Republicans and Democrats disagree about a lot of worldly things. One thing that unites majorities across parties however is the belief that this earthly life is not all there is. A large majority of Republicans along with a smaller but still substantial majority of Democrats believe in heaven, hell, or some other form of life after death.

Still, there are big differences between Republicans and Democrats in the specific beliefs they hold about life after death and who can obtain it.

Overall, 73% of all U.S. adults believe in heaven, and 62% also believe in hell. More than eight-in-ten Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, 85%, say they believe in heaven, compared with 64% of Democrats and Democratic leaners. Additionally, three-quarters of Republicans express belief in hell, compared with about half of Democrats.