Belief in God among adults who attend services seldom or never

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 10,485. 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 36% 24% 10% 1% 25% 5% 10,485
2007 47% 25% 7% 1% 14% 6% 8,946

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Belief in God among adults who attend services seldom or never by religious group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 107. 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.
Buddhist 29% 27% 11% 2% 27% 4% 107
Catholic 49% 34% 9% 1% 5% 2% 1,326
Evangelical Protestant 75% 20% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 995
Historically Black Protestant 83% 16% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 181
Jewish 22% 26% 17% 1% 29% 6% 270
Mainline Protestant 50% 33% 9% 2% 4% 2% 1,340
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 20% 21% 12% 1% 40% 6% 5,580

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,478. 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 18% 35% 30% 18% 3,478
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 38% 26% 14% 2,506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 31% 19% 13% 1,022
Do not believe in God 36% 36% 16% 12% 2,715
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 35% 21% 15% 521

Generational cohort among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,478. 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 9% 14% 29% 36% 11% 1% 3,478
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 18% 30% 30% 9% 1% 2,506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 20% 24% 24% 8% 1% 1,022
Do not believe in God 24% 21% 26% 20% 7% 1% 2,715
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 20% 28% 25% 9% 1% 521

Gender composition among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,545. 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% 52% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 52% 48% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 58% 42% 1,032
Do not believe in God 65% 35% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 61% 39% 541

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,480. 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% 11% 2% 15% 5% 3,480
Believe in God; fairly certain 75% 5% 3% 13% 4% 2,517
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 72% 5% 6% 14% 3% 1,019
Do not believe in God 79% 2% 7% 9% 3% 2,717
Other/don't know if they believe in God 85% 4% 3% 5% 4% 527

Immigrant status among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,488. 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 12% 9% 78% 3,488
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 9% 78% 2,507
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 14% 15% 71% 1,024
Do not believe in God 11% 15% 74% 2,716
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 10% 81% 530

Income distribution among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 3,057. 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% 21% 20% 13% 3,057
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 22% 26% 19% 2,268
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 17% 28% 22% 940
Do not believe in God 24% 18% 30% 27% 2,508
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 20% 26% 28% 440

Educational distribution among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,519. 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% 33% 11% 6% 3,519
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 33% 15% 10% 2,528
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 38% 29% 20% 13% 1,028
Do not believe in God 29% 30% 24% 16% 2,737
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 34% 23% 16% 538

Marital status among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,525. 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% 9% 19% 8% 24% 3,525
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 13% 14% 4% 25% 2,527
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 38% 11% 9% 4% 38% 1,032
Do not believe in God 38% 12% 9% 2% 38% 2,737
Other/don't know if they believe in God 42% 9% 13% 5% 32% 534

Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,536. 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 25% 75% 3,536
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 72% 2,538
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 78% 1,029
Do not believe in God 22% 78% 2,738
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 79% 538

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 3,545. 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% 34% 11% 10% 1% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 40% 32% 16% 1% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 21% 43% 32% 1% 1,032
Do not believe in God 1% 5% 19% 75% < 1% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 11% 34% 49% 2% 541

Frequency of prayer among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,545. 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 54% 19% 7% 19% 1% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 19% 11% 46% 1% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 11% 10% 8% 70% < 1% 1,032
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 5% 5% 81% 2% 541

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 3,545. 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 8% 3% 3% 86% 1% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 2% 2% 2% 94% < 1% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 1% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 1,032
Do not believe in God < 1% < 1% 1% 99% < 1% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 1% 1% 96% 1% 541

Frequency of meditation among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 3,545. 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 39% 7% 3% 50% 2% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 10% 5% 60% < 1% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 10% 5% 62% 1% 1,032
Do not believe in God 17% 8% 5% 69% 1% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 8% 5% 65% 2% 541

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 3,545. 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% 14% 10% 18% 1% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 17% 14% 32% 1% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 15% 13% 42% 1% 1,032
Do not believe in God 29% 14% 9% 46% 2% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 34% 13% 9% 38% 6% 541

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 3,545. 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% 13% 11% 29% 2% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 17% 16% 26% 1% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 43% 16% 13% 27% < 1% 1,032
Do not believe in God 46% 16% 14% 23% 1% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 45% 18% 15% 21% 2% 541

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 3,545. 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 23% 10% 57% 7% 3% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 6% 15% 65% 12% 2% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 22% 59% 16% 1% 1,032
Do not believe in God 1% 19% 52% 27% 1% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 20% 61% 14% 4% 541

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 3,545. 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% 69% 2% 2% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 75% 1% 1% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 78% 1% 1% 1,032
Do not believe in God 16% 82% 1% 1% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 79% 3% 1% 541

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 3,545. 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% 9% 8% 62% 1% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 5% 5% 7% 83% < 1% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 4% 3% 89% < 1% 1,032
Do not believe in God 1% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 3% 4% 89% 1% 541

Interpreting scripture among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 3,545. 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 27% 28% 3% 33% 9% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 9% 19% 1% 63% 8% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 7% < 1% 82% 6% 1,032
Do not believe in God < 1% 1% < 1% 95% 3% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 1% 1% 81% 17% 541

Belief in Heaven among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,545. 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 78% 14% 8% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 59% 30% 11% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 52% 12% 1,032
Do not believe in God 4% 93% 3% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 51% 34% 541

Belief in Hell among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,545. 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% 31% 9% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 48% 9% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 63% 10% 1,032
Do not believe in God 4% 94% 3% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 62% 28% 541

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,545. 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% 24% 42% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 20% 48% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 18% 56% 1,032
Do not believe in God 18% 18% 64% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 24% 51% 541

Political ideology among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,545. 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 33% 33% 26% 9% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 38% 33% 6% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 38% 38% 6% 1,032
Do not believe in God 13% 30% 51% 6% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 34% 38% 11% 541

Views about size of government among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,545. 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% 40% 3% 5% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 52% 41% 3% 4% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 48% 45% 4% 4% 1,032
Do not believe in God 44% 49% 4% 3% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 50% 32% 7% 11% 541

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 3,545. 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% 49% 5% 2% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 54% 3% 2% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 38% 57% 3% 2% 1,032
Do not believe in God 29% 66% 3% 1% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 38% 52% 7% 4% 541

Views about abortion among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 3,545. 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% 37% 6% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 71% 25% 4% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 82% 16% 2% 1,032
Do not believe in God 86% 11% 3% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 79% 12% 8% 541

Views about homosexuality among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,545. 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% 26% 4% 5% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 81% 13% 3% 3% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 84% 12% 2% 2% 1,032
Do not believe in God 92% 6% 2% 1% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 82% 10% 4% 3% 541

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,545. 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 55% 35% 10% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 75% 18% 7% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 80% 15% 4% 1,032
Do not believe in God 90% 7% 3% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 80% 13% 7% 541

Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 3,545. 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 39% 54% 3% 4% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 62% 2% 2% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 68% 2% 1% 1,032
Do not believe in God 20% 77% 1% 2% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 65% 3% 5% 541

Views about human evolution among adults who attend services seldom or never by belief in God

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 3,545. 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 26% 31% 5% 32% 6% 3,545
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 21% 6% 16% 4% 2,541
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 71% 9% 5% 12% 3% 1,032
Do not believe in God 89% 3% 1% 5% 1% 2,745
Other/don't know if they believe in God 77% 4% 12% 5% 3% 541