Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 81% 11% 2% 5% < 1% 245
Arizona 84% 10% 2% 4% < 1% 172
Arkansas 81% 11% 5% 4% < 1% 135
California 74% 12% 6% 6% 2% 822
Colorado 71% 10% 10% 6% 2% 106
Florida 77% 10% 6% 7% < 1% 562
Georgia 81% 9% 3% 6% 1% 379
Illinois 70% 13% 4% 11% 3% 320
Indiana 74% 11% 6% 8% < 1% 234
Kentucky 74% 8% 7% 10% 1% 183
Louisiana 80% 10% 3% 6% 1% 186
Maryland 72% 15% 5% 8% < 1% 154
Michigan 75% 9% 7% 7% 2% 278
Minnesota 72% 10% 5% 12% 1% 126
Mississippi 80% 7% 6% 7% 1% 169
Missouri 70% 13% 8% 8% < 1% 186
New Jersey 72% 13% 6% 8% < 1% 171
New York 72% 13% 5% 9% 1% 400
North Carolina 80% 8% 7% 4% 1% 352
Ohio 69% 12% 8% 9% 1% 336
Oklahoma 80% 7% 1% 12% < 1% 152
Pennsylvania 69% 13% 10% 8% < 1% 368
South Carolina 80% 8% 3% 8% 1% 230
Tennessee 82% 9% 4% 5% 1% 297
Texas 76% 8% 7% 7% 2% 935
Virginia 78% 12% 4% 5% 1% 262
Washington 76% 9% 8% 6% 1% 145
West Virginia 82% 8% 3% 2% 4% 134
Wisconsin 67% 7% 11% 15% < 1% 158

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