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

% of blacks who say religion is…

Religious traditionVery importantSomewhat importantNot too importantNot at all importantDon't knowSample size
Catholic75%21%2%2%< 1%192
Evangelical Protestant84%13%1%1%1%495
Historically Black Protestant86%12%1%1%< 1%1,798
Mainline Protestant81%16%3%< 1%< 1%159
Unaffiliated (religious "nones")34%28%18%19%< 1%534
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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