Importance of religion in one's life among blacks by state (2014) Switch to: State among blacks by importance of religion

% of blacks who say religion is…

StateVery importantSomewhat importantNot too importantNot at all importantDon't knowSample size
Alabama88%6%4%1%< 1%105
District of Columbia67%24%7%2%1%119
Florida79%10%3%8%< 1%227
Illinois65%22%11%2%< 1%156
Louisiana87%11%1%1%< 1%119
Maryland67%22%5%5%< 1%156
Michigan73%18%6%3%< 1%123
Mississippi85%10%3%< 1%2%103
New York65%19%4%10%1%240
North Carolina79%11%7%3%1%183
Ohio81%11%6%3%< 1%102
Pennsylvania68%19%7%7%< 1%112
South Carolina81%13%4%1%1%112
Virginia78%15%4%3%< 1%119
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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