Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among who believe in Heaven by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among who believe in Heaven by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of who believe in Heaven who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Interpreting scriptureAt least once a weekOnce or twice a monthSeveral times a yearSeldom/neverDon't knowSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally75%11%6%7%1%8,889
Word of God; not everything taken literally60%18%10%11%1%8,489
Word of God; other/don't know70%10%9%6%5%806
Not the word of God47%18%13%21%1%4,538
Other/don't know58%15%10%13%3%1,615
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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