Educational distribution 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 educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who have completed…

State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 34% 36% 17% 13% 147
Arizona 38% 34% 18% 11% 183
California 38% 34% 17% 10% 850
Colorado 33% 29% 22% 16% 127
Florida 38% 37% 15% 10% 522
Georgia 44% 25% 17% 14% 264
Idaho 34% 41% 15% 10% 106
Illinois 40% 34% 14% 11% 398
Indiana 40% 38% 16% 6% 186
Iowa 32% 35% 18% 15% 118
Kansas 40% 30% 19% 11% 105
Kentucky 39% 36% 12% 13% 103
Louisiana 47% 26% 20% 7% 129
Maryland 33% 27% 22% 18% 177
Massachusetts 41% 27% 21% 11% 154
Michigan 39% 36% 16% 9% 283
Minnesota 35% 32% 24% 9% 161
Missouri 35% 38% 16% 11% 181
Nebraska 29% 34% 23% 14% 105
New Jersey 35% 30% 20% 15% 265
New York 40% 31% 16% 14% 505
North Carolina 31% 42% 16% 11% 262
North Dakota 22% 40% 25% 13% 122
Ohio 41% 33% 16% 11% 365
Oklahoma 44% 34% 13% 9% 100
Oregon 40% 34% 17% 10% 108
Pennsylvania 41% 27% 19% 13% 399
South Carolina 32% 33% 20% 16% 127
South Dakota 38% 36% 15% 11% 113
Tennessee 32% 40% 16% 13% 158
Texas 36% 34% 20% 10% 700
Utah 25% 43% 21% 11% 126
Virginia 29% 28% 28% 16% 230
Washington 34% 38% 21% 6% 185
Wisconsin 41% 33% 20% 6% 180

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