Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is somewhat important

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,311. 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.
2014 75% 17% 8% 8,311
2007 74% 16% 10% 9,092

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Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is somewhat important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 82% 12% 6% 2,225
Evangelical Protestant 88% 6% 6% 1,382
Historically Black Protestant 84% 10% 6% 228
Jewish 39% 48% 13% 313
Mainline Protestant 79% 13% 8% 1,990
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 62% 27% 10% 1,498

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are ages…

Belief in Heaven 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,871. 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% 35% 26% 13% 5,871
Don't believe 24% 35% 24% 17% 1,568
Other/don't know 21% 31% 28% 20% 735

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in Heaven Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,871. 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% 16% 29% 30% 8% < 1% 5,871
Don't believe 14% 18% 27% 28% 11% 1% 1,568
Other/don't know 12% 14% 25% 34% 13% 1% 735

Gender composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in Heaven Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,955. 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% 49% 5,955
Don't believe 55% 45% 1,590
Other/don't know 51% 49% 766

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Belief in Heaven White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,899. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 70% 8% 4% 15% 3% 5,899
Don't believe 65% 6% 7% 17% 5% 1,560
Other/don't know 70% 7% 4% 13% 6% 749

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in Heaven Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,883. 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% 11% 76% 5,883
Don't believe 21% 13% 66% 1,573
Other/don't know 14% 12% 73% 748

Income distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 5,308. 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% 21% 27% 19% 5,308
Don't believe 27% 19% 28% 26% 1,430
Other/don't know 34% 19% 24% 23% 641

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who have completed…

Belief in Heaven High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,929. 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% 16% 8% 5,929
Don't believe 31% 26% 23% 20% 1,581
Other/don't know 36% 33% 18% 12% 760

Marital status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in Heaven Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,938. 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% 10% 12% 5% 28% 5,938
Don't believe 49% 11% 12% 4% 24% 1,585
Other/don't know 44% 10% 16% 5% 25% 757

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in Heaven Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,935. 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% 70% 5,935
Don't believe 28% 72% 1,586
Other/don't know 27% 73% 763

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 5,955. 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% 37% 4% 1% 1% 1% 5,955
Don't believe 29% 35% 16% 1% 15% 4% 1,590
Other/don't know 36% 41% 12% 1% 1% 8% 766

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 5,955. 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% 56% 29% < 1% 5,955
Don't believe 8% 52% 40% < 1% 1,590
Other/don't know 12% 48% 39% 1% 766

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who pray…

Belief in Heaven At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,955. 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% 30% 12% 17% 1% 5,955
Don't believe 25% 23% 12% 39% 1% 1,590
Other/don't know 32% 25% 12% 28% 3% 766

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 5,955. 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 7% 9% 9% 75% < 1% 5,955
Don't believe 5% 6% 9% 81% < 1% 1,590
Other/don't know 7% 6% 7% 79% 2% 766

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 5,955. 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% 9% 6% 59% 1% 5,955
Don't believe 37% 13% 8% 43% 1% 1,590
Other/don't know 33% 10% 6% 49% 2% 766

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 5,955. 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% 23% 16% 19% 1% 5,955
Don't believe 45% 18% 13% 23% 1% 1,590
Other/don't know 43% 18% 14% 23% 3% 766

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 5,955. 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% 17% 16% 30% 1% 5,955
Don't believe 49% 16% 14% 19% 1% 1,590
Other/don't know 47% 16% 15% 19% 2% 766

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 5,955. 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% 12% 63% 9% 2% 5,955
Don't believe 7% 21% 55% 16% 2% 1,590
Other/don't know 8% 18% 60% 9% 5% 766

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 5,955. 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% 71% 1% 1% 5,955
Don't believe 22% 76% 1% 1% 1,590
Other/don't know 22% 74% 2% 2% 766

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 5,955. 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% 12% 13% 60% 1% 5,955
Don't believe 9% 9% 13% 69% 1% 1,590
Other/don't know 12% 9% 12% 66% 1% 766

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 5,955. 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% 40% 2% 32% 8% 5,955
Don't believe 4% 12% 1% 76% 7% 1,590
Other/don't know 6% 17% 3% 48% 25% 766

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in hell

Belief in Heaven Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,955. 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 71% 24% 5% 5,955
Don't believe 7% 91% 1% 1,590
Other/don't know 11% 32% 56% 766

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Belief in Heaven Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,955. 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% 18% 43% 5,955
Don't believe 23% 19% 57% 1,590
Other/don't know 29% 26% 45% 766

Political ideology among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in Heaven Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,955. 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% 40% 23% 6% 5,955
Don't believe 18% 37% 41% 4% 1,590
Other/don't know 25% 41% 26% 8% 766

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who would rather have…

Belief in Heaven Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,955. 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% 5,955
Don't believe 46% 46% 4% 3% 1,590
Other/don't know 49% 36% 6% 9% 766

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 5,955. 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% 1% 5,955
Don't believe 33% 63% 3% 1% 1,590
Other/don't know 40% 49% 7% 4% 766

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 5,955. 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 62% 34% 3% 5,955
Don't believe 76% 21% 3% 1,590
Other/don't know 65% 25% 10% 766

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who say homosexuality…

Belief in Heaven Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,955. 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% 3% 3% 5,955
Don't believe 82% 13% 3% 2% 1,590
Other/don't know 74% 15% 6% 5% 766

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Heaven Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,955. 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 64% 28% 8% 5,955
Don't believe 76% 18% 6% 1,590
Other/don't know 66% 23% 12% 766

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 5,955. 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% 57% 2% 2% 5,955
Don't believe 25% 70% 2% 3% 1,590
Other/don't know 29% 60% 5% 5% 766

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in heaven

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 5,955. 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% 33% 4% 26% 3% 5,955
Don't believe 62% 16% 5% 15% 2% 1,590
Other/don't know 41% 21% 13% 18% 8% 766