Belief in Hell among whites by importance of religion (2014) Switch to: Importance of religion in one's life among whites by belief in hell

% of whites who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,458. 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.
Very important 74% 18% 8% 12,458
Somewhat important 55% 36% 9% 6,124
Not too important 29% 61% 9% 2,988
Not at all important 9% 85% 6% 3,154
Don't know 29% 44% 28% 176

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