Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is not too important

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

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,790. 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 30% 61% 9% 3,790
2007 31% 57% 13% 3,114

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 40% 51% 9% 569
Evangelical Protestant 59% 35% 6% 174
Jewish 10% 84% 6% 166
Mainline Protestant 40% 49% 11% 596
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 23% 67% 9% 1,924

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Belief in Hell 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 969. 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% 36% 20% 8% 969
Don't believe 32% 34% 21% 13% 2,445
Other/don't know 27% 39% 21% 13% 329

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in Hell Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 969. 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% 28% 23% 5% < 1% 969
Don't believe 21% 18% 27% 26% 7% 1% 2,445
Other/don't know 18% 19% 30% 27% 7% 1% 329

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in Hell Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 977. 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 56% 44% 977
Don't believe 56% 44% 2,477
Other/don't know 56% 44% 336

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

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

Belief in Hell White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 971. 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 74% 7% 6% 9% 3% 971
Don't believe 75% 4% 7% 10% 4% 2,447
Other/don't know 75% 2% 5% 12% 5% 331

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in Hell Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 959. 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% 11% 80% 959
Don't believe 14% 14% 72% 2,459
Other/don't know 12% 14% 75% 328

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 863. 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% 21% 29% 16% 863
Don't believe 23% 20% 29% 28% 2,245
Other/don't know 30% 16% 30% 24% 289

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

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

Belief in Hell High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 975. 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% 36% 14% 7% 975
Don't believe 27% 31% 25% 17% 2,466
Other/don't know 32% 36% 18% 13% 334

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in Hell Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 975. 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% 10% 9% 2% 36% 975
Don't believe 42% 9% 10% 4% 35% 2,465
Other/don't know 47% 7% 11% 3% 33% 332

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in Hell Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 975. 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% 71% 975
Don't believe 23% 77% 2,469
Other/don't know 25% 75% 336

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 977. 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% 45% 17% 1% 4% 2% 977
Don't believe 14% 30% 20% < 1% 29% 7% 2,477
Other/don't know 15% 34% 22% 1% 8% 20% 336

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 977. 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 2% 33% 64% < 1% 977
Don't believe 3% 35% 63% < 1% 2,477
Other/don't know 2% 32% 66% < 1% 336

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who pray…

Belief in Hell At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 977. 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% 17% 12% 53% < 1% 977
Don't believe 11% 10% 9% 70% < 1% 2,477
Other/don't know 12% 16% 12% 60% 1% 336

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 977. 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 3% 2% 4% 91% < 1% 977
Don't believe 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 2,477
Other/don't know 1% 1% 3% 94% < 1% 336

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 977. 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% 8% 4% 71% 1% 977
Don't believe 24% 12% 6% 58% < 1% 2,477
Other/don't know 22% 10% 6% 60% 2% 336

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 977. 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% 18% 16% 36% 2% 977
Don't believe 33% 18% 14% 33% 1% 2,477
Other/don't know 34% 15% 17% 32% 1% 336

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 977. 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% 16% 16% 35% 1% 977
Don't believe 44% 19% 16% 21% < 1% 2,477
Other/don't know 38% 19% 17% 23% 4% 336

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 977. 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 6% 13% 68% 12% 1% 977
Don't believe 3% 21% 59% 16% 1% 2,477
Other/don't know 2% 17% 62% 14% 4% 336

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 977. 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% 977
Don't believe 18% 80% 1% 1% 2,477
Other/don't know 24% 73% 3% < 1% 336

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 977. 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 6% 6% 6% 82% < 1% 977
Don't believe 4% 4% 6% 86% < 1% 2,477
Other/don't know 2% 3% 6% 89% < 1% 336

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 977. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 11% 27% 1% 53% 9% 977
Don't believe 2% 7% < 1% 85% 6% 2,477
Other/don't know 3% 10% 1% 68% 19% 336

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

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

Belief in Hell Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 977. 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 90% 5% 4% 977
Don't believe 22% 72% 6% 2,477
Other/don't know 20% 4% 76% 336

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Belief in Hell Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 977. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 37% 19% 43% 977
Don't believe 26% 16% 58% 2,477
Other/don't know 28% 26% 45% 336

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Belief in Hell Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 977. 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% 43% 24% 7% 977
Don't believe 16% 38% 42% 4% 2,477
Other/don't know 23% 40% 27% 11% 336

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

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

Belief in Hell Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 977. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 52% 43% 2% 3% 977
Don't believe 51% 43% 3% 3% 2,477
Other/don't know 49% 36% 8% 8% 336

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 977. 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% 1% 977
Don't believe 35% 61% 3% 1% 2,477
Other/don't know 38% 52% 7% 3% 336

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 977. 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% 28% 3% 977
Don't believe 84% 14% 2% 2,477
Other/don't know 75% 19% 5% 336

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who say homosexuality…

Belief in Hell Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 977. 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% 2% 977
Don't believe 88% 9% 1% 2% 2,477
Other/don't know 81% 12% 4% 4% 336

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

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

Belief in Hell Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 977. 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 71% 23% 6% 977
Don't believe 84% 11% 4% 2,477
Other/don't know 76% 17% 7% 336

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 977. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 38% 58% 1% 2% 977
Don't believe 25% 72% 1% 2% 2,477
Other/don't know 29% 63% 4% 4% 336

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 977. 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% 23% 5% 19% 2% 977
Don't believe 75% 10% 4% 8% 2% 2,477
Other/don't know 63% 12% 10% 8% 7% 336