Belief in God among adults who pray daily

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 19,336. 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 85% 12% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 19,336
2007 88% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 21,138

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Belief in God among adults who pray daily by religious group

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 110. 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 47% 27% 3% 1% 18% 4% 110
Catholic 76% 20% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 4,335
Evangelical Protestant 93% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6,852
Hindu 58% 31% 5% < 1% 6% 1% 102
Historically Black Protestant 92% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,538
Jehovah's Witness 92% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 221
Jewish 74% 21% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% 213
Mainline Protestant 84% 14% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 3,342
Mormon 92% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 571
Muslim 92% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 164
Orthodox Christian 77% 22% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 100
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 68% 22% 6% 1% 1% 1% 1,333

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 16,115. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 16% 33% 30% 21% 16,115
Believe in God; fairly certain 20% 36% 26% 18% 2,181
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 36% 24% 17% 284
Believe in God; don't know 11% 16% 24% 49% 126
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 34% 24% 27% 102

Generational cohort among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 16,115. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 10% 12% 28% 35% 14% 1% 16,115
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 15% 30% 31% 12% 1% 2,181
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 23% 26% 29% 10% 2% 284
Believe in God; don't know 2% 9% 16% 29% 33% 11% 126
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 9% 30% 29% 17% 5% 102

Gender composition among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 16,500. 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% 60% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 57% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 56% 44% 288
Believe in God; don't know 46% 54% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 45% 55% 108

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 16,235. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 64% 16% 2% 13% 4% 16,235
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 9% 4% 29% 3% 2,203
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 51% 10% 7% 28% 4% 286
Believe in God; don't know 51% 16% 2% 27% 4% 125
Other/don't know if they believe in God 71% 5% 2% 14% 8% 103

Immigrant status among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 16,285. 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% 8% 79% 16,285
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 11% 60% 2,190
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 12% 63% 283
Believe in God; don't know 23% 10% 67% 125
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 9% 75% 102

Income distribution among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 14,185. 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% 27% 15% 14,185
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 18% 21% 17% 1,930
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 50% 17% 17% 16% 252

Educational distribution among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 16,407. 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% 33% 16% 9% 16,407
Believe in God; fairly certain 48% 28% 14% 11% 2,207
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 49% 25% 16% 10% 285
Believe in God; don't know 60% 24% 8% 7% 127
Other/don't know if they believe in God 36% 33% 15% 16% 107

Marital status among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 16,426. 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% 5% 14% 8% 19% 16,426
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 10% 13% 7% 23% 2,214
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 11% 10% 8% 31% 285
Believe in God; don't know 32% 10% 21% 24% 14% 126
Other/don't know if they believe in God 45% 4% 14% 15% 22% 103

Parent of children under 18 among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 16,436. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 31% 69% 16,436
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 68% 2,217
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 70% 288
Believe in God; don't know 18% 82% 127
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 77% 106

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 16,500. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 84% 13% 2% 1% 1% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 51% 38% 8% 3% 1% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 42% 12% 8% 1% 288
Believe in God; don't know 71% 19% 1% 1% 7% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 47% 27% 17% 7% 3% 108

Attendance at religious services among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 16,500. 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% 29% 13% < 1% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 40% 25% < 1% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 40% 40% < 1% 288
Believe in God; don't know 53% 26% 18% 3% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 32% 31% 32% 5% 108

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 16,500. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 43% 12% 10% 35% 1% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 13% 10% 55% < 1% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 14% 11% 9% 67% < 1% 288
Believe in God; don't know 32% 10% 10% 44% 4% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 7% 6% 60% < 1% 108

Frequency of meditation among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 16,500. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 56% 7% 3% 33% 2% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 49% 10% 4% 35% 2% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 47% 11% 5% 35% 2% 288
Believe in God; don't know 65% 2% 1% 26% 6% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 62% < 1% 3% 25% 9% 108

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 16,500. 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 79% 11% 5% 4% 1% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 59% 17% 11% 11% 1% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 48% 13% 9% 28% 1% 288
Believe in God; don't know 72% 6% 5% 9% 8% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 75% 9% 1% 11% 3% 108

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 16,500. 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% 15% 10% 23% 2% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 50% 17% 14% 18% 1% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 56% 11% 11% 21% 2% 288
Believe in God; don't know 56% 4% 7% 23% 10% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 59% 13% 4% 17% 7% 108

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 16,500. 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% 6% 33% 3% 3% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 13% 48% 11% 2% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 19% 49% 15% 3% 288
Believe in God; don't know 32% 10% 41% 7% 9% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 18% 43% 6% 7% 108

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 16,500. 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% 54% 2% 1% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 71% 2% 2% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 73% 1% 1% 288
Believe in God; don't know 27% 62% 3% 8% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 32% 57% 6% 4% 108

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 16,500. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 61% 12% 7% 19% 1% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 14% 10% 43% 1% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 14% 8% 55% 1% 288
Believe in God; don't know 50% 11% 5% 29% 4% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 53% 6% 5% 35% 1% 108

Interpreting scripture among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 16,500. 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% 31% 4% 11% 6% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 31% 2% 33% 9% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 17% 16% 1% 56% 9% 288
Believe in God; don't know 47% 16% 8% 14% 15% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 14% 10% 44% 18% 108

Belief in Heaven among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,500. 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 88% 6% 6% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 80% 13% 7% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 56% 34% 10% 288
Believe in God; don't know 76% 8% 16% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 41% 28% 31% 108

Belief in Hell among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,500. 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% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 56% 35% 9% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 43% 48% 9% 288
Believe in God; don't know 52% 27% 21% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 42% 32% 26% 108

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 16,500. 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% 17% 38% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 20% 50% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 19% 59% 288
Believe in God; don't know 29% 23% 48% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 31% 35% 34% 108

Political ideology among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,500. 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% 29% 16% 7% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 36% 29% 6% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 27% 36% 6% 288
Believe in God; don't know 34% 25% 28% 13% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 36% 24% 13% 108

Views about size of government among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,500. 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% 38% 3% 4% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 53% 4% 3% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 52% 7% 5% 288
Believe in God; don't know 32% 52% 5% 11% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 41% 34% 12% 13% 108

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 16,500. 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% 45% 4% 2% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 56% 3% 2% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 59% 4% 4% 288
Believe in God; don't know 34% 45% 9% 13% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 33% 47% 18% 2% 108

Views about abortion among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 16,500. 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% 4% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 57% 39% 5% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 63% 32% 5% 288
Believe in God; don't know 35% 45% 20% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 48% 41% 11% 108

Views about homosexuality among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,500. 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% 46% 5% 4% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 73% 20% 4% 3% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 73% 22% 2% 3% 288
Believe in God; don't know 46% 38% 8% 9% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 55% 27% 10% 8% 108

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,500. 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% 56% 8% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 61% 29% 9% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 65% 22% 13% 288
Believe in God; don't know 37% 39% 24% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 50% 40% 10% 108

Views about environmental regulation among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 16,500. 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% 50% 3% 4% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 61% 2% 4% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 60% 4% 3% 288
Believe in God; don't know 35% 43% 6% 16% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 31% 56% 6% 7% 108

Views about human evolution among adults who pray daily by belief in God

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 16,500. 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% 28% 3% 50% 5% 16,500
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 31% 5% 25% 5% 2,222
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 47% 19% 5% 24% 5% 288
Believe in God; don't know 28% 18% 8% 32% 13% 129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 34% 14% 14% 27% 11% 108