Importance of religion in one's life among adults who do not believe in Heaven

% of adults who do not 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 = 7,973. 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 17% 19% 24% 39% 1% 7,973
2007 23% 25% 22% 29% 1% 6,275

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who do not believe in Heaven by religious group

% of adults who do not 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 = 151. 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 30% 32% 20% 16% 3% 151
Catholic 27% 38% 23% 12% < 1% 709
Evangelical Protestant 68% 20% 7% 5% < 1% 503
Jewish 21% 35% 28% 16% < 1% 461
Mainline Protestant 26% 36% 28% 10% 1% 861
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 4% 11% 26% 59% 1% 4,429

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,274. 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% 32% 33% 19% 1,274
Somewhat important 24% 35% 24% 17% 1,568
Not too important 33% 34% 21% 13% 1,882
Not at all important 32% 36% 19% 13% 3,074

Generational cohort among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,274. 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 9% 13% 27% 37% 12% 2% 1,274
Somewhat important 14% 18% 27% 28% 11% 1% 1,568
Not too important 21% 20% 26% 25% 7% 1% 1,882
Not at all important 21% 20% 28% 23% 8% 1% 3,074

Gender composition among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,305. 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 46% 54% 1,305
Somewhat important 55% 45% 1,590
Not too important 60% 40% 1,902
Not at all important 64% 36% 3,116

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,280. 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% 11% 3% 23% 4% 1,280
Somewhat important 65% 6% 7% 17% 5% 1,560
Not too important 73% 5% 9% 10% 3% 1,879
Not at all important 79% 3% 5% 9% 3% 3,073

Immigrant status among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,290. 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 24% 8% 68% 1,290
Somewhat important 21% 13% 66% 1,573
Not too important 15% 15% 70% 1,887
Not at all important 12% 13% 75% 3,083

Income distribution among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,120. 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 34% 21% 25% 20% 1,120
Somewhat important 27% 19% 28% 26% 1,430
Not too important 21% 20% 29% 30% 1,726
Not at all important 24% 17% 31% 29% 2,857

Educational distribution among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,292. 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 38% 28% 18% 16% 1,292
Somewhat important 31% 26% 23% 20% 1,581
Not too important 26% 30% 25% 18% 1,896
Not at all important 27% 31% 24% 17% 3,107

Marital status among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,298. 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 54% 7% 15% 5% 19% 1,298
Somewhat important 49% 11% 12% 4% 24% 1,585
Not too important 42% 9% 11% 3% 36% 1,893
Not at all important 40% 12% 12% 3% 34% 3,106

Parent of children under 18 among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,302. 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 30% 70% 1,302
Somewhat important 28% 72% 1,586
Not too important 22% 78% 1,895
Not at all important 22% 78% 3,107

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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 69% 20% 4% 1% 5% 2% 1,305
Somewhat important 29% 35% 16% 1% 15% 4% 1,590
Not too important 10% 25% 21% 1% 37% 7% 1,902
Not at all important 7% 9% 8% 1% 70% 5% 3,116

Attendance at religious services among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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% 28% 18% 1% 1,305
Somewhat important 8% 52% 40% < 1% 1,590
Not too important 2% 34% 64% < 1% 1,902
Not at all important 1% 8% 91% < 1% 3,116

Frequency of prayer among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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 71% 13% 4% 11% 1% 1,305
Somewhat important 25% 23% 12% 39% 1% 1,590
Not too important 8% 8% 7% 77% < 1% 1,902
Not at all important 4% 2% 2% 91% < 1% 3,116

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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 41% 11% 10% 37% 1% 1,305
Somewhat important 5% 6% 9% 81% < 1% 1,590
Not too important 1% 2% 2% 95% < 1% 1,902
Not at all important 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 3,116

Frequency of meditation among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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 57% 8% 4% 28% 4% 1,305
Somewhat important 37% 13% 8% 43% 1% 1,590
Not too important 23% 13% 6% 57% 1% 1,902
Not at all important 22% 8% 5% 64% 1% 3,116

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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 73% 12% 6% 9% 1% 1,305
Somewhat important 45% 18% 13% 23% 1% 1,590
Not too important 33% 18% 14% 35% 1% 1,902
Not at all important 33% 15% 9% 41% 2% 3,116

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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% 10% 10% 18% 2% 1,305
Somewhat important 49% 16% 14% 19% 1% 1,590
Not too important 45% 20% 15% 20% < 1% 1,902
Not at all important 48% 16% 13% 22% 1% 3,116

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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 43% 11% 33% 9% 3% 1,305
Somewhat important 7% 21% 55% 16% 2% 1,590
Not too important 2% 21% 58% 17% 1% 1,902
Not at all important 1% 20% 52% 26% 1% 3,116

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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 40% 56% 2% 2% 1,305
Somewhat important 22% 76% 1% 1% 1,590
Not too important 18% 80% 1% 1% 1,902
Not at all important 17% 82% 1% 1% 3,116

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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% 13% 8% 27% 1% 1,305
Somewhat important 9% 9% 13% 69% 1% 1,590
Not too important 3% 3% 6% 87% < 1% 1,902
Not at all important 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 3,116

Interpreting scripture among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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 32% 25% 3% 32% 8% 1,305
Somewhat important 4% 12% 1% 76% 7% 1,590
Not too important 1% 4% < 1% 89% 5% 1,902
Not at all important 1% 2% < 1% 95% 3% 3,116

Belief in Hell among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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 23% 73% 4% 1,305
Somewhat important 7% 91% 1% 1,590
Not too important 3% 96% 1% 1,902
Not at all important 2% 98% 1% 3,116

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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 32% 25% 43% 1,305
Somewhat important 23% 19% 57% 1,590
Not too important 25% 15% 60% 1,902
Not at all important 19% 18% 64% 3,116

Political ideology among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,305. 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% 28% 28% 8% 1,305
Somewhat important 18% 37% 41% 4% 1,590
Not too important 15% 38% 43% 5% 1,902
Not at all important 12% 30% 51% 6% 3,116

Views about size of government among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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% 3% 3% 1,305
Somewhat important 46% 46% 4% 3% 1,590
Not too important 50% 44% 3% 4% 1,902
Not at all important 46% 47% 4% 3% 3,116

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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 41% 55% 3% 1% 1,305
Somewhat important 33% 63% 3% 1% 1,590
Not too important 35% 60% 4% 1% 1,902
Not at all important 31% 64% 3% 1% 3,116

Views about abortion among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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 47% 49% 5% 1,305
Somewhat important 76% 21% 3% 1,590
Not too important 85% 13% 2% 1,902
Not at all important 86% 12% 3% 3,116

Views about homosexuality among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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 58% 36% 3% 4% 1,305
Somewhat important 82% 13% 3% 2% 1,590
Not too important 87% 9% 2% 2% 1,902
Not at all important 91% 6% 2% 1% 3,116

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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 50% 43% 7% 1,305
Somewhat important 76% 18% 6% 1,590
Not too important 85% 12% 3% 1,902
Not at all important 89% 7% 3% 3,116

Views about environmental regulation among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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 33% 62% 3% 2% 1,305
Somewhat important 25% 70% 2% 3% 1,590
Not too important 24% 73% 1% 2% 1,902
Not at all important 20% 76% 2% 2% 3,116

Views about human evolution among adults who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of adults who do not 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 = 1,305. 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 29% 22% 4% 41% 3% 1,305
Somewhat important 62% 16% 5% 15% 2% 1,590
Not too important 79% 8% 4% 8% 1% 1,902
Not at all important 85% 5% 2% 6% 1% 3,116