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

% of adults in the West who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in GodReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Believe in God; absolutely certain46%8%38%6%3%4,781
Believe in God; fairly certain16%16%52%13%3%1,764
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain7%20%55%17%1%564
Do not believe in God1%22%49%26%2%1,081
Other/don't know if they believe in God4%24%53%16%4%239
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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