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

% of men who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in GodReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Believe in God; absolutely certain44%8%40%5%3%9,790
Believe in God; fairly certain14%15%57%13%2%3,665
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain4%21%58%15%2%1,111
Believe in God; don't know16%12%51%7%14%132
Do not believe in God1%21%50%27%1%2,294
Other/don't know if they believe in God3%18%58%15%6%522
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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