Belief in Hell among 50-64 year olds

% of 50-64 year olds who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,296. 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 60% 32% 9% 10,296
2007 58% 31% 11% 10,484

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Belief in Hell among 50-64 year olds by religious group

% of 50-64 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 61% 29% 10% 2,277
Evangelical Protestant 82% 11% 7% 2,758
Historically Black Protestant 80% 12% 8% 622
Jewish 19% 75% 6% 236
Mainline Protestant 60% 30% 10% 1,819
Mormon 60% 33% 8% 168
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 27% 64% 9% 1,838

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DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in Hell Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,788. 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% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 5,788
Don't believe < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 3,597
Other/don't know < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 911

Gender composition among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in Hell Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,788. 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% 5,788
Don't believe 49% 51% 3,597
Other/don't know 46% 54% 911

Racial and ethnic composition among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 year olds who identify as…

Belief in Hell White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,712. 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 69% 14% 2% 11% 4% 5,712
Don't believe 78% 6% 2% 11% 3% 3,534
Other/don't know 69% 12% 3% 11% 4% 889

Immigrant status among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in Hell Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,722. 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 11% 5% 84% 5,722
Don't believe 13% 9% 78% 3,578
Other/don't know 14% 6% 80% 902

Income distribution among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 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 = 5,157. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 35% 19% 28% 18% 5,157
Don't believe 25% 17% 29% 29% 3,270
Other/don't know 31% 17% 25% 26% 768

Educational distribution among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 year olds who have completed…

Belief in Hell High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,773. 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% 31% 14% 8% 5,773
Don't believe 32% 28% 22% 18% 3,585
Other/don't know 40% 29% 18% 13% 903

Marital status among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in Hell Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,772. 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% 4% 20% 6% 10% 5,772
Don't believe 60% 7% 20% 4% 10% 3,579
Other/don't know 58% 5% 19% 5% 13% 903

Parent of children under 18 among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in Hell Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,774. 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% 85% 5,774
Don't believe 14% 86% 3,596
Other/don't know 16% 84% 906

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 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 = 5,788. 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 83% 15% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 5,788
Don't believe 45% 25% 9% 1% 17% 3% 3,597
Other/don't know 64% 21% 5% 2% 2% 6% 911

Importance of religion in one's life among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 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 = 5,788. 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% 4% 2% < 1% 5,788
Don't believe 35% 27% 17% 21% 1% 3,597
Other/don't know 56% 28% 9% 5% 2% 911

Attendance at religious services among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 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 = 5,788. 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% 19% < 1% 5,788
Don't believe 21% 33% 45% < 1% 3,597
Other/don't know 32% 36% 30% 2% 911

Frequency of prayer among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 year olds who pray…

Belief in Hell At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,788. 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% 16% 5% 7% < 1% 5,788
Don't believe 41% 15% 6% 36% 1% 3,597
Other/don't know 58% 17% 5% 17% 4% 911

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 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 = 5,788. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 35% 10% 9% 46% < 1% 5,788
Don't believe 14% 5% 6% 75% < 1% 3,597
Other/don't know 22% 6% 6% 64% 2% 911

Frequency of meditation among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 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 = 5,788. 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% 7% 4% 41% 1% 5,788
Don't believe 40% 9% 4% 45% 1% 3,597
Other/don't know 41% 6% 4% 44% 4% 911

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 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 = 5,788. 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% 12% 8% 11% 1% 5,788
Don't believe 53% 15% 10% 21% 1% 3,597
Other/don't know 59% 13% 10% 15% 3% 911

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 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 = 5,788. 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% 15% 12% 25% 1% 5,788
Don't believe 51% 14% 13% 21% 1% 3,597
Other/don't know 47% 15% 11% 22% 5% 911

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 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 = 5,788. 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% 5% 39% 4% 2% 5,788
Don't believe 18% 16% 51% 13% 2% 3,597
Other/don't know 31% 9% 49% 5% 5% 911

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 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 = 5,788. 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% 53% 2% 1% 5,788
Don't believe 26% 72% 1% 1% 3,597
Other/don't know 34% 60% 3% 3% 911

Frequency of reading scripture among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 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 = 5,788. 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% 10% 8% 32% < 1% 5,788
Don't believe 20% 8% 8% 63% 1% 3,597
Other/don't know 34% 9% 8% 47% 2% 911

Interpreting scripture among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 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 = 5,788. 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% 29% 3% 13% 6% 5,788
Don't believe 13% 20% 2% 58% 7% 3,597
Other/don't know 25% 21% 7% 29% 19% 911

Belief in Heaven among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 year olds who …in heaven

Belief in Hell Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,788. 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% 3% 3% 5,788
Don't believe 42% 51% 6% 3,597
Other/don't know 51% 4% 44% 911

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 year olds who identify as…

Belief in Hell Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,788. 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% 14% 40% 5,788
Don't believe 28% 18% 54% 3,597
Other/don't know 38% 20% 43% 911

Political ideology among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Belief in Hell Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,788. 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% 30% 16% 5% 5,788
Don't believe 24% 35% 34% 6% 3,597
Other/don't know 35% 35% 21% 9% 911

Views about size of government among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 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 = 5,788. 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% 36% 3% 3% 5,788
Don't believe 49% 44% 4% 4% 3,597
Other/don't know 51% 35% 7% 7% 911

Views about government aid to the poor among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 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 = 5,788. 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% 3% 2% 5,788
Don't believe 35% 60% 3% 2% 3,597
Other/don't know 42% 46% 7% 5% 911

Views about abortion among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 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 = 5,788. 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% 5,788
Don't believe 73% 23% 4% 3,597
Other/don't know 51% 38% 11% 911

Views about homosexuality among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 year olds who say homosexuality…

Belief in Hell Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,788. 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% 46% 4% 3% 5,788
Don't believe 77% 17% 4% 3% 3,597
Other/don't know 58% 26% 7% 9% 911

Views about same-sex marriage among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 year olds who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Hell Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,788. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 35% 57% 8% 5,788
Don't believe 70% 23% 6% 3,597
Other/don't know 46% 38% 17% 911

Views about environmental regulation among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 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 = 5,788. 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% 48% 2% 2% 5,788
Don't believe 31% 64% 2% 2% 3,597
Other/don't know 37% 52% 5% 6% 911

Views about human evolution among 50-64 year olds by belief in hell

% of 50-64 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 = 5,788. 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% 30% 3% 48% 4% 5,788
Don't believe 50% 22% 5% 21% 3% 3,597
Other/don't know 26% 23% 8% 32% 10% 911