Most Americans believe that there is an afterlife, with 44% saying that there definitely is one and 20% saying that there probably is one. 12% think that there probably is not an afterlife while 10% say that there definitely is not an afterlife.
Very religious Americans are the most likely to say that, if they were to die today, that they would die happy. 60% of people who say that religion is ‘very important’ for them say that they would die happy, while just under 40% of people for whom religion is less important say the same. Perhaps the reason for this is that 77% of the most religious Americans think they will go to heaven, compared to only 38% of the rest of the population.