Belief in God among married adults

% of married adults 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 = 17,827. 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 67% 19% 4% 1% 7% 2% 17,827
2007 74% 16% 3% < 1% 4% 3% 20,430

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Belief in God among married adults by religious group

% of married adults 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 = 103. 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 25% 25% 16% 3% 27% 3% 103
Catholic 67% 26% 4% 1% 1% 1% 3,810
Evangelical Protestant 91% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,853
Hindu 43% 38% 10% < 1% 8% 1% 131
Historically Black Protestant 91% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 626
Jehovah's Witness 94% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 124
Jewish 41% 28% 11% < 1% 14% 5% 498
Mainline Protestant 67% 26% 4% 1% 1% 1% 3,444
Mormon 89% 8% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 454
Muslim 85% 13% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 110
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 26% 24% 11% 1% 33% 7% 3,150

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 11,351. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 7% 38% 34% 21% 11,351
Believe in God; fairly certain 7% 44% 31% 18% 3,339
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 45% 31% 17% 798
Do not believe in God 9% 45% 26% 20% 1,488
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 38% 32% 20% 376

Generational cohort among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 11,351. 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 2% 10% 33% 41% 13% 1% 11,351
Believe in God; fairly certain 2% 13% 36% 37% 11% 1% 3,339
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 14% 37% 36% 10% 1% 798
Do not believe in God 3% 14% 37% 32% 12% 1% 1,488
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 18% 28% 39% 13% 1% 376

Gender composition among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 11,605. 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% 55% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 47% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 59% 41% 811
Believe in God; don't know 50% 50% 105
Do not believe in God 64% 36% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 63% 37% 399

Racial and ethnic composition among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 11,436. 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 73% 9% 3% 11% 3% 11,436
Believe in God; fairly certain 73% 3% 4% 17% 2% 3,357
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 72% 4% 7% 15% 2% 800
Believe in God; don't know 68% 8% 2% 18% 5% 101
Do not believe in God 82% 1% 7% 7% 3% 1,493
Other/don't know if they believe in God 85% 3% 5% 3% 4% 385

Immigrant status among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 11,494. 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% 7% 80% 11,494
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 8% 71% 3,364
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 7% 68% 805
Believe in God; don't know 25% 5% 70% 102
Do not believe in God 14% 13% 73% 1,496
Other/don't know if they believe in God 11% 9% 80% 390

Income distribution among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults 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 = 9,981. 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% 21% 35% 23% 9,981
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 17% 31% 32% 2,995
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 16% 14% 32% 39% 731
Do not believe in God 11% 13% 34% 42% 1,382
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 13% 33% 46% 324

Educational distribution among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 11,539. 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% 31% 19% 12% 11,539
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 27% 22% 16% 3,382
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 22% 24% 24% 807
Believe in God; don't know 52% 17% 13% 18% 103
Do not believe in God 22% 24% 28% 27% 1,504
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 26% 27% 26% 396

Parent of children under 18 among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 11,546. 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% 61% 11,546
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 58% 3,382
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 59% 806
Believe in God; don't know 30% 70% 102
Do not believe in God 41% 59% 1,505
Other/don't know if they believe in God 37% 63% 396

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults 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 = 11,605. 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% 18% 3% 1% 1% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 45% 20% 6% 1% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 11% 31% 39% 19% < 1% 811
Believe in God; don't know 47% 28% 11% 7% 7% 105
Do not believe in God 3% 9% 20% 68% < 1% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 20% 36% 32% 2% 399

Attendance at religious services among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults 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 = 11,605. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 56% 30% 14% < 1% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 44% 35% < 1% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 37% 55% < 1% 811
Believe in God; don't know 36% 31% 31% 2% 105
Do not believe in God 3% 17% 81% < 1% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 30% 61% 2% 399

Frequency of prayer among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,605. 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% 14% 3% 5% 1% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 26% 12% 27% 1% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 16% 12% 11% 60% < 1% 811
Believe in God; don't know 41% 13% 12% 26% 8% 105
Do not believe in God 3% 1% 3% 93% < 1% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 5% 6% 71% 5% 399

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults 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 = 11,605. 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% 11% 10% 40% < 1% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 10% 7% 8% 75% < 1% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 4% 6% 87% < 1% 811
Believe in God; don't know 21% 9% 9% 57% 5% 105
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 3% 3% 88% 3% 399

Frequency of meditation among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults 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 = 11,605. 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% 7% 4% 39% 2% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 11% 5% 52% 2% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 9% 6% 59% < 1% 811
Believe in God; don't know 39% 6% 4% 45% 5% 105
Do not believe in God 18% 9% 5% 68% 1% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 9% 6% 61% 5% 399

