Belief in God among adults who say religion is very important

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 18,725. 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 87% 10% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 18,725
2007 91% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 20,547

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 79% 18% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 4,220
Evangelical Protestant 94% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6,904
Historically Black Protestant 93% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,641
Jehovah's Witness 93% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 224
Jewish 75% 18% 4% 1% 1% 2% 279
Mainline Protestant 87% 11% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 3,317
Mormon 92% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 559
Muslim 95% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 154
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 75% 15% 5% 1% 3% 1% 826

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 16,074. 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% 33% 29% 22% 16,074
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 35% 27% 19% 1,738
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 35% 25% 17% 147
Believe in God; don't know 11% 20% 24% 44% 134
Do not believe in God 28% 32% 20% 19% 105

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

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

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 16,074. 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% 11% 28% 35% 15% 2% 16,074
Believe in God; fairly certain 10% 16% 28% 31% 13% 1% 1,738
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 21% 27% 29% 12% 2% 147
Believe in God; don't know 6% 7% 18% 27% 30% 12% 134
Do not believe in God 13% 22% 26% 29% 10% < 1% 105

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

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

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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% 58% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 49% 51% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 59% 41% 152
Believe in God; don't know 47% 53% 138
Do not believe in God 64% 36% 109

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

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

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 16,212. 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 63% 17% 2% 14% 4% 16,212
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 9% 3% 39% 3% 1,763
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 43% 13% 5% 36% 2% 151
Believe in God; don't know 49% 15% 7% 27% 2% 133
Do not believe in God 62% 11% 8% 13% 6% 106

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

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

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 16,249. 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% 8% 79% 16,249
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 9% 54% 1,749
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 44% 8% 49% 148
Believe in God; don't know 29% 9% 62% 133
Do not believe in God 23% 15% 61% 108

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 14,064. 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% 21% 26% 15% 14,064
Believe in God; fairly certain 50% 18% 17% 14% 1,490
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 57% 16% 10% 18% 133
Believe in God; don't know 63% 18% 11% 8% 100

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

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

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 16,371. 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% 33% 15% 9% 16,371
Believe in God; fairly certain 55% 23% 12% 10% 1,765
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 63% 19% 8% 11% 149
Believe in God; don't know 60% 24% 9% 7% 135
Do not believe in God 32% 23% 26% 18% 108

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

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

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 16,390. 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% 4% 14% 9% 19% 16,390
Believe in God; fairly certain 49% 9% 13% 7% 23% 1,770
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 48% 7% 11% 8% 26% 148
Believe in God; don't know 36% 9% 21% 24% 11% 133
Do not believe in God 43% 10% 15% 2% 29% 108

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

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

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 16,398. 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% 16,398
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 65% 1,772
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 38% 62% 151
Believe in God; don't know 24% 76% 135
Do not believe in God 27% 73% 109

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,461. 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 62% 28% 10% 1% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 48% 35% 16% < 1% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 43% 23% < 1% 152
Believe in God; don't know 56% 25% 17% 3% 138
Do not believe in God 32% 28% 40% 1% 109

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

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

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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 84% 11% 2% 2% 1% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 64% 23% 6% 7% 1% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 64% 16% 8% 12% < 1% 152
Believe in God; don't know 64% 13% 2% 13% 7% 138
Do not believe in God 31% 13% 6% 48% 1% 109

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,461. 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% 13% 10% 33% 1% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 15% 11% 45% 1% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 19% 11% 52% < 1% 152
Believe in God; don't know 32% 7% 11% 39% 11% 138
Do not believe in God 18% 9% 7% 67% < 1% 109

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,461. 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% 7% 3% 34% 2% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 50% 11% 4% 32% 3% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 47% 18% 4% 31% < 1% 152
Believe in God; don't know 57% 5% 2% 29% 7% 138
Do not believe in God 46% 8% 3% 42% 1% 109

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,461. 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 78% 11% 5% 5% 1% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 62% 15% 11% 10% 2% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 54% 17% 8% 21% 1% 152
Believe in God; don't know 70% 7% 8% 7% 8% 138
Do not believe in God 58% 11% 8% 23% < 1% 109

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,461. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 49% 15% 11% 23% 2% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 52% 14% 13% 18% 3% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 56% 11% 9% 24% 1% 152
Believe in God; don't know 52% 7% 9% 25% 7% 138
Do not believe in God 39% 21% 12% 22% 6% 109

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,461. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 58% 5% 31% 3% 3% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 10% 39% 12% 2% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 20% 43% 12% 1% 152
Believe in God; don't know 29% 9% 46% 9% 7% 138
Do not believe in God 19% 17% 42% 18% 3% 109

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,461. 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% 53% 2% 1% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 69% 2% 2% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 75% 3% 2% 152
Believe in God; don't know 30% 57% 5% 8% 138
Do not believe in God 18% 79% < 1% 2% 109

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,461. 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% 12% 7% 19% 1% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 15% 11% 36% 1% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 19% 12% 38% 1% 152
Believe in God; don't know 46% 11% 6% 28% 8% 138
Do not believe in God 28% 16% 7% 49% < 1% 109

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,461. 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% 31% 4% 8% 6% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 31% 3% 23% 9% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 19% 2% 46% 8% 152
Believe in God; don't know 44% 10% 13% 13% 20% 138
Do not believe in God 12% 6% 1% 74% 8% 109

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

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

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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 89% 5% 5% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 81% 13% 6% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 62% 29% 9% 152
Believe in God; don't know 77% 6% 17% 138
Do not believe in God 27% 72% 1% 109

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

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

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 77% 16% 7% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 59% 31% 10% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 48% 43% 10% 152
Believe in God; don't know 57% 21% 22% 138
Do not believe in God 23% 76% 1% 109

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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% 17% 38% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 23% 49% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 22% 60% 152
Believe in God; don't know 29% 29% 42% 138
Do not believe in God 26% 13% 61% 109

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

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

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 49% 29% 15% 7% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 33% 28% 6% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 25% 38% 4% 152
Believe in God; don't know 36% 16% 34% 14% 138
Do not believe in God 22% 35% 41% 2% 109

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

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

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 55% 39% 3% 4% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 58% 4% 3% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 58% 7% 5% 152
Believe in God; don't know 34% 48% 5% 13% 138
Do not believe in God 28% 65% 6% 1% 109

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,461. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 49% 45% 4% 2% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 54% 3% 2% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 38% 54% 5% 3% 152
Believe in God; don't know 34% 50% 3% 12% 138
Do not believe in God 20% 77% 1% 1% 109

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,461. 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% 60% 5% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 49% 5% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 53% 43% 4% 152
Believe in God; don't know 28% 55% 17% 138
Do not believe in God 79% 19% 3% 109

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

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

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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% 48% 5% 4% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 67% 26% 4% 4% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 69% 24% 3% 4% 152
Believe in God; don't know 46% 37% 7% 11% 138
Do not believe in God 83% 14% 3% 1% 109

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

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

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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% 59% 8% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 36% 10% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 57% 32% 11% 152
Believe in God; don't know 42% 35% 23% 138
Do not believe in God 74% 21% 5% 109

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,461. 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% 49% 3% 4% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 58% 2% 4% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 58% 2% 3% 152
Believe in God; don't know 35% 39% 7% 19% 138
Do not believe in God 27% 67% 4% 2% 109

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,461. 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% 29% 3% 51% 6% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 32% 5% 30% 5% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 42% 20% 3% 32% 4% 152
Believe in God; don't know 26% 21% 6% 30% 17% 138
Do not believe in God 66% 8% 3% 23% 1% 109