DemographicInformation

Age distribution among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who are ages…

Educational distribution 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 193. 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.
High school or less 50% 30% 13% 7% 193
Some college 51% 31% 11% 6% 240
College 31% 46% 14% 9% 382
Post-graduate degree 14% 46% 23% 17% 267

Generational cohort among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who are…

Educational distribution Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 193. 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.
High school or less 44% 11% 25% 15% 4% 1% 193
Some college 37% 24% 22% 14% 3% < 1% 240
College 17% 26% 34% 18% 4% 1% 382
Post-graduate degree 2% 24% 34% 29% 10% 1% 267

Gender composition among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who are…

Educational distribution Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 73% 27% 194
Some college 67% 33% 240
College 66% 34% 387
Post-graduate degree 64% 36% 275

Racial and ethnic composition among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who identify as…

Educational distribution White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 192. 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.
High school or less 69% 4% 9% 15% 3% 192
Some college 77% 2% 7% 11% 2% 239
College 84% 3% 4% 7% 2% 383
Post-graduate degree 87% 2% 6% 3% 1% 272

Immigrant status among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who are…

Educational distribution Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 193. 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.
High school or less 12% 15% 74% 193
Some college 11% 18% 72% 238
College 13% 10% 76% 384
Post-graduate degree 16% 8% 76% 270

Income distribution among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who have a household income of…

Educational distribution Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 162. 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.
High school or less 37% 25% 24% 14% 162
Some college 31% 14% 31% 24% 223
College 13% 18% 33% 36% 366
Post-graduate degree 8% 13% 24% 56% 257

Marital status among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who are…

Educational distribution Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 193. 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.
High school or less 28% 5% 8% 2% 58% 193
Some college 27% 15% 11% 2% 45% 240
College 42% 17% 9% 1% 31% 385
Post-graduate degree 58% 13% 9% 2% 17% 274

Parent of children under 18 among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who are…

Educational distribution Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 18% 82% 194
Some college 18% 82% 240
College 25% 75% 387
Post-graduate degree 28% 72% 275

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who say they…

Educational distribution 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 = 194. 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.
High school or less 3% 7% 3% 1% 84% 2% 194
Some college < 1% 3% 1% < 1% 95% 1% 240
College 4% 1% 1% < 1% 93% 1% 387
Post-graduate degree 1% 1% 2% < 1% 96% < 1% 275

Importance of religion in one's life among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who say religion is…

Educational distribution Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 1% 5% 13% 80% < 1% 194
Some college 2% 4% 8% 85% < 1% 240
College 3% 5% 11% 81% 1% 387
Post-graduate degree 1% 5% 11% 84% < 1% 275

Attendance at religious services among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who attend religious services…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 1% 9% 91% < 1% 194
Some college 1% 10% 90% < 1% 240
College 1% 10% 88% < 1% 387
Post-graduate degree 1% 13% 85% < 1% 275

Frequency of prayer among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who pray…

Educational distribution At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 2% 1% < 1% 97% < 1% 194
Some college 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 240
College 2% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 387
Post-graduate degree 1% < 1% 1% 97% < 1% 275

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who attend prayer group…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 1% < 1% 3% 96% < 1% 194
Some college 1% 1% 1% 97% < 1% 240
College 1% < 1% 1% 97% < 1% 387
Post-graduate degree < 1% < 1% 1% 99% < 1% 275

Frequency of meditation among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who meditate…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 16% 4% 5% 75% < 1% 194
Some college 16% 12% 4% 68% < 1% 240
College 20% 9% 6% 65% 1% 387
Post-graduate degree 25% 7% 7% 61% < 1% 275

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 31% 8% 7% 51% 4% 194
Some college 25% 15% 6% 53% 1% 240
College 38% 17% 8% 35% 2% 387
Post-graduate degree 33% 15% 14% 37% 1% 275

