Importance of religion in one's life among who believe in Hell by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among who believe in Hell by importance of religion

% of who believe in Hell who say religion is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrongVery importantSomewhat importantNot too importantNot at all importantDon't knowSample size
Religion90%9%1%< 1%< 1%9,135
Common sense51%36%9%3%< 1%7,312
Science45%38%11%5%< 1%986
Don't know74%17%3%2%4%449
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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