Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is very important

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

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 18,725. 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 74% 18% 8% 18,725
2007 73% 17% 10% 20,547

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 71% 21% 8% 4,220
Evangelical Protestant 85% 8% 7% 6,904
Historically Black Protestant 84% 10% 6% 1,641
Jehovah's Witness 7% 90% 3% 224
Jewish 40% 51% 9% 279
Mainline Protestant 68% 21% 11% 3,317
Mormon 63% 30% 7% 559
Muslim 81% 14% 5% 154
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 60% 32% 8% 826

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Belief in Hell 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 13,201. 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% 34% 29% 20% 13,201
Don't believe 16% 30% 30% 24% 3,514
Other/don't know 9% 30% 32% 30% 1,557

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

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

Belief in Hell Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 13,201. 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% 12% 28% 34% 14% 1% 13,201
Don't believe 9% 12% 25% 36% 16% 2% 3,514
Other/don't know 4% 9% 26% 37% 21% 3% 1,557

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

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

Belief in Hell Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 13,485. 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% 56% 13,485
Don't believe 39% 61% 3,606
Other/don't know 39% 61% 1,634

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

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

Belief in Hell White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 13,315. 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% 18% 2% 16% 4% 13,315
Don't believe 61% 12% 3% 20% 4% 3,547
Other/don't know 64% 13% 2% 16% 4% 1,580

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

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

Belief in Hell Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 13,304. 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% 8% 77% 13,304
Don't believe 20% 10% 70% 3,561
Other/don't know 17% 8% 76% 1,600

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 11,594. 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% 26% 14% 11,594
Don't believe 37% 21% 24% 18% 3,103
Other/don't know 41% 15% 26% 18% 1,243

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

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

Belief in Hell High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 13,411. 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% 8% 13,411
Don't believe 41% 29% 16% 14% 3,585
Other/don't know 43% 26% 17% 13% 1,615

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

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

Belief in Hell Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 13,428. 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 53% 5% 14% 8% 20% 13,428
Don't believe 53% 6% 14% 9% 19% 3,588
Other/don't know 54% 5% 13% 12% 16% 1,615

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

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

Belief in Hell Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 13,435. 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% 68% 13,435
Don't believe 29% 71% 3,596
Other/don't know 27% 73% 1,617

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 13,485. 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% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 13,485
Don't believe 77% 17% 2% 1% 2% 1% 3,606
Other/don't know 83% 13% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1,634

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 13,485. 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% 27% 10% 1% 13,485
Don't believe 52% 32% 16% < 1% 3,606
Other/don't know 57% 28% 13% 2% 1,634

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

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

Belief in Hell At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,485. 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 83% 12% 2% 2% 1% 13,485
Don't believe 75% 15% 3% 6% 1% 3,606
Other/don't know 81% 11% 2% 3% 3% 1,634

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 13,485. 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% 14% 10% 31% 1% 13,485
Don't believe 35% 11% 10% 43% 1% 3,606
Other/don't know 37% 10% 9% 41% 2% 1,634

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 13,485. 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 53% 7% 3% 35% 2% 13,485
Don't believe 55% 8% 3% 31% 2% 3,606
Other/don't know 55% 7% 3% 30% 5% 1,634

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 13,485. 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 77% 11% 5% 5% 1% 13,485
Don't believe 73% 12% 7% 7% 1% 3,606
Other/don't know 73% 10% 6% 7% 4% 1,634

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 13,485. 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% 16% 11% 24% 2% 13,485
Don't believe 55% 13% 10% 20% 2% 3,606
Other/don't know 52% 13% 10% 20% 4% 1,634

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 13,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 59% 5% 30% 4% 2% 13,485
Don't believe 39% 11% 39% 7% 3% 3,606
Other/don't know 49% 7% 34% 4% 6% 1,634

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 13,485. 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% 53% 2% 1% 13,485
Don't believe 33% 64% 2% 2% 3,606
Other/don't know 38% 56% 3% 3% 1,634

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 13,485. 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% 12% 8% 18% 1% 13,485
Don't believe 47% 14% 8% 30% 1% 3,606
Other/don't know 55% 12% 6% 24% 2% 1,634

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 13,485. 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 55% 30% 4% 6% 5% 13,485
Don't believe 29% 34% 3% 25% 8% 3,606
Other/don't know 39% 27% 8% 11% 15% 1,634

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

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

Belief in Hell Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 95% 2% 3% 13,485
Don't believe 67% 27% 6% 3,606
Other/don't know 63% 3% 34% 1,634

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Belief in Hell Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 13,485. 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% 16% 38% 13,485
Don't believe 31% 24% 45% 3,606
Other/don't know 39% 22% 39% 1,634

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

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

Belief in Hell Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,485. 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% 29% 14% 6% 13,485
Don't believe 33% 32% 26% 9% 3,606
Other/don't know 43% 30% 16% 11% 1,634

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

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

Belief in Hell Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,485. 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% 40% 3% 3% 13,485
Don't believe 46% 46% 3% 4% 3,606
Other/don't know 50% 37% 7% 7% 1,634

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 13,485. 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% 44% 4% 2% 13,485
Don't believe 39% 55% 3% 2% 3,606
Other/don't know 42% 45% 7% 6% 1,634

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 13,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 33% 62% 4% 13,485
Don't believe 51% 44% 5% 3,606
Other/don't know 37% 52% 11% 1,634

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

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

Belief in Hell Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,485. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 41% 50% 5% 4% 13,485
Don't believe 64% 29% 4% 3% 3,606
Other/don't know 47% 37% 7% 9% 1,634

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

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

Belief in Hell Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,485. 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% 62% 7% 13,485
Don't believe 55% 36% 9% 3,606
Other/don't know 37% 47% 16% 1,634

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 13,485. 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% 49% 2% 3% 13,485
Don't believe 34% 59% 3% 4% 3,606
Other/don't know 41% 46% 5% 9% 1,634

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 13,485. 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% 29% 2% 52% 5% 13,485
Don't believe 23% 29% 5% 38% 5% 3,606
Other/don't know 13% 25% 8% 42% 12% 1,634