Poll: Majority of Americans Say bin Laden 'Is In Hell'

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Pollsters don't often ask whether or not an individual "is in Hell," but that's what CNN just did, and a vast majority said that's where Osama bin Laden is right now.

CNN just released this result:

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The result comes from 700 American adults polled by live interviewers on Monday, the day after bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The survey's margin of error was +/- 3.5 percentage points.

Though only five percent told CNN they "do not believe in Hell," it seems reasonable to lump them with those who expressed no opinion. Roughly six in 10 Americans believe there is a Hell, according to the latest data from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, which conducted a wide-ranging survey of over 36,000 Americans in 2007:

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Among those who gave CNN a yes or no answer, 86 percent said they do believe bin Laden "is in Hell."

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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