Belief in God among Christians

% of Christians 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 = 25,048. 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 76% 18% 3% 1% 1% 1% 25,048
2007 80% 15% 2% 1% 1% 1% 28,279

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 18,668. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 16% 33% 30% 21% 18,668
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 34% 27% 18% 4,491
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 35% 23% 16% 710
Believe in God; don't know 10% 18% 26% 46% 183
Do not believe in God 20% 27% 31% 21% 258
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 27% 22% 27% 210

Generational cohort among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 18,668. 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 10% 11% 28% 36% 14% 1% 18,668
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 14% 28% 32% 12% 1% 4,491
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 17% 16% 29% 27% 10% 2% 710
Believe in God; don't know 5% 7% 16% 31% 31% 10% 183
Do not believe in God 14% 12% 22% 36% 15% 2% 258
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 11% 24% 29% 17% 4% 210

Gender composition among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 19,082. 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% 58% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 51% 49% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 64% 36% 721
Believe in God; don't know 47% 53% 191
Do not believe in God 74% 26% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 61% 39% 220

Racial and ethnic composition among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 18,823. 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% 15% 2% 14% 4% 18,823
Believe in God; fairly certain 64% 6% 2% 24% 3% 4,539
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 65% 4% 4% 24% 4% 715
Believe in God; don't know 55% 10% 4% 28% 2% 185
Do not believe in God 84% 2% 3% 10% 1% 263
Other/don't know if they believe in God 74% 8% 1% 12% 5% 212

Immigrant status among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 18,870. 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 12% 9% 80% 18,870
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 10% 68% 4,512
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 11% 64% 708
Believe in God; don't know 27% 9% 63% 188
Do not believe in God 13% 12% 75% 262
Other/don't know if they believe in God 11% 7% 82% 209

Income distribution among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians 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 = 16,433. 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% 21% 27% 16% 16,433
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 20% 25% 21% 3,999
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 15% 24% 23% 646
Believe in God; don't know 59% 20% 15% 7% 131
Do not believe in God 27% 15% 31% 28% 235
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 15% 33% 23% 172

Educational distribution among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 18,973. 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% 33% 15% 9% 18,973
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 28% 16% 11% 4,543
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 45% 25% 18% 13% 717
Believe in God; don't know 57% 26% 8% 9% 188
Do not believe in God 40% 22% 24% 13% 262
Other/don't know if they believe in God 32% 39% 16% 13% 215

Marital status among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 19,006. 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% 5% 14% 8% 19% 19,006
Believe in God; fairly certain 49% 10% 12% 6% 23% 4,549
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 44% 11% 11% 5% 29% 719
Believe in God; don't know 37% 7% 20% 23% 14% 187
Do not believe in God 47% 9% 10% 6% 28% 264
Other/don't know if they believe in God 46% 7% 12% 9% 26% 213

Parent of children under 18 among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 19,013. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 30% 70% 19,013
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 69% 4,555
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 72% 719
Believe in God; don't know 22% 78% 188
Do not believe in God 21% 79% 261
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 73% 215

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of Christians 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 = 19,082. 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 79% 18% 2% 1% < 1% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 50% 13% 2% 1% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 14% 41% 33% 11% < 1% 721
Believe in God; don't know 60% 24% 7% 2% 7% 191
Do not believe in God 10% 18% 36% 36% < 1% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 30% 34% 8% 3% 220

Attendance at religious services among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians 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 = 19,082. 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 54% 33% 13% 1% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 47% 26% < 1% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 12% 46% 42% < 1% 721
Believe in God; don't know 47% 29% 21% 3% 191
Do not believe in God 9% 33% 58% 1% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 42% 35% 5% 220

Frequency of prayer among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,082. 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 77% 15% 3% 4% 1% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 28% 12% 19% 1% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 17% 14% 44% < 1% 721
Believe in God; don't know 54% 13% 5% 19% 9% 191
Do not believe in God 9% 8% 6% 77% < 1% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 31% 13% 10% 41% 6% 220

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

% of Christians 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 = 19,082. 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% 12% 10% 40% 1% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 14% 9% 9% 68% < 1% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 7% 5% 83% < 1% 721
Believe in God; don't know 24% 9% 11% 45% 10% 191
Do not believe in God 3% 3% 2% 92% < 1% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 11% 4% 6% 74% 4% 220

Frequency of meditation among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians 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 = 19,082. 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% 7% 3% 38% 2% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 11% 6% 51% 1% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 12% 8% 61% < 1% 721
Believe in God; don't know 48% 8% 2% 37% 5% 191
Do not believe in God 16% 6% 3% 75% < 1% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 8% 5% 49% 8% 220

