Age distribution among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by age group

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,385. 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.
Religion 15% 33% 30% 22% 10,385
Philosophy/reason 28% 35% 25% 13% 1,546
Common sense 19% 34% 29% 19% 7,903
Science 23% 38% 24% 15% 964
Don't know 16% 33% 27% 24% 626

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