Belief in God among adults who read scripture several times a year

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 2,894. 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 64% 24% 4% 1% 5% 1% 2,894
2007 74% 19% 3% < 1% 2% 2% 2,904

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Belief in God among adults who read scripture several times a year by religious group

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 69% 26% 3% 1% 1% < 1% 755
Evangelical Protestant 79% 18% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 561
Historically Black Protestant 83% 16% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 148
Mainline Protestant 69% 26% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% 703
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 32% 27% 10% 1% 24% 6% 442

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,803. 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 19% 38% 28% 15% 1,803
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 36% 25% 17% 691
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 47% 29% 14% 10% 124
Do not believe in God 41% 38% 11% 10% 160

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,803. 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% 13% 32% 33% 10% 1% 1,803
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 16% 29% 29% 12% 1% 691
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 20% 24% 17% 5% 2% 124
Do not believe in God 26% 26% 26% 14% 7% < 1% 160

Gender composition among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,834. 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% 53% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 47% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 65% 35% 127
Do not believe in God 75% 25% 162

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,807. 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% 12% 3% 15% 4% 1,807
Believe in God; fairly certain 62% 8% 7% 19% 4% 696
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 63% 6% 7% 19% 5% 127
Do not believe in God 69% 4% 8% 14% 5% 157

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,809. 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 14% 9% 77% 1,809
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 11% 67% 691
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 16% 20% 64% 123
Do not believe in God 14% 13% 73% 161

Income distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,619. 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% 21% 30% 19% 1,619
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 20% 26% 21% 635
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 13% 16% 29% 115
Do not believe in God 20% 17% 32% 31% 149

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,822. 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% 33% 17% 11% 1,822
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 32% 15% 14% 700
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 42% 20% 20% 18% 126
Do not believe in God 21% 33% 29% 17% 161

Marital status among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,826. 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% 6% 13% 6% 23% 1,826
Believe in God; fairly certain 50% 8% 14% 6% 23% 702
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 7% 6% 8% 51% 126
Do not believe in God 38% 15% 9% 1% 37% 161

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,832. 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% 1,832
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 71% 703
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 76% 125
Do not believe in God 25% 75% 160

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,834. 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% 32% 3% 1% < 1% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 56% 12% 3% 1% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 17% 50% 28% 5% < 1% 127
Do not believe in God 4% 22% 27% 45% 3% 162

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,834. 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% 57% 16% < 1% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 57% 24% < 1% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 62% 29% < 1% 127
Do not believe in God 5% 34% 59% 3% 162

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,834. 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% 26% 7% 4% 1% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 33% 15% 17% < 1% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 19% 20% 41% < 1% 127
Do not believe in God 2% 3% 8% 85% 2% 162

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,834. 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 9% 9% 26% 55% 1% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 5% 9% 26% 60% < 1% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 7% 19% 68% 1% 127
Do not believe in God 2% 2% 8% 86% 2% 162

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,834. 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% 11% 12% 45% 1% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 14% 12% 43% 2% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 15% 17% 33% 2% 127
Do not believe in God 25% 18% 10% 43% 3% 162

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,834. 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% 20% 16% 6% 1% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 20% 20% 16% < 1% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 21% 21% 33% 1% 127
Do not believe in God 37% 21% 7% 32% 3% 162

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,834. 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% 16% 20% 23% 1% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 19% 21% 17% 1% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 62% 17% 8% 13% < 1% 127
Do not believe in God 58% 22% 11% 9% < 1% 162

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,834. 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% 9% 50% 7% 3% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 17% 56% 13% 2% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain < 1% 33% 46% 20% 1% 127
Do not believe in God 1% 25% 43% 29% 3% 162

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,834. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 34% 65% 1% 1% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 76% 1% 1% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 12% 86% 2% < 1% 127
Do not believe in God 19% 80% < 1% 1% 162

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,834. 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% 40% 3% 17% 8% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 35% 1% 46% 7% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 17% < 1% 66% 10% 127
Do not believe in God 1% 2% < 1% 94% 2% 162

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,834. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 89% 7% 4% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 70% 22% 8% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 47% 40% 13% 127
Do not believe in God 3% 94% 4% 162

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,834. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 74% 20% 6% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 49% 41% 10% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 59% 11% 127
Do not believe in God 2% 95% 3% 162

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,834. 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 41% 16% 42% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 16% 54% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 17% 57% 127
Do not believe in God 11% 17% 72% 162

Political ideology among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,834. 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% 35% 20% 5% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 42% 29% 3% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 46% 35% 2% 127
Do not believe in God 10% 31% 54% 5% 162

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,834. 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% 40% 3% 3% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 50% 45% 3% 2% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 52% 41% 4% 2% 127
Do not believe in God 39% 56% 4% 1% 162

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,834. 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% 48% 3% 1% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 55% 2% 1% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 61% 3% < 1% 127
Do not believe in God 15% 79% 2% 4% 162

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,834. 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% 43% 5% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 68% 29% 3% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 74% 18% 8% 127
Do not believe in God 84% 10% 6% 162

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,834. 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% 31% 4% 4% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 78% 16% 4% 2% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 78% 14% 1% 7% 127
Do not believe in God 93% 3% 1% 3% 162

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,834. 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% 41% 8% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 68% 23% 9% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 75% 16% 8% 127
Do not believe in God 90% 6% 4% 162

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,834. 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 41% 55% 2% 2% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 64% 2% 1% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 59% 5% 1% 127
Do not believe in God 10% 84% 3% 3% 162

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture several times a year by belief in God

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,834. 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 21% 37% 4% 35% 3% 1,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 30% 6% 18% 4% 704
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 65% 11% 7% 14% 3% 127
Do not believe in God 93% 1% 1% 5% < 1% 162