Belief in God among adults who seldom or never read scripture by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who seldom or never read scripture by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say they…

State Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 109. 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 62% 23% 7% < 1% 7% 1% 109
Alaska 33% 36% 8% 1% 17% 5% 166
Arizona 38% 27% 10% < 1% 21% 4% 299
California 35% 26% 13% 1% 22% 3% 1,943
Colorado 39% 27% 11% 2% 16% 5% 271
Connecticut 38% 32% 8% 1% 17% 4% 232
Delaware 40% 31% 11% < 1% 15% 3% 150
District of Columbia 37% 19% 13% 1% 26% 4% 158
Florida 41% 26% 8% 1% 20% 4% 912
Georgia 43% 24% 12% < 1% 17% 4% 300
Hawaii 45% 22% 12% 2% 16% 3% 165
Idaho 35% 30% 7% 1% 21% 5% 130
Illinois 42% 28% 10% < 1% 16% 4% 638
Indiana 42% 29% 6% 1% 20% 3% 284
Iowa 48% 22% 9% 3% 16% 3% 161
Kansas 49% 28% 4% 1% 14% 4% 133
Kentucky 55% 21% 2% < 1% 20% 2% 162
Louisiana 47% 28% 7% 1% 15% 3% 152
Maine 32% 36% 7% < 1% 22% 3% 196
Maryland 37% 28% 7% < 1% 21% 6% 303
Massachusetts 28% 30% 13% 1% 23% 5% 476
Michigan 42% 31% 8% < 1% 15% 3% 457
Minnesota 37% 33% 9% < 1% 16% 5% 276
Missouri 46% 30% 8% 1% 12% 3% 258
Montana 50% 28% 9% < 1% 13% 1% 156
Nebraska 49% 28% 4% < 1% 14% 5% 152
Nevada 39% 24% 9% 1% 23% 4% 162
New Hampshire 30% 32% 8% 2% 22% 7% 193
New Jersey 43% 29% 10% < 1% 16% 3% 498
New Mexico 35% 28% 8% < 1% 25% 4% 140
New York 37% 26% 11% 1% 20% 5% 1,103
North Carolina 47% 23% 6% < 1% 21% 3% 347
North Dakota 43% 32% 6% < 1% 14% 4% 171
Ohio 44% 29% 8% 1% 14% 4% 503
Oklahoma 43% 31% 7% < 1% 17% 2% 126
Oregon 31% 26% 13% < 1% 24% 7% 226
Pennsylvania 38% 30% 8% 1% 19% 3% 672
Rhode Island 45% 19% 7% < 1% 20% 8% 189
South Carolina 41% 31% 6% < 1% 17% 4% 151
South Dakota 52% 29% 5% < 1% 14% 1% 139
Tennessee 48% 27% 11% 2% 11% 1% 162
Texas 44% 29% 9% 1% 15% 3% 900
Utah 24% 29% 18% 3% 20% 6% 104
Vermont 27% 32% 5% 1% 28% 7% 215
Virginia 40% 28% 10% < 1% 18% 4% 359
Washington 32% 29% 12% < 1% 22% 4% 375
West Virginia 51% 25% 7% 1% 10% 6% 111
Wisconsin 36% 30% 10% 1% 19% 3% 324
Wyoming 48% 25% 12% < 1% 11% 3% 133

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