Belief in Hell among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,359. 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% 41% 8% 17,359

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Belief in Hell among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by religious group

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who …in hell

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 195. 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 28% 68% 4% 195
Catholic 60% 32% 8% 3,406
Evangelical Protestant 80% 13% 7% 3,065
Hindu 35% 59% 7% 114
Historically Black Protestant 82% 12% 6% 1,285
Jehovah's Witness 7% 91% 2% 142
Jewish 16% 76% 8% 567
Mainline Protestant 54% 36% 10% 2,890
Mormon 55% 36% 9% 209
Muslim 73% 20% 7% 146
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 24% 69% 7% 4,566

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are ages…

Belief in Hell 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,925. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 24% 35% 26% 16% 7,925
Don't believe 26% 33% 24% 16% 7,752
Other/don't know 19% 30% 28% 22% 1,349

Generational cohort among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Belief in Hell Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,925. 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% 28% 31% 10% 1% 7,925
Don't believe 16% 17% 26% 30% 10% 1% 7,752
Other/don't know 11% 14% 25% 34% 15% 2% 1,349

Gender composition among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Belief in Hell Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,069. 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% 57% 8,069
Don't believe 48% 52% 7,885
Other/don't know 41% 59% 1,405

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who identify as…

Belief in Hell White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,992. 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% 22% 3% 18% 5% 7,992
Don't believe 70% 8% 5% 13% 4% 7,790
Other/don't know 64% 12% 3% 15% 5% 1,372

Immigrant status among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Belief in Hell Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,934. 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% 9% 74% 7,934
Don't believe 16% 13% 71% 7,802
Other/don't know 16% 10% 73% 1,373

Income distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 7,077. 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% 21% 20% 11% 7,077
Don't believe 30% 19% 27% 25% 7,125
Other/don't know 44% 16% 19% 21% 1,131

Educational distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who have completed…

Belief in Hell High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,024. 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% 31% 12% 8% 8,024
Don't believe 29% 29% 23% 19% 7,846
Other/don't know 42% 28% 16% 14% 1,387

Marital status among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Belief in Hell Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,037. 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% 8% 15% 7% 28% 8,037
Don't believe 44% 10% 13% 5% 28% 7,860
Other/don't know 42% 7% 16% 9% 26% 1,383

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Belief in Hell Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,039. 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% 8,039
Don't believe 25% 75% 7,863
Other/don't know 26% 74% 1,395

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 8,069. 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% 18% 3% 1% 1% 1% 8,069
Don't believe 33% 24% 10% 1% 29% 3% 7,885
Other/don't know 54% 24% 9% 2% 3% 8% 1,405

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 8,069. 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% 24% 6% 2% < 1% 8,069
Don't believe 26% 25% 20% 28% 1% 7,885
Other/don't know 50% 27% 14% 8% 2% 1,405

Attendance at religious services among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 8,069. 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% 35% 20% < 1% 8,069
Don't believe 17% 32% 51% < 1% 7,885
Other/don't know 30% 35% 34% 2% 1,405

Frequency of prayer among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who pray…

Belief in Hell At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,069. 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 68% 17% 5% 10% 1% 8,069
Don't believe 31% 13% 7% 48% 1% 7,885
Other/don't know 51% 16% 6% 24% 3% 1,405

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 8,069. 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% 12% 9% 46% 1% 8,069
Don't believe 11% 5% 6% 78% < 1% 7,885
Other/don't know 18% 6% 8% 66% 2% 1,405

Frequency of meditation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 8,069. 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% 8% 3% 41% 1% 8,069
Don't believe 36% 11% 6% 47% 1% 7,885
Other/don't know 41% 9% 6% 42% 3% 1,405

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 8,069. 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% 14% 9% 11% 1% 8,069
Don't believe 47% 17% 11% 24% 1% 7,885
Other/don't know 55% 14% 10% 17% 3% 1,405

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 8,069. 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% 16% 13% 26% 1% 8,069
Don't believe 51% 16% 13% 18% 1% 7,885
Other/don't know 50% 15% 12% 20% 4% 1,405

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 8,069. 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% 8% 41% 7% 2% 8,069
Don't believe 12% 20% 48% 17% 2% 7,885
Other/don't know 25% 13% 48% 8% 6% 1,405

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 8,069. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 30% 68% 1% 1% 8,069
Don't believe 18% 80% 1% 1% 7,885
Other/don't know 22% 72% 3% 2% 1,405

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 8,069. 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% 13% 9% 32% 1% 8,069
Don't believe 16% 8% 8% 68% < 1% 7,885
Other/don't know 30% 10% 8% 51% 2% 1,405

Interpreting scripture among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 8,069. 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% 32% 2% 17% 6% 8,069
Don't believe 9% 16% 1% 69% 6% 7,885
Other/don't know 20% 23% 4% 36% 17% 1,405

Belief in Heaven among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who …in heaven

Belief in Hell Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,069. 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% 2% 8,069
Don't believe 35% 60% 5% 7,885
Other/don't know 47% 3% 49% 1,405

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who identify as…

Belief in Hell Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,069. 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% 18% 56% 8,069
Don't believe 12% 17% 71% 7,885
Other/don't know 18% 24% 58% 1,405

Political ideology among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Belief in Hell Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,069. 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% 37% 24% 6% 8,069
Don't believe 12% 33% 50% 5% 7,885
Other/don't know 19% 40% 30% 10% 1,405

Views about size of government among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who would rather have…

Belief in Hell Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,069. 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% 60% 2% 4% 8,069
Don't believe 33% 60% 3% 4% 7,885
Other/don't know 32% 53% 8% 8% 1,405

Views about abortion among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 8,069. 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% 46% 4% 8,069
Don't believe 79% 19% 3% 7,885
Other/don't know 62% 29% 9% 1,405

Views about homosexuality among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say homosexuality…

Belief in Hell Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,069. 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% 35% 3% 3% 8,069
Don't believe 86% 10% 2% 2% 7,885
Other/don't know 72% 17% 5% 6% 1,405

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Hell Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,069. 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% 43% 7% 8,069
Don't believe 83% 13% 4% 7,885
Other/don't know 64% 24% 12% 1,405

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 8,069. 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% 63% 2% 3% 8,069
Don't believe 17% 80% 1% 2% 7,885
Other/don't know 23% 67% 4% 6% 1,405

Views about human evolution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 8,069. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 22% 31% 3% 40% 4% 8,069
Don't believe 63% 17% 4% 15% 2% 7,885
Other/don't know 35% 23% 9% 23% 9% 1,405