Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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SOUL3

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

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO THINK THEIR SOUL WILL LIVE ON AFTER DEATH: Do you think there is a hell, to which people who have led bad lives and die without being sorry are eternally damned?
  1) Yes (Believe in hell)
  2) No (Don't believe in hell)
  3) Don't know/Refused (Don't know if believe in hell)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes (Believe in hell) 70.7% 70.7%
No (Don't believe in hell) 23.1% 93.8%
Don't know/Refused (Don't know if believe in hell) 6.2% 100.0%
Total N = 1595

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Yes (Believe in hell) 74.0% 73.3% 65.2% 70.8%
No (Don't believe in hell) 22.3% 21.4% 25.9% 23.1%
Don't know/Refused (Don't know if believe in hell) 3.7% 5.3% 8.9% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1574


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes (Believe in hell) 70.5% 70.9% 70.7%
No (Don't believe in hell) 24.1% 22.3% 23.1%
Don't know/Refused (Don't know if believe in hell) 5.4% 6.8% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1595


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Yes (Believe in hell) 76.4% 68.7% 67.7% 72.5% 70.8%
No (Don't believe in hell) 18.7% 25.3% 25.4% 18.8% 23.1%
Don't know/Refused (Don't know if believe in hell) 4.9% 6.0% 7.0% 8.7% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1581


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes (Believe in hell) 60.7% 71.0% 80.7% 62.3% 70.7%
No (Don't believe in hell) 32.4% 23.5% 13.2% 31.2% 23.1%
Don't know/Refused (Don't know if believe in hell) 6.9% 5.5% 6.1% 6.5% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1595


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Yes (Believe in hell) 73.4% 26.3% 82.4% 36.7% 55.2% 33.3% 71.1%
No (Don't believe in hell) 20.6% 73.7% 17.6% 59.5% 39.5% 66.7% 23.0%
Don't know/Refused (Don't know if believe in hell) 6.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.8% 5.2% 0.0% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1584



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