Sources of guidance on right and wrong among who believe in Hell by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among who believe in Hell by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of who believe in Hell who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Religious traditionReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Evangelical Protestant63%4%28%2%2%6,978
Historically Black Protestant50%5%39%4%2%1,557
Mainline Protestant37%8%49%5%2%3,327
Orthodox Christian31%11%48%7%3%101
Unaffiliated (religious "nones")16%11%60%10%3%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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