Belief in God among women

% of women 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 = 17,557. 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 69% 18% 4% 1% 6% 2% 17,557
2007 77% 15% 3% 1% 3% 2% 19,265

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Belief in God among women by religious group

% of women 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 = 126. 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 39% 24% 7% 1% 24% 6% 126
Catholic 70% 25% 3% 1% 1% 1% 3,776
Evangelical Protestant 90% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,532
Historically Black Protestant 90% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,098
Jehovah's Witness 91% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 158
Jewish 40% 27% 12% 1% 15% 6% 419
Mainline Protestant 71% 23% 3% 1% 1% 1% 3,305
Mormon 90% 7% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 317
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 32% 25% 11% 1% 27% 5% 3,085

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among women by belief in God

% of women who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 11,807. 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 17% 33% 29% 21% 11,807
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 35% 24% 16% 3,061
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 33% 20% 11% 695
Believe in God; don't know 12% 22% 22% 43% 133
Do not believe in God 41% 33% 15% 11% 1,102
Other/don't know if they believe in God 30% 31% 22% 18% 325

Generational cohort among women by belief in God

% of women who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 11,807. 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 10% 12% 28% 34% 14% 1% 11,807
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 17% 28% 28% 10% 1% 3,061
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 18% 27% 23% 7% 1% 695
Believe in God; don't know 5% 12% 17% 26% 31% 8% 133
Do not believe in God 28% 21% 26% 18% 7% 1% 1,102
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 15% 26% 27% 10% 3% 325

Racial and ethnic composition among women by belief in God

% of women who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 11,952. 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% 14% 4% 11,952
Believe in God; fairly certain 65% 7% 4% 20% 3% 3,108
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 70% 4% 9% 15% 3% 699
Believe in God; don't know 58% 8% 4% 27% 2% 137
Do not believe in God 78% 2% 8% 8% 3% 1,108
Other/don't know if they believe in God 81% 5% 4% 7% 3% 338

Immigrant status among women by belief in God

% of women who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 11,937. 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% 9% 78% 11,937
Believe in God; fairly certain 20% 11% 69% 3,076
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 15% 64% 702
Believe in God; don't know 28% 12% 60% 134
Do not believe in God 13% 16% 71% 1,110
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 8% 79% 336

Income distribution among women by belief in God

% of women 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 = 10,197. 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% 21% 25% 13% 10,197
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 19% 23% 19% 2,700
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 17% 27% 21% 616
Do not believe in God 27% 20% 28% 25% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 12% 27% 33% 259

Educational distribution among women by belief in God

% of women who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 12,036. 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% 34% 16% 9% 12,036
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 31% 17% 12% 3,115
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 28% 20% 16% 705
Believe in God; don't know 58% 22% 12% 8% 139
Do not believe in God 25% 29% 27% 20% 1,117
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 35% 25% 22% 343

Marital status among women by belief in God

% of women who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 12,052. 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 50% 6% 15% 11% 19% 12,052
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 12% 12% 7% 24% 3,116
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 11% 8% 7% 32% 704
Believe in God; don't know 37% 5% 17% 28% 13% 140
Do not believe in God 40% 12% 9% 4% 36% 1,114
Other/don't know if they believe in God 41% 7% 13% 8% 31% 336

Parent of children under 18 among women by belief in God

% of women who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 12,073. 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% 68% 12,073
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 66% 3,122
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 72% 706
Believe in God; don't know 27% 73% 139
Do not believe in God 25% 75% 1,117
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 75% 344

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among women by belief in God

% of women 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 = 12,114. 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 77% 18% 3% 2% 1% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 45% 18% 7% 1% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 10% 29% 41% 20% 1% 708
Believe in God; don't know 55% 22% 4% 11% 8% 142
Do not believe in God 3% 10% 24% 63% < 1% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 19% 35% 30% 3% 346

Attendance at religious services among women by belief in God

% of women 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 = 12,114. 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% 33% 16% 1% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 42% 37% < 1% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 7% 34% 59% < 1% 708
Believe in God; don't know 39% 28% 28% 5% 142
Do not believe in God 2% 17% 80% < 1% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 24% 63% 3% 346

Frequency of prayer among women by belief in God

% of women who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,114. 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% 14% 3% 4% 1% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 26% 11% 21% 1% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 16% 10% 56% < 1% 708
Believe in God; don't know 50% 12% 3% 28% 7% 142
Do not believe in God 3% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 7% 6% 65% 5% 346

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among women by belief in God

% of women 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 = 12,114. 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% 12% 9% 42% 1% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 8% 8% 73% < 1% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 5% 4% 87% < 1% 708
Believe in God; don't know 19% 7% 6% 56% 12% 142
Do not believe in God 1% 2% 2% 95% < 1% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 7% 2% 5% 82% 4% 346

Frequency of meditation among women by belief in God

% of women 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 = 12,114. 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 50% 7% 3% 38% 2% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 12% 5% 50% 1% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 14% 5% 57% < 1% 708
Believe in God; don't know 48% 6% 2% 38% 6% 142
Do not believe in God 21% 9% 6% 64% 1% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 12% 7% 49% 6% 346

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among women by belief in God

