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Afterlife is the existence that one has after physical death. In the Christian religion, all humans were made with souls that live on after the body has expired. Those souls will either be with God through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus, or will be separated from Him, either in eternal torment as punishment for their sins as Protestants believe, or in a temporary place of cleansing called purgatory, as the Catholics believe.

American atheists and agnostics and belief in the afterlife

See also: Atheism and life after death

A survey conducted by the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture (AISFC) found that 32 percent of American atheists and agnostics believe in an afterlife.[1]


  1. Study, Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture: Do people still believe in life after death?