Parent of children under 18 among whites by importance of religion (2014) Switch to: Importance of religion in one's life among whites by parental status

% of whites who are…

Importance of religion in one's lifeParentsNon-parentsSample size
Very important27%73%12,424
Somewhat important27%73%6,107
Not too important25%75%2,980
Not at all important22%78%3,146
Don't know15%85%175
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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