59% Absolutely Certain God Exists

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters nationwide say they are Absolutely Certain God exists and another 17% who believe there is probably a God. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey also found 5% are Absolutely Certain there is no God and 8% who say there probably isn’t a God. Ten percent (10%) are simply not sure (see question wording and topline results).

Sixty percent (60%) of voters pray daily or several times a week while 16% rarely or never pray.

Thirty-five percent (35%) read the Bible or other religious text at least once a week.

When making major decisions, 27% usually pray about it and seek guidance from people who share their beliefs.

Twenty-five percent (25%) regularly meet with a small group for faith, study, fellowship or accountability.

The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted August 8-9, 2018 for ScottRasmussen.com by HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and sample Demographics). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error  with a 95% level of confidence.

Among those who Rarely or Never attend church or other religious services, 36% are Absolutely Certain God Exists. Twenty-two percent (22%) believe there is probably a God (see crosstabs). The Pew Research Center has released data on why some people who believe in God don’t attend Church.

Seventy-six percent (76%) of Black Voters are Absolutely Certain God Exists. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of White Voters share that certainty as do 56% of Hispanic Voters.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of voters in the South are Absolutely Certain there is a God as do 60% in the Midwest. In the Northeast, that figure is 56% and 49% in the West.

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Our research has shown the disconnect between the politically obsessed and most Americans. Additionally, 83% of voters recognize that tech titans have a bigger impact on the nation than presidents.

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