Belief in God among Mainline Protestants

% of Mainline Protestants who say they…

Survey year Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 6,083. 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 66% 25% 4% 1% 2% 1% 6,083
2007 73% 21% 3% 1% 1% 2% 7,470

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,900. 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% 28% 30% 27% 3,900
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 33% 25% 24% 1,521
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 28% 25% 23% 271
Do not believe in God 11% 23% 37% 29% 109

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,900. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 9% 10% 24% 38% 17% 2% 3,900
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 10% 28% 32% 16% 2% 1,521
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 14% 23% 31% 15% 3% 271
Do not believe in God 8% 5% 21% 41% 21% 3% 109

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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% 59% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 50% 50% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 62% 38% 277
Do not believe in God 71% 29% 111

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,928. 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 85% 4% 1% 6% 4% 3,928
Believe in God; fairly certain 88% 2% 3% 4% 3% 1,537
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 86% 1% 1% 6% 6% 274
Do not believe in God 96% < 1% 2% 1% 2% 110

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,954. 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% 6% 87% 3,954
Believe in God; fairly certain 7% 7% 86% 1,534
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 13% 9% 79% 272
Do not believe in God 10% 6% 84% 109

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 3,392. 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% 21% 28% 20% 3,392
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 18% 29% 30% 1,367
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 14% 29% 34% 243

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,963. 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% 31% 18% 12% 3,963
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 30% 21% 17% 1,544
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 24% 26% 16% 275
Do not believe in God 42% 17% 24% 17% 110

Marital status among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,969. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 56% 4% 13% 10% 17% 3,969
Believe in God; fairly certain 55% 8% 12% 7% 19% 1,542
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 51% 10% 10% 6% 23% 275
Do not believe in God 51% 5% 12% 10% 22% 111

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,981. 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 26% 74% 3,981
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 72% 1,545
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 80% 275
Do not believe in God 20% 80% 109

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who say religion is…

Belief in God Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 70% 26% 3% 1% 1% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 57% 17% 2% 1% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 37% 42% 15% < 1% 277
Do not believe in God 6% 22% 45% 27% < 1% 111

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who attend religious services…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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% 40% 18% 1% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 50% 31% < 1% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 41% 51% < 1% 277
Do not believe in God 5% 31% 62% 2% 111

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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 68% 20% 4% 6% 1% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 31% 14% 25% 1% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 14% 16% 15% 54% 1% 277
Do not believe in God 11% 8% 4% 77% < 1% 111

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who attend prayer group…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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 26% 12% 10% 52% < 1% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 7% 7% 9% 76% < 1% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 3% 2% 93% < 1% 277
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 1% 98% < 1% 111

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who meditate…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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% 9% 4% 43% 2% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 11% 5% 57% 1% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 13% 9% 62% 1% 277
Do not believe in God 17% 9% 8% 66% < 1% 111

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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 65% 17% 8% 8% 1% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 23% 17% 21% 1% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 19% 14% 31% 1% 277
Do not believe in God 25% 9% 13% 51% 2% 111

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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% 13% 25% 2% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 19% 18% 24% 1% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 16% 17% 27% 1% 277
Do not believe in God 35% 19% 20% 24% 2% 111

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

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

Belief in God Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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% 8% 46% 5% 2% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 15% 63% 8% 2% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 19% 65% 12% 2% 277
Do not believe in God 6% 14% 60% 20% < 1% 111

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who say…

Belief in God There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 36% 62% 1% 1% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 72% 2% 1% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 74% 2% 1% 277
Do not believe in God 22% 74% 1% 2% 111

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who read scripture…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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% 14% 12% 32% 1% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 12% 12% 64% 1% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 5% 8% 80% < 1% 277
Do not believe in God 4% 7% 3% 86% < 1% 111

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in God Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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 32% 39% 3% 16% 9% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 8% 33% 2% 48% 10% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 12% < 1% 78% 7% 277
Do not believe in God 2% 6% < 1% 84% 7% 111

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 88% 6% 6% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 72% 17% 11% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 47% 13% 277
Do not believe in God 12% 81% 7% 111

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 69% 21% 10% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 48% 40% 11% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 27% 62% 11% 277
Do not believe in God 10% 86% 4% 111

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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% 15% 37% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 16% 45% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 20% 51% 277
Do not believe in God 38% 13% 50% 111

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 41% 36% 17% 5% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 41% 24% 5% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 42% 29% 6% 277
Do not believe in God 24% 37% 36% 3% 111

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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 60% 33% 3% 4% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 58% 35% 4% 3% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 53% 41% 3% 3% 277
Do not believe in God 59% 37% 1% 3% 111

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in God Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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% 44% 4% 2% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 49% 3% 1% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 58% 4% 2% 277
Do not believe in God 37% 61% 1% 2% 111

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who say abortion should be…

Belief in God Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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% 41% 4% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 70% 26% 4% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 80% 18% 2% 277
Do not believe in God 93% 4% 3% 111

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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 60% 31% 5% 4% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 78% 16% 3% 2% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 79% 15% 2% 4% 277
Do not believe in God 82% 11% 4% 3% 111

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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% 41% 8% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 68% 24% 8% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 79% 17% 5% 277
Do not believe in God 76% 15% 9% 111

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who say…

Belief in God Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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% 54% 3% 2% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 62% 1% 2% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 67% 1% 2% 277
Do not believe in God 22% 71% 1% 6% 111

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants by belief in God

% of Mainline Protestants who say humans…

Belief in God Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,989. 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% 35% 4% 37% 6% 3,989
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 31% 6% 17% 4% 1,550
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 69% 11% 9% 7% 4% 277
Do not believe in God 77% 6% 2% 12% 3% 111