Belief in God 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 God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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
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Alabama 82% 14% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 147
Arizona 75% 20% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 183
California 72% 23% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 855
Colorado 74% 24% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 127
Florida 78% 18% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 524
Georgia 85% 14% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 266
Idaho 83% 17% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 106
Illinois 73% 24% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 400
Indiana 73% 24% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 186
Iowa 79% 19% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 119
Kansas 73% 26% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 105
Kentucky 82% 17% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 104
Louisiana 83% 14% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 129
Maryland 79% 19% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 177
Massachusetts 65% 27% 4% < 1% 4% 1% 154
Michigan 78% 20% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 283
Minnesota 71% 25% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 161
Missouri 85% 12% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 181
Nebraska 79% 19% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 106
New Jersey 75% 23% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 266
New York 75% 19% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 507
North Carolina 79% 20% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 262
North Dakota 82% 18% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 122
Ohio 75% 21% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 366
Oklahoma 76% 23% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 100
Oregon 78% 17% 4% < 1% < 1% 2% 108
Pennsylvania 79% 19% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 401
South Carolina 87% 13% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 127
South Dakota 73% 27% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 114
Tennessee 81% 17% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 160
Texas 78% 19% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 704
Utah 80% 16% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 126
Virginia 76% 22% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 231
Washington 80% 18% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 186
Wisconsin 66% 30% 1% < 1% 1% 2% 180

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