Belief in God among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 19,186. 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 67% 18% 5% 1% 8% 2% 19,186
2007 72% 17% 3% 1% 5% 3% 16,980

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Belief in God among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by religious group

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 102. 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 23% 38% 16% 2% 18% 4% 102
Catholic 69% 24% 4% 1% 1% 1% 3,868
Evangelical Protestant 90% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5,851
Historically Black Protestant 90% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 454
Jewish 40% 31% 15% < 1% 10% 2% 336
Mainline Protestant 67% 25% 4% 1% 2% 1% 3,687
Mormon 91% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 524
Orthodox Christian 61% 30% 5% < 1% 4% < 1% 120
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 27% 23% 12% 1% 31% 6% 3,541

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 12,687. 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 14% 33% 30% 22% 12,687
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 35% 27% 17% 3,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 34% 18% 14% 814
Believe in God; don't know 16% 12% 28% 43% 108
Do not believe in God 36% 37% 17% 11% 1,369
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 35% 22% 13% 371

Generational cohort among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 12,687. 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 9% 11% 28% 36% 15% 1% 12,687
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 14% 28% 32% 11% 1% 3,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 18% 26% 22% 10% 1% 814
Believe in God; don't know 10% 11% 8% 32% 27% 12% 108
Do not believe in God 25% 20% 28% 20% 7% 1% 1,369
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 22% 26% 25% 9% 1% 371

Gender composition among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 12,958. 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% 50% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 61% 39% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 70% 30% 828
Believe in God; don't know 61% 39% 113
Do not believe in God 72% 28% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 69% 31% 394

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 12,738. 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 80% 7% 2% 8% 3% 12,738
Believe in God; fairly certain 81% 4% 4% 8% 3% 3,474
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 70% 4% 8% 13% 4% 814
Believe in God; don't know 79% 4% 4% 9% 4% 109
Do not believe in God 80% 2% 5% 9% 3% 1,365
Other/don't know if they believe in God 83% 2% 6% 4% 5% 375

Immigrant status among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 12,849. 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 7% 8% 85% 12,849
Believe in God; fairly certain 10% 10% 80% 3,477
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 14% 15% 71% 820
Believe in God; don't know 12% 11% 77% 109
Do not believe in God 10% 15% 75% 1,369
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 9% 82% 379

Income distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 11,215. 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 25% 22% 32% 20% 11,215
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 21% 31% 26% 3,120
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 27% 17% 29% 28% 754
Do not believe in God 24% 19% 31% 27% 1,269
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 17% 26% 30% 324

Educational distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 12,891. 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% 36% 18% 10% 12,891
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 33% 19% 13% 3,495
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 31% 19% 14% 824
Believe in God; don't know 49% 23% 14% 14% 111
Do not believe in God 35% 33% 21% 12% 1,381
Other/don't know if they believe in God 31% 32% 24% 13% 388

Marital status among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 12,904. 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% 5% 12% 7% 16% 12,904
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 8% 11% 5% 23% 3,496
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 11% 10% 4% 36% 825
Believe in God; don't know 42% 4% 19% 18% 17% 112
Do not believe in God 39% 10% 8% 2% 41% 1,382
Other/don't know if they believe in God 48% 7% 12% 5% 28% 381

Parent of children under 18 among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 12,904. 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% 71% 12,904
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 73% 3,499
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 75% 824
Believe in God; don't know 13% 87% 113
Do not believe in God 22% 78% 1,381
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 75% 391

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 12,958. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 75% 19% 3% 2% 1% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 20% 50% 23% 7% < 1% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 31% 40% 22% 1% 828
Believe in God; don't know 47% 22% 10% 15% 5% 113
Do not believe in God 2% 7% 22% 68% 1% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 22% 35% 35% 3% 394

Attendance at religious services among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 12,958. 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% 31% 16% < 1% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 43% 41% < 1% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 35% 60% < 1% 828
Believe in God; don't know 33% 27% 38% 3% 113
Do not believe in God 1% 16% 83% < 1% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 26% 65% 4% 394

Frequency of prayer among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,958. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 75% 15% 4% 5% 1% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 26% 13% 32% 1% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 13% 11% 10% 65% < 1% 828
Believe in God; don't know 40% 11% 11% 29% 9% 113
Do not believe in God 2% 1% 3% 94% < 1% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 6% 5% 74% 5% 394

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 12,958. 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% 11% 10% 43% < 1% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 8% 6% 7% 79% < 1% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 4% 5% 88% < 1% 828
Believe in God; don't know 16% 5% 13% 61% 5% 113
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 1% 97% < 1% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 2% 6% 85% 3% 394