% of women 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 = 12,114. 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% 12% 7% 6% 1% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 20% 15% 17% 1% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 17% 16% 33% 1% 708
Believe in God; don't know 63% 8% 6% 11% 13% 142
Do not believe in God 34% 16% 10% 39% 2% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 41% 14% 9% 29% 7% 346

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among women by belief in God

% of women 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 = 12,114. 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% 15% 11% 25% 2% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 18% 16% 24% 1% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 44% 15% 15% 24% 1% 708
Believe in God; don't know 44% 5% 10% 31% 10% 142
Do not believe in God 42% 18% 14% 26% 1% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 47% 18% 13% 18% 4% 346

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among women by belief in God

% of women 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 = 12,114. 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 50% 7% 37% 4% 2% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 14% 58% 11% 2% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 7% 21% 54% 17% 1% 708
Believe in God; don't know 26% 10% 49% 6% 8% 142
Do not believe in God 2% 17% 53% 27% 1% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 21% 53% 12% 6% 346

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among women by belief in God

% of women 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 = 12,114. 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% 61% 1% 1% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 77% 1% 1% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 17% 82% 1% 1% 708
Believe in God; don't know 28% 64% 3% 5% 142
Do not believe in God 13% 86% < 1% < 1% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 80% 2% 1% 346

Frequency of reading scripture among women by belief in God

% of women 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 = 12,114. 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% 11% 8% 27% 1% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 10% 10% 63% < 1% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 6% 6% 83% < 1% 708
Believe in God; don't know 34% 8% 7% 44% 7% 142
Do not believe in God 2% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 3% 7% 74% 4% 346

Interpreting scripture among women by belief in God

% of women 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 = 12,114. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 44% 32% 4% 14% 6% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 27% 1% 47% 9% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 12% < 1% 75% 8% 708
Believe in God; don't know 37% 11% 9% 26% 16% 142
Do not believe in God 1% 2% < 1% 94% 3% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 3% 3% 73% 17% 346

Belief in Heaven among women by belief in God

% of women who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,114. 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 87% 7% 5% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 71% 20% 9% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 47% 13% 708
Believe in God; don't know 66% 19% 15% 142
Do not believe in God 8% 88% 4% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 47% 35% 346

Belief in Hell among women by belief in God

% of women who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,114. 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% 21% 8% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 44% 10% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 63% 11% 708
Believe in God; don't know 46% 38% 17% 142
Do not believe in God 6% 91% 3% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 59% 29% 346

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among women by belief in God

% of women who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 12,114. 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% 18% 43% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 20% 53% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 17% 65% 708
Believe in God; don't know 22% 37% 41% 142
Do not believe in God 12% 14% 74% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 21% 62% 346

Political ideology among women by belief in God

% of women who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,114. 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% 33% 19% 7% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 38% 34% 6% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 14% 33% 46% 7% 708
Believe in God; don't know 31% 23% 28% 18% 142
Do not believe in God 9% 25% 61% 5% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 26% 50% 9% 346

Views about size of government among women by belief in God

% of women who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,114. 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% 44% 3% 4% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 54% 3% 4% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 59% 4% 4% 708
Believe in God; don't know 29% 54% 5% 11% 142
Do not believe in God 34% 60% 3% 4% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 39% 43% 9% 9% 346

Views about government aid to the poor among women by belief in God

% of women 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 = 12,114. 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% 49% 4% 2% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 58% 3% 2% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 65% 3% 2% 708
Believe in God; don't know 35% 48% 5% 13% 142
Do not believe in God 25% 72% 2% 1% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 65% 7% 1% 346

Views about abortion among women by belief in God

% of women 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 = 12,114. 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% 51% 4% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 67% 29% 3% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 80% 17% 3% 708
Believe in God; don't know 40% 42% 18% 142
Do not believe in God 89% 10% 1% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 78% 15% 7% 346

Views about homosexuality among women by belief in God

% of women who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,114. 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% 36% 4% 4% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 84% 11% 2% 2% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 89% 8% 1% 2% 708
Believe in God; don't know 52% 24% 9% 15% 142
Do not believe in God 96% 3% 1% 1% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 86% 8% 4% 3% 346

Views about same-sex marriage among women by belief in God

% of women who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,114. 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% 47% 8% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 75% 18% 7% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 85% 11% 4% 708
Believe in God; don't know 51% 26% 23% 142
Do not believe in God 94% 4% 2% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 85% 9% 6% 346

Views about environmental regulation among women by belief in God

% of women 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 = 12,114. 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% 55% 3% 4% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 66% 2% 3% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 74% 1% 2% 708
Believe in God; don't know 35% 42% 5% 17% 142
Do not believe in God 14% 83% 1% 2% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 73% 4% 6% 346

Views about human evolution among women by belief in God

% of women 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 = 12,114. 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% 28% 3% 47% 5% 12,114
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 25% 5% 21% 4% 3,127
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 68% 11% 4% 14% 3% 708
Believe in God; don't know 31% 16% 12% 28% 14% 142
Do not believe in God 86% 5% 1% 7% 2% 1,120
Other/don't know if they believe in God 72% 4% 8% 10% 6% 346