Belief in God among never married adults

% of never 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 = 6,966. 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 54% 21% 8% < 1% 15% 3% 6,966
2007 63% 21% 5% < 1% 7% 4% 4,995

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Belief in God among never married adults by religious group

% of never 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 = 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 60% 28% 7% 1% 3% 1% 1,292
Evangelical Protestant 83% 14% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 1,214
Historically Black Protestant 86% 12% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 600
Jewish 26% 28% 17% < 1% 26% 3% 138
Mainline Protestant 63% 27% 6% < 1% 2% 2% 788
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% 19% 13% 1% 37% 5% 2,289

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among never married adults by belief in God

% of never married adults who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,653. 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% 29% 13% 3% 3,653
Believe in God; fairly certain 62% 25% 10% 2% 1,429
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 72% 21% 6% 2% 532
Do not believe in God 74% 20% 4% 1% 1,041
Other/don't know if they believe in God 63% 27% 8% 2% 199

Generational cohort among never married adults by belief in God

% of never married adults who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,653. 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 41% 22% 21% 14% 2% < 1% 3,653
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 24% 18% 11% 1% < 1% 1,429
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 53% 28% 12% 6% 1% < 1% 532
Do not believe in God 57% 25% 12% 5% 1% < 1% 1,041
Other/don't know if they believe in God 45% 23% 22% 8% 2% < 1% 199

Gender composition among never married adults by belief in God

% of never married adults who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,711. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 50% 50% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 57% 43% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 64% 36% 533
Do not believe in God 68% 32% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 62% 38% 202

Racial and ethnic composition among never married adults by belief in God

% of never married adults who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,657. 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% 27% 4% 19% 5% 3,657
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 13% 6% 22% 5% 1,432
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 56% 7% 12% 20% 5% 528
Do not believe in God 70% 4% 11% 12% 3% 1,034
Other/don't know if they believe in God 74% 6% 4% 9% 7% 199

Immigrant status among never married adults by belief in God

% of never married adults who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,643. 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% 13% 73% 3,643
Believe in God; fairly certain 17% 15% 67% 1,420
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 16% 22% 62% 521
Do not believe in God 13% 20% 67% 1,032
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 14% 80% 197

Income distribution among never married adults by belief in God

% of never 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 = 3,229. 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% 21% 20% 9% 3,229
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 21% 22% 12% 1,257
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 18% 24% 19% 481
Do not believe in God 31% 23% 27% 19% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God 40% 24% 21% 15% 168

Educational distribution among never married adults by belief in God

% of never married adults who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,696. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 47% 36% 12% 6% 3,696
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 34% 13% 6% 1,439
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 45% 33% 15% 7% 532
Do not believe in God 37% 35% 21% 8% 1,043
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 45% 17% 9% 201

Parent of children under 18 among never married adults by belief in God

% of never married adults who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,709. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 17% 83% 3,709
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 88% 1,440
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 92% 533
Do not believe in God 4% 96% 1,043
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 94% 201

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among never married adults by belief in God

% of never 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 = 3,711. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 67% 24% 5% 4% 1% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 24% 47% 21% 8% < 1% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 7% 27% 43% 23% < 1% 533
Do not believe in God 2% 7% 28% 62% 1% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 18% 33% 38% 4% 202

Attendance at religious services among never married adults by belief in God

% of never 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 = 3,711. 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% 38% 19% < 1% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 45% 36% 1% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 35% 60% < 1% 533
Do not believe in God 1% 20% 78% 1% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 27% 65% 2% 202

Frequency of prayer among never married adults by belief in God

% of never married adults who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,711. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 65% 20% 4% 9% 1% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 24% 13% 33% < 1% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 14% 11% 12% 62% < 1% 533
Do not believe in God 2% 1% 4% 93% < 1% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 11% 7% 71% 3% 202

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among never married adults by belief in God

% of never 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 = 3,711. 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% 13% 11% 47% 1% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 10% 8% 71% < 1% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 4% 4% 86% < 1% 533
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 2% 95% < 1% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 3% 3% 89% 2% 202

Frequency of meditation among never married adults by belief in God

% of never 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 = 3,711. 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 41% 9% 4% 45% 2% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 12% 5% 56% < 1% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 17% 14% 8% 60% 2% 533
Do not believe in God 16% 7% 6% 69% 1% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 12% 4% 57% 2% 202

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among never married adults by belief in God

