Belief in Heaven by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition by belief in heaven

% of adults who …in heaven

Religious traditionBelieveDon't believeOther/don't knowSample size
Evangelical Protestant88%5%7%8,593
Historically Black Protestant93%4%3%1,916
Jehovah's Witness50%38%12%245
Mainline Protestant80%12%8%6,083
Orthodox Christian81%10%9%186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones")37%53%9%7,556
Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.

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