Frequency of meditation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 12,958. 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% 3% 40% 2% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 12% 6% 56% 1% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 11% 6% 62% 1% 828
Believe in God; don't know 43% 12% 3% 35% 7% 113
Do not believe in God 17% 8% 4% 71% 1% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 10% 3% 62% 4% 394

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 12,958. 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 73% 13% 7% 7% 1% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 21% 16% 25% 1% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 27% 17% 14% 41% 1% 828
Believe in God; don't know 49% 4% 13% 23% 10% 113
Do not believe in God 29% 13% 9% 48% 1% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 37% 12% 8% 35% 8% 394

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 12,958. 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% 11% 24% 2% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 17% 18% 25% 1% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 45% 16% 15% 24% 1% 828
Believe in God; don't know 53% 8% 13% 22% 4% 113
Do not believe in God 43% 17% 14% 26% 1% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 44% 18% 13% 22% 4% 394

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 12,958. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 51% 6% 36% 3% 2% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 14% 65% 10% 1% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 21% 61% 14% 1% 828
Believe in God; don't know 20% 16% 48% 5% 11% 113
Do not believe in God 1% 17% 57% 24% 1% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 16% 62% 14% 4% 394

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 12,958. 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% 48% 1% 1% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 68% 1% 1% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 75% 1% 1% 828
Believe in God; don't know 39% 49% 3% 9% 113
Do not believe in God 20% 78% 1% < 1% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 75% 2% 1% 394

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 12,958. 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% 8% 27% 1% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 9% 10% 69% < 1% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 5% 7% 83% < 1% 828
Believe in God; don't know 25% 6% 8% 59% 3% 113
Do not believe in God 2% 3% 4% 91% < 1% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 2% 7% 80% 3% 394

Interpreting scripture among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 12,958. 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% 36% 4% 14% 6% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 8% 31% 1% 52% 8% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 9% < 1% 81% 6% 828
Believe in God; don't know 24% 9% 7% 39% 21% 113
Do not believe in God < 1% 1% < 1% 95% 3% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 5% 1% 73% 19% 394

Belief in Heaven among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,958. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 87% 7% 6% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 69% 22% 8% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 48% 13% 828
Believe in God; don't know 58% 24% 18% 113
Do not believe in God 6% 91% 3% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 43% 39% 394

Belief in Hell among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,958. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 74% 19% 7% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 48% 43% 9% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 62% 10% 828
Believe in God; don't know 46% 33% 21% 113
Do not believe in God 4% 93% 3% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 58% 31% 394

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 12,958. 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% 15% 23% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 50% 17% 33% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 19% 41% 828
Believe in God; don't know 45% 33% 22% 113
Do not believe in God 34% 23% 43% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 43% 26% 31% 394

Political ideology among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,958. 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% 28% 10% 4% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 44% 17% 4% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 47% 22% 6% 828
Believe in God; don't know 44% 20% 22% 14% 113
Do not believe in God 23% 43% 28% 7% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 39% 19% 14% 394

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 12,958. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 66% 29% 3% 1% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 60% 36% 3% 1% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 53% 42% 2% 2% 828
Believe in God; don't know 58% 25% 8% 8% 113
Do not believe in God 49% 45% 4% 2% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 58% 31% 7% 3% 394

Views about abortion among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 12,958. 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% 60% 3% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 65% 32% 4% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 76% 21% 3% 828
Believe in God; don't know 39% 44% 18% 113
Do not believe in God 84% 13% 3% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 72% 20% 9% 394

Views about homosexuality among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,958. 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% 48% 5% 3% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 74% 20% 3% 2% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 80% 15% 2% 3% 828
Believe in God; don't know 46% 32% 9% 13% 113
Do not believe in God 88% 8% 2% 2% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 75% 14% 7% 4% 394

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,958. 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% 59% 7% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 65% 27% 8% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 73% 21% 6% 828
Believe in God; don't know 40% 44% 15% 113
Do not believe in God 83% 12% 5% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 71% 21% 8% 394

Views about environmental regulation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 12,958. 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% 42% 3% 2% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 53% 2% 2% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 56% 2% 2% 828
Believe in God; don't know 49% 31% 6% 14% 113
Do not believe in God 32% 64% 2% 2% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 43% 50% 3% 4% 394

Views about human evolution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 12,958. 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% 30% 3% 50% 4% 12,958
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 27% 6% 19% 3% 3,508
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 70% 11% 5% 12% 2% 828
Believe in God; don't know 30% 17% 15% 25% 13% 113
Do not believe in God 86% 4% 2% 7% 1% 1,385
Other/don't know if they believe in God 69% 7% 13% 9% 3% 394