Share of Americans who believe in God by age group 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey, conducted in 2017 among adult Americans, asking them if they believe in God or a higher power. The results were sorted by age group. During the survey, 43 percent of 18 to 29 year-olds stated they believe in God as described in the Bible. Some 16 percent of the same age group stated they do not believe in God or a higher power.

United States: Believe in God or a higher power in 2017, by age group

18 to 2930 to 4950 to 6465 and older
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Release date

April 2018


United States

Survey time period


Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Percentage points may not sum to 100 percent due to "unclear/refused" answer options.

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