Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by importance of religion (2014) Switch to: Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by belief in heaven

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,158. 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.
Very important 90% 5% 4% 6,158
Somewhat important 90% 6% 4% 2,770
Not too important 80% 14% 6% 444
Not at all important 61% 30% 9% 137

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