Importance of religion in one's life among adults who pray weekly by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who pray weekly by importance of religion

% of adults who pray weekly who say religion is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrongVery importantSomewhat importantNot too importantNot at all importantDon't knowSample size
Religion72%26%2%1%< 1%1,193
Philosophy/reason32%49%14%4%< 1%700
Common sense34%52%10%3%1%2,793
Science34%52%10%4%< 1%479
Don't know53%31%8%5%2%134
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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