Belief in God among adults with an education level of high school or less

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who say they…

Survey year Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 10,584. 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 66% 20% 5% 1% 6% 1% 10,584

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Belief in God among adults with an education level of high school or less by religious group

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 61% 31% 5% 1% 1% 1% 2,431
Evangelical Protestant 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,977
Historically Black Protestant 88% 10% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 823
Jehovah's Witness 89% 10% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 130
Mainline Protestant 69% 23% 4% 1% 2% 1% 1,536
Mormon 82% 16% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 127
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 36% 23% 11% 1% 25% 4% 2,129

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,038. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 18% 29% 29% 24% 7,038
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 34% 24% 16% 2,021
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 38% 30% 18% 14% 482
Believe in God; don't know 12% 19% 24% 45% 116
Do not believe in God 46% 28% 15% 11% 639
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 32% 23% 16% 165

Generational cohort among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,038. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 12% 10% 25% 35% 16% 2% 7,038
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 14% 28% 28% 11% 1% 2,021
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 15% 24% 21% 9% 2% 482
Believe in God; don't know 8% 8% 15% 28% 31% 10% 116
Do not believe in God 39% 13% 22% 18% 7% 2% 639
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 18% 26% 26% 11% 2% 165

Gender composition among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,128. 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% 54% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 55% 45% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 62% 38% 486
Believe in God; don't know 45% 55% 118
Do not believe in God 70% 30% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 74% 26% 167

Racial and ethnic composition among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,051. 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% 17% 1% 19% 3% 7,051
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 8% 2% 33% 3% 2,031
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 55% 8% 7% 27% 4% 482
Believe in God; don't know 52% 10% 3% 32% 4% 113
Do not believe in God 73% 4% 6% 14% 3% 635
Other/don't know if they believe in God 81% 6% < 1% 6% 6% 161

Immigrant status among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,008. 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 16% 8% 76% 7,008
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 9% 62% 2,007
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 13% 62% 472
Believe in God; don't know 30% 5% 65% 114
Do not believe in God 10% 16% 73% 628
Other/don't know if they believe in God 7% 11% 83% 163

Income distribution among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 5,995. 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% 22% 18% 7% 5,995
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 23% 17% 7% 1,770
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 54% 15% 20% 11% 418
Do not believe in God 37% 23% 26% 14% 565
Other/don't know if they believe in God 38% 23% 21% 17% 130

Marital status among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,104. 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% 6% 15% 11% 23% 7,104
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 12% 13% 7% 29% 2,034
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 10% 10% 6% 43% 485
Believe in God; don't know 37% 6% 19% 23% 15% 114
Do not believe in God 29% 9% 9% 3% 50% 639
Other/don't know if they believe in God 35% 8% 17% 7% 34% 163

Parent of children under 18 among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,113. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 26% 74% 7,113
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 70% 2,038
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 76% 485
Believe in God; don't know 20% 80% 116
Do not believe in God 19% 81% 639
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 80% 164

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 7,128. 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 74% 20% 3% 2% 1% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 43% 16% 5% < 1% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 31% 32% 20% < 1% 486
Believe in God; don't know 57% 21% 7% 8% 6% 118
Do not believe in God 3% 8% 22% 66% 1% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 21% 25% 38% 1% 167

Attendance at religious services among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 7,128. 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% 21% 1% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 24% 39% 37% < 1% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 33% 57% 1% 486
Believe in God; don't know 37% 27% 33% 3% 118
Do not believe in God 3% 14% 83% < 1% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 25% 63% 3% 167

Frequency of prayer among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,128. 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 72% 16% 4% 7% 1% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 23% 11% 26% 1% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 13% 13% 53% < 1% 486
Believe in God; don't know 52% 16% 4% 23% 5% 118
Do not believe in God 3% 2% 2% 93% < 1% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 6% 8% 65% 6% 167

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 7,128. 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% 11% 8% 45% 1% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 9% 8% 67% 1% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 7% 6% 5% 81% < 1% 486
Believe in God; don't know 25% 7% 11% 47% 10% 118
Do not believe in God 2% < 1% 2% 96% < 1% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 3% 5% 84% 3% 167

Frequency of meditation among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 7,128. 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% 7% 3% 40% 2% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 11% 5% 51% 2% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 12% 6% 63% 1% 486
Believe in God; don't know 53% 6% 2% 34% 5% 118
Do not believe in God 16% 5% 4% 74% 1% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 9% 2% 63% 4% 167

