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

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

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,167. 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.
2014 68% 23% 5% 2% < 1% 19,167
2007 69% 24% 5% 2% 1% 20,461

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 64% 30% 5% 1% < 1% 4,475
Evangelical Protestant 82% 16% 1% 1% < 1% 6,978
Historically Black Protestant 88% 10% 1% 1% < 1% 1,557
Jewish 63% 24% 9% 3% 1% 144
Mainline Protestant 60% 32% 6% 1% < 1% 3,327
Mormon 85% 11% 3% 1% < 1% 381
Muslim 69% 25% 3% 2% 1% 173
Orthodox Christian 63% 26% 7% 4% < 1% 101
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 29% 36% 22% 13% 1% 1,699

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 13,201. 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% 34% 29% 20% 13,201
Somewhat important 28% 36% 25% 11% 4,179
Not too important 36% 36% 20% 8% 969
Not at all important 35% 37% 20% 8% 387

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 13,201. 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 11% 12% 28% 34% 14% 1% 13,201
Somewhat important 18% 16% 29% 29% 7% < 1% 4,179
Not too important 23% 20% 28% 23% 5% < 1% 969
Not at all important 23% 20% 29% 23% 5% < 1% 387

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 13,485. 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% 56% 13,485
Somewhat important 54% 46% 4,227
Not too important 56% 44% 977
Not at all important 60% 40% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 13,315. 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.
Very important 61% 18% 2% 16% 4% 13,315
Somewhat important 69% 8% 4% 16% 4% 4,190
Not too important 74% 7% 6% 9% 3% 971
Not at all important 62% 11% 4% 19% 5% 386

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 13,304. 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% 77% 13,304
Somewhat important 13% 11% 77% 4,170
Not too important 9% 11% 80% 959
Not at all important 15% 13% 73% 381

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 11,594. 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% 22% 26% 14% 11,594
Somewhat important 35% 21% 26% 17% 3,790
Not too important 35% 21% 29% 16% 863
Not at all important 45% 19% 20% 16% 345

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 13,411. 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% 33% 14% 8% 13,411
Somewhat important 46% 33% 14% 7% 4,208
Not too important 42% 36% 14% 7% 975
Not at all important 54% 29% 11% 6% 389

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 13,428. 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% 5% 14% 8% 20% 13,428
Somewhat important 43% 10% 13% 5% 30% 4,215
Not too important 43% 10% 9% 2% 36% 975
Not at all important 27% 9% 14% 4% 46% 391

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 13,435. 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% 68% 13,435
Somewhat important 31% 69% 4,212
Not too important 29% 71% 975
Not at all important 28% 72% 390

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 13,485. 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 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 13,485
Somewhat important 60% 34% 4% 1% 1% 1% 4,227
Not too important 31% 45% 17% 1% 4% 2% 977
Not at all important 43% 25% 16% 1% 11% 5% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 13,485. 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 62% 27% 10% 1% 13,485
Somewhat important 15% 55% 30% < 1% 4,227
Not too important 2% 33% 64% < 1% 977
Not at all important 9% 20% 71% < 1% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,485. 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 83% 12% 2% 2% 1% 13,485
Somewhat important 41% 30% 12% 17% < 1% 4,227
Not too important 17% 17% 12% 53% < 1% 977
Not at all important 27% 13% 8% 51% < 1% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 13,485. 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% 14% 10% 31% 1% 13,485
Somewhat important 8% 9% 9% 73% < 1% 4,227
Not too important 3% 2% 4% 91% < 1% 977
Not at all important 12% 2% 5% 81% 1% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 13,485. 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% 7% 3% 35% 2% 13,485
Somewhat important 25% 9% 5% 61% 1% 4,227
Not too important 16% 8% 4% 71% 1% 977
Not at all important 29% 8% 3% 57% 2% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 13,485. 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 77% 11% 5% 5% 1% 13,485
Somewhat important 41% 23% 16% 19% 1% 4,227
Not too important 28% 18% 16% 36% 2% 977
Not at all important 40% 12% 10% 36% 2% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 13,485. 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% 24% 2% 13,485
Somewhat important 35% 17% 16% 31% 1% 4,227
Not too important 32% 16% 16% 35% 1% 977
Not at all important 39% 10% 12% 39% 1% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 13,485. 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% 5% 30% 4% 2% 13,485
Somewhat important 17% 11% 61% 9% 2% 4,227
Not too important 6% 13% 68% 12% 1% 977
Not at all important 9% 15% 61% 13% 2% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 13,485. 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% 53% 2% 1% 13,485
Somewhat important 30% 68% 1% 1% 4,227
Not too important 24% 74% 1% < 1% 977
Not at all important 24% 74% 1% 1% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 13,485. 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% 12% 8% 18% 1% 13,485
Somewhat important 15% 13% 13% 59% 1% 4,227
Not too important 6% 6% 6% 82% < 1% 977
Not at all important 18% 6% 3% 72% < 1% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 13,485. 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 55% 30% 4% 6% 5% 13,485
Somewhat important 22% 41% 2% 28% 7% 4,227
Not too important 11% 27% 1% 53% 9% 977
Not at all important 17% 18% 2% 55% 8% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,485. 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 95% 2% 3% 13,485
Somewhat important 96% 2% 2% 4,227
Not too important 90% 5% 4% 977
Not at all important 87% 10% 3% 393

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 13,485. 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% 16% 38% 13,485
Somewhat important 41% 18% 41% 4,227
Not too important 37% 19% 43% 977
Not at all important 24% 29% 47% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,485. 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% 29% 14% 6% 13,485
Somewhat important 34% 38% 22% 6% 4,227
Not too important 26% 43% 24% 7% 977
Not at all important 22% 34% 34% 9% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 13,485. 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% 40% 3% 3% 13,485
Somewhat important 54% 41% 2% 3% 4,227
Not too important 52% 43% 2% 3% 977
Not at all important 47% 47% 2% 5% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 13,485. 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% 44% 4% 2% 13,485
Somewhat important 50% 45% 3% 1% 4,227
Not too important 48% 47% 3% 1% 977
Not at all important 44% 51% 4% 1% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 13,485. 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% 4% 13,485
Somewhat important 60% 37% 3% 4,227
Not too important 69% 28% 3% 977
Not at all important 62% 35% 3% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 13,485. 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% 50% 5% 4% 13,485
Somewhat important 72% 23% 3% 3% 4,227
Not too important 79% 17% 2% 2% 977
Not at all important 68% 26% 4% 2% 393

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,485. 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% 62% 7% 13,485
Somewhat important 61% 31% 8% 4,227
Not too important 71% 23% 6% 977
Not at all important 62% 29% 9% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 13,485. 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% 49% 2% 3% 13,485
Somewhat important 41% 55% 2% 2% 4,227
Not too important 38% 58% 1% 2% 977
Not at all important 36% 60% 2% 3% 393

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 13,485. 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 12% 29% 2% 52% 5% 13,485
Somewhat important 31% 34% 4% 28% 3% 4,227
Not too important 51% 23% 5% 19% 2% 977
Not at all important 39% 22% 5% 28% 5% 393