Sixty-six percent (66%) of American adults believe there is some form of afterlife, or life after death. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 12% disagree and 23% are not sure.
Men and women are equally likely to believe in the afterlife while voters over 65 are a bit less confident than younger voters. Seventy-five percent (75%) of Republicans believe there is an afterlife along with 65% of Independents and 59% of Democrats. Seventy-five percent (75%) of political conservatives believe there is life after death, a view shared by 54% of liberals (see crosstab results).
This survey did not ask how people envisioned the afterlife.
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The national survey of 1,072 Adults was conducted December 25-26, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.0 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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