Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is somewhat important

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,311. 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 55% 36% 9% 8,311
2007 54% 35% 12% 9,092

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Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is somewhat important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 58% 34% 7% 2,225
Evangelical Protestant 73% 19% 8% 1,382
Historically Black Protestant 70% 22% 8% 228
Jewish 15% 77% 8% 313
Mainline Protestant 57% 33% 10% 1,990
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 46% 45% 10% 1,498

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are ages…

Belief in Hell 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,179. 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% 36% 25% 11% 4,179
Don't believe 23% 35% 25% 17% 3,243
Other/don't know 18% 31% 31% 20% 752

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in Hell Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,179. 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% 16% 29% 29% 7% < 1% 4,179
Don't believe 14% 16% 27% 30% 11% 1% 3,243
Other/don't know 11% 13% 26% 37% 12% 1% 752

Gender composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in Hell Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,227. 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% 46% 4,227
Don't believe 48% 52% 3,302
Other/don't know 48% 52% 782

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Belief in Hell White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,190. 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% 8% 4% 16% 4% 4,190
Don't believe 70% 6% 5% 15% 4% 3,258
Other/don't know 69% 7% 7% 11% 5% 760

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in Hell Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,170. 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 13% 11% 77% 4,170
Don't believe 16% 13% 71% 3,268
Other/don't know 16% 11% 73% 766

Income distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 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.
Believe 35% 21% 26% 17% 3,790
Don't believe 28% 19% 29% 24% 2,939
Other/don't know 35% 19% 24% 22% 650

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who have completed…

Belief in Hell High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,208. 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% 33% 14% 7% 4,208
Don't believe 34% 29% 21% 16% 3,285
Other/don't know 38% 33% 17% 12% 777

Marital status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in Hell Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,215. 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% 13% 5% 30% 4,215
Don't believe 49% 10% 12% 5% 24% 3,293
Other/don't know 44% 10% 15% 8% 23% 772

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in Hell Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,212. 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% 69% 4,212
Don't believe 28% 72% 3,294
Other/don't know 26% 74% 778

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,227. 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% 34% 4% 1% 1% 1% 4,227
Don't believe 39% 40% 10% 1% 7% 2% 3,302
Other/don't know 40% 40% 9% 2% 2% 6% 782

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,227. 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% 55% 30% < 1% 4,227
Don't believe 11% 54% 34% < 1% 3,302
Other/don't know 11% 52% 35% 1% 782

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who pray…

Belief in Hell At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,227. 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% 30% 12% 17% < 1% 4,227
Don't believe 32% 26% 13% 27% 1% 3,302
Other/don't know 32% 27% 11% 26% 5% 782

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,227. 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 8% 9% 9% 73% < 1% 4,227
Don't believe 6% 7% 9% 79% < 1% 3,302
Other/don't know 5% 5% 8% 81% 1% 782

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,227. 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 25% 9% 5% 61% 1% 4,227
Don't believe 32% 12% 7% 48% 1% 3,302
Other/don't know 28% 9% 8% 53% 2% 782

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,227. 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% 23% 16% 19% 1% 4,227
Don't believe 43% 20% 15% 21% 1% 3,302
Other/don't know 41% 19% 15% 22% 2% 782

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,227. 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% 17% 16% 31% 1% 4,227
Don't believe 44% 16% 15% 24% 1% 3,302
Other/don't know 40% 19% 15% 24% 2% 782

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,227. 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% 11% 61% 9% 2% 4,227
Don't believe 8% 18% 61% 12% 1% 3,302
Other/don't know 10% 14% 62% 7% 7% 782

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,227. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 30% 68% 1% 1% 4,227
Don't believe 21% 77% 1% 1% 3,302
Other/don't know 24% 72% 3% 2% 782

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,227. 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% 13% 59% 1% 4,227
Don't believe 10% 9% 13% 67% 1% 3,302
Other/don't know 11% 10% 14% 64% 1% 782

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,227. 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% 41% 2% 28% 7% 4,227
Don't believe 7% 24% 1% 60% 8% 3,302
Other/don't know 9% 22% 3% 41% 25% 782

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in heaven

Belief in Hell Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,227. 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 96% 2% 2% 4,227
Don't believe 50% 42% 7% 3,302
Other/don't know 45% 2% 53% 782

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Belief in Hell Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,227. 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% 18% 41% 4,227
Don't believe 28% 18% 53% 3,302
Other/don't know 32% 25% 42% 782

Political ideology among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Belief in Hell Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,227. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 34% 38% 22% 6% 4,227
Don't believe 21% 41% 34% 5% 3,302
Other/don't know 29% 41% 22% 8% 782

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who would rather have…

Belief in Hell Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,227. 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% 2% 3% 4,227
Don't believe 48% 45% 3% 4% 3,302
Other/don't know 52% 34% 6% 8% 782

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,227. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 50% 45% 3% 1% 4,227
Don't believe 38% 58% 3% 1% 3,302
Other/don't know 42% 48% 6% 5% 782

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,227. 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% 37% 3% 4,227
Don't believe 74% 23% 3% 3,302
Other/don't know 61% 29% 10% 782

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who say homosexuality…

Belief in Hell Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,227. 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 72% 23% 3% 3% 4,227
Don't believe 82% 12% 3% 3% 3,302
Other/don't know 71% 15% 8% 6% 782

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Hell Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,227. 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 61% 31% 8% 4,227
Don't believe 76% 18% 6% 3,302
Other/don't know 60% 27% 14% 782

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,227. 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% 55% 2% 2% 4,227
Don't believe 29% 66% 2% 3% 3,302
Other/don't know 32% 58% 5% 5% 782

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by belief in hell

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,227. 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% 34% 4% 28% 3% 4,227
Don't believe 51% 24% 5% 18% 3% 3,302
Other/don't know 37% 23% 12% 19% 9% 782