Belief in Hell among adults who say humans always existed in present form by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults who say humans always existed in present form by belief in hell

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,892. 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 84% 11% 6% 5,892
Word of God; not everything taken literally 73% 21% 6% 3,309
Word of God; other/don't know 70% 14% 15% 454
Not the word of God 45% 47% 8% 1,190
Other/don't know 58% 25% 17% 529

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