Belief in God among adults in California

% of adults in California 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 = 3,697. 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 54% 22% 8% 1% 12% 2% 3,697
2007 62% 22% 4% 1% 7% 4% 3,574

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Belief in God among adults in California by religious group

% of adults in California who say they…

Religious tradition Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 58% 31% 7% 2% 1% 1% 878
Evangelical Protestant 87% 11% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 718
Jewish 22% 22% 24% 1% 24% 7% 125
Mainline Protestant 60% 32% 4% 1% 3% 1% 452
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 22% 21% 14% 1% 37% 6% 1,042

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,917. 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 20% 36% 27% 17% 1,917
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 38% 25% 14% 784
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 33% 17% 11% 264
Do not believe in God 36% 35% 16% 13% 499
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 28% 35% 17% 105

Generational cohort among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,917. 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% 13% 30% 31% 12% 1% 1,917
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 14% 32% 29% 9% < 1% 784
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 27% 22% 23% 21% 7% < 1% 264
Do not believe in God 22% 22% 26% 20% 8% 1% 499
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 16% 23% 39% 11% 1% 105

Gender composition among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,965. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 43% 57% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 51% 49% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 62% 38% 270
Do not believe in God 67% 33% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 58% 42% 113

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,927. 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% 9% 10% 37% 4% 1,927
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 3% 14% 42% 2% 792
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 44% 2% 21% 30% 3% 265
Do not believe in God 60% 2% 23% 12% 3% 501
Other/don't know if they believe in God 68% 3% 12% 15% 2% 109

Immigrant status among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,935. 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% 16% 52% 1,935
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 17% 43% 790
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 23% 42% 266
Do not believe in God 22% 20% 57% 502
Other/don't know if they believe in God 24% 12% 65% 110

Income distribution among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California 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 = 1,668. 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% 19% 23% 19% 1,668
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 17% 22% 22% 703
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 18% 24% 24% 237
Do not believe in God 20% 19% 26% 35% 462

Educational distribution among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,945. 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% 36% 15% 9% 1,945
Believe in God; fairly certain 49% 23% 16% 12% 795
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 37% 32% 18% 13% 267
Do not believe in God 23% 33% 25% 18% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 35% 27% 21% 110

Marital status among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,953. 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% 8% 16% 7% 22% 1,953
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 12% 9% 4% 28% 798
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 10% 8% 2% 44% 268
Do not believe in God 42% 11% 7% 3% 38% 506
Other/don't know if they believe in God 50% 7% 15% 2% 26% 109

Parent of children under 18 among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,957. 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% 1,957
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 67% 802
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 79% 268
Do not believe in God 19% 81% 506
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 80% 110

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,965. 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% 22% 4% 3% 1% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 43% 18% 8% 1% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 34% 37% 19% < 1% 270
Do not believe in God 3% 7% 24% 66% < 1% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 17% 37% 33% 3% 113

Attendance at religious services among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California 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 = 1,965. 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% 34% 20% < 1% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 44% 35% < 1% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 42% 52% < 1% 270
Do not believe in God 3% 17% 81% < 1% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 24% 66% 1% 113

Frequency of prayer among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,965. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 74% 14% 4% 7% 1% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 22% 12% 25% 1% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 17% 6% 12% 65% < 1% 270
Do not believe in God 3% 1% 4% 91% < 1% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 6% 7% 71% 3% 113

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,965. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 34% 11% 9% 46% < 1% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 11% 10% 68% 1% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 6% 6% 84% < 1% 270
Do not believe in God < 1% 1% 3% 95% < 1% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 2% 4% 91% 1% 113

Frequency of meditation among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California 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 = 1,965. 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% 7% 4% 35% 2% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 12% 6% 44% 2% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 18% 4% 56% < 1% 270
Do not believe in God 18% 8% 6% 67% < 1% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 12% 5% 59% 7% 113

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,965. 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% 13% 7% 8% 1% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 48% 19% 14% 16% 2% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 18% 15% 34% < 1% 270
Do not believe in God 34% 14% 12% 38% 2% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 41% 8% 18% 29% 4% 113

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,965. 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% 14% 11% 22% 2% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 16% 19% 21% 2% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 48% 14% 16% 21% < 1% 270
Do not believe in God 43% 18% 18% 19% 1% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 47% 18% 15% 18% 1% 113

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,965. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 43% 8% 40% 6% 3% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 16% 48% 14% 3% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 21% 50% 19% 2% 270
Do not believe in God 1% 24% 47% 27% 2% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 24% 48% 17% 5% 113

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,965. 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% 61% 2% 2% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 74% 1% 2% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 17% 79% 2% 2% 270
Do not believe in God 16% 82% 1% 1% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 25% 73% 2% 1% 113

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California 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 = 1,965. 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% 11% 9% 33% 1% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 11% 10% 60% 1% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 6% 7% 82% < 1% 270
Do not believe in God 1% 2% 4% 92% < 1% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 3% 8% 77% 1% 113

Interpreting scripture among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California 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 = 1,965. 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% 3% 19% 8% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 24% 1% 46% 10% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 9% < 1% 79% 7% 270
Do not believe in God < 1% 1% < 1% 95% 4% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 3% < 1% 71% 21% 113

Belief in Heaven among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,965. 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 82% 11% 7% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 69% 23% 8% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 43% 49% 9% 270
Do not believe in God 5% 92% 3% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 52% 39% 113

Belief in Hell among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,965. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 66% 26% 8% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 51% 41% 9% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 63% 8% 270
Do not believe in God 4% 93% 3% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 59% 27% 113

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,965. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 35% 21% 44% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 22% 50% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 17% 59% 270
Do not believe in God 16% 16% 68% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 27% 45% 113

Political ideology among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,965. 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% 35% 20% 6% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 37% 33% 4% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 34% 39% 8% 270
Do not believe in God 11% 29% 55% 5% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 32% 38% 8% 113

Views about size of government among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,965. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 48% 46% 4% 3% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 56% 3% 3% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 46% 48% 3% 2% 270
Do not believe in God 38% 53% 5% 4% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 48% 34% 10% 8% 113

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,965. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 44% 51% 3% 2% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 56% 4% 2% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 61% 4% 3% 270
Do not believe in God 21% 74% 3% 2% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 39% 43% 14% 4% 113

Views about abortion among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California 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 = 1,965. 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% 50% 5% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 61% 34% 4% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 77% 22% 1% 270
Do not believe in God 88% 7% 5% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 81% 15% 4% 113

Views about homosexuality among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,965. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 57% 34% 5% 4% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 78% 16% 3% 3% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 84% 10% 2% 4% 270
Do not believe in God 92% 5% 1% 1% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 76% 15% 5% 4% 113

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

% of adults in California who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,965. 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% 44% 7% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 70% 24% 6% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 75% 20% 6% 270
Do not believe in God 90% 5% 5% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 78% 20% 2% 113

Views about environmental regulation among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California 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 = 1,965. 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% 53% 3% 4% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 62% 2% 4% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 63% 3% 1% 270
Do not believe in God 16% 81% 2% 1% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 65% 3% 3% 113

Views about human evolution among adults in California by belief in God

% of adults in California 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 = 1,965. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 22% 29% 3% 40% 6% 1,965
Believe in God; fairly certain 48% 22% 7% 19% 4% 803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 67% 9% 4% 19% 1% 270
Do not believe in God 87% 4% 1% 7% 1% 507
Other/don't know if they believe in God 79% 1% 13% 3% 4% 113