Belief in God among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 21,955. 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 56% 22% 6% 1% 12% 3% 21,955

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Belief in God among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by religious group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 212. 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 26% 30% 8% 2% 30% 4% 212
Catholic 62% 29% 5% 1% 2% 1% 4,619
Evangelical Protestant 82% 15% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3,811
Hindu 40% 31% 14% 1% 13% 1% 158
Historically Black Protestant 88% 10% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,290
Jewish 33% 27% 16% 1% 18% 5% 633
Mainline Protestant 62% 28% 5% 1% 2% 1% 3,901
Mormon 78% 16% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 267
Muslim 82% 13% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 178
Orthodox Christian 58% 32% 7% < 1% 2% < 1% 113
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% 22% 12% < 1% 36% 6% 5,875

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 11,732. 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 21% 34% 27% 18% 11,732
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 35% 23% 14% 4,846
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 38% 32% 18% 11% 1,393
Believe in God; don't know 14% 21% 28% 36% 153
Do not believe in God 40% 33% 16% 11% 2,780
Other/don't know if they believe in God 32% 32% 20% 16% 646

Generational cohort among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 11,732. 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 13% 14% 28% 32% 12% 1% 11,732
Believe in God; fairly certain 17% 17% 28% 28% 9% 1% 4,846
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 20% 25% 21% 7% 1% 1,393
Believe in God; don't know 6% 13% 16% 32% 26% 7% 153
Do not believe in God 28% 21% 25% 19% 7% 1% 2,780
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 20% 25% 24% 9% 2% 646

Gender composition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 11,969. 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% 60% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 49% 51% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 58% 42% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 48% 52% 163
Do not believe in God 64% 36% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 60% 40% 673

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 11,820. 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 58% 18% 3% 16% 4% 11,820
Believe in God; fairly certain 65% 7% 5% 20% 3% 4,881
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 66% 5% 9% 17% 3% 1,397
Believe in God; don't know 63% 9% 2% 22% 4% 161
Do not believe in God 77% 2% 8% 9% 4% 2,776
Other/don't know if they believe in God 82% 4% 4% 5% 5% 654

Immigrant status among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 11,790. 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% 10% 75% 11,790
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 11% 70% 4,856
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 16% 65% 1,395
Believe in God; don't know 22% 13% 64% 158
Do not believe in God 13% 15% 72% 2,784
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 10% 80% 655

Income distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 10,360. 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 41% 21% 24% 14% 10,360
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 20% 25% 20% 4,347
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 17% 25% 25% 1,281
Believe in God; don't know 58% 14% 20% 8% 107
Do not believe in God 24% 19% 29% 28% 2,569
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 17% 28% 28% 549

Educational distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 11,900. 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% 32% 14% 8% 11,900
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 30% 17% 12% 4,902
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 28% 20% 15% 1,407
Believe in God; don't know 49% 31% 10% 10% 159
Do not believe in God 27% 30% 25% 18% 2,806
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 32% 24% 17% 669

Marital status among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 11,923. 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% 7% 15% 8% 25% 11,923
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 11% 12% 5% 28% 4,903
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 10% 9% 4% 39% 1,406
Believe in God; don't know 36% 12% 24% 17% 12% 159
Do not believe in God 38% 12% 9% 2% 40% 2,807
Other/don't know if they believe in God 42% 9% 11% 4% 34% 654

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 11,929. 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% 70% 11,929
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 70% 4,910
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 75% 1,408
Believe in God; don't know 20% 80% 160
Do not believe in God 21% 79% 2,805
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 77% 669

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 11,969. 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 68% 24% 4% 3% 1% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 46% 20% 8% 1% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 30% 40% 21% < 1% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 48% 25% 11% 9% 7% 163
Do not believe in God 3% 8% 23% 66% < 1% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 19% 35% 35% 3% 673

Attendance at religious services among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 11,969. 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 42% 37% 21% 1% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 43% 38% < 1% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 37% 57% < 1% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 34% 34% 29% 2% 163
Do not believe in God 2% 17% 80% < 1% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 28% 64% 3% 673

Frequency of prayer among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,969. 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% 18% 4% 7% 1% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 24% 12% 30% 1% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 13% 11% 61% < 1% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 47% 8% 8% 27% 10% 163
Do not believe in God 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 6% 7% 73% 4% 673

