Belief in Hell among members of the United Methodist Church

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

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 64% 26% 10% 1,637
2007 62% 24% 13% 2,239

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Belief in Hell 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 995. 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 11% 31% 32% 27% 995
Don't believe 7% 21% 29% 43% 467
Other/don't know 2% 33% 24% 40% 154

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Belief in Hell Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 995. 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% 27% 38% 18% 2% 995
Don't believe 5% 5% 18% 39% 29% 4% 467
Other/don't know < 1% 9% 27% 28% 32% 4% 154

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Belief in Hell Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,004. 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% 55% 1,004
Don't believe 43% 57% 475
Other/don't know 41% 59% 158

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

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

Belief in Hell White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 999. 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% 1% 2% 2% 999
Don't believe 95% 1% 1% 1% 2% 473
Other/don't know 92% 1% 4% 2% 1% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Belief in Hell Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 998. 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 3% 3% 93% 998
Don't believe 5% 7% 88% 475
Other/don't know 6% 4% 90% 157

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 883. 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 23% 23% 31% 23% 883
Don't believe 20% 16% 31% 33% 412
Other/don't know 25% 15% 30% 29% 132

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

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

Belief in Hell High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 998. 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 34% 33% 21% 11% 998
Don't believe 30% 25% 25% 20% 475
Other/don't know 29% 30% 23% 18% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Belief in Hell Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,002. 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% 12% 10% 12% 1,002
Don't believe 61% 4% 15% 13% 8% 472
Other/don't know 60% 8% 9% 18% 5% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Belief in Hell Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,002. 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% 74% 1,002
Don't believe 20% 80% 475
Other/don't know 22% 78% 158

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,004. 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 80% 16% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 1,004
Don't believe 52% 34% 9% 1% 3% 1% 475
Other/don't know 59% 33% 4% 2% < 1% 2% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,004. 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% 5% 1% < 1% 1,004
Don't believe 47% 38% 10% 4% 1% 475
Other/don't know 59% 33% 7% < 1% < 1% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,004. 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% 35% 16% < 1% 1,004
Don't believe 34% 44% 22% < 1% 475
Other/don't know 40% 47% 12% 1% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church who pray…

Belief in Hell At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,004. 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% 20% 5% 7% 1% 1,004
Don't believe 51% 22% 9% 17% 1% 475
Other/don't know 60% 24% 7% 6% 3% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,004. 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% 11% 11% 47% < 1% 1,004
Don't believe 14% 10% 11% 66% < 1% 475
Other/don't know 16% 11% 12% 60% < 1% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,004. 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% 9% 4% 47% 1% 1,004
Don't believe 41% 12% 6% 39% 2% 475
Other/don't know 42% 11% 11% 36% < 1% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,004. 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% 16% 10% 7% 1% 1,004
Don't believe 54% 19% 10% 15% 2% 475
Other/don't know 55% 21% 8% 13% 2% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,004. 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% 18% 16% 25% 1% 1,004
Don't believe 42% 14% 18% 24% 2% 475
Other/don't know 40% 14% 18% 28% 1% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,004. 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% 6% 44% 4% 1% 1,004
Don't believe 25% 14% 51% 8% 3% 475
Other/don't know 26% 9% 56% 3% 5% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,004. 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% 57% 1% < 1% 1,004
Don't believe 26% 71% 1% 1% 475
Other/don't know 31% 68% 1% < 1% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,004. 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% 14% 10% 30% 1% 1,004
Don't believe 26% 11% 11% 52% < 1% 475
Other/don't know 36% 14% 12% 37% < 1% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,004. 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% 45% 3% 11% 6% 1,004
Don't believe 11% 34% 2% 45% 9% 475
Other/don't know 14% 43% 5% 17% 21% 158

Belief in Heaven among members of the United Methodist Church by belief in hell

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

Belief in Hell Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,004. 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 97% 2% 1% 1,004
Don't believe 66% 25% 9% 475
Other/don't know 62% 4% 34% 158

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Belief in Hell Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,004. 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% 10% 31% 1,004
Don't believe 42% 10% 47% 475
Other/don't know 55% 15% 30% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church who are…

Belief in Hell Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,004. 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% 36% 10% 3% 1,004
Don't believe 32% 41% 24% 2% 475
Other/don't know 39% 41% 16% 4% 158

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

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

Belief in Hell Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,004. 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% 1,004
Don't believe 63% 31% 3% 3% 475
Other/don't know 61% 27% 6% 6% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,004. 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 60% 36% 3% 1% 1,004
Don't believe 44% 54% 2% 1% 475
Other/don't know 47% 44% 5% 4% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,004. 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 52% 44% 3% 1,004
Don't believe 74% 23% 4% 475
Other/don't know 55% 36% 9% 158

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

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

Belief in Hell Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,004. 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% 39% 5% 3% 1,004
Don't believe 77% 18% 3% 2% 475
Other/don't know 59% 31% 8% 3% 158

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

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

Belief in Hell Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,004. 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% 51% 8% 1,004
Don't believe 67% 26% 6% 475
Other/don't know 52% 36% 12% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,004. 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% 49% 2% 2% 1,004
Don't believe 34% 61% 3% 2% 475
Other/don't know 33% 61% 3% 3% 158

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

% of members of the United Methodist Church 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 = 1,004. 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 17% 35% 3% 40% 5% 1,004
Don't believe 35% 31% 4% 25% 5% 475
Other/don't know 18% 35% 11% 24% 12% 158