Importance of religion in one's life by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition by importance of religion

% of adults who say religion is…

Religious traditionVery importantSomewhat importantNot too importantNot at all importantDon't knowSample size
Catholic58%32%8%2%< 1%7,202
Evangelical Protestant79%17%2%1%1%8,593
Hindu26%53%15%6%< 1%199
Historically Black Protestant85%12%1%1%< 1%1,916
Jehovah's Witness90%8%< 1%< 1%1%245
Jewish35%36%20%9%< 1%847
Mainline Protestant53%34%10%2%1%6,083
Mormon84%12%3%1%< 1%664
Orthodox Christian52%33%12%3%< 1%186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones")13%21%26%39%1%7,556
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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