Belief in survival of the soul after death in the United States 2016

This statistic shows the results of a 2016 survey among American teenagers and adults on their belief in survival of the soul in the afterlife. During the survey, 61 percent of teenage respondents stated they believe in survival of the soul after death.

Do you believe in survival of the soul after death?

Share of respondents answering "yes"
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Release date

November 2016


United States

Survey time period

July 14 - 27, 2016

Number of respondents


Age group

13 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* 2,463 U.S. adults aged 18+
510 teens aged 13-17.

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