Age distribution among who believe in Hell by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among who believe in Hell by age group

% of who believe in Hell who are ages…

Religious tradition18-2930-4950-6465+Sample size
Evangelical Protestant18%34%29%20%6,843
Historically Black Protestant20%37%28%14%1,523
Mainline Protestant19%31%28%21%3,276
Unaffiliated (religious "nones")38%39%19%5%1,670
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