58% “Absolutely Certain” That God Exists

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of American adults are “absolutely certain” that God exists. At the other extreme a ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 8% are absolutely certain that God does not exist. In between are another 18% who say God “probably” exists, 8% who say probably not. Nine percent (9%) who are not sure.

Among voters under 35, just 49% are “absolutely certain” that God exists. Sixty-one percent (61%) of older voters are that confident. However, this appears to be more uncertainty than disagreement. Younger voters are more likely than their elders to say there is “probably” a God. And, these voters are no more likely than anyone else to say they are certain there is no God (see crosstab results).

Seventy-six percent (76%) of black adults are absolutely certain there is a God. That view is shared by 58% of whites and 55% of Hispanics.

From a political perspective, 71% of Republicans are absolutely certain that God exists.

So are 53% of Democrats. However, there is a huge racial divide among Democrats on this topic. Eighty-two percent (82%) of black Democrats are absolutely certain that God exists. Just 44% of white Democrats share that view.

Among Independents, 50% are certain there is a God. It is important to note, however, that a person’s faith is far more likely to be part of their self-identification than their political affiliations.

Other data released this morning shows that 43% pray on a daily basis. Another 12% pray several times a week. At the other extreme, 30% rarely or never pray. One out of four Americans (26%) regularly meet with a small group of others who share their faith for study, fellowship, or accountability.

Every day, ScottRasmussen.com presents new public opinion data relating to topics in the news and other items of interest. We also provide daily updates on the president’s job approval and the generic congressional ballot. It’s all part of our mission to enhance the public dialogue through data-driven analysis that explores the underlying currents of public opinion (read About Us).

The national survey of 1,091 Adults was conducted December 20-21, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the demographic profile of our sample). It has a 3.o percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

Neither Scott Rasmussen nor ScottRasmussen.com has any relationship with Rasmussen Reports® (see About Us).



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