Belief in Heaven among 50-64 year olds

% of 50-64 year olds who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,296. 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 74% 18% 8% 10,296
2007 72% 18% 10% 10,484

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Belief in Heaven among 50-64 year olds by religious group

% of 50-64 year olds who …in heaven

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/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 84% 11% 6% 2,277
Evangelical Protestant 87% 6% 7% 2,758
Historically Black Protestant 91% 4% 5% 622
Jewish 35% 54% 10% 236
Mainline Protestant 79% 12% 9% 1,819
Mormon 95% 3% 2% 168
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 40% 51% 10% 1,838

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DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in Heaven Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 7,356
Don't believe < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 2,135
Other/don't know < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 805

Gender composition among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in Heaven Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 46% 54% 7,356
Don't believe 57% 43% 2,135
Other/don't know 51% 49% 805

Racial and ethnic composition among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who identify as…

Belief in Heaven White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,249. 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.
Believe 70% 13% 2% 11% 4% 7,249
Don't believe 79% 5% 2% 9% 4% 2,104
Other/don't know 74% 9% 4% 10% 4% 782

Immigrant status among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in Heaven Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,284. 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.
Believe 12% 6% 82% 7,284
Don't believe 14% 9% 78% 2,121
Other/don't know 12% 6% 82% 797

Income distribution among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who have a household income of…

Belief in Heaven Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 6,559. 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.
Believe 34% 19% 27% 19% 6,559
Don't believe 20% 15% 31% 34% 1,949
Other/don't know 29% 19% 26% 26% 687

Educational distribution among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who have completed…

Belief in Heaven High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,332. 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.
Believe 46% 31% 15% 9% 7,332
Don't believe 28% 27% 24% 21% 2,128
Other/don't know 38% 29% 20% 13% 801

Marital status among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in Heaven Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,332. 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.
Believe 60% 4% 20% 6% 10% 7,332
Don't believe 62% 7% 19% 3% 9% 2,127
Other/don't know 59% 6% 19% 3% 14% 795

Parent of children under 18 among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in Heaven Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,338. 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.
Believe 15% 85% 7,338
Don't believe 15% 85% 2,134
Other/don't know 17% 83% 804

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who say they…

Belief in Heaven 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 = 7,356. 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.
Believe 80% 17% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7,356
Don't believe 31% 23% 11% 1% 30% 5% 2,135
Other/don't know 55% 24% 8% 2% 3% 9% 805

Importance of religion in one's life among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who say religion is…

Belief in Heaven Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 68% 24% 5% 2% < 1% 7,356
Don't believe 24% 20% 22% 33% 1% 2,135
Other/don't know 48% 28% 14% 8% 3% 805

Attendance at religious services among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who attend religious services…

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 44% 36% 20% < 1% 7,356
Don't believe 16% 27% 57% < 1% 2,135
Other/don't know 31% 30% 37% 2% 805

Frequency of prayer among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who pray…

Belief in Heaven At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 70% 17% 5% 8% 1% 7,356
Don't believe 28% 12% 5% 53% 1% 2,135
Other/don't know 53% 16% 6% 22% 3% 805

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who attend prayer group…

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 31% 9% 9% 50% < 1% 7,356
Don't believe 12% 4% 4% 80% < 1% 2,135
Other/don't know 22% 8% 6% 63% 1% 805

Frequency of meditation among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who meditate…

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 46% 8% 4% 41% 1% 7,356
Don't believe 38% 8% 5% 48% 1% 2,135
Other/don't know 41% 7% 4% 45% 4% 805

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 67% 13% 9% 11% 1% 7,356
Don't believe 48% 14% 10% 27% 1% 2,135
Other/don't know 58% 12% 9% 17% 3% 805

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 46% 16% 12% 25% 1% 7,356
Don't believe 53% 13% 12% 20% 1% 2,135
Other/don't know 50% 13% 10% 23% 4% 805

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in Heaven Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 44% 6% 42% 5% 2% 7,356
Don't believe 14% 18% 50% 15% 2% 2,135
Other/don't know 33% 11% 45% 6% 5% 805

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who say…

Belief in Heaven 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 = 7,356. 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.
Believe 41% 57% 2% 1% 7,356
Don't believe 27% 70% 2% 1% 2,135
Other/don't know 37% 58% 2% 2% 805

Frequency of reading scripture among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who read scripture…

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 45% 11% 9% 35% 1% 7,356
Don't believe 16% 5% 6% 72% < 1% 2,135
Other/don't know 34% 9% 8% 47% 2% 805

Interpreting scripture among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in Heaven 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 = 7,356. 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.
Believe 43% 30% 3% 17% 6% 7,356
Don't believe 10% 10% 1% 73% 5% 2,135
Other/don't know 22% 16% 6% 37% 19% 805

Belief in Hell among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who …in hell

Belief in Heaven Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 76% 18% 6% 7,356
Don't believe 8% 90% 2% 2,135
Other/don't know 23% 26% 51% 805

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who identify as…

Belief in Heaven Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 43% 15% 42% 7,356
Don't believe 27% 17% 56% 2,135
Other/don't know 37% 21% 41% 805

Political ideology among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in Heaven Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 45% 32% 18% 5% 7,356
Don't believe 23% 32% 41% 4% 2,135
Other/don't know 39% 29% 21% 11% 805

Views about size of government among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who would rather have…

Belief in Heaven Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 56% 38% 3% 3% 7,356
Don't believe 50% 43% 4% 3% 2,135
Other/don't know 54% 34% 5% 7% 805

Views about government aid to the poor among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in Heaven Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 49% 46% 3% 2% 7,356
Don't believe 33% 62% 4% 1% 2,135
Other/don't know 44% 45% 7% 4% 805

Views about abortion among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who say abortion should be…

Belief in Heaven Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 48% 48% 4% 7,356
Don't believe 77% 20% 3% 2,135
Other/don't know 54% 38% 8% 805

Views about homosexuality among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who say homosexuality…

Belief in Heaven Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 52% 40% 5% 3% 7,356
Don't believe 78% 17% 3% 2% 2,135
Other/don't know 57% 29% 6% 9% 805

Views about same-sex marriage among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Heaven Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,356. 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.
Believe 41% 51% 8% 7,356
Don't believe 73% 22% 6% 2,135
Other/don't know 47% 40% 13% 805

Views about environmental regulation among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who say…

Belief in Heaven 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 = 7,356. 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.
Believe 45% 50% 2% 3% 7,356
Don't believe 28% 68% 2% 2% 2,135
Other/don't know 36% 52% 5% 7% 805

Views about human evolution among 50-64 year olds by belief in heaven

% of 50-64 year olds who say humans…

Belief in Heaven 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 = 7,356. 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.
Believe 18% 31% 3% 43% 4% 7,356
Don't believe 64% 13% 4% 18% 2% 2,135
Other/don't know 30% 18% 10% 34% 8% 805