Belief in God among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 18,708. 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 48% 25% 8% 1% 15% 3% 18,708

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Belief in God among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by religious group

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 231. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 25% 31% 10% 2% 27% 5% 231
Catholic 59% 32% 6% 1% 2% 1% 4,011
Evangelical Protestant 78% 19% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,227
Hindu 36% 37% 15% 1% 9% 2% 126
Historically Black Protestant 84% 13% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 740
Jewish 25% 30% 18% 1% 21% 5% 689
Mainline Protestant 59% 31% 6% 1% 2% 2% 3,464
Mormon 68% 23% 7% < 1% 1% 1% 155
Muslim 71% 21% 7% < 1% 1% 1% 105
Orthodox Christian 46% 38% 12% < 1% 4% 1% 105
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 20% 22% 12% < 1% 39% 6% 5,996

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,625. 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 24% 36% 26% 14% 8,625
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 37% 23% 12% 4,601
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 38% 32% 19% 10% 1,446
Believe in God; don't know 24% 21% 33% 23% 111
Do not believe in God 40% 35% 16% 10% 3,011
Other/don't know if they believe in God 34% 34% 20% 12% 625

Generational cohort among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 8,625. 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% 16% 29% 31% 8% 1% 8,625
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 19% 29% 27% 7% < 1% 4,601
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 21% 25% 23% 6% 1% 1,446
Believe in God; don't know 13% 19% 13% 36% 18% 1% 111
Do not believe in God 27% 22% 25% 19% 6% 1% 3,011
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 22% 26% 24% 8% 1% 625

Gender composition among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 38% 62% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 53% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 56% 44% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 42% 58% 119
Do not believe in God 63% 37% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 56% 44% 655

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 8,647. 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% 14% 3% 16% 4% 8,647
Believe in God; fairly certain 69% 6% 5% 17% 4% 4,634
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 70% 4% 8% 16% 3% 1,446
Believe in God; don't know 63% 6% 7% 20% 4% 115
Do not believe in God 78% 3% 7% 9% 3% 3,014
Other/don't know if they believe in God 82% 3% 4% 6% 5% 635

Immigrant status among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 8,650. 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% 11% 76% 8,650
Believe in God; fairly certain 17% 12% 72% 4,627
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 16% 66% 1,447
Believe in God; don't know 24% 14% 62% 115
Do not believe in God 12% 15% 73% 3,016
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 11% 81% 641

Income distribution among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 7,768. 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 35% 21% 26% 18% 7,768
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 20% 27% 22% 4,156
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 17% 26% 28% 1,337
Do not believe in God 22% 18% 31% 29% 2,795
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 15% 29% 31% 538

Educational distribution among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,713. 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 37% 34% 17% 11% 8,713
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 32% 19% 14% 4,661
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 29% 23% 17% 1,455
Believe in God; don't know 44% 31% 10% 16% 116
Do not believe in God 25% 30% 26% 18% 3,038
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 34% 25% 20% 650

Marital status among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,727. 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% 14% 6% 27% 8,727
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 11% 11% 4% 29% 4,660
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 12% 9% 3% 37% 1,456
Believe in God; don't know 44% 12% 17% 7% 20% 117
Do not believe in God 38% 12% 8% 2% 40% 3,039
Other/don't know if they believe in God 43% 9% 10% 3% 34% 636

Parent of children under 18 among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,732. 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% 8,732
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 70% 4,662
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 76% 1,455
Believe in God; don't know 29% 71% 117
Do not believe in God 22% 78% 3,037
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 75% 649

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 8,753. 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 60% 30% 6% 4% 1% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 48% 22% 8% < 1% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 7% 29% 41% 23% < 1% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 49% 28% 9% 12% 2% 119
Do not believe in God 2% 7% 23% 67% < 1% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 19% 37% 37% 3% 655

Attendance at religious services among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 8,753. 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% 43% 24% < 1% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 43% 41% < 1% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 36% 59% < 1% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 29% 27% 42% 2% 119
Do not believe in God 2% 16% 82% < 1% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 27% 68% 2% 655

Frequency of prayer among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,753. 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 65% 20% 5% 9% 1% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 25% 13% 31% < 1% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 14% 13% 11% 62% < 1% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 39% 16% 10% 34% 2% 119
Do not believe in God 2% 1% 3% 94% < 1% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 7% 6% 76% 3% 655

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 8,753. 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% 11% 10% 59% < 1% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 7% 7% 7% 78% < 1% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 16% 5% 7% 69% 3% 119
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 2% 4% 89% 2% 655

