Religious tradition among who believe in Heaven by views about human evolution (2014) Switch to: Views about human evolution among who believe in Heaven by religious group

% of who believe in Heaven who are…

Views about human evolutionBuddhistCatholicEvangelical ProtestantHinduHistorically Black ProtestantJehovah's WitnessJewishMainline ProtestantMormonMuslimOrthodox ChristianOther ChristianOther FaithsOther World ReligionsUnaffiliated (religious "nones")Don't knowSample size
Evolved; due to natural processes1%31%15%1%6%< 1%2%18%1%1%1%< 1%1%< 1%21%< 1%5,147
Evolved; due to God's design< 1%28%27%< 1%9%< 1%1%19%2%1%< 1%< 1%1%< 1%10%< 1%7,498
Evolved; don't know how1%29%19%< 1%7%< 1%1%21%1%1%1%< 1%2%< 1%15%1%881
Always existed in present form< 1%18%44%< 1%9%1%1%13%3%1%1%< 1%< 1%< 1%8%< 1%9,646
Don't know< 1%24%30%< 1%10%1%1%17%3%1%1%< 1%1%< 1%9%< 1%1,165
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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