Belief in Hell among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,186. 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 60% 32% 8% 19,186
2007 59% 30% 11% 16,980

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Belief in Hell among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by religious group

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in hell

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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% 60% 4% 102
Catholic 65% 27% 7% 3,868
Evangelical Protestant 83% 10% 7% 5,851
Historically Black Protestant 81% 14% 5% 454
Jewish 29% 65% 6% 336
Mainline Protestant 63% 27% 10% 3,687
Mormon 63% 30% 7% 524
Orthodox Christian 63% 34% 3% 120
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 26% 66% 8% 3,541

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages…

Belief in Hell 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 11,167. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 17% 34% 29% 20% 11,167
Don't believe 23% 34% 25% 18% 6,029
Other/don't know 12% 33% 29% 26% 1,596

Generational cohort among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in Hell Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 11,167. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 11% 12% 29% 35% 13% 1% 11,167
Don't believe 15% 15% 27% 30% 12% 1% 6,029
Other/don't know 7% 11% 27% 35% 18% 2% 1,596

Gender composition among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in Hell Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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% 11,370
Don't believe 58% 42% 6,143
Other/don't know 52% 48% 1,673

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who identify as…

Belief in Hell White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 11,222. 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 81% 6% 2% 8% 3% 11,222
Don't believe 79% 4% 4% 9% 3% 6,037
Other/don't know 80% 4% 3% 7% 5% 1,616

Immigrant status among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in Hell Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 11,263. 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 7% 8% 85% 11,263
Don't believe 11% 13% 76% 6,097
Other/don't know 9% 9% 82% 1,643

Income distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 9,964. 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% 22% 32% 20% 9,964
Don't believe 24% 20% 30% 26% 5,444
Other/don't know 26% 20% 30% 25% 1,349

Educational distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who have completed…

Belief in Hell High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 11,315. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 38% 36% 18% 9% 11,315
Don't believe 33% 33% 20% 14% 6,118
Other/don't know 33% 33% 20% 13% 1,657

Marital status among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in Hell Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 11,334. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 59% 5% 11% 7% 19% 11,334
Don't believe 49% 8% 11% 5% 26% 6,119
Other/don't know 59% 5% 13% 8% 16% 1,647

Parent of children under 18 among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in Hell Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 11,329. 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% 11,329
Don't believe 25% 75% 6,125
Other/don't know 26% 74% 1,658

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 11,370. 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 82% 15% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 11,370
Don't believe 39% 25% 9% 1% 23% 4% 6,143
Other/don't know 60% 21% 6% 1% 3% 8% 1,673

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 11,370. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 69% 24% 5% 2% < 1% 11,370
Don't believe 27% 26% 21% 25% 1% 6,143
Other/don't know 50% 27% 12% 8% 3% 1,673

Attendance at religious services among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 11,370. 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% 17% < 1% 11,370
Don't believe 18% 31% 51% < 1% 6,143
Other/don't know 36% 31% 31% 2% 1,673

Frequency of prayer among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who pray…

Belief in Hell At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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 70% 16% 5% 8% 1% 11,370
Don't believe 33% 14% 7% 46% < 1% 6,143
Other/don't know 53% 16% 5% 22% 3% 1,673

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 11,370. 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% 11% 10% 45% < 1% 11,370
Don't believe 11% 5% 6% 78% < 1% 6,143
Other/don't know 23% 7% 7% 61% 2% 1,673

Frequency of meditation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 11,370. 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% 7% 4% 45% 2% 11,370
Don't believe 34% 10% 5% 51% 1% 6,143
Other/don't know 40% 7% 5% 43% 4% 1,673

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 11,370. 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% 14% 8% 10% 1% 11,370
Don't believe 47% 15% 11% 26% 1% 6,143
Other/don't know 58% 14% 9% 16% 3% 1,673

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 11,370. 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% 17% 12% 25% 1% 11,370
Don't believe 46% 16% 14% 23% 1% 6,143
Other/don't know 47% 16% 13% 21% 3% 1,673

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 11,370. 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% 6% 39% 4% 2% 11,370
Don't believe 14% 15% 56% 13% 1% 6,143
Other/don't know 32% 10% 48% 5% 5% 1,673

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 11,370. 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% 48% 1% 1% 11,370
Don't believe 28% 70% 1% 1% 6,143
Other/don't know 40% 56% 2% 2% 1,673

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 11,370. 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% 12% 9% 31% 1% 11,370
Don't believe 18% 7% 8% 67% 1% 6,143
Other/don't know 35% 10% 9% 45% 1% 1,673

Interpreting scripture among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 11,370. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 41% 36% 3% 15% 5% 11,370
Don't believe 9% 20% 1% 64% 6% 6,143
Other/don't know 22% 26% 5% 30% 16% 1,673

Belief in Heaven among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in heaven

Belief in Hell Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 95% 2% 3% 11,370
Don't believe 40% 55% 5% 6,143
Other/don't know 47% 4% 49% 1,673

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who identify as…

Belief in Hell Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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 63% 13% 23% 11,370
Don't believe 43% 21% 36% 6,143
Other/don't know 55% 22% 22% 1,673

Political ideology among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in Hell Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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 58% 29% 9% 4% 11,370
Don't believe 31% 42% 21% 5% 6,143
Other/don't know 49% 34% 10% 7% 1,673

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 11,370. 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% 28% 3% 1% 11,370
Don't believe 55% 41% 3% 1% 6,143
Other/don't know 61% 29% 6% 4% 1,673

Views about abortion among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 11,370. 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 37% 60% 3% 11,370
Don't believe 69% 27% 4% 6,143
Other/don't know 45% 47% 8% 1,673

Views about homosexuality among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say homosexuality…

Belief in Hell Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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% 48% 4% 3% 11,370
Don't believe 76% 18% 4% 3% 6,143
Other/don't know 52% 32% 8% 7% 1,673

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Hell Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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% 59% 7% 11,370
Don't believe 69% 25% 6% 6,143
Other/don't know 41% 45% 14% 1,673

Views about environmental regulation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 11,370. 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% 42% 2% 2% 11,370
Don't believe 39% 56% 2% 2% 6,143
Other/don't know 50% 40% 5% 5% 1,673

Views about human evolution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in hell

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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
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Believe 16% 30% 3% 48% 4% 11,370
Don't believe 54% 19% 4% 20% 3% 6,143
Other/don't know 25% 24% 10% 33% 9% 1,673