Parent of children under 18 among adults in the West by belief in God (2014) Switch to: Belief in God among adults in the West by parental status

% of adults in the West who are…

Belief in GodParentsNon-parentsSample size
Believe in God; absolutely certain31%69%4,760
Believe in God; fairly certain33%67%1,758
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain22%78%561
Do not believe in God20%80%1,077
Other/don't know if they believe in God20%80%236
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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