Belief in God among the Unaffiliated

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 7,556. 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 27% 22% 11% 1% 33% 6% 7,556
2007 36% 24% 9% 1% 22% 8% 5,048

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,774. 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 27% 40% 24% 8% 1,774
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 40% 21% 7% 1,588
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 43% 32% 16% 8% 840
Do not believe in God 40% 35% 15% 10% 2,706
Other/don't know if they believe in God 32% 36% 21% 11% 482

Generational cohort among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,774. 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% 20% 32% 27% 5% < 1% 1,774
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 22% 31% 24% 4% < 1% 1,588
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 24% 24% 19% 5% < 1% 840
Do not believe in God 28% 22% 26% 19% 6% 1% 2,706
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 22% 27% 24% 7% 1% 482

Gender composition among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,805. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 49% 51% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 51% 49% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 57% 43% 850
Do not believe in God 66% 34% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 63% 37% 502

Racial and ethnic composition among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,753. 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 54% 19% 3% 18% 7% 1,753
Believe in God; fairly certain 70% 8% 4% 13% 5% 1,594
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 69% 7% 7% 14% 3% 839
Do not believe in God 77% 3% 7% 10% 3% 2,705
Other/don't know if they believe in God 81% 4% 5% 5% 5% 490

Immigrant status among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,764. 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 13% 10% 77% 1,764
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 10% 77% 1,588
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 13% 16% 71% 840
Do not believe in God 12% 15% 73% 2,703
Other/don't know if they believe in God 11% 11% 79% 494

Income distribution among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 1,574. 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% 22% 20% 13% 1,574
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 21% 27% 17% 1,469
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 18% 26% 23% 776
Do not believe in God 23% 19% 30% 28% 2,516
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 19% 26% 29% 422

Educational distribution among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,797. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 52% 32% 12% 5% 1,797
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 35% 15% 9% 1,609
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 31% 19% 12% 846
Do not believe in God 28% 31% 24% 16% 2,732
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 33% 25% 15% 501

Marital status among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,794. 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% 11% 16% 4% 34% 1,794
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 13% 11% 3% 32% 1,611
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 11% 9% 3% 43% 847
Do not believe in God 37% 12% 9% 2% 41% 2,728
Other/don't know if they believe in God 42% 8% 13% 3% 34% 495

Parent of children under 18 among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,799. 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% 68% 1,799
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 71% 1,610
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 23% 77% 844
Do not believe in God 22% 78% 2,729
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 79% 501

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 1,805. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 36% 34% 14% 14% 2% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 9% 35% 36% 20% 1% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 19% 44% 31% 1% 850
Do not believe in God 1% 5% 21% 73% < 1% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 13% 35% 49% 2% 502

Attendance at religious services among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 1,805. 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 12% 33% 55% < 1% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 3% 29% 67% < 1% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 24% 74% < 1% 850
Do not believe in God 1% 13% 86% < 1% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 20% 79% < 1% 502

Frequency of prayer among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,805. 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% 20% 7% 21% 1% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 20% 18% 11% 51% < 1% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 10% 9% 10% 70% < 1% 850
Do not believe in God 1% < 1% 2% 96% < 1% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 4% 5% 85% 2% 502

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 1,805. 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 13% 7% 7% 73% < 1% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 3% 4% 4% 89% < 1% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 2% 2% 93% < 1% 850
Do not believe in God 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 2% 3% 95% 1% 502

Frequency of meditation among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 1,805. 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% 8% 4% 46% 1% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 24% 14% 6% 56% 1% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 11% 5% 58% 1% 850
Do not believe in God 17% 8% 5% 69% 1% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 11% 5% 64% 1% 502

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 1,805. 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% 9% 17% 2% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 19% 14% 28% 1% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 18% 13% 38% 1% 850
Do not believe in God 30% 15% 9% 44% 2% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 34% 13% 12% 36% 5% 502

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 1,805. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 49% 14% 8% 28% 1% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 16% 15% 25% 1% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 47% 17% 13% 22% 1% 850
Do not believe in God 47% 17% 13% 22% 1% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 48% 18% 14% 19% 1% 502

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 1,805. 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% 12% 57% 8% 3% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 5% 17% 64% 12% 2% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 24% 57% 15% 1% 850
Do not believe in God 1% 19% 51% 27% 1% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 21% 57% 17% 4% 502

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 1,805. 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% 71% 2% 2% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 77% 1% 1% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 79% 1% 1% 850
Do not believe in God 16% 83% 1% < 1% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 79% 3% 1% 502

Frequency of reading scripture among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 1,805. 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% 10% 7% 56% 1% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 5% 7% 7% 81% < 1% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 4% 5% 86% < 1% 850
Do not believe in God 1% 2% 4% 92% < 1% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 4% 5% 86% 1% 502

Interpreting scripture among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 1,805. 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% 23% 2% 39% 10% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 9% 15% 1% 67% 8% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 7% < 1% 84% 5% 850
Do not believe in God < 1% 1% < 1% 95% 3% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% 3% < 1% 82% 15% 502

Belief in Heaven among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,805. 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% 20% 9% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 35% 11% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 53% 12% 850
Do not believe in God 4% 93% 3% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 50% 36% 502

Belief in Hell among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,805. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 53% 39% 8% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 53% 10% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 65% 10% 850
Do not believe in God 4% 94% 3% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 60% 30% 502

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,805. 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 27% 29% 45% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 22% 50% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 19% 57% 850
Do not believe in God 17% 18% 64% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 25% 52% 502

Political ideology among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,805. 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 27% 33% 29% 11% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 41% 33% 6% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 41% 38% 6% 850
Do not believe in God 12% 32% 50% 6% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 39% 36% 9% 502

Views about size of government among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,805. 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% 46% 3% 4% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 49% 46% 2% 3% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 48% 45% 3% 4% 850
Do not believe in God 44% 49% 3% 3% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 50% 34% 8% 8% 502

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 1,805. 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% 51% 5% 3% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 57% 2% 2% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 38% 57% 3% 2% 850
Do not believe in God 29% 66% 3% 1% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 34% 56% 7% 3% 502

Views about abortion among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 1,805. 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% 40% 6% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 71% 26% 4% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 78% 20% 2% 850
Do not believe in God 86% 11% 3% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 80% 13% 8% 502

Views about homosexuality among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,805. 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% 23% 4% 4% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 84% 11% 2% 3% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 85% 10% 2% 3% 850
Do not believe in God 92% 5% 2% 1% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 83% 9% 5% 4% 502

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

% of the Unaffiliated who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,805. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 59% 32% 9% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 78% 15% 7% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 82% 13% 5% 850
Do not believe in God 91% 6% 3% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 81% 12% 7% 502

Views about environmental regulation among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 1,805. 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% 57% 3% 4% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 65% 3% 3% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 27% 69% 2% 2% 850
Do not believe in God 19% 78% 2% 2% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 24% 67% 4% 5% 502

Views about human evolution among the Unaffiliated by belief in God

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 1,805. 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 29% 30% 5% 32% 5% 1,805
Believe in God; fairly certain 58% 18% 6% 15% 3% 1,614
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 72% 10% 4% 11% 3% 850
Do not believe in God 90% 3% 1% 5% 1% 2,736
Other/don't know if they believe in God 74% 6% 11% 5% 4% 502