The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Religious Guidance in Day-to-Day Living 1980-2016

  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12 '16
Some 20
(276)
** 19
(368)
21
(229)
20
(349)
21
(406)
19
(428)
20
(349)
17
(294)
19
(243)
17
(308)
19
(282)
18
(218)
17
(381)
15
(874)
13
(546)
Quite a Bit 21
(286)
** 23
(435)
24
(252)
22
(380)
22
(436)
23
(522)
21
(373)
24
(415)
24
(298)
22
(390)
18
(273)
24
(288)
20
(472)
20
(1160)
18
(748)
A Great Deal 35
(486)
** 37
(709)
33
(358)
36
(636)
36
(704)
37
(845)
36
(627)
36
(621)
35
(438)
37
(672)
38
(572)
35
(421)
35
(797)
32
(1908)
34
(1449)
Relig. Not Important 25
(346)
** 21
(396)
22
(230)
22
(390)
21
(408)
22
(494)
23
(407)
22
(372)
23
(289)
24
(428)
25
(370)
23
(273)
29
(659)
33
(1933)
35
(1482)
N 1394 0 1908 1069 1755 1954 2289 1756 1702 1268 1798 1497 1200 2309 5875 4225

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 1B.4.

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Question Text:

(IF RELIGION IS IMPORTANT:) "Would you say that (1996-later: would you say your) religion provides some guidance in your day-to-day living, quite a bit of guidance, or a great deal of guidance in your day-to-day living (1996-later: life)?"

Note:

[This question is preceded by: 'Do you consider religion to be an important part of your life, or not?']

2012 and 2016 data are for the combined (face-to-face and internet) sample.

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