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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 50% 48% 1% 1% 245
Arizona 50% 42% 3% 6% 172
Arkansas 45% 53% < 1% 1% 135
California 41% 55% 1% 3% 822
Colorado 57% 39% 1% 4% 106
Florida 42% 56% 1% 1% 562
Georgia 44% 54% 1% 1% 379
Illinois 44% 55% < 1% 1% 320
Indiana 50% 48% < 1% 1% 234
Kentucky 51% 43% 4% 3% 183
Louisiana 44% 55% < 1% 1% 186
Maryland 40% 56% 2% 2% 154
Michigan 52% 45% 1% 3% 278
Minnesota 53% 47% < 1% < 1% 126
Mississippi 42% 56% < 1% 2% 169
Missouri 50% 50% 1% < 1% 186
New Jersey 31% 66% 1% 2% 171
New York 35% 61% 2% 3% 400
North Carolina 45% 52% 1% 2% 352
Ohio 38% 61% 1% 1% 336
Oklahoma 47% 51% 1% 1% 152
Pennsylvania 52% 46% 1% 1% 368
South Carolina 49% 49% 1% 1% 230
Tennessee 51% 46% 1% 2% 297
Texas 43% 54% 2% 2% 935
Virginia 51% 47% < 1% 2% 262
Washington 49% 47% 3% 1% 145
West Virginia 50% 46% 1% 3% 134
Wisconsin 41% 56% 3% < 1% 158

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