Belief in God, Heaven and Hell Among US Adults

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Among persons affiliated with a religion, a belief in Hell is lowest among Jews, with a figure of 22% (Just 40% of Jewish persons surveyed believe in Heaven). The equivalent figures for Catholics are 63% (85%) and Mainline Protestants 60% (80%).

Belief in God, Heaven and Hell Among US Adults
Religion (adult population %) God Heaven Hell
Evangelical Protestant (26%) 99% 88% 82%
Catholic (21%) 97% 85% 63%
Nothing in Particular (16%) 75% 50% 36%
Mainline Protestant (15%) 97% 80% 60%
Historically Black Protestant (7%) 99% 93% 82%
Agnostic (4%) 46% 14% 9%
Atheist (3%) 7% 5% 3%
Jewish (2%) 79% 40% 22%
Mormon (2%) 99% 95% 62%
Muslim (1%) 99% 89% 76%
Jehovah's Witness (1%) 99% 50% 7%
Hindu (1%) 88% 48% 28%
Buddhist (1%) 69% 47% 32%
Orthodox Christian (less than 1%) 96% 81% 59%
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Data is taken from the Pew Forum Religious Landscape Study, 2014.

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