Most Americans say they believe in God and will go to heaven, a Newsweek magazine poll said Saturday as Christians prepare to celebrate Easter on March 26.

In a copyright poll to appear in Newsweek's March 27 issue, which will hit newsstands Monday, the magazine reported 94 percent of Americans said they believe God exists and 77 percent said their chances of ending up in heaven are good or excellent.The magazine reported 58 percent said they believe in hell and that only 6 percent said they think they have a good or excellent chance of going there.

The poll, conducted by The Gallup Organization, was based on 750 telephone interviews conducted Dec. 21 and Dec. 22. The margin of error was described as plus or minus 4 percent.