Importance of religion in one's life among adults who believe in Heaven

% of adults who believe in Heaven who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 24,337. 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 65% 26% 6% 3% < 1% 24,337
2007 65% 27% 6% 2% 1% 25,775

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who believe in Heaven by religious group

% of adults who believe in Heaven who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 62% 31% 6% 1% < 1% 6,083
Evangelical Protestant 80% 17% 2% 1% < 1% 7,452
Historically Black Protestant 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 1,761
Jehovah's Witness 90% 8% 1% < 1% 1% 126
Jewish 53% 34% 10% 2% < 1% 288
Mainline Protestant 58% 34% 6% 1% 1% 4,683
Mormon 86% 11% 2% 1% < 1% 626
Muslim 69% 23% 5% 1% 2% 202
Orthodox Christian 59% 30% 7% 3% < 1% 138
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 26% 36% 23% 13% 1% 2,430

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 15,868. 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.
Very important 17% 33% 29% 22% 15,868
Somewhat important 26% 35% 26% 13% 5,871
Not too important 34% 37% 21% 9% 1,431
Not at all important 33% 37% 19% 10% 562
Don't know 10% 31% 30% 29% 117

Generational cohort among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 15,868. 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.
Very important 10% 12% 27% 34% 15% 2% 15,868
Somewhat important 17% 16% 29% 30% 8% < 1% 5,871
Not too important 22% 18% 30% 24% 5% < 1% 1,431
Not at all important 21% 19% 30% 23% 7% < 1% 562
Don't know 5% 13% 24% 39% 19% 1% 117

Gender composition among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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.
Very important 42% 58% 16,237
Somewhat important 51% 49% 5,955
Not too important 52% 48% 1,447
Not at all important 56% 44% 573
Don't know 52% 48% 125

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 16,019. 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.
Very important 61% 17% 2% 16% 4% 16,019
Somewhat important 70% 8% 4% 15% 3% 5,899
Not too important 76% 6% 4% 10% 3% 1,436
Not at all important 65% 10% 4% 16% 5% 561
Don't know 59% 12% 2% 19% 8% 114

Immigrant status among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 16,011. 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.
Very important 15% 8% 76% 16,011
Somewhat important 13% 11% 76% 5,883
Not too important 10% 11% 79% 1,425
Not at all important 13% 16% 71% 561
Don't know 23% 7% 70% 117

Income distribution among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who have a household income of…

Importance of religion in one's life Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 13,902. 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.
Very important 39% 21% 25% 15% 13,902
Somewhat important 34% 21% 27% 19% 5,308
Not too important 33% 21% 29% 18% 1,289
Not at all important 38% 22% 22% 18% 502

Educational distribution among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 16,148. 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.
Very important 45% 32% 14% 8% 16,148
Somewhat important 44% 32% 16% 8% 5,929
Not too important 39% 35% 16% 10% 1,440
Not at all important 50% 29% 12% 8% 567
Don't know 48% 33% 11% 8% 118

Marital status among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 16,162. 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.
Very important 52% 5% 14% 9% 20% 16,162
Somewhat important 44% 10% 12% 5% 28% 5,938
Not too important 41% 10% 10% 3% 36% 1,444
Not at all important 31% 10% 13% 4% 42% 569
Don't know 55% 4% 19% 6% 16% 121

Parent of children under 18 among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 16,174. 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.
Very important 31% 69% 16,174
Somewhat important 30% 70% 5,935
Not too important 28% 72% 1,444
Not at all important 27% 73% 570
Don't know 20% 80% 121

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who say they…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 16,237. 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.
Very important 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 16,237
Somewhat important 57% 37% 4% 1% 1% 1% 5,955
Not too important 30% 47% 17% < 1% 3% 2% 1,447
Not at all important 41% 25% 18% 1% 10% 4% 573
Don't know 72% 16% 1% 7% < 1% 4% 125

Attendance at religious services among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who attend religious services…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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.
Very important 60% 29% 11% 1% 16,237
Somewhat important 14% 56% 29% < 1% 5,955
Not too important 3% 36% 61% < 1% 1,447
Not at all important 7% 20% 73% < 1% 573
Don't know 37% 22% 31% 10% 125

Frequency of prayer among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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.
Very important 82% 13% 2% 2% 1% 16,237
Somewhat important 40% 30% 12% 17% 1% 5,955
Not too important 20% 18% 14% 49% < 1% 1,447
Not at all important 26% 12% 9% 52% < 1% 573
Don't know 65% 11% 6% 6% 12% 125

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who attend prayer group…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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.
Very important 42% 13% 10% 34% 1% 16,237
Somewhat important 7% 9% 9% 75% < 1% 5,955
Not too important 3% 2% 4% 91% < 1% 1,447
Not at all important 8% 2% 4% 86% < 1% 573
Don't know 23% 8% 10% 47% 12% 125

Frequency of meditation among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who meditate…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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.
Very important 53% 8% 3% 34% 2% 16,237
Somewhat important 25% 9% 6% 59% 1% 5,955
Not too important 19% 9% 5% 67% 1% 1,447
Not at all important 31% 7% 3% 57% 1% 573
Don't know 58% 7% 1% 20% 15% 125

