Belief in God among Nothing in particulars (religion not important)

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 2,969. 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 19% 25% 15% 1% 33% 7% 2,969
2007 24% 28% 13% 1% 24% 10% 2,006

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 23% 43% 25% 10% 516
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 42% 20% 7% 717
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 32% 18% 9% 441
Do not believe in God 41% 31% 17% 11% 1,006
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 37% 23% 11% 219

Generational cohort among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 14% 17% 34% 29% 5% < 1% 516
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 22% 33% 23% 4% < 1% 717
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 27% 21% 25% 21% 6% < 1% 441
Do not believe in God 28% 21% 23% 20% 6% 1% 1,006
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 22% 30% 27% 6% 1% 219

Gender composition among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 525. 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% 52% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 48% 52% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 55% 45% 446
Do not believe in God 64% 36% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 61% 39% 229

Racial and ethnic composition among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 507. 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 58% 14% 4% 19% 5% 507
Believe in God; fairly certain 76% 7% 3% 9% 5% 720
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 71% 7% 8% 13% 1% 440
Do not believe in God 74% 3% 9% 11% 3% 1,004
Other/don't know if they believe in God 84% 5% 4% 4% 5% 224

Immigrant status among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 512. 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% 13% 73% 512
Believe in God; fairly certain 10% 8% 82% 715
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 13% 15% 72% 441
Do not believe in God 14% 14% 71% 995
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 11% 80% 225

Income distribution among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 457. 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% 23% 22% 15% 457
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 23% 29% 20% 666
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 21% 28% 21% 410
Do not believe in God 27% 21% 29% 24% 908
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 21% 25% 28% 192

Educational distribution among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 520. 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% 38% 13% 8% 520
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 37% 16% 11% 725
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 30% 19% 12% 443
Do not believe in God 35% 31% 20% 14% 1,012
Other/don't know if they believe in God 30% 31% 24% 15% 229

Marital status among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 520. 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% 8% 16% 4% 37% 520
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 12% 10% 3% 31% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 10% 9% 2% 42% 445
Do not believe in God 37% 12% 8% 2% 40% 1,012
Other/don't know if they believe in God 45% 6% 12% 2% 35% 227

Parent of children under 18 among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 522. 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% 522
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 70% 725
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 76% 442
Do not believe in God 21% 79% 1,011
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 80% 228

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 525. 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 < 1% < 1% 48% 47% 6% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain < 1% < 1% 66% 32% 2% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain < 1% < 1% 59% 40% 1% 446
Do not believe in God < 1% < 1% 31% 68% < 1% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% < 1% 46% 52% 2% 229

Attendance at religious services among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 525. 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 3% 21% 76% < 1% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 1% 23% 76% < 1% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 17% 81% < 1% 446
Do not believe in God < 1% 14% 86% < 1% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% 19% 80% < 1% 229

Frequency of prayer among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 525. 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% 20% 8% 34% 1% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 14% 11% 63% < 1% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 7% 9% 78% < 1% 446
Do not believe in God 1% < 1% 2% 96% < 1% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 3% 5% 87% 3% 229

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 525. 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 4% 4% 5% 87% 1% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% < 1% 1% 97% < 1% 446
Do not believe in God < 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% < 1% < 1% 98% 1% 229

Frequency of meditation among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 525. 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% 8% 4% 44% 1% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 13% 5% 60% < 1% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 8% 4% 66% 2% 446
Do not believe in God 15% 9% 5% 71% 1% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 11% 4% 69% 1% 229

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 525. 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 57% 12% 11% 18% 2% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 20% 12% 32% 1% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 15% 15% 41% 2% 446
Do not believe in God 30% 14% 9% 46% 2% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 13% 11% 41% 6% 229

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 525. 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% 12% 10% 25% 1% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 17% 14% 29% 1% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 17% 13% 32% < 1% 446
Do not believe in God 39% 16% 15% 30% 1% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 43% 18% 15% 23% 2% 229

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 525. 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 7% 15% 64% 11% 3% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 3% 15% 69% 12% 1% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 21% 62% 15% < 1% 446
Do not believe in God 1% 16% 59% 22% 1% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% 17% 61% 16% 5% 229

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 525. 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 21% 76% 1% 2% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 20% 79% 1% < 1% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 77% < 1% < 1% 446
Do not believe in God 17% 81% 1% 1% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 80% 2% 1% 229

Frequency of reading scripture among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 525. 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% 6% 4% 73% 1% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 3% 3% 5% 88% < 1% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 4% 3% 91% < 1% 446
Do not believe in God < 1% 1% 3% 95% < 1% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 1% 3% 94% 1% 229

Interpreting scripture among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 525. 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% 17% 1% 58% 10% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 5% 13% 1% 74% 7% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 8% < 1% 85% 4% 446
Do not believe in God < 1% 2% < 1% 94% 4% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% 1% < 1% 77% 22% 229

Belief in Heaven among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 525. 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 55% 32% 13% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 49% 40% 10% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 51% 14% 446
Do not believe in God 7% 89% 4% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 44% 41% 229

Belief in Hell among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 525. 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% 52% 11% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 57% 10% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 66% 11% 446
Do not believe in God 6% 91% 3% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 58% 32% 229

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 525. 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 25% 30% 45% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 22% 49% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 21% 55% 446
Do not believe in God 20% 23% 57% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 24% 52% 229

Political ideology among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 525. 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 22% 34% 32% 12% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 20% 35% 38% 7% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 14% 41% 37% 7% 446
Do not believe in God 15% 34% 42% 9% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 40% 33% 12% 229

Views about size of government among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 525. 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% 40% 3% 7% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 52% 43% 2% 3% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 48% 46% 3% 3% 446
Do not believe in God 46% 48% 3% 3% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 49% 34% 7% 9% 229

Views about government aid to the poor among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 525. 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% 49% 7% 4% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 58% 2% 1% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 42% 54% 2% 2% 446
Do not believe in God 38% 57% 4% 1% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 36% 54% 8% 2% 229

Views about abortion among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 525. 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% 30% 4% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 74% 23% 4% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 79% 19% 2% 446
Do not believe in God 81% 15% 4% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 76% 13% 10% 229

Views about homosexuality among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 525. 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 73% 19% 5% 3% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 84% 11% 2% 3% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 86% 9% 2% 3% 446
Do not believe in God 88% 8% 2% 1% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 79% 11% 6% 4% 229

Views about same-sex marriage among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 525. 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 67% 23% 10% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 82% 13% 5% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 83% 13% 5% 446
Do not believe in God 86% 9% 4% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 78% 15% 7% 229

Views about environmental regulation among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 525. 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 34% 59% 4% 3% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 66% 2% 2% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 27% 71% 1% 1% 446
Do not believe in God 22% 75% 1% 2% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 72% 4% 3% 229

Views about human evolution among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by belief in God

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 525. 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% 30% 6% 22% 7% 525
Believe in God; fairly certain 66% 13% 5% 14% 2% 726
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 73% 9% 5% 10% 3% 446
Do not believe in God 85% 4% 1% 7% 2% 1,015
Other/don't know if they believe in God 74% 6% 11% 4% 5% 229