Belief in God among adults who say religion is not too important

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 3,790. 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 19% 35% 19% 1% 20% 7% 3,790
2007 29% 38% 14% 1% 10% 8% 3,114

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 24% 45% 20% 1% 6% 4% 569
Evangelical Protestant 41% 42% 12% < 1% 3% 2% 174
Jewish 12% 24% 22% < 1% 35% 8% 166
Mainline Protestant 20% 46% 19% 2% 7% 7% 596
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 15% 31% 19% < 1% 27% 8% 1,924

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 701. 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% 39% 28% 11% 701
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 39% 21% 12% 1,294
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 32% 18% 11% 699
Do not believe in God 46% 29% 16% 9% 740
Other/don't know if they believe in God 30% 36% 19% 15% 283

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 701. 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% 32% 32% 7% < 1% 701
Believe in God; fairly certain 17% 19% 31% 26% 7% 1% 1,294
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 19% 25% 22% 7% 1% 699
Do not believe in God 33% 21% 21% 19% 5% 1% 740
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 20% 27% 24% 9% 1% 283

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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% 50% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 46% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 57% 43% 703
Do not believe in God 64% 36% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 58% 42% 292

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

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

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 699. 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 67% 10% 4% 14% 5% 699
Believe in God; fairly certain 81% 5% 4% 7% 3% 1,306
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 72% 3% 9% 13% 2% 695
Do not believe in God 73% 3% 12% 8% 4% 736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 84% 1% 5% 7% 3% 287

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 696. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 14% 11% 76% 696
Believe in God; fairly certain 10% 10% 80% 1,301
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 16% 14% 70% 698
Do not believe in God 13% 19% 67% 740
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 9% 84% 286

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 625. 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% 19% 27% 18% 625
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 22% 31% 22% 1,182
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 17% 30% 28% 651
Do not believe in God 24% 22% 26% 29% 676
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 14% 35% 30% 247

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

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

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 703. 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% 37% 16% 11% 703
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 33% 20% 14% 1,311
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 31% 23% 15% 701
Do not believe in God 28% 31% 26% 16% 743
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 39% 24% 16% 291

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 703. 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% 7% 15% 3% 31% 703
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 11% 10% 3% 28% 1,309
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 9% 8% 2% 41% 702
Do not believe in God 33% 11% 6% 3% 48% 742
Other/don't know if they believe in God 47% 7% 11% 4% 31% 289

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 707. 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 29% 71% 707
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 73% 1,311
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 77% 702
Do not believe in God 20% 80% 742
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 75% 291

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 709. 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 5% 34% 61% < 1% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 2% 35% 63% < 1% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 35% 63% < 1% 703
Do not believe in God 2% 32% 66% < 1% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 32% 66% 1% 292

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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% 19% 10% 34% 1% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 17% 14% 55% < 1% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 10% 10% 74% < 1% 703
Do not believe in God 1% 2% 4% 93% < 1% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 9% 5% 80% < 1% 292

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 709. 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 3% 3% 5% 88% < 1% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 1% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 703
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 1% 1% 96% 1% 292

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 709. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 35% 10% 4% 50% 1% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 12% 6% 63% 1% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 17% 10% 6% 66% 1% 703
Do not believe in God 16% 9% 6% 67% 1% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 9% 5% 65% 1% 292

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 709. 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% 15% 16% 21% 1% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 20% 17% 33% 1% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 16% 18% 40% 1% 703
Do not believe in God 28% 18% 11% 42% 1% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 16% 11% 40% 4% 292

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 709. 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% 13% 12% 28% 1% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 17% 17% 29% 1% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 20% 17% 24% 1% 703
Do not believe in God 42% 22% 17% 19% 1% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 41% 23% 17% 18% 1% 292

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 709. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 9% 14% 63% 12% 2% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 2% 17% 68% 11% 1% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 21% 59% 16% 1% 703
Do not believe in God 1% 20% 55% 23% 1% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 23% 59% 14% 2% 292

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 709. 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 25% 72% 2% 1% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 75% 1% < 1% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 80% 1% < 1% 703
Do not believe in God 15% 83% 1% < 1% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 84% 3% < 1% 292

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 709. 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% 10% 7% 71% < 1% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 3% 4% 6% 87% < 1% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 2% 5% 91% < 1% 703
Do not believe in God 1% 3% 5% 91% < 1% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 3% 5% 89% < 1% 292

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 709. 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 16% 25% 1% 49% 10% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 4% 18% 1% 69% 8% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 6% < 1% 86% 6% 703
Do not believe in God 1% 3% < 1% 93% 3% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% 2% 1% 79% 19% 292

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

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

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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 67% 25% 8% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 57% 33% 11% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 50% 14% 703
Do not believe in God 7% 87% 6% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 49% 37% 292

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

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

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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% 46% 7% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 53% 9% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 63% 11% 703
Do not believe in God 7% 90% 4% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 63% 27% 292

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 709. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 31% 22% 47% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 18% 45% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 16% 59% 703
Do not believe in God 20% 14% 66% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 21% 51% 292

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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 25% 39% 28% 8% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 24% 41% 31% 4% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 13% 43% 38% 6% 703
Do not believe in God 14% 36% 46% 4% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 37% 38% 6% 292

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

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

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 709. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 53% 40% 3% 4% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 58% 37% 2% 3% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 47% 48% 3% 3% 703
Do not believe in God 42% 52% 2% 4% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 52% 31% 9% 8% 292

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 709. 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% 51% 5% 1% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 52% 2% 1% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 38% 58% 3% 1% 703
Do not believe in God 29% 67% 3% 2% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 33% 56% 9% 1% 292

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 709. 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% 25% 3% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 75% 21% 4% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 81% 17% 1% 703
Do not believe in God 88% 10% 2% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 81% 14% 5% 292

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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 75% 19% 2% 4% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 85% 12% 2% 2% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 87% 8% 2% 3% 703
Do not believe in God 90% 8% 1% 1% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 87% 9% 3% 2% 292

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

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

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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% 25% 6% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 79% 15% 5% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 82% 13% 4% 703
Do not believe in God 89% 8% 3% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 85% 13% 3% 292

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 709. 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% 58% 2% 3% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 66% 1% 2% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 70% 1% 1% 703
Do not believe in God 20% 77% 1% 1% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 24% 67% 4% 5% 292

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 709. 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% 30% 5% 23% 3% 709
Believe in God; fairly certain 66% 16% 5% 11% 2% 1,313
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 74% 10% 6% 9% 1% 703
Do not believe in God 87% 3% 2% 6% 2% 746
Other/don't know if they believe in God 78% 2% 14% 1% 5% 292