Importance of religion in one's life among who do not believe in Heaven by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among who do not believe in Heaven by importance of religion

% of who do not believe in Heaven who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
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Word of God; should be taken literally 79% 12% 5% 4% < 1% 438
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 29% 12% 8% 1% 588
Not the word of God 7% 19% 27% 47% 1% 6,487
Other/don't know 26% 27% 25% 21% 1% 409

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