Belief in God among adults in the South

% of adults in the South 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 = 12,566. 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 71% 16% 4% 1% 7% 2% 12,566
2007 79% 13% 3% 1% 3% 2% 12,643

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Belief in God among adults in the South by religious group

% of adults in the South 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 67% 26% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1,885
Evangelical Protestant 89% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,078
Historically Black Protestant 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,191
Jewish 38% 30% 13% < 1% 15% 3% 229
Mainline Protestant 72% 21% 3% 1% 1% 2% 2,174
Mormon 84% 12% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% 112
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 33% 21% 11% 1% 30% 5% 2,214

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the South by belief in God

% of adults in the South who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,597. 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 19% 34% 28% 19% 8,597
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 37% 22% 15% 2,007
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 33% 21% 10% 482
Do not believe in God 37% 35% 18% 10% 894
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 37% 19% 15% 232

Generational cohort among adults in the South by belief in God

% of adults in the South who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 8,597. 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 11% 13% 28% 33% 13% 1% 8,597
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 18% 29% 26% 9% 1% 2,007
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 23% 26% 24% 6% 1% 482
Do not believe in God 25% 21% 25% 21% 6% 1% 894
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 18% 30% 22% 10% 2% 232

Gender composition among adults in the South by belief in God

% of adults in the South who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,786. 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% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 47% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 62% 38% 488
Do not believe in God 65% 35% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 62% 38% 247

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

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 8,669. 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% 22% 1% 13% 4% 8,669
Believe in God; fairly certain 62% 11% 2% 22% 3% 2,027
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 65% 8% 4% 19% 4% 485
Do not believe in God 77% 4% 3% 13% 3% 901
Other/don't know if they believe in God 83% 4% 2% 7% 4% 230

Immigrant status among adults in the South by belief in God

% of adults in the South who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 8,659. 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 11% 6% 83% 8,659
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 9% 70% 2,021
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 12% 70% 482
Do not believe in God 12% 13% 75% 895
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 7% 84% 237

Income distribution among adults in the South by belief in God

% of adults in the South 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 = 7,596. 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% 21% 25% 15% 7,596
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 20% 25% 19% 1,800
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 17% 23% 25% 431
Do not believe in God 23% 18% 34% 26% 836
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 17% 32% 22% 201

Educational distribution among adults in the South by belief in God

% of adults in the South who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,730. 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% 33% 14% 8% 8,730
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 27% 15% 13% 2,030
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 26% 19% 15% 486
Do not believe in God 30% 30% 23% 17% 904
Other/don't know if they believe in God 30% 34% 20% 15% 242

Marital status among adults in the South by belief in God

% of adults in the South who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,751. 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% 5% 15% 8% 20% 8,751
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 9% 13% 5% 27% 2,032
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 42% 9% 11% 3% 34% 486
Do not believe in God 38% 10% 12% 2% 39% 903
Other/don't know if they believe in God 39% 11% 13% 5% 32% 238

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,754. 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% 69% 8,754
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 70% 2,036
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 74% 487
Do not believe in God 23% 77% 901
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 83% 242

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 8,786. 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% 17% 2% 2% 1% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 44% 18% 5% < 1% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 10% 35% 33% 21% 1% 488
Do not believe in God 3% 8% 23% 66% < 1% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 18% 32% 31% 5% 247

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 8,786. 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 52% 32% 15% 1% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 42% 35% < 1% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 34% 58% < 1% 488
Do not believe in God 2% 16% 82% 1% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 27% 60% 5% 247

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

% of adults in the South who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,786. 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 78% 14% 3% 5% 1% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 25% 11% 25% 1% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 14% 11% 54% 1% 488
Do not believe in God 3% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 8% 5% 62% 8% 247

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 8,786. 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% 13% 10% 38% 1% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 14% 8% 8% 70% < 1% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 7% 6% 4% 83% < 1% 488
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 3% 4% 80% 4% 247

