Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,811. 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 91% 5% 4% 9,811
2007 90% 5% 6% 11,149

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Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 94% 3% 3% 1,545
Evangelical Protestant 90% 4% 6% 4,757
Historically Black Protestant 95% 3% 2% 1,094
Jehovah's Witness 48% 42% 10% 107
Mainline Protestant 93% 4% 3% 1,266
Mormon 98% < 1% 2% 210
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 87% 9% 4% 546

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are ages…

Belief in Heaven 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,701. 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% 34% 30% 22% 8,701
Don't believe 17% 34% 34% 14% 428
Other/don't know 9% 38% 33% 21% 467

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Belief in Heaven Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 8,701. 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% 11% 29% 35% 15% 2% 8,701
Don't believe 10% 14% 28% 36% 9% 2% 428
Other/don't know 5% 11% 31% 39% 13% 1% 467

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Belief in Heaven Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,889. 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 43% 57% 8,889
Don't believe 42% 58% 438
Other/don't know 43% 57% 484

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who identify as…

Belief in Heaven White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 8,782. 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% 20% 2% 18% 3% 8,782
Don't believe 52% 16% 2% 28% 2% 432
Other/don't know 64% 12% 2% 18% 3% 475

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Belief in Heaven Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 8,734. 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% 7% 76% 8,734
Don't believe 27% 8% 66% 435
Other/don't know 18% 6% 76% 476

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 7,565. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 47% 22% 21% 10% 7,565
Don't believe 43% 23% 21% 13% 369
Other/don't know 40% 22% 24% 15% 391

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who have completed…

Belief in Heaven High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,827. 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% 29% 10% 5% 8,827
Don't believe 51% 30% 12% 6% 432
Other/don't know 46% 29% 19% 7% 482

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Belief in Heaven Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,851. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 50% 5% 15% 9% 20% 8,851
Don't believe 52% 7% 14% 7% 20% 435
Other/don't know 63% 4% 14% 5% 14% 482

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Belief in Heaven Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,859. 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% 8,859
Don't believe 28% 72% 437
Other/don't know 37% 63% 480

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 8,889. 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 88% 10% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 8,889
Don't believe 83% 13% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 438
Other/don't know 89% 7% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 484

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who say religion is…

Belief in Heaven Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,889. 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 85% 12% 2% 1% < 1% 8,889
Don't believe 79% 12% 5% 4% < 1% 438
Other/don't know 85% 9% 2% 2% 3% 484

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 8,889. 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% 28% 12% < 1% 8,889
Don't believe 60% 23% 17% 1% 438
Other/don't know 68% 19% 11% 2% 484

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who pray…

Belief in Heaven At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,889. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 80% 12% 3% 4% 1% 8,889
Don't believe 75% 14% 3% 8% 1% 438
Other/don't know 85% 7% 1% 5% 2% 484

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 8,889. 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% 14% 9% 31% 1% 8,889
Don't believe 52% 9% 9% 28% 1% 438
Other/don't know 58% 11% 8% 22% 1% 484

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 8,889. 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% 7% 3% 35% 2% 8,889
Don't believe 54% 7% 3% 32% 3% 438
Other/don't know 56% 4% 2% 32% 6% 484

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 8,889. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 75% 11% 6% 7% 1% 8,889
Don't believe 74% 10% 4% 10% 2% 438
Other/don't know 82% 7% 5% 4% 2% 484

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 8,889. 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% 14% 11% 27% 2% 8,889
Don't believe 47% 12% 13% 24% 4% 438
Other/don't know 57% 11% 8% 20% 5% 484

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 8,889. 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% 4% 30% 4% 2% 8,889
Don't believe 63% 4% 24% 7% 2% 438
Other/don't know 69% 5% 18% 4% 4% 484

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 8,889. 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% 54% 1% 2% 8,889
Don't believe 56% 41% 1% 2% 438
Other/don't know 61% 36% 2% 1% 484

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 8,889. 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% 11% 6% 20% 1% 8,889
Don't believe 67% 10% 5% 17% 1% 438
Other/don't know 75% 8% 3% 11% 2% 484

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …in hell

Belief in Heaven Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,889. 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 86% 10% 4% 8,889
Don't believe 41% 54% 5% 438
Other/don't know 45% 11% 44% 484

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who identify as…

Belief in Heaven Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,889. 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 43% 18% 39% 8,889
Don't believe 45% 24% 31% 438
Other/don't know 54% 24% 22% 484

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Belief in Heaven Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,889. 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% 26% 15% 7% 8,889
Don't believe 50% 26% 14% 10% 438
Other/don't know 67% 12% 8% 13% 484

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who would rather have…

Belief in Heaven Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,889. 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% 2% 3% 8,889
Don't believe 50% 46% 1% 2% 438
Other/don't know 63% 28% 2% 6% 484

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 8,889. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 49% 45% 3% 2% 8,889
Don't believe 51% 45% 2% 2% 438
Other/don't know 55% 34% 8% 3% 484

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 8,889. 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% 63% 4% 8,889
Don't believe 24% 73% 3% 438
Other/don't know 20% 74% 6% 484

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who say homosexuality…

Belief in Heaven Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,889. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 37% 55% 4% 4% 8,889
Don't believe 37% 57% 3% 3% 438
Other/don't know 25% 61% 7% 7% 484

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Heaven Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,889. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 27% 65% 8% 8,889
Don't believe 28% 66% 5% 438
Other/don't know 14% 72% 14% 484

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 8,889. 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% 2% 4% 8,889
Don't believe 50% 45% 2% 4% 438
Other/don't know 56% 31% 4% 9% 484

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 8,889. 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 12% 23% 2% 58% 5% 8,889
Don't believe 12% 16% 1% 66% 5% 438
Other/don't know 10% 11% 4% 66% 9% 484