Importance of religion in one's life by belief in God (2014) Switch to: Belief in God by importance of religion

% of adults 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 = 21,904. 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 74% 20% 3% 2% 1% 21,904
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 46% 19% 7% 1% 6,792
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 30% 39% 21% < 1% 1,819
Believe in God; don't know 51% 24% 8% 9% 7% 274
Do not believe in God 3% 8% 23% 66% 1% 3,414
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 20% 33% 34% 3% 868

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