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 8,786. 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% 7% 3% 38% 2% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 12% 5% 49% 2% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 10% 6% 56% 1% 488
Do not believe in God 20% 7% 5% 67% 1% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 9% 7% 52% 4% 247

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 8,786. 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% 12% 6% 7% 1% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 19% 15% 20% 1% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 16% 15% 37% 1% 488
Do not believe in God 30% 15% 8% 45% 2% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 39% 14% 8% 27% 12% 247

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 8,786. 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% 15% 11% 27% 2% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 17% 16% 21% 1% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 46% 13% 17% 23% 1% 488
Do not believe in God 48% 15% 13% 23% 1% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 45% 19% 10% 21% 5% 247

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 8,786. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 51% 6% 36% 4% 3% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 13% 56% 11% 1% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 7% 24% 53% 16% 1% 488
Do not believe in God 1% 20% 51% 27% 1% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 16% 57% 13% 6% 247

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 8,786. 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% 56% 2% 1% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 72% 1% 1% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 78% 1% 1% 488
Do not believe in God 17% 82% 1% < 1% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 73% 4% 3% 247

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 8,786. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 56% 13% 8% 22% 1% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 11% 10% 58% 1% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 7% 5% 79% < 1% 488
Do not believe in God 2% 4% 5% 89% < 1% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 6% 6% 70% 5% 247

Interpreting scripture among adults in the South by belief in God

% of adults in the South 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 = 8,786. 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% 29% 4% 12% 6% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 28% 2% 44% 8% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 10% < 1% 76% 6% 488
Do not believe in God 1% 2% < 1% 95% 2% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 2% 3% 69% 21% 247

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

% of adults in the South who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,786. 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% 5% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 72% 20% 8% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 47% 13% 488
Do not believe in God 5% 91% 4% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 37% 43% 247

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

% of adults in the South who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,786. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 77% 16% 6% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 38% 9% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 57% 12% 488
Do not believe in God 4% 94% 2% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 48% 34% 247

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the South by belief in God

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,786. 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% 17% 39% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 18% 46% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 20% 53% 488
Do not believe in God 21% 19% 59% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 34% 26% 40% 247

Political ideology among adults in the South by belief in God

% of adults in the South who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,786. 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% 16% 7% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 42% 26% 5% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 41% 33% 7% 488
Do not believe in God 14% 30% 50% 6% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 36% 24% 17% 247

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

% of adults in the South who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,786. 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% 41% 3% 4% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 48% 3% 4% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 46% 45% 5% 4% 488
Do not believe in God 46% 48% 3% 3% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 58% 26% 7% 9% 247

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 8,786. 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% 45% 4% 2% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 51% 3% 2% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 56% 4% 3% 488
Do not believe in God 35% 60% 3% 2% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 43% 47% 8% 2% 247

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 8,786. 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% 56% 5% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 61% 34% 4% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 73% 24% 3% 488
Do not believe in God 85% 13% 2% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 69% 21% 10% 247

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

% of adults in the South who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,786. 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% 46% 5% 4% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 74% 20% 3% 3% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 83% 13% 1% 3% 488
Do not believe in God 90% 7% 2% 1% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 70% 17% 8% 5% 247

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

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

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,786. 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% 57% 8% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 64% 27% 9% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 77% 17% 6% 488
Do not believe in God 89% 8% 3% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 66% 20% 14% 247

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 8,786. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 43% 50% 3% 3% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 60% 2% 3% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 66% 3% 2% 488
Do not believe in God 22% 75% 1% 2% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 34% 59% 3% 4% 247

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 8,786. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 14% 30% 3% 48% 5% 8,786
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 27% 5% 21% 4% 2,041
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 65% 13% 5% 15% 2% 488
Do not believe in God 87% 4% 2% 7% 1% 907
Other/don't know if they believe in God 67% 4% 12% 11% 6% 247