Belief in Heaven among independents and those who don't lean to either party by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among independents and those who don't lean to either party by belief in heaven

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,619. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 88% 6% 6% 1,619
Word of God; not everything taken literally 83% 11% 7% 1,314
Word of God; other/don't know 76% 8% 16% 251
Not the word of God 41% 46% 12% 1,798
Other/don't know 59% 17% 24% 676

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