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Measures who a respondent believes will be admitted into heaven

Below are 41 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

ONLYWAY from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Belief in Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved from eternal damnation. (ONLYWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree26779.9
2) Mostly agree4814.4
3) Mostly disagree82.4
4) Completely disagree30.9
8) Dont know82.4
9) Refused00.0
Missing316 
TOTAL334100.0


ONLYWAY from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Belief in Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved from eternal damnation. (ONLYWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree19676.0
2) Mostly agree3513.6
3) Mostly disagree145.4
4) Completely disagree83.1
8) Dont know51.9
9) Refused00.0
Missing468 
TOTAL258100.0


ONLYWAY from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Belief in Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved from eternal damnation. (ONLYWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree7033.2
2) Mostly agree9545.0
3) Mostly disagree3315.6
4) Completely disagree62.8
8) Dont know73.3
9) Refused00.0
Missing389 
TOTAL211100.0


Q27F from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q27 If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people..do you think will get into Heaven f. Non-Christians (Q27F)
TOTAL%
1) All1359.0
2) Most29919.9
3) About half946.3
4) A few15710.5
5) None35723.8
6) No opinion45830.5
TOTAL1500100.0


Q27A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q27 If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people.. do you think will get into Heaven a. Average Americans (Q27A)
TOTAL%
1) All15810.5
2) Most41927.9
3) About half23215.4
4) A few21414.2
5) None402.7
6) No opinion44129.3
TOTAL1504100.0


Q27B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q27 If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people..do you think will get into Heaven b. Your personal friends (Q27B)
TOTAL%
1) All20213.4
2) Most61140.5
3) About half15810.5
4) A few1369.0
5) None221.5
6) No opinion38125.2
TOTAL1510100.0


Q27C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q27 If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people..do you think will get into Heaven c. Your neighbors (Q27C)
TOTAL%
1) All16310.8
2) Most42928.5
3) About half17111.4
4) A few22014.6
5) None312.1
6) No opinion49132.6
TOTAL1505100.0


Q27D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q27 If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people..do you think will get into Heaven d. Family members (Q27D)
TOTAL%
1) All32021.2
2) Most58038.5
3) About half1248.2
4) A few1107.3
5) None231.5
6) No opinion35023.2
TOTAL1507100.0


Q27E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q27 If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people..do you think will get into Heaven e. Christians (Q27E)
TOTAL%
1) All56536.2
2) Most50332.2
3) About half915.8
4) A few543.5
5) None191.2
6) No opinion32821.0
TOTAL1560100.0


GETMUSLM from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q25g. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Muslims (GETMUSLM)
TOTAL%
0) None22615.8
1) A few15310.7
2) About half866.0
3) Most27619.3
4) All1309.1
8) No opinion56039.1
Missing217 
TOTAL1,431100.0


GETJEWS from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q25h. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Jews (GETJEWS)
TOTAL%
0) None845.9
1) A few16411.5
2) About half1067.4
3) Most38426.9
4) All16011.2
8) No opinion53037.1
Missing219 
TOTAL1,428100.0


GETHEAV from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q24. How certain are you that you will get into Heaven? (GETHEAV)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all certain402.5
2) Not very certain704.4
3) Somewhat certain31719.8
4) Quite certain25415.9
5) Very certain47429.6
7) I dont believe in heaven18211.4
8) I dont know26316.4
Missing49 
TOTAL1,600100.0


GETBUDDH from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q25f. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Buddhists (GETBUDDH)
TOTAL%
0) None22415.6
1) A few1137.9
2) About half755.2
3) Most31421.9
4) All15010.5
8) No opinion55939.0
Missing214 
TOTAL1,435100.0


GETCHRST from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q25e. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Christians (GETCHRST)
TOTAL%
0) None80.6
1) A few855.9
2) About half1147.9
3) Most51135.4
4) All40928.3
8) No opinion31621.9
Missing204 
TOTAL1,443100.0


GETFAM from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q25d. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Family members (GETFAM)
TOTAL%
0) None191.3
1) A few1299.0
2) About half1198.3
3) Most57840.4
4) All26718.7
8) No opinion31922.3
Missing217 
TOTAL1,431100.0


