Belief in Heaven among adults in the Northeast

% of adults in the Northeast who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,516. 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 67% 25% 8% 6,516
2007 69% 20% 10% 6,556

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Belief in Heaven among adults in the Northeast by religious group

% of adults in the Northeast who …in heaven

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/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 83% 10% 6% 2,023
Evangelical Protestant 87% 6% 7% 759
Historically Black Protestant 90% 6% 4% 247
Jewish 47% 44% 9% 350
Mainline Protestant 78% 13% 10% 1,131
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 32% 59% 9% 1,499

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who are ages…

Belief in Heaven 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,045. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 19% 33% 29% 19% 4,045
Don't believe 29% 35% 22% 15% 1,785
Other/don't know 17% 30% 31% 22% 530

Generational cohort among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in Heaven Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,045. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 12% 12% 28% 34% 13% 1% 4,045
Don't believe 19% 19% 26% 26% 9% 2% 1,785
Other/don't know 12% 9% 26% 36% 14% 2% 530

Gender composition among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in Heaven Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 44% 56% 4,140
Don't believe 57% 43% 1,816
Other/don't know 46% 54% 560

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Belief in Heaven White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,082. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 68% 12% 3% 13% 3% 4,082
Don't believe 76% 5% 6% 9% 4% 1,779
Other/don't know 74% 8% 2% 10% 5% 545

Immigrant status among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in Heaven Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,065. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 18% 14% 68% 4,065
Don't believe 16% 15% 69% 1,792
Other/don't know 15% 14% 71% 549

Income distribution among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who have a household income of…

Belief in Heaven Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,474. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 36% 20% 26% 19% 3,474
Don't believe 21% 17% 31% 31% 1,609
Other/don't know 32% 16% 23% 28% 430

Educational distribution among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who have completed…

Belief in Heaven High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,113. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 46% 28% 15% 11% 4,113
Don't believe 27% 26% 26% 21% 1,808
Other/don't know 38% 27% 20% 15% 554

Marital status among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in Heaven Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,115. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 48% 7% 12% 8% 25% 4,115
Don't believe 42% 10% 10% 4% 35% 1,808
Other/don't know 50% 7% 12% 7% 24% 549

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in Heaven Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,123. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 28% 72% 4,123
Don't believe 23% 77% 1,811
Other/don't know 25% 75% 556

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who say they…

Belief in Heaven 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 = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 71% 23% 4% 1% 1% 1% 4,140
Don't believe 18% 20% 13% 1% 43% 6% 1,816
Other/don't know 40% 26% 15% 3% 3% 12% 560

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who say religion is…

Belief in Heaven Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 59% 29% 8% 4% < 1% 4,140
Don't believe 12% 21% 25% 41% 1% 1,816
Other/don't know 33% 35% 18% 11% 4% 560

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who attend religious services…

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 39% 38% 23% < 1% 4,140
Don't believe 8% 26% 65% < 1% 1,816
Other/don't know 23% 31% 43% 3% 560

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who pray…

Belief in Heaven At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 61% 18% 7% 13% 1% 4,140
Don't believe 16% 10% 6% 68% 1% 1,816
Other/don't know 42% 14% 7% 34% 4% 560

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who attend prayer group…

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 22% 9% 9% 59% 1% 4,140
Don't believe 6% 3% 4% 86% < 1% 1,816
Other/don't know 16% 6% 5% 71% 2% 560

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who meditate…

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 40% 9% 4% 45% 2% 4,140
Don't believe 28% 10% 7% 54% 1% 1,816
Other/don't know 36% 8% 4% 49% 3% 560

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 58% 16% 10% 14% 1% 4,140
Don't believe 37% 15% 11% 34% 2% 1,816
Other/don't know 51% 14% 10% 21% 4% 560

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

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

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 43% 16% 13% 27% 1% 4,140
Don't believe 48% 17% 15% 20% < 1% 1,816
Other/don't know 49% 15% 11% 21% 4% 560

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

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

Belief in Heaven Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 33% 9% 48% 7% 2% 4,140
Don't believe 6% 18% 53% 21% 2% 1,816
Other/don't know 21% 14% 51% 9% 5% 560

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who say…

Belief in Heaven 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 = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 32% 65% 1% 1% 4,140
Don't believe 20% 78% 1% 1% 1,816
Other/don't know 30% 66% 2% 2% 560

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who read scripture…

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 33% 10% 10% 46% 1% 4,140
Don't believe 7% 4% 7% 80% 1% 1,816
Other/don't know 25% 5% 7% 61% 3% 560

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in Heaven 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 = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 32% 33% 3% 26% 7% 4,140
Don't believe 4% 7% < 1% 83% 6% 1,816
Other/don't know 13% 17% 3% 47% 19% 560

Belief in Hell among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who …in hell

Belief in Heaven Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 70% 23% 6% 4,140
Don't believe 5% 94% 1% 1,816
Other/don't know 15% 27% 58% 560

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Belief in Heaven Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 36% 17% 47% 4,140
Don't believe 20% 17% 63% 1,816
Other/don't know 28% 26% 46% 560

Political ideology among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Belief in Heaven Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 36% 36% 22% 6% 4,140
Don't believe 16% 31% 48% 5% 1,816
Other/don't know 30% 32% 27% 12% 560

Views about size of government among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who would rather have…

Belief in Heaven Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 49% 46% 2% 4% 4,140
Don't believe 44% 48% 4% 4% 1,816
Other/don't know 48% 39% 7% 6% 560

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

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

Belief in Heaven Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 45% 49% 3% 2% 4,140
Don't believe 31% 64% 4% 1% 1,816
Other/don't know 41% 49% 7% 4% 560

Views about abortion among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who say abortion should be…

Belief in Heaven Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 54% 41% 5% 4,140
Don't believe 82% 15% 2% 1,816
Other/don't know 61% 31% 8% 560

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who say homosexuality…

Belief in Heaven Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 65% 28% 4% 4% 4,140
Don't believe 87% 10% 2% 2% 1,816
Other/don't know 67% 21% 6% 5% 560

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Heaven Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 54% 38% 9% 4,140
Don't believe 84% 12% 4% 1,816
Other/don't know 61% 29% 10% 560

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who say…

Belief in Heaven 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 = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 38% 58% 2% 3% 4,140
Don't believe 21% 74% 2% 2% 1,816
Other/don't know 31% 58% 5% 6% 560

Views about human evolution among adults in the Northeast by belief in heaven

% of adults in the Northeast who say humans…

Belief in Heaven 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 = 4,140. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe 26% 29% 3% 37% 4% 4,140
Don't believe 75% 11% 3% 10% 1% 1,816
Other/don't know 38% 14% 16% 23% 9% 560