Belief in Hell among adults in Generation X

% of adults in Generation X who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,303. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 59% 33% 8% 7,303
2007 61% 29% 10% 8,092

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Belief in Hell among adults in Generation X by religious group

% of adults in Generation X who …in hell

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 66% 27% 7% 1,472
Evangelical Protestant 82% 10% 8% 1,751
Historically Black Protestant 84% 10% 5% 450
Jewish 25% 71% 4% 140
Mainline Protestant 64% 28% 9% 1,044
Mormon 62% 29% 8% 166
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 28% 63% 9% 1,764

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X who are ages…

Belief in Hell 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,119. 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% 100% < 1% < 1% 4,119
Don't believe < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 2,633
Other/don't know < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 551

Gender composition among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Belief in Hell Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,119. 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% 51% 4,119
Don't believe 51% 49% 2,633
Other/don't know 49% 51% 551

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X who identify as…

Belief in Hell White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,087. 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% 15% 3% 19% 4% 4,087
Don't believe 67% 7% 6% 16% 4% 2,594
Other/don't know 62% 10% 5% 18% 5% 534

Immigrant status among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Belief in Hell Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,071. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 19% 7% 74% 4,071
Don't believe 21% 9% 70% 2,607
Other/don't know 23% 8% 69% 540

Income distribution among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,781. 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% 20% 28% 19% 3,781
Don't believe 21% 17% 30% 32% 2,470
Other/don't know 32% 18% 26% 24% 482

Educational distribution among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X who have completed…

Belief in Hell High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,105. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 42% 32% 17% 9% 4,105
Don't believe 28% 27% 24% 21% 2,629
Other/don't know 38% 27% 20% 15% 549

Marital status among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Belief in Hell Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,114. 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% 7% 16% 2% 16% 4,114
Don't believe 58% 10% 14% 1% 17% 2,627
Other/don't know 56% 9% 13% 2% 20% 548

Parent of children under 18 among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Belief in Hell Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,103. 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% 4,103
Don't believe 57% 43% 2,627
Other/don't know 55% 45% 546

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,119. 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 79% 17% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,119
Don't believe 37% 25% 10% < 1% 24% 4% 2,633
Other/don't know 58% 24% 7% < 1% 3% 7% 551

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,119. 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% 24% 6% 2% < 1% 4,119
Don't believe 26% 26% 20% 27% 1% 2,633
Other/don't know 49% 25% 14% 10% 2% 551

Attendance at religious services among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,119. 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% 36% 20% < 1% 4,119
Don't believe 17% 33% 50% < 1% 2,633
Other/don't know 31% 34% 34% 1% 551

Frequency of prayer among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X who pray…

Belief in Hell At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,119. 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% 17% 5% 9% 1% 4,119
Don't believe 34% 14% 7% 45% < 1% 2,633
Other/don't know 53% 17% 6% 21% 2% 551

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,119. 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% 13% 9% 45% < 1% 4,119
Don't believe 12% 6% 6% 76% < 1% 2,633
Other/don't know 23% 6% 8% 61% 1% 551

Frequency of meditation among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,119. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 41% 7% 3% 46% 2% 4,119
Don't believe 35% 11% 6% 48% 1% 2,633
Other/don't know 39% 8% 7% 43% 3% 551

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,119. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 64% 15% 9% 10% 1% 4,119
Don't believe 47% 15% 12% 24% 1% 2,633
Other/don't know 54% 14% 13% 17% 2% 551

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,119. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 41% 16% 13% 29% 1% 4,119
Don't believe 45% 16% 15% 23% 1% 2,633
Other/don't know 44% 16% 15% 23% 1% 551

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,119. 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% 6% 41% 6% 2% 4,119
Don't believe 12% 17% 53% 16% 2% 2,633
Other/don't know 29% 10% 46% 8% 7% 551

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,119. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 41% 57% 1% 1% 4,119
Don't believe 24% 74% 1% 1% 2,633
Other/don't know 33% 62% 3% 2% 551

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,119. 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% 12% 10% 31% < 1% 4,119
Don't believe 17% 8% 8% 66% < 1% 2,633
Other/don't know 32% 10% 9% 47% 2% 551

Interpreting scripture among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,119. 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% 33% 3% 15% 6% 4,119
Don't believe 11% 17% 1% 65% 6% 2,633
Other/don't know 26% 20% 4% 32% 19% 551

Belief in Heaven among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X who …in heaven

Belief in Hell Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,119. 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% 4,119
Don't believe 38% 58% 5% 2,633
Other/don't know 46% 3% 51% 551

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X who identify as…

Belief in Hell Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,119. 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% 19% 37% 4,119
Don't believe 26% 20% 55% 2,633
Other/don't know 33% 30% 38% 551

Political ideology among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Belief in Hell Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,119. 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% 32% 17% 6% 4,119
Don't believe 19% 36% 39% 6% 2,633
Other/don't know 37% 34% 18% 11% 551

Views about size of government among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X who would rather have…

Belief in Hell Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,119. 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% 41% 3% 3% 4,119
Don't believe 48% 45% 3% 3% 2,633
Other/don't know 50% 36% 7% 7% 551

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,119. 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% 44% 4% 1% 4,119
Don't believe 37% 58% 4% 1% 2,633
Other/don't know 43% 43% 9% 5% 551

Views about abortion among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,119. 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% 52% 4% 4,119
Don't believe 73% 23% 3% 2,633
Other/don't know 49% 42% 9% 551

Views about homosexuality among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X who say homosexuality…

Belief in Hell Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,119. 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% 39% 5% 4% 4,119
Don't believe 81% 14% 3% 2% 2,633
Other/don't know 59% 24% 8% 9% 551

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Hell Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,119. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 41% 50% 9% 4,119
Don't believe 76% 17% 6% 2,633
Other/don't know 54% 32% 14% 551

Views about environmental regulation among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,119. 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% 2% 2% 4,119
Don't believe 25% 71% 2% 2% 2,633
Other/don't know 35% 55% 6% 4% 551

Views about human evolution among adults in Generation X by belief in hell

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,119. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 19% 30% 3% 44% 4% 4,119
Don't believe 58% 17% 4% 19% 2% 2,633
Other/don't know 30% 20% 11% 32% 7% 551