Belief in God among moderates

% of moderates 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 = 11,653. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 59% 23% 6% 1% 9% 2% 11,653
2007 69% 20% 4% < 1% 5% 2% 12,825

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Belief in God among moderates by religious group

% of moderates 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 64% 28% 5% 1% 1% 1% 2,619
Evangelical Protestant 84% 14% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 2,236
Historically Black Protestant 87% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 672
Jewish 38% 32% 16% 1% 12% 2% 262
Mainline Protestant 64% 28% 5% 1% 2% 1% 2,290
Mormon 81% 13% 5% < 1% < 1% 1% 172
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% 26% 13% 1% 30% 6% 2,681

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,713. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 21% 34% 28% 18% 6,713
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 35% 25% 15% 2,668
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 36% 16% 12% 677
Do not believe in God 38% 37% 15% 9% 1,038
Other/don't know if they believe in God 34% 34% 22% 10% 280

Generational cohort among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,713. 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% 13% 29% 33% 11% 1% 6,713
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 17% 28% 30% 9% 1% 2,668
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 22% 28% 19% 8% 1% 677
Do not believe in God 27% 20% 29% 18% 6% 1% 1,038
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 27% 24% 25% 6% 1% 280

Gender composition among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,834. 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% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 47% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 65% 35% 688
Do not believe in God 72% 28% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 71% 29% 295

Racial and ethnic composition among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,746. 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% 16% 3% 15% 4% 6,746
Believe in God; fairly certain 70% 7% 5% 15% 3% 2,697
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 69% 4% 6% 17% 3% 681
Do not believe in God 76% 3% 8% 9% 3% 1,032
Other/don't know if they believe in God 82% 6% 4% 4% 4% 286

Immigrant status among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,775. 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% 10% 77% 6,775
Believe in God; fairly certain 14% 11% 74% 2,692
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 16% 16% 68% 676
Do not believe in God 14% 14% 72% 1,035
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 7% 85% 287

Income distribution among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates 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 = 6,023. 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 36% 22% 27% 16% 6,023
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 20% 27% 22% 2,407
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 16% 25% 28% 617
Do not believe in God 22% 20% 31% 27% 952
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 12% 30% 31% 254

Educational distribution among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,811. 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% 34% 16% 10% 6,811
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 31% 18% 14% 2,713
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 31% 20% 15% 684
Do not believe in God 30% 32% 24% 14% 1,046
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 34% 25% 16% 293

Marital status among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,809. 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% 6% 14% 8% 24% 6,809
Believe in God; fairly certain 48% 10% 10% 5% 26% 2,711
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 9% 10% 4% 37% 686
Do not believe in God 38% 10% 8% 2% 42% 1,046
Other/don't know if they believe in God 44% 10% 12% 2% 33% 291

Parent of children under 18 among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,807. 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 30% 70% 6,807
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 71% 2,712
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 27% 73% 683
Do not believe in God 23% 77% 1,043
Other/don't know if they believe in God 24% 76% 293

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of moderates 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 = 6,834. 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% 24% 4% 3% < 1% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 51% 20% 6% 1% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 29% 43% 22% 1% 688
Do not believe in God 3% 8% 26% 62% < 1% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 23% 34% 35% 1% 295

Attendance at religious services among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates 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 = 6,834. 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% 37% 18% < 1% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 45% 37% < 1% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 39% 56% < 1% 688
Do not believe in God 1% 21% 77% < 1% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 33% 60% 2% 295

Frequency of prayer among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,834. 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 70% 18% 4% 7% 1% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 26% 13% 29% 1% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 11% 11% 12% 65% < 1% 688
Do not believe in God 3% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 3% 7% 75% 2% 295

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

% of moderates 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 = 6,834. 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 28% 12% 10% 49% 1% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 8% 6% 9% 76% < 1% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 1% 5% 3% 91% < 1% 688
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 3% 3% 90% 1% 295