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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.
Very important 76% 12% 6% 5% 1% 16,237
Somewhat important 41% 23% 16% 19% 1% 5,955
Not too important 32% 17% 17% 33% 1% 1,447
Not at all important 46% 11% 9% 33% 1% 573
Don't know 67% 10% 7% 9% 7% 125

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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.
Very important 48% 16% 11% 23% 2% 16,237
Somewhat important 36% 17% 16% 30% 1% 5,955
Not too important 35% 16% 17% 32% 1% 1,447
Not at all important 41% 10% 11% 37% 1% 573
Don't know 45% 12% 8% 16% 19% 125

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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.
Very important 56% 6% 32% 4% 3% 16,237
Somewhat important 15% 12% 63% 9% 2% 5,955
Not too important 5% 14% 67% 12% 1% 1,447
Not at all important 8% 15% 61% 14% 2% 573
Don't know 35% 7% 32% 3% 22% 125

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who say…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 16,237. 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.
Very important 42% 55% 2% 1% 16,237
Somewhat important 28% 71% 1% 1% 5,955
Not too important 23% 76% 1% < 1% 1,447
Not at all important 22% 76% 1% 1% 573
Don't know 34% 58% 2% 7% 125

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who read scripture…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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.
Very important 59% 13% 8% 20% 1% 16,237
Somewhat important 14% 12% 13% 60% 1% 5,955
Not too important 6% 6% 6% 82% < 1% 1,447
Not at all important 13% 6% 3% 77% < 1% 573
Don't know 40% 10% 9% 33% 8% 125

Interpreting scripture among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who say the holy scripture is…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 16,237. 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.
Very important 51% 32% 4% 8% 5% 16,237
Somewhat important 19% 40% 2% 32% 8% 5,955
Not too important 9% 25% 1% 57% 8% 1,447
Not at all important 13% 15% 1% 62% 9% 573
Don't know 31% 19% 9% 22% 19% 125

Belief in Hell among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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.
Very important 81% 14% 6% 16,237
Somewhat important 71% 24% 5% 5,955
Not too important 63% 32% 4% 1,447
Not at all important 61% 35% 4% 573
Don't know 59% 26% 15% 125

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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.
Very important 44% 17% 39% 16,237
Somewhat important 39% 18% 43% 5,955
Not too important 35% 19% 46% 1,447
Not at all important 25% 26% 48% 573
Don't know 27% 37% 36% 125

Political ideology among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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.
Very important 48% 30% 16% 6% 16,237
Somewhat important 32% 40% 23% 6% 5,955
Not too important 25% 41% 28% 6% 1,447
Not at all important 20% 38% 33% 10% 573
Don't know 32% 29% 18% 21% 125

Views about size of government among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who would rather have…

Importance of religion in one's life Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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.
Very important 52% 41% 3% 4% 16,237
Somewhat important 53% 42% 2% 3% 5,955
Not too important 54% 42% 2% 3% 1,447
Not at all important 47% 45% 2% 6% 573
Don't know 44% 35% 4% 17% 125

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who say government aid to the poor…

Importance of religion in one's life Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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.
Very important 48% 46% 4% 2% 16,237
Somewhat important 48% 47% 3% 1% 5,955
Not too important 44% 52% 3% 1% 1,447
Not at all important 42% 53% 4% 1% 573
Don't know 32% 44% 11% 13% 125

Views about abortion among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who say abortion should be…

Importance of religion in one's life Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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.
Very important 36% 59% 5% 16,237
Somewhat important 62% 34% 3% 5,955
Not too important 72% 25% 3% 1,447
Not at all important 67% 30% 4% 573
Don't know 37% 41% 22% 125

Views about homosexuality among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who say homosexuality…

Importance of religion in one's life Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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.
Very important 45% 46% 5% 4% 16,237
Somewhat important 74% 20% 3% 3% 5,955
Not too important 82% 14% 2% 2% 1,447
Not at all important 74% 21% 2% 3% 573
Don't know 49% 25% 8% 18% 125

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,237. 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.
Very important 35% 57% 8% 16,237
Somewhat important 64% 28% 8% 5,955
Not too important 74% 20% 6% 1,447
Not at all important 67% 25% 8% 573
Don't know 40% 39% 21% 125

Views about environmental regulation among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who say…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 16,237. 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.
Very important 44% 50% 3% 4% 16,237
Somewhat important 39% 57% 2% 2% 5,955
Not too important 35% 62% 2% 1% 1,447
Not at all important 33% 63% 2% 3% 573
Don't know 35% 42% 7% 16% 125

Views about human evolution among adults who believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in Heaven who say humans…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 16,237. 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.
Very important 13% 30% 3% 49% 5% 16,237
Somewhat important 33% 33% 4% 26% 3% 5,955
Not too important 54% 23% 4% 16% 2% 1,447
Not at all important 46% 21% 5% 24% 5% 573
Don't know 16% 24% 7% 34% 19% 125