Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say religion is…

State Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 94% 4% 2% 1% < 1% 295
Arizona 88% 8% 2% < 1% 1% 246
Arkansas 86% 11% < 1% 2% 1% 162
California 84% 11% 2% 2% 1% 1,084
Colorado 89% 10% < 1% 1% < 1% 152
Florida 85% 10% 2% 3% < 1% 702
Georgia 89% 9% < 1% 1% 1% 473
Idaho 88% 11% < 1% 1% < 1% 132
Illinois 87% 9% 2% 1% < 1% 409
Indiana 90% 10% < 1% 1% < 1% 247
Iowa 92% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% 104
Kansas 89% 8% < 1% 3% < 1% 109
Kentucky 89% 10% < 1% < 1% < 1% 202
Louisiana 93% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% 229
Maryland 84% 12% 1% 2% 1% 220
Massachusetts 86% 10% 2% 1% < 1% 110
Michigan 88% 9% 1% 1% 1% 332
Minnesota 92% 8% < 1% < 1% 1% 168
Mississippi 92% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 192
Missouri 88% 8% 1% 3% 1% 257
Montana 87% 8% < 1% 2% 2% 106
New Jersey 83% 12% 2% 2% 1% 231
New Mexico 87% 7% 3% 1% 2% 115
New York 84% 11% 2% 2% 1% 511
North Carolina 90% 8% 1% 1% 1% 458
Ohio 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 429
Oklahoma 88% 9% 2% 1% < 1% 193
Oregon 86% 10% 2% 1% < 1% 121
Pennsylvania 91% 6% 1% 1% 1% 432
South Carolina 92% 7% < 1% < 1% 1% 252
Tennessee 92% 7% < 1% 1% 1% 368
Texas 89% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 1,103
Utah 89% 10% < 1% < 1% 1% 171
Virginia 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 356
Washington 82% 15% 2% 1% < 1% 218
West Virginia 93% 5% < 1% < 1% 2% 136
Wisconsin 89% 8% < 1% 1% 1% 156
Wyoming 82% 13% 3% 1% < 1% 115

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