Parent of children under 18 among atheists by educational group (2014) Switch to: Educational distribution among atheists by parental status

% of atheists who are…

Educational distributionParentsNon-parentsSample size
High school or less18%82%194
Some college18%82%240
Post-graduate degree28%72%275
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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