Belief in God among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 20,395. 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 48% 25% 8% 1% 15% 3% 20,395
2007 61% 23% 5% 1% 7% 4% 20,841

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Belief in God among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 160. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 24% 32% 10% < 1% 30% 3% 160
Catholic 59% 30% 6% 1% 2% 1% 4,669
Evangelical Protestant 78% 18% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2,790
Hindu 36% 31% 16% 1% 13% 3% 119
Historically Black Protestant 82% 15% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 572
Jewish 23% 31% 17% < 1% 24% 5% 548
Mainline Protestant 56% 32% 7% 1% 3% 2% 3,642
Mormon 68% 21% 7% < 1% 1% 3% 116
Orthodox Christian 47% 40% 8% < 1% 5% 1% 109
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 22% 22% 12% 1% 37% 6% 6,810

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,334. 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% 33% 30% 19% 9,334
Believe in God; fairly certain 24% 35% 26% 15% 5,032
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 33% 19% 13% 1,596
Believe in God; don't know 18% 21% 27% 34% 140
Do not believe in God 38% 34% 17% 12% 3,226
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 34% 21% 16% 722

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 9,334. 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% 13% 28% 35% 12% 1% 9,334
Believe in God; fairly certain 14% 17% 28% 31% 9% 1% 5,032
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 19% 26% 23% 8% 1% 1,596
Believe in God; don't know 9% 14% 16% 31% 26% 5% 140
Do not believe in God 25% 21% 26% 20% 7% 1% 3,226
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 20% 26% 26% 10% 2% 722

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. 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% 55% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 52% 48% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 60% 40% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 48% 52% 144
Do not believe in God 65% 35% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 63% 37% 750

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,369. 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% 11% 2% 14% 4% 9,369
Believe in God; fairly certain 73% 6% 4% 14% 3% 5,065
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 70% 4% 7% 15% 3% 1,597
Believe in God; don't know 74% 3% 5% 12% 6% 137
Do not believe in God 78% 3% 7% 9% 3% 3,229
Other/don't know if they believe in God 82% 4% 3% 6% 4% 730

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,376. 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% 78% 9,376
Believe in God; fairly certain 14% 11% 75% 5,058
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 17% 15% 69% 1,602
Believe in God; don't know 15% 13% 73% 139
Do not believe in God 12% 15% 73% 3,229
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 11% 80% 732

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who have a household income of…

Belief in God Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 8,203. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 37% 21% 25% 17% 8,203
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 21% 27% 22% 4,526
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 17% 27% 26% 1,468
Do not believe in God 24% 19% 30% 28% 2,984
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 18% 27% 29% 623

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,454. 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% 33% 15% 8% 9,454
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 31% 18% 12% 5,093
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 29% 21% 15% 1,610
Believe in God; don't know 45% 31% 11% 12% 142
Do not believe in God 29% 30% 25% 17% 3,255
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 35% 22% 18% 744

Marital status among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,465. 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% 15% 8% 23% 9,465
Believe in God; fairly certain 48% 11% 12% 5% 25% 5,091
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 11% 9% 4% 36% 1,612
Believe in God; don't know 38% 13% 19% 14% 16% 143
Do not believe in God 38% 11% 9% 2% 39% 3,255
Other/don't know if they believe in God 44% 8% 11% 5% 32% 736

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,484. 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 27% 73% 9,484
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 72% 5,098
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 76% 1,610
Believe in God; don't know 22% 78% 144
Do not believe in God 22% 78% 3,254
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 78% 744

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who say religion is…

Belief in God Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. 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% 33% 7% 4% 1% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 17% 49% 24% 9% 1% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 28% 42% 23% < 1% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 37% 28% 14% 15% 7% 144
Do not believe in God 2% 7% 23% 68% < 1% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 18% 36% 38% 1% 750

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who attend religious services…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. 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% 45% 34% 1% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 9% 43% 48% < 1% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 34% 63% < 1% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 14% 29% 53% 3% 144
Do not believe in God 1% 16% 83% < 1% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 25% 70% 1% 750

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. 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% 22% 7% 12% 1% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 24% 13% 36% < 1% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 13% 11% 11% 65% < 1% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 37% 10% 9% 38% 5% 144
Do not believe in God 2% 1% 3% 94% < 1% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 7% 6% 76% 2% 750