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 11,969. 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% 11% 10% 50% 1% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 10% 8% 8% 74% < 1% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 4% 4% 88% < 1% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 18% 6% 7% 57% 12% 163
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 3% 4% 88% 2% 673

Frequency of meditation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 11,969. 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% 8% 4% 40% 2% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 12% 6% 51% 1% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 13% 7% 57% 1% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 40% 8% 2% 43% 8% 163
Do not believe in God 18% 8% 6% 67% 1% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 11% 5% 59% 3% 673

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 11,969. 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% 15% 8% 9% 1% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 20% 16% 22% 1% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 18% 15% 36% 1% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 57% 9% 6% 15% 14% 163
Do not believe in God 30% 15% 10% 43% 2% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 35% 13% 11% 34% 7% 673

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 11,969. 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% 15% 12% 27% 1% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 17% 17% 24% 1% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 46% 16% 14% 23% < 1% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 47% 9% 7% 29% 8% 163
Do not believe in God 47% 17% 13% 22% 1% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 47% 19% 15% 17% 2% 673

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 11,969. 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% 46% 6% 3% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 14% 59% 12% 2% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 21% 55% 17% 1% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 19% 13% 54% 6% 9% 163
Do not believe in God 1% 19% 51% 27% 1% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 20% 58% 14% 5% 673

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 11,969. 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 42% 13% 10% 34% 1% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 14% 10% 11% 66% < 1% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 6% 7% 82% < 1% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 28% 7% 9% 48% 7% 163
Do not believe in God 2% 3% 4% 91% < 1% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 5% 6% 81% 3% 673

Interpreting scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 11,969. 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% 33% 3% 19% 7% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 27% 1% 50% 8% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 9% < 1% 78% 7% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 28% 13% 8% 30% 21% 163
Do not believe in God 1% 1% < 1% 95% 3% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 4% < 1% 75% 19% 673

Belief in Heaven among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,969. 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 87% 8% 5% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 69% 22% 9% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 49% 12% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 62% 22% 16% 163
Do not believe in God 6% 91% 3% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 46% 37% 673

Belief in Hell among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,969. 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 69% 23% 7% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 44% 9% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 63% 10% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 46% 33% 21% 163
Do not believe in God 4% 93% 3% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 58% 28% 673

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 11,969. 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% 19% 48% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 19% 52% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 16% 62% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 20% 38% 42% 163
Do not believe in God 17% 16% 67% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 25% 53% 673

Political ideology among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,969. 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 35% 36% 22% 7% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 40% 32% 5% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 16% 40% 40% 5% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 25% 27% 27% 21% 163
Do not believe in God 11% 30% 53% 5% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 37% 38% 10% 673

Views about size of government among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,969. 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% 48% 3% 4% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 50% 3% 3% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 44% 50% 3% 3% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 30% 45% 10% 15% 163
Do not believe in God 41% 53% 3% 4% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 47% 36% 7% 10% 673

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 11,969. 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% 53% 4% 2% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 57% 3% 2% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 61% 4% 1% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 28% 47% 10% 16% 163
Do not believe in God 27% 69% 3% 1% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 34% 57% 6% 3% 673

Views about abortion among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 11,969. 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% 45% 5% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 67% 29% 4% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 78% 19% 2% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 45% 35% 20% 163
Do not believe in God 87% 11% 2% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 79% 15% 6% 673

Views about homosexuality among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,969. 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% 32% 4% 4% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 80% 15% 3% 2% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 85% 11% 2% 2% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 58% 19% 13% 11% 163
Do not believe in God 93% 5% 1% 1% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 81% 11% 4% 5% 673

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,969. 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% 42% 8% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 73% 21% 6% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 80% 15% 5% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 51% 27% 22% 163
Do not believe in God 90% 7% 3% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 79% 13% 8% 673

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 11,969. 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% 57% 2% 3% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 65% 2% 2% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 71% 2% 1% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 29% 52% 5% 15% 163
Do not believe in God 18% 79% 1% 2% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 66% 4% 6% 673

Views about human evolution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by belief in God

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 11,969. 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% 32% 4% 38% 5% 11,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 26% 5% 18% 3% 4,923
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 69% 11% 4% 14% 2% 1,413
Believe in God; don't know 39% 15% 11% 23% 12% 163
Do not believe in God 89% 4% 1% 6% 1% 2,814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 71% 7% 13% 6% 4% 673