Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is very important

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

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 18,725. 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 88% 7% 6% 18,725
2007 86% 7% 7% 20,547

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 91% 5% 4% 4,220
Evangelical Protestant 89% 5% 7% 6,904
Historically Black Protestant 95% 3% 3% 1,641
Jehovah's Witness 50% 37% 12% 224
Jewish 61% 29% 10% 279
Mainline Protestant 88% 6% 7% 3,317
Mormon 98% 1% 1% 559
Muslim 95% 2% 2% 154
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 77% 16% 7% 826

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Belief in Heaven 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 15,868. 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% 33% 29% 22% 15,868
Don't believe 17% 32% 33% 19% 1,274
Other/don't know 9% 35% 32% 24% 1,130

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

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

Belief in Heaven Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 15,868. 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% 12% 27% 34% 15% 2% 15,868
Don't believe 9% 13% 27% 37% 12% 2% 1,274
Other/don't know 5% 9% 30% 38% 16% 2% 1,130

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

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

Belief in Heaven Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 42% 58% 16,237
Don't believe 46% 54% 1,305
Other/don't know 44% 56% 1,183

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

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

Belief in Heaven White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 16,019. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 61% 17% 2% 16% 4% 16,019
Don't believe 60% 11% 3% 23% 4% 1,280
Other/don't know 66% 10% 2% 17% 5% 1,143

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

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

Belief in Heaven Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 16,011. 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% 8% 76% 16,011
Don't believe 24% 8% 68% 1,290
Other/don't know 16% 7% 77% 1,164

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 13,902. 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% 21% 25% 15% 13,902
Don't believe 34% 21% 25% 20% 1,120
Other/don't know 35% 20% 26% 19% 918

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

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

Belief in Heaven High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 16,148. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 45% 32% 14% 8% 16,148
Don't believe 38% 28% 18% 16% 1,292
Other/don't know 40% 28% 19% 13% 1,171

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

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

Belief in Heaven Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 16,162. 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% 5% 14% 9% 20% 16,162
Don't believe 54% 7% 15% 5% 19% 1,298
Other/don't know 61% 3% 14% 7% 16% 1,171

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

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

Belief in Heaven Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 16,174. 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% 16,174
Don't believe 30% 70% 1,302
Other/don't know 31% 69% 1,172

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,237. 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 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 16,237
Don't believe 69% 20% 4% 1% 5% 2% 1,305
Other/don't know 83% 11% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 1,183

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,237. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 60% 29% 11% 1% 16,237
Don't believe 53% 28% 18% 1% 1,305
Other/don't know 61% 23% 14% 1% 1,183

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

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

Belief in Heaven At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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% 13% 2% 2% 1% 16,237
Don't believe 71% 13% 4% 11% 1% 1,305
Other/don't know 83% 9% 2% 3% 3% 1,183

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,237. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 42% 13% 10% 34% 1% 16,237
Don't believe 41% 11% 10% 37% 1% 1,305
Other/don't know 46% 10% 9% 33% 2% 1,183

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,237. 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% 8% 3% 34% 2% 16,237
Don't believe 57% 8% 4% 28% 4% 1,305
Other/don't know 55% 6% 2% 30% 6% 1,183

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,237. 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% 12% 6% 5% 1% 16,237
Don't believe 73% 12% 6% 9% 1% 1,305
Other/don't know 78% 8% 6% 5% 3% 1,183

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,237. 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% 16% 11% 23% 2% 16,237
Don't believe 60% 10% 10% 18% 2% 1,305
Other/don't know 57% 11% 8% 18% 5% 1,183

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,237. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 56% 6% 32% 4% 3% 16,237
Don't believe 43% 11% 33% 9% 3% 1,305
Other/don't know 54% 9% 27% 3% 7% 1,183

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,237. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 42% 55% 2% 1% 16,237
Don't believe 40% 56% 2% 2% 1,305
Other/don't know 48% 47% 3% 2% 1,183

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,237. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 59% 13% 8% 20% 1% 16,237
Don't believe 51% 13% 8% 27% 1% 1,305
Other/don't know 62% 10% 6% 19% 2% 1,183

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,237. 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% 32% 4% 8% 5% 16,237
Don't believe 32% 25% 3% 32% 8% 1,305
Other/don't know 38% 23% 8% 14% 17% 1,183

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

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

Belief in Heaven Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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 81% 14% 6% 16,237
Don't believe 23% 73% 4% 1,305
Other/don't know 36% 18% 46% 1,183

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Belief in Heaven Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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% 17% 39% 16,237
Don't believe 32% 25% 43% 1,305
Other/don't know 44% 24% 32% 1,183

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

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

Belief in Heaven Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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% 30% 16% 6% 16,237
Don't believe 36% 28% 28% 8% 1,305
Other/don't know 51% 23% 14% 12% 1,183

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

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

Belief in Heaven Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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% 41% 3% 4% 16,237
Don't believe 48% 46% 3% 3% 1,305
Other/don't know 55% 30% 6% 9% 1,183

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,237. 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% 46% 4% 2% 16,237
Don't believe 41% 55% 3% 1% 1,305
Other/don't know 48% 40% 8% 5% 1,183

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,237. 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% 59% 5% 16,237
Don't believe 47% 49% 5% 1,305
Other/don't know 32% 61% 7% 1,183

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

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

Belief in Heaven Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 45% 46% 5% 4% 16,237
Don't believe 58% 36% 3% 4% 1,305
Other/don't know 41% 46% 7% 7% 1,183

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

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

Belief in Heaven Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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% 57% 8% 16,237
Don't believe 50% 43% 7% 1,305
Other/don't know 30% 56% 14% 1,183

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,237. 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% 50% 3% 4% 16,237
Don't believe 33% 62% 3% 2% 1,305
Other/don't know 46% 42% 5% 8% 1,183

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 16,237. 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% 30% 3% 49% 5% 16,237
Don't believe 29% 22% 4% 41% 3% 1,305
Other/don't know 13% 18% 8% 50% 11% 1,183