Generational cohort 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 generational group

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

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 239. 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 9% 10% 28% 37% 14% 2% 239
Arizona 13% 6% 23% 42% 15% < 1% 169
Arkansas 14% 7% 34% 33% 12% < 1% 129
California 10% 14% 33% 30% 12% 1% 806
Colorado 4% 20% 25% 36% 15% < 1% 104
Florida 9% 9% 27% 36% 18% 2% 553
Georgia 8% 12% 32% 33% 14% 1% 369
Illinois 7% 11% 35% 32% 12% 2% 313
Indiana 10% 10% 24% 41% 13% 2% 230
Kentucky 3% 12% 28% 42% 12% 2% 180
Louisiana 12% 15% 22% 36% 14% 1% 185
Maryland 9% 14% 24% 34% 17% 2% 151
Michigan 7% 10% 26% 39% 18% 1% 272
Minnesota 5% 11% 31% 35% 18% 1% 121
Mississippi 10% 10% 30% 35% 13% 2% 168
Missouri 8% 11% 24% 36% 19% 2% 183
New Jersey 8% 13% 29% 34% 12% 4% 165
New York 9% 9% 28% 37% 13% 3% 387
North Carolina 8% 12% 28% 38% 12% 2% 346
Ohio 9% 9% 27% 38% 15% 2% 326
Oklahoma 6% 10% 28% 36% 17% 4% 149
Pennsylvania 10% 7% 29% 35% 18% 2% 364
South Carolina 9% 9% 30% 37% 15% < 1% 225
Tennessee 4% 11% 26% 42% 16% 1% 292
Texas 8% 14% 29% 34% 13% 2% 905
Virginia 7% 9% 32% 37% 15% 1% 255
Washington 15% 9% 27% 31% 15% 3% 142
West Virginia 7% 7% 24% 39% 21% 3% 133
Wisconsin 10% 13% 26% 36% 13% 2% 156

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