Belief in Heaven among members of the United Methodist Church

% of members of the United Methodist Church who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,637. 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 85% 8% 6% 1,637
2007 84% 9% 8% 2,239

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are ages…

Belief in Heaven 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,354. 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 10% 29% 30% 30% 1,354
Don't believe 5% 20% 34% 41% 155
Other/don't know < 1% 28% 25% 46% 107

Generational cohort among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Belief in Heaven Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,354. 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 6% 8% 25% 37% 21% 2% 1,354
Don't believe 4% 4% 17% 46% 28% 1% 155
Other/don't know < 1% 7% 22% 31% 34% 7% 107

Gender composition among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Belief in Heaven Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,370. 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 42% 58% 1,370
Don't believe 58% 42% 157
Other/don't know 52% 48% 110

Racial and ethnic composition among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church who identify as…

Belief in Heaven White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,365. 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% 1% 1% 2% 2% 1,365
Don't believe 94% 1% 2% 1% 2% 155
Other/don't know 94% 1% 1% < 1% 3% 110

Immigrant status among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Belief in Heaven Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,363. 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 4% 4% 92% 1,363
Don't believe 9% 7% 84% 157
Other/don't know 2% 6% 93% 110

Income distribution among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,193. 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 24% 21% 31% 24% 1,193
Don't believe 12% 13% 32% 43% 141

Educational distribution among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church who have completed…

Belief in Heaven High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,364. 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% 32% 22% 13% 1,364
Don't believe 18% 24% 32% 26% 157
Other/don't know 38% 24% 22% 17% 110

Marital status among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Belief in Heaven Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,365. 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% 5% 11% 12% 11% 1,365
Don't believe 63% 4% 17% 8% 8% 157
Other/don't know 60% 6% 18% 14% 2% 110

Parent of children under 18 among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Belief in Heaven Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,368. 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 24% 76% 1,368
Don't believe 24% 76% 157
Other/don't know 23% 77% 110

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,370. 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 76% 20% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,370
Don't believe 32% 39% 16% 3% 8% 3% 157
Other/don't know 46% 38% 7% 3% 1% 4% 110

Importance of religion in one's life among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,370. 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% 30% 5% 1% < 1% 1,370
Don't believe 37% 35% 21% 7% 1% 157
Other/don't know 48% 38% 14% < 1% 1% 110

Attendance at religious services among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,370. 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% 38% 16% < 1% 1,370
Don't believe 30% 42% 28% 1% 157
Other/don't know 39% 41% 19% < 1% 110

Frequency of prayer among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church who pray…

Belief in Heaven At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,370. 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 66% 21% 6% 7% 1% 1,370
Don't believe 37% 16% 12% 31% 4% 157
Other/don't know 47% 27% 9% 12% 5% 110

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,370. 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% 11% 11% 51% < 1% 1,370
Don't believe 17% 9% 11% 64% < 1% 157
Other/don't know 16% 12% 11% 61% < 1% 110

Frequency of meditation among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,370. 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 41% 9% 4% 45% 1% 1,370
Don't believe 28% 15% 8% 44% 6% 157
Other/don't know 38% 20% 9% 32% 1% 110

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,370. 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% 16% 10% 8% 1% 1,370
Don't believe 40% 23% 11% 23% 3% 157
Other/don't know 45% 25% 7% 19% 4% 110

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,370. 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 41% 17% 16% 25% 1% 1,370
Don't believe 44% 11% 20% 23% 2% 157
Other/don't know 42% 13% 18% 23% 4% 110

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,370. 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% 8% 46% 5% 2% 1,370
Don't believe 18% 18% 51% 12% 1% 157
Other/don't know 27% 4% 59% 4% 6% 110

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,370. 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 37% 61% 1% 1% 1,370
Don't believe 34% 64% 1% 1% 157
Other/don't know 28% 70% 2% < 1% 110

Frequency of reading scripture among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,370. 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 41% 14% 11% 34% < 1% 1,370
Don't believe 26% 9% 11% 54% < 1% 157
Other/don't know 30% 11% 6% 50% 2% 110

Interpreting scripture among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,370. 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% 44% 2% 16% 7% 1,370
Don't believe 6% 23% 2% 60% 8% 157
Other/don't know 12% 32% 9% 29% 17% 110

Belief in Hell among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church who …in hell

Belief in Heaven Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,370. 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 73% 20% 7% 1,370
Don't believe 14% 81% 5% 157
Other/don't know 12% 36% 52% 110

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church who identify as…

Belief in Heaven Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,370. 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 56% 11% 34% 1,370
Don't believe 41% 7% 52% 157
Other/don't know 50% 15% 36% 110

Political ideology among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Belief in Heaven Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,370. 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% 37% 13% 3% 1,370
Don't believe 30% 43% 26% 1% 157
Other/don't know 41% 34% 19% 6% 110

Views about size of government among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church who would rather have…

Belief in Heaven Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,370. 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 67% 27% 2% 3% 1,370
Don't believe 61% 34% 2% 2% 157
Other/don't know 63% 22% 7% 8% 110

Views about government aid to the poor among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,370. 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 57% 39% 3% 1% 1,370
Don't believe 36% 63% 1% < 1% 157
Other/don't know 47% 45% 4% 5% 110

Views about abortion among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,370. 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 56% 40% 4% 1,370
Don't believe 74% 22% 3% 157
Other/don't know 60% 28% 12% 110

Views about homosexuality among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church who say homosexuality…

Belief in Heaven Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,370. 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% 34% 5% 3% 1,370
Don't believe 78% 15% 3% 4% 157
Other/don't know 59% 35% 4% 2% 110

Views about same-sex marriage among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Heaven Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,370. 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% 45% 8% 1,370
Don't believe 66% 26% 8% 157
Other/don't know 53% 40% 7% 110

Views about environmental regulation among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,370. 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% 52% 2% 2% 1,370
Don't believe 27% 69% 2% 2% 157
Other/don't know 39% 52% 4% 4% 110

Views about human evolution among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in heaven

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,370. 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 20% 36% 3% 37% 5% 1,370
Don't believe 53% 24% 6% 13% 4% 157
Other/don't know 13% 25% 13% 31% 18% 110