Belief in God among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 5,262. 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 30% 26% 12% 1% 26% 5% 5,262
2007 44% 29% 8% 1% 13% 5% 5,886

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Belief in God among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 41% 36% 14% 1% 6% 3% 963
Evangelical Protestant 60% 31% 6% < 1% 1% 2% 511
Historically Black Protestant 78% 14% 4% 1% 1% 1% 136
Jewish 18% 21% 21% < 1% 32% 7% 235
Mainline Protestant 41% 39% 10% 2% 6% 2% 778
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 14% 19% 14% < 1% 46% 6% 2,348

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,452. 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 20% 32% 29% 19% 1,452
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 38% 26% 15% 1,365
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 33% 19% 15% 631
Do not believe in God 36% 32% 17% 14% 1,415
Other/don't know if they believe in God 30% 33% 19% 17% 267

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,452. 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 11% 14% 26% 34% 13% 1% 1,452
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 16% 31% 30% 10% 1% 1,365
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 20% 25% 23% 10% 1% 631
Do not believe in God 25% 18% 25% 21% 9% 1% 1,415
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 22% 24% 26% 9% 2% 267

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 55% 45% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 62% 38% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 65% 35% 639
Do not believe in God 69% 31% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 66% 34% 274

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,466. 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% 16% 2% 16% 4% 1,466
Believe in God; fairly certain 76% 5% 4% 12% 3% 1,369
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 68% 4% 8% 16% 3% 632
Do not believe in God 80% 2% 7% 8% 3% 1,421
Other/don't know if they believe in God 79% 6% 6% 4% 5% 267

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,450. 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 13% 12% 75% 1,450
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 9% 79% 1,362
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 17% 13% 70% 631
Do not believe in God 11% 16% 74% 1,421
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 11% 80% 268

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,263. 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% 21% 21% 11% 1,263
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 22% 25% 19% 1,213
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 17% 24% 23% 573
Do not believe in God 27% 19% 29% 24% 1,295
Other/don't know if they believe in God 32% 19% 26% 23% 235

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,472. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 57% 27% 10% 6% 1,472
Believe in God; fairly certain 49% 29% 14% 8% 1,379
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 42% 29% 18% 11% 636
Do not believe in God 36% 31% 19% 14% 1,431
Other/don't know if they believe in God 33% 36% 17% 14% 271

Marital status among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,477. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 39% 8% 17% 9% 27% 1,477
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 11% 13% 5% 24% 1,370
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 9% 10% 5% 39% 637
Do not believe in God 38% 9% 9% 3% 41% 1,430
Other/don't know if they believe in God 41% 8% 15% 4% 32% 270

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,482. 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% 72% 1,482
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 70% 1,376
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 77% 634
Do not believe in God 20% 80% 1,432
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 77% 271

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 46% 40% 9% 5% < 1% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 48% 30% 9% 1% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 30% 41% 23% < 1% 639
Do not believe in God 1% 6% 22% 70% 1% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 17% 39% 41% 1% 274

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 22% 38% 40% < 1% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 9% 35% 55% < 1% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 31% 64% < 1% 639
Do not believe in God 1% 14% 84% < 1% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 25% 72% < 1% 274

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 43% 21% 9% 25% 2% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 19% 14% 49% 1% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 13% 10% 11% 67% < 1% 639
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 2% 97% < 1% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 5% 6% 84% 1% 274

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 12% 4% 6% 77% < 1% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 3% 4% 5% 88% < 1% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 639
Do not believe in God 1% < 1% 2% 97% < 1% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 1% < 1% 97% 1% 274

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 22% 5% 3% 68% 2% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 14% 8% 4% 73% 1% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 10% 7% 5% 77% 1% 639
Do not believe in God 10% 4% 3% 83% 1% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 5% 3% 81% 1% 274

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 26% 8% 11% 54% 1% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 12% 17% 47% 1% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 27% 14% 16% 42% 1% 639
Do not believe in God 33% 16% 14% 37% 1% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 32% 17% 21% 30% < 1% 274

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 25% 10% 55% 8% 2% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 8% 12% 68% 11% 2% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 17% 60% 16% 1% 639
Do not believe in God 1% 15% 56% 27% 1% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 17% 66% 14% 2% 274

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 28% 70% 2% 1% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 24% 74% 1% 1% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 77% < 1% 1% 639
Do not believe in God 17% 81% 1% 1% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 81% 2% 1% 274

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 18% 9% 6% 66% 1% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 5% 4% 7% 83% < 1% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 6% 6% 84% < 1% 639
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 3% 95% < 1% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 4% 3% 91% < 1% 274

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 32% 32% 2% 25% 9% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 28% 1% 52% 8% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 11% < 1% 76% 7% 639
Do not believe in God 1% 2% < 1% 93% 4% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 4% < 1% 77% 19% 274

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 82% 12% 6% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 70% 22% 9% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 46% 13% 639
Do not believe in God 6% 91% 3% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 42% 38% 274

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 65% 26% 9% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 50% 42% 8% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 57% 11% 639
Do not believe in God 5% 92% 3% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 54% 31% 274

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 34% 23% 44% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 20% 42% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 19% 51% 639
Do not believe in God 23% 19% 58% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 23% 50% 274

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 32% 33% 24% 10% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 38% 26% 7% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 40% 31% 7% 639
Do not believe in God 15% 31% 45% 8% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 34% 36% 11% 274

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 47% 46% 3% 4% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 56% 40% 2% 3% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 51% 43% 3% 4% 639
Do not believe in God 47% 48% 2% 3% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 52% 32% 5% 11% 274

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 44% 49% 3% 3% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 48% 3% 2% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 43% 53% 3% 2% 639
Do not believe in God 33% 63% 3% 1% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 42% 51% 5% 3% 274

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 51% 44% 5% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 68% 29% 4% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 74% 23% 3% 639
Do not believe in God 84% 14% 2% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 75% 18% 7% 274

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 59% 33% 4% 4% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 74% 20% 3% 3% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 77% 17% 2% 4% 639
Do not believe in God 88% 8% 2% 1% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 78% 14% 3% 5% 274

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 48% 42% 9% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 66% 26% 8% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 72% 22% 6% 639
Do not believe in God 85% 10% 4% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 72% 20% 8% 274

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 44% 50% 3% 3% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 57% 2% 3% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 64% 2% 2% 639
Do not believe in God 25% 72% 1% 2% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 30% 61% 4% 5% 274

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 26% 29% 4% 35% 6% 1,485
Believe in God; fairly certain 49% 22% 5% 20% 4% 1,381
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 65% 10% 5% 17% 3% 639
Do not believe in God 85% 4% 1% 8% 2% 1,438
Other/don't know if they believe in God 71% 5% 14% 5% 5% 274