Commenter joe2.5 requests:
How about providing a bare minimum of data to allow interpreting your numbers, even if it’s just this time? Like the relative proportion of atheists within each of the groups you defined, the different categories offered as a choice (and their respective totals) and the exact questions asked? If you don’t mind.
And, I hope, receives:
The white, black, Hispanic, and Asian categories are mutually exclusive. Jews may be of any race but are predominately white.
Atheist = “I don’t believe in God”
Agnostic = “I don’t know whether there is a God and I don’t believe there is any way to find out”
Uncertain believer = “I don’t believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a Higher Power of some kind” or “I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others” or “While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God”
Firm theist = “I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it”
GSS variables used: GOD(1)(2)(3-5)(6), RACECEN1(1)(2)(4-10), HISPANIC(1)(2-50), YEAR(2012-2018), RELIG(3)