Belief in Five Spiritual Entities Edges Down to New Lows

The percentages of Americans who believe in each of five religious entities — God, angels, heaven, hell and the devil — have edged downward by three to five percentage points since 2016.

  • 74% believe in God, 69% angels, 67% heaven, 59% hell, 58% the devil.
  • Nearly 3 in 10 do not believe in hell or the devil.
  • Belief is greatest among frequent churchgoers, Protestants, Republicans.

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