U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QF2

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Q.F2. How important is religion in your life-very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important?
  1) Very important
  2) Somewhat important
  3) Not too important
  4) Not at all important
  9) (VOL) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 53.2% 53.2%
Somewhat important 24.5% 77.7%
Not too important 10.8% 88.5%
Not at all important 10.8% 99.3%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused .7% 100%
Total N = 35071

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 46.8% 59.3% 53.2%
Somewhat important 25.9% 23.1% 24.5%
Not too important 12.5% 9.1% 10.8%
Not at all important 14.0% 7.8% 10.8%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.6% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35071


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
Very important 66.6% 51.8% 45.4% 56.3% 39.7% 52.9%
Somewhat important 21.7% 24.3% 26.9% 21.2% 23.3% 24.5%
Not too important 6.9% 11.1% 13.3% 10.3% 12.0% 10.9%
Not at all important 4.5% 12.4% 13.7% 10.5% 22.9% 11.0%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.5% 0.8% 1.7% 2.1% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34112


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $40,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Very important 60.1% 55.0% 51.5% 47.9% 42.2% 52.0%
Somewhat important 22.7% 24.7% 25.8% 25.1% 27.0% 25.0%
Not too important 8.1% 10.3% 11.1% 13.3% 14.4% 11.1%
Not at all important 8.3% 9.6% 11.2% 12.8% 16.0% 11.3%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.5% 0.4% 0.8% 0.3% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
30490


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) TOTAL
Very important 66.5% 55.3% 52.9% 46.6% 46.2% 53.2%
Somewhat important 21.5% 25.4% 24.4% 25.1% 23.8% 24.5%
Not too important 4.8% 9.5% 11.2% 13.6% 14.0% 10.8%
Not at all important 6.3% 9.1% 10.7% 14.1% 15.3% 10.9%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 0.9% 0.6% 0.8% 0.7% 0.8% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34868


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
Very important 39.5% 47.0% 54.8% 58.6% 63.1% 53.0%
Somewhat important 28.3% 26.1% 24.6% 24.7% 20.3% 24.6%
Not too important 15.9% 12.8% 9.9% 8.2% 7.8% 10.8%
Not at all important 15.9% 13.5% 10.1% 7.9% 7.8% 10.9%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.6% 0.7% 0.6% 1.0% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34345



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