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

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

Religious tradition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
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Catholic 35% 9% 45% 9% 2% 4,475
Evangelical Protestant 63% 4% 28% 2% 2% 6,978
Historically Black Protestant 50% 5% 39% 4% 2% 1,557
Jewish 40% 11% 41% 5% 4% 144
Mainline Protestant 37% 8% 49% 5% 2% 3,327
Mormon 68% 3% 23% 4% 3% 381
Muslim 43% 9% 34% 9% 4% 173
Orthodox Christian 31% 11% 48% 7% 3% 101
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 16% 11% 60% 10% 3% 1,699

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