Belief in God among adults in the Midwest

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 7,491. 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 63% 21% 5% 1% 8% 2% 7,491
2007 72% 18% 3% 1% 4% 3% 9,078

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Belief in God among adults in the Midwest by religious group

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 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 68% 25% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1,634
Evangelical Protestant 87% 12% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,937
Historically Black Protestant 83% 13% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 335
Mainline Protestant 66% 27% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1,637
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 28% 23% 11% < 1% 32% 6% 1,455

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,758. 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% 31% 20% 4,758
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 35% 25% 15% 1,464
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 37% 19% 14% 340
Do not believe in God 46% 31% 13% 10% 601
Other/don't know if they believe in God 33% 36% 15% 16% 149

Generational cohort among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,758. 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% 12% 27% 37% 13% 1% 4,758
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 16% 28% 28% 10% 1% 1,464
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 19% 30% 22% 10% 1% 340
Do not believe in God 33% 19% 25% 17% 5% 1% 601
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 24% 24% 22% 7% 2% 149

Gender composition among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,851. 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% 56% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 47% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 61% 39% 343
Do not believe in God 66% 34% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 60% 40% 155

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,771. 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% 12% 1% 5% 3% 4,771
Believe in God; fairly certain 80% 6% 2% 9% 3% 1,479
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 79% 5% 6% 8% 2% 340
Do not believe in God 86% 2% 4% 5% 2% 598
Other/don't know if they believe in God 84% 6% 1% 4% 5% 149

Immigrant status among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,812. 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 6% 6% 88% 4,812
Believe in God; fairly certain 9% 7% 84% 1,472
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 12% 8% 80% 339
Do not believe in God 8% 11% 81% 599
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 11% 83% 149

Income distribution among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 4,219. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 35% 22% 29% 14% 4,219
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 22% 28% 18% 1,326
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 16% 27% 23% 319
Do not believe in God 32% 20% 26% 22% 559
Other/don't know if they believe in God 33% 15% 29% 24% 126

Educational distribution among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,827. 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% 33% 16% 9% 4,827
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 34% 17% 10% 1,484
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 28% 19% 13% 341
Do not believe in God 32% 32% 22% 14% 605
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 39% 22% 13% 155

Marital status among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,833. 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% 12% 8% 22% 4,833
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 10% 11% 5% 27% 1,486
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 43% 7% 11% 6% 33% 342
Do not believe in God 36% 12% 7% 2% 43% 604
Other/don't know if they believe in God 43% 5% 11% 6% 35% 148

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,836. 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% 4,836
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 69% 1,485
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 71% 342
Do not believe in God 19% 81% 605
Other/don't know if they believe in God 35% 65% 155

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 4,851. 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 72% 22% 3% 2% 1% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 49% 22% 6% 1% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 27% 42% 22% < 1% 343
Do not believe in God 3% 7% 24% 66% 1% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 27% 36% 27% 3% 155

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 4,851. 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% 33% 18% < 1% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 45% 39% 1% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 39% 55% < 1% 343
Do not believe in God 2% 17% 81% < 1% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 7% 31% 57% 4% 155

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,851. 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 71% 18% 4% 6% 1% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 28% 13% 29% < 1% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 12% 14% 13% 61% < 1% 343
Do not believe in God 2% 1% 3% 93% < 1% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 8% 6% 73% 5% 155

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

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 4,851. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 31% 11% 10% 48% 1% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 9% 7% 8% 76% < 1% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 3% 3% 90% < 1% 343
Do not believe in God 1% 2% 1% 96% < 1% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 3% 4% 88% 2% 155

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 4,851. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 45% 7% 4% 43% 2% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 9% 5% 59% 1% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 8% 7% 65% < 1% 343
Do not believe in God 17% 10% 5% 68% < 1% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 9% 4% 61% 6% 155

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 4,851. 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 69% 14% 9% 8% 1% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 22% 14% 24% 1% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 18% 12% 39% 1% 343
Do not believe in God 27% 16% 8% 47% 2% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 36% 10% 7% 40% 7% 155

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

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 4,851. 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% 16% 13% 25% 2% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 18% 17% 28% 1% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 38% 17% 16% 30% < 1% 343
Do not believe in God 49% 18% 9% 23% 1% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 46% 18% 12% 20% 4% 155

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 4,851. 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% 7% 40% 4% 3% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 14% 60% 11% 2% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 15% 61% 15% 3% 343
Do not believe in God 1% 19% 53% 25% 1% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 25% 53% 12% 6% 155

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 4,851. 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% 57% 1% 1% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 76% 1% < 1% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 78% 1% < 1% 343
Do not believe in God 15% 84% < 1% < 1% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 85% 2% 1% 155

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 4,851. 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% 12% 9% 32% 1% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 9% 11% 68% < 1% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 8% 6% 82% 1% 343
Do not believe in God 3% 3% 5% 90% < 1% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 7% 9% 2% 81% 2% 155

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 4,851. 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% 13% 6% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 33% 1% 45% 8% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 7% 10% < 1% 76% 6% 343
Do not believe in God 1% 1% < 1% 95% 3% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 10% < 1% 68% 21% 155

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,851. 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 88% 6% 6% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 75% 18% 8% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 46% 42% 12% 343
Do not believe in God 6% 90% 3% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 44% 36% 155

Belief in Hell among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,851. 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% 18% 8% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 51% 40% 8% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 57% 11% 343
Do not believe in God 5% 92% 3% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 56% 31% 155

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,851. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 45% 17% 37% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 19% 46% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 16% 61% 343
Do not believe in God 20% 18% 62% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 32% 48% 155

Political ideology among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,851. 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% 30% 17% 6% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 38% 29% 7% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 17% 43% 33% 7% 343
Do not believe in God 15% 33% 47% 6% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 37% 36% 15% 155

Views about size of government among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,851. 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 61% 32% 3% 4% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 40% 3% 4% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 51% 42% 3% 4% 343
Do not believe in God 47% 48% 2% 3% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 44% 35% 10% 10% 155

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

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 4,851. 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% 43% 4% 2% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 52% 3% 1% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 57% 3% 1% 343
Do not believe in God 31% 65% 3% 1% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 34% 58% 5% 3% 155

Views about abortion among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 4,851. 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% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 63% 34% 3% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 77% 20% 3% 343
Do not believe in God 84% 13% 3% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 73% 18% 9% 155

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,851. 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% 42% 5% 4% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 78% 18% 2% 2% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 76% 17% 4% 3% 343
Do not believe in God 91% 6% 1% 1% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 81% 12% 3% 4% 155

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,851. 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% 52% 7% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 69% 23% 8% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 72% 21% 7% 343
Do not believe in God 88% 9% 3% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 76% 13% 11% 155

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 4,851. 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% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 61% 3% 2% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 64% 1% 1% 343
Do not believe in God 22% 75% 2% 2% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 61% 7% 9% 155

Views about human evolution among adults in the Midwest by belief in God

% of adults in the Midwest 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 = 4,851. 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% 30% 3% 46% 5% 4,851
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 26% 6% 19% 4% 1,489
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 67% 15% 4% 12% 3% 343
Do not believe in God 88% 5% 1% 5% 1% 606
Other/don't know if they believe in God 70% 9% 10% 7% 4% 155