Belief in God among non-parents

% of non-parents 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 = 26,567. 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 62% 19% 6% 1% 10% 2% 26,567
2007 70% 17% 4% 1% 5% 3% 24,726

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Belief in God among non-parents by religious group

% of non-parents 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 = 217. 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 28% 31% 12% 1% 25% 4% 217
Catholic 66% 26% 5% 1% 2% 1% 5,411
Evangelical Protestant 87% 10% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6,385
Hindu 38% 31% 16% 1% 12% 2% 115
Historically Black Protestant 88% 10% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,421
Jehovah's Witness 90% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 182
Jewish 34% 28% 15% 1% 19% 4% 661
Mainline Protestant 66% 25% 5% 1% 2% 1% 4,844
Mormon 85% 12% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 419
Muslim 79% 15% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 147
Orthodox Christian 59% 29% 8% < 1% 4% 1% 137
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% 21% 12% 1% 35% 6% 5,788

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 16,085. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 18% 19% 35% 27% 16,085
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 22% 29% 21% 4,961
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 20% 23% 16% 1,397
Believe in God; don't know 9% 15% 29% 47% 223
Do not believe in God 45% 23% 18% 14% 2,693
Other/don't know if they believe in God 32% 24% 24% 20% 662

Generational cohort among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 16,085. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 13% 8% 16% 43% 18% 2% 16,085
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 14% 18% 35% 13% 1% 4,961
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 19% 14% 28% 10% 1% 1,397
Believe in God; don't know 6% 6% 12% 34% 32% 10% 223
Do not believe in God 32% 20% 16% 22% 9% 1% 2,693
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 16% 18% 30% 13% 2% 662

Gender composition among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 46% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 62% 38% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 53% 47% 230
Do not believe in God 67% 33% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 62% 38% 700

Racial and ethnic composition among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 16,184. 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% 15% 2% 12% 4% 16,184
Believe in God; fairly certain 69% 7% 4% 16% 3% 5,003
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 68% 5% 9% 15% 4% 1,400
Believe in God; don't know 72% 7% 2% 16% 4% 220
Do not believe in God 77% 3% 8% 9% 3% 2,685
Other/don't know if they believe in God 81% 4% 4% 6% 4% 672

Immigrant status among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 16,238. 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 11% 9% 80% 16,238
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 12% 72% 4,987
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 17% 17% 65% 1,395
Believe in God; don't know 18% 10% 72% 223
Do not believe in God 11% 16% 73% 2,695
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 12% 80% 679

Income distribution among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents 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 = 13,890. 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% 22% 25% 14% 13,890
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 22% 26% 19% 4,383
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 16% 28% 24% 1,266
Believe in God; don't know 47% 19% 22% 11% 156
Do not believe in God 26% 20% 29% 25% 2,467
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 18% 25% 28% 547

Educational distribution among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 16,351. 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 46% 32% 14% 8% 16,351
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 30% 16% 12% 5,028
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 29% 19% 13% 1,407
Believe in God; don't know 54% 23% 12% 11% 226
Do not believe in God 29% 31% 25% 15% 2,716
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 34% 21% 18% 693

Marital status among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 16,372. 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% 5% 15% 10% 25% 16,372
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 9% 13% 7% 33% 5,030
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 10% 9% 5% 45% 1,407
Believe in God; don't know 34% 7% 22% 22% 15% 225
Do not believe in God 29% 12% 9% 3% 48% 2,715
Other/don't know if they believe in God 36% 8% 11% 6% 38% 681

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents 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 = 16,449. 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% 3% 2% 1% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 46% 20% 7% 1% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 29% 40% 23% 1% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 49% 23% 11% 9% 8% 230
Do not believe in God 3% 8% 23% 65% 1% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 19% 32% 36% 4% 700

Attendance at religious services among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who attend religious services…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 32% 19% 1% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 42% 39% < 1% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 7% 34% 59% < 1% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 31% 30% 35% 4% 230
Do not believe in God 2% 17% 80% < 1% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 25% 65% 4% 700

Frequency of prayer among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 4% 6% 1% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 24% 12% 30% 1% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 12% 11% 61% < 1% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 48% 10% 8% 23% 11% 230
Do not believe in God 2% 1% 3% 93% < 1% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 6% 7% 69% 6% 700

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who attend prayer group…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 11% 10% 46% 1% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 10% 7% 7% 75% < 1% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 3% 4% 88% < 1% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 18% 7% 9% 55% 11% 230
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 2% 3% 87% 4% 700

