Religious tradition among adults ages 65 and older by importance of religion (2014) Switch to: Importance of religion in one's life among adults ages 65 and older by religious group

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Importance of religion in one's lifeBuddhistCatholicEvangelical ProtestantHinduHistorically Black ProtestantJehovah's WitnessJewishMainline ProtestantMormonMuslimOrthodox ChristianOther ChristianOther FaithsOther World ReligionsUnaffiliated (religious "nones")Don't knowSample size
Very important< 1%26%37%< 1%8%1%1%20%2%< 1%< 1%< 1%< 1%< 1%3%< 1%5,785
Somewhat important1%28%21%< 1%2%< 1%5%30%< 1%1%1%1%1%< 1%10%< 1%1,851
Not too important2%20%7%< 1%< 1%< 1%7%27%1%< 1%1%1%2%< 1%31%2%740
Not at all important1%5%3%< 1%< 1%< 1%5%7%< 1%< 1%< 1%< 1%3%< 1%74%1%848
Don't know4%13%19%1%< 1%3%2%32%< 1%< 1%< 1%1%2%1%21%1%103
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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