Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,132. 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 26% 66% 8% 12,132
2007 28% 60% 11% 9,963

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Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who …in hell

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 202. 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.
Buddhist 23% 72% 5% 202
Catholic 44% 48% 8% 2,068
Evangelical Protestant 59% 34% 8% 636
Hindu 25% 69% 6% 119
Historically Black Protestant 66% 25% 9% 177
Jewish 7% 87% 6% 513
Mainline Protestant 37% 54% 9% 1,841
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 15% 78% 7% 5,713

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are ages…

Belief in Hell 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,726. 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% 35% 24% 10% 2,726
Don't believe 29% 35% 22% 14% 8,346
Other/don't know 24% 35% 26% 14% 880

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Belief in Hell Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,726. 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 20% 19% 28% 28% 6% < 1% 2,726
Don't believe 18% 18% 27% 27% 9% 1% 8,346
Other/don't know 15% 17% 27% 31% 9% 1% 880

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Belief in Hell Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,756. 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% 2,756
Don't believe 57% 43% 8,467
Other/don't know 52% 48% 909

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who identify as…

Belief in Hell White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,719. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 64% 10% 5% 17% 4% 2,719
Don't believe 75% 4% 6% 11% 4% 8,355
Other/don't know 72% 6% 5% 12% 6% 881

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Belief in Hell Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,720. 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% 12% 73% 2,720
Don't believe 14% 13% 73% 8,396
Other/don't know 11% 13% 76% 892

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 2,478. 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% 20% 27% 18% 2,478
Don't believe 23% 18% 30% 28% 7,711
Other/don't know 32% 19% 25% 24% 768

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who have completed…

Belief in Hell High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,745. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 40% 35% 16% 9% 2,745
Don't believe 26% 30% 25% 19% 8,435
Other/don't know 33% 35% 17% 15% 902

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Belief in Hell Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,748. 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% 11% 12% 4% 32% 2,748
Don't believe 44% 11% 11% 4% 30% 8,437
Other/don't know 42% 9% 13% 5% 31% 900

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Belief in Hell Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,750. 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% 70% 2,750
Don't believe 24% 76% 8,442
Other/don't know 25% 75% 907

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 2,756. 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% 36% 11% < 1% 3% 2% 2,756
Don't believe 19% 25% 13% 1% 38% 5% 8,467
Other/don't know 28% 32% 15% 1% 8% 15% 909

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who say religion is…

Belief in Hell Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,756. 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% 43% 19% 8% < 1% 2,756
Don't believe 11% 24% 26% 38% 1% 8,467
Other/don't know 17% 34% 26% 20% 2% 909

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 2,756. 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% 42% 43% < 1% 2,756
Don't believe 7% 29% 64% < 1% 8,467
Other/don't know 10% 34% 55% 1% 909

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who pray…

Belief in Hell At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,756. 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% 21% 11% 30% < 1% 2,756
Don't believe 18% 11% 7% 63% 1% 8,467
Other/don't know 26% 18% 8% 44% 3% 909

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 2,756. 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% 6% 7% 78% < 1% 2,756
Don't believe 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 8,467
Other/don't know 4% 3% 5% 86% 1% 909

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 2,756. 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% 10% 4% 56% 1% 2,756
Don't believe 29% 11% 6% 53% 1% 8,467
Other/don't know 30% 10% 6% 51% 2% 909

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 2,756. 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% 18% 13% 23% 1% 2,756
Don't believe 41% 17% 12% 30% 1% 8,467
Other/don't know 43% 16% 12% 27% 2% 909

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 2,756. 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% 16% 13% 27% 1% 2,756
Don't believe 50% 17% 14% 19% < 1% 8,467
Other/don't know 46% 18% 14% 20% 2% 909

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 2,756. 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% 13% 62% 11% 1% 2,756
Don't believe 4% 21% 55% 19% 1% 8,467
Other/don't know 5% 16% 61% 12% 7% 909

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 2,756. 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% 73% 1% 1% 2,756
Don't believe 18% 80% 1% 1% 8,467
Other/don't know 20% 75% 3% 1% 909

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 2,756. 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 14% 9% 9% 67% < 1% 2,756
Don't believe 6% 5% 7% 81% < 1% 8,467
Other/don't know 9% 6% 9% 75% 1% 909

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who …in heaven

Belief in Hell Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,756. 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 93% 5% 3% 2,756
Don't believe 21% 74% 5% 8,467
Other/don't know 28% 4% 68% 909

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who identify as…

Belief in Hell Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,756. 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% 19% 48% 2,756
Don't believe 22% 16% 62% 8,467
Other/don't know 25% 24% 51% 909

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Belief in Hell Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,756. 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% 40% 29% 6% 2,756
Don't believe 15% 35% 46% 5% 8,467
Other/don't know 21% 40% 30% 9% 909

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who would rather have…

Belief in Hell Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,756. 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% 2,756
Don't believe 48% 46% 3% 3% 8,467
Other/don't know 48% 37% 7% 8% 909

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 2,756. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 44% 51% 3% 2% 2,756
Don't believe 32% 64% 3% 1% 8,467
Other/don't know 37% 53% 6% 4% 909

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 2,756. 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 67% 30% 3% 2,756
Don't believe 83% 14% 3% 8,467
Other/don't know 73% 21% 6% 909

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who say homosexuality…

Belief in Hell Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,756. 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% 16% 3% 2% 2,756
Don't believe 89% 7% 2% 1% 8,467
Other/don't know 81% 11% 5% 3% 909

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Hell Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,756. 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% 21% 7% 2,756
Don't believe 86% 10% 4% 8,467
Other/don't know 74% 16% 10% 909

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 2,756. 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% 61% 2% 2% 2,756
Don't believe 22% 74% 2% 2% 8,467
Other/don't know 29% 63% 5% 3% 909

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by belief in hell

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 2,756. 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% 30% 5% 20% 2% 2,756
Don't believe 75% 12% 3% 8% 1% 8,467
Other/don't know 56% 17% 10% 11% 6% 909