Belief in Heaven among widowed adults by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among widowed adults by belief in heaven

% of widowed adults who …in heaven

Interpreting scriptureBelieveDon't believeOther/don't knowSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally94%3%3%1,234
Word of God; not everything taken literally91%4%5%850
Word of God; other/don't know92%3%5%138
Not the word of God48%40%12%693
Other/don't know70%13%17%303
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.

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