Belief in Heaven among adults ages 65 and older by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults ages 65 and older by belief in heaven

% of adults ages 65 and older who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 125. 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 88% 5% 7% 125
Arizona 69% 23% 8% 184
California 65% 25% 10% 964
Colorado 63% 24% 14% 104
Connecticut 69% 23% 8% 100
Florida 70% 23% 7% 632
Georgia 83% 9% 8% 225
Illinois 71% 21% 8% 365
Indiana 77% 14% 10% 178
Kentucky 86% 6% 8% 122
Louisiana 88% 6% 6% 121
Maryland 72% 21% 7% 161
Massachusetts 58% 30% 12% 186
Michigan 73% 15% 12% 258
Minnesota 83% 10% 7% 127
Missouri 79% 16% 5% 157
New Hampshire 58% 29% 13% 105
New Jersey 76% 17% 7% 258
New York 69% 21% 10% 590
North Carolina 80% 13% 8% 288
Ohio 81% 12% 7% 326
Oklahoma 83% 13% 5% 114
Oregon 58% 25% 17% 124
Pennsylvania 78% 13% 8% 438
Rhode Island 74% 20% 5% 111
South Carolina 81% 12% 6% 142
Tennessee 90% 6% 4% 195
Texas 81% 13% 7% 528
Virginia 80% 15% 5% 217
Washington 69% 25% 6% 183
Wisconsin 72% 19% 9% 161

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