Belief in Heaven among adults who pray weekly

% of adults who pray weekly who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,299. 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 81% 13% 7% 5,299
2007 80% 12% 8% 5,789

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Belief in Heaven among adults who pray weekly by religious group

% of adults who pray weekly 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% 10% 5% 1,431
Evangelical Protestant 90% 6% 5% 1,105
Historically Black Protestant 92% 5% 3% 219
Jewish 51% 38% 11% 135
Mainline Protestant 83% 10% 8% 1,323
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 66% 23% 11% 754

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly who are ages…

Belief in Heaven 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,106. 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 26% 34% 26% 14% 4,106
Don't believe 18% 39% 29% 14% 746
Other/don't know 15% 32% 32% 21% 373

Generational cohort among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Belief in Heaven Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,106. 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 17% 15% 28% 30% 9% 1% 4,106
Don't believe 12% 16% 29% 33% 9% 1% 746
Other/don't know 8% 12% 27% 38% 14% < 1% 373

Gender composition among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Belief in Heaven Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,159. 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% 50% 4,159
Don't believe 49% 51% 759
Other/don't know 50% 50% 381

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly who identify as…

Belief in Heaven White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,118. 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% 10% 3% 16% 3% 4,118
Don't believe 67% 8% 5% 17% 4% 741
Other/don't know 71% 8% 3% 15% 3% 372

Immigrant status among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Belief in Heaven Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,111. 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 13% 10% 77% 4,111
Don't believe 20% 10% 70% 753
Other/don't know 14% 9% 76% 377

Income distribution among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 3,682. 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% 20% 27% 18% 3,682
Don't believe 26% 19% 28% 28% 683
Other/don't know 33% 22% 21% 23% 321

Educational distribution among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly who have completed…

Belief in Heaven High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. 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% 32% 15% 9% 4,140
Don't believe 31% 28% 22% 20% 756
Other/don't know 41% 29% 19% 12% 380

Marital status among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Belief in Heaven Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,150. 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% 7% 12% 5% 28% 4,150
Don't believe 49% 8% 15% 4% 25% 753
Other/don't know 47% 10% 14% 7% 22% 378

Parent of children under 18 among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Belief in Heaven Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,146. 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% 69% 4,146
Don't believe 28% 72% 756
Other/don't know 24% 76% 381

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 4,159. 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% 29% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 4,159
Don't believe 35% 43% 15% 1% 4% 3% 759
Other/don't know 44% 42% 9% 1% 1% 3% 381

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 4,159. 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% 44% 6% 2% < 1% 4,159
Don't believe 24% 47% 19% 9% 1% 759
Other/don't know 28% 49% 16% 5% 2% 381

Attendance at religious services among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 4,159. 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 29% 49% 22% < 1% 4,159
Don't believe 16% 44% 40% 1% 759
Other/don't know 19% 40% 40% 1% 381

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 4,159. 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 14% 11% 11% 64% < 1% 4,159
Don't believe 10% 7% 9% 74% < 1% 759
Other/don't know 9% 8% 7% 76% < 1% 381

Frequency of meditation among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 4,159. 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 28% 11% 5% 55% 1% 4,159
Don't believe 45% 15% 7% 32% 1% 759
Other/don't know 37% 11% 7% 43% 2% 381

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 4,159. 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% 23% 14% 12% 1% 4,159
Don't believe 50% 19% 13% 17% 1% 759
Other/don't know 47% 19% 16% 17% 1% 381

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 4,159. 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 37% 19% 16% 28% 1% 4,159
Don't believe 52% 15% 14% 18% 1% 759
Other/don't know 41% 21% 13% 22% 3% 381

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 4,159. 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 26% 11% 53% 8% 2% 4,159
Don't believe 10% 22% 51% 16% 2% 759
Other/don't know 18% 20% 51% 7% 4% 381

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 4,159. 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% 68% 1% 1% 4,159
Don't believe 23% 74% 1% 2% 759
Other/don't know 24% 74% 1% 1% 381

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 4,159. 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 20% 16% 14% 50% 1% 4,159
Don't believe 12% 13% 13% 62% 1% 759
Other/don't know 14% 12% 14% 60% 1% 381

Interpreting scripture among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 4,159. 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 27% 41% 2% 24% 7% 4,159
Don't believe 10% 14% 1% 69% 7% 759
Other/don't know 10% 18% 3% 52% 17% 381

Belief in Hell among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly who …in hell

Belief in Heaven Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,159. 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 74% 21% 5% 4,159
Don't believe 8% 91% 1% 759
Other/don't know 17% 25% 58% 381

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly who identify as…

Belief in Heaven Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,159. 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% 17% 43% 4,159
Don't believe 25% 16% 59% 759
Other/don't know 30% 23% 48% 381

Political ideology among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Belief in Heaven Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,159. 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 36% 38% 21% 5% 4,159
Don't believe 20% 34% 41% 5% 759
Other/don't know 23% 41% 29% 7% 381

Views about size of government among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly who would rather have…

Belief in Heaven Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,159. 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% 42% 2% 3% 4,159
Don't believe 45% 47% 4% 4% 759
Other/don't know 49% 39% 5% 7% 381

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 4,159. 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% 47% 3% 2% 4,159
Don't believe 35% 62% 2% 1% 759
Other/don't know 42% 48% 4% 5% 381

Views about abortion among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 4,159. 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 54% 42% 3% 4,159
Don't believe 74% 24% 2% 759
Other/don't know 60% 31% 10% 381

Views about homosexuality among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly who say homosexuality…

Belief in Heaven Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,159. 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% 26% 3% 3% 4,159
Don't believe 81% 13% 2% 3% 759
Other/don't know 70% 21% 5% 5% 381

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Heaven Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,159. 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% 35% 8% 4,159
Don't believe 76% 19% 5% 759
Other/don't know 61% 29% 10% 381

Views about environmental regulation among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 4,159. 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% 56% 2% 2% 4,159
Don't believe 26% 71% 1% 2% 759
Other/don't know 35% 58% 4% 2% 381

Views about human evolution among adults who pray weekly by belief in heaven

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 4,159. 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 28% 35% 4% 31% 3% 4,159
Don't believe 58% 17% 5% 18% 2% 759
Other/don't know 41% 25% 8% 18% 9% 381