% 139
Nebraska 39% 58% 3% 179
Nevada 35% 58% 7% 133
New Hampshire 54% 40% 7% 107
New Jersey 41% 47% 12% 434
New Mexico 33% 57% 10% 169
New York 45% 46% 9% 882
North Carolina 32% 58% 10% 639
North Dakota 31% 64% 5% 197
Ohio 34% 58% 8% 673
Oklahoma 32% 62% 6% 251
Oregon 36% 55% 9% 174
Pennsylvania 34% 56% 10% 739
Rhode Island 51% 38% 11% 149
South Carolina 27% 67% 6% 346
South Dakota 40% 55% 6% 175
Tennessee 22% 71% 7% 475
Texas 31% 60% 9% 1,611
Utah 36% 60% 4% 191
Virginia 32% 62% 6% 503
Washington 35% 55% 10% 312
West Virginia 25% 63% 12% 197
Wisconsin 41% 55% 4% 279
Wyoming 33% 60% 7% 166

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 397. 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.
Alabama 48% 44% 3% 6% 397
Alaska 55% 36% 3% 6% 124
Arizona 47% 46% 2% 5% 335
Arkansas 49% 47% 2% 2% 217
California 41% 52% 3% 4% 1,666
Colorado 44% 51% 2% 3% 230
Connecticut 36% 62% 1% 1% 156
Delaware 40% 50% 3% 8% 147
District of Columbia 29% 67% < 1% 3% 140
Florida 43% 51% 2% 4% 1,058
Georgia 42% 53% 2% 3% 626
Hawaii 33% 63% < 1% 3% 134
Idaho 49% 46% 1% 4% 168
Illinois 43% 53% 3% 2% 696
Indiana 48% 48% 2% 2% 381
Iowa 37% 54% 5% 3% 184
Kansas 48% 47% 3% 2% 165
Kentucky 56% 36% 3% 5% 289
Louisiana 49% 46% 2% 3% 328
Maine 37% 56% 3% 3% 108
Maryland 38% 57% 2% 4% 327
Massachusetts 35% 54% 4% 7% 251
Michigan 42% 47% 5% 7% 513
Minnesota 43% 52% 1% 3% 281
Mississippi 44% 48% 5% 3% 233
Missouri 49% 46% 2% 3% 356
Montana 66% 28% 4% 3% 139
Nebraska 47% 46% 3% 5% 179
Nevada 43% 45% 3% 9% 133
New Hampshire 37% 61% 2% < 1% 107
New Jersey 38% 56% 2% 5% 434
New Mexico 43% 50% 3% 4% 169
New York 35% 58% 2% 5% 882
North Carolina 44% 48% 3% 5% 639
North Dakota 49% 41% 3% 8% 197
Ohio 46% 49% 3% 2% 673
Oklahoma 42% 52% 2% 5% 251
Oregon 47% 47% 3% 2% 174
Pennsylvania 47% 48% 3% 2% 739
Rhode Island 37% 59% < 1% 3% 149
South Carolina 45% 50% 2% 3% 346
South Dakota 52% 44% < 1% 3% 175
Tennessee 47% 45% 3% 5% 475
Texas 41% 52% 3% 4% 1,611
Utah 51% 39% 8% 2% 191
Virginia 46% 51% 2% 2% 503
Washington 35% 57% 5% 4% 312
West Virginia 58% 33% 5% 4% 197
Wisconsin 41% 54% 2% 4% 279
Wyoming 65% 28% 4% 4% 166

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is very important by state

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 397. 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.
Alabama 10% 27% 1% 56% 5% 397
Alaska 14% 26% 3% 51% 6% 124
Arizona 11% 30% 3% 48% 7% 335
Arkansas 10% 32% 3% 52% 3% 217
California 19% 28% 3% 43% 6% 1,666
Colorado 16% 28% 4% 48% 5% 230
Connecticut 17% 33% 1% 44% 5% 156
Delaware 11% 29% 3% 50% 6% 147
District of Columbia 25% 37% 3% 31% 4% 140
Florida 15% 30% 3% 47% 5% 1,058
Georgia 12% 29% 2% 52% 5% 626
Hawaii 16% 33% 3% 44% 4% 134
Idaho 8% 27% 5% 53% 7% 168
Illinois 19% 31% 2% 42% 5% 696
Indiana 10% 31% 2% 55% 3% 381
Iowa 14% 35% 4% 43% 5% 184
Kansas 12% 28% 3% 55% 2% 165
Kentucky 12% 26% 3% 54% 4% 289
Louisiana 14% 26% 4% 50% 7% 328
Maine 14% 27% 8% 45% 7% 108
Maryland 19% 31% 5% 40% 6% 327
Massachusetts 21% 35% 6% 31% 7% 251
Michigan 12% 27% 4% 51% 6% 513
Minnesota 12% 21% 6% 55% 5% 281
Mississippi 11% 21% 3% 60% 5% 233
Missouri 9% 29% 4% 54% 4% 356
Montana 13% 25% < 1% 54% 7% 139
Nebraska 15% 35% 1% 43% 6% 179
Nevada 14% 29% 6% 43% 7% 133
New Hampshire 21% 32% < 1% 44% 3% 107
New Jersey 20% 27% 3% 45% 5% 434
New Mexico 13% 31% 5% 49% 3% 169
New York 16% 29% 4% 45% 6% 882
North Carolina 11% 32% 3% 48% 6% 639
North Dakota 14% 24% 4% 55% 4% 197
Ohio 13% 29% 3% 49% 6% 673
Oklahoma 14% 25% 1% 51% 9% 251
Oregon 13% 26% 4% 48% 9% 174
Pennsylvania 13% 26% 3% 54% 4% 739
Rhode Island 18% 32% 2% 44% 4% 149
South Carolina 11% 28% 2% 55% 4% 346
South Dakota 13% 23% 1% 57% 6% 175
Tennessee 8% 23% 2% 59% 9% 475
Texas 13% 28% 4% 49% 6% 1,611
Utah 8% 30% 4% 54% 4% 191
Virginia 9% 33% 4% 51% 4% 503
Washington 14% 27% 5% 48% 5% 312
West Virginia 8% 22% 4% 59% 6% 197
Wisconsin 12% 32% 1% 45% 9% 279
Wyoming 10% 28% 5% 53% 4% 166