Belief in Heaven by state (2014) Switch to: State by belief in heaven

% of adults who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 511. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 84% 11% 5% 511
Alaska 60% 31% 9% 310
Arizona 72% 21% 7% 653
Arkansas 84% 10% 6% 311
California 65% 28% 8% 3,697
Colorado 60% 29% 11% 504
Connecticut 70% 23% 7% 377
Delaware 76% 19% 6% 301
District of Columbia 67% 26% 6% 303
Florida 70% 22% 7% 2,020
Georgia 78% 16% 6% 968
Hawaii 67% 23% 10% 312
Idaho 70% 24% 6% 320
Illinois 71% 21% 8% 1,326
Indiana 77% 15% 8% 654
Iowa 75% 20% 5% 330
Kansas 76% 15% 9% 307
Kentucky 82% 13% 5% 439
Louisiana 80% 13% 7% 465
Maine 59% 33% 8% 303
Maryland 69% 25% 7% 644
Massachusetts 54% 34% 11% 704
Michigan 73% 18% 9% 982
Minnesota 71% 21% 7% 563
Mississippi 88% 8% 4% 309
Missouri 79% 16% 5% 642
Montana 70% 24% 6% 312
Nebraska 77% 18% 5% 312
Nevada 66% 25% 9% 314
New Hampshire 55% 32% 12% 303
New Jersey 72% 21% 8% 886
New Mexico 67% 26% 7% 312
New York 67% 26% 7% 1,966
North Carolina 78% 15% 7% 1,022
North Dakota 78% 15% 7% 338
Ohio 77% 17% 5% 1,132
Oklahoma 79% 17% 4% 391
Oregon 61% 30% 9% 419
Pennsylvania 72% 21% 7% 1,366
Rhode Island 64% 27% 9% 305
South Carolina 79% 12% 8% 495
South Dakota 77% 14% 9% 305
Tennessee 81% 12% 7% 661
Texas 76% 16% 7% 2,535
Utah 77% 19% 4% 315
Vermont 56% 37% 6% 306
Virginia 76% 17% 7% 882
Washington 60% 31% 8% 714
West Virginia 83% 9% 8% 309
Wisconsin 72% 20% 8% 600
Wyoming 73% 17% 11% 316

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