Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by belief in God (2014) Switch to: Belief in God among adults ages 65 and older by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults ages 65 and older who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in GodReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Believe in God; absolutely certain51%5%37%4%3%6,253
Believe in God; fairly certain19%11%58%9%3%1,640
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain4%13%67%13%3%368
Believe in God; don't know22%7%53%4%14%131
Do not believe in God1%19%51%26%3%707
Other/don't know if they believe in God9%16%57%14%4%228
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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