Racial and ethnic composition among who believe in Heaven by state (2014) Switch to: State among who believe in Heaven by race/ethnicity

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State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 422. 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 66% 28% < 1% 4% 3% 422
Alaska 64% 5% 4% 6% 22% 171
Arizona 59% 4% 3% 29% 6% 439
Arkansas 76% 16% 1% 5% 2% 256
California 38% 7% 12% 40% 3% 2,181
Colorado 73% 4% 1% 19% 3% 288
Connecticut 70% 10% 2% 15% 3% 234
Delaware 66% 24% 2% 7% 1% 222
District of Columbia 25% 59% 3% 11% 3% 179
Florida 57% 17% 1% 22% 3% 1,352
Georgia 55% 32% 1% 8% 4% 740
Hawaii 24% 5% 41% 10% 20% 184
Idaho 88% 1% 1% 9% 1% 218
Illinois 66% 15% 2% 14% 2% 913
Indiana 82% 10% < 1% 5% 3% 490
Iowa 92% 4% 1% 3% 1% 241
Kansas 79% 5% 2% 10% 3% 229
Kentucky 87% 8% < 1% 3% 2% 352
Louisiana 59% 35% < 1% 4% 3% 362
Maine 94% 2% < 1% 2% 2% 176
Maryland 51% 34% 2% 7% 6% 409
Massachusetts 73% 10% 2% 12% 3% 358
Michigan 77% 14% 1% 4% 4% 700
Minnesota 85% 6% 1% 4% 4% 403
Mississippi 59% 38% < 1% 2% 2% 266
Missouri 82% 12% 1% 3% 3% 487
Montana 89% < 1% 1% 2% 8% 202
Nebraska 85% 4% 1% 8% 2% 241
Nevada 47% 10% 3% 29% 11% 202
New Hampshire 93% 1% < 1% 2% 3% 162
New Jersey 58% 15% 4% 19% 4% 595
New Mexico 44% 2% 2% 42% 11% 198
New York 57% 16% 5% 17% 4% 1,227
North Carolina 64% 24% 1% 7% 4% 768
North Dakota 88% 1% < 1% 2% 9% 262
Ohio 82% 12% 1% 3% 2% 848
Oklahoma 73% 8% < 1% 5% 14% 306
Oregon 80% 1% 1% 12% 6% 227
Pennsylvania 81% 10% 2% 5% 2% 970
Rhode Island 79% 4% < 1% 9% 8% 206
South Carolina 64% 28% < 1% 5% 3% 383
South Dakota 90% < 1% 1% 2% 7% 231
Tennessee 77% 17% < 1% 4% 2% 526
Texas 47% 13% 2% 34% 4% 1,893
Utah 82% 1% 1% 13% 4% 233
Vermont 94% < 1% < 1% 2% 4% 154
Virginia 64% 21% 4% 7% 4% 610
Washington 74% 4% 4% 11% 7% 411
West Virginia 94% 3% < 1% < 1% 2% 248
Wisconsin 86% 6% 1% 5% 3% 418
Wyoming 89% 1% < 1% 8% 2% 236

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