Belief in God among 18-29 year olds

% of 18-29 year olds who say they…

Survey year Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 5,544. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
2014 51% 22% 8% < 1% 16% 3% 5,544
2007 64% 21% 4% < 1% 7% 3% 4,242

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Belief in God among 18-29 year olds by religious group

% of 18-29 year olds who say they…

Religious tradition Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Catholic 55% 32% 8% 1% 3% 1% 890
Evangelical Protestant 83% 14% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 1,092
Historically Black Protestant 84% 14% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 298
Jewish 36% 28% 12% < 1% 22% 2% 104
Mainline Protestant 61% 29% 6% < 1% 1% 2% 586
Mormon 84% 13% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 114
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 21% 20% 14% < 1% 39% 5% 2,003

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DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 62% 38% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 61% 39% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 65% 35% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 471
Do not believe in God 68% 32% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 60% 40% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 158

Gender composition among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 46% 54% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 50% 50% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 58% 42% 471
Do not believe in God 62% 38% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 60% 40% 158

Racial and ethnic composition among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,714. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 50% 20% 4% 20% 5% 2,714
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 11% 7% 23% 5% 1,206
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 56% 5% 12% 22% 4% 468
Do not believe in God 68% 3% 11% 14% 4% 935
Other/don't know if they believe in God 71% 6% 3% 11% 8% 154

Immigrant status among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,695. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 14% 16% 70% 2,695
Believe in God; fairly certain 17% 16% 67% 1,200
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 23% 58% 463
Do not believe in God 14% 19% 67% 932
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 14% 83% 156

Income distribution among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who have a household income of…

Belief in God Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,407. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 45% 22% 23% 11% 2,407
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 22% 24% 11% 1,060
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 18% 22% 19% 426
Do not believe in God 34% 22% 26% 18% 851
Other/don't know if they believe in God 40% 19% 26% 15% 131

Educational distribution among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,732. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 43% 40% 13% 4% 2,732
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 39% 13% 5% 1,209
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 42% 37% 17% 4% 469
Do not believe in God 34% 38% 21% 6% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 52% 15% 5% 157

Marital status among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,729. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 20% 10% 4% < 1% 66% 2,729
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 16% 4% < 1% 67% 1,209
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 14% 2% < 1% 75% 470
Do not believe in God 9% 13% 2% < 1% 77% 942
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 9% 6% < 1% 70% 157

Parent of children under 18 among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,727. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 28% 72% 2,727
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 78% 1,211
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 13% 87% 471
Do not believe in God 8% 92% 942
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 84% 158

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who say religion is…

Belief in God Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 67% 26% 4% 3% < 1% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 49% 22% 7% < 1% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 28% 43% 23% < 1% 471
Do not believe in God 2% 7% 28% 62% 1% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 20% 35% 38% 2% 158

Attendance at religious services among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who attend religious services…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 43% 39% 17% < 1% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 48% 34% < 1% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 36% 59% < 1% 471
Do not believe in God 1% 21% 77% 1% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 28% 66% 1% 158

Frequency of prayer among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 66% 21% 4% 9% < 1% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 25% 14% 33% < 1% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 11% 12% 11% 65% < 1% 471
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 3% 95% < 1% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 9% 8% 75% 2% 158

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who attend prayer group…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 29% 15% 11% 44% < 1% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 9% 11% 8% 72% < 1% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 5% 3% 88% < 1% 471
Do not believe in God 1% 2% 3% 95% < 1% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 2% 5% 87% 2% 158

Frequency of meditation among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who meditate…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 37% 9% 4% 49% 1% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 12% 5% 58% 1% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 15% 6% 59% 1% 471
Do not believe in God 16% 8% 6% 70% 1% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 8% 3% 65% 1% 158

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 65% 17% 9% 8% 1% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 25% 14% 19% 1% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 23% 14% 35% < 1% 471
Do not believe in God 30% 18% 9% 42% 1% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 39% 13% 5% 36% 7% 158

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 47% 20% 11% 21% 1% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 19% 14% 20% < 1% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 53% 18% 12% 16% 1% 471
Do not believe in God 49% 20% 11% 20% 1% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 60% 21% 10% 8% 1% 158

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in God Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 40% 11% 40% 6% 2% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 19% 57% 12% 1% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 26% 53% 16% 2% 471
Do not believe in God 2% 20% 49% 29% 1% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 27% 55% 14% 3% 158

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who say…

Belief in God There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 30% 68% 1% 1% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 80% 1% < 1% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 13% 87% < 1% 1% 471
Do not believe in God 12% 87% < 1% < 1% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 90% 2% < 1% 158

Frequency of reading scripture among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who read scripture…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 44% 16% 9% 30% 1% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 14% 13% 9% 64% < 1% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 6% 9% 80% < 1% 471
Do not believe in God 2% 3% 5% 90% < 1% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 7% 6% 80% 2% 158

Interpreting scripture among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in God Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 34% 41% 3% 17% 6% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 33% < 1% 48% 7% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 9% < 1% 80% 7% 471
Do not believe in God < 1% 2% < 1% 96% 3% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% 4% 1% 80% 15% 158

Belief in Heaven among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 88% 8% 4% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 77% 18% 5% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 46% 42% 12% 471
Do not believe in God 7% 88% 5% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 38% 39% 158

Belief in Hell among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 76% 20% 4% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 58% 36% 6% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 54% 10% 471
Do not believe in God 6% 90% 3% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 47% 31% 158

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 40% 21% 39% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 21% 49% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 20% 57% 471
Do not believe in God 16% 20% 65% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 27% 54% 158

Political ideology among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 34% 36% 21% 9% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 40% 32% 7% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 40% 39% 6% 471
Do not believe in God 12% 31% 50% 6% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 43% 39% 9% 158

Views about size of government among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 44% 52% 2% 3% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 53% 1% 3% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 44% 50% 3% 4% 471
Do not believe in God 40% 55% 2% 3% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 50% 34% 6% 10% 158

Views about government aid to the poor among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in God Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 45% 50% 4% 1% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 56% 3% 2% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 59% 3% 1% 471
Do not believe in God 30% 66% 3% 1% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 36% 54% 7% 2% 158

Views about abortion among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who say abortion should be…

Belief in God Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 40% 58% 3% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 61% 37% 3% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 77% 20% 2% 471
Do not believe in God 84% 14% 2% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 80% 15% 5% 158

Views about homosexuality among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 63% 31% 4% 3% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 87% 11% 2% 1% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 89% 8% 1% 2% 471
Do not believe in God 95% 3% 1% 1% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 91% 4% 3% 2% 158

Views about same-sex marriage among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 56% 39% 6% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 81% 15% 4% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 86% 11% 3% 471
Do not believe in God 93% 5% 2% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 89% 8% 3% 158

Views about environmental regulation among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who say…

Belief in God Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 38% 57% 2% 2% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 65% 2% 2% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 69% 1% 2% 471
Do not believe in God 18% 79% 2% 1% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 63% 3% 8% 158

Views about human evolution among 18-29 year olds by belief in God

% of 18-29 year olds who say humans…

Belief in God Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 21% 33% 3% 39% 3% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 50% 28% 4% 17% 2% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 70% 13% 3% 12% 2% 471
Do not believe in God 88% 5% 1% 5% < 1% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 70% 14% 13% 1% 2% 158