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Does the respondent believe that Hell is a real place? 

Below are 26 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 3 types:

[ Characteristics of | Existence of | Likelihood of ]

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Category 1:Characteristics of
 

This question type asks about the existence of Hell, but specifiies its characteristics, or who will go to Hell.

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SOUL3 from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

Q51B from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q36 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

Q36 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

BLFHELL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998

BLFHELL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998

BLFHELL from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998


Category 2:Existence of
 

This question type asks the respondent if Hell exists

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

HELL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

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

HELL from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Q26D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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

HELL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

HELL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

HELL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

RA_12 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

HELL from General Social Survey, 1991

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

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

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

HELL from General Social Survey, 1998

HELL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

HELL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

HELL from Middletown Area Study, 1998


Category 3:Likelihood of
 

This question type asks the respondent if he/she may go to Hell

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AFTRDETH from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963



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