Belief in God among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 12,206. 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 76% 14% 3% 1% 5% 1% 12,206

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Belief in God among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 71% 23% 4% 1% 1% 1% 2,385
Evangelical Protestant 93% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,563
Historically Black Protestant 92% 7% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 585
Jehovah's Witness 92% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 140
Jewish 46% 31% 8% 1% 13% 1% 188
Mainline Protestant 74% 20% 3% 1% 1% 1% 2,013
Mormon 92% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 382
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 34% 23% 11% 1% 27% 5% 1,520

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,143. 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% 34% 32% 21% 9,143
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 37% 28% 16% 1,675
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 38% 26% 14% 356
Do not believe in God 28% 39% 19% 14% 541
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 42% 27% 17% 139

Generational cohort among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 9,143. 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% 11% 29% 38% 14% 1% 9,143
Believe in God; fairly certain 10% 17% 30% 33% 10% 1% 1,675
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 13% 17% 30% 30% 9% 1% 356
Do not believe in God 18% 20% 29% 25% 7% 1% 541
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 12% 37% 33% 10% 1% 139

Gender composition among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,361. 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% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 59% 41% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 66% 34% 361
Do not believe in God 72% 28% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 62% 38% 155

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,195. 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% 11% 2% 10% 4% 9,195
Believe in God; fairly certain 69% 6% 4% 18% 3% 1,693
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 68% 5% 6% 19% 3% 355
Do not believe in God 78% 4% 4% 12% 2% 543
Other/don't know if they believe in God 78% 5% 2% 12% 3% 140

Immigrant status among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,267. 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% 8% 83% 9,267
Believe in God; fairly certain 20% 9% 72% 1,694
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 10% 67% 358
Do not believe in God 12% 13% 74% 540
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 12% 78% 148

Income distribution among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 8,115. 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% 21% 30% 19% 8,115
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 18% 28% 22% 1,519
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 15% 27% 27% 321
Do not believe in God 23% 15% 35% 28% 506
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 17% 29% 27% 118

Educational distribution among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,307. 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% 35% 18% 10% 9,307
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 29% 17% 11% 1,703
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 45% 25% 16% 14% 358
Do not believe in God 34% 30% 23% 13% 544
Other/don't know if they believe in God 30% 35% 19% 17% 149

Marital status among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,321. 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 61% 4% 12% 7% 16% 9,321
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 9% 12% 5% 22% 1,704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 50% 12% 7% 3% 28% 359
Do not believe in God 42% 11% 9% 3% 35% 543
Other/don't know if they believe in God 49% 5% 17% 9% 20% 149

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,321. 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 31% 69% 9,321
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 68% 1,705
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 72% 358
Do not believe in God 22% 78% 544
Other/don't know if they believe in God 24% 76% 151

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 9,361. 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 82% 14% 2% 1% 1% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 46% 18% 5% < 1% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 32% 37% 22% < 1% 361
Do not believe in God 3% 9% 21% 66% 1% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 23% 24% 32% 5% 155

Attendance at religious services among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 9,361. 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% 28% 12% < 1% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 42% 36% 1% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 33% 58% 1% 361
Do not believe in God 2% 15% 81% 1% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 11% 23% 62% 5% 155

Frequency of prayer among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,361. 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 81% 12% 3% 4% 1% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 27% 12% 25% 1% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 12% 14% 53% < 1% 361
Do not believe in God 3% 1% 3% 91% 1% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 10% 1% 59% 8% 155

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 9,361. 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% 12% 10% 35% 1% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 8% 9% 70% < 1% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 7% 4% 5% 85% < 1% 361
Do not believe in God 1% 2% 1% 95% 1% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 1% 3% 82% 4% 155

Frequency of meditation among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 9,361. 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% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 11% 5% 53% 1% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 9% 6% 65% 1% 361
Do not believe in God 18% 9% 4% 68% 1% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 6% 3% 55% 8% 155

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 9,361. 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 77% 11% 6% 5% 1% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 20% 14% 21% 1% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 14% 15% 40% < 1% 361
Do not believe in God 28% 15% 8% 47% 2% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 47% 9% 6% 28% 9% 155

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 9,361. 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% 16% 11% 23% 2% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 17% 16% 24% 1% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 15% 20% 27% 2% 361
Do not believe in God 40% 19% 14% 26% < 1% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 44% 13% 8% 27% 8% 155

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 9,361. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 62% 5% 28% 3% 2% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 13% 54% 10% 2% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 19% 60% 14% 2% 361
Do not believe in God 2% 21% 51% 26% 1% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 18% 51% 13% 6% 155

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 9,361. 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 61% 11% 7% 21% 1% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 11% 9% 61% 1% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 8% 4% 78% 1% 361
Do not believe in God 2% 4% 5% 89% < 1% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 4% 7% 66% 4% 155

Interpreting scripture among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 9,361. 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% 32% 4% 9% 5% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 29% 1% 43% 7% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 13% 1% 72% 8% 361
Do not believe in God 1% 2% < 1% 93% 3% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 5% 4% 67% 14% 155

Belief in Heaven among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,361. 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% 7% 6% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 73% 19% 8% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 42% 16% 361
Do not believe in God 6% 91% 3% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 43% 33% 155

Belief in Hell among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,361. 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% 15% 7% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 55% 36% 9% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 56% 13% 361
Do not believe in God 5% 93% 3% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 50% 29% 155

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,361. 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% 16% 27% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 18% 38% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 22% 45% 361
Do not believe in God 26% 20% 54% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 38% 26% 36% 155

Political ideology among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,361. 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 59% 25% 10% 6% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 37% 21% 4% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 36% 29% 9% 361
Do not believe in God 20% 36% 37% 7% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 31% 31% 24% 13% 155

Views about size of government among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,361. 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% 27% 2% 3% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 59% 36% 2% 3% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 52% 40% 4% 4% 361
Do not believe in God 54% 42% 3% 1% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 61% 30% 3% 6% 155

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 9,361. 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% 34% 4% 2% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 55% 41% 3% 1% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 47% 48% 1% 3% 361
Do not believe in God 40% 56% 2% 1% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 45% 40% 12% 3% 155

Views about abortion among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 9,361. 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 31% 65% 4% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 56% 41% 3% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 73% 23% 4% 361
Do not believe in God 82% 14% 4% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 67% 25% 9% 155

Views about homosexuality among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,361. 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% 4% 4% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 70% 23% 3% 3% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 76% 18% 2% 4% 361
Do not believe in God 87% 9% 3% 2% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 67% 23% 9% 1% 155

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,361. 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% 65% 7% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 58% 33% 9% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 70% 24% 6% 361
Do not believe in God 83% 11% 7% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 60% 31% 10% 155

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 9,361. 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% 44% 3% 3% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 54% 1% 2% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 58% 4% 2% 361
Do not believe in God 29% 68% 1% 2% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 40% 54% 3% 3% 155

Views about human evolution among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 9,361. 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% 27% 2% 57% 4% 9,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 26% 4% 23% 3% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 60% 15% 7% 14% 4% 361
Do not believe in God 85% 5% 2% 8% 1% 547
Other/don't know if they believe in God 69% 3% 8% 16% 3% 155