Belief in God among adults in Generation X

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 7,303. 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% 20% 5% < 1% 9% 2% 7,303
2007 70% 19% 4% < 1% 5% 3% 8,092

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Belief in God among adults in Generation X by religious group

% of adults in Generation X 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 64% 28% 6% 1% 1% 1% 1,472
Evangelical Protestant 89% 10% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,751
Historically Black Protestant 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 450
Jewish 41% 29% 12% < 1% 13% 5% 140
Mainline Protestant 64% 29% 4% < 1% 1% 2% 1,044
Mormon 82% 13% 3% < 1% < 1% 2% 166
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 30% 24% 10% 1% 30% 5% 1,764

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,491. 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 < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 393
Do not believe in God < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 164

Gender composition among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,491. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 45% 55% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 47% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 59% 41% 393
Do not believe in God 65% 35% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 62% 38% 164

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,433. 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% 16% 3% 18% 4% 4,433
Believe in God; fairly certain 64% 6% 5% 23% 3% 1,492
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 66% 4% 7% 20% 3% 387
Do not believe in God 79% 3% 7% 8% 4% 718
Other/don't know if they believe in God 80% 3% 5% 8% 4% 159

Immigrant status among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 18% 8% 75% 4,439
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 8% 66% 1,484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 7% 69% 391
Do not believe in God 16% 10% 74% 718
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 7% 78% 161

Income distribution among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,121. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 30% 21% 29% 20% 4,121
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 17% 27% 26% 1,388
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 16% 24% 34% 362
Do not believe in God 15% 16% 33% 35% 688
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 18% 35% 29% 153

Educational distribution among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,479. 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% 33% 18% 11% 4,479
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 26% 18% 14% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 20% 21% 23% 391
Do not believe in God 25% 25% 27% 23% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 24% 27% 22% 164

Marital status among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,484. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 60% 7% 16% 2% 16% 4,484
Believe in God; fairly certain 58% 11% 13% 1% 16% 1,501
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 57% 12% 12% 2% 17% 393
Do not believe in God 55% 12% 12% 1% 19% 724
Other/don't know if they believe in God 47% 9% 14% 3% 27% 161

Parent of children under 18 among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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% 40% 4,474
Believe in God; fairly certain 57% 43% 1,500
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 59% 41% 391
Do not believe in God 51% 49% 723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 45% 55% 161

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,491. 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% 21% 4% 3% 1% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 44% 21% 8% 1% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 10% 32% 38% 20% < 1% 393
Do not believe in God 3% 9% 19% 69% 1% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 11% 16% 34% 38% 2% 164

Attendance at religious services among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,491. 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% 35% 18% < 1% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 17% 44% 39% < 1% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 41% 54% < 1% 393
Do not believe in God 3% 14% 84% < 1% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 7% 25% 68% < 1% 164

Frequency of prayer among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,491. 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% 15% 4% 6% 1% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 25% 11% 28% < 1% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 17% 12% 13% 58% < 1% 393
Do not believe in God 3% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 11% 6% 69% 1% 164

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

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,491. 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% 13% 10% 43% < 1% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 9% 7% 72% < 1% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 4% 5% 88% < 1% 393
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 1% 4% 87% 1% 164

Frequency of meditation among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,491. 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% 7% 4% 42% 2% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 11% 6% 50% 1% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 11% 7% 61% < 1% 393
Do not believe in God 19% 10% 5% 65% 1% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 10% 6% 60% 2% 164

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,491. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 69% 15% 8% 7% 1% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 18% 16% 23% 1% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 16% 17% 35% 1% 393
Do not believe in God 32% 13% 10% 43% 1% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 38% 12% 13% 31% 6% 164

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,491. 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% 16% 12% 27% 1% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 16% 16% 27% 1% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 18% 19% 27% < 1% 393
Do not believe in God 42% 18% 16% 24% 1% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 36% 19% 19% 24% 3% 164

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,491. 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% 7% 39% 5% 3% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 13% 57% 13% 1% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 19% 57% 18% 1% 393
Do not believe in God 1% 18% 52% 27% 1% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 7% 17% 57% 14% 5% 164

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,491. 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% 57% 1% 1% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 72% 1% 2% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 76% 1% 1% 393
Do not believe in God 19% 80% 1% < 1% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 76% 1% < 1% 164

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,491. 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% 12% 10% 27% < 1% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 10% 10% 64% 1% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 7% 6% 83% 1% 393
Do not believe in God 2% 4% 5% 89% < 1% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 4% 4% 80% < 1% 164

Interpreting scripture among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,491. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 43% 32% 3% 15% 6% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 17% 26% 1% 48% 8% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 11% < 1% 73% 8% 393
Do not believe in God 1% 1% < 1% 96% 2% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 4% 2% 71% 18% 164

Belief in Heaven among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,491. 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 86% 7% 6% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 71% 21% 8% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 48% 12% 393
Do not believe in God 5% 92% 2% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 49% 30% 164

Belief in Hell among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,491. 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% 19% 7% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 50% 41% 9% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 27% 63% 10% 393
Do not believe in God 3% 94% 3% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 59% 26% 164

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,491. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 42% 20% 38% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 21% 46% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 18% 59% 393
Do not believe in God 19% 18% 64% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 22% 49% 164

Political ideology among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,491. 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% 17% 6% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 37% 32% 5% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 16% 41% 36% 7% 393
Do not believe in God 11% 35% 49% 4% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 33% 37% 10% 164

Views about size of government among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,491. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 55% 39% 3% 3% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 48% 2% 2% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 46% 49% 3% 2% 393
Do not believe in God 46% 47% 4% 3% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 49% 38% 5% 8% 164

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,491. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 49% 45% 5% 2% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 51% 4% 1% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 55% 4% 2% 393
Do not believe in God 28% 67% 3% 1% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 36% 53% 8% 3% 164

Views about abortion among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,491. 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% 52% 4% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 65% 31% 3% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 76% 22% 3% 393
Do not believe in God 86% 10% 4% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 72% 21% 7% 164

Views about homosexuality among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,491. 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% 39% 5% 4% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 77% 18% 3% 2% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 81% 14% 3% 3% 393
Do not believe in God 91% 6% 2% 1% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 72% 17% 8% 3% 164

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,491. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 42% 49% 9% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 68% 24% 8% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 74% 21% 5% 393
Do not believe in God 89% 7% 4% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 74% 21% 5% 164

Views about environmental regulation among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,491. 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% 54% 3% 2% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 63% 3% 2% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 67% 2% 1% 393
Do not believe in God 19% 78% 1% 2% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 30% 63% 3% 4% 164

Views about human evolution among adults in Generation X by belief in God

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,491. 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% 30% 3% 46% 4% 4,491
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 25% 6% 21% 3% 1,503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 70% 10% 4% 13% 2% 393
Do not believe in God 88% 2% 2% 6% 1% 725
Other/don't know if they believe in God 72% 1% 12% 10% 4% 164