Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 245. 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 95% 2% 3% 245
Arizona 88% 4% 8% 172
Arkansas 91% 3% 6% 135
California 90% 6% 4% 822
Colorado 85% 7% 8% 106
Florida 91% 6% 3% 562
Georgia 92% 5% 4% 379
Illinois 89% 4% 7% 320
Indiana 93% 4% 3% 234
Kentucky 97% 1% 1% 183
Louisiana 92% 4% 4% 186
Maryland 91% 5% 4% 154
Michigan 88% 4% 8% 278
Minnesota 87% 6% 7% 126
Mississippi 96% 3% 2% 169
Missouri 94% 3% 2% 186
New Jersey 97% 1% 2% 171
New York 90% 5% 5% 400
North Carolina 90% 4% 6% 352
Ohio 93% 4% 3% 336
Oklahoma 90% 8% 2% 152
Pennsylvania 88% 5% 6% 368
South Carolina 92% 5% 4% 230
Tennessee 92% 3% 4% 297
Texas 91% 5% 4% 935
Virginia 93% 4% 3% 262
Washington 88% 7% 5% 145
West Virginia 96% < 1% 3% 134
Wisconsin 89% 3% 8% 158

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