Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,262. 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 39% 52% 9% 5,262
2007 45% 43% 12% 5,886

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Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 52% 40% 8% 963
Evangelical Protestant 73% 20% 6% 511
Historically Black Protestant 77% 15% 7% 136
Jewish 18% 73% 9% 235
Mainline Protestant 50% 37% 12% 778
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 23% 69% 8% 2,348

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are ages…

Belief in Hell 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,813. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 26% 33% 27% 14% 1,813
Don't believe 28% 34% 21% 18% 2,919
Other/don't know 20% 35% 26% 19% 442

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Belief in Hell Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,813. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 16% 17% 27% 31% 9% 1% 1,813
Don't believe 18% 17% 27% 26% 11% 2% 2,919
Other/don't know 12% 16% 27% 33% 11% 1% 442

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Belief in Hell Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,841. 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 60% 40% 1,841
Don't believe 65% 35% 2,966
Other/don't know 58% 42% 455

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who identify as…

Belief in Hell White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,829. 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 65% 12% 4% 15% 4% 1,829
Don't believe 77% 4% 6% 11% 2% 2,926
Other/don't know 72% 7% 4% 11% 6% 444

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Belief in Hell Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,800. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 12% 10% 78% 1,800
Don't believe 13% 14% 73% 2,931
Other/don't know 14% 11% 76% 444

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,591. 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% 21% 21% 13% 1,591
Don't believe 29% 20% 28% 23% 2,649
Other/don't know 41% 18% 23% 19% 371

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who have completed…

Belief in Hell High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,831. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 59% 27% 9% 5% 1,831
Don't believe 38% 31% 18% 13% 2,952
Other/don't know 45% 32% 14% 8% 451

Marital status among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Belief in Hell Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,831. 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 39% 9% 15% 6% 30% 1,831
Don't believe 41% 9% 12% 5% 32% 2,948
Other/don't know 43% 9% 12% 6% 29% 449

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Belief in Hell Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,835. 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% 1,835
Don't believe 22% 78% 2,952
Other/don't know 25% 75% 453

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,841. 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 50% 34% 10% 1% 4% 2% 1,841
Don't believe 15% 21% 14% < 1% 45% 5% 2,966
Other/don't know 32% 25% 16% 2% 9% 17% 455

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,841. 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 32% 42% 18% 7% < 1% 1,841
Don't believe 8% 22% 27% 43% 1% 2,966
Other/don't know 22% 35% 23% 18% 1% 455

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,841. 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 17% 37% 46% < 1% 1,841
Don't believe 5% 25% 70% < 1% 2,966
Other/don't know 11% 27% 61% 1% 455

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who pray…

Belief in Hell At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,841. 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 33% 19% 12% 36% 1% 1,841
Don't believe 9% 8% 6% 76% 1% 2,966
Other/don't know 22% 15% 10% 51% 3% 455

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,841. 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 9% 5% 5% 81% < 1% 1,841
Don't believe 3% 1% 3% 93% < 1% 2,966
Other/don't know 4% 2% 2% 92% < 1% 455

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,841. 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 17% 5% 3% 74% 2% 1,841
Don't believe 13% 6% 4% 76% 1% 2,966
Other/don't know 18% 5% 5% 70% 3% 455

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,841. 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 22% 10% 12% 54% 1% 1,841
Don't believe 30% 14% 16% 40% 1% 2,966
Other/don't know 29% 13% 15% 41% 1% 455

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,841. 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 18% 10% 60% 10% 2% 1,841
Don't believe 5% 15% 60% 19% 1% 2,966
Other/don't know 9% 13% 63% 11% 4% 455

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,841. 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 26% 72% 1% 1% 1,841
Don't believe 20% 78% 1% 1% 2,966
Other/don't know 25% 70% 3% 2% 455

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,841. 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 12% 8% 7% 73% < 1% 1,841
Don't believe 4% 3% 5% 88% < 1% 2,966
Other/don't know 8% 5% 8% 79% < 1% 455

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,841. 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 27% 31% 2% 33% 7% 1,841
Don't believe 5% 11% < 1% 79% 6% 2,966
Other/don't know 10% 15% 3% 51% 22% 455

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …in heaven

Belief in Hell Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,841. 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 94% 4% 2% 1,841
Don't believe 22% 73% 4% 2,966
Other/don't know 32% 4% 64% 455

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who identify as…

Belief in Hell Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,841. 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 36% 22% 42% 1,841
Don't believe 28% 19% 53% 2,966
Other/don't know 33% 25% 42% 455

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Belief in Hell Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,841. 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 31% 36% 23% 9% 1,841
Don't believe 19% 35% 40% 7% 2,966
Other/don't know 32% 30% 20% 18% 455

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who would rather have…

Belief in Hell Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,841. 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 49% 45% 2% 4% 1,841
Don't believe 51% 44% 2% 3% 2,966
Other/don't know 49% 35% 6% 10% 455

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,841. 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 48% 47% 3% 2% 1,841
Don't believe 37% 58% 3% 1% 2,966
Other/don't know 41% 47% 5% 7% 455

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,841. 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 57% 39% 4% 1,841
Don't believe 77% 20% 3% 2,966
Other/don't know 61% 30% 9% 455

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who say homosexuality…

Belief in Hell Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,841. 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 63% 31% 3% 3% 1,841
Don't believe 82% 13% 3% 2% 2,966
Other/don't know 69% 21% 5% 6% 455

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Hell Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,841. 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 54% 37% 9% 1,841
Don't believe 77% 17% 6% 2,966
Other/don't know 58% 33% 9% 455

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,841. 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 44% 51% 2% 3% 1,841
Don't believe 29% 68% 2% 2% 2,966
Other/don't know 39% 51% 3% 7% 455

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by belief in hell

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 1,841. 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 34% 26% 4% 31% 5% 1,841
Don't believe 70% 10% 3% 14% 2% 2,966
Other/don't know 45% 17% 10% 15% 12% 455