Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by belief in hell (2014) Switch to: Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

Belief in Hell White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,495. 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.
Believe 70% 11% 3% 13% 4% 6,495
Don't believe 70% 9% 3% 14% 4% 2,224
Other/don't know 74% 8% 4% 10% 4% 724

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