Racial and ethnic composition among who believe in Heaven by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among who believe in Heaven by race/ethnicity

% of who believe in Heaven who identify as…

Interpreting scriptureWhiteBlackAsianLatinoOther/MixedSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally56%20%2%18%3%8,782
Word of God; not everything taken literally71%10%3%13%4%8,408
Word of God; other/don't know65%11%3%15%6%785
Not the word of God68%8%5%15%4%4,481
Other/don't know65%13%4%14%5%1,573
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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