Belief in God among adults who say religion is not at all important

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 3,966. 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 14% 12% 10% 1% 56% 7% 3,966
2007 20% 18% 11% 1% 42% 10% 2,468

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Belief in God among adults who say religion is not at all important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 23% 22% 20% < 1% 29% 6% 160
Mainline Protestant 28% 21% 29% 3% 19% 1% 136
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 10% 11% 9% 1% 62% 7% 3,232

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 513. 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% 38% 27% 15% 513
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 40% 24% 12% 481
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 32% 18% 13% 400
Do not believe in God 36% 36% 16% 12% 2,215
Other/don't know if they believe in God 31% 36% 21% 12% 273

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 513. 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% 16% 31% 33% 8% < 1% 513
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 18% 33% 29% 6% < 1% 481
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 27% 18% 25% 22% 8% 1% 400
Do not believe in God 24% 21% 27% 20% 7% 1% 2,215
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 22% 28% 24% 8% 1% 273

Gender composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 527. 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 57% 43% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 52% 48% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 63% 37% 407
Do not believe in God 66% 34% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 66% 34% 281

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 506. 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 59% 14% 3% 19% 5% 506
Believe in God; fairly certain 79% 3% 3% 11% 4% 477
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 73% 5% 8% 11% 3% 400
Do not believe in God 80% 2% 6% 9% 3% 2,221
Other/don't know if they believe in God 84% 5% 2% 4% 5% 277

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 518. 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% 14% 72% 518
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 12% 77% 478
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 14% 15% 71% 401
Do not believe in God 12% 13% 75% 2,218
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 11% 81% 279

Income distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 460. 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% 23% 21% 18% 460
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 19% 27% 27% 444
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 18% 26% 27% 364
Do not believe in God 23% 17% 31% 28% 2,064
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 21% 27% 28% 236

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 521. 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% 36% 14% 9% 521
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 34% 20% 15% 483
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 27% 20% 16% 405
Do not believe in God 29% 31% 24% 17% 2,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 30% 30% 23% 17% 280

Marital status among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 521. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 33% 9% 20% 6% 32% 521
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 11% 13% 2% 32% 482
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 10% 10% 4% 39% 407
Do not believe in God 39% 12% 9% 2% 37% 2,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 39% 11% 14% 3% 34% 278

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 522. 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% 73% 522
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 75% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 81% 404
Do not believe in God 22% 78% 2,238
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 79% 280

BeliefsandPractices

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 527. 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 7% 18% 74% 1% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 2% 12% 86% < 1% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 10% 86% 1% 407
Do not believe in God < 1% 8% 92% < 1% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 8% 91% < 1% 281

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 527. 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% 16% 6% 34% 1% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 9% 8% 69% < 1% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 7% 5% 6% 82% < 1% 407
Do not believe in God 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 2% 4% 89% 2% 281

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 527. 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% 3% 6% 80% 1% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 3% 1% 1% 95% < 1% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 1% < 1% 96% < 1% 407
Do not believe in God < 1% < 1% 1% 99% < 1% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% < 1% 2% 96% 1% 281

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 527. 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% 6% 5% 37% 1% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 10% 5% 54% < 1% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 11% 4% 63% 1% 407
Do not believe in God 17% 7% 5% 71% < 1% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 9% 6% 65% 2% 281

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 527. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 65% 11% 6% 17% 1% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 16% 12% 29% 2% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 16% 11% 41% 1% 407
Do not believe in God 29% 14% 8% 46% 2% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 35% 9% 10% 40% 7% 281

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 527. 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% 12% 8% 24% 1% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 15% 14% 25% < 1% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 14% 16% 29% 1% 407
Do not believe in God 46% 16% 13% 24% 1% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 51% 14% 13% 21% 2% 281

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 527. 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 8% 17% 60% 12% 3% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 2% 19% 59% 18% 2% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 19% 62% 15% 1% 407
Do not believe in God 1% 19% 50% 29% 1% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 18% 58% 18% 6% 281

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 527. 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 22% 74% 2% 1% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 17% 83% < 1% < 1% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 78% 1% 1% 407
Do not believe in God 16% 83% 1% 1% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 80% 3% 1% 281

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 527. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 20% 4% 5% 69% 2% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 5% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 5% 1% 91% < 1% 407
Do not believe in God 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 2% 3% 93% 1% 281

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 527. 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% 16% 1% 61% 9% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 5% 6% < 1% 84% 5% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 7% < 1% 85% 4% 407
Do not believe in God < 1% 1% < 1% 97% 3% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% 2% 1% 86% 11% 281

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 527. 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% 38% 11% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 58% 8% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 61% 10% 407
Do not believe in God 3% 95% 2% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 56% 34% 281

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 527. 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% 54% 10% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 70% 7% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 17% 74% 8% 407
Do not believe in God 2% 96% 2% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 65% 26% 281

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 527. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 26% 29% 45% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 18% 60% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 17% 61% 407
Do not believe in God 18% 18% 64% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 24% 54% 281

Political ideology among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 527. 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 22% 34% 35% 10% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 32% 49% 6% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 40% 39% 6% 407
Do not believe in God 12% 29% 52% 6% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 36% 38% 12% 281

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 527. 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% 36% 4% 8% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 48% 46% 3% 3% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 48% 46% 4% 3% 407
Do not believe in God 44% 50% 3% 3% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 49% 36% 6% 10% 281

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 527. 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% 52% 6% 3% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 61% 3% < 1% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 59% 3% 2% 407
Do not believe in God 30% 66% 3% 1% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 38% 55% 2% 4% 281

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 527. 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% 32% 4% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 80% 18% 2% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 85% 13% 3% 407
Do not believe in God 86% 11% 3% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 82% 12% 6% 281

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 527. 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% 19% 6% 3% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 86% 10% 2% 2% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 85% 12% 2% 1% 407
Do not believe in God 92% 5% 2% 1% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 85% 9% 3% 3% 281

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 527. 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% 24% 12% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 84% 12% 4% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 83% 12% 5% 407
Do not believe in God 90% 7% 3% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 80% 11% 9% 281

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 527. 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% 62% 3% 2% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 68% 3% 1% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 73% 2% 1% 407
Do not believe in God 19% 78% 1% 2% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 64% 3% 5% 281

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 527. 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% 27% 6% 25% 6% 527
Believe in God; fairly certain 69% 11% 5% 12% 3% 484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 74% 7% 3% 11% 4% 407
Do not believe in God 89% 3% 1% 5% 1% 2,245
Other/don't know if they believe in God 83% 4% 8% 4% 1% 281