GETNONRL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q25f. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Non-religious people (GETNONRL)
TOTAL%
0) None29820.8
1) A few19113.3
2) About half906.3
3) Most21615.1
4) All1117.7
8) No opinion52736.8
Missing215 
TOTAL1,433100.0


ONLYWAY from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Belief in Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved from eternal damnation. (ONLYWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree6,11667.3
2) Mostly agree1,88920.8
3) Mostly disagree5055.6
4) Completely disagree4174.6
8) Dont know1481.6
9) Refused170.2
TOTAL9092100.0


GETNGHB from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q25c. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Your neighbors (GETNGHB)
TOTAL%
0) None251.7
1) A few24016.7
2) About half17212.0
3) Most43330.2
4) All1359.4
8) No opinion43030.0
Missing213 
TOTAL1,435100.0


GETFRND from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q25b. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Your personal friends (GETFRND)
TOTAL%
0) None241.7
1) A few15911.1
2) About half14410.0
3) Most58340.6
4) All18412.8
8) No opinion34123.8
Missing212 
TOTAL1,435100.0


GETAVAMR from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q25a. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Average Americans (GETAVAMR)
TOTAL%
0) None231.6
1) A few22315.6
2) About half23116.1
3) Most41028.6
4) All1389.6
8) No opinion40828.5
Missing215 
TOTAL1,433100.0


WHOHEAV from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

(whoheaven_w2) [IF BELIEVES IN HEAVEN, DK OR REF] [IF I:9 NOT = 0] I:10. Which of the following comes closest to your beliefs about who goes to heaven? Do you believe . . . [READ ALL OPTIONS] (WHOHEAV)
TOTAL%
1) All people go to heaven2118.1
2) Only good people go to heaven31512.1
3) Only people whose sins are forgiven through faith in Jesus Christ go to heaven1,20446.2
4) Something else1556.0
5) Not really know or care who goes heaven/Dont know32712.6
666) Invalid skip170.7
888) Refused40.2
999) Not asked37114.2
TOTAL2604100.0


ONLYWAY from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Belief in Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved from eternal damnation. (ONLYWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree34462.2
2) Mostly agree10018.1
3) Mostly disagree427.6
4) Completely disagree5910.7
8) Dont know81.4
9) Refused00.0
Missing147 
TOTAL553100.0


ONLYWAY from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Belief in Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved from eternal damnation. (ONLYWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree21243.0
2) Mostly agree12425.2
3) Mostly disagree5511.2
4) Completely disagree6413.0
8) Dont know346.9
9) Refused40.8
Missing107 
TOTAL493100.0


WHOHEAV from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

(whoheaven_w3) [IF BELIEVES IN HEAVEN, DK OR REF] I:10. Which of the following comes closest to your beliefs about who goes to heaven? Do you believe . . . (WHOHEAV)
TOTAL%
1) All people go to heaven2068.1
2) Only good people go to heaven26710.5
3) Only people whose sins are forgiven through faith in Jesus Christ go to heaven1,07842.6
4) Something else2068.1
5) Do you really not know or care who goes to heaven33713.3
888) Refused100.4
999) Legitimate skip42816.9
TOTAL2532100.0


WHOHEAV2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

(whoheaven2_w3) Which of the following comes closest to your beliefs about who goes to heaven? (Combines believers and non-believers) (WHOHEAV2)
TOTAL%
0) Does not believe in heaven42316.7
1) All people go to heaven2068.1
2) Only good people go to heaven26710.5
3) Only people whose sins are forgiven through faith in Jesus Christ1,07842.6
4) Something else2068.1
5) Do not really know or care about who goes to heaven33713.3
888) Refused100.4
999) Legitimate skip50.2
TOTAL2532100.0


ONLYWAY from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Belief in Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved from eternal damnation. (ONLYWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree63666.3
2) Mostly agree22523.4
3) Mostly disagree545.6
4) Completely disagree373.9
8) Dont know80.8
9) Refused00.0
Missing39 
TOTAL960100.0


ONLYWAY from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Belief in Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved from eternal damnation. (ONLYWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree36756.7
2) Mostly agree18829.1
3) Mostly disagree406.2
4) Completely disagree294.5
8) Dont know233.6
9) Refused00.0
Missing153 
TOTAL647100.0


