Educational distribution 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 educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who have completed…

State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 242. 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 57% 27% 11% 4% 242
Arizona 42% 40% 11% 7% 171
Arkansas 61% 29% 9% 2% 132
California 56% 29% 10% 5% 813
Colorado 46% 35% 15% 4% 106
Florida 57% 28% 11% 4% 557
Georgia 50% 31% 12% 7% 376
Illinois 54% 29% 13% 4% 317
Indiana 57% 29% 10% 5% 233
Kentucky 63% 23% 8% 5% 181
Louisiana 59% 30% 8% 3% 186
Maryland 54% 26% 11% 8% 153
Michigan 52% 34% 11% 4% 273
Minnesota 47% 30% 16% 7% 125
Mississippi 51% 35% 10% 3% 169
Missouri 61% 26% 11% 2% 186
New Jersey 61% 20% 9% 9% 169
New York 61% 22% 11% 6% 396
North Carolina 53% 31% 11% 5% 350
Ohio 59% 28% 9% 5% 335
Oklahoma 51% 30% 13% 6% 151
Pennsylvania 62% 27% 7% 3% 367
South Carolina 60% 29% 8% 4% 230
Tennessee 58% 25% 9% 7% 295
Texas 56% 28% 11% 5% 928
Virginia 55% 31% 10% 4% 261
Washington 47% 36% 14% 3% 145
West Virginia 72% 20% 4% 3% 133
Wisconsin 50% 34% 13% 4% 157

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