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% of who do not 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 = 100. 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 25% 26% 2% 43% 4% 100
Alaska 7% 11% 1% 76% 6% 139
Arizona 10% 23% 1% 55% 10% 259
California 10% 14% 1% 69% 7% 1,693
Colorado 7% 14% 1% 72% 6% 223
Connecticut 6% 21% 1% 67% 6% 182
Delaware 7% 15% 4% 66% 7% 104
District of Columbia 9% 10% < 1% 74% 7% 147
Florida 10% 19% 1% 63% 7% 771
Georgia 13% 20% 1% 61% 5% 255
Hawaii 13% 11% 1% 69% 6% 140
Idaho 8% 21% < 1% 66% 5% 125
Illinois 6% 18% 2% 67% 7% 488
Indiana 8% 20% < 1% 64% 8% 187
Iowa 11% 21% < 1% 63% 5% 110
Louisiana 23% 16% < 1% 53% 8% 110
Maine 5% 15% 1% 70% 8% 147
Maryland 8% 20% 1% 67% 4% 280
Massachusetts 6% 15% 1% 74% 5% 400
Michigan 11% 21% 1% 60% 8% 317
Minnesota 7% 16% 2% 64% 11% 207
Missouri 5% 22% 2% 59% 13% 182
Montana 8% 29% 2% 51% 10% 137
Nevada 11% 19% < 1% 63% 7% 127
New Hampshire 9% 12% < 1% 70% 9% 149
New Jersey 11% 21% 1% 62% 6% 360
New Mexico 14% 16% 1% 65% 5% 126
New York 9% 18% 1% 66% 6% 884
North Carolina 4% 17% 2% 68% 8% 285
Ohio 15% 21% < 1% 58% 5% 358
Oklahoma 19% 17% < 1% 59% 5% 100
Oregon 9% 14% 3% 67% 7% 209
Pennsylvania 10% 17% 2% 65% 6% 496
Rhode Island 8% 17% < 1% 69% 6% 132
South Carolina 20% 13% < 1% 57% 10% 112
Tennessee 7% 28% < 1% 59% 6% 133
Texas 19% 18% 1% 57% 5% 730
Utah 15% 32% < 1% 47% 7% 157
Vermont 6% 11% 1% 77% 6% 184
Virginia 11% 14% 1% 68% 6% 300
Washington 7% 16% 2% 69% 6% 348
Wisconsin 7% 22% 2% 65% 4% 211
Wyoming 13% 29% 1% 48% 9% 105

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