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Afterlife Options (1)
Conditions or Characteristics of Heaven (5)
Existence of Heaven (23)
Heaven and Hell (3)
Nirvana (2)
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AFTRDETH from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963
What do you feel will probably happen to you after death? -- (I feel that I will do one of the following): (AFTRDETH)
TOTAL%
1) Go to purgatory45216.3
2) Go to hell351.3
3) Simply stop existing44916.1
4) Go to heaven1,73462.4
5) Dont know943.4
6) Reincarnation100.4
7) Other70.3
TOTAL2781100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


SOUL2 from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO THINK THEIR SOUL WILL LIVE ON AFTER DEATH: Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (SOUL2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes (Believe in heaven)2,95887.8
2) No (Dont believe in heaven)2868.5
3) Dont know/Refused (Dont know if believe in heaven)1263.7
Missing809 
TOTAL3,370100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q51A from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010
Q51A [WHICH, IF ANY, OF THE FOLLOWING DO YOU BELIEVE IN?] In Heaven, where people how have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (Q51A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22,93491.6
2) No1,4575.8
8) Dont know5842.3
9) Refused560.2
TOTAL25,031100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


Q35 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset
Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (Q35)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25,77572.5
2) No6,27517.6
3) Other (Vol.)1,2643.6
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)2,2426.3
TOTAL35556100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RA_11 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
I believe in Heaven where people live with God forever. (RA_11)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused20.1
-4) Dont know90.3
1) Strongly agree1,67164.1
2) Somewhat agree38914.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree31812.2
4) Somewhat disagree702.7
5) Strongly disagree1465.6
Missing3 
TOTAL2,605100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


Q35 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset
Do you think there is a heaven, where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded? (Q35)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24661.3
2) No10726.7
3) Other (Vol.)184.5
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)307.5
TOTAL401100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28247.0
2) No27746.2
8) Dont know406.7
9) Refused10.2
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64699.4
2) No30.5
8) Dont know10.2
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL650100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46163.5
2) No25234.7
8) Dont know131.8
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL726100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HEAVEN from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Do you believe in heaven? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable2,19461.6
1) Yes, definitely85324.0
2) Yes, probably2767.8
3) No, probably not1173.3
4) No definitely not802.2
8) Dont know330.9
9) No answer60.2
TOTAL3559100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


Q26C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q26 In your opinion, does each of the following ... exist c. Heaven (Q26C)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely1,07764.3
2) Probably30017.9
3) Probably not18010.7
4) Absolutely not1187.0
TOTAL1675100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9,67187.7
2) No1,17910.7
8) Dont know1651.5
9) Refused130.1
TOTAL11028100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Other


HEAVEN from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q23b. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Heaven (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not1338.3
2) Probably not1599.9
3) Probably31519.6
4) Absolutely1,00262.3
Missing40 
TOTAL1,609100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


HEAVEN from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)
(heaven_w2) I:9. Do you believe in heaven as a place where some people go after death, or not? [INTERVIEWER: IF R SAYS MAYBE, PROBE ONCE. IF HE/SHE STILL SAYS MAYBE, CODE YES.] (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
0) No37114.2
1) Yes2,17983.7
666) Invalid skip170.7
777) Dont know361.4
888) Refused10.0
TOTAL2604100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HEAVEN from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
(heaven_w3) I:9. Do you believe in heaven as a place where some people go after death, or not? [INTERVIEWER: IF R SAYS MAYBE, PROBE ONCE. IF HE/SHE STILL SAYS MAYBE, CODE YES.] (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
0) No42316.7
1) Yes2,07882.1
777) Dont know220.9
888) Refused40.2
999) Legitimate skip50.2
TOTAL2532100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55979.9
2) No12918.4
8) Dont know121.7
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL700100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48280.3
2) No9515.8
8) Dont know172.8
9) Refused61.0
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HEAVEN from General Social Survey, 1991
Do you believe in. . . Heaven (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely77657.1
2) Yes, probably27520.2
3) No, probably not1158.5
4) No, definitely not634.6
8) Cant choose685.0
9) No answer624.6
TOTAL1359100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes93693.6
2) No575.7
8) Dont know70.7
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,000100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69386.6
2) No759.4
8) Dont know324.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL800100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62885.0
2) No9012.2
8) Dont know192.6
9) Refused20.3
TOTAL739100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HEAVEN from General Social Survey, 1998
Do you believe in... Heaven (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely77060.0
2) Yes, probably22317.4
3) No probably not907.0
4) No definitely not755.8
8) Cant choose715.5
9) No answer554.3
TOTAL1284100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62795.9
2) No243.7
8) Dont know30.5
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL654100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HEAVEN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Heaven? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes92792.2
2) No636.3
8) Dont know131.3
9) Refused20.2
TOTAL1,005100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HEAVEN from Religious Fundamentalism Scale, 1988
Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statement - The religious idea of heaven is not much more than superstition. (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3233.3
2) Disagree2526.0
3) Undecided2526.0
4) Agree77.3
5) Strongly Agree77.3
TOTAL96100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


AFTERLIF from Spirituality and the Elderly: Survey of Staff and Residents From Long-Term Care Facilities, 1998
Do you believe in an afterlife? (AFTERLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely39568.2
2) Sometimes11720.2
3) No6711.6
TOTAL579100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Non-Random
Mode:Mailed


HEAVEN from Middletown Area Study, 1998
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH: Do you believe in heaven? (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10576.6
2) No2115.3
3) Are not sure118.0
TOTAL137100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HEAVEN from Religious Fundamentalism Scale, 1986
Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statement - The religious idea of heaven is not much more than superstition. (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3839.6
2) Disagree3132.3
3) Undecided1616.7
4) Agree66.3
5) Strongly Agree55.2
TOTAL96100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


HEAVEN from Religious Fundamentalism Scale, 1987
Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: The religious idea of heaven is not much more than superstition. (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2527.8
2) Disagree3033.3
3) Undecided2224.4
4) Agree66.7
5) Strongly Agree77.8
TOTAL90100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


BLFHELL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998
Do you believe that after people die, some souls go to Heaven and others go to Hell? (BLFHELL)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE60980.9
2) DONT BELIEVE14419.1
TOTAL753100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BLFHELL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998
Do you believe that after people die, some souls go to Heaven and others go to Hell? (BLFHELL)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE24166.9
2) DONT BELIEVE11933.1
TOTAL360100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BLFHELL from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998
Do you believe that after people die, some souls go to Heaven and others go to Hell? (BLFHELL)
TOTAL%
1) Believe79572.1
2) Dont Believe30827.9
Missing151 
TOTAL1,103100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q34A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset
IF BUDDHIST (Q.16=7), ASK: Do you believe in nirvana, the ultimate state transcending pain and desire in which individual consciousness ends? (Q34A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25862.8
2) No8119.7
3) Other (Vol.)71.7
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)6515.8
TOTAL411100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q34A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset
IF BUDDHIST (Q.16=7), ASK: Do you believe in nirvana, the ultimate state transcending pain and desire in which individual consciousness ends? (Q34A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes866.7
2) No216.7
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)216.7
TOTAL12100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
Afterlife OptionsThis question type does not ask only about Heaven. Respondents are given the option of multiple 'afterlife' destinations.
Conditions or Characteristics of HeavenThis question type includes certain conditions and/or characteristics of Heaven when asking about Heaven's existence.
Existence of HeavenThis question type asks if the respondent believes in Heaven, but does not ask about the characteristics or qualities of Heaven.
Heaven and HellThis question type asks about Heaven and Hell in the same item.
NirvanaThis question asks about Nirvana rather than 'Heaven.'

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