Belief in God among adults ages 65 and older by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults ages 65 and older by belief in God

% of adults ages 65 and older who say they…

State 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 = 125. 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.
Alabama 88% 5% 1% 3% < 1% 2% 125
Arizona 66% 11% 10% 1% 10% 1% 184
California 60% 20% 6% 2% 10% 2% 964
Colorado 68% 18% 1% 2% 10% 1% 104
Connecticut 57% 30% 2% 2% 8% 2% 100
Florida 67% 20% 2% 3% 7% 1% 632
Georgia 83% 8% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 225
Illinois 68% 19% 4% 1% 7% 2% 365
Indiana 70% 19% 4% 1% 4% 1% 178
Kentucky 85% 10% 2% < 1% 1% 2% 122
Louisiana 87% 6% 1% 3% 3% 1% 121
Maryland 75% 14% 2% < 1% 6% 4% 161
Massachusetts 49% 22% 8% 4% 13% 5% 186
Michigan 66% 21% 5% 1% 6% 1% 258
Minnesota 76% 15% 3% < 1% 3% 3% 127
Missouri 79% 11% 3% < 1% 5% 1% 157
New Hampshire 47% 30% 8% 4% 7% 4% 105
New Jersey 60% 26% 3% < 1% 6% 4% 258
New York 63% 20% 5% 3% 7% 3% 590
North Carolina 75% 16% 2% < 1% 5% 1% 288
Ohio 74% 16% 4% 2% 2% 2% 326
Oklahoma 81% 12% 1% < 1% 4% 1% 114
Oregon 59% 15% 11% < 1% 13% 3% 124
Pennsylvania 72% 17% 3% 1% 6% 2% 438
Rhode Island 64% 20% 3% 1% 7% 6% 111
South Carolina 82% 8% 2% 2% 5% 1% 142
Tennessee 86% 9% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 195
Texas 79% 13% 1% 2% 3% 2% 528
Virginia 71% 17% 5% 2% 5% 2% 217
Washington 66% 20% 1% < 1% 11% 2% 183
Wisconsin 71% 18% 3% < 1% 8% 1% 161

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