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

% of adults who do not 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 = 12,839. 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 28% 26% 19% 26% 1% 12,839
2007 32% 31% 18% 19% 1% 10,938

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 192. 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 32% 35% 16% 14% 3% 192
Catholic 43% 38% 14% 5% 1% 2,080
Evangelical Protestant 59% 31% 6% 3% < 1% 957
Hindu 20% 54% 18% 7% < 1% 118
Historically Black Protestant 72% 22% 3% 2% 1% 225
Jehovah's Witness 91% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% 215
Jewish 26% 39% 24% 12% < 1% 637
Mainline Protestant 39% 39% 16% 5% 1% 2,056
Mormon 82% 14% 4% < 1% < 1% 227
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 15% 27% 51% 1% 5,272

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,514. 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 16% 30% 30% 24% 3,514
Somewhat important 23% 35% 25% 17% 3,243
Not too important 32% 34% 21% 13% 2,445
Not at all important 32% 36% 19% 13% 3,303

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,514. 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% 12% 25% 36% 16% 2% 3,514
Somewhat important 14% 16% 27% 30% 11% 1% 3,243
Not too important 21% 18% 27% 26% 7% 1% 2,445
Not at all important 20% 20% 27% 24% 8% 1% 3,303

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,606. 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% 61% 3,606
Somewhat important 48% 52% 3,302
Not too important 56% 44% 2,477
Not at all important 63% 37% 3,353
Don't know 49% 51% 101

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,547. 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% 3% 20% 4% 3,547
Somewhat important 70% 6% 5% 15% 4% 3,258
Not too important 75% 4% 7% 10% 4% 2,447
Not at all important 79% 3% 5% 9% 3% 3,306

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,561. 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 20% 10% 70% 3,561
Somewhat important 16% 13% 71% 3,268
Not too important 14% 14% 72% 2,459
Not at all important 12% 14% 75% 3,322

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,103. 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 37% 21% 24% 18% 3,103
Somewhat important 28% 19% 29% 24% 2,939
Not too important 23% 20% 29% 28% 2,245
Not at all important 24% 17% 31% 28% 3,063

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,585. 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% 29% 16% 14% 3,585
Somewhat important 34% 29% 21% 16% 3,285
Not too important 27% 31% 25% 17% 2,466
Not at all important 28% 31% 24% 17% 3,342
Don't know 26% 40% 21% 13% 100

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,588. 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% 6% 14% 9% 19% 3,588
Somewhat important 49% 10% 12% 5% 24% 3,293
Not too important 42% 9% 10% 4% 35% 2,465
Not at all important 40% 12% 11% 3% 34% 3,341

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,596. 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% 71% 3,596
Somewhat important 28% 72% 3,294
Not too important 23% 77% 2,469
Not at all important 22% 78% 3,344
Don't know 15% 85% 101

