Generational cohort 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 generational group

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

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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 24% 19% 20% 25% 11% < 1% 143
Arizona 11% 16% 35% 24% 12% 1% 181
California 17% 14% 30% 29% 10% 1% 836
Colorado 12% 12% 30% 34% 11% 1% 125
Florida 17% 12% 26% 28% 15% 2% 513
Georgia 23% 12% 27% 30% 9% < 1% 265
Idaho 12% 12% 28% 35% 12% < 1% 106
Illinois 18% 13% 27% 30% 12% 1% 390
Indiana 17% 12% 28% 32% 11% < 1% 186
Iowa 13% 13% 33% 31% 10% 1% 119
Kansas 12% 14% 26% 37% 11% < 1% 105
Kentucky 13% 14% 34% 28% 11% < 1% 103
Louisiana 13% 19% 33% 24% 11% < 1% 129
Maryland 9% 15% 32% 30% 14% < 1% 173
Massachusetts 16% 7% 16% 48% 11% 1% 150
Michigan 15% 15% 26% 34% 10% 1% 280
Minnesota 11% 13% 26% 34% 16% < 1% 160
Missouri 18% 15% 26% 31% 8% 1% 176
Nebraska 18% 12% 35% 24% 12% < 1% 104
New Jersey 12% 13% 25% 34% 13% 3% 255
New York 13% 14% 24% 32% 14% 2% 495
North Carolina 15% 17% 30% 28% 10% < 1% 261
North Dakota 10% 13% 32% 36% 6% 2% 122
Ohio 10% 14% 28% 35% 12% 1% 362
Oklahoma 19% 20% 27% 23% 9% 1% 100
Oregon 14% 18% 24% 30% 13% 1% 108
Pennsylvania 12% 13% 26% 35% 13% 1% 396
South Carolina 23% 16% 24% 30% 6% < 1% 123
South Dakota 18% 16% 23% 32% 9% 1% 109
Tennessee 27% 17% 23% 24% 9% 1% 157
Texas 20% 16% 33% 22% 8% 1% 694
Utah 21% 19% 23% 29% 8% < 1% 124
Virginia 15% 18% 25% 28% 13% < 1% 227
Washington 15% 13% 29% 31% 11% 1% 181
Wisconsin 13% 7% 32% 32% 16% 2% 174

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