Heaven, Existence of - Measurement Concept

Does the respondent believe that Heaven exists?
34 Questions match selected parameters.

Survey Questions

HEAVEN from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q23b. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Heaven
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not1338.2
2) Probably not1599.9
3) Probably31519.6
4) Absolutely100262.3
Missing45
Total1608100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2007
Cases: 1648
Variables: 318
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Mixed Mode
HEAVEN from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
(heaven_w3) I:9. Do you believe in heaven as a place where some people go after death, or not? [INTERVIEWER: IF R SAYS 'MAYBE,' PROBE ONCE. IF HE/SHE STILL SAYS 'MAYBE,' CODE YES.]
 TOTAL%
0) No42316.7
1) Yes207882.1
777) Don't know220.9
888) Refused40.2
999) Legitimate skip50.2
Missing838
Total2532100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 2532
Variables: 484
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
RA_11 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
I believe in Heaven where people live with God forever.
 TOTAL%
-7) Refused20.1
-4) Don't know90.4
1) Strongly agree167164.1
2) Somewhat agree38914.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree31812.2
4) Somewhat disagree702.7
5) Strongly disagree1465.6
Missing3
Total2607100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 2610
Variables: 666
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
HEAVEN from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Do you believe in heaven?
 TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable219461.6
1) Yes, definitely85324.0
2) Yes, probably2767.8
3) No, probably not1173.3
4) No definitely not802.2
8) Don't know330.9
9) No answer60.2
Total3559100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 3559
Variables: 898
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes 87.7
2) No 10.7
8) Don't know 1.5
9) Refused 0.1
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 11028
Variables: 200
Scope: Other: United States; Brazil, Chile and Guatemala in Latin America; Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in Africa; and India, the Philippines and South Korea in Asia.
Frame: Other: Pentecostals and Charismatics
Sample: Unknown Sample Types
Mode: Other: Telephone interviews in the United States and in-person in other countries.
Q51A from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010
Q51A [WHICH, IF ANY, OF THE FOLLOWING DO YOU BELIEVE IN?] In Heaven, where people how have led good lives are eternally rewarded?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes 91.6
2) No 5.8
8) Don't know 2.3
9) Refused 0.2
Total25091100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2009
Cases: 25091
Variables: 203
Scope: Other: sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania)
Frame: Other: Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
Q26C from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave I (2005)
Q26 In your opinion, does each of the following ... exist c. Heaven
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely107764.3
2) Probably30017.9
3) Probably not18010.7
4) Absolutely not1187.0
Missing46
Total1675100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2005
Cases: 1721
Variables: 395
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Mixed Mode
HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes 80.3
2) No 15.8
8) Don't know 2.8
9) Refused 1.0
Total988100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 988
Variables: 133
Scope: Other: Chile
Frame: Other: Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
Q34A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset
IF BUDDHIST (Q.16=7), ASK: Do you believe in nirvana, the ultimate state transcending pain and desire in which individual consciousness ends?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes 62.2
2) No 19.3
3) Other (Vol.) 1.4
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 17.0
Missing35145
Total411100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2007
Cases: 35556
Variables: 133
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
Q35 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset
Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes 73.8
2) No 16.8
3) Other (Vol.) 3.3
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 6.0
Total35556100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2007
Cases: 35556
Variables: 133
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
HEAVEN from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)
(heaven_w2) I:9. Do you believe in heaven as a place where some people go after death, or not? [INTERVIEWER: IF R SAYS "MAYBE", PROBE ONCE. IF HE/SHE STILL SAYS "MAYBE", CODE YES.]
 TOTAL%
0) No37114.2
1) Yes217983.7
666) Invalid skip170.7
777) Don't know361.4
888) Refused10.0
Total2604100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2005
Cases: 2604
Variables: 509
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes 79.9
2) No 18.4
8) Don't know 1.7
9) Refused 0.0
Total1000100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 1000
Variables: 127
Scope: Other: Brazil, urban areas
Frame: Other: Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
HEAVEN from General Social Survey, 1991
Do you believe in. . . Heaven
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely77657.1
2) Yes, probably27520.2
3) No, probably not1158.5
4) No, definitely not634.6
8) Can't choose685.0
9) No answer624.6
Missing158
Total1359100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1991
Cases: 1481
Variables: 758
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes 47.0
2) No 46.2
8) Don't know 6.7
9) Refused 0.2
Total1000100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 1000
Variables: 127
Scope: Other: Korea
Frame: Other: Korean adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Mailed
HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes 85.0
2) No 12.2
8) Don't know 2.5
9) Refused 0.3
Total1074100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 1074
Variables: 129
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
Q34A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset
IF BUDDHIST (Q.16=7), ASK: Do you believe in nirvana, the ultimate state transcending pain and desire in which individual consciousness ends?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes 56.8
2) No 17.9
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 25.4
Missing389
Total12100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 401
Variables: 129
Scope: Regional Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
Q35 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset
Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes 68.5
2) No 21.9
3) Other (Vol.) 3.6
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.9
Total401100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2008
