Interpreting scripture among who believe in Hell by state (2014) Switch to: State among who believe in Hell by interpretation of scripture

% of who believe in Hell who say the holy scripture is…

State Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 367. 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 58% 28% 4% 7% 3% 367
Alaska 41% 31% 3% 22% 3% 144
Arizona 38% 37% 2% 15% 7% 330
Arkansas 50% 32% 3% 12% 4% 232
California 40% 32% 3% 19% 7% 1,669
Colorado 40% 34% 3% 16% 7% 235
Connecticut 35% 31% 3% 24% 7% 160
Delaware 29% 41% 4% 19% 6% 168
District of Columbia 47% 37% 2% 11% 3% 132
Florida 45% 29% 4% 17% 6% 1,087
Georgia 52% 31% 3% 8% 6% 634
Hawaii 40% 32% 3% 21% 4% 146
Idaho 38% 38% 3% 16% 5% 171
Illinois 38% 40% 3% 14% 5% 713
Indiana 47% 31% 4% 14% 3% 417
Iowa 32% 46% 3% 14% 4% 192
Kansas 36% 42% 4% 14% 5% 192
Kentucky 52% 27% 4% 12% 5% 321
Louisiana 52% 30% 3% 10% 4% 318
Maine 35% 30% 4% 19% 12% 123
Maryland 42% 33% 3% 15% 7% 304
Massachusetts 27% 37% 4% 24% 8% 231
Michigan 39% 35% 3% 16% 6% 571
Minnesota 35% 35% 3% 21% 6% 303
Mississippi 62% 26% 5% 4% 4% 243
Missouri 42% 34% 3% 15% 6% 413
Montana 32% 38% 5% 19% 6% 149
Nebraska 42% 42% 2% 9% 5% 191
Nevada 39% 32% 2% 22% 4% 154
New Hampshire 25% 38% 3% 29% 5% 118
New Jersey 34% 32% 4% 23% 6% 432
New Mexico 50% 29% 4% 11% 6% 149
New York 36% 30% 3% 24% 7% 886
North Carolina 48% 29% 4% 12% 7% 664
North Dakota 34% 38% 2% 20% 7% 218
Ohio 41% 36% 4% 13% 6% 669
Oklahoma 43% 34% 3% 14% 6% 258
Oregon 36% 43% 3% 11% 7% 170
Pennsylvania 42% 35% 2% 17% 4% 756
Rhode Island 33% 40% 1% 24% 2% 141
South Carolina 60% 28% 2% 6% 4% 332
South Dakota 33% 45% 2% 9% 11% 191
Tennessee 57% 22% 6% 9% 6% 483
Texas 49% 31% 3% 12% 5% 1,612
Utah 28% 47% 6% 16% 3% 139
Virginia 52% 27% 4% 13% 4% 503
Washington 39% 36% 4% 14% 7% 302
West Virginia 57% 25% 5% 8% 5% 229
Wisconsin 39% 37% 3% 17% 4% 327
Wyoming 44% 29% 5% 17% 4% 182

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