Belief in God among non-parents by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among non-parents by belief in God

% of non-parents who say they…

Sources of guidance on right and wrongBelieve in God; absolutely certainBelieve in God; fairly certainBelieve in God; not too/not at all certainBelieve in God; don't knowDo not believe in GodOther/don't know if they believe in GodSample size
Religion90%8%1%< 1%< 1%< 1%8,788
Common sense53%25%7%1%11%3%11,569
Science32%25%9%< 1%30%4%2,392
Don't know65%17%4%4%5%5%819
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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