Belief in Hell 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 hell

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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 83% 10% 8% 245
Arizona 78% 13% 9% 172
Arkansas 85% 11% 4% 135
California 78% 16% 6% 822
Colorado 85% 12% 3% 106
Florida 82% 12% 6% 562
Georgia 86% 8% 5% 379
Illinois 83% 8% 9% 320
Indiana 88% 6% 6% 234
Kentucky 94% 2% 4% 183
Louisiana 82% 12% 6% 186
Maryland 81% 11% 8% 154
Michigan 81% 12% 7% 278
Minnesota 80% 12% 8% 126
Mississippi 84% 13% 3% 169
Missouri 89% 4% 7% 186
New Jersey 76% 18% 7% 171
New York 75% 15% 10% 400
North Carolina 91% 3% 6% 352
Ohio 83% 15% 2% 336
Oklahoma 81% 14% 5% 152
Pennsylvania 81% 12% 6% 368
South Carolina 85% 9% 7% 230
Tennessee 95% 3% 2% 297
Texas 81% 14% 5% 935
Virginia 87% 8% 4% 262
Washington 78% 15% 7% 145
West Virginia 93% 3% 4% 134
Wisconsin 82% 8% 10% 158

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