DemographicInformation

Age distribution among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who are ages…

Survey year 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 296. 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 38% 40% 18% 4% 296
2007 39% 42% 12% 7% 218

Generational cohort among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who are…

Survey year Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 296. 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 21% 27% 30% 20% 3% < 1% 296
2007 < 1% 28% 41% 23% 7% 1% 218

Gender composition among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who are…

Survey year Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 48% 52% 300
2007 56% 44% 224

Immigrant status among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who are…

Survey year Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 286. 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 6% 6% 88% 286
2007 7% 3% 90% 223

Income distribution among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who have a household income of…

Survey year Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 259. 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 61% 18% 15% 5% 259
2007 52% 26% 16% 5% 192

Educational distribution among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who have completed…

Survey year High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 298. 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% 33% 10% 3% 298

Marital status among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who are…

Survey year Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 16% 14% 11% 4% 56% 300
2007 24% 13% 10% 6% 46% 223

Parent of children under 18 among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who are…

Survey year Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 40% 60% 300
2007 44% 56% 224

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 51% 29% 9% 12% < 1% 300
2007 57% 24% 11% 7% 1% 224

Attendance at religious services among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who attend religious services…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 17% 41% 42% < 1% 300
2007 20% 34% 45% 1% 224

Frequency of prayer among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 56% 21% 6% 15% 1% 300
2007 58% 18% 4% 18% 1% 224

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who attend prayer group…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 22% 14% 7% 57% < 1% 300
2007 21% 9% 9% 61% 1% 224

Frequency of meditation among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who meditate…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 46% 5% 2% 45% 1% 300
2007 40% 5% 4% 49% 1% 224

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 59% 16% 8% 14% 2% 300
2007 52% 13% 7% 26% 2% 224

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 48% 15% 6% 31% 1% 300
2007 43% 10% 6% 39% 2% 224

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Survey year Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 23% 13% 55% 6% 3% 300
2007 23% 5% 69% 2% 2% 224

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who say…

Survey year 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 = 300. 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 21% 76% 1% 3% 300

Frequency of reading scripture among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who read scripture…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 39% 15% 5% 41% < 1% 300
2007 36% 11% 7% 45% 1% 224

Interpreting scripture among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who say the holy scripture is…

Survey year 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 = 300. 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 39% 18% 2% 33% 8% 300
2007 41% 22% 1% 25% 11% 224

Belief in Heaven among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 79% 14% 7% 300
2007 73% 18% 9% 224

Belief in Hell among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 60% 33% 8% 300
2007 62% 29% 9% 224

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who identify as…

Survey year Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 11% 19% 71% 300
2007 15% 18% 67% 224

Political ideology among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 26% 35% 29% 11% 300
2007 33% 33% 26% 8% 224

Views about size of government among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 26% 70% 2% 2% 300
2007 22% 71% 2% 5% 224

Views about government aid to the poor among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who say government aid to the poor…

Survey year Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 33% 59% 5% 2% 300

Views about abortion among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 48% 47% 5% 300
2007 51% 40% 8% 224

Views about homosexuality among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 61% 32% 4% 3% 300
2007 52% 37% 5% 6% 224

Views about same-sex marriage among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 300. 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 50% 43% 7% 300

Views about environmental regulation among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who say…

Survey year 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 = 300. 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 34% 61% 2% 3% 300
2007 39% 52% 3% 6% 224

Views about human evolution among the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain

% of the Unaffiliated blacks who say they believe in God; absolutely certain who say humans…

Survey year 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 = 300. 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% 29% 3% 37% 4% 300