A May 2 CNN poll (warning, slow to load pdf) asked the following question:
Do you think Osama bin Laden is in Hell, or don't you think so?
- 61 percent say yep, he's toast
- 10 percent said he's not in Hell
- 5 percent said they don't believe in Hell
- And 24 percent had no opinion on his eternal damnation status
What can we take from this? Absolutely nothing, beyond noting that three-out-of-five Americans are willing to guess the eternal fate of an infamous (and yes, now dead, sorry deathers) terrorist.
How about partisan and demographic breakdowns? If you scroll to the bottom of the pdf, you'll find some crosstabs. Lemme save you some time and give you the highlights.
- Men and women, about the same on thinking bin Laden would love a glass of ice water
- Age? No big difference seen. General Hell agreement.
- Dems and Republicans, roughly the same, at least well within the margin of error.
- Same with income. Some differences, but within the statistical margin of error.
- But ... those Tea Party folks are significantly more likely to assign Osama to the hot place than those who do not identify themselves as Tea Partiers (75 percent in Hell to 43 percent in Hell, with a 7 percent margin of error).