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SOUL3 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 hell, to which people who have led bad lives and die without being sorry are eternally damned? (SOUL3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes (Believe in hell)2,38470.7
2) No (Dont believe in hell)77723.1
3) Dont know/Refused (Dont know if believe in hell)2096.2
Missing809 
TOTAL3,370100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q51B from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010
Q51B [WHICH, IF ANY, OF THE FOLLOWING DO YOU BELIEVE IN?] In Hell, where people who have led bad lives and die without being sorry are eternally punished? (Q51B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20,28481.0
2) No3,81915.3
8) Dont know8573.4
9) Refused710.3
TOTAL25,031100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


Q36 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset
Do you think there is a hell, where people who have led bad lives and die without being sorry are eternally punished? (Q36)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20,46157.5
2) No10,93830.8
3) Other (Vol.)1,0953.1
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)3,0628.6
TOTAL35556100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q36 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset
Do you think there is a hell, where people who have led bad lives and die without being sorry are eternally punished? (Q36)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18546.1
2) No16440.9
3) Other (Vol.)153.7
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)379.2
TOTAL401100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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


HELL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Hell? (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27345.5
2) No28848.0
8) Dont know376.2
9) Refused20.3
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Hell? (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60793.2
2) No385.8
8) Dont know60.9
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELL 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 Hell? (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42758.8
2) No28439.1
8) Dont know152.1
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL726100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELL from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Do you believe in Hell? (HELL)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable2,19461.6
1) Yes, definitely69819.6
2) Yes, probably2707.6
3) No, probably not1965.5
4) No definitely not1634.6
8) Dont know300.8
9) No answer80.2
TOTAL3559100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


Q26D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q26 In your opinion, does each of the following ... exist d. Hell (Q26D)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely88252.9
2) Probably29517.7
3) Probably not31919.1
4) Absolutely not17110.3
TOTAL1667100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


HELL from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Hell? (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8,37876.0
2) No2,37321.5
8) Dont know2592.3
9) Refused180.2
TOTAL11028100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Other


HELL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q23c. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Hell (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not17711.1
2) Probably not25716.1
3) Probably31819.9
4) Absolutely84853.0
Missing47 
TOTAL1,600100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


HELL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Hell? (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40057.1
2) No29041.4
8) Dont know101.4
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL700100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Hell? (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34357.2
2) No23038.3
8) Dont know193.2
9) Refused81.3
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RA_12 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
I believe there is a Hell where people experience pain as punishment for their sin. (RA_12)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused30.1
-4) Dont know160.6
1) Strongly agree1,12343.1
2) Somewhat agree51219.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree42316.2
4) Somewhat disagree1877.2
5) Strongly disagree34213.1
Missing3 
TOTAL2,606100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELL from General Social Survey, 1991
Do you believe in. . . Hell (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely59743.9
2) Yes, probably25618.8
3) No, probably not18913.9
4) No, definitely not16211.9
8) Cant choose725.3
9) No answer836.1
TOTAL1359100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Hell? (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes79379.3
2) No17117.1
8) Dont know363.6
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,000100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Hell? (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50362.9
2) No24330.4
8) Dont know526.5
9) Refused20.3
TOTAL800100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELL 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 Hell? (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53872.8
2) No16722.6
8) Dont know324.3
9) Refused20.3
TOTAL739100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HELL from General Social Survey, 1998
Do you believe in... Hell (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely62448.6
2) Yes, probably21416.7
3) No probably not15011.7
4) No definitely not13810.7
8) Cant choose977.6
9) No answer614.8
TOTAL1284100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Hell? (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58088.8
2) No6510.0
8) Dont know81.2
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL653100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in Hell? (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78277.8
2) No20420.3
8) Dont know181.8
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL1,005100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HELL from Middletown Area Study, 1998
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH: Do you believe in hell? (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9166.9
2) No3022.1
3) Are you not sure1511.0
TOTAL136100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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


 

Subcategories
Characteristics ofThis question type asks about the existence of Hell, but specifiies its characteristics, or who will go to Hell.
Existence ofThis question type asks the respondent if Hell exists
Likelihood ofThis question type asks the respondent if he/she may go to Hell

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