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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% 17% 2% 1% 2% 1% 3,606
Somewhat important 39% 40% 10% 1% 7% 2% 3,302
Not too important 14% 30% 20% < 1% 29% 7% 2,477
Not at all important 9% 10% 9% 1% 65% 5% 3,353
Don't know 46% 19% 4% 8% 17% 7% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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% 32% 16% < 1% 3,606
Somewhat important 11% 54% 34% < 1% 3,302
Not too important 3% 35% 63% < 1% 2,477
Not at all important 1% 9% 90% < 1% 3,353
Don't know 18% 21% 51% 10% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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 75% 15% 3% 6% 1% 3,606
Somewhat important 32% 26% 13% 27% 1% 3,302
Not too important 11% 10% 9% 70% < 1% 2,477
Not at all important 6% 3% 3% 89% < 1% 3,353
Don't know 55% 9% 2% 23% 11% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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% 11% 10% 43% 1% 3,606
Somewhat important 6% 7% 9% 79% < 1% 3,302
Not too important 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 2,477
Not at all important 1% < 1% 1% 97% < 1% 3,353
Don't know 11% 6% 9% 67% 7% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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% 8% 3% 31% 2% 3,606
Somewhat important 32% 12% 7% 48% 1% 3,302
Not too important 24% 12% 6% 58% < 1% 2,477
Not at all important 23% 8% 5% 64% 1% 3,353
Don't know 61% 12% 1% 20% 7% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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% 7% 7% 1% 3,606
Somewhat important 43% 20% 15% 21% 1% 3,302
Not too important 33% 18% 14% 33% 1% 2,477
Not at all important 35% 14% 9% 40% 2% 3,353
Don't know 65% 11% 3% 17% 4% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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% 13% 10% 20% 2% 3,606
Somewhat important 44% 16% 15% 24% 1% 3,302
Not too important 44% 19% 16% 21% < 1% 2,477
Not at all important 48% 15% 13% 22% 1% 3,353
Don't know 61% 17% 4% 13% 5% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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% 11% 39% 7% 3% 3,606
Somewhat important 8% 18% 61% 12% 1% 3,302
Not too important 3% 21% 59% 16% 1% 2,477
Not at all important 1% 19% 53% 25% 1% 3,353
Don't know 21% 13% 47% 6% 12% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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% 64% 2% 2% 3,606
Somewhat important 21% 77% 1% 1% 3,302
Not too important 18% 80% 1% 1% 2,477
Not at all important 17% 82% 1% 1% 3,353
Don't know 24% 70% 4% 2% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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% 14% 8% 30% 1% 3,606
Somewhat important 10% 9% 13% 67% 1% 3,302
Not too important 4% 4% 6% 86% < 1% 2,477
Not at all important 2% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 3,353
Don't know 22% 4% 9% 57% 8% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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% 34% 3% 25% 8% 3,606
Somewhat important 7% 24% 1% 60% 8% 3,302
Not too important 2% 7% < 1% 85% 6% 2,477
Not at all important 1% 2% < 1% 94% 3% 3,353
Don't know 10% 13% 2% 62% 13% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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 67% 27% 6% 3,606
Somewhat important 50% 42% 7% 3,302
Not too important 22% 72% 6% 2,477
Not at all important 7% 91% 2% 3,353
Don't know 34% 51% 16% 101

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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% 24% 45% 3,606
Somewhat important 28% 18% 53% 3,302
Not too important 26% 16% 58% 2,477
Not at all important 19% 18% 63% 3,353
Don't know 18% 35% 47% 101

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,606. 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% 32% 26% 9% 3,606
Somewhat important 21% 41% 34% 5% 3,302
Not too important 16% 38% 42% 4% 2,477
Not at all important 12% 31% 50% 6% 3,353
Don't know 24% 24% 38% 14% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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% 46% 3% 4% 3,606
Somewhat important 48% 45% 3% 4% 3,302
Not too important 51% 43% 3% 3% 2,477
Not at all important 46% 47% 4% 3% 3,353
Don't know 48% 38% 7% 6% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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% 55% 3% 2% 3,606
Somewhat important 38% 58% 3% 1% 3,302
Not too important 35% 61% 3% 1% 2,477
Not at all important 31% 64% 3% 1% 3,353
Don't know 20% 60% 12% 8% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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% 44% 5% 3,606
Somewhat important 74% 23% 3% 3,302
Not too important 84% 14% 2% 2,477
Not at all important 85% 12% 3% 3,353
Don't know 67% 13% 20% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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 64% 29% 4% 3% 3,606
Somewhat important 82% 12% 3% 3% 3,302
Not too important 88% 9% 1% 2% 2,477
Not at all important 91% 6% 2% 1% 3,353
Don't know 65% 16% 10% 9% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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% 36% 9% 3,606
Somewhat important 76% 18% 6% 3,302
Not too important 84% 11% 4% 2,477
Not at all important 89% 8% 4% 3,353
Don't know 62% 21% 17% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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% 59% 3% 4% 3,606
Somewhat important 29% 66% 2% 3% 3,302
Not too important 25% 72% 1% 2% 2,477
Not at all important 20% 76% 2% 2% 3,353
Don't know 24% 60% 6% 10% 101

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

% of adults who do not 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 = 3,606. 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% 29% 5% 38% 5% 3,606
Somewhat important 51% 24% 5% 18% 3% 3,302
Not too important 75% 10% 4% 8% 2% 2,477
Not at all important 84% 6% 2% 7% 1% 3,353
Don't know 50% 16% 13% 15% 6% 101