U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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Q36

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Do you think there is a hell, where people who have led bad lives and die without being sorry are eternally punished?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  3) Other (Vol.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 59.5% 59.5%
No 29.5% 89%
Other (Vol.) 3.1% 92.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 7.9% 100%
Total N = 35556

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 and older TOTAL
Yes 61.8% 61.0% 60.9% 57.6% 56.9% 59.6%
No 29.8% 29.5% 29.1% 31.3% 28.1% 29.7%
Other (Vol.) 2.8% 3.0% 3.3% 3.0% 2.9% 3.0%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.6% 6.5% 6.7% 8.1% 12.1% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34695


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 58.0% 60.8% 59.5%
No 31.5% 27.7% 29.5%
Other (Vol.) 3.0% 3.1% 3.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 7.5% 8.4% 7.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35556


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
Yes 70.5% 58.2% 52.9% 55.9% 47.9% 59.6%
No 20.0% 31.6% 35.9% 30.1% 38.5% 29.8%
Other (Vol.) 3.5% 2.3% 3.0% 5.1% 4.2% 3.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 6.0% 7.8% 8.2% 8.9% 9.4% 7.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34102


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 to under $150,000 $150,000 or more TOTAL
Yes 64.9% 62.2% 59.2% 56.4% 54.1% 45.4% 59.7%
No 24.6% 28.0% 31.0% 34.4% 36.1% 43.1% 30.2%
Other (Vol.) 2.9% 3.0% 3.2% 2.9% 2.8% 2.7% 2.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 7.6% 6.8% 6.7% 6.3% 6.9% 8.8% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
29435


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school graduate High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Yes 67.9% 64.9% 61.4% 59.6% 53.6% 40.7% 59.5%
No 21.0% 25.3% 24.3% 29.5% 35.4% 46.6% 29.6%
Other (Vol.) 2.9% 2.4% 4.7% 3.5% 3.2% 3.3% 3.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 8.1% 7.4% 9.5% 7.4% 7.8% 9.3% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
35298



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