Belief in Hell among 30-49 year olds

% of 30-49 year olds who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,178. 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 59% 34% 8% 9,178
2007 61% 29% 10% 11,823

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Belief in Hell among 30-49 year olds by religious group

% of 30-49 year olds who …in hell

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 66% 27% 7% 1,763
Evangelical Protestant 83% 10% 7% 2,168
Hindu 31% 58% 11% 109
Historically Black Protestant 84% 11% 5% 552
Jewish 24% 71% 6% 165
Mainline Protestant 64% 27% 9% 1,269
Mormon 65% 27% 8% 223
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 28% 63% 8% 2,371

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DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in Hell Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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 < 1% 18% 82% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5,140
Don't believe < 1% 20% 80% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3,360
Other/don't know < 1% 17% 83% < 1% < 1% < 1% 678

Gender composition among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in Hell Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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% 52% 5,140
Don't believe 52% 48% 3,360
Other/don't know 50% 50% 678

Racial and ethnic composition among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who identify as…

Belief in Hell White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,100. 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% 15% 3% 20% 4% 5,100
Don't believe 66% 7% 6% 17% 4% 3,315
Other/don't know 62% 10% 5% 17% 5% 654

Immigrant status among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in Hell Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,073. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 19% 7% 73% 5,073
Don't believe 21% 9% 70% 3,328
Other/don't know 22% 8% 71% 664

Income distribution among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who have a household income of…

Belief in Hell Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 4,722. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 34% 21% 28% 18% 4,722
Don't believe 22% 19% 30% 29% 3,173
Other/don't know 31% 18% 27% 23% 594

Educational distribution among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who have completed…

Belief in Hell High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,124. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 40% 33% 17% 9% 5,124
Don't believe 28% 28% 24% 20% 3,355
Other/don't know 36% 29% 19% 15% 676

Marital status among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in Hell Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,132. 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% 8% 15% 1% 19% 5,132
Don't believe 55% 11% 13% 1% 20% 3,352
Other/don't know 55% 10% 12% 2% 21% 674

Parent of children under 18 among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in Hell Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,122. 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% 39% 5,122
Don't believe 54% 46% 3,351
Other/don't know 54% 46% 673

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who say they…

Belief in Hell Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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 78% 18% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 5,140
Don't believe 35% 25% 10% < 1% 26% 4% 3,360
Other/don't know 56% 26% 8% 1% 3% 7% 678

Importance of religion in one's life among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who say religion is…

Belief in Hell Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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% 25% 6% 2% < 1% 5,140
Don't believe 25% 26% 20% 28% 1% 3,360
Other/don't know 47% 25% 15% 10% 3% 678

Attendance at religious services among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who attend religious services…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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% 37% 20% < 1% 5,140
Don't believe 16% 32% 52% < 1% 3,360
Other/don't know 30% 34% 35% 1% 678

Frequency of prayer among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who pray…

Belief in Hell At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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% 17% 6% 9% 1% 5,140
Don't believe 31% 14% 7% 47% < 1% 3,360
Other/don't know 51% 16% 7% 23% 3% 678

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who attend prayer group…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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% 13% 10% 46% < 1% 5,140
Don't believe 12% 6% 6% 77% < 1% 3,360
Other/don't know 21% 6% 8% 63% 1% 678

Frequency of meditation among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who meditate…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 40% 8% 3% 47% 2% 5,140
Don't believe 34% 11% 6% 49% 1% 3,360
Other/don't know 37% 8% 6% 45% 3% 678

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 64% 16% 9% 10% 1% 5,140
Don't believe 47% 16% 12% 24% 1% 3,360
Other/don't know 52% 14% 13% 18% 2% 678

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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% 16% 13% 28% 1% 5,140
Don't believe 45% 17% 15% 22% 1% 3,360
Other/don't know 43% 16% 15% 24% 1% 678

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in Hell Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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% 7% 41% 7% 2% 5,140
Don't believe 12% 17% 53% 16% 1% 3,360
Other/don't know 28% 12% 45% 7% 8% 678

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who say…

Belief in Hell There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 40% 58% 1% 1% 5,140
Don't believe 24% 75% 1% 1% 3,360
Other/don't know 31% 63% 3% 2% 678

Frequency of reading scripture among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who read scripture…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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% 12% 10% 32% < 1% 5,140
Don't believe 16% 8% 8% 68% 1% 3,360
Other/don't know 31% 10% 9% 48% 2% 678

Interpreting scripture among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in Hell Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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% 33% 3% 15% 6% 5,140
Don't believe 11% 16% 1% 67% 6% 3,360
Other/don't know 24% 20% 4% 35% 19% 678

Belief in Heaven among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who …in heaven

Belief in Hell Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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 95% 2% 3% 5,140
Don't believe 36% 59% 4% 3,360
Other/don't know 44% 3% 52% 678

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who identify as…

Belief in Hell Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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% 19% 38% 5,140
Don't believe 26% 20% 54% 3,360
Other/don't know 32% 30% 38% 678

Political ideology among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who are…

Belief in Hell Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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% 32% 18% 6% 5,140
Don't believe 18% 37% 39% 5% 3,360
Other/don't know 35% 35% 18% 12% 678

Views about size of government among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who would rather have…

Belief in Hell Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 53% 42% 3% 3% 5,140
Don't believe 47% 46% 3% 3% 3,360
Other/don't know 51% 35% 8% 7% 678

Views about government aid to the poor among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in Hell Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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% 44% 4% 1% 5,140
Don't believe 36% 59% 4% 1% 3,360
Other/don't know 42% 44% 8% 5% 678

Views about abortion among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who say abortion should be…

Belief in Hell Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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% 53% 4% 5,140
Don't believe 73% 23% 3% 3,360
Other/don't know 50% 41% 9% 678

Views about homosexuality among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who say homosexuality…

Belief in Hell Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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% 39% 5% 4% 5,140
Don't believe 82% 13% 3% 2% 3,360
Other/don't know 61% 23% 8% 8% 678

Views about same-sex marriage among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Hell Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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% 49% 8% 5,140
Don't believe 78% 17% 5% 3,360
Other/don't know 55% 31% 14% 678

Views about environmental regulation among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who say…

Belief in Hell Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. 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% 53% 2% 2% 5,140
Don't believe 25% 71% 2% 2% 3,360
Other/don't know 34% 56% 6% 4% 678

Views about human evolution among 30-49 year olds by belief in hell

% of 30-49 year olds who say humans…

Belief in Hell Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 20% 30% 3% 43% 4% 5,140
Don't believe 60% 17% 3% 18% 2% 3,360
Other/don't know 32% 20% 11% 30% 7% 678