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 45% 16% 11% 28% 1% 194
Some college 61% 14% 8% 16% 2% 240
College 56% 17% 12% 15% < 1% 387
Post-graduate degree 49% 20% 17% 13% 1% 275

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Educational distribution Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 1% 13% 57% 26% 2% 194
Some college < 1% 24% 44% 31% 1% 240
College 1% 23% 38% 37% 2% 387
Post-graduate degree 1% 27% 34% 36% 2% 275

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who say…

Educational distribution 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 = 194. 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.
High school or less 21% 79% < 1% < 1% 194
Some college 13% 86% 1% 1% 240
College 16% 84% < 1% 1% 387
Post-graduate degree 13% 86% 1% 1% 275

Frequency of reading scripture among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who read scripture…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 4% 4% 3% 89% < 1% 194
Some college 2% 2% 5% 91% < 1% 240
College 2% 5% 6% 87% < 1% 387
Post-graduate degree 2% 2% 5% 91% < 1% 275

Interpreting scripture among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who say the holy scripture is…

Educational distribution 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 = 194. 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.
High school or less 1% 3% < 1% 94% 2% 194
Some college < 1% 1% < 1% 98% 1% 240
College < 1% 1% < 1% 96% 3% 387
Post-graduate degree < 1% < 1% < 1% 97% 2% 275

Belief in Heaven among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who …in heaven

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 9% 87% 4% 194
Some college 4% 96% < 1% 240
College 3% 96% < 1% 387
Post-graduate degree 1% 98% 1% 275

Belief in Hell among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who …in hell

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 6% 91% 3% 194
Some college 3% 95% 1% 240
College 2% 97% < 1% 387
Post-graduate degree < 1% 99% 1% 275

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who identify as…

Educational distribution Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 22% 28% 49% 194
Some college 15% 14% 71% 240
College 9% 14% 77% 387
Post-graduate degree 10% 7% 83% 275

Political ideology among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who are…

Educational distribution Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 16% 37% 36% 10% 194
Some college 10% 31% 57% 2% 240
College 7% 25% 65% 3% 387
Post-graduate degree 5% 19% 74% 2% 275

Views about size of government among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who would rather have…

Educational distribution Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 54% 41% 3% 3% 194
Some college 45% 47% 6% 2% 240
College 29% 64% 3% 4% 387
Post-graduate degree 29% 65% 3% 3% 275

Views about government aid to the poor among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who say government aid to the poor…

Educational distribution Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 34% 63% 1% 1% 194
Some college 22% 75% 4% < 1% 240
College 18% 79% 2% 1% 387
Post-graduate degree 13% 81% 4% 2% 275

Views about abortion among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who say abortion should be…

Educational distribution Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 74% 22% 4% 194
Some college 90% 8% 2% 240
College 93% 5% 2% 387
Post-graduate degree 92% 6% 2% 275

Views about homosexuality among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who say homosexuality…

Educational distribution Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 88% 7% 2% 3% 194
Some college 97% 2% 1% < 1% 240
College 96% 3% 1% < 1% 387
Post-graduate degree 97% 2% 1% < 1% 275

Views about same-sex marriage among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who …same-sex marriage

Educational distribution Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 194. 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.
High school or less 83% 9% 8% 194
Some college 96% 2% 2% 240
College 95% 4% 1% 387
Post-graduate degree 97% 3% 1% 275

Views about environmental regulation among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who say…

Educational distribution 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 = 194. 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.
High school or less 34% 60% 4% 2% 194
Some college 16% 80% 2% 2% 240
College 11% 88% 1% 1% 387
Post-graduate degree 5% 91% 2% 2% 275

Views about human evolution among atheists by educational group

% of atheists who say humans…

Educational distribution 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 = 194. 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.
High school or less 81% 6% 4% 9% 1% 194
Some college 93% 1% 1% 5% < 1% 240
College 95% 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 387
Post-graduate degree 97% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 275