Belief in God among adults who seldom or never pray

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say they…

Survey year Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 8,123. 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 16% 24% 14% 1% 38% 7% 8,123
2007 27% 29% 12% 1% 22% 9% 6,160

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Belief in God among adults who seldom or never pray by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 30% 39% 16% 2% 10% 4% 893
Evangelical Protestant 44% 41% 9% < 1% 3% 2% 326
Jewish 11% 25% 22% 1% 35% 7% 408
Mainline Protestant 27% 44% 16% 2% 8% 3% 903
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 18% 13% 1% 52% 8% 4,941

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,178. 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% 36% 23% 15% 1,178
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 36% 23% 13% 1,968
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 38% 32% 17% 12% 1,079
Do not believe in God 39% 34% 16% 11% 3,127
Other/don't know if they believe in God 30% 34% 20% 15% 590

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,178. 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 17% 17% 28% 29% 9% 1% 1,178
Believe in God; fairly certain 17% 18% 28% 28% 8% 1% 1,968
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 20% 26% 21% 8% 1% 1,079
Do not believe in God 26% 21% 25% 20% 7% 1% 3,127
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 23% 25% 25% 9% 1% 590

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,200. 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 63% 37% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 64% 36% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 62% 38% 1,092
Do not believe in God 66% 34% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 64% 36% 609

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,188. 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% 11% 4% 17% 3% 1,188
Believe in God; fairly certain 76% 5% 3% 13% 4% 1,979
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 72% 2% 10% 14% 3% 1,075
Do not believe in God 78% 2% 7% 9% 3% 3,126
Other/don't know if they believe in God 84% 3% 4% 5% 4% 597

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,180. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 15% 11% 73% 1,180
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 10% 77% 1,975
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 17% 16% 67% 1,082
Do not believe in God 12% 15% 72% 3,129
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 10% 80% 599

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 1,037. 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% 25% 22% 15% 1,037
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 23% 28% 21% 1,786
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 27% 16% 29% 28% 992
Do not believe in God 23% 19% 30% 28% 2,888
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 17% 30% 29% 522

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,191. 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 52% 30% 12% 6% 1,191
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 31% 19% 11% 1,994
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 28% 22% 15% 1,087
Do not believe in God 29% 30% 25% 17% 3,155
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 33% 24% 17% 605

Marital status among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,194. 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% 8% 13% 5% 33% 1,194
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 11% 11% 4% 30% 1,990
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 10% 7% 4% 38% 1,089
Do not believe in God 38% 12% 9% 2% 39% 3,153
Other/don't know if they believe in God 43% 9% 13% 3% 31% 601

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,196. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 26% 74% 1,196
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 73% 1,996
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 77% 1,086
Do not believe in God 22% 78% 3,152
Other/don't know if they believe in God 24% 76% 606

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 1,200. 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% 44% 19% 13% 1% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 7% 39% 37% 17% < 1% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 20% 48% 30% < 1% 1,092
Do not believe in God 1% 6% 23% 69% < 1% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 15% 38% 44% 1% 609

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 1,200. 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% 33% 57% < 1% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 5% 33% 61% < 1% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 30% 67% < 1% 1,092
Do not believe in God 1% 15% 84% < 1% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 24% 74% < 1% 609

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 1,200. 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 4% 3% 4% 88% 1% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 1,092
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 1% 97% < 1% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 1% 3% 94% < 1% 609

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 1,200. 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% 6% 4% 68% 1% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 10% 5% 68% 1% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 9% 7% 69% < 1% 1,092
Do not believe in God 16% 8% 5% 70% 1% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 9% 6% 66% 1% 609

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 1,200. 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 33% 17% 16% 32% 2% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 16% 15% 37% 1% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 17% 15% 42% 1% 1,092
Do not believe in God 29% 14% 9% 45% 2% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 32% 13% 11% 40% 4% 609

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 1,200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 35% 14% 13% 38% 1% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 15% 17% 32% 1% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 17% 16% 27% < 1% 1,092
Do not believe in God 45% 18% 14% 23% 1% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 46% 17% 16% 20% 1% 609

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 1,200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 15% 11% 60% 11% 2% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 5% 14% 65% 13% 2% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 20% 60% 17% 1% 1,092
Do not believe in God 1% 19% 51% 27% 1% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 20% 59% 16% 4% 609

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 1,200. 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% 71% 1% 1% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 77% 1% 1% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 80% 1% 1% 1,092
Do not believe in God 16% 83% 1% < 1% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 82% 2% 1% 609

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 1,200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 6% 5% 6% 82% < 1% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 2% 4% 6% 88% < 1% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 1% 2% 5% 92% < 1% 1,092
Do not believe in God 1% 2% 4% 92% < 1% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 609

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 1,200. 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 24% 26% 1% 42% 7% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 7% 19% 1% 66% 8% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 7% < 1% 84% 6% 1,092
Do not believe in God < 1% 1% < 1% 95% 3% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 3% < 1% 81% 16% 609

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 71% 23% 7% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 55% 35% 10% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 54% 13% 1,092
Do not believe in God 4% 93% 3% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 52% 36% 609

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,200. 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% 40% 7% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 52% 9% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 66% 11% 1,092
Do not believe in God 4% 93% 3% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 64% 27% 609

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,200. 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% 27% 41% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 20% 47% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 16% 57% 1,092
Do not believe in God 18% 17% 65% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 23% 52% 609

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,200. 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% 37% 28% 9% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 24% 39% 31% 5% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 43% 37% 5% 1,092
Do not believe in God 12% 31% 51% 6% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 38% 36% 10% 609

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 47% 45% 3% 4% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 41% 2% 3% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 50% 43% 3% 3% 1,092
Do not believe in God 43% 50% 3% 3% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 52% 34% 7% 8% 609

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 1,200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 46% 48% 3% 2% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 52% 3% 1% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 38% 58% 3% 1% 1,092
Do not believe in God 29% 66% 3% 1% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 38% 54% 6% 3% 609

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 1,200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 60% 35% 5% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 73% 24% 4% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 81% 17% 2% 1,092
Do not believe in God 87% 11% 3% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 81% 13% 6% 609

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 72% 20% 5% 3% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 82% 14% 3% 2% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 85% 10% 2% 3% 1,092
Do not believe in God 92% 6% 1% 1% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 84% 9% 4% 3% 609

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,200. 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% 29% 9% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 75% 19% 5% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 81% 15% 3% 1,092
Do not believe in God 90% 7% 3% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 81% 12% 7% 609

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 1,200. 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% 54% 3% 4% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 61% 3% 2% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 71% 2% 1% 1,092
Do not believe in God 19% 77% 1% 2% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 65% 3% 5% 609

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never pray by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 1,200. 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% 27% 7% 25% 4% 1,200
Believe in God; fairly certain 61% 17% 6% 14% 3% 1,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 75% 10% 4% 9% 2% 1,092
Do not believe in God 89% 4% 1% 5% 1% 3,164
Other/don't know if they believe in God 79% 4% 10% 3% 3% 609