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Belief in God (Demographic Patterns)

Which one statement comes closest to your personal beliefs about God?. Results weighted by WEIGHT (Baylor Religion Survey, Wave 2, 2007)


Belief in God by Age


18-29 years old30-44 years old45-59 years old60-74 years old75 years and olderTOTAL
I have no doubts that God exists55.0%
143
62.8%
317
64.5%
292
70.3%
187
66.4%
83
63.5%
1022
I believe in God, but with some doubts15.8%
41
11.5%
58
9.9%
45
9.8%
26
14.4%
18
11.7%
188
I sometimes believe in God3.5%
9
1.4%
7
2.2%
10
0.8%
2
0.8%
1
1.8%
29
I believe in a higher power or cosmic force15.0%
39
10.9%
55
12.8%
58
8.6%
23
7.2%
9
11.4%
184
I don't know and there is no way to find out4.2%
11
6.1%
31
6.4%
29
6.4%
17
6.4%
8
6.0%
96
I am an atheist5.4%
14
5.7%
29
3.5%
16
1.9%
5
3.2%
4
4.2%
68
I have no opinion1.2%
3
1.6%
8
0.7%
3
2.3%
6
1.6%
2
1.4%
22
Missing115107336
TOTAL 100.0%
260
100.0%
505
100.0%
453
100.0%
266
100.0%
125

1609



Belief in God by Church attendance


NeverLess than once a monthLess than once a weekWeekly or moreMissingTOTAL
I have no doubts that God exists27.4%
101
54.4%
248
74.8%
214
92.7%
446

13
63.4%
1009
I believe in God, but with some doubts12.5%
46
16.2%
74
15.0%
43
4.8%
23

3
11.7%
186
I sometimes believe in God3.0%
11
2.9%
13
1.7%
5
0.2%
1

0
1.9%
30
I believe in a higher power or cosmic force21.7%
80
16.9%
77
7.0%
20
1.5%
7

2
11.6%
184
I don't know and there is no way to find out15.7%
58
6.8%
31
1.4%
4
0.6%
3

0
6.0%
96
I am an atheist16.0%
59
1.5%
7
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

2
4.1%
66
I have no opinion3.8%
14
1.3%
6
0.0%
0
0.2%
1

0
1.3%
21
Missing99512035
TOTAL 100.0%
369
100.0%
456
100.0%
286
100.0%
481

20

1592



Belief in God by Education


Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome college or vocational trainingCollege graduatePostgraduate work/degreeMissingTOTAL
I have no doubts that God exists69.2%
83
70.5%
318
65.9%
394
58.4%
125
44.0%
88

14
63.7%
1008
I believe in God, but with some doubts10.8%
13
11.8%
53
12.0%
72
9.3%
20
14.0%
28

3
11.7%
186
I sometimes believe in God1.7%
2
2.4%
11
1.2%
7
2.3%
5
1.0%
2

3
1.7%
27
I believe in a higher power or cosmic force5.0%
6
6.0%
27
11.9%
71
13.6%
29
22.5%
45

7
11.2%
178
I don't know and there is no way to find out4.2%
5
4.4%
20
5.0%
30
7.5%
16
12.0%
24

0
6.0%
95
I am an atheist2.5%
3
3.3%
15
3.7%
22
7.9%
17
5.5%
11

0
4.3%
68
I have no opinion6.7%
8
1.6%
7
0.3%
2
0.9%
2
1.0%
2

2
1.3%
21
Missing7121131034
TOTAL 100.0%
120
100.0%
451
100.0%
598
100.0%
214
100.0%
200

29

1583



Belief in God by Political party


DemocratIndependentRepublicanOtherMissingTOTAL
I have no doubts that God exists55.0%
323
51.9%
176
78.6%
480
52.8%
19

24
63.4%
998
I believe in God, but with some doubts13.6%
80
11.2%
38
10.5%
64
0.0%
0

4
11.6%
182
I sometimes believe in God1.7%
10
2.7%
9
1.5%
9
0.0%
0

2
1.8%
28
I believe in a higher power or cosmic force15.3%
90
16.2%
55
5.7%
35
8.3%
3

4
11.6%
183
I don't know and there is no way to find out5.6%
33
10.0%
34
3.3%
20
19.4%
7

3
6.0%
94
I am an atheist6.8%
40
5.6%
19
0.5%
3
11.1%
4

1
4.2%
66
I have no opinion1.9%
11
2.4%
8
0.0%
0
8.3%
3

0
1.4%
22
Missing1014110035
TOTAL 100.0%
587
100.0%
339
100.0%
611
100.0%
36

38

1573



Belief in God by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
I have no doubts that God exists56.7%
430
69.4%
592
63.4%
1022
I believe in God, but with some doubts14.0%
106
9.6%
82
11.7%
188
I sometimes believe in God1.8%
14
1.9%
16
1.9%
30
I believe in a higher power or cosmic force11.5%
87
11.5%
98
11.5%
185
I don't know and there is no way to find out8.3%
63
3.9%
33
6.0%
96
I am an atheist6.1%
46
2.7%
23
4.3%
69
I have no opinion1.7%
13
1.1%
9
1.4%
22
Missing162036
TOTAL 100.0%
759
100.0%
853

1612



Belief in God by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
I have no doubts that God exists75.3%
684
69.7%
241
6.7%
2
9.1%
16
57.9%
55

23
64.2%
998
I believe in God, but with some doubts11.8%
107
14.2%
49
10.0%
3
6.3%
11
9.5%
9

8
11.5%
179
I sometimes believe in God1.5%
14
3.8%
13
3.3%
1
0.6%
1
1.1%
1

0
1.9%
30
I believe in a higher power or cosmic force6.8%
62
7.5%
26
26.7%
8
27.8%
49
26.3%
25

16
10.9%
170
I don't know and there is no way to find out3.2%
29
3.5%
12
36.7%
11
21.6%
38
4.2%
4

3
6.0%
94
I am an atheist0.7%
6
0.3%
1
16.7%
5
30.1%
53
1.1%
1

2
4.2%
66
I have no opinion0.7%
6
1.2%
4
0.0%
0
4.5%
8
0.0%
0

3
1.2%
18
Missing266030035
TOTAL 100.0%
908
100.0%
346
100.0%
30
100.0%
176
100.0%
95

55

1555



Notes

The Baylor Department of Sociology received a three-year grant from the John M. Templeton Foundation, to conduct a nationally representative multi-year study of religious values, practices, and behaviors. Wave 2 of the Baylor Religion Survey was collected in 2007 and includes a deep selection of questions related to religious behaviors, beliefs and belonging. Special topic modules examine race and religion, and personality.