Beliefs and faith in the United States

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Beliefs and faith in the United States

This dossier provides comprehensive data and statistics on the beliefs, convictions, and faith of Americans today. Among other information, it includes chapters on morals, religious faith, superstition, and on belief in selected conspiracy theories.

Table of contents

  • 1. Faith and spiritualism
    • Share of devout Americans from 2011 to 2017

    • Americans who believe in God or a universal spirit 1976-2016

    • Share of Americans who believe God determines what happens to them 2017

    • Share of Americans who believe in God by age group 2017

    • Americans who identify as spiritual but not religious 2017

    • Americans' opinion on religious influence on life 2000 - 2018

    • Fear of death in the United States in 2019

    • Belief in survival of the soul after death in the United States 2016

    • Belief in karma in the United States in 2019

  • 2. Evolution v creation
    • Views of Americans on creationism and evolution from 1982 to 2017

    • U.S. poll on the existence of a supreme being as the creator of the universe 2014

    • Evolution of life on earth through natural selection 2014

  • 3. Morals
    • State of moral values in the United States from 2003 to 2018

    • Americans' moral stance towards sex between unmarried persons in 2018

    • Americans' moral views on gay or lesbian relations 2001-2019

    • Americans' moral stance towards polygamy in 2018

    • Americans' moral stance towards affairs between married persons in 2018

    • Americans' moral stance towards divorce in 2018

    • Americans' moral stance towards suicide from 2001 to 2018

    • Americans' moral stance towards gambling in 2018

  • 4. Superstition
    • Belief in superstitions in the United States in 2019

    • Belief in ghosts in the United States 2016

    • Belief in reincarnation among respondents in the United States 2016

  • 5. Conspiracy theories
    • Belief in conspiracy theories in the United States in 2019

    • Belief that the moon landing was faked in the United States in 2019

    • Belief in a deep state in the United States in 2019

    • Belief that September 11 was an inside job in the United States in 2019

    • Belief that Oswald had help in assassinating JFK in the United States 2019

    • Belief that the government is hiding aliens in Area 51 in the United States 2019

    • Belief among U.S. respondents that the Illuminati secretly control the world 2019

    • Belief that search engines discriminate against conservatives in the U.S. 2019

    • Belief that the CIA created HIV to kill homosexual and black people in U.S. 2019

    • Belief in chemtrails in the U.S. 2019

    • Belief that climate change is a hoax in the U.S. 2019

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