Belief in God among adults who say religion is somewhat important

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 8,311. 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 51% 37% 7% 1% 3% 2% 8,311
2007 60% 31% 4% 1% 2% 2% 9,092

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Belief in God among adults who say religion is somewhat important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 52% 40% 6% 1% 1% 1% 2,225
Evangelical Protestant 66% 30% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% 1,382
Historically Black Protestant 65% 30% 3% < 1% < 1% 2% 228
Jewish 21% 43% 19% 1% 13% 4% 313
Mainline Protestant 50% 43% 5% 1% 1% 1% 1,990
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 42% 36% 10% 1% 8% 3% 1,498

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,000. 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 24% 36% 27% 14% 4,000
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 34% 25% 14% 3,116
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 36% 21% 11% 538
Do not believe in God 34% 36% 15% 15% 295
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 28% 25% 18% 168

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,000. 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 15% 15% 29% 32% 8% 1% 4,000
Believe in God; fairly certain 17% 16% 28% 30% 9% 1% 3,116
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 22% 27% 24% 7% 1% 538
Do not believe in God 23% 19% 28% 18% 11% < 1% 295
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 19% 21% 30% 10% 2% 168

Gender composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,060. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 48% 52% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 47% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 61% 39% 546
Do not believe in God 57% 43% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 63% 37% 174

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,007. 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% 9% 3% 15% 4% 4,007
Believe in God; fairly certain 70% 6% 5% 15% 3% 3,141
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 62% 5% 8% 21% 5% 541
Do not believe in God 71% 3% 9% 14% 3% 295
Other/don't know if they believe in God 74% 6% 6% 5% 9% 165

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,010. 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% 11% 76% 4,010
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 11% 74% 3,133
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 17% 61% 538
Do not believe in God 14% 17% 70% 293
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 9% 77% 168

Income distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 3,616. 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% 22% 26% 18% 3,616
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 20% 28% 22% 2,830
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 15% 24% 24% 484
Do not believe in God 23% 20% 33% 24% 268
Other/don't know if they believe in God 36% 15% 19% 29% 143

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,038. 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% 33% 16% 8% 4,038
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 31% 18% 12% 3,156
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 27% 18% 15% 545
Do not believe in God 28% 25% 25% 23% 296
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 33% 21% 17% 173

Marital status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,047. 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% 9% 14% 5% 26% 4,047
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 11% 12% 5% 27% 3,160
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 14% 9% 5% 32% 544
Do not believe in God 44% 8% 10% 3% 35% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 45% 5% 11% 9% 29% 170

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,049. 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% 70% 4,049
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 70% 3,162
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 72% 543
Do not believe in God 22% 78% 296
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 74% 172

BeliefsandPractices

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,060. 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 15% 55% 30% < 1% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 55% 32% < 1% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 54% 38% < 1% 546
Do not believe in God 6% 45% 48% 1% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 52% 36% 3% 174

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,060. 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% 29% 9% 13% 1% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 31% 15% 24% 1% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 21% 18% 38% 1% 546
Do not believe in God 10% 7% 11% 72% < 1% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 13% 13% 54% 4% 174

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,060. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 9% 9% 9% 73% < 1% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 5% 7% 9% 79% < 1% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 6% 9% 80% < 1% 546
Do not believe in God 3% 7% 9% 81% < 1% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 5% 9% 81% 2% 174

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,060. 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% 8% 5% 55% 1% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 24% 12% 6% 58% 1% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 12% 9% 55% < 1% 546
Do not believe in God 28% 11% 9% 51% 1% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 24% 10% 5% 57% 4% 174

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,060. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 48% 22% 14% 15% 1% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 23% 17% 22% 1% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 20% 16% 36% < 1% 546
Do not believe in God 39% 15% 11% 34% 1% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 38% 18% 10% 28% 7% 174

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,060. 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% 16% 14% 31% 1% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 19% 19% 25% 1% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 51% 14% 16% 19% 1% 546
Do not believe in God 50% 17% 11% 22% < 1% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 49% 15% 16% 19% < 1% 174

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,060. 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% 11% 61% 8% 2% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 9% 14% 63% 11% 2% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 22% 53% 18% 2% 546
Do not believe in God 3% 23% 53% 20% 1% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 19% 60% 12% 4% 174

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,060. 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% 69% 1% 1% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 74% 1% 1% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 76% 2% 1% 546
Do not believe in God 17% 80% 1% 1% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 76% 2% 2% 174

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,060. 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% 13% 14% 55% 1% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 9% 11% 12% 68% 1% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 8% 11% 75% < 1% 546
Do not believe in God 5% 6% 12% 77% < 1% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 7% 12% 67% 1% 174

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,060. 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% 2% 28% 9% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 9% 33% 1% 48% 9% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 14% < 1% 70% 9% 546
Do not believe in God 3% 4% < 1% 87% 5% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 7% 1% 71% 19% 174

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,060. 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 85% 10% 6% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 75% 16% 9% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 44% 41% 15% 546
Do not believe in God 15% 81% 4% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 36% 36% 174

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,060. 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% 28% 7% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 52% 39% 9% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 55% 12% 546
Do not believe in God 10% 85% 5% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 50% 31% 174

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,060. 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% 19% 41% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 17% 47% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 19% 57% 546
Do not believe in God 13% 21% 66% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 23% 49% 174

Political ideology among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,060. 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% 38% 23% 6% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 43% 26% 5% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 37% 35% 5% 546
Do not believe in God 11% 33% 52% 5% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 43% 29% 9% 174

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,060. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 54% 41% 3% 3% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 52% 43% 2% 3% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 47% 45% 4% 4% 546
Do not believe in God 38% 54% 3% 5% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 54% 35% 7% 4% 174

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,060. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 48% 47% 3% 1% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 51% 3% 2% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 61% 3% 1% 546
Do not believe in God 28% 68% 3% 2% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 39% 47% 11% 3% 174

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,060. 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% 36% 4% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 68% 29% 3% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 74% 22% 4% 546
Do not believe in God 84% 13% 3% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 74% 20% 7% 174

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,060. 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% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 79% 15% 3% 2% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 79% 16% 2% 2% 546
Do not believe in God 88% 11% 1% 1% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 70% 14% 10% 6% 174

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,060. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 61% 31% 8% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 71% 22% 7% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 74% 20% 5% 546
Do not believe in God 83% 12% 5% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 71% 18% 11% 174

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,060. 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% 56% 2% 3% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 61% 2% 2% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 66% 3% 1% 546
Do not believe in God 19% 79% 1% 1% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 24% 65% 6% 5% 174

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in God

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,060. 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 28% 35% 4% 30% 3% 4,060
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 28% 6% 18% 3% 3,172
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 61% 14% 6% 16% 2% 546
Do not believe in God 83% 7% 1% 7% 1% 297
Other/don't know if they believe in God 57% 14% 11% 14% 4% 174