Belief in Heaven among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 15,190. 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 69% 24% 7% 15,190
2007 73% 18% 9% 18,234

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Belief in Heaven among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 111. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 46% 46% 8% 111
Catholic 83% 11% 6% 3,428
Evangelical Protestant 90% 5% 5% 2,407
Historically Black Protestant 94% 4% 3% 751
Jewish 38% 52% 10% 414
Mainline Protestant 78% 13% 9% 2,990
Mormon 91% 3% 6% 162
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 40% 51% 10% 4,142

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are ages…

Belief in Heaven 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,884. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 22% 34% 27% 17% 9,884
Don't believe 27% 35% 22% 16% 3,858
Other/don't know 19% 33% 27% 21% 1,172

Generational cohort among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in Heaven Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 9,884. 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% 14% 28% 32% 11% 1% 9,884
Don't believe 17% 19% 26% 27% 10% 1% 3,858
Other/don't know 11% 13% 27% 34% 13% 2% 1,172

Gender composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in Heaven Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 10,049. 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% 53% 10,049
Don't believe 58% 42% 3,910
Other/don't know 54% 46% 1,231

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Belief in Heaven White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,929. 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 67% 14% 3% 13% 4% 9,929
Don't believe 74% 5% 6% 12% 3% 3,859
Other/don't know 72% 7% 3% 12% 6% 1,195

Immigrant status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in Heaven Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,914. 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% 10% 78% 9,914
Don't believe 14% 12% 74% 3,866
Other/don't know 12% 11% 77% 1,208

Income distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 8,778. 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 38% 21% 26% 16% 8,778
Don't believe 25% 20% 29% 26% 3,520
Other/don't know 35% 20% 22% 22% 1,005

Educational distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

Belief in Heaven High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,998. 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% 33% 13% 7% 9,998
Don't believe 33% 31% 22% 14% 3,894
Other/don't know 42% 32% 16% 11% 1,219

Marital status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in Heaven Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,017. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 46% 8% 13% 7% 25% 10,017
Don't believe 43% 11% 12% 4% 29% 3,900
Other/don't know 46% 10% 13% 7% 24% 1,212

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in Heaven Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,022. 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% 10,022
Don't believe 25% 75% 3,898
Other/don't know 24% 76% 1,226

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,049. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 68% 25% 4% 1% 1% 1% 10,049
Don't believe 19% 22% 13% 1% 40% 5% 3,910
Other/don't know 38% 30% 12% 2% 5% 13% 1,231

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,049. 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% 38% 10% 4% < 1% 10,049
Don't believe 11% 21% 27% 41% 1% 3,910
Other/don't know 25% 35% 23% 14% 3% 1,231

Attendance at religious services among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,049. 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% 44% 28% < 1% 10,049
Don't believe 6% 26% 67% < 1% 3,910
Other/don't know 14% 33% 51% 2% 1,231

Frequency of prayer among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Belief in Heaven At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,049. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 54% 22% 8% 15% 1% 10,049
Don't believe 16% 9% 6% 68% 1% 3,910
Other/don't know 34% 16% 9% 37% 4% 1,231

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,049. 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 16% 9% 9% 64% < 1% 10,049
Don't believe 4% 3% 3% 90% < 1% 3,910
Other/don't know 8% 5% 5% 80% 2% 1,231

Frequency of meditation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,049. 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% 8% 4% 52% 1% 10,049
Don't believe 28% 9% 6% 57% 1% 3,910
Other/don't know 31% 9% 5% 53% 3% 1,231

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,049. 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% 18% 12% 16% 1% 10,049
Don't believe 37% 15% 11% 36% 1% 3,910
Other/don't know 43% 15% 13% 25% 3% 1,231

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,049. 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 38% 17% 14% 30% 1% 10,049
Don't believe 44% 16% 15% 24% 1% 3,910
Other/don't know 46% 15% 12% 25% 2% 1,231

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,049. 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% 70% 1% 1% 10,049
Don't believe 19% 79% 1% 1% 3,910
Other/don't know 23% 74% 2% 1% 1,231

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,049. 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% 12% 11% 50% 1% 10,049
Don't believe 7% 4% 6% 82% < 1% 3,910
Other/don't know 13% 8% 7% 70% 2% 1,231

Interpreting scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,049. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 28% 35% 2% 27% 8% 10,049
Don't believe 3% 7% 1% 84% 5% 3,910
Other/don't know 7% 15% 2% 52% 24% 1,231

Belief in Hell among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Belief in Heaven Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,049. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 72% 22% 6% 10,049
Don't believe 5% 94% 1% 3,910
Other/don't know 14% 28% 57% 1,231

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Belief in Heaven Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,049. 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% 18% 44% 10,049
Don't believe 26% 18% 56% 3,910
Other/don't know 29% 27% 44% 1,231

Political ideology among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in Heaven Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,049. 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% 38% 21% 7% 10,049
Don't believe 18% 36% 41% 6% 3,910
Other/don't know 27% 38% 23% 12% 1,231

Views about size of government among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who would rather have…

Belief in Heaven Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,049. 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% 43% 2% 3% 10,049
Don't believe 51% 42% 4% 3% 3,910
Other/don't know 51% 33% 6% 10% 1,231

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,049. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 48% 47% 3% 2% 10,049
Don't believe 37% 58% 3% 2% 3,910
Other/don't know 42% 46% 7% 5% 1,231

Views about abortion among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,049. 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 58% 38% 4% 10,049
Don't believe 80% 17% 3% 3,910
Other/don't know 65% 25% 10% 1,231

Views about homosexuality among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say homosexuality…

Belief in Heaven Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,049. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 68% 25% 4% 3% 10,049
Don't believe 85% 11% 2% 2% 3,910
Other/don't know 71% 18% 6% 6% 1,231

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Heaven Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,049. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 57% 35% 8% 10,049
Don't believe 81% 14% 5% 3,910
Other/don't know 63% 23% 14% 1,231

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,049. 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% 54% 2% 3% 10,049
Don't believe 27% 70% 2% 2% 3,910
Other/don't know 34% 56% 4% 6% 1,231

Views about human evolution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in heaven

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 10,049. 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% 32% 4% 32% 4% 10,049
Don't believe 72% 10% 4% 12% 2% 3,910
Other/don't know 43% 16% 12% 18% 10% 1,231