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

% of Christians 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 = 19,082. 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% 6% 1% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 20% 15% 19% 1% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 16% 15% 36% 1% 721
Believe in God; don't know 59% 8% 8% 16% 10% 191
Do not believe in God 25% 10% 12% 51% 2% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 37% 16% 5% 30% 11% 220

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

% of Christians 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 = 19,082. 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 46% 16% 12% 25% 2% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 18% 17% 24% 1% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 15% 17% 27% 1% 721
Believe in God; don't know 43% 7% 10% 30% 10% 191
Do not believe in God 35% 18% 16% 30% 2% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 40% 17% 18% 19% 7% 220

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

% of Christians 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 = 19,082. 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% 4% 3% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 20% 12% 55% 11% 2% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 16% 59% 17% 1% 721
Believe in God; don't know 25% 9% 49% 6% 11% 191
Do not believe in God 5% 12% 56% 25% 1% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 17% 52% 8% 6% 220

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

% of Christians 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 = 19,082. 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% 55% 1% 1% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 71% 1% 1% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 75% 1% 1% 721
Believe in God; don't know 28% 62% 3% 8% 191
Do not believe in God 22% 75% 1% 2% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 73% 3% 2% 220

Frequency of reading scripture among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians 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 = 19,082. 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% 12% 9% 25% 1% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 12% 11% 57% 1% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 9% 7% 75% < 1% 721
Believe in God; don't know 40% 9% 6% 39% 6% 191
Do not believe in God 4% 4% 5% 86% < 1% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 10% 7% 60% 4% 220

Interpreting scripture among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians 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 = 19,082. 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 46% 34% 4% 10% 6% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 33% 2% 38% 8% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 15% 1% 66% 9% 721
Believe in God; don't know 38% 14% 10% 18% 20% 191
Do not believe in God 6% 6% < 1% 84% 4% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 10% 5% 55% 19% 220

Belief in Heaven among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,082. 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% 5% 5% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 79% 13% 8% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 50% 37% 13% 721
Believe in God; don't know 72% 11% 17% 191
Do not believe in God 12% 84% 4% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 32% 29% 39% 220

Belief in Hell among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,082. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 76% 17% 7% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 57% 34% 9% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 51% 12% 721
Believe in God; don't know 52% 24% 24% 191
Do not believe in God 12% 86% 3% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 32% 40% 28% 220

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 19,082. 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 46% 16% 38% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 18% 46% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 18% 56% 721
Believe in God; don't know 29% 30% 41% 191
Do not believe in God 40% 11% 49% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 36% 26% 38% 220

Political ideology among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,082. 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% 31% 15% 6% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 38% 26% 5% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 37% 33% 6% 721
Believe in God; don't know 36% 22% 25% 17% 191
Do not believe in God 26% 35% 36% 3% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 35% 24% 13% 220

Views about size of government among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,082. 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 56% 37% 3% 4% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 48% 46% 3% 3% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 45% 48% 4% 3% 721
Believe in God; don't know 36% 45% 6% 13% 191
Do not believe in God 53% 43% 2% 2% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 51% 37% 6% 6% 220

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

% of Christians 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 = 19,082. 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% 44% 4% 2% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 50% 3% 2% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 57% 4% 1% 721
Believe in God; don't know 35% 43% 8% 15% 191
Do not believe in God 45% 52% 2% 1% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 48% 44% 6% 3% 220

Views about abortion among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians 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 = 19,082. 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% 56% 4% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 59% 37% 4% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 72% 24% 4% 721
Believe in God; don't know 31% 46% 23% 191
Do not believe in God 83% 15% 2% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 60% 33% 7% 220

Views about homosexuality among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,082. 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% 44% 5% 4% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 74% 20% 3% 3% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 76% 18% 3% 3% 721
Believe in God; don't know 43% 33% 12% 13% 191
Do not believe in God 76% 19% 2% 2% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 63% 28% 4% 6% 220

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

% of Christians who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,082. 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% 54% 8% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 63% 29% 8% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 69% 24% 7% 721
Believe in God; don't know 37% 36% 28% 191
Do not believe in God 70% 25% 5% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 55% 32% 13% 220

Views about environmental regulation among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians 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 = 19,082. 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% 50% 3% 3% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 59% 2% 3% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 63% 2% 2% 721
Believe in God; don't know 34% 42% 6% 18% 191
Do not believe in God 31% 64% 1% 4% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 41% 49% 4% 7% 220

Views about human evolution among Christians by belief in God

% of Christians 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 = 19,082. 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% 30% 3% 48% 5% 19,082
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 29% 5% 23% 4% 4,569
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 58% 16% 6% 18% 3% 721
Believe in God; don't know 26% 17% 10% 29% 18% 191
Do not believe in God 72% 10% 1% 15% 1% 265
Other/don't know if they believe in God 56% 8% 13% 17% 7% 220