Parent of children under 18 by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition by parental status

% of adults who are…

Religious traditionParentsNon-parentsSample size
Evangelical Protestant31%69%8,560
Historically Black Protestant30%70%1,908
Jehovah's Witness29%71%244
Mainline Protestant26%74%6,062
Orthodox Christian30%70%186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones")26%74%7,532
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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