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Belief in heaven (Demographic Patterns)

In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Heaven. Results weighted by WEIGHT (Baylor Religion Survey, Wave 2, 2007)


Belief in heaven by Age


18-29 years old30-44 years old45-59 years old60-74 years old75 years and olderTOTAL
Absolutely not7.9%
21
8.9%
45
7.3%
33
8.5%
23
9.2%
11
8.3%
133
Probably not12.5%
33
11.0%
56
9.6%
43
6.3%
17
9.2%
11
9.9%
160
Probably19.2%
51
18.5%
94
23.2%
104
17.0%
46
17.5%
21
19.6%
316
Absolutely60.4%
160
61.5%
312
59.9%
269
68.1%
184
64.2%
77
62.2%
1002
Missing84135939
TOTAL 100.0%
265
100.0%
507
100.0%
449
100.0%
270
100.0%
120

1611



Belief in heaven by Church attendance


NeverLess than once a monthLess than once a weekWeekly or moreMissingTOTAL
Absolutely not26.7%
98
5.3%
24
2.1%
6
0.4%
2

2
8.2%
130
Probably not21.0%
77
14.3%
65
3.5%
10
1.3%
6

1
9.9%
158
Probably22.9%
84
32.0%
146
18.2%
52
6.3%
30

3
19.6%
312
Absolutely29.4%
108
48.5%
221
76.2%
218
92.1%
442

13
62.2%
989
Missing119414038
TOTAL 100.0%
367
100.0%
456
100.0%
286
100.0%
480

19

1589



Belief in heaven by Education


Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome college or vocational trainingCollege graduatePostgraduate work/degreeMissingTOTAL
Absolutely not3.4%
4
7.1%
32
5.8%
35
11.9%
25
16.0%
32

5
8.1%
128
Probably not5.1%
6
7.5%
34
9.8%
59
10.0%
21
17.5%
35

4
9.8%
155
Probably18.8%
22
16.2%
73
20.4%
123
21.4%
45
24.0%
48

5
19.7%
311
Absolutely72.6%
85
69.2%
313
64.0%
385
56.7%
119
42.5%
85

15
62.4%
987
Missing1013761037
TOTAL 100.0%
117
100.0%
452
100.0%
602
100.0%
210
100.0%
200

29

1581



Belief in heaven by Political party


DemocratIndependentRepublicanOtherMissingTOTAL
Absolutely not11.6%
68
12.4%
42
2.4%
15
11.4%
4

3
8.2%
129
Probably not12.0%
70
13.9%
47
5.0%
31
20.0%
7

4
9.9%
155
Probably22.6%
132
24.3%
82
15.3%
94
11.4%
4

4
19.8%
312
Absolutely53.8%
315
49.4%
167
77.2%
475
57.1%
20

25
62.1%
977
Missing121472035
TOTAL 100.0%
585
100.0%
338
100.0%
615
100.0%
35

36

1573



Belief in heaven by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Absolutely not11.8%
89
5.0%
43
8.2%
132
Probably not12.3%
93
7.7%
66
9.9%
159
Probably20.1%
152
19.1%
163
19.6%
315
Absolutely55.8%
422
68.1%
580
62.3%
1002
Missing192140
TOTAL 100.0%
756
100.0%
852

1608



Belief in heaven by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Absolutely not2.4%
22
1.7%
6
35.7%
10
45.4%
79
10.4%
10

5
8.2%
127
Probably not5.8%
53
8.4%
29
39.3%
11
28.7%
50
11.5%
11

5
9.9%
154
Probably16.1%
147
27.0%
93
25.0%
7
14.9%
26
26.0%
25

16
19.2%
298
Absolutely75.6%
689
62.9%
217
0.0%
0
10.9%
19
52.1%
50

26
62.7%
975
Missing217161036
TOTAL 100.0%
911
100.0%
345
100.0%
28
100.0%
174
100.0%
96

52

1554



Notes

The Baylor Department of Sociology received a three-year grant from the John M. Templeton Foundation, to conduct a nationally representative multi-year study of religious values, practices, and behaviors. Wave 2 of the Baylor Religion Survey was collected in 2007 and includes a deep selection of questions related to religious behaviors, beliefs and belonging. Special topic modules examine race and religion, and personality.