Faith Matters Survey, 2006

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WHOHVN (Weighted by WEIGHT)

12-2. Can a good person who is not of your faith go to heaven or attain salvation, or not?
  1) Yes, can go to heaven or attain salvation
  2) No, cannot go to heaven or attain salvation
  3) Don't believe in heaven/salvation
  8) Don't know/No opinion
  9) No answer/Refused

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, can go to heaven or attain salvation 2321 84.3% 84.3%
No, cannot go to heaven or attain salvation 254 9.2% 93.5%
Don't believe in heaven/salvation 36 1.3% 94.8%
Don't know/No opinion 131 4.8% 99.6%
No answer/Refused 11 .4% 100%
Missing 341
* The number of missing cases reported above is unweighted. Missing cases are not displayed in tables below.

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 years old 30-39 years old 40-49 years old 50-59 years old 60-69 years old 70 years and older TOTAL
Yes, can go to heaven or attain salvation 80.5%
467
81.3%
338
85.2%
559
86.2%
376
88.9%
289
87.1%
257
84.4%
2286
No, cannot go to heaven or attain salvation 12.1%
70
13.9%
58
7.8%
51
7.6%
33
5.5%
18
6.4%
19
9.2%
249
Don't believe in heaven/salvation 1.9%
11
0.5%
2
1.4%
9
1.4%
6
1.2%
4
0.7%
2
1.3%
34
Don't know/No opinion 5.3%
31
4.1%
17
5.0%
33
4.4%
19
4.0%
13
5.1%
15
4.7%
128
No answer/Refused 0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.6%
4
0.5%
2
0.3%
1
0.7%
2
0.4%
11
TOTAL 100.0%
580
100.0%
416
100.0%
656
100.0%
436
100.0%
325
100.0%
295

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Race (I-RACE)

Non-Hispanic white Non-Hispanic black Asian Pacific Islander Native American Hispanic TOTAL
Yes, can go to heaven or attain salvation 86.8%
1674
79.1%
246
72.5%
29
85.7%
6
96.1%
49
75.7%
237
84.6%
2241
No, cannot go to heaven or attain salvation 8.1%
156
13.8%
43
7.5%
3
0.0%
0
2.0%
1
13.1%
41
9.2%
244
Don't believe in heaven/salvation 1.0%
19
1.0%
3
17.5%
7
0.0%
0
2.0%
1
1.9%
6
1.4%
36
Don't know/No opinion 3.8%
73
4.8%
15
2.5%
1
14.3%
1
0.0%
0
9.3%
29
4.5%
119
No answer/Refused 0.3%
6
1.3%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
1928
100.0%
311
100.0%
40
100.0%
7
100.0%
51
100.0%
313

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Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete (grades 0-11) High school graduate/GED Business, technical, or vocational school Some college, no four-year degree College graduate Post graduate training or professional TOTAL
Yes, can go to heaven or attain salvation 79.3%
329
86.2%
739
90.9%
80
82.7%
544
86.6%
354
84.8%
252
84.4%
2298
No, cannot go to heaven or attain salvation 8.4%
35
8.5%
73
5.7%
5
10.6%
70
10.0%
41
8.4%
25
9.1%
249
Don't believe in heaven/salvation 2.7%
11
0.5%
4
1.1%
1
1.1%
7
0.5%
2
3.4%
10
1.3%
35
Don't know/No opinion 8.9%
37
4.4%
38
2.3%
2
5.0%
33
2.7%
11
3.0%
9
4.8%
130
No answer/Refused 0.7%
3
0.4%
3
0.0%
0
0.6%
4
0.2%
1
0.3%
1
0.4%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
415
100.0%
857
100.0%
88
100.0%
658
100.0%
409
100.0%
297

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Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Yes, can go to heaven or attain salvation 86.0%
455
84.5%
540
83.4%
819
84.1%
507
84.3%
2321
No, cannot go to heaven or attain salvation 6.6%
35
9.2%
59
10.4%
102
9.6%
58
9.2%
254
Don't believe in heaven/salvation 2.1%
11
0.9%
6
1.1%
11
1.3%
8
1.3%
36
Don't know/No opinion 4.7%
25
4.7%
30
4.7%
46
5.0%
30
4.8%
131
No answer/Refused 0.6%
3
0.6%
4
0.4%
4
0.0%
0
0.4%
11
TOTAL 100.0%
529
100.0%
639
100.0%
982
100.0%
603

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Religion (I-RELIGION)

None Catholic Mainline Protestant Evangelical Protestant/Other Protestant Black Protestant Other TOTAL
Yes, can go to heaven or attain salvation 78.9%
317
90.6%
600
92.9%
380
78.4%
655
80.4%
193
88.9%
160
84.5%
2305
No, cannot go to heaven or attain salvation 7.2%
29
4.1%
27
4.4%
18
17.1%
143
12.5%
30
2.8%
5
9.2%
252
Don't believe in heaven/salvation 4.5%
18
0.5%
3
0.0%
0
0.5%
4
0.0%
0
3.9%
7
1.2%
32
Don't know/No opinion 9.5%
38
4.8%
32
2.4%
10
3.7%
31
5.4%
13
2.8%
5
4.7%
129
No answer/Refused 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.2%
2
1.7%
4
1.7%
3
0.4%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
402
100.0%
662
100.0%
409
100.0%
835
100.0%
240
100.0%
180

2728


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, can go to heaven or attain salvation 82.4%
1073
86.1%
1248
84.4%
2321
No, cannot go to heaven or attain salvation 10.3%
134
8.2%
119
9.2%
253
Don't believe in heaven/salvation 1.5%
19
1.2%
17
1.3%
36
Don't know/No opinion 5.4%
70
4.1%
60
4.7%
130
No answer/Refused 0.5%
6
0.3%
5
0.4%
11
TOTAL 100.0%
1302
100.0%
1449

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Political party (I-PARTYID)

Strong Republican Weak Republican or leans Republican Independent Democratic leaner Weak Democrat Strong Democrat TOTAL
Yes, can go to heaven or attain salvation 78.8%
309
88.5%
529
80.8%
172
86.4%
242
86.2%
368
87.8%
438
85.4%
2058
No, cannot go to heaven or attain salvation 17.6%
69
9.0%
54
9.9%
21
7.5%
21
8.4%
36
4.8%
24
9.3%
225
Don't believe in heaven/salvation 0.3%
1
1.0%
6
0.9%
2
1.8%
5
0.5%
2
2.0%
10
1.1%
26
Don't know/No opinion 3.1%
12
1.3%
8
8.5%
18
4.3%
12
4.2%
18
4.4%
22
3.7%
90
No answer/Refused 0.3%
1
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.7%
3
1.0%
5
0.4%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
392
100.0%
598
100.0%
213
100.0%
280
100.0%
427
100.0%
499

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