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 7,128. 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% 13% 7% 10% 1% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 17% 13% 25% 2% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 15% 13% 41% 1% 486
Believe in God; don't know 55% 7% 12% 16% 9% 118
Do not believe in God 27% 9% 6% 56% 2% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 34% 11% 7% 40% 7% 167

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 7,128. 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% 14% 10% 30% 2% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 14% 16% 28% 2% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 13% 14% 34% 1% 486
Believe in God; don't know 48% 4% 11% 24% 12% 118
Do not believe in God 38% 15% 11% 35% 1% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 43% 16% 9% 27% 4% 167

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 7,128. 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% 5% 42% 5% 2% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 10% 56% 11% 2% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 10% 15% 61% 13% 1% 486
Believe in God; don't know 29% 10% 47% 4% 11% 118
Do not believe in God 1% 13% 62% 23% 1% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 10% 71% 7% 4% 167

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 7,128. 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% 62% 1% 2% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 72% 1% 2% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 75% 1% 1% 486
Believe in God; don't know 29% 56% 5% 10% 118
Do not believe in God 19% 80% < 1% 1% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 78% 2% 2% 167

Frequency of reading scripture among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 7,128. 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% 12% 8% 31% 1% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 20% 10% 9% 59% 1% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 10% 7% 75% < 1% 486
Believe in God; don't know 39% 7% 6% 41% 7% 118
Do not believe in God 3% 3% 3% 90% < 1% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 11% 5% 6% 75% 3% 167

Interpreting scripture among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 7,128. 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% 26% 3% 12% 6% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 29% 2% 35% 7% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 13% 16% < 1% 63% 7% 486
Believe in God; don't know 43% 10% 11% 17% 19% 118
Do not believe in God 2% 3% < 1% 90% 4% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 7% 3% 64% 20% 167

Belief in Heaven among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,128. 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 89% 6% 5% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 78% 14% 8% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 50% 37% 13% 486
Believe in God; don't know 74% 10% 16% 118
Do not believe in God 8% 87% 4% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 41% 33% 167

Belief in Hell among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,128. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 75% 18% 7% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 60% 31% 9% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 49% 11% 486
Believe in God; don't know 56% 21% 23% 118
Do not believe in God 7% 89% 4% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 52% 25% 167

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,128. 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% 21% 41% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 26% 43% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 27% 23% 50% 486
Believe in God; don't know 25% 35% 40% 118
Do not believe in God 26% 29% 45% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 33% 32% 35% 167

Political ideology among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,128. 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% 28% 18% 9% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 34% 27% 8% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 35% 31% 8% 486
Believe in God; don't know 33% 21% 27% 20% 118
Do not believe in God 21% 32% 36% 11% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 34% 22% 18% 167

Views about size of government among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,128. 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% 3% 5% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 54% 2% 3% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 43% 51% 4% 2% 486
Believe in God; don't know 34% 52% 2% 12% 118
Do not believe in God 52% 42% 3% 3% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 56% 27% 8% 9% 167

Views about government aid to the poor among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 7,128. 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% 48% 4% 3% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 51% 3% 2% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 42% 52% 3% 3% 486
Believe in God; don't know 39% 41% 4% 16% 118
Do not believe in God 41% 53% 4% 2% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 46% 41% 10% 3% 167

Views about abortion among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 7,128. 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% 57% 5% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 42% 4% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 64% 32% 4% 486
Believe in God; don't know 32% 47% 21% 118
Do not believe in God 79% 18% 3% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 66% 25% 10% 167

Views about homosexuality among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,128. 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% 45% 4% 4% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 69% 24% 3% 4% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 71% 22% 3% 4% 486
Believe in God; don't know 37% 38% 6% 20% 118
Do not believe in God 84% 11% 2% 2% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 67% 19% 7% 7% 167

Views about same-sex marriage among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,128. 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% 55% 9% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 58% 33% 10% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 64% 28% 8% 486
Believe in God; don't know 36% 37% 27% 118
Do not believe in God 79% 15% 6% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 59% 27% 14% 167

Views about environmental regulation among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 7,128. 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% 47% 3% 5% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 53% 2% 4% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 56% 2% 2% 486
Believe in God; don't know 36% 39% 6% 19% 118
Do not believe in God 31% 65% 1% 3% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 38% 51% 2% 8% 167

Views about human evolution among adults with an education level of high school or less by belief in God

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 = 7,128. 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 16% 26% 3% 48% 7% 7,128
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 24% 4% 29% 5% 2,044
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 52% 14% 4% 26% 4% 486
Believe in God; don't know 26% 13% 10% 29% 21% 118
Do not believe in God 78% 7% 3% 10% 2% 641
Other/don't know if they believe in God 52% 10% 12% 18% 8% 167