Belief in God among adults in the Northeast

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 6,516. 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 55% 23% 7% 1% 12% 3% 6,516
2007 65% 20% 5% 1% 6% 3% 6,556

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Belief in God among adults in the Northeast by religious group

% of adults in the Northeast 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 63% 27% 5% 1% 3% 1% 2,023
Evangelical Protestant 83% 12% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 759
Historically Black Protestant 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 247
Jewish 41% 26% 12% 1% 17% 3% 350
Mainline Protestant 61% 28% 7% 1% 2% 1% 1,131
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 23% 22% 11% 1% 37% 7% 1,499

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Northeast by belief in God

% of adults in the Northeast who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,393. 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 15% 34% 30% 21% 3,393
Believe in God; fairly certain 22% 32% 28% 17% 1,471
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 34% 19% 12% 416
Do not believe in God 37% 34% 17% 12% 807
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 30% 24% 19% 216

Generational cohort among adults in the Northeast by belief in God

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,393. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 9% 11% 28% 35% 14% 2% 3,393
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 14% 27% 34% 10% 1% 1,471
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 17% 26% 23% 7% 1% 416
Do not believe in God 27% 20% 25% 21% 7% 1% 807
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 15% 24% 28% 13% 2% 216

Gender composition among adults in the Northeast by belief in God

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,486. 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% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 48% 52% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 57% 43% 424
Do not believe in God 63% 37% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 61% 39% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,422. 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% 3% 12% 4% 3,422
Believe in God; fairly certain 74% 6% 4% 14% 3% 1,486
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 73% 5% 4% 14% 4% 415
Do not believe in God 81% 3% 7% 6% 3% 808
Other/don't know if they believe in God 80% 7% 2% 7% 4% 219

Immigrant status among adults in the Northeast by belief in God

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,425. 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 18% 14% 68% 3,425
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 11% 70% 1,470
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 16% 18% 65% 419
Do not believe in God 14% 17% 69% 811
Other/don't know if they believe in God 7% 15% 77% 221

Income distribution among adults in the Northeast by belief in God

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,897. 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% 26% 17% 2,897
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 18% 26% 26% 1,277
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 13% 27% 32% 379
Do not believe in God 21% 18% 31% 31% 739
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 17% 29% 35% 180

Educational distribution among adults in the Northeast by belief in God

% of adults in the Northeast who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,461. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 45% 29% 16% 11% 3,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 29% 19% 14% 1,493
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 24% 23% 18% 423
Do not believe in God 29% 24% 27% 20% 815
Other/don't know if they believe in God 31% 22% 24% 23% 224

Marital status among adults in the Northeast by belief in God

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,461. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 49% 6% 13% 8% 24% 3,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 48% 9% 11% 6% 25% 1,491
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 12% 5% 4% 38% 423
Do not believe in God 37% 11% 8% 3% 41% 817
Other/don't know if they believe in God 46% 9% 9% 5% 31% 220

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,469. 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 28% 72% 3,469
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 74% 1,495
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 75% 421
Do not believe in God 23% 77% 819
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 78% 225

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,486. 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% 22% 5% 3% 1% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 50% 18% 8% 1% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 31% 37% 23% < 1% 424
Do not believe in God 3% 10% 25% 61% 1% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 16% 29% 44% 2% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,486. 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% 35% 19% 1% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 42% 40% < 1% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 32% 62% 1% 424
Do not believe in God 2% 21% 77% < 1% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 25% 67% 3% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,486. 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 70% 17% 5% 7% 1% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 22% 14% 32% < 1% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 16% 14% 12% 58% < 1% 424
Do not believe in God 3% 1% 2% 94% < 1% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 5% 8% 73% 4% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,486. 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 28% 9% 10% 52% 1% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 8% 7% 6% 79% < 1% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 3% 6% 88% < 1% 424
Do not believe in God 1% 2% 2% 95% < 1% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 3% 4% 86% 3% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,486. 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% 8% 4% 40% 2% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 11% 6% 51% 1% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 14% 7% 59% 1% 424
Do not believe in God 17% 9% 6% 68% 1% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 8% 5% 58% 3% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,486. 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% 8% 9% 1% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 19% 17% 23% 1% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 17% 13% 42% 1% 424
Do not believe in God 28% 15% 9% 46% 2% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 37% 14% 8% 34% 7% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,486. 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% 15% 11% 25% 1% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 18% 17% 25% 1% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 43% 20% 12% 23% 2% 424
Do not believe in God 40% 20% 15% 25% < 1% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 49% 13% 17% 17% 3% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,486. 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% 9% 43% 6% 3% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 13% 62% 12% 2% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 23% 58% 15% 1% 424
Do not believe in God 2% 16% 52% 28% 2% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 15% 60% 15% 7% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,486. 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% 62% 1% 1% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 24% 74% 2% 1% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 77% 1% < 1% 424
Do not believe in God 17% 82% 1% 1% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 80% 4% 1% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,486. 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% 11% 10% 37% 1% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 8% 9% 71% < 1% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 5% 8% 83% < 1% 424
Do not believe in God 2% 2% 4% 92% < 1% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 7% 3% 6% 80% 3% 227

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Northeast by belief in God

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,486. 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% 34% 4% 19% 7% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 25% 1% 55% 8% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 11% < 1% 76% 9% 424
Do not believe in God 1% 3% < 1% 93% 3% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 3% 1% 85% 10% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,486. 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 86% 8% 6% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 68% 23% 9% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 48% 17% 424
Do not believe in God 7% 91% 2% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 51% 33% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,486. 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% 25% 8% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 46% 11% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 63% 12% 424
Do not believe in God 6% 91% 2% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 62% 24% 227

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Northeast by belief in God

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,486. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 37% 19% 44% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 17% 54% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 17% 60% 424
Do not believe in God 16% 15% 68% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 24% 16% 60% 227

Political ideology among adults in the Northeast by belief in God

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,486. 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 39% 34% 20% 7% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 38% 32% 5% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 35% 43% 4% 424
Do not believe in God 11% 32% 52% 5% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 35% 42% 9% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,486. 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% 44% 3% 4% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 50% 45% 3% 3% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 44% 50% 4% 2% 424
Do not believe in God 38% 56% 3% 4% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 46% 42% 6% 6% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,486. 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% 49% 4% 3% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 54% 3% 1% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 61% 3% < 1% 424
Do not believe in God 28% 68% 3% 1% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 34% 56% 5% 5% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,486. 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% 45% 5% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 70% 26% 4% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 80% 16% 4% 424
Do not believe in God 86% 12% 1% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 82% 12% 6% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,486. 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 59% 32% 4% 5% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 81% 14% 3% 2% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 84% 12% 2% 2% 424
Do not believe in God 92% 6% 1% 1% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 85% 9% 3% 2% 227

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

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

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,486. 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% 9% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 73% 21% 6% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 83% 14% 3% 424
Do not believe in God 89% 8% 3% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 79% 14% 7% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,486. 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% 56% 2% 3% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 65% 2% 3% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 71% 2% 2% 424
Do not believe in God 18% 79% 1% 2% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 69% 2% 4% 227

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,486. 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 20% 29% 4% 41% 5% 3,486
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 25% 5% 20% 2% 1,498
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 69% 9% 5% 13% 4% 424
Do not believe in God 88% 4% 1% 6% 1% 820
Other/don't know if they believe in God 73% 7% 10% 6% 4% 227