Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is very important by belief in God (2014) Switch to: Belief in God among adults who say religion is very important by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 16,461. 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 58% 5% 31% 3% 3% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 10% 39% 12% 2% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 20% 43% 12% 1% 152
Believe in God; don't know 29% 9% 46% 9% 7% 138
Do not believe in God 19% 17% 42% 18% 3% 109

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