Gender composition among who believe in Hell by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among who believe in Hell by gender

% of who believe in Hell who are…

Religious traditionMenWomenSample size
Evangelical Protestant46%54%6,978
Historically Black Protestant42%58%1,557
Mainline Protestant46%54%3,327
Orthodox Christian54%46%101
Unaffiliated (religious "nones")53%47%1,699
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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