Belief in God among widowed adults

% of widowed 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 = 3,218. 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 75% 15% 3% 2% 3% 2% 3,218
2007 81% 11% 2% 1% 2% 2% 3,705

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Belief in God among widowed adults by religious group

% of widowed 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 75% 20% 2% 2% < 1% < 1% 721
Evangelical Protestant 87% 8% 1% 1% 1% 1% 923
Historically Black Protestant 92% 5% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 196
Mainline Protestant 72% 18% 3% 3% 2% 1% 791
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 36% 24% 11% 1% 20% 6% 338

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed adults who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,286. 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 < 1% 6% 22% 72% 2,286
Believe in God; fairly certain < 1% 6% 24% 69% 490
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 1% 11% 20% 68% 102
Do not believe in God 1% 12% 14% 73% 139

Generational cohort among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed adults who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,286. 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 < 1% 1% 6% 31% 52% 11% 2,286
Believe in God; fairly certain < 1% 1% 5% 32% 49% 12% 490
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain < 1% 1% 11% 26% 47% 15% 102
Do not believe in God < 1% 1% 12% 25% 45% 17% 139

Gender composition among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed adults who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,337. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 22% 78% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 68% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 70% 108
Do not believe in God 43% 57% 140

Racial and ethnic composition among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed adults who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,307. 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% 15% 1% 7% 3% 2,307
Believe in God; fairly certain 76% 5% 1% 15% 3% 505
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 78% 6% 9% 4% 3% 108
Do not believe in God 90% 4% < 1% 1% 5% 135

Immigrant status among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed adults who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,301. 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% 10% 83% 2,301
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 11% 73% 496
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 10% 25% 66% 107
Do not believe in God 4% 21% 75% 139

Income distribution among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed 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 = 1,884. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 62% 20% 12% 5% 1,884
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 25% 14% 7% 419
Do not believe in God 37% 24% 26% 13% 120

Educational distribution among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed adults who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,325. 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 59% 27% 8% 6% 2,325
Believe in God; fairly certain 57% 24% 9% 10% 503
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 51% 28% 14% 7% 108
Do not believe in God 31% 29% 21% 19% 140

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

% of widowed adults who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,334. 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% 93% 2,334
Believe in God; fairly certain 7% 93% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 13% 87% 107
Do not believe in God 5% 95% 140

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of widowed 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 = 2,337. 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 82% 13% 1% 2% 1% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 45% 14% 3% 1% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 35% 21% 22% 4% 108
Do not believe in God 2% 11% 25% 62% < 1% 140

Attendance at religious services among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed 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 = 2,337. 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% 26% 19% 1% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 32% 34% 1% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 34% 59% 2% 108
Do not believe in God 6% 8% 85% < 1% 140

Frequency of prayer among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed adults who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,337. 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 81% 11% 2% 4% 1% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 49% 20% 9% 21% 1% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 13% 1% 53% 1% 108
Do not believe in God 2% 2% 2% 93% < 1% 140

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

% of widowed 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 = 2,337. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 37% 9% 10% 43% 2% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 5% 7% 72% 1% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% < 1% 8% 86% < 1% 108
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 1% 97% < 1% 140

Frequency of meditation among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed 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 = 2,337. 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% 6% 2% 24% 4% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 9% 5% 45% 2% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 8% 5% 60% 2% 108
Do not believe in God 26% 7% 3% 64% < 1% 140

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

% of widowed 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 = 2,337. 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 76% 8% 5% 9% 2% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 49% 14% 13% 22% 2% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 8% 8% 49% 2% 108
Do not believe in God 25% 9% 6% 57% 3% 140

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

% of widowed 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 = 2,337. 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% 11% 11% 28% 3% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 15% 14% 31% 3% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 5% 17% 41% < 1% 108
Do not believe in God 41% 7% 12% 39% 1% 140

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

% of widowed 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 = 2,337. 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% 4% 39% 3% 4% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 12% 57% 6% 4% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 12% 71% 11% 1% 108
Do not believe in God 1% 16% 57% 23% 4% 140

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

% of widowed 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 = 2,337. 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% 61% 2% 3% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 74% 2% 2% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 83% < 1% 2% 108
Do not believe in God 19% 77% 3% 2% 140

Frequency of reading scripture among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed 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 = 2,337. 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% 9% 7% 27% 2% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 11% 11% 54% 1% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 5% 12% 74% < 1% 108
Do not believe in God 3% 1% 2% 94% < 1% 140

Interpreting scripture among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed 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 = 2,337. 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% 25% 5% 10% 8% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 28% 4% 35% 11% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 15% 1% 58% 17% 108
Do not believe in God 3% < 1% < 1% 93% 4% 140

Belief in Heaven among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed adults who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,337. 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 90% 5% 5% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 74% 16% 10% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 57% 6% 108
Do not believe in God 7% 92% 2% 140

Belief in Hell among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed adults who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,337. 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 71% 20% 9% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 44% 14% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 65% 11% 108
Do not believe in God 4% 96% < 1% 140

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed adults who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,337. 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% 17% 45% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 17% 49% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 17% 59% 108
Do not believe in God 22% 12% 66% 140

Political ideology among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed adults who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,337. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 44% 33% 15% 8% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 42% 22% 9% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 37% 35% 3% 108
Do not believe in God 15% 29% 45% 10% 140

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

% of widowed adults who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,337. 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% 38% 4% 6% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 51% 41% 5% 4% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 42% 12% 7% 108
Do not believe in God 41% 42% 6% 11% 140

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

% of widowed 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 = 2,337. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 43% 48% 5% 4% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 52% 3% 2% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 57% 6% 8% 108
Do not believe in God 35% 62% 1% 2% 140

Views about abortion among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed 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 = 2,337. 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% 52% 8% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 57% 38% 5% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 71% 20% 8% 108
Do not believe in God 79% 19% 2% 140

Views about homosexuality among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed adults who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,337. 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% 49% 5% 5% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 64% 27% 4% 6% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 73% 12% 4% 11% 108
Do not believe in God 77% 17% 5% 1% 140

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

% of widowed adults who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,337. 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% 60% 11% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 52% 33% 15% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 62% 20% 18% 108
Do not believe in God 76% 20% 4% 140

Views about environmental regulation among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed 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 = 2,337. 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% 47% 4% 9% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 52% 4% 5% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 70% 1% 5% 108
Do not believe in God 28% 67% 2% 4% 140

Views about human evolution among widowed adults by belief in God

% of widowed 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 = 2,337. 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% 23% 4% 49% 10% 2,337
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 22% 9% 31% 10% 506
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 63% 7% 1% 24% 5% 108
Do not believe in God 81% < 1% 5% 12% 2% 140