% of never 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 = 3,711. 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% 16% 9% 9% 1% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 23% 14% 20% 1% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 27% 20% 14% 39% < 1% 533
Do not believe in God 27% 18% 9% 45% 1% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 35% 14% 9% 34% 7% 202

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among never married adults by belief in God

% of never 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 = 3,711. 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% 17% 11% 24% 1% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 17% 14% 22% 1% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 50% 18% 12% 19% 1% 533
Do not believe in God 47% 19% 13% 20% 1% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 51% 19% 13% 15% 2% 202

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among never married adults by belief in God

% of never 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 = 3,711. 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 41% 9% 41% 6% 3% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 18% 54% 13% 2% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 26% 53% 15% 2% 533
Do not believe in God 1% 19% 50% 28% 1% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 26% 52% 14% 5% 202

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among never married adults by belief in God

% of never 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 = 3,711. 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% 66% 2% 1% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 20% 78% 1% 1% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 84% < 1% < 1% 533
Do not believe in God 15% 84% 1% < 1% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 11% 84% 4% 1% 202

Frequency of reading scripture among never married adults by belief in God

% of never 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 = 3,711. 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% 14% 9% 32% 1% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 12% 9% 64% < 1% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 6% 9% 78% < 1% 533
Do not believe in God 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 6% 9% 78% 2% 202

Interpreting scripture among never married adults by belief in God

% of never 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 = 3,711. 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% 36% 3% 18% 6% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 32% 1% 46% 8% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 11% < 1% 74% 6% 533
Do not believe in God < 1% 2% < 1% 95% 3% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 4% < 1% 75% 20% 202

Belief in Heaven among never married adults by belief in God

% of never married adults who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,711. 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 87% 8% 5% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 74% 19% 8% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 48% 39% 13% 533
Do not believe in God 8% 88% 5% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 41% 36% 202

Belief in Hell among never married adults by belief in God

% of never married adults who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,711. 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% 20% 6% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 56% 37% 7% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 53% 12% 533
Do not believe in God 6% 90% 3% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 50% 28% 202

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among never married adults by belief in God

% of never married adults who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,711. 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% 18% 47% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 20% 52% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 21% 56% 533
Do not believe in God 17% 19% 63% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 26% 57% 202

Political ideology among never married adults by belief in God

% of never married adults who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,711. 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% 35% 21% 9% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 39% 34% 6% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 14% 39% 38% 8% 533
Do not believe in God 11% 33% 48% 7% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 11% 38% 40% 11% 202

Views about size of government among never married adults by belief in God

% of never 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 = 3,711. 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% 53% 2% 3% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 53% 2% 3% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 45% 49% 3% 2% 533
Do not believe in God 45% 51% 2% 3% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 43% 40% 7% 11% 202

Views about government aid to the poor among never married adults by belief in God

% of never 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 = 3,711. 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% 52% 4% 2% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 58% 3% 2% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 59% 2% 2% 533
Do not believe in God 30% 65% 3% 1% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 58% 7% 6% 202

Views about abortion among never married adults by belief in God

% of never 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 = 3,711. 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% 51% 4% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 65% 31% 3% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 77% 21% 3% 533
Do not believe in God 85% 13% 3% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 77% 14% 9% 202

Views about homosexuality among never married adults by belief in God

% of never married adults who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,711. 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% 32% 4% 4% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 82% 13% 2% 2% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 84% 11% 2% 3% 533
Do not believe in God 93% 5% 2% 1% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 84% 10% 3% 3% 202

Views about same-sex marriage among never married adults by belief in God

% of never married adults who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,711. 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% 40% 7% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 77% 17% 6% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 80% 14% 6% 533
Do not believe in God 90% 7% 3% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 82% 12% 7% 202

Views about environmental regulation among never married adults by belief in God

% of never 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 = 3,711. 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% 57% 2% 3% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 65% 2% 3% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 67% 2% 2% 533
Do not believe in God 20% 77% 1% 2% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 65% 4% 8% 202

Views about human evolution among never married adults by belief in God

% of never 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 = 3,711. 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% 32% 4% 40% 4% 3,711
Believe in God; fairly certain 49% 25% 4% 19% 3% 1,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 67% 12% 4% 14% 3% 533
Do not believe in God 87% 5% 2% 6% < 1% 1,044
Other/don't know if they believe in God 67% 12% 12% 5% 4% 202