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who meditate…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 37% 7% 4% 51% 1% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 11% 5% 58% 1% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 10% 7% 62% < 1% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 37% 8% 1% 48% 6% 144
Do not believe in God 18% 8% 5% 69% 1% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 9% 6% 62% 3% 750

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 58% 17% 11% 13% 1% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 21% 15% 26% 1% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 17% 15% 39% 1% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 46% 7% 10% 23% 13% 144
Do not believe in God 30% 15% 9% 44% 2% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 34% 13% 10% 37% 6% 750

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. 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% 14% 12% 31% 1% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 17% 17% 26% 1% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 43% 16% 16% 25% < 1% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 42% 7% 10% 34% 7% 144
Do not believe in God 46% 17% 13% 23% 1% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 47% 18% 15% 19% 1% 750

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in God Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 30% 9% 52% 6% 3% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 9% 15% 63% 11% 2% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 21% 58% 16% 2% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 12% 11% 59% 8% 10% 144
Do not believe in God 1% 19% 52% 27% 1% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 18% 59% 15% 4% 750

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 9,508. 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% 65% 2% 1% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 74% 1% 1% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 79% 1% 1% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 27% 64% 4% 5% 144
Do not believe in God 16% 83% 1% 1% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 79% 3% 1% 750

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who read scripture…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. 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% 12% 11% 55% 1% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 6% 7% 8% 79% < 1% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 3% 5% 88% < 1% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 15% 4% 8% 69% 4% 144
Do not believe in God 1% 2% 4% 92% < 1% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 5% 4% 86% < 1% 750

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in God Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. 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% 35% 3% 25% 9% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 9% 25% 1% 56% 9% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 9% < 1% 81% 6% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 25% 14% 6% 33% 22% 144
Do not believe in God < 1% 2% < 1% 95% 3% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 3% < 1% 78% 17% 750

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. 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 85% 9% 6% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 66% 24% 10% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 50% 13% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 58% 27% 15% 144
Do not believe in God 5% 92% 3% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 48% 35% 750

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. 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 66% 26% 8% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 45% 10% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 64% 11% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 41% 39% 20% 144
Do not believe in God 4% 93% 3% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 60% 28% 750

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. 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% 19% 43% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 19% 48% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 17% 58% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 29% 31% 40% 144
Do not believe in God 18% 17% 64% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 24% 50% 750

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. 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% 35% 22% 7% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 41% 29% 5% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 17% 40% 37% 6% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 33% 24% 26% 17% 144
Do not believe in God 13% 31% 50% 5% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 37% 36% 10% 750

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. 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% 39% 3% 4% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 52% 42% 3% 3% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 46% 47% 4% 3% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 42% 41% 7% 10% 144
Do not believe in God 43% 50% 3% 3% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 48% 36% 7% 9% 750

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in God Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. 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% 47% 4% 2% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 52% 3% 2% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 59% 3% 2% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 36% 41% 11% 12% 144
Do not believe in God 29% 66% 3% 1% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 36% 54% 7% 4% 750

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who say abortion should be…

Belief in God Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. 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% 41% 5% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 69% 28% 4% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 79% 19% 2% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 47% 32% 21% 144
Do not believe in God 86% 11% 3% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 78% 16% 7% 750

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. 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% 27% 4% 4% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 81% 14% 3% 3% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 84% 11% 2% 2% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 67% 14% 11% 9% 144
Do not believe in God 92% 6% 2% 1% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 80% 11% 5% 4% 750

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. 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% 37% 9% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 73% 20% 7% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 80% 15% 5% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 56% 27% 17% 144
Do not believe in God 89% 7% 3% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 77% 15% 8% 750

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who say…

Belief in God Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 40% 54% 3% 3% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 62% 2% 2% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 68% 2% 2% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 42% 42% 6% 10% 144
Do not believe in God 19% 77% 1% 2% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 64% 3% 6% 750

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who say humans…

Belief in God Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,508. 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 23% 34% 4% 34% 5% 9,508
Believe in God; fairly certain 51% 23% 6% 16% 3% 5,111
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 70% 10% 5% 12% 2% 1,617
Believe in God; don't know 37% 15% 16% 22% 9% 144
Do not believe in God 88% 4% 1% 6% 1% 3,265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 73% 6% 12% 5% 4% 750