Belief in Hell among members of the Southern Baptist Convention

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,845. 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 86% 8% 6% 1,845
2007 86% 7% 7% 2,539

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are ages…

Belief in Hell 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,568. 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% 29% 32% 27% 1,568
Don't believe 20% 21% 33% 26% 137
Other/don't know 11% 22% 38% 30% 110

Generational cohort among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Belief in Hell Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,568. 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 7% 9% 25% 39% 19% 1% 1,568
Don't believe 11% 12% 18% 41% 15% 3% 137
Other/don't know 5% 10% 18% 44% 22% 1% 110

Gender composition among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Belief in Hell Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 49% 51% 1,594
Don't believe 64% 36% 139
Other/don't know 45% 55% 112

Racial and ethnic composition among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who identify as…

Belief in Hell White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,582. 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 86% 6% < 1% 3% 5% 1,582
Don't believe 80% 12% < 1% 3% 5% 138
Other/don't know 81% 7% < 1% 5% 7% 109

Immigrant status among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Belief in Hell Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,578. 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 2% 2% 96% 1,578
Don't believe 2% 3% 95% 139
Other/don't know 2% 1% 97% 111

Income distribution among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who have a household income of…

Belief in Hell Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,395. 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 31% 23% 30% 15% 1,395
Don't believe 31% 18% 36% 15% 126

Educational distribution among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who have completed…

Belief in Hell High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,582. 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 47% 35% 13% 6% 1,582
Don't believe 40% 39% 15% 6% 139
Other/don't know 47% 34% 10% 8% 112

Marital status among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Belief in Hell Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,593. 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% 3% 13% 10% 13% 1,593
Don't believe 53% 5% 18% 9% 15% 138
Other/don't know 62% 3% 11% 9% 15% 112

Parent of children under 18 among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Belief in Hell Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,588. 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.
Believe 25% 75% 1,588
Don't believe 26% 74% 139
Other/don't know 28% 72% 112

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say they…

Belief in Hell Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 91% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,594
Don't believe 68% 22% 4% < 1% 4% 1% 139
Other/don't know 89% 4% 4% 2% < 1% 1% 112

Importance of religion in one's life among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say religion is…

Belief in Hell Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 83% 16% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,594
Don't believe 62% 30% 5% 4% < 1% 139
Other/don't know 77% 18% < 1% 1% 3% 112

Attendance at religious services among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who attend religious services…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 58% 29% 12% 1% 1,594
Don't believe 33% 41% 26% < 1% 139
Other/don't know 63% 22% 12% 3% 112

Frequency of prayer among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who pray…

Belief in Hell At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 83% 11% 2% 3% < 1% 1,594
Don't believe 63% 17% 6% 14% < 1% 139
Other/don't know 75% 12% 3% 4% 6% 112

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who attend prayer group…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 45% 13% 10% 31% < 1% 1,594
Don't believe 28% 9% 13% 50% < 1% 139
Other/don't know 48% 8% 9% 34% 1% 112

Frequency of meditation among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who meditate…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 47% 6% 2% 43% 2% 1,594
Don't believe 37% 5% 3% 50% 5% 139
Other/don't know 53% 2% 3% 36% 5% 112

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 78% 11% 5% 5% 1% 1,594
Don't believe 65% 11% 7% 18% < 1% 139
Other/don't know 78% 6% 3% 12% 1% 112

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 43% 15% 12% 28% 2% 1,594
Don't believe 44% 16% 14% 23% 2% 139
Other/don't know 36% 17% 16% 26% 5% 112

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in Hell Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 62% 4% 30% 2% 2% 1,594
Don't believe 40% 9% 45% 5% 1% 139
Other/don't know 54% 3% 39% 3% 1% 112

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say…

Belief in Hell There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 51% 46% 1% 1% 1,594
Don't believe 40% 57% 3% < 1% 139
Other/don't know 57% 37% 4% 2% 112

Frequency of reading scripture among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who read scripture…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 64% 12% 7% 16% 1% 1,594
Don't believe 48% 11% 6% 35% 1% 139
Other/don't know 62% 10% 6% 20% 3% 112

Interpreting scripture among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in Hell Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 64% 23% 4% 5% 3% 1,594
Don't believe 29% 34% < 1% 29% 7% 139
Other/don't know 55% 21% 6% 17% 2% 112

Belief in Heaven among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who …in heaven

Belief in Hell Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 94% 2% 4% 1,594
Don't believe 61% 33% 6% 139
Other/don't know 47% 4% 49% 112

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who identify as…

Belief in Hell Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 64% 10% 26% 1,594
Don't believe 61% 9% 30% 139
Other/don't know 68% 13% 20% 112

Political ideology among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who are…

Belief in Hell Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 64% 23% 9% 4% 1,594
Don't believe 47% 27% 21% 4% 139
Other/don't know 76% 13% 5% 6% 112

Views about size of government among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who would rather have…

Belief in Hell Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 69% 26% 2% 3% 1,594
Don't believe 70% 27% < 1% 3% 139
Other/don't know 73% 16% 5% 6% 112

Views about government aid to the poor among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in Hell Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 62% 33% 3% 2% 1,594
Don't believe 57% 40% 2% 1% 139
Other/don't know 65% 28% 4% 3% 112

Views about abortion among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say abortion should be…

Belief in Hell Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 30% 67% 4% 1,594
Don't believe 39% 60% 2% 139
Other/don't know 29% 58% 13% 112

Views about homosexuality among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say homosexuality…

Belief in Hell Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 29% 64% 4% 3% 1,594
Don't believe 45% 50% 5% 1% 139
Other/don't know 29% 57% 9% 4% 112

Views about same-sex marriage among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Hell Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 22% 73% 6% 1,594
Don't believe 37% 52% 11% 139
Other/don't know 12% 72% 16% 112

Views about environmental regulation among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say…

Belief in Hell Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 51% 44% 3% 3% 1,594
Don't believe 45% 51% 2% 1% 139
Other/don't know 52% 33% 6% 8% 112

Views about human evolution among members of the Southern Baptist Convention by belief in hell

% of members of the Southern Baptist Convention who say humans…

Belief in Hell Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,594. 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.
Believe 12% 22% 2% 59% 5% 1,594
Don't believe 18% 34% 1% 45% 3% 139
Other/don't know 9% 20% 1% 61% 8% 112