Sources of guidance on right and wrong among who do not believe in Hell by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among who do not believe in Hell by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of who do not believe in Hell who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Interpreting scriptureReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally48%6%37%7%2%1,096
Word of God; not everything taken literally29%12%50%7%2%2,255
Word of God; other/don't know43%4%36%6%12%130
Not the word of God4%21%55%19%1%8,467
Other/don't know15%13%54%10%7%891
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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