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% of adults who say religion is very important who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in God Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally 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 49% 45% 4% 2% 16,461
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 54% 3% 2% 1,778
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 38% 54% 5% 3% 152
Believe in God; don't know 34% 50% 3% 12% 138
Do not believe in God 20% 77% 1% 1% 109

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