Gender composition 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 gender

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

State Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 245. 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 44% 56% 245
Arizona 39% 61% 172
Arkansas 42% 58% 135
California 42% 58% 822
Colorado 48% 52% 106
Florida 45% 55% 562
Georgia 40% 60% 379
Illinois 47% 53% 320
Indiana 45% 55% 234
Kentucky 41% 59% 183
Louisiana 38% 62% 186
Maryland 42% 58% 154
Michigan 41% 59% 278
Minnesota 41% 59% 126
Mississippi 47% 53% 169
Missouri 50% 50% 186
New Jersey 45% 55% 171
New York 42% 58% 400
North Carolina 40% 60% 352
Ohio 42% 58% 336
Oklahoma 43% 57% 152
Pennsylvania 45% 55% 368
South Carolina 45% 55% 230
Tennessee 44% 56% 297
Texas 43% 57% 935
Virginia 42% 58% 262
Washington 39% 61% 145
West Virginia 48% 52% 134
Wisconsin 45% 55% 158

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