Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is not too important

% of adults who say religion is not too important who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,790. 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 42% 46% 12% 3,790
2007 44% 40% 15% 3,114

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Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is not too important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is not too important 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 61% 30% 9% 569
Evangelical Protestant 76% 20% 4% 174
Jewish 21% 69% 10% 166
Mainline Protestant 52% 34% 14% 596
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 34% 54% 12% 1,924

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are ages…

Belief in Heaven 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,431. 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% 37% 21% 9% 1,431
Don't believe 33% 34% 21% 13% 1,882
Other/don't know 26% 35% 22% 16% 430

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in Heaven Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,431. 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 22% 18% 30% 24% 5% < 1% 1,431
Don't believe 21% 20% 26% 25% 7% 1% 1,882
Other/don't know 18% 17% 27% 28% 9% 1% 430

Gender composition among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in Heaven Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,447. 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% 48% 1,447
Don't believe 60% 40% 1,902
Other/don't know 57% 43% 441

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important who identify as…

Belief in Heaven White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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% 6% 4% 10% 3% 1,436
Don't believe 73% 5% 9% 10% 3% 1,879
Other/don't know 80% 2% 6% 8% 5% 434

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in Heaven Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,425. 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 10% 11% 79% 1,425
Don't believe 15% 15% 70% 1,887
Other/don't know 11% 11% 79% 434

Income distribution among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important 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 = 1,289. 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 33% 21% 29% 18% 1,289
Don't believe 21% 20% 29% 30% 1,726
Other/don't know 29% 17% 29% 25% 382

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important who have completed…

Belief in Heaven High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,440. 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 39% 35% 16% 10% 1,440
Don't believe 26% 30% 25% 18% 1,896
Other/don't know 30% 36% 22% 12% 439

Marital status among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in Heaven Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,444. 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% 10% 10% 3% 36% 1,444
Don't believe 42% 9% 11% 3% 36% 1,893
Other/don't know 50% 7% 9% 4% 30% 435

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in Heaven Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,444. 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% 72% 1,444
Don't believe 22% 78% 1,895
Other/don't know 23% 77% 441

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important 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 = 1,447. 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% 47% 17% < 1% 3% 2% 1,447
Don't believe 10% 25% 21% 1% 37% 7% 1,902
Other/don't know 13% 32% 23% 1% 10% 21% 441

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important 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 = 1,447. 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% 36% 61% < 1% 1,447
Don't believe 2% 34% 64% < 1% 1,902
Other/don't know 2% 29% 68% < 1% 441

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important who pray…

Belief in Heaven At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,447. 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% 18% 14% 49% < 1% 1,447
Don't believe 8% 8% 7% 77% < 1% 1,902
Other/don't know 10% 13% 12% 65% 1% 441

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important 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 = 1,447. 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% 2% 4% 91% < 1% 1,447
Don't believe 1% 2% 2% 95% < 1% 1,902
Other/don't know < 1% 1% 4% 95% 1% 441

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important 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 = 1,447. 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 19% 9% 5% 67% 1% 1,447
Don't believe 23% 13% 6% 57% 1% 1,902
Other/don't know 23% 8% 6% 61% 2% 441

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important 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 = 1,447. 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 32% 17% 17% 33% 1% 1,447
Don't believe 33% 18% 14% 35% 1% 1,902
Other/don't know 29% 17% 17% 35% 2% 441

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important 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 = 1,447. 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% 16% 17% 32% 1% 1,447
Don't believe 45% 20% 15% 20% < 1% 1,902
Other/don't know 43% 18% 14% 23% 2% 441

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important 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 = 1,447. 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 5% 14% 67% 12% 1% 1,447
Don't believe 2% 21% 58% 17% 1% 1,902
Other/don't know 3% 20% 60% 14% 2% 441

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important 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 = 1,447. 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 23% 76% 1% < 1% 1,447
Don't believe 18% 80% 1% 1% 1,902
Other/don't know 22% 76% 2% < 1% 441

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important 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 = 1,447. 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 6% 6% 6% 82% < 1% 1,447
Don't believe 3% 3% 6% 87% < 1% 1,902
Other/don't know 2% 5% 5% 89% < 1% 441

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important 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 = 1,447. 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 9% 25% 1% 57% 8% 1,447
Don't believe 1% 4% < 1% 89% 5% 1,902
Other/don't know 2% 7% 1% 75% 16% 441

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important who …in hell

Belief in Heaven Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,447. 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 63% 32% 4% 1,447
Don't believe 3% 96% 1% 1,902
Other/don't know 10% 30% 60% 441

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important who identify as…

Belief in Heaven Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,447. 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% 19% 46% 1,447
Don't believe 25% 15% 60% 1,902
Other/don't know 29% 24% 47% 441

Political ideology among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in Heaven Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,447. 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 25% 41% 28% 6% 1,447
Don't believe 15% 38% 43% 5% 1,902
Other/don't know 21% 40% 30% 9% 441

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important who would rather have…

Belief in Heaven Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,447. 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% 2% 3% 1,447
Don't believe 50% 44% 3% 4% 1,902
Other/don't know 49% 39% 6% 6% 441

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important 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 = 1,447. 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% 52% 3% 1% 1,447
Don't believe 35% 60% 4% 1% 1,902
Other/don't know 38% 54% 6% 3% 441

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important 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 = 1,447. 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% 25% 3% 1,447
Don't believe 85% 13% 2% 1,902
Other/don't know 77% 19% 4% 441

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important who say homosexuality…

Belief in Heaven Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,447. 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% 2% 2% 1,447
Don't believe 87% 9% 2% 2% 1,902
Other/don't know 82% 12% 2% 5% 441

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Heaven Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,447. 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% 20% 6% 1,447
Don't believe 85% 12% 3% 1,902
Other/don't know 78% 15% 7% 441

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important 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 = 1,447. 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% 62% 2% 1% 1,447
Don't believe 24% 73% 1% 2% 1,902
Other/don't know 30% 63% 3% 4% 441

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is not too important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is not too important 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 = 1,447. 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% 23% 4% 16% 2% 1,447
Don't believe 79% 8% 4% 8% 1% 1,902
Other/don't know 67% 8% 12% 7% 6% 441