the electric field inside a solid charged conducting sphere is always zero for obvious reasons. the electric field inside a solid uniformy charged nonconducting sphere is nonzero and varies at all points. since it's nonconducting, the electric field at a certain point still wont move charge. the electric field inside of a non uniformly charged nonconducting spherical shell is not always zero. the electric field inside a charged conducting spherical shell is zero at all points due to symmetry what about the electric field inside of a neutral conducting spherical shell that has a point charge placed inside but NOT in the center... would the electric field then still be zero inside the shell? would the shell's induced charge distribution be, then, nonuniform? i can't seem to get a straight up answer with any sort of explanation from any of my resources.