Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by age group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are ages…

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 239. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Alabama 14% 33% 32% 22% 239
Arizona 18% 24% 38% 20% 169
Arkansas 17% 38% 25% 20% 129
California 18% 39% 25% 18% 806
Colorado 15% 34% 28% 23% 104
Florida 13% 32% 30% 25% 553
Georgia 15% 38% 28% 19% 369
Illinois 11% 42% 29% 17% 313
Indiana 15% 29% 36% 20% 230
Kentucky 10% 34% 34% 22% 180
Louisiana 21% 27% 32% 19% 185
Maryland 19% 29% 30% 22% 151
Michigan 12% 31% 31% 27% 272
Minnesota 9% 38% 27% 26% 121
Mississippi 16% 35% 30% 20% 168
Missouri 14% 29% 31% 26% 183
New Jersey 15% 35% 30% 20% 165
New York 17% 30% 32% 21% 387
North Carolina 15% 33% 31% 21% 346
Ohio 13% 32% 33% 22% 326
Oklahoma 11% 33% 32% 24% 149
Pennsylvania 13% 33% 29% 25% 364
South Carolina 15% 34% 29% 23% 225
Tennessee 11% 30% 35% 24% 292
Texas 16% 35% 30% 19% 905
Virginia 10% 37% 32% 20% 255
Washington 21% 30% 25% 23% 142
West Virginia 12% 25% 34% 29% 133
Wisconsin 16% 33% 33% 18% 156

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