Cases: 401
Variables: 129
Scope: Regional Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes 93.6
2) No 5.7
8) Don't know 0.7
9) Refused 0.0
Total1300100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 1300
Variables: 134
Scope: Other: Philippines
Frame: Other: Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes 63.5
2) No 34.7
8) Don't know 1.8
9) Refused 0.0
Total1224100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 1224
Variables: 128
Scope: Other: India
Frame: Other: Indian adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Mailed
HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes 86.6
2) No 9.4
8) Don't know 4.0
9) Refused 0.0
Total1137100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 1137
Variables: 128
Scope: Other: South Africa
Frame: Other: Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
HEAVEN from General Social Survey, 1998
Do you believe in... Heaven
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely77060.0
2) Yes, probably22317.4
3) No probably not907.0
4) No definitely not755.8
8) Can't choose715.5
9) No answer554.3
Missing1548
Total1284100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1998
Cases: 2832
Variables: 858
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes 92.2
2) No 6.3
8) Don't know 1.3
9) Refused 0.2
Total1305100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 1305
Variables: 133
Scope: Other: Guatemala
Frame: Other: Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes 99.4
2) No 0.4
8) Don't know 0.2
9) Refused 0.0
Total999100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 999
Variables: 133
Scope: Other: Nigeria
Frame: Other: Nigerian adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Mailed
HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes 96.0
2) No 3.6
8) Don't know 0.4
9) Refused 0.0
Total1001100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 1001
Variables: 134
Scope: Other: Kenya
Frame: Other: Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
BLFHELL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998
Do you believe that after people die, some souls go to Heaven and others go to Hell?
 TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE60980.9
2) DON'T BELIEVE14419.1
Missing91
Total753100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1998
Cases: 844
Variables: 112
Scope: Regional Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
BLFHELL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998
Do you believe that after people die, some souls go to Heaven and others go to Hell?
 TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE24166.9
2) DON'T BELIEVE11933.1
Missing53
Total360100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1998
Cases: 413
Variables: 114
Scope: Regional Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
SOUL2 from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO THINK THEIR SOUL WILL LIVE ON AFTER DEATH: Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes (Believe in heaven) 87.8
2) No (Don't believe in heaven) 8.5
3) Don't know/Refused (Don't know if believe in heaven) 3.7
Missing380
Total1595100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1996
Cases: 1975
Variables: 151
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
HEAVEN from Religious Fundamentalism Scale, 1988
Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statement - The religious idea of heaven is not much more than superstition.
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3233.3
2) Disagree2526.0
3) Undecided2526.0
4) Agree77.3
5) Strongly Agree77.3
Total96100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1988
Cases: 96
Variables: 28
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Other: Respondents answered questions via computer terminals
AFTRDETH from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963
What do you feel will probably happen to you after death? -- (I feel that I will do one of the following):
 TOTAL%
1) Go to purgatory45216.3
2) Go to hell351.3
3) Simply stop existing44916.1
4) Go to heaven173462.4
5) Don't know943.4
6) Reincarnation100.4
7) Other70.3
Missing94
Total2781100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1963
Cases: 2875
Variables: 629
Scope: Regional Samples
Frame: Other: Members of the sampled congregations were randomly selected.
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Mailed
AFTERLIF from Spirituality and the Elderly: Survey of Staff and Residents From Long-Term Care Facilities, 1998
Do you believe in an afterlife?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely39568.2
2) Sometimes11720.2
3) No6711.6
Missing13
Total579100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1998
Cases: 592
Variables: 129
Scope: Other: California, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Oklahoma, Utah.
Frame: Other: Staff (N=299) and residents (N=266) from long-term care facilities completed one of eight forms. Facilities included skilled nursing facilities, continuing-care residential communities (CCRCs), retirement apartment complexes and assisted living facilities
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: Mailed
BLFHELL from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998
Do you believe that after people die, some souls go to Heaven and others go to Hell?
 TOTAL%
1) Believe79572.1
2) Don't Believe30827.9
Missing144
Total1102100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1998
Cases: 1257
Variables: 118
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
HEAVEN from Middletown Area Study, 1998
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH: Do you believe in heaven?
 TOTAL%
1) Yes10576.6
2) No2115.3
3) Are not sure118.0
Missing390
Total137100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1998
Cases: 527
Variables: 99
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
HEAVEN from Religious Fundamentalism Scale, 1986
Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statement - The religious idea of heaven is not much more than superstition.
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3839.6
2) Disagree3132.3
3) Undecided1616.7
4) Agree66.3
5) Strongly Agree55.2
Total96100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1986
Cases: 96
Variables: 30
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Other: Respondents answered questions via computer terminals
HEAVEN from Religious Fundamentalism Scale, 1987
Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The religious idea of heaven is not much more than superstition.
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2527.8
2) Disagree3033.3
3) Undecided2224.4
4) Agree66.7
5) Strongly Agree77.8
Total90100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1987
Cases: 90
Variables: 30
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Other: Respondents answered questions via computer terminals
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