Views about size of government among adults who believe in Hell

% of adults who believe in Hell who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,167. 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 54% 41% 2% 3% 19,167
2007 42% 48% 4% 6% 20,461

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Views about size of government among adults who believe in Hell by religious group

% of adults who believe in Hell who would rather have…

Religious tradition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 49% 46% 2% 3% 4,475
Evangelical Protestant 64% 30% 3% 3% 6,978
Historically Black Protestant 23% 70% 3% 4% 1,557
Jewish 52% 45% 2% 1% 144
Mainline Protestant 61% 33% 3% 3% 3,327
Mormon 76% 21% 1% 2% 381
Muslim 22% 74% 3% 1% 173
Orthodox Christian 65% 34% 1% < 1% 101
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 45% 50% 2% 4% 1,699

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 11,167. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 17% 34% 29% 20% 11,167
Bigger government; more services 28% 35% 24% 13% 6,574
Depends 11% 39% 32% 18% 462
Don't know 19% 29% 26% 26% 611

Generational cohort among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 11,167. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 11% 12% 29% 35% 13% 1% 11,167
Bigger government; more services 18% 17% 28% 28% 8% 1% 6,574
Depends 5% 14% 31% 37% 11% 2% 462
Don't know 9% 15% 24% 33% 17% 2% 611

Gender composition among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 54% 46% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 40% 60% 6,682
Depends 46% 54% 482
Don't know 37% 63% 633

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 11,222. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 81% 6% 2% 8% 3% 11,222
Bigger government; more services 41% 26% 4% 26% 4% 6,626
Depends 59% 16% 2% 18% 5% 475
Don't know 65% 14% 1% 13% 7% 618

Immigrant status among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 11,263. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 7% 8% 85% 11,263
Bigger government; more services 24% 10% 66% 6,544
Depends 15% 9% 76% 471
Don't know 12% 6% 82% 615

Income distribution among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who have a household income of…

Views about size of government Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 9,964. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 26% 22% 32% 20% 9,964
Bigger government; more services 54% 20% 18% 9% 5,844
Depends 43% 23% 24% 10% 380
Don't know 46% 22% 24% 8% 462

Educational distribution among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 11,315. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 38% 36% 18% 9% 11,315
Bigger government; more services 55% 29% 10% 6% 6,643
Depends 42% 39% 12% 7% 475
Don't know 54% 34% 8% 4% 629

Marital status among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 11,334. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 59% 5% 11% 7% 19% 11,334
Bigger government; more services 37% 9% 16% 7% 32% 6,659
Depends 53% 6% 14% 10% 17% 476
Don't know 49% 4% 16% 11% 20% 624

Parent of children under 18 among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 11,329. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 30% 70% 11,329
Bigger government; more services 34% 66% 6,658
Depends 33% 67% 478
Don't know 28% 72% 629

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who say they…

Views about size of government 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 = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 82% 15% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 75% 20% 3% 1% 1% 1% 6,682
Depends 82% 14% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 482
Don't know 77% 14% 3% 2% 1% 2% 633

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who say religion is…

Views about size of government Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 69% 24% 5% 2% < 1% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 68% 24% 6% 3% < 1% 6,682
Depends 73% 20% 5% 2% 1% 482
Don't know 71% 19% 5% 3% 2% 633

Attendance at religious services among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who attend religious services…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 49% 33% 17% < 1% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 42% 37% 20% 1% 6,682
Depends 48% 32% 19% 1% 482
Don't know 44% 27% 28% 2% 633

Frequency of prayer among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 70% 16% 5% 8% 1% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 66% 17% 5% 11% < 1% 6,682
Depends 73% 17% 3% 6% 2% 482
Don't know 69% 14% 5% 9% 3% 633

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who attend prayer group…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 34% 11% 10% 45% < 1% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 31% 13% 10% 46% 1% 6,682
Depends 32% 11% 8% 48% 1% 482
Don't know 31% 8% 7% 52% 3% 633

Frequency of meditation among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who meditate…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 43% 7% 4% 45% 2% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 44% 9% 4% 42% 2% 6,682
Depends 52% 9% 4% 33% 3% 482
Don't know 47% 5% 2% 41% 6% 633

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 67% 14% 8% 10% 1% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 63% 15% 9% 12% 1% 6,682
Depends 70% 10% 7% 10% 2% 482
Don't know 65% 12% 6% 12% 4% 633

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

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

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 44% 17% 12% 25% 1% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 42% 16% 13% 27% 1% 6,682
Depends 47% 10% 9% 28% 6% 482
Don't know 45% 12% 10% 29% 4% 633

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

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

Views about size of government Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 49% 6% 39% 4% 2% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 41% 8% 42% 8% 2% 6,682
Depends 45% 9% 38% 2% 7% 482
Don't know 41% 5% 41% 3% 9% 633

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who say…

Views about size of government 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 = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 50% 48% 1% 1% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 27% 71% 1% 1% 6,682
Depends 33% 57% 7% 3% 482
Don't know 32% 64% 2% 2% 633

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who read scripture…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 48% 12% 9% 31% 1% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 44% 13% 9% 34% 1% 6,682
Depends 50% 9% 8% 31% 2% 482
Don't know 46% 11% 7% 33% 3% 633

Interpreting scripture among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who say the holy scripture is…

Views about size of government 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 = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 41% 36% 3% 15% 5% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 48% 29% 3% 16% 5% 6,682
Depends 39% 26% 7% 14% 14% 482
Don't know 38% 23% 10% 13% 16% 633

Belief in Heaven among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 95% 2% 3% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 96% 3% 2% 6,682
Depends 93% 3% 5% 482
Don't know 94% 2% 4% 633

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 63% 13% 23% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 22% 19% 59% 6,682
Depends 26% 29% 45% 482
Don't know 23% 35% 42% 633

Political ideology among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 58% 29% 9% 4% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 30% 35% 27% 7% 6,682
Depends 27% 39% 18% 15% 482
Don't know 31% 34% 16% 19% 633

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

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

Views about size of government Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 67% 28% 3% 1% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 29% 66% 3% 2% 6,682
Depends 33% 44% 20% 3% 482
Don't know 32% 48% 9% 12% 633

Views about abortion among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who say abortion should be…

Views about size of government Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 37% 60% 3% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 49% 47% 4% 6,682
Depends 44% 43% 13% 482
Don't know 42% 42% 16% 633

Views about homosexuality among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 44% 48% 4% 3% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 61% 33% 3% 3% 6,682
Depends 49% 33% 12% 7% 482
Don't know 43% 36% 9% 12% 633

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 34% 59% 7% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 50% 43% 7% 6,682
Depends 38% 44% 18% 482
Don't know 38% 41% 21% 633

Views about environmental regulation among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who say…

Views about size of government 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 = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 54% 42% 2% 2% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 33% 63% 1% 3% 6,682
Depends 24% 59% 10% 7% 482
Don't know 30% 50% 7% 14% 633

Views about human evolution among adults who believe in Hell by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in Hell who say humans…

Views about size of government 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 = 11,370. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 16% 30% 3% 48% 4% 11,370
Bigger government; more services 24% 30% 3% 40% 4% 6,682
Depends 15% 28% 5% 41% 10% 482
Don't know 16% 22% 11% 35% 17% 633