Views about size of government among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God (2014) Switch to: Belief in God among adults in the Silent generation by views about size of government

% of adults in the Silent generation who would rather have…

Belief in GodSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Believe in God; absolutely certain62%29%3%6%4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain54%37%5%4%1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain57%29%9%5%226
Do not believe in God42%46%5%7%434
Other/don't know if they believe in God45%38%6%11%140
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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