Belief in God among college graduates

% of college graduates 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 = 8,798. 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 57% 19% 6% < 1% 14% 3% 8,798

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Belief in God among college graduates by religious group

% of college graduates 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 65% 27% 4% < 1% 2% 1% 1,788
Evangelical Protestant 90% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,870
Historically Black Protestant 90% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 289
Jewish 30% 31% 14% 1% 22% 3% 294
Mainline Protestant 63% 27% 6% 1% 2% 2% 1,673
Mormon 88% 8% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 212
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 17% 19% 12% < 1% 44% 8% 2,071

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,959. 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% 41% 29% 15% 4,959
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 40% 27% 15% 1,687
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 36% 23% 10% 515
Do not believe in God 33% 39% 17% 11% 1,149
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 40% 25% 16% 252

Generational cohort among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,959. 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 6% 16% 34% 34% 10% 1% 4,959
Believe in God; fairly certain 8% 19% 31% 33% 8% 1% 1,687
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 12% 27% 27% 27% 6% 1% 515
Do not believe in God 15% 29% 28% 21% 6% 1% 1,149
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 19% 32% 29% 9% 3% 252

Gender composition among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,083. 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% 58% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 50% 50% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 59% 41% 519
Do not believe in God 62% 38% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 57% 43% 267

Racial and ethnic composition among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,998. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 71% 11% 5% 9% 3% 4,998
Believe in God; fairly certain 77% 4% 8% 8% 3% 1,704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 80% 2% 9% 6% 2% 514
Do not believe in God 80% 2% 8% 7% 3% 1,149
Other/don't know if they believe in God 85% 3% 6% 3% 3% 252

Immigrant status among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,054. 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% 9% 78% 5,054
Believe in God; fairly certain 14% 12% 74% 1,710
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 13% 72% 516
Do not believe in God 13% 13% 73% 1,158
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 7% 79% 260

Income distribution among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates 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 = 4,450. 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% 18% 36% 31% 4,450
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 14% 35% 38% 1,529
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 14% 18% 32% 36% 475
Do not believe in God 14% 17% 33% 35% 1,092
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 19% 38% 37% 224

Marital status among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,052. 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 64% 4% 11% 4% 17% 5,052
Believe in God; fairly certain 61% 7% 9% 3% 21% 1,718
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 49% 12% 7% 3% 28% 518
Do not believe in God 43% 15% 7% 2% 33% 1,159
Other/don't know if they believe in God 54% 8% 7% 6% 25% 256

Parent of children under 18 among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,068. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 36% 64% 5,068
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 69% 1,715
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 75% 519
Do not believe in God 21% 79% 1,160
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 72% 266

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates 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 = 5,083. 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% 21% 3% 2% 1% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 49% 23% 8% 1% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 29% 45% 22% < 1% 519
Do not believe in God 3% 8% 24% 65% 1% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 7% 19% 36% 35% 4% 267

Attendance at religious services among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates 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 = 5,083. 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% 32% 12% < 1% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 47% 35% < 1% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 37% 58% < 1% 519
Do not believe in God 2% 19% 78% < 1% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 26% 65% 4% 267

Frequency of prayer among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,083. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 76% 15% 3% 5% 1% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 27% 12% 32% 1% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 13% 11% 8% 68% < 1% 519
Do not believe in God 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 6% 4% 77% 6% 267

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates 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 = 5,083. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 36% 10% 11% 42% 1% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 7% 6% 9% 77% < 1% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 1% 1% 3% 95% < 1% 519
Do not believe in God 1% 2% 2% 95% < 1% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 2% 5% 84% 5% 267

Frequency of meditation among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates 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 = 5,083. 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% 8% 5% 37% 2% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 12% 7% 50% 1% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 11% 7% 57% < 1% 519
Do not believe in God 19% 9% 7% 65% 1% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 7% 6% 56% 5% 267

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates 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 = 5,083. 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% 14% 7% 5% 1% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 22% 18% 18% 1% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 19% 15% 34% 1% 519
Do not believe in God 34% 18% 12% 33% 2% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 41% 17% 11% 25% 7% 267

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates 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 = 5,083. 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% 17% 13% 20% 1% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 20% 18% 21% 1% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 48% 18% 18% 16% < 1% 519
Do not believe in God 49% 19% 16% 16% < 1% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 48% 15% 16% 17% 4% 267

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates 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 = 5,083. 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% 10% 34% 5% 3% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 18% 53% 15% 2% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 23% 52% 20% 2% 519
Do not believe in God 1% 22% 47% 28% 1% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 21% 47% 23% 7% 267

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates 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 = 5,083. 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% 52% 1% 1% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 73% 1% < 1% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 16% 81% 1% 2% 519
Do not believe in God 15% 84% 1% < 1% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 84% 1% 1% 267

Frequency of reading scripture among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates 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 = 5,083. 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% 11% 9% 29% 1% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 10% 9% 9% 71% < 1% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 2% 7% 88% < 1% 519
Do not believe in God 2% 4% 5% 88% < 1% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 5% 5% 80% 4% 267

Interpreting scripture among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates 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 = 5,083. 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 32% 40% 4% 18% 7% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 5% 26% 1% 61% 8% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 1% 5% < 1% 89% 5% 519
Do not believe in God < 1% 1% < 1% 96% 3% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 2% 1% 83% 13% 267

Belief in Heaven among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,083. 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 84% 9% 7% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 61% 28% 11% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 60% 12% 519
Do not believe in God 3% 95% 2% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 54% 32% 267

Belief in Hell among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,083. 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% 9% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 53% 9% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 74% 8% 519
Do not believe in God 2% 96% 2% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 7% 67% 27% 267

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,083. 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 53% 13% 34% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 11% 54% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 13% 67% 519
Do not believe in God 14% 10% 75% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 24% 53% 267

Political ideology among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,083. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 47% 33% 16% 3% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 43% 33% 3% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 11% 40% 46% 3% 519
Do not believe in God 9% 31% 58% 2% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 40% 39% 8% 267

Views about size of government among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,083. 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% 30% 3% 3% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 40% 2% 4% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 45% 46% 6% 4% 519
Do not believe in God 36% 57% 3% 4% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 52% 33% 8% 6% 267

Views about government aid to the poor among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates 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 = 5,083. 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 53% 41% 4% 2% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 53% 3% 2% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 67% 4% 2% 519
Do not believe in God 23% 74% 2% 1% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 31% 58% 7% 4% 267

Views about abortion among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates 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 = 5,083. 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% 51% 4% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 74% 23% 3% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 87% 12% 1% 519
Do not believe in God 91% 7% 2% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 87% 8% 6% 267

Views about homosexuality among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,083. 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% 38% 5% 3% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 84% 12% 3% 1% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 93% 4% 1% 1% 519
Do not believe in God 96% 3% 1% < 1% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 85% 7% 5% 3% 267

Views about same-sex marriage among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,083. 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% 47% 6% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 78% 16% 5% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 92% 5% 2% 519
Do not believe in God 95% 4% 2% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 85% 7% 8% 267

Views about environmental regulation among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates 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 = 5,083. 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% 54% 3% 3% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 71% 2% 1% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 78% 2% 2% 519
Do not believe in God 14% 84% 2% 1% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 68% 6% 4% 267

Views about human evolution among college graduates by belief in God

% of college graduates 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 = 5,083. 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 19% 33% 4% 40% 4% 5,083
Believe in God; fairly certain 58% 24% 5% 11% 2% 1,722
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 78% 10% 6% 6% 1% 519
Do not believe in God 93% 2% 1% 4% < 1% 1,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 77% 5% 10% 3% 5% 267