Frequency of meditation among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who meditate…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 8% 3% 37% 2% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 12% 6% 51% 1% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 12% 7% 58% 1% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 46% 9% 1% 36% 8% 230
Do not believe in God 18% 8% 6% 68% 1% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 10% 5% 55% 5% 700

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 72% 12% 7% 8% 1% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 20% 15% 21% 2% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 17% 15% 38% 1% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 48% 10% 11% 17% 15% 230
Do not believe in God 28% 15% 10% 45% 2% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 37% 13% 10% 33% 7% 700

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 15% 11% 25% 2% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 17% 16% 23% 1% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 46% 16% 14% 23% 1% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 43% 8% 8% 30% 10% 230
Do not believe in God 47% 17% 13% 22% 1% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 50% 14% 14% 18% 4% 700

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in God Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 7% 39% 5% 3% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 14% 15% 58% 12% 2% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 22% 56% 14% 2% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 16% 11% 55% 5% 13% 230
Do not believe in God 1% 20% 51% 26% 1% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 21% 54% 15% 6% 700

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who say…

Belief in God There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 58% 2% 1% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 24% 74% 2% 1% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 79% 1% 1% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 25% 62% 4% 9% 230
Do not believe in God 16% 83% 1% 1% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 78% 3% 2% 700

Frequency of reading scripture among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who read scripture…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 12% 8% 30% 1% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 10% 10% 65% 1% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 6% 7% 81% < 1% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 28% 9% 9% 46% 8% 230
Do not believe in God 2% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 5% 6% 77% 4% 700

Interpreting scripture among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in God Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 31% 4% 15% 7% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 28% 1% 49% 9% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 10% < 1% 78% 6% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 30% 12% 9% 30% 20% 230
Do not believe in God 1% 2% < 1% 94% 3% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 4% 1% 74% 19% 700

Belief in Heaven among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 8% 6% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 69% 22% 9% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 48% 13% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 62% 19% 19% 230
Do not believe in God 6% 91% 3% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 45% 38% 700

Belief in Hell among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 21% 8% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 44% 10% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 62% 11% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 46% 30% 24% 230
Do not believe in God 5% 93% 3% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 55% 31% 700

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 17% 40% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 17% 50% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 18% 60% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 28% 27% 44% 230
Do not believe in God 18% 16% 66% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 24% 25% 50% 700

Political ideology among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 31% 17% 7% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 39% 30% 6% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 38% 38% 7% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 32% 24% 28% 16% 230
Do not believe in God 13% 31% 51% 5% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 35% 35% 12% 700

Views about size of government among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 38% 3% 4% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 50% 44% 3% 3% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 46% 46% 4% 4% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 42% 35% 9% 14% 230
Do not believe in God 42% 51% 3% 3% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 48% 34% 8% 10% 700

Views about government aid to the poor among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in God Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 46% 4% 2% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 53% 3% 2% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 58% 3% 2% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 38% 37% 10% 15% 230
Do not believe in God 28% 67% 3% 1% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 34% 54% 8% 4% 700

Views about abortion among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who say abortion should be…

Belief in God Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 52% 5% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 66% 30% 4% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 78% 20% 3% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 43% 31% 26% 230
Do not believe in God 86% 11% 3% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 76% 16% 8% 700

Views about homosexuality among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 41% 5% 4% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 77% 17% 3% 3% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 82% 12% 2% 3% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 50% 28% 11% 12% 230
Do not believe in God 91% 6% 2% 1% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 77% 12% 6% 5% 700

Views about same-sex marriage among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 51% 8% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 69% 24% 8% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 78% 16% 6% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 40% 36% 25% 230
Do not believe in God 88% 8% 4% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 73% 17% 10% 700

Views about environmental regulation among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who say…

Belief in God Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. 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% 50% 3% 4% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 62% 2% 3% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 69% 2% 1% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 30% 45% 6% 19% 230
Do not believe in God 19% 77% 1% 2% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 64% 4% 6% 700

Views about human evolution among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who say humans…

Belief in God Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,449. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 16% 30% 4% 45% 5% 16,449
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 24% 6% 20% 4% 5,051
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 67% 12% 5% 14% 3% 1,414
Believe in God; don't know 33% 15% 13% 23% 16% 230
Do not believe in God 87% 4% 1% 6% 1% 2,723
Other/don't know if they believe in God 69% 6% 13% 8% 4% 700