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults 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 = 11,605. 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 74% 13% 7% 6% 1% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 19% 17% 21% 1% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 15% 15% 34% 1% 811
Believe in God; don't know 57% 8% 10% 17% 8% 105
Do not believe in God 34% 12% 9% 43% 2% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 35% 14% 12% 31% 8% 399

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults 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 = 11,605. 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% 16% 12% 25% 2% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 17% 18% 24% 1% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 16% 17% 27% 1% 811
Believe in God; don't know 51% 5% 11% 28% 5% 105
Do not believe in God 42% 17% 16% 24% 1% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 48% 17% 15% 19% 2% 399

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults 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 = 11,605. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 52% 6% 35% 4% 3% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 13% 58% 12% 2% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 17% 58% 19% 1% 811
Believe in God; don't know 27% 17% 42% 6% 8% 105
Do not believe in God 1% 20% 51% 27% 2% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 14% 56% 18% 7% 399

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults 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 = 11,605. 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% 50% 1% 1% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 70% 1% 1% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 73% 2% 1% 811
Believe in God; don't know 34% 58% 2% 6% 105
Do not believe in God 18% 81% 1% 1% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 75% 3% 2% 399

Frequency of reading scripture among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults 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 = 11,605. 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% 11% 9% 27% 1% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 9% 11% 67% 1% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 6% 5% 84% < 1% 811
Believe in God; don't know 30% 4% 6% 53% 7% 105
Do not believe in God 1% 3% 5% 91% < 1% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 5% 5% 80% 3% 399

Interpreting scripture among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults 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 = 11,605. 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% 34% 4% 13% 6% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 14% 27% 2% 50% 8% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 9% < 1% 80% 7% 811
Believe in God; don't know 28% 15% 9% 30% 18% 105
Do not believe in God 1% 1% < 1% 94% 4% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 3% 1% 76% 17% 399

Belief in Heaven among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,605. 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 86% 7% 6% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 69% 22% 9% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 51% 15% 811
Believe in God; don't know 57% 19% 24% 105
Do not believe in God 4% 94% 2% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 52% 36% 399

Belief in Hell among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,605. 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 73% 20% 7% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 44% 10% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 66% 10% 811
Believe in God; don't know 40% 34% 26% 105
Do not believe in God 3% 95% 2% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 63% 27% 399

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 11,605. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 52% 17% 32% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 17% 46% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 27% 13% 61% 811
Believe in God; don't know 37% 30% 33% 105
Do not believe in God 20% 14% 65% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 30% 25% 45% 399

Political ideology among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,605. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 52% 29% 14% 5% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 40% 27% 4% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 39% 36% 4% 811
Believe in God; don't know 37% 25% 22% 16% 105
Do not believe in God 14% 31% 49% 5% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 36% 34% 10% 399

Views about size of government among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,605. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 64% 30% 3% 4% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 40% 3% 3% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 45% 49% 3% 3% 811
Believe in God; don't know 44% 37% 8% 12% 105
Do not believe in God 44% 49% 4% 3% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 53% 31% 7% 8% 399

Views about government aid to the poor among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults 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 = 11,605. 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% 4% 2% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 49% 3% 2% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 61% 3% 1% 811
Believe in God; don't know 41% 38% 9% 12% 105
Do not believe in God 30% 65% 3% 2% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 40% 51% 7% 2% 399

Views about abortion among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults 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 = 11,605. 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% 57% 4% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 64% 32% 4% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 79% 19% 2% 811
Believe in God; don't know 43% 43% 14% 105
Do not believe in God 88% 9% 3% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 78% 15% 7% 399

Views about homosexuality among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,605. 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% 46% 5% 4% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 76% 19% 3% 2% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 83% 14% 1% 2% 811
Believe in God; don't know 46% 31% 10% 13% 105
Do not believe in God 91% 7% 2% 1% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 77% 13% 5% 4% 399

Views about same-sex marriage among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,605. 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% 57% 8% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 66% 26% 8% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 76% 20% 4% 811
Believe in God; don't know 52% 28% 21% 105
Do not believe in God 88% 9% 3% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 75% 16% 9% 399

Views about environmental regulation among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults 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 = 11,605. 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% 48% 3% 3% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 61% 2% 2% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 69% 2% 1% 811
Believe in God; don't know 41% 49% 3% 7% 105
Do not believe in God 19% 78% 2% 1% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 65% 3% 3% 399

Views about human evolution among married adults by belief in God

% of married adults 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 = 11,605. 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% 29% 3% 49% 5% 11,605
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 26% 6% 18% 3% 3,395
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 68% 10% 8% 13% 2% 811
Believe in God; don't know 39% 16% 13% 21% 12% 105
Do not believe in God 89% 3% 1% 6% 2% 1,512
Other/don't know if they believe in God 71% 3% 16% 5% 5% 399