U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QG1B

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Q.G1B. [ASK IF BELIEVE IN GOD/UNIVERSAL SPIRIT] How certain are you about this belief? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, not too certain, or not at all certain?
  1) Absolutely certain
  2) Fairly certain
  3) Not too certain
  4) Not at all certain
  9) (VOL) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Absolutely certain 71% 71%
Fairly certain 22.1% 93.1%
Not too certain 4.4% 97.5%
Not at all certain 1.6% 99.1%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused .8% 99.9%
Total N = 30789

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Absolutely certain 66.7% 74.8% 71.0%
Fairly certain 24.7% 19.9% 22.1%
Not too certain 5.4% 3.5% 4.4%
Not at all certain 2.3% 1.0% 1.6%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 0.9% 0.8% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
30789


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
Absolutely certain 80.9% 68.7% 65.7% 72.5% 77.5% 71.0%
Fairly certain 15.9% 23.1% 25.9% 20.6% 17.4% 22.1%
Not too certain 1.9% 5.3% 5.5% 4.0% 4.2% 4.4%
Not at all certain 0.8% 1.9% 2.0% 1.8% 0.5% 1.7%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.9% 0.8% 1.2% 0.5% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
29916


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $40,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Absolutely certain 72.6% 71.9% 72.8% 70.1% 64.1% 70.7%
Fairly certain 20.8% 22.4% 21.1% 22.7% 26.4% 22.4%
Not too certain 4.1% 4.0% 3.9% 4.8% 6.3% 4.5%
Not at all certain 1.4% 1.0% 1.7% 1.9% 2.8% 1.7%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 1.1% 0.7% 0.5% 0.5% 0.4% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
26676


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) TOTAL
Absolutely certain 66.1% 73.7% 73.5% 68.6% 64.3% 71.0%
Fairly certain 26.8% 20.1% 20.5% 23.5% 26.0% 22.1%
Not too certain 4.5% 3.9% 3.9% 5.1% 6.3% 4.4%
Not at all certain 0.9% 1.5% 1.4% 2.2% 2.5% 1.6%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 1.7% 0.8% 0.7% 0.5% 0.8% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
30609


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
Absolutely certain 62.3% 67.7% 72.2% 74.9% 75.6% 70.9%
Fairly certain 26.7% 24.7% 22.2% 20.1% 18.7% 22.2%
Not too certain 7.5% 5.0% 3.7% 3.2% 3.2% 4.4%
Not at all certain 2.9% 2.2% 1.3% 1.1% 1.0% 1.6%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.4% 0.7% 0.7% 1.5% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
30152



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