Belief in Hell among whites by state (2014) Switch to: State among whites by belief in hell

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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 72% 23% 6% 346
Alaska 48% 45% 7% 226
Arizona 54% 36% 10% 463
Arkansas 76% 18% 6% 229
California 41% 50% 9% 2,098
Colorado 46% 46% 9% 383
Connecticut 44% 47% 9% 286
Delaware 55% 35% 10% 217
District of Columbia 25% 65% 10% 124
Florida 53% 40% 7% 1,311
Georgia 66% 28% 6% 576
Hawaii 39% 50% 11% 141
Idaho 58% 35% 7% 280
Illinois 54% 37% 9% 975
Indiana 66% 28% 7% 532
Iowa 59% 32% 8% 304
Kansas 61% 30% 9% 255
Kentucky 75% 19% 6% 362
Louisiana 68% 25% 7% 289
Maine 43% 46% 11% 281
Maryland 44% 48% 7% 379
Massachusetts 31% 58% 11% 559
Michigan 59% 33% 7% 755
Minnesota 50% 40% 10% 483
Mississippi 76% 20% 5% 187
Missouri 65% 27% 8% 516
Montana 49% 44% 7% 278
Nebraska 60% 32% 8% 253
Nevada 39% 48% 13% 200
New Hampshire 44% 45% 11% 275
New Jersey 48% 43% 9% 605
New Mexico 52% 41% 7% 168
New York 43% 48% 9% 1,319
North Carolina 64% 28% 8% 712
North Dakota 62% 31% 7% 307
Ohio 63% 31% 6% 913
Oklahoma 67% 27% 6% 277
Oregon 45% 45% 9% 338
Pennsylvania 56% 36% 7% 1,124
Rhode Island 46% 44% 11% 258
South Carolina 64% 23% 12% 341
South Dakota 67% 25% 9% 268
Tennessee 77% 18% 5% 526
Texas 62% 29% 9% 1,379
Utah 45% 49% 6% 274
Vermont 37% 55% 8% 293
Virginia 62% 30% 8% 632
Washington 44% 46% 10% 542
West Virginia 75% 17% 7% 272
Wisconsin 56% 35% 9% 512
Wyoming 58% 34% 8% 277

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