Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the West by belief in God (2014) Switch to: Belief in God among adults in the West by importance of religion

% of adults in the West who say religion is…

Belief in GodVery importantSomewhat importantNot too importantNot at all importantDon't knowSample size
Believe in God; absolutely certain70%22%4%3%1%4,781
Believe in God; fairly certain28%43%20%8%1%1,764
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain10%29%41%20%1%564
Do not believe in God3%7%20%69%1%1,081
Other/don't know if they believe in God7%20%35%35%3%239
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.

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