Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 12,132. 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 28% 28% 12% 1% 26% 5% 12,132
2007 39% 30% 9% 1% 15% 6% 9,963

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Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 202. 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.
Buddhist 22% 30% 11% < 1% 32% 5% 202
Catholic 42% 39% 12% 1% 5% 2% 2,068
Evangelical Protestant 57% 30% 7% < 1% 2% 2% 636
Hindu 27% 37% 19% 1% 14% 2% 119
Historically Black Protestant 68% 23% 5% < 1% 1% 3% 177
Jewish 14% 29% 21% 1% 28% 7% 513
Mainline Protestant 37% 43% 12% 1% 5% 3% 1,841
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 15% 21% 13% < 1% 44% 7% 5,713

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,214. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 21% 36% 29% 14% 3,214
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 36% 25% 14% 3,383
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 33% 20% 11% 1,449
Do not believe in God 38% 34% 16% 11% 3,203
Other/don't know if they believe in God 31% 33% 21% 15% 631

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,214. 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% 17% 29% 34% 8% < 1% 3,214
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 17% 29% 30% 8% 1% 3,383
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 21% 25% 23% 7% 1% 1,449
Do not believe in God 26% 21% 26% 20% 7% 1% 3,203
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 21% 25% 25% 9% 2% 631

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,266. 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% 53% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 47% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 61% 39% 1,467
Do not believe in God 65% 35% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 61% 39% 651

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,202. 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% 11% 4% 17% 5% 3,202
Believe in God; fairly certain 74% 5% 5% 12% 3% 3,392
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 70% 3% 8% 15% 3% 1,448
Do not believe in God 78% 2% 7% 9% 3% 3,202
Other/don't know if they believe in God 81% 5% 4% 5% 5% 635

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,232. 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% 75% 3,232
Believe in God; fairly certain 14% 12% 75% 3,397
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 16% 67% 1,454
Do not believe in God 13% 15% 72% 3,206
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 11% 80% 643

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 2,928. 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% 20% 27% 19% 2,928
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 19% 30% 26% 3,108
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 16% 27% 28% 1,349
Do not believe in God 23% 18% 31% 28% 2,968
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 17% 29% 31% 548

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,242. 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% 34% 19% 13% 3,242
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 32% 21% 16% 3,424
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 29% 22% 17% 1,462
Do not believe in God 27% 30% 25% 17% 3,230
Other/don't know if they believe in God 24% 32% 25% 20% 648

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,254. 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% 9% 15% 6% 26% 3,254
Believe in God; fairly certain 49% 11% 11% 4% 25% 3,419
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 42% 11% 9% 3% 35% 1,462
Do not believe in God 38% 12% 9% 2% 39% 3,229
Other/don't know if they believe in God 44% 9% 11% 5% 31% 646

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,259. 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% 3,259
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 72% 3,426
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 76% 1,461
Do not believe in God 22% 78% 3,228
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 77% 648

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who say religion is…

Belief in God Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,266. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 40% 38% 11% 10% 1% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 46% 28% 12% 1% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 28% 43% 23% < 1% 1,467
Do not believe in God 2% 7% 22% 67% < 1% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 19% 35% 40% 1% 651

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 3,266. 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% 42% 40% < 1% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 10% 40% 50% < 1% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 34% 61% < 1% 1,467
Do not believe in God 2% 17% 81% < 1% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 26% 70% 1% 651

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,266. 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% 21% 7% 17% 1% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 24% 23% 13% 39% < 1% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 12% 12% 11% 64% < 1% 1,467
Do not believe in God 2% 1% 3% 94% < 1% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 7% 8% 6% 77% 2% 651

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 3,266. 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% 7% 7% 75% 1% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 4% 4% 5% 86% < 1% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 2% 4% 92% < 1% 1,467
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 3% 3% 91% 1% 651

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 3,266. 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% 4% 41% 1% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 13% 6% 52% 1% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 11% 7% 57% < 1% 1,467
Do not believe in God 18% 9% 5% 67% 1% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 9% 6% 61% 2% 651

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 3,266. 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% 16% 10% 13% 1% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 20% 15% 23% 1% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 17% 15% 36% 1% 1,467
Do not believe in God 30% 15% 9% 43% 2% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 36% 14% 10% 34% 5% 651

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 3,266. 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% 15% 11% 21% 1% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 18% 16% 21% 1% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 46% 17% 16% 21% 1% 1,467
Do not believe in God 47% 18% 14% 21% 1% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 49% 17% 15% 17% 1% 651

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 3,266. 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% 15% 59% 10% 2% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 5% 18% 62% 14% 1% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 22% 57% 16% 1% 1,467
Do not believe in God 1% 20% 51% 27% 1% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 20% 57% 17% 5% 651

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 3,266. 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 23% 74% 1% 1% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 76% 1% 1% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 79% 1% 1% 1,467
Do not believe in God 16% 83% 1% 1% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 80% 3% 1% 651

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 3,266. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 20% 10% 10% 60% 1% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 7% 7% 10% 76% < 1% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 4% 6% 87% < 1% 1,467
Do not believe in God 2% 3% 5% 91% < 1% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 5% 7% 83% 1% 651

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,266. 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 70% 22% 8% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 35% 10% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 55% 12% 1,467
Do not believe in God 5% 92% 3% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 55% 32% 651

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,266. 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% 46% 8% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 58% 9% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 68% 10% 1,467
Do not believe in God 3% 94% 2% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 66% 24% 651

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,266. 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% 20% 51% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 17% 54% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 15% 61% 1,467
Do not believe in God 18% 16% 66% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 18% 59% 651

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,266. 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% 36% 34% 6% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 41% 35% 4% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 41% 39% 5% 1,467
Do not believe in God 12% 31% 51% 5% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 38% 40% 8% 651

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,266. 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% 41% 3% 4% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 42% 3% 3% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 48% 46% 3% 3% 1,467
Do not believe in God 43% 51% 3% 3% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 48% 37% 7% 8% 651

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 3,266. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 40% 55% 4% 2% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 57% 3% 1% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 61% 3% 2% 1,467
Do not believe in God 29% 68% 3% 1% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 34% 57% 7% 3% 651

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 3,266. 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% 27% 4% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 77% 20% 3% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 83% 15% 2% 1,467
Do not believe in God 87% 10% 2% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 84% 11% 4% 651

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,266. 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 79% 15% 3% 3% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 88% 9% 2% 1% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 87% 9% 2% 2% 1,467
Do not believe in God 92% 5% 1% 1% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 84% 9% 5% 2% 651

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,266. 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% 7% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 81% 13% 5% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 82% 14% 4% 1,467
Do not believe in God 90% 7% 3% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 82% 11% 6% 651

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 3,266. 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% 64% 2% 2% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 67% 2% 2% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 71% 2% 1% 1,467
Do not believe in God 19% 78% 1% 2% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 70% 3% 4% 651

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 3,266. 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% 34% 5% 20% 3% 3,266
Believe in God; fairly certain 62% 20% 5% 11% 2% 3,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 75% 10% 5% 9% 2% 1,467
Do not believe in God 90% 3% 1% 5% 1% 3,239
Other/don't know if they believe in God 79% 6% 10% 4% 3% 651