Frequency of meditation among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates 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 = 6,834. 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% 8% 5% 41% 1% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 11% 6% 54% 1% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 11% 8% 60% 1% 688
Do not believe in God 17% 8% 5% 68% 1% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 10% 4% 57% 1% 295

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

% of moderates 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 = 6,834. 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 68% 15% 8% 8% 1% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 20% 17% 21% 1% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 17% 16% 38% 1% 688
Do not believe in God 30% 14% 11% 43% 2% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 38% 14% 11% 32% 5% 295

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

% of moderates 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 = 6,834. 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% 13% 25% 1% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 19% 18% 23% 1% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 42% 18% 18% 22% 1% 688
Do not believe in God 42% 18% 15% 25% < 1% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 50% 18% 15% 15% 2% 295

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

% of moderates 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 = 6,834. 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% 8% 45% 5% 2% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 15% 61% 11% 2% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 21% 60% 15% 1% 688
Do not believe in God 1% 18% 53% 27% 1% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 18% 60% 14% 5% 295

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

% of moderates 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 = 6,834. 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 32% 67% 1% 1% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 75% 1% 1% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 80% 1% 1% 688
Do not believe in God 19% 80% < 1% 1% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 82% 2% < 1% 295

Frequency of reading scripture among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates 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 = 6,834. 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% 13% 10% 33% 1% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 10% 11% 66% < 1% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 5% 8% 83% < 1% 688
Do not believe in God 2% 4% 5% 90% < 1% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 5% 7% 81% 1% 295

Interpreting scripture among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates 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 = 6,834. 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% 38% 3% 17% 8% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 10% 30% 1% 50% 9% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 8% < 1% 82% 6% 688
Do not believe in God 1% 1% < 1% 95% 3% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 4% 1% 79% 14% 295

Belief in Heaven among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,834. 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 88% 7% 5% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 71% 20% 9% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 48% 13% 688
Do not believe in God 6% 90% 3% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 44% 37% 295

Belief in Hell among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,834. 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% 22% 7% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 43% 10% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 63% 11% 688
Do not believe in God 5% 91% 3% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 56% 26% 295

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,834. 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% 18% 49% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 18% 49% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 19% 54% 688
Do not believe in God 23% 22% 54% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 28% 43% 295

Views about size of government among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,834. 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% 43% 4% 4% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 55% 38% 3% 4% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 55% 37% 4% 4% 688
Do not believe in God 59% 35% 3% 4% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 54% 30% 8% 8% 295

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

% of moderates 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 = 6,834. 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% 54% 4% 2% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 53% 4% 2% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 54% 4% 2% 688
Do not believe in God 37% 58% 4% 1% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 40% 51% 7% 2% 295

Views about abortion among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates 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 = 6,834. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 53% 43% 4% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 69% 28% 3% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 78% 19% 3% 688
Do not believe in God 84% 13% 2% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 79% 18% 4% 295

Views about homosexuality among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,834. 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% 29% 4% 4% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 83% 12% 3% 2% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 86% 10% 2% 3% 688
Do not believe in God 91% 7% 2% 1% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 84% 11% 4% 1% 295

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

% of moderates who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,834. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 53% 40% 8% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 74% 19% 7% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 80% 14% 5% 688
Do not believe in God 88% 9% 3% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 80% 14% 6% 295

Views about environmental regulation among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates 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 = 6,834. 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% 3% 2% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 65% 3% 2% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 67% 3% 2% 688
Do not believe in God 24% 72% 2% 3% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 65% 6% 6% 295

Views about human evolution among moderates by belief in God

% of moderates 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 = 6,834. 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 19% 35% 4% 38% 4% 6,834
Believe in God; fairly certain 49% 25% 5% 18% 3% 2,719
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 71% 11% 5% 12% 2% 688
Do not believe in God 87% 4% 1% 7% 1% 1,048
Other/don't know if they believe in God 70% 10% 12% 5% 2% 295