Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who believe in Hell

% of adults who believe in Hell who say…

Survey year There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,167. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 39% 58% 1% 1% 19,167

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who believe in Hell by religious group

% of adults who believe in Hell who say…

Religious tradition There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 34% 64% 1% 1% 4,475
Evangelical Protestant 51% 46% 2% 1% 6,978
Historically Black Protestant 32% 67% 1% 1% 1,557
Jewish 31% 66% 3% < 1% 144
Mainline Protestant 36% 61% 1% 1% 3,327
Mormon 59% 39% 2% < 1% 381
Muslim 22% 74% 1% 3% 173
Orthodox Christian 42% 57% < 1% 1% 101
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% 73% 2% 1% 1,699

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,051. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 15% 35% 31% 19% 8,051
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 34% 25% 15% 10,334
Neither/both equally 16% 31% 31% 22% 258
Don't know 18% 28% 19% 36% 171

Generational cohort among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 8,051. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 9% 12% 29% 36% 13% 1% 8,051
Right or wrong depends on the situation 17% 16% 28% 29% 10% 1% 10,334
Neither/both equally 10% 12% 25% 37% 15% 1% 258
Don't know 13% 8% 25% 23% 27% 4% 171

Gender composition among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 50% 50% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 55% 10,497
Neither/both equally 57% 43% 266
Don't know 43% 57% 178

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 8,101. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 72% 11% 2% 12% 3% 8,101
Right or wrong depends on the situation 58% 17% 4% 18% 4% 10,407
Neither/both equally 65% 11% 2% 19% 3% 259
Don't know 56% 9% 1% 31% 3% 174

Immigrant status among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 8,137. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 11% 7% 82% 8,137
Right or wrong depends on the situation 16% 10% 74% 10,327
Neither/both equally 21% 3% 76% 257
Don't know 28% 7% 65% 172

Income distribution among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who have a household income of…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 7,195. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 31% 21% 30% 18% 7,195
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 22% 23% 13% 9,140
Neither/both equally 45% 19% 23% 13% 193
Don't know 62% 25% 10% 2% 122

Educational distribution among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who have completed…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,179. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 40% 35% 17% 9% 8,179
Right or wrong depends on the situation 49% 32% 12% 6% 10,447
Neither/both equally 43% 37% 9% 10% 261
Don't know 77% 16% 7% 1% 175

Marital status among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,193. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 60% 4% 12% 6% 18% 8,193
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 8% 14% 7% 28% 10,463
Neither/both equally 46% 6% 17% 7% 24% 263
Don't know 40% 4% 14% 22% 20% 174

Parent of children under 18 among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,194. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 32% 68% 8,194
Right or wrong depends on the situation 31% 69% 10,458
Neither/both equally 27% 73% 265
Don't know 26% 74% 177

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who say they…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 86% 12% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 74% 20% 3% 1% 1% 1% 10,497
Neither/both equally 78% 17% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 266
Don't know 72% 20% 2% 4% 2% 1% 178

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who say religion is…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 77% 18% 3% 1% < 1% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 62% 28% 7% 3% < 1% 10,497
Neither/both equally 76% 17% 6% 2% < 1% 266
Don't know 81% 12% 2% 1% 4% 178

Attendance at religious services among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who attend religious services…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 57% 29% 14% < 1% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 38% 23% < 1% 10,497
Neither/both equally 48% 31% 19% 2% 266
Don't know 49% 27% 20% 3% 178

Frequency of prayer among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 76% 14% 4% 6% 1% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 62% 19% 6% 12% 1% 10,497
Neither/both equally 78% 13% 2% 7% 1% 266
Don't know 75% 14% 2% 7% 2% 178

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who attend prayer group…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 41% 12% 10% 37% < 1% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 26% 12% 10% 52% 1% 10,497
Neither/both equally 35% 11% 7% 45% 2% 266
Don't know 43% 9% 3% 40% 5% 178

Frequency of meditation among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who meditate…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 47% 7% 3% 40% 2% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 8% 4% 46% 1% 10,497
Neither/both equally 53% 4% 3% 37% 3% 266
Don't know 60% 2% 4% 26% 7% 178

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 73% 12% 7% 7% 1% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 60% 16% 10% 13% 1% 10,497
Neither/both equally 74% 7% 6% 10% 3% 266
Don't know 65% 12% 6% 8% 9% 178

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 47% 16% 12% 24% 2% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 16% 13% 28% 1% 10,497
Neither/both equally 54% 14% 9% 18% 5% 266
Don't know 43% 12% 10% 21% 14% 178

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 60% 5% 30% 4% 2% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 36% 8% 47% 7% 2% 10,497
Neither/both equally 44% 7% 33% 6% 11% 266
Don't know 47% 5% 29% 8% 12% 178

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who read scripture…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 57% 11% 8% 24% 1% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 13% 10% 38% 1% 10,497
Neither/both equally 57% 7% 5% 30% 1% 266
Don't know 55% 6% 7% 26% 5% 178

Interpreting scripture among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 51% 31% 3% 10% 5% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 34% 3% 19% 6% 10,497
Neither/both equally 37% 25% 13% 12% 13% 266
Don't know 57% 10% 10% 14% 8% 178

Belief in Heaven among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 94% 3% 3% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 96% 2% 2% 10,497
Neither/both equally 94% 3% 3% 266
Don't know 92% 3% 5% 178

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 59% 14% 27% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 35% 18% 47% 10,497
Neither/both equally 43% 27% 30% 266
Don't know 29% 29% 42% 178

Political ideology among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 60% 25% 10% 5% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 35% 37% 22% 7% 10,497
Neither/both equally 51% 22% 11% 16% 266
Don't know 42% 13% 25% 20% 178

Views about size of government among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who would rather have…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 68% 28% 2% 3% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 50% 2% 4% 10,497
Neither/both equally 56% 28% 12% 5% 266
Don't know 40% 45% 7% 8% 178

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 61% 34% 3% 2% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 42% 52% 4% 2% 10,497
Neither/both equally 44% 39% 15% 3% 266
Don't know 42% 38% 4% 15% 178

Views about abortion among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who say abortion should be…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 32% 65% 3% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 46% 4% 10,497
Neither/both equally 31% 57% 11% 266
Don't know 31% 53% 16% 178

Views about homosexuality among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who say homosexuality…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 38% 54% 4% 3% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 61% 32% 4% 3% 10,497
Neither/both equally 38% 41% 13% 8% 266
Don't know 35% 49% 7% 10% 178

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who …same-sex marriage

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 28% 65% 7% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 42% 8% 10,497
Neither/both equally 30% 51% 19% 266
Don't know 24% 59% 16% 178

Views about environmental regulation among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who say…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 52% 43% 2% 2% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 38% 57% 2% 3% 10,497
Neither/both equally 38% 42% 14% 7% 266
Don't know 35% 30% 4% 31% 178

Views about human evolution among adults who believe in Hell by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who believe in Hell who say humans…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,226. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 13% 27% 2% 55% 4% 8,226
Right or wrong depends on the situation 24% 31% 4% 37% 4% 10,497
Neither/both equally 10% 22% 8% 46% 15% 266
Don't know 14% 15% 7% 37% 27% 178