Belief in God among parents

% of 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 = 8,366. 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 66% 20% 5% 1% 7% 2% 8,366
2007 74% 17% 3% < 1% 4% 2% 10,705

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Belief in God among parents by religious group

% of 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 = 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 61% 31% 5% 1% 1% 1% 1,761
Evangelical Protestant 88% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,175
Historically Black Protestant 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 487
Jewish 44% 27% 13% < 1% 10% 5% 184
Mainline Protestant 66% 28% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 1,218
Mormon 88% 8% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 242
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 32% 25% 10% < 1% 28% 5% 1,744

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among parents by belief in God

% of parents who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,294. 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% 68% 14% 2% 5,294
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 67% 15% 1% 1,701
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 72% 9% 1% 392
Do not believe in God 13% 74% 10% 2% 673
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 65% 14% 2% 154

Generational cohort among parents by belief in God

% of parents who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,294. 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 6% 23% 55% 15% 1% < 1% 5,294
Believe in God; fairly certain 6% 24% 55% 15% < 1% < 1% 1,701
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 23% 60% 9% 1% < 1% 392
Do not believe in God 5% 23% 60% 11% 1% < 1% 673
Other/don't know if they believe in God 7% 29% 49% 14% < 1% < 1% 154

Gender composition among parents by belief in God

% of parents who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,370. 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% 60% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 54% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 54% 46% 397
Do not believe in God 59% 41% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 57% 43% 158

Racial and ethnic composition among parents by belief in God

% of parents who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,308. 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 57% 16% 3% 19% 4% 5,308
Believe in God; fairly certain 59% 5% 4% 28% 3% 1,712
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 62% 6% 7% 24% 1% 392
Do not believe in God 76% 2% 7% 11% 4% 676
Other/don't know if they believe in God 76% 7% 3% 8% 5% 153

Immigrant status among parents by belief in God

% of parents who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,303. 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% 8% 74% 5,303
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 7% 64% 1,700
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 27% 7% 66% 394
Do not believe in God 18% 11% 71% 673
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 5% 79% 154

Income distribution among parents by belief in God

% of 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 = 4,948. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 33% 20% 28% 19% 4,948
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 15% 26% 24% 1,592
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 19% 19% 31% 366
Do not believe in God 18% 12% 33% 37% 647
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 14% 37% 30% 142

Educational distribution among parents by belief in God

% of parents who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,352. 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% 34% 18% 10% 5,352
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 29% 17% 13% 1,716
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 24% 20% 19% 395
Do not believe in God 25% 26% 24% 24% 678
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 33% 27% 16% 157

Marital status among parents by belief in God

% of parents who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,361. 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 66% 7% 12% 2% 12% 5,361
Believe in God; fairly certain 65% 13% 11% 1% 10% 1,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 65% 12% 9% 2% 11% 396
Do not believe in God 73% 10% 9% 1% 7% 678
Other/don't know if they believe in God 70% 7% 15% < 1% 9% 155

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of 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 = 5,370. 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 75% 20% 3% 2% < 1% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 46% 17% 6% < 1% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 14% 34% 35% 16% < 1% 397
Do not believe in God 3% 8% 21% 67% < 1% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 22% 36% 31% 1% 158

Attendance at religious services among parents by belief in God

% of 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 = 5,370. 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% 35% 14% < 1% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 20% 45% 35% < 1% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 7% 43% 49% < 1% 397
Do not believe in God 3% 15% 82% < 1% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 32% 58% 1% 158

Frequency of prayer among parents by belief in God

% of parents who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,370. 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% 15% 4% 5% < 1% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 27% 11% 25% < 1% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 14% 13% 53% < 1% 397
Do not believe in God 3% 2% 2% 93% < 1% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 7% 5% 74% 2% 158

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

% of 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 = 5,370. 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% 14% 10% 39% < 1% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 10% 9% 69% 1% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 6% 6% 83% < 1% 397
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 3% 8% 83% < 1% 158

Frequency of meditation among parents by belief in God

% of 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 = 5,370. 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% 7% 4% 44% 1% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 11% 5% 52% 1% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 12% 5% 60% < 1% 397
Do not believe in God 20% 9% 4% 66% 1% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 6% 5% 67% 3% 158

