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Barna Poll

  • 56% say a good person can earn their way into Heaven
  • 44% say if a person does not consciously accept Christ as savior, they will be condemned to Hell
  • 44% say all people experience the same outcome after they die, regardless of their religious beliefs
  • 34% say there are some sins that God cannot forgive
  • 31% believe that Hell is a literal, physical place, 37% say it is separation from God
  • 39% say it doesn’t matter what faith you embrace because they all teach the same lessons
  • 53% contend that if a person is good enough, or does enough good things for other people, they will earn their way into Heaven. One-third of all born again Christians (34%) accept this notion.

Barna Research Group, Ltd., Oxnard, CA

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