Importance of religion in one's life among adults ages 65 and older by belief in God (2014) Switch to: Belief in God among adults ages 65 and older by importance of religion

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 6,253. 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 81% 14% 2% 2% 1% 6,253
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 44% 16% 5% 1% 1,640
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 13% 28% 34% 22% 2% 368
Believe in God; don't know 60% 15% 9% 5% 10% 131
Do not believe in God 5% 10% 18% 67% 1% 707
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 22% 32% 27% 2% 228

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