Essential Report

After death

Dec 6, 2016

Q. Where do you believe you go after you die?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Nowhere 32%   32% 32% 40% 31%
To an afterlife 27%   30% 30% 11% 30%
You are reincarnated 9%   10% 8% 11% 11%
Somewhere else 7%   6% 8% 11% 10%
Don’t know 25%   22% 23% 28% 19%

27% think people go to an afterlife when they die, 9% think they are reincarnated and 7% think they go somewhere else. 32% think they go nowhere and 25% don’t know.

There were no major differences by voting intention except for Greens voters who were less likely to believe in an afterlife (11%) and more likely to think people go nowhere (40%).

38% of men think people go nowhere compared to 26% of women.

34% of those aged 35-54 believe in an afterlife and 40% of those aged 55+ think people go nowhere.

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