Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 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 belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

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

State There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 32% 67% 1% < 1% 147
Arizona 45% 51% 2% 2% 183
California 34% 63% 2% 1% 855
Colorado 48% 49% < 1% 3% 127
Florida 36% 62% 1% 1% 524
Georgia 42% 56% 1% < 1% 266
Idaho 40% 60% < 1% < 1% 106
Illinois 31% 67% 1% 1% 400
Indiana 30% 68% 1% < 1% 186
Iowa 35% 63% 1% < 1% 119
Kansas 33% 67% < 1% < 1% 105
Kentucky 36% 64% < 1% < 1% 104
Louisiana 43% 57% < 1% < 1% 129
Maryland 39% 59% 2% < 1% 177
Massachusetts 30% 67% 1% 1% 154
Michigan 31% 68% 1% < 1% 283
Minnesota 40% 58% 1% 2% 161
Missouri 38% 62% < 1% < 1% 181
Nebraska 40% 60% < 1% < 1% 106
New Jersey 31% 69% < 1% < 1% 266
New York 34% 65% 1% < 1% 507
North Carolina 38% 61% 1% < 1% 262
North Dakota 42% 58% < 1% < 1% 122
Ohio 35% 63% 1% < 1% 366
Oklahoma 32% 66% 2% < 1% 100
Oregon 44% 54% < 1% 2% 108
Pennsylvania 39% 60% < 1% < 1% 401
South Carolina 31% 64% 3% 2% 127
South Dakota 43% 57% < 1% < 1% 114
Tennessee 39% 57% 4% < 1% 160
Texas 37% 62% 1% < 1% 704
Utah 53% 45% 2% < 1% 126
Virginia 32% 67% 1% < 1% 231
Washington 42% 57% 1% < 1% 186
Wisconsin 30% 69% 1% < 1% 180

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