Belief in Heaven among whites by state (2014) Switch to: State among whites by belief in heaven

% of whites who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 346. 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 80% 13% 7% 346
Alaska 57% 36% 8% 226
Arizona 70% 23% 8% 463
Arkansas 82% 10% 7% 229
California 56% 34% 9% 2,098
Colorado 59% 32% 9% 383
Connecticut 67% 26% 7% 286
Delaware 76% 19% 6% 217
District of Columbia 43% 44% 12% 124
Florida 66% 26% 8% 1,311
Georgia 75% 18% 7% 576
Hawaii 57% 34% 9% 141
Idaho 71% 23% 6% 280
Illinois 71% 21% 8% 975
Indiana 77% 16% 8% 532
Iowa 76% 19% 5% 304
Kansas 75% 17% 9% 255
Kentucky 81% 14% 6% 362
Louisiana 76% 16% 8% 289
Maine 58% 34% 8% 281
Maryland 62% 31% 7% 379
Massachusetts 51% 37% 11% 559
Michigan 72% 20% 8% 755
Minnesota 71% 22% 7% 483
Mississippi 85% 12% 3% 187
Missouri 78% 17% 5% 516
Montana 70% 24% 6% 278
Nebraska 77% 17% 6% 253
Nevada 55% 35% 10% 200
New Hampshire 56% 31% 13% 275
New Jersey 69% 22% 9% 605
New Mexico 66% 27% 7% 168
New York 64% 29% 7% 1,319
North Carolina 74% 18% 9% 712
North Dakota 78% 15% 8% 307
Ohio 77% 18% 5% 913
Oklahoma 79% 17% 4% 277
Oregon 60% 32% 8% 338
Pennsylvania 72% 21% 7% 1,124
Rhode Island 63% 28% 9% 258
South Carolina 75% 15% 10% 341
South Dakota 79% 14% 8% 268
Tennessee 81% 13% 6% 526
Texas 74% 18% 8% 1,379
Utah 76% 19% 5% 274
Vermont 56% 38% 6% 293
Virginia 73% 19% 8% 632
Washington 59% 32% 9% 542
West Virginia 84% 9% 8% 272
Wisconsin 71% 20% 8% 512
Wyoming 75% 15% 10% 277

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