Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is not at all important

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,966. 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 12% 82% 6% 3,966
2007 14% 77% 9% 2,468

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Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is not at all important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 32% 61% 7% 160
Mainline Protestant 27% 68% 5% 136
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 85% 6% 3,232

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are ages…

Belief in Hell 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 387. 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% 37% 20% 8% 387
Don't believe 32% 36% 19% 13% 3,303
Other/don't know 34% 39% 17% 10% 214

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Belief in Hell Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 387. 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 23% 20% 29% 23% 5% < 1% 387
Don't believe 20% 20% 27% 24% 8% 1% 3,303
Other/don't know 24% 18% 32% 21% 5% < 1% 214

Gender composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Belief in Hell Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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% 393
Don't believe 63% 37% 3,353
Other/don't know 65% 35% 220

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Belief in Hell White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 386. 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% 11% 4% 19% 5% 386
Don't believe 79% 3% 5% 9% 3% 3,306
Other/don't know 76% 6% 4% 11% 4% 210

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Belief in Hell Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 381. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 15% 13% 73% 381
Don't believe 12% 14% 75% 3,322
Other/don't know 9% 11% 80% 213

Income distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 345. 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% 19% 20% 16% 345
Don't believe 24% 17% 31% 28% 3,063
Other/don't know 28% 31% 17% 24% 181

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who have completed…

Belief in Hell High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 389. 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% 29% 11% 6% 389
Don't believe 28% 31% 24% 17% 3,342
Other/don't know 38% 39% 14% 10% 219

Marital status among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Belief in Hell Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 391. 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% 9% 14% 4% 46% 391
Don't believe 40% 12% 11% 3% 34% 3,341
Other/don't know 36% 9% 12% 2% 41% 217

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Belief in Hell Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 390. 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 28% 72% 390
Don't believe 22% 78% 3,344
Other/don't know 19% 81% 216

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 393. 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% 25% 16% 1% 11% 5% 393
Don't believe 9% 10% 9% 1% 65% 5% 3,353
Other/don't know 22% 14% 14% 1% 18% 30% 220

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 393. 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% 20% 71% < 1% 393
Don't believe 1% 9% 90% < 1% 3,353
Other/don't know 1% 7% 90% 1% 220

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who pray…

Belief in Hell At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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% 13% 8% 51% < 1% 393
Don't believe 6% 3% 3% 89% < 1% 3,353
Other/don't know 16% 7% 2% 73% 2% 220

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 393. 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% 2% 5% 81% 1% 393
Don't believe 1% < 1% 1% 97% < 1% 3,353
Other/don't know 4% 1% 2% 92% 1% 220

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 393. 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 29% 8% 3% 57% 2% 393
Don't believe 23% 8% 5% 64% 1% 3,353
Other/don't know 25% 8% 5% 61% 2% 220

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 393. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 40% 12% 10% 36% 2% 393
Don't believe 35% 14% 9% 40% 2% 3,353
Other/don't know 42% 10% 6% 38% 4% 220

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 393. 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% 10% 12% 39% 1% 393
Don't believe 48% 15% 13% 22% 1% 3,353
Other/don't know 52% 16% 6% 25% 1% 220

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 393. 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% 15% 61% 13% 2% 393
Don't believe 1% 19% 53% 25% 1% 3,353
Other/don't know 1% 15% 60% 16% 8% 220

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 393. 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 24% 74% 1% 1% 393
Don't believe 17% 82% 1% 1% 3,353
Other/don't know 16% 77% 4% 3% 220

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 393. 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% 6% 3% 72% < 1% 393
Don't believe 2% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 3,353
Other/don't know 5% 2% 4% 86% 2% 220

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 393. 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% 18% 2% 55% 8% 393
Don't believe 1% 2% < 1% 94% 3% 3,353
Other/don't know 1% 4% < 1% 77% 17% 220

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in heaven

Belief in Hell Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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% 10% 3% 393
Don't believe 7% 91% 2% 3,353
Other/don't know 11% 7% 82% 220

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Belief in Hell Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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 24% 29% 47% 393
Don't believe 19% 18% 63% 3,353
Other/don't know 30% 30% 40% 220

Political ideology among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Belief in Hell Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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% 34% 34% 9% 393
Don't believe 12% 31% 50% 6% 3,353
Other/don't know 19% 34% 29% 18% 220

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who would rather have…

Belief in Hell Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 47% 47% 2% 5% 393
Don't believe 46% 47% 4% 3% 3,353
Other/don't know 52% 32% 7% 9% 220

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 393. 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% 4% 1% 393
Don't believe 31% 64% 3% 1% 3,353
Other/don't know 41% 47% 6% 6% 220

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 393. 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% 35% 3% 393
Don't believe 85% 12% 3% 3,353
Other/don't know 73% 18% 9% 220

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say homosexuality…

Belief in Hell Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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% 26% 4% 2% 393
Don't believe 91% 6% 2% 1% 3,353
Other/don't know 78% 9% 6% 7% 220

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Hell Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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% 29% 9% 393
Don't believe 89% 8% 4% 3,353
Other/don't know 72% 14% 14% 220

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 393. 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% 60% 2% 3% 393
Don't believe 20% 76% 2% 2% 3,353
Other/don't know 35% 54% 5% 6% 220

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is not at all important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 393. 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% 22% 5% 28% 5% 393
Don't believe 84% 6% 2% 7% 1% 3,353
Other/don't know 61% 12% 8% 8% 11% 220