ONLYWAY from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Belief in Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved from eternal damnation. (ONLYWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree31053.6
2) Mostly agree11519.9
3) Mostly disagree5810.0
4) Completely disagree7112.3
8) Dont know193.3
9) Refused50.9
Missing160 
TOTAL578100.0


HEAVEN3 from America's Evangelicals

(ASK OF EVANGELICAL OR FUNDAMENTALIST IN RELGSID -OR- YES IN BORNAGIN) Do you think that only born-again Christians go to heaven? (HEAVEN3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39248.3
2) No36244.6
3) Depends172.1
4) Dont know/Refused404.9
TOTAL811100.0


ONLYWAY from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Belief in Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved from eternal damnation. (ONLYWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree45077.3
2) Mostly agree10818.6
3) Mostly disagree81.4
4) Completely disagree71.2
8) Dont know91.5
9) Refused00.0
Missing71 
TOTAL582100.0


ONLYWAY from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Belief in Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved from eternal damnation. (ONLYWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree60170.6
2) Mostly agree15618.3
3) Mostly disagree424.9
4) Completely disagree475.5
8) Dont know50.6
9) Refused00.0
Missing154 
TOTAL851100.0


JESUS from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- People who do not accept Jesus as their savior can still go to Heaven. (JESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree599.0
2) Agree21332.7
3) Neither558.4
4) Disagree19930.5
5) Strongly disagree9314.3
6) Dont know335.1
TOTAL652100.0


ONLYHOPE from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks

Do you think that the only hope for salvation is through personal faith in Jesus Christ, or are there other ways to salvation? (ONLYHOPE)
TOTAL%
0) Refused60.3
1) Yes, Christ only hope1,30571.7
2) No, other ways46225.4
99) Dont know472.6
Missing741 
TOTAL1,820100.0


Q21B6 from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

(See q21a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Everybody is going to the same place but by a different route/everybody will be saved/will go to heaven (Q21B6)
TOTAL%
0) No94694.8
1) Yes525.2
TOTAL998100.0


IGNOREJC from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

Now looking at the following list of items, would you please indicate whether you think it will definitely prevent salvation, possibly prevent salvation, or probably has no influence on salvation. -- Being completely ignorant of Jesus as might be the case for people living in other countries. (IGNOREJC)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely prevent salvation33913.2
2) May possibly prevent salvation73528.7
3) Probably has no influence on salvation1,49058.1
TOTAL2564100.0


GOHEAVEN from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

Would you please think about each of the religious beliefs listed below and then indicate how certain you are that it is true. -- Only those who believe in Jesus Christ can go to heaven. (GOHEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely true89832.8
2) Probably true28410.4
3) Probably not true60322.0
4) Definitely not true95634.9
TOTAL2741100.0


SAVIOR from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

Would you please read each of the items listed below and decide whether you think it is absolutely necessary for salvation, probably would help in gaining salvation, or probably has no influence on salvation. -- Belief in Jesus as a savior. (SAVIOR)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely necessary for salvation1,79064.9
2) Probably would help in gaining salvation74527.0
3) Probably has no influence on salvation2258.2
TOTAL2760100.0


RELGC5 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986

Belief in Jesus Christ as Saviour is... (Choose one answer) (RELGC5)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely necessary for salvation5260.5
2) Would probably help1922.1
3) Probably has no influence1517.4
TOTAL86100.0


RELGC7 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986

Being completely ignorant of Jesus, as might be the case for people living in other countries, will... (Choose one answer) (RELGC7)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely prevent salvation44.7
2) May possibly prevent salvation3136.0
3) Probably has no influence on salvation5159.3
TOTAL86100.0


RELGC5 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987

Belief in Jesus Christ as Saviour is... (Choose one answer) (RELGC5)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely necessary for salvation6061.2
2) Would probably help1919.4
3) Probably has no influence1919.4
TOTAL98100.0


RELGC7 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987

Being completely ignorant of Jesus, as might be the case for people living in other countries, will... (Choose one answer) (RELGC7)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely prevent salvation66.1
2) May possibly prevent salvation3737.8
3) Probably has no influence on salvation5556.1
TOTAL98100.0




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