Belief in Hell among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 15,190. 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.
2014 52% 40% 9% 15,190
2007 55% 34% 11% 18,234

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Belief in Hell among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 111. 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 36% 58% 6% 111
Catholic 60% 32% 9% 3,428
Evangelical Protestant 77% 16% 7% 2,407
Historically Black Protestant 78% 15% 7% 751
Jewish 18% 73% 8% 414
Mainline Protestant 57% 32% 11% 2,990
Mormon 57% 34% 9% 162
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 29% 63% 8% 4,142

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are ages…

Belief in Hell 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,206. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 23% 35% 26% 15% 7,206
Don't believe 24% 34% 24% 18% 6,353
Other/don't know 16% 31% 30% 24% 1,355

Generational cohort among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in Hell Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,206. 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% 15% 29% 31% 10% 1% 7,206
Don't believe 15% 17% 27% 29% 11% 1% 6,353
Other/don't know 9% 12% 26% 36% 15% 2% 1,355

Gender composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in Hell Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,312. 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% 50% 7,312
Don't believe 51% 49% 6,467
Other/don't know 48% 52% 1,411

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Belief in Hell White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,236. 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 65% 15% 3% 14% 4% 7,236
Don't believe 73% 7% 5% 12% 3% 6,381
Other/don't know 70% 9% 4% 12% 5% 1,366

Immigrant status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in Hell Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,205. 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% 9% 79% 7,205
Don't believe 13% 12% 75% 6,401
Other/don't know 13% 10% 77% 1,382

Income distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,438. 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% 21% 25% 15% 6,438
Don't believe 28% 20% 29% 24% 5,746
Other/don't know 39% 20% 22% 20% 1,119

Educational distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

Belief in Hell High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,278. 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 49% 33% 12% 6% 7,278
Don't believe 36% 31% 20% 13% 6,437
Other/don't know 46% 30% 14% 11% 1,396

Marital status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in Hell Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,291. 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% 9% 14% 6% 25% 7,291
Don't believe 45% 10% 12% 6% 27% 6,449
Other/don't know 44% 8% 15% 10% 23% 1,389

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in Hell Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,288. 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% 7,288
Don't believe 26% 74% 6,453
Other/don't know 23% 77% 1,405

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 7,312. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 71% 23% 4% 1% 1% 1% 7,312
Don't believe 34% 27% 10% 1% 25% 4% 6,467
Other/don't know 47% 30% 9% 2% 3% 9% 1,411

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 7,312. 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% 36% 9% 3% < 1% 7,312
Don't believe 21% 30% 22% 27% 1% 6,467
Other/don't know 37% 34% 16% 10% 3% 1,411

Attendance at religious services among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 7,312. 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% 28% < 1% 7,312
Don't believe 12% 34% 54% < 1% 6,467
Other/don't know 18% 39% 42% 2% 1,411

Frequency of prayer among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Belief in Hell At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,312. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 56% 21% 8% 15% 1% 7,312
Don't believe 28% 15% 8% 49% 1% 6,467
Other/don't know 42% 18% 7% 29% 4% 1,411

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 7,312. 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% 10% 10% 62% < 1% 7,312
Don't believe 7% 4% 5% 83% < 1% 6,467
Other/don't know 9% 5% 6% 78% 2% 1,411

Frequency of meditation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 7,312. 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% 8% 4% 53% 1% 7,312
Don't believe 30% 10% 5% 54% 1% 6,467
Other/don't know 33% 8% 6% 51% 3% 1,411

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 7,312. 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% 18% 11% 16% 1% 7,312
Don't believe 43% 16% 12% 28% 1% 6,467
Other/don't know 46% 15% 13% 22% 4% 1,411

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 7,312. 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% 17% 14% 30% 1% 7,312
Don't believe 43% 16% 15% 26% 1% 6,467
Other/don't know 41% 16% 13% 26% 3% 1,411

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 7,312. 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% 69% 1% 1% 7,312
Don't believe 20% 78% 1% 1% 6,467
Other/don't know 24% 72% 2% 2% 1,411

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 7,312. 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% 13% 11% 47% 1% 7,312
Don't believe 11% 7% 8% 74% 1% 6,467
Other/don't know 17% 9% 9% 64% 2% 1,411

Interpreting scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 7,312. 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% 36% 3% 23% 7% 7,312
Don't believe 8% 17% 1% 68% 7% 6,467
Other/don't know 16% 19% 3% 40% 22% 1,411

Belief in Heaven among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Belief in Hell Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,312. 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% 7,312
Don't believe 38% 56% 5% 6,467
Other/don't know 47% 3% 50% 1,411

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Belief in Hell Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,312. 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% 18% 44% 7,312
Don't believe 28% 19% 53% 6,467
Other/don't know 32% 25% 42% 1,411

Political ideology among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Belief in Hell Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,312. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 36% 37% 20% 7% 7,312
Don't believe 21% 38% 35% 6% 6,467
Other/don't know 30% 37% 22% 11% 1,411

Views about size of government among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who would rather have…

Belief in Hell Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,312. 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% 42% 2% 3% 7,312
Don't believe 52% 42% 3% 3% 6,467
Other/don't know 51% 35% 6% 8% 1,411

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 7,312. 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 49% 46% 3% 1% 7,312
Don't believe 40% 55% 3% 2% 6,467
Other/don't know 41% 47% 6% 6% 1,411

Views about abortion among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 7,312. 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% 41% 4% 7,312
Don't believe 76% 21% 3% 6,467
Other/don't know 59% 31% 11% 1,411

Views about homosexuality among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say homosexuality…

Belief in Hell Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,312. 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% 29% 4% 3% 7,312
Don't believe 82% 13% 3% 2% 6,467
Other/don't know 69% 18% 6% 7% 1,411

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Hell Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,312. 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% 38% 8% 7,312
Don't believe 77% 17% 6% 6,467
Other/don't know 59% 27% 15% 1,411

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 7,312. 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% 53% 2% 2% 7,312
Don't believe 30% 66% 2% 2% 6,467
Other/don't know 36% 53% 4% 7% 1,411

Views about human evolution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by belief in hell

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 7,312. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 27% 33% 4% 33% 4% 7,312
Don't believe 58% 18% 4% 17% 3% 6,467
Other/don't know 37% 21% 9% 22% 11% 1,411