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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 75% 16% 3% < 1% 3% 2% 180
Alaska 43% 33% 6% < 1% 15% 3% 146
Arizona 51% 26% 7% < 1% 12% 3% 286
Arkansas 66% 24% 3% < 1% 4% 4% 114
California 49% 25% 9% 1% 13% 2% 1,596
Colorado 48% 28% 9% 1% 12% 3% 209
Connecticut 48% 28% 5% 2% 11% 5% 197
Delaware 51% 31% 9% 1% 7% 2% 141
District of Columbia 55% 23% 7% < 1% 12% 2% 118
Florida 57% 22% 7% 1% 11% 2% 933
Georgia 61% 21% 7% < 1% 8% 3% 360
Hawaii 54% 22% 8% 1% 12% 3% 158
Idaho 50% 26% 5% < 1% 14% 6% 150
Illinois 54% 27% 6% < 1% 10% 3% 596
Indiana 54% 28% 5% 1% 11% 3% 282
Iowa 56% 23% 6% 2% 12% 1% 148
Kansas 59% 28% 4% 1% 5% 4% 139
Kentucky 62% 21% 3% < 1% 10% 4% 175
Louisiana 70% 18% 2% 2% 7% 1% 172
Maine 41% 29% 8% < 1% 20% 3% 167
Maryland 56% 25% 3% < 1% 11% 5% 282
Massachusetts 35% 33% 10% 2% 18% 3% 366
Michigan 54% 27% 6% 1% 11% 2% 447
Minnesota 47% 32% 8% < 1% 9% 4% 261
Missouri 58% 23% 11% 1% 7% 1% 267
Montana 61% 24% 7% < 1% 7% 1% 138
Nebraska 63% 22% 3% 1% 9% 2% 134
Nevada 48% 23% 8% 1% 19% 2% 162
New Hampshire 37% 30% 11% 1% 14% 6% 168
New Jersey 49% 28% 8% < 1% 10% 4% 421
New Mexico 47% 27% 7% < 1% 15% 4% 115
New York 52% 24% 8% 1% 12% 3% 935
North Carolina 63% 20% 4% 1% 9% 2% 391
North Dakota 53% 31% 4% < 1% 8% 3% 160
Ohio 58% 25% 5% < 1% 8% 2% 527
Oklahoma 63% 27% 4% < 1% 4% 2% 163
Oregon 46% 28% 12% < 1% 7% 6% 185
Pennsylvania 48% 30% 8% 1% 11% 2% 590
Rhode Island 53% 25% 2% < 1% 13% 8% 156
South Carolina 62% 24% 2% 1% 9% 2% 177
South Dakota 63% 24% 3% < 1% 10% < 1% 140
Tennessee 66% 21% 7% < 1% 4% 1% 231
Texas 62% 23% 4% 1% 8% 2% 953
Utah 40% 23% 17% 3% 13% 4% 119
Vermont 34% 34% 8% 1% 17% 6% 162
Virginia 58% 23% 7% < 1% 10% 2% 350
Washington 43% 28% 10% 1% 16% 2% 308
West Virginia 62% 26% 2% < 1% 7% 3% 125
Wisconsin 44% 31% 8% 1% 12% 2% 267
Wyoming 60% 20% 10% < 1% 5% 5% 125

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