Belief in Heaven among adults ages 65 and older

% of adults ages 65 and older who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,327. 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% 9,327
2007 74% 15% 11% 8,146

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Belief in Heaven among adults ages 65 and older by religious group

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 85% 9% 6% 2,131
Evangelical Protestant 89% 5% 7% 2,399
Historically Black Protestant 91% 5% 5% 401
Jewish 28% 59% 13% 320
Mainline Protestant 76% 14% 10% 2,272
Mormon 91% 6% 3% 146
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% 63% 13% 1,225

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DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Belief in Heaven Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,514. 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% 28% 66% 6% 6,514
Don't believe < 1% < 1% < 1% 31% 61% 8% 1,964
Other/don't know < 1% < 1% < 1% 28% 64% 7% 849

Gender composition among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Belief in Heaven Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,514. 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% 59% 6,514
Don't believe 59% 41% 1,964
Other/don't know 46% 54% 849

Racial and ethnic composition among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older who identify as…

Belief in Heaven White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,441. 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% 9% 2% 7% 2% 6,441
Don't believe 88% 4% 1% 5% 2% 1,936
Other/don't know 83% 6% 2% 7% 3% 836

Immigrant status among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Belief in Heaven Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,446. 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 8% 9% 83% 6,446
Don't believe 10% 17% 73% 1,946
Other/don't know 11% 10% 79% 837

Income distribution among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 5,311. 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% 24% 22% 10% 5,311
Don't believe 27% 19% 31% 23% 1,684
Other/don't know 42% 22% 20% 16% 643

Educational distribution among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older who have completed…

Belief in Heaven High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,495. 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 55% 26% 11% 8% 6,495
Don't believe 31% 22% 22% 24% 1,960
Other/don't know 38% 30% 18% 14% 843

Marital status among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Belief in Heaven Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,494. 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 53% 2% 12% 29% 4% 6,494
Don't believe 60% 4% 15% 17% 4% 1,959
Other/don't know 54% 1% 17% 23% 4% 842

Parent of children under 18 among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Belief in Heaven Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,508. 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 3% 97% 6,508
Don't believe 3% 97% 1,961
Other/don't know 2% 98% 847

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 6,514. 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 82% 14% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6,514
Don't believe 25% 22% 12% 1% 34% 6% 1,964
Other/don't know 54% 26% 6% 5% 1% 9% 849

Importance of religion in one's life among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 6,514. 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 77% 18% 3% 1% 1% 6,514
Don't believe 21% 22% 21% 35% 1% 1,964
Other/don't know 49% 27% 14% 6% 4% 849

Attendance at religious services among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 6,514. 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 57% 25% 17% 1% 6,514
Don't believe 15% 26% 59% < 1% 1,964
Other/don't know 38% 26% 34% 2% 849

Frequency of prayer among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older who pray…

Belief in Heaven At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,514. 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 75% 14% 3% 6% 1% 6,514
Don't believe 25% 9% 6% 59% 2% 1,964
Other/don't know 54% 15% 5% 21% 6% 849

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 6,514. 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 35% 9% 9% 46% 1% 6,514
Don't believe 10% 3% 4% 82% 1% 1,964
Other/don't know 23% 6% 7% 62% 2% 849

Frequency of meditation among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 6,514. 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 59% 7% 3% 27% 3% 6,514
Don't believe 33% 8% 5% 52% 2% 1,964
Other/don't know 47% 7% 5% 35% 6% 849

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 6,514. 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 72% 10% 6% 9% 2% 6,514
Don't believe 38% 12% 11% 36% 3% 1,964
Other/don't know 59% 10% 8% 18% 5% 849

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 6,514. 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% 12% 12% 27% 3% 6,514
Don't believe 46% 12% 15% 26% 1% 1,964
Other/don't know 48% 13% 11% 22% 6% 849

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 6,514. 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% 5% 40% 4% 3% 6,514
Don't believe 10% 15% 54% 17% 3% 1,964
Other/don't know 30% 10% 47% 7% 6% 849

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 6,514. 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 40% 56% 2% 2% 6,514
Don't believe 24% 73% 2% 1% 1,964
Other/don't know 33% 63% 2% 3% 849

Frequency of reading scripture among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 6,514. 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 50% 10% 7% 31% 2% 6,514
Don't believe 13% 4% 7% 75% 1% 1,964
Other/don't know 32% 7% 7% 50% 3% 849

Interpreting scripture among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 6,514. 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% 30% 5% 12% 7% 6,514
Don't believe 7% 10% 2% 74% 8% 1,964
Other/don't know 19% 21% 4% 34% 22% 849

Belief in Hell among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older who …in hell

Belief in Heaven Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,514. 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 72% 19% 8% 6,514
Don't believe 6% 92% 2% 1,964
Other/don't know 20% 33% 47% 849

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older who identify as…

Belief in Heaven Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,514. 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 47% 13% 40% 6,514
Don't believe 25% 14% 61% 1,964
Other/don't know 39% 16% 45% 849

Political ideology among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Belief in Heaven Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,514. 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 51% 29% 14% 5% 6,514
Don't believe 24% 31% 40% 5% 1,964
Other/don't know 39% 30% 19% 11% 849

Views about size of government among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older who would rather have…

Belief in Heaven Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,514. 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 61% 31% 3% 5% 6,514
Don't believe 48% 42% 5% 5% 1,964
Other/don't know 56% 27% 6% 11% 849

Views about government aid to the poor among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 6,514. 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 50% 43% 4% 4% 6,514
Don't believe 33% 62% 3% 2% 1,964
Other/don't know 42% 46% 6% 6% 849

Views about abortion among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 6,514. 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% 52% 6% 6,514
Don't believe 78% 18% 4% 1,964
Other/don't know 50% 38% 12% 849

Views about homosexuality among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older who say homosexuality…

Belief in Heaven Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,514. 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 42% 49% 4% 5% 6,514
Don't believe 74% 20% 3% 3% 1,964
Other/don't know 54% 35% 5% 7% 849

Views about same-sex marriage among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Heaven Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,514. 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 30% 60% 10% 6,514
Don't believe 67% 25% 8% 1,964
Other/don't know 41% 44% 15% 849

Views about environmental regulation among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 6,514. 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% 44% 3% 7% 6,514
Don't believe 27% 67% 2% 4% 1,964
Other/don't know 38% 47% 5% 10% 849

Views about human evolution among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 6,514. 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% 26% 4% 46% 9% 6,514
Don't believe 64% 9% 5% 17% 5% 1,964
Other/don't know 26% 20% 10% 31% 13% 849