Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 20,955. 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 64% 28% 8% 20,955
2007 65% 25% 10% 19,253

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Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …in hell

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. 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 25% 71% 4% 166
Catholic 66% 26% 8% 4,173
Evangelical Protestant 83% 9% 7% 6,541
Historically Black Protestant 83% 11% 6% 1,423
Jehovah's Witness 6% 91% 3% 203
Jewish 29% 62% 9% 320
Mainline Protestant 63% 27% 10% 3,532
Mormon 63% 30% 8% 545
Muslim 77% 18% 6% 152
Orthodox Christian 63% 24% 13% 103
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 31% 61% 8% 3,048

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are ages…

Belief in Hell 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 12,642. 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 18% 34% 28% 20% 12,642
Don't believe 22% 33% 27% 18% 6,126
Other/don't know 14% 30% 30% 26% 1,722

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Belief in Hell Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 12,642. 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% 13% 28% 34% 13% 1% 12,642
Don't believe 13% 15% 27% 32% 12% 1% 6,126
Other/don't know 8% 10% 26% 35% 18% 3% 1,722

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Belief in Hell Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 12,896. 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% 56% 12,896
Don't believe 45% 55% 6,252
Other/don't know 41% 59% 1,807

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who identify as…

Belief in Hell White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 12,735. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 62% 16% 2% 15% 4% 12,735
Don't believe 66% 9% 4% 17% 4% 6,144
Other/don't know 66% 10% 3% 16% 5% 1,744

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Belief in Hell Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 12,730. 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% 8% 78% 12,730
Don't believe 17% 12% 71% 6,190
Other/don't know 16% 9% 75% 1,779

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 11,137. 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% 22% 26% 15% 11,137
Don't believe 29% 19% 28% 24% 5,539
Other/don't know 37% 18% 26% 19% 1,400

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who have completed…

Belief in Hell High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 12,822. 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% 34% 14% 8% 12,822
Don't believe 33% 30% 21% 16% 6,218
Other/don't know 40% 30% 17% 13% 1,787

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Belief in Hell Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 12,842. 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% 6% 14% 8% 21% 12,842
Don't believe 49% 9% 13% 6% 23% 6,224
Other/don't know 51% 6% 14% 10% 19% 1,777

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Belief in Hell Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 12,841. 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% 12,841
Don't believe 28% 72% 6,242
Other/don't know 26% 74% 1,786

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 12,896. 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 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 12,896
Don't believe 52% 22% 7% 1% 16% 3% 6,252
Other/don't know 73% 16% 3% 2% 2% 4% 1,807

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 12,896. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 81% 15% 2% 1% < 1% 12,896
Don't believe 43% 23% 14% 19% 1% 6,252
Other/don't know 65% 19% 7% 6% 2% 1,807

Attendance at religious services among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 12,896. 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% 29% 13% 1% 12,896
Don't believe 28% 32% 40% < 1% 6,252
Other/don't know 45% 30% 24% 1% 1,807

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who pray…

Belief in Hell At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,896. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 80% 13% 3% 4% < 1% 12,896
Don't believe 51% 14% 5% 30% 1% 6,252
Other/don't know 70% 12% 3% 12% 3% 1,807

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 12,896. 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% 13% 9% 34% 1% 12,896
Don't believe 19% 7% 6% 67% < 1% 6,252
Other/don't know 32% 8% 9% 49% 2% 1,807

Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 12,896. 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 55% 7% 3% 34% 2% 12,896
Don't believe 52% 9% 4% 34% 1% 6,252
Other/don't know 55% 7% 4% 30% 4% 1,807

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 12,896. 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% 15% 9% 22% 2% 12,896
Don't believe 63% 13% 9% 15% 1% 6,252
Other/don't know 59% 12% 8% 17% 4% 1,807

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 12,896. 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 55% 6% 33% 4% 2% 12,896
Don't believe 22% 17% 47% 12% 3% 6,252
Other/don't know 39% 10% 38% 6% 8% 1,807

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 12,896. 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% 53% 2% 1% 12,896
Don't believe 26% 71% 1% 1% 6,252
Other/don't know 35% 60% 3% 3% 1,807

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 12,896. 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% 11% 7% 21% 1% 12,896
Don't believe 29% 9% 8% 54% 1% 6,252
Other/don't know 47% 10% 7% 35% 2% 1,807

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 12,896. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 51% 30% 4% 10% 5% 12,896
Don't believe 15% 21% 2% 55% 8% 6,252
Other/don't know 31% 23% 6% 23% 16% 1,807

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …in heaven

Belief in Hell Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,896. 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% 12,896
Don't believe 46% 48% 6% 6,252
Other/don't know 53% 4% 44% 1,807

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who identify as…

Belief in Hell Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 12,896. 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% 16% 38% 12,896
Don't believe 26% 21% 52% 6,252
Other/don't know 37% 25% 39% 1,807

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Belief in Hell Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,896. 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% 30% 16% 5% 12,896
Don't believe 24% 34% 35% 7% 6,252
Other/don't know 39% 33% 18% 9% 1,807

Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who would rather have…

Belief in Hell Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,896. 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 55% 39% 3% 3% 12,896
Don't believe 47% 45% 4% 4% 6,252
Other/don't know 51% 35% 7% 7% 1,807

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 12,896. 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% 2% 12,896
Don't believe 36% 58% 4% 2% 6,252
Other/don't know 42% 45% 8% 5% 1,807

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 12,896. 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% 59% 4% 12,896
Don't believe 67% 29% 4% 6,252
Other/don't know 45% 44% 10% 1,807

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Belief in Hell Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,896. 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% 47% 5% 4% 12,896
Don't believe 77% 18% 3% 2% 6,252
Other/don't know 53% 30% 8% 8% 1,807

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Hell Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,896. 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% 58% 7% 12,896
Don't believe 71% 22% 6% 6,252
Other/don't know 45% 39% 16% 1,807

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 12,896. 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% 50% 2% 3% 12,896
Don't believe 28% 66% 3% 3% 6,252
Other/don't know 37% 49% 6% 8% 1,807

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by belief in hell

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 12,896. 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% 29% 3% 50% 4% 12,896
Don't believe 47% 22% 5% 23% 3% 6,252
Other/don't know 23% 22% 8% 35% 12% 1,807