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

% of 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 = 5,370. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 69% 15% 8% 7% 1% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 19% 15% 21% 1% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 18% 14% 33% < 1% 397
Do not believe in God 37% 13% 8% 41% 1% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 39% 11% 8% 33% 9% 158

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

% of 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 = 5,370. 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% 17% 12% 25% 1% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 18% 17% 26% 1% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 17% 18% 24% < 1% 397
Do not believe in God 42% 19% 15% 24% 1% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 39% 25% 16% 19% < 1% 158

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

% of 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 = 5,370. 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% 7% 38% 5% 2% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 17% 13% 56% 13% 1% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 16% 56% 21% 1% 397
Do not believe in God 1% 17% 53% 28% 1% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 15% 62% 13% 7% 158

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

% of 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 = 5,370. 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% 57% 1% 1% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 72% 1% 1% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 77% 1% < 1% 397
Do not believe in God 17% 82% 1% < 1% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 79% 2% < 1% 158

Frequency of reading scripture among parents by belief in God

% of 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 = 5,370. 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% 12% 9% 26% 1% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 11% 10% 63% < 1% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 7% 6% 6% 81% < 1% 397
Do not believe in God 1% 3% 5% 90% < 1% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 4% 4% 82% 1% 158

Interpreting scripture among parents by belief in God

% of 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 = 5,370. 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% 34% 3% 14% 6% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 27% 1% 44% 8% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 7% 10% < 1% 74% 9% 397
Do not believe in God 1% 1% < 1% 95% 3% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 4% 1% 75% 17% 158

Belief in Heaven among parents by belief in God

% of parents who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,370. 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% 7% 6% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 73% 19% 7% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 46% 13% 397
Do not believe in God 5% 92% 2% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 49% 32% 158

Belief in Hell among parents by belief in God

% of parents who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,370. 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 75% 19% 6% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 37% 9% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 59% 11% 397
Do not believe in God 4% 93% 3% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 61% 22% 158

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among parents by belief in God

% of parents who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,370. 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% 20% 37% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 23% 45% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 17% 55% 397
Do not believe in God 18% 20% 61% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 27% 47% 158

Political ideology among parents by belief in God

% of parents who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,370. 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% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 38% 29% 5% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 42% 36% 3% 397
Do not believe in God 12% 33% 48% 8% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 38% 35% 11% 158

Views about size of government among parents by belief in God

% of parents who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,370. 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% 41% 3% 3% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 52% 2% 3% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 45% 49% 3% 3% 397
Do not believe in God 44% 49% 4% 3% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 54% 36% 5% 5% 158

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

% of 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 = 5,370. 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% 45% 4% 2% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 52% 3% 2% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 60% 3% < 1% 397
Do not believe in God 33% 64% 3% < 1% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 42% 51% 6% 1% 158

Views about abortion among parents by belief in God

% of 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 = 5,370. 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% 57% 3% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 59% 38% 3% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 76% 21% 3% 397
Do not believe in God 84% 12% 3% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 77% 18% 5% 158

Views about homosexuality among parents by belief in God

% of parents who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,370. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 51% 40% 5% 4% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 79% 16% 3% 2% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 83% 15% 1% 2% 397
Do not believe in God 93% 5% 1% 1% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 82% 13% 2% 3% 158

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

% of parents who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,370. 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% 50% 8% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 68% 24% 7% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 76% 19% 5% 397
Do not believe in God 91% 6% 2% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 83% 10% 6% 158

Views about environmental regulation among parents by belief in God

% of 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 = 5,370. 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% 53% 2% 3% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 62% 2% 3% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 65% 2% 2% 397
Do not believe in God 20% 77% 2% 1% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 30% 61% 4% 4% 158

Views about human evolution among parents by belief in God

% of 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 = 5,370. 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% 30% 2% 46% 4% 5,370
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 28% 5% 20% 3% 1,723
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 69% 11% 4% 14% 2% 397
Do not believe in God 88% 3% 2% 6% 1% 679
Other/don't know if they believe in God 72% 7% 9% 6% 6% 158