Importance of religion in one's life among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who say religion is…

Survey year 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.
2014 74% 20% 3% 2% 1% 21,904
2007 71% 22% 4% 2% 1% 25,667

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by religious group

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 70% 26% 3% 1% < 1% 4,775
Evangelical Protestant 85% 13% 1% 1% 1% 7,594
Historically Black Protestant 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 1,694
Jehovah's Witness 93% 6% < 1% < 1% 1% 221
Jewish 72% 20% 6% 1% < 1% 277
Mainline Protestant 70% 26% 3% 1% 1% 3,989
Mormon 89% 10% 1% < 1% < 1% 576
Muslim 73% 20% 4% 2% 1% 192
Orthodox Christian 74% 17% 6% 3% < 1% 113
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 36% 34% 14% 14% 2% 1,805

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 16,074. 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.
Very important 16% 33% 29% 22% 16,074
Somewhat important 24% 36% 27% 14% 4,000
Not too important 22% 39% 28% 11% 701
Not at all important 21% 38% 27% 15% 513
Don't know 8% 35% 32% 24% 136

Generational cohort among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 16,074. 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.
Very important 10% 11% 28% 35% 15% 2% 16,074
Somewhat important 15% 15% 29% 32% 8% 1% 4,000
Not too important 13% 16% 32% 32% 7% < 1% 701
Not at all important 12% 16% 31% 33% 8% < 1% 513
Don't know 2% 13% 28% 41% 15% 1% 136

Gender composition among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 42% 58% 16,461
Somewhat important 48% 52% 4,060
Not too important 50% 50% 709
Not at all important 57% 43% 527
Don't know 55% 45% 147

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 16,212. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Very important 63% 17% 2% 14% 4% 16,212
Somewhat important 69% 9% 3% 15% 4% 4,007
Not too important 67% 10% 4% 14% 5% 699
Not at all important 59% 14% 3% 19% 5% 506
Don't know 63% 9% 3% 17% 7% 135

Immigrant status among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 16,249. 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.
Very important 13% 8% 79% 16,249
Somewhat important 13% 11% 76% 4,010
Not too important 14% 11% 76% 696
Not at all important 13% 14% 72% 518
Don't know 15% 11% 74% 141

Income distribution among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who have a household income of…

Importance of religion in one's life Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 14,064. 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.
Very important 37% 21% 26% 15% 14,064
Somewhat important 34% 22% 26% 18% 3,616
Not too important 36% 19% 27% 18% 625
Not at all important 38% 23% 21% 18% 460
Don't know 46% 18% 25% 11% 105

Educational distribution among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 16,371. 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.
Very important 43% 33% 15% 9% 16,371
Somewhat important 44% 33% 16% 8% 4,038
Not too important 36% 37% 16% 11% 703
Not at all important 42% 36% 14% 9% 521
Don't know 45% 29% 16% 9% 139

Marital status among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 16,390. 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.
Very important 54% 4% 14% 9% 19% 16,390
Somewhat important 45% 9% 14% 5% 26% 4,047
Not too important 44% 7% 15% 3% 31% 703
Not at all important 33% 9% 20% 6% 32% 521
Don't know 50% 4% 20% 8% 18% 143

Parent of children under 18 among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 16,398. 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.
Very important 30% 70% 16,398
Somewhat important 30% 70% 4,049
Not too important 29% 71% 707
Not at all important 27% 73% 522
Don't know 23% 77% 143

BeliefsandPractices

Attendance at religious services among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who attend religious services…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 62% 28% 10% 1% 16,461
Somewhat important 15% 55% 30% < 1% 4,060
Not too important 5% 34% 61% < 1% 709
Not at all important 7% 18% 74% 1% 527
Don't know 34% 18% 37% 11% 147

Frequency of prayer among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 84% 11% 2% 2% 1% 16,461
Somewhat important 47% 29% 9% 13% 1% 4,060
Not too important 36% 19% 10% 34% 1% 709
Not at all important 43% 16% 6% 34% 1% 527
Don't know 68% 8% 3% 9% 12% 147

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who attend prayer group…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 44% 13% 10% 33% 1% 16,461
Somewhat important 9% 9% 9% 73% < 1% 4,060
Not too important 3% 3% 5% 88% < 1% 709
Not at all important 10% 3% 6% 80% 1% 527
Don't know 21% 11% 10% 47% 11% 147

Frequency of meditation among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who meditate…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 54% 7% 3% 34% 2% 16,461
Somewhat important 31% 8% 5% 55% 1% 4,060
Not too important 35% 10% 4% 50% 1% 709
Not at all important 51% 6% 5% 37% 1% 527
Don't know 63% 5% 2% 18% 12% 147

