Religious tradition among who believe in Hell by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among who believe in Hell by religious group

% of who believe in Hell who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Buddhist Catholic Evangelical Protestant Hindu Historically Black Protestant Jehovah's Witness Jewish Mainline Protestant Mormon Muslim Orthodox Christian Other Christian Other Faiths Other World Religions Unaffiliated (religious "nones") Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,135. 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.
Religion < 1% 18% 50% < 1% 10% < 1% 1% 12% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 9,135
Philosophy/reason 1% 30% 23% 1% 7% < 1% 1% 17% 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 17% < 1% 1,285
Common sense < 1% 26% 25% < 1% 9% < 1% 1% 19% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 16% < 1% 7,312
Science 1% 36% 16% 2% 6% < 1% 1% 14% 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 19% < 1% 986
Don't know < 1% 21% 35% < 1% 10% < 1% 1% 11% 2% 2% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 14% 1% 449

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