Belief in Heaven among adults ages 65 and older by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older who …in heaven

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
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Catholic 85% 9% 6% 2,131
Evangelical Protestant 89% 5% 7% 2,399
Historically Black Protestant 91% 5% 5% 401
Jewish 28% 59% 13% 320
Mainline Protestant 76% 14% 10% 2,272
Mormon 91% 6% 3% 146
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% 63% 13% 1,225

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