Belief in God among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say they…

Survey year Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 3,212. 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 33% 26% 10% 1% 28% 3% 3,212
2007 48% 26% 7% 1% 13% 5% 1,845

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Belief in God among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 42% 41% 10% 1% 5% 1% 626
Evangelical Protestant 72% 22% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 255
Jewish 14% 33% 14% < 1% 33% 5% 124
Mainline Protestant 50% 35% 8% < 1% 5% 2% 424
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 13% 16% 10% < 1% 54% 6% 1,392

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 964. 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 23% 38% 24% 15% 964
Believe in God; fairly certain 24% 41% 24% 12% 807
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 37% 19% 10% 307
Do not believe in God 41% 35% 13% 11% 933
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 30% 25% 16% 131

Generational cohort among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 964. 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 15% 14% 33% 28% 10% 1% 964
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 17% 32% 28% 7% 1% 807
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 24% 29% 21% 7% 1% 307
Do not believe in God 28% 21% 26% 17% 7% 1% 933
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 15% 25% 28% 12% 2% 131

Gender composition among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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% 51% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 55% 45% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 58% 42% 309
Do not believe in God 65% 35% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 67% 33% 137

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 975. 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% 4% 28% 5% 975
Believe in God; fairly certain 56% 6% 7% 29% 2% 808
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 61% 6% 11% 19% 3% 305
Do not believe in God 74% 3% 9% 10% 4% 935
Other/don't know if they believe in God 85% 2% 4% 3% 6% 131

Immigrant status among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 965. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 29% 11% 61% 965
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 12% 56% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 12% 61% 306
Do not believe in God 18% 17% 65% 939
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 10% 80% 134

Income distribution among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 867. 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% 22% 21% 17% 867
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 16% 27% 22% 721
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 19% 22% 30% 282
Do not believe in God 23% 17% 29% 31% 865
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 15% 25% 44% 115

Educational distribution among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 978. 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% 25% 17% 14% 978
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 24% 21% 16% 810
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 21% 25% 22% 308
Do not believe in God 24% 28% 26% 22% 942
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 29% 37% 21% 135

Marital status among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 980. 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% 8% 15% 5% 28% 980
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 10% 12% 2% 28% 809
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 47% 10% 6% 3% 34% 308
Do not believe in God 39% 10% 8% 2% 41% 942
Other/don't know if they believe in God 56% 4% 4% 5% 31% 133

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 983. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 31% 69% 983
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 68% 809
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 67% 308
Do not believe in God 22% 78% 948
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 79% 136

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 987. 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% 32% 8% 6% 1% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 43% 18% 10% < 1% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 7% 34% 38% 20% < 1% 309
Do not believe in God 2% 6% 20% 72% < 1% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 17% 33% 43% 3% 137

Attendance at religious services among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 987. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 31% 41% 27% 1% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 17% 46% 37% < 1% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 38% 57% < 1% 309
Do not believe in God 2% 15% 82% < 1% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 34% 62% 3% 137

Frequency of prayer among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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% 22% 7% 14% 1% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 27% 12% 31% < 1% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 11% 11% 62% < 1% 309
Do not believe in God 2% 1% 2% 95% < 1% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 10% 3% 78% 4% 137

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 987. 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 20% 10% 10% 60% 1% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 10% 11% 10% 69% < 1% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 4% 5% 88% < 1% 309
Do not believe in God 1% < 1% 3% 96% < 1% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% 2% 3% 92% 2% 137

Frequency of meditation among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 987. 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% 10% 4% 42% 2% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 13% 5% 46% 1% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 10% 8% 61% 1% 309
Do not believe in God 14% 7% 6% 72% 1% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 9% 7% 62% 4% 137

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 987. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 59% 16% 10% 13% 2% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 19% 18% 20% 1% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 12% 20% 37% < 1% 309
Do not believe in God 30% 16% 8% 44% 2% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 38% 13% 9% 33% 7% 137

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 987. 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% 14% 12% 24% 1% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 17% 18% 20% 1% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 44% 17% 21% 18% < 1% 309
Do not believe in God 49% 18% 11% 21% 1% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 55% 17% 12% 13% 4% 137

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 987. 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 27% 70% 1% 2% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 76% 1% 1% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 17% 81% < 1% 1% 309
Do not believe in God 16% 84% < 1% < 1% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 78% 3% 3% 137

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 987. 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% 13% 12% 46% 1% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 11% 11% 65% 1% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 2% 8% 85% < 1% 309
Do not believe in God 1% 2% 5% 91% < 1% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 5% 4% 87% 3% 137

Interpreting scripture among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 987. 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% 28% 2% 30% 8% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 23% 1% 54% 6% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 7% 9% < 1% 77% 7% 309
Do not believe in God < 1% 2% < 1% 95% 3% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% < 1% < 1% 87% 13% 137

Belief in Heaven among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 81% 14% 5% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 64% 28% 7% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 51% 9% 309
Do not believe in God 5% 92% 3% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 11% 54% 35% 137

Belief in Hell among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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 61% 33% 7% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 48% 45% 7% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 66% 7% 309
Do not believe in God 4% 94% 2% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 65% 27% 137

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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% 21% 51% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 17% 56% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 10% 71% 309
Do not believe in God 15% 17% 68% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 19% 53% 137

Political ideology among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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% 33% 29% 5% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 37% 37% 3% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 37% 43% 6% 309
Do not believe in God 10% 32% 54% 4% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 35% 37% 5% 137

Views about size of government among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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% 56% 2% 3% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 57% 1% 2% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 54% 5% 2% 309
Do not believe in God 38% 55% 3% 3% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 49% 39% 10% 1% 137

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 987. 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% 54% 3% 3% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 59% 2% 1% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 66% 3% 2% 309
Do not believe in God 24% 73% 3% 1% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 36% 58% 4% 2% 137

Views about abortion among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 987. 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% 39% 4% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 68% 29% 3% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 78% 20% 2% 309
Do not believe in God 86% 10% 4% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 84% 14% 2% 137

Views about homosexuality among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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% 25% 4% 3% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 82% 15% 1% 2% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 86% 12% < 1% 2% 309
Do not believe in God 93% 5% 1% 1% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 85% 7% 6% 2% 137

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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 58% 34% 7% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 74% 20% 6% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 83% 14% 3% 309
Do not believe in God 91% 7% 2% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 81% 10% 9% 137

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 987. 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% 62% 2% 3% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 66% 1% 2% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 77% 2% < 1% 309
Do not believe in God 15% 82% 1% 2% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 24% 71% 2% 4% 137

Views about human evolution among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in God

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 987. 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% 28% 4% 30% 4% 987
Believe in God; fairly certain 57% 19% 5% 17% 2% 812
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 75% 8% 2% 14% 1% 309
Do not believe in God 92% 3% 1% 4% < 1% 950
Other/don't know if they believe in God 89% 3% 5% 1% 1% 137