Survey of Aging and Longevity, 2013

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RQ9EF24

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

FORMS 2 & 4: Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE], or not? In hell
  1) Yes, believe in
  2) No, don't believe
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, believe in 67.2% 67.2%
No, don't believe 29.6% 96.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.2% 100%
Total N = 2023

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-49 50-64 65-79 80 or more TOTAL
Yes, believe in 65.1% 68.5% 67.0% 67.3% 69.5% 67.3%
No, don't believe 32.2% 29.0% 30.1% 27.9% 25.6% 29.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.7% 2.4% 2.9% 4.8% 4.9% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1989


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes, believe in 60.1% 68.9% 72.5% 62.6% 67.2%
No, don't believe 35.1% 26.9% 24.6% 35.5% 29.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 4.2% 2.9% 1.8% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school (Grades 1-8 or no formal schooling) or high school incomplete High school graduate (Grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes community college) or two year associate degree from a college or university Four year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional schooling, no postgraduate degree or Postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree TOTAL
Yes, believe in 64.7% 75.4% 70.5% 61.1% 50.0% 67.4%
No, don't believe 31.2% 21.9% 26.3% 36.7% 45.8% 29.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.2% 2.6% 3.2% 2.2% 4.2% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2014


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, believe in 71.1% 56.7% 58.2% 79.5% 74.6% 64.1% 67.4%
No, don't believe 25.9% 40.6% 39.9% 20.5% 21.9% 32.2% 29.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.0% 2.8% 1.9% 0.0% 3.5% 3.7% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2017


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, believe in 61.9% 72.4% 67.2%
No, don't believe 34.0% 25.3% 29.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.1% 2.3% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2023


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hisp Black, non-Hisp Hispanic Other TOTAL
Yes, believe in 66.8% 83.3% 62.4% 63.6% 67.7%
No, don't believe 30.0% 15.3% 34.0% 33.1% 29.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.2% 1.4% 3.5% 3.2% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1988



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