Frequency of meditation among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 8,753. 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% 9% 4% 44% 1% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 12% 6% 53% < 1% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 12% 6% 59% < 1% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 41% 5% 3% 45% 6% 119
Do not believe in God 18% 8% 6% 67% 1% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 10% 6% 59% 2% 655

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 8,753. 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 65% 17% 9% 9% 1% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 21% 16% 21% 1% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 18% 16% 34% 1% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 62% 6% 9% 12% 10% 119
Do not believe in God 31% 16% 10% 42% 2% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 37% 13% 12% 32% 6% 655

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 8,753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 47% 16% 12% 24% 1% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 18% 17% 22% 1% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 47% 17% 15% 21% < 1% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 50% 8% 6% 28% 7% 119
Do not believe in God 47% 18% 13% 21% 1% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 51% 19% 15% 14% 2% 655

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 8,753. 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% 51% 7% 2% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 10% 17% 59% 13% 2% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 23% 55% 17% 1% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 16% 13% 52% 12% 6% 119
Do not believe in God 1% 21% 50% 27% 1% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 22% 57% 15% 5% 655

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 8,753. 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% 71% 1% 1% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 78% 1% 1% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 80% 1% 1% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 24% 70% 4% 1% 119
Do not believe in God 15% 84% 1% < 1% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 83% 3% 1% 655

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 8,753. 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% 14% 11% 42% 1% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 9% 10% 69% < 1% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 5% 6% 84% < 1% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 20% 4% 8% 61% 7% 119
Do not believe in God 2% 3% 5% 90% < 1% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 4% 6% 82% 2% 655

Interpreting scripture among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 8,753. 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 26% 38% 2% 26% 8% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 9% 26% 1% 57% 8% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 9% < 1% 82% 6% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 28% 15% 8% 33% 16% 119
Do not believe in God < 1% 2% < 1% 96% 2% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% 3% < 1% 80% 15% 655

Belief in Heaven among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,753. 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 85% 10% 5% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 67% 25% 9% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 51% 13% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 62% 26% 12% 119
Do not believe in God 5% 92% 3% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 50% 36% 655

Belief in Hell among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,753. 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% 30% 7% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 47% 8% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 65% 10% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 48% 41% 10% 119
Do not believe in God 4% 94% 2% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 62% 28% 655

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,753. 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% 18% 52% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 18% 55% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 16% 64% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 25% 33% 42% 119
Do not believe in God 15% 16% 69% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 21% 58% 655

Political ideology among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,753. 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 26% 40% 27% 6% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 42% 34% 4% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 14% 40% 42% 4% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 27% 17% 41% 16% 119
Do not believe in God 10% 31% 54% 5% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 11% 38% 42% 9% 655

Views about size of government among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,753. 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% 49% 3% 3% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 49% 3% 3% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 43% 49% 4% 4% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 34% 56% 6% 4% 119
Do not believe in God 40% 53% 3% 3% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 46% 39% 8% 8% 655

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 8,753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 38% 56% 4% 2% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 60% 3% 1% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 64% 4% 1% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 27% 56% 9% 8% 119
Do not believe in God 26% 71% 3% 1% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 31% 59% 7% 3% 655

Views about abortion among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 8,753. 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 64% 33% 3% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 73% 24% 3% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 84% 14% 2% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 55% 36% 9% 119
Do not believe in God 89% 9% 2% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 86% 10% 4% 655

Views about homosexuality among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,753. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 90% 6% 2% 2% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 94% 4% 1% 1% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 96% 3% 1% 1% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 84% 8% 3% 5% 119
Do not believe in God 97% 2% 1% < 1% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 95% 2% 2% 1% 655

Views about environmental regulation among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 8,753. 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% 64% 2% 2% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 69% 2% 2% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 75% 2% 1% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 43% 45% 3% 9% 119
Do not believe in God 16% 81% 1% 2% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 71% 4% 4% 655

Views about human evolution among adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage by belief in God

% of adults who strongly favor or favor gay marriage 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 = 8,753. 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 26% 37% 4% 29% 3% 8,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 25% 5% 15% 2% 4,674
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 73% 11% 4% 9% 2% 1,460
Believe in God; don't know 40% 19% 9% 28% 3% 119
Do not believe in God 90% 3% 1% 5% 1% 3,047
Other/don't know if they believe in God 78% 5% 11% 3% 3% 655