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 78% 11% 5% 5% 1% 16,461
Somewhat important 48% 22% 14% 15% 1% 4,060
Not too important 47% 15% 16% 21% 1% 709
Not at all important 65% 11% 6% 17% 1% 527
Don't know 76% 8% 7% 5% 5% 147

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 49% 15% 11% 23% 2% 16,461
Somewhat important 38% 16% 14% 31% 1% 4,060
Not too important 46% 13% 12% 28% 1% 709
Not at all important 56% 12% 8% 24% 1% 527
Don't know 52% 9% 7% 22% 11% 147

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 58% 5% 31% 3% 3% 16,461
Somewhat important 18% 11% 61% 8% 2% 4,060
Not too important 9% 14% 63% 12% 2% 709
Not at all important 8% 17% 60% 12% 3% 527
Don't know 28% 10% 35% 7% 20% 147

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who say…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 16,461. 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.
Very important 44% 53% 2% 1% 16,461
Somewhat important 29% 69% 1% 1% 4,060
Not too important 25% 72% 2% 1% 709
Not at all important 22% 74% 2% 1% 527
Don't know 34% 59% 2% 5% 147

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who read scripture…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 61% 12% 7% 19% 1% 16,461
Somewhat important 18% 13% 14% 55% 1% 4,060
Not too important 12% 10% 7% 71% < 1% 709
Not at all important 20% 4% 5% 69% 2% 527
Don't know 41% 8% 7% 33% 11% 147

Interpreting scripture among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who say the holy scripture is…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 16,461. 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.
Very important 51% 31% 4% 8% 6% 16,461
Somewhat important 22% 39% 2% 28% 9% 4,060
Not too important 16% 25% 1% 49% 10% 709
Not at all important 13% 16% 1% 61% 9% 527
Don't know 30% 22% 6% 22% 20% 147

Belief in Heaven among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 89% 5% 5% 16,461
Somewhat important 85% 10% 6% 4,060
Not too important 67% 25% 8% 709
Not at all important 50% 38% 11% 527
Don't know 61% 11% 28% 147

Belief in Hell among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 77% 16% 7% 16,461
Somewhat important 65% 28% 7% 4,060
Not too important 47% 46% 7% 709
Not at all important 36% 54% 10% 527
Don't know 44% 30% 26% 147

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 45% 17% 38% 16,461
Somewhat important 39% 19% 41% 4,060
Not too important 31% 22% 47% 709
Not at all important 26% 29% 45% 527
Don't know 25% 39% 36% 147

Political ideology among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 49% 29% 15% 7% 16,461
Somewhat important 33% 38% 23% 6% 4,060
Not too important 25% 39% 28% 8% 709
Not at all important 22% 34% 35% 10% 527
Don't know 36% 24% 23% 18% 147

Views about size of government among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who would rather have…

Importance of religion in one's life Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 55% 39% 3% 4% 16,461
Somewhat important 54% 41% 3% 3% 4,060
Not too important 53% 40% 3% 4% 709
Not at all important 52% 36% 4% 8% 527
Don't know 48% 32% 6% 14% 147

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who say government aid to the poor…

Importance of religion in one's life Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 49% 45% 4% 2% 16,461
Somewhat important 48% 47% 3% 1% 4,060
Not too important 43% 51% 5% 1% 709
Not at all important 40% 52% 6% 3% 527
Don't know 35% 37% 13% 15% 147

Views about abortion among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who say abortion should be…

Importance of religion in one's life Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 35% 60% 5% 16,461
Somewhat important 60% 36% 4% 4,060
Not too important 72% 25% 3% 709
Not at all important 64% 32% 4% 527
Don't know 35% 43% 22% 147

Views about homosexuality among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who say homosexuality…

Importance of religion in one's life Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 43% 48% 5% 4% 16,461
Somewhat important 72% 21% 4% 3% 4,060
Not too important 75% 19% 2% 4% 709
Not at all important 72% 19% 6% 3% 527
Don't know 47% 27% 13% 13% 147

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,461. 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.
Very important 33% 59% 8% 16,461
Somewhat important 61% 31% 8% 4,060
Not too important 69% 25% 6% 709
Not at all important 64% 24% 12% 527
Don't know 40% 38% 22% 147

Views about environmental regulation among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who say…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 16,461. 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.
Very important 44% 49% 3% 4% 16,461
Somewhat important 39% 56% 2% 3% 4,060
Not too important 37% 58% 2% 3% 709
Not at all important 32% 62% 3% 2% 527
Don't know 30% 47% 8% 15% 147

Views about human evolution among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who say humans…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 16,461. 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.
Very important 12% 29% 3% 51% 6% 16,461
Somewhat important 28% 35% 4% 30% 3% 4,060
Not too important 39% 30% 5% 23% 3% 709
Not at all important 36% 27% 6% 25% 6% 527
Don't know 14% 18% 12% 33% 23% 147