Belief in God among 50-64 year olds

% of 50-64 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 = 10,296. 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 69% 19% 4% 1% 6% 2% 10,296
2007 73% 16% 3% 1% 4% 3% 10,484

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Belief in God among 50-64 year olds by religious group

% of 50-64 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 66% 27% 4% 1% 1% 1% 2,277
Evangelical Protestant 90% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,758
Historically Black Protestant 89% 9% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 622
Jewish 41% 26% 15% < 1% 13% 5% 236
Mainline Protestant 70% 23% 4% 1% 2% 1% 1,819
Mormon 92% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 168
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 33% 24% 10% 1% 26% 6% 1,838

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DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,919. 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 < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 442
Do not believe in God < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 218

Gender composition among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,919. 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% 56% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 46% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 59% 41% 442
Do not believe in God 67% 33% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 61% 39% 218

Racial and ethnic composition among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 year olds who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,795. 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 70% 14% 2% 10% 4% 6,795
Believe in God; fairly certain 73% 5% 3% 17% 3% 1,909
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 77% 6% 5% 10% 2% 437
Do not believe in God 87% 3% 3% 5% 2% 719
Other/don't know if they believe in God 86% 5% 4% 3% 2% 211

Immigrant status among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,855. 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 10% 6% 84% 6,855
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 6% 74% 1,909
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 9% 72% 439
Do not believe in God 9% 10% 81% 718
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 6% 84% 216

Income distribution among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 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 = 6,140. 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% 19% 28% 19% 6,140
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 20% 26% 26% 1,743
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 13% 31% 32% 406
Do not believe in God 17% 13% 31% 39% 677
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 15% 22% 44% 175

Educational distribution among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 year olds who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,895. 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% 31% 15% 9% 6,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 28% 18% 13% 1,919
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 23% 23% 19% 441
Do not believe in God 27% 25% 25% 23% 721
Other/don't know if they believe in God 30% 23% 25% 22% 218

Marital status among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,894. 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 60% 4% 21% 6% 9% 6,894
Believe in God; fairly certain 58% 7% 19% 5% 11% 1,919
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 63% 7% 15% 4% 11% 439
Do not believe in God 61% 8% 18% 2% 11% 722
Other/don't know if they believe in God 65% 5% 15% 2% 13% 214

Parent of children under 18 among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,906. 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 15% 85% 6,906
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 82% 1,920
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 11% 89% 441
Do not believe in God 14% 86% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 85% 218

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 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 = 6,919. 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 75% 18% 3% 2% 1% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 47% 16% 7% < 1% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 12% 32% 36% 19% 1% 442
Do not believe in God 3% 7% 23% 66% 1% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 23% 30% 33% 5% 218

Attendance at religious services among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 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 = 6,919. 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 48% 33% 18% < 1% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 42% 39% < 1% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 11% 33% 56% < 1% 442
Do not believe in God 2% 17% 81% < 1% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 26% 61% 7% 218

Frequency of prayer among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 year olds who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,919. 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% 15% 3% 5% 1% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 24% 12% 27% 1% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 15% 11% 53% < 1% 442
Do not believe in God 3% 2% 2% 93% < 1% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 4% 5% 67% 10% 218

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 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 = 6,919. 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 36% 10% 9% 45% < 1% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 6% 7% 77% < 1% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 5% 4% 85% < 1% 442
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 1% 97% < 1% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 4% 3% 85% 3% 218

Frequency of meditation among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 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 = 6,919. 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 51% 7% 3% 37% 2% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 10% 5% 51% 1% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 10% 6% 54% < 1% 442
Do not believe in God 20% 7% 4% 68% < 1% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 30% 12% 4% 49% 6% 218

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 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 = 6,919. 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 73% 12% 7% 8% 1% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 17% 15% 23% 1% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 16% 14% 35% 1% 442
Do not believe in God 29% 13% 9% 46% 3% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 36% 13% 12% 30% 8% 218

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 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 = 6,919. 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% 14% 11% 24% 1% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 19% 17% 22% 1% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 44% 15% 13% 27% 1% 442
Do not believe in God 46% 14% 14% 25% 1% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 48% 14% 12% 23% 2% 218

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 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 = 6,919. 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 49% 6% 38% 4% 2% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 13% 57% 12% 3% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 17% 56% 16% 1% 442
Do not believe in God 2% 20% 55% 22% 2% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 14% 56% 16% 9% 218

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 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 = 6,919. 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% 54% 2% 1% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 69% 2% 1% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 72% 2% 1% 442
Do not believe in God 18% 80% 1% 1% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 73% 3% 4% 218

Frequency of reading scripture among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 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 = 6,919. 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 51% 11% 8% 29% 1% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 9% 10% 66% < 1% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 8% 5% 79% < 1% 442
Do not believe in God 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 3% 9% 75% 4% 218

Interpreting scripture among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 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 = 6,919. 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% 29% 4% 14% 7% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 26% 2% 49% 8% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 11% < 1% 78% 5% 442
Do not believe in God 1% 2% < 1% 92% 4% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 5% 2% 72% 20% 218

Belief in Heaven among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 year olds who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,919. 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 86% 8% 6% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 68% 22% 10% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 50% 16% 442
Do not believe in God 4% 93% 4% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 48% 37% 218

Belief in Hell among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 year olds who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,919. 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 71% 20% 8% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 43% 10% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 67% 11% 442
Do not believe in God 3% 94% 3% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 60% 28% 218

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 year olds who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,919. 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% 15% 41% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 16% 50% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 15% 64% 442
Do not believe in God 21% 16% 63% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 28% 47% 218

Political ideology among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,919. 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% 30% 17% 5% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 39% 27% 4% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 32% 40% 7% 442
Do not believe in God 15% 29% 51% 5% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 37% 34% 11% 218

Views about size of government among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 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 = 6,919. 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 57% 36% 3% 3% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 52% 41% 3% 4% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 42% 48% 5% 4% 442
Do not believe in God 43% 50% 4% 3% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 51% 34% 7% 8% 218

Views about government aid to the poor among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 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 = 6,919. 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 49% 45% 4% 2% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 52% 3% 2% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 62% 3% 2% 442
Do not believe in God 26% 68% 5% 1% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 35% 53% 8% 5% 218

Views about abortion among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 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 = 6,919. 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% 51% 5% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 67% 29% 4% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 80% 17% 2% 442
Do not believe in God 89% 8% 3% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 80% 12% 8% 218

Views about homosexuality among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 year olds who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,919. 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 48% 43% 5% 4% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 75% 18% 4% 3% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 81% 14% 3% 2% 442
Do not believe in God 85% 11% 3% 2% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 74% 12% 6% 8% 218

Views about same-sex marriage among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 year olds who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,919. 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% 55% 8% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 63% 28% 8% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 76% 19% 5% 442
Do not believe in God 85% 11% 4% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 70% 16% 13% 218

Views about environmental regulation among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 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 = 6,919. 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% 49% 2% 3% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 60% 2% 3% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 68% 3% < 1% 442
Do not believe in God 23% 75% 1% 1% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 24% 67% 4% 6% 218

Views about human evolution among 50-64 year olds by belief in God

% of 50-64 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 = 6,919. 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% 31% 3% 48% 4% 6,919
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 26% 6% 19% 4% 1,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 64% 9% 7% 18% 2% 442
Do not believe in God 87% 4% 1% 6% 2% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 63% 8% 13% 11% 5% 218