Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by age group

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

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
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Alabama 36% 28% 22% 15% 143
Arizona 19% 44% 19% 19% 181
California 24% 36% 25% 15% 836
Colorado 17% 36% 28% 18% 125
Florida 26% 30% 21% 23% 513
Georgia 30% 31% 25% 14% 265
Idaho 16% 37% 30% 18% 106
Illinois 25% 32% 26% 17% 390
Indiana 22% 34% 28% 15% 186
Iowa 17% 42% 26% 15% 119
Kansas 18% 34% 32% 16% 105
Kentucky 21% 39% 23% 16% 103
Louisiana 22% 44% 18% 17% 129
Maryland 16% 40% 25% 19% 173
Massachusetts 20% 19% 42% 19% 150
Michigan 24% 33% 29% 15% 280
Minnesota 18% 32% 28% 21% 160
Missouri 26% 34% 27% 14% 176
Nebraska 27% 37% 19% 17% 104
New Jersey 19% 31% 27% 23% 255
New York 21% 30% 27% 22% 495
North Carolina 24% 38% 22% 17% 261
North Dakota 21% 35% 31% 13% 122
Ohio 19% 33% 27% 21% 362
Oklahoma 33% 34% 22% 12% 100
Oregon 29% 27% 26% 18% 108
Pennsylvania 20% 32% 30% 19% 396
South Carolina 30% 33% 27% 10% 123
South Dakota 24% 33% 28% 15% 109
Tennessee 37% 30% 18% 15% 157
Texas 31% 38% 19% 13% 694
Utah 31% 33% 25% 12% 124
Virginia 27% 32% 24% 17% 227
Washington 21% 36% 25% 19% 181
Wisconsin 16% 35% 27% 22% 174

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