Importance of religion in one's life by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area by importance of religion

% of adults who say religion is…

Metro areaVery importantSomewhat importantNot too importantNot at all importantDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area59%22%10%9%1%510
Baltimore Metro Area50%23%13%15%< 1%250
Boston Metro Area36%28%14%21%1%498
Chicago Metro Area47%28%14%10%1%867
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area62%23%7%7%1%659
Detroit Metro Area49%29%10%11%1%374
Houston Metro Area61%22%9%9%< 1%514
Los Angeles Metro Area47%28%12%12%1%1,076
Miami Metro Area57%21%10%12%1%483
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area40%27%16%16%1%342
New York City Metro Area48%27%11%13%1%1,786
Philadelphia Metro Area45%26%14%14%< 1%722
Phoenix Metro Area49%26%12%11%1%397
Pittsburgh Metro Area50%26%12%12%< 1%252
Providence Metro Area42%32%13%13%< 1%351
Riverside, CA Metro Area52%24%11%12%1%373
San Diego Metro Area52%22%11%15%< 1%321
San Francisco Metro Area34%26%21%19%1%485
Seattle Metro Area40%21%18%21%< 1%333
St. Louis Metro Area57%23%10%9%< 1%274
Tampa Metro Area46%25%14%14%< 1%320
Washington, DC Metro Area50%24%12%13%< 1%913
Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.

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