Belief in God 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 God

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 93% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 245
Arizona 90% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 172
Arkansas 95% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 135
California 79% 16% 2% 2% < 1% < 1% 822
Colorado 91% 9% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 106
Florida 88% 9% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 562
Georgia 92% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 379
Illinois 85% 11% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 320
Indiana 83% 15% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 234
Kentucky 95% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 183
Louisiana 94% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 186
Maryland 92% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 154
Michigan 92% 7% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 278
Minnesota 90% 7% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 126
Mississippi 92% 5% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 169
Missouri 91% 6% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% 186
New Jersey 83% 16% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 171
New York 82% 13% 2% 2% 1% < 1% 400
North Carolina 95% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 352
Ohio 92% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 336
Oklahoma 93% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 152
Pennsylvania 89% 8% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 368
South Carolina 87% 10% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 230
Tennessee 92% 6% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 297
Texas 85% 14% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 935
Virginia 95% 4% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 262
Washington 89% 11% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 145
West Virginia 98% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 134
Wisconsin 89% 10% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 158

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