Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never read scripture by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who seldom or never read scripture by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 41% 25% 19% 15% < 1% 109
Alaska 13% 39% 20% 27% 1% 166
Arizona 21% 32% 24% 22% 1% 299
California 22% 31% 22% 25% < 1% 1,943
Colorado 22% 36% 20% 22% < 1% 271
Connecticut 24% 31% 25% 20% < 1% 232
Delaware 19% 40% 18% 21% 2% 150
District of Columbia 22% 28% 22% 27% < 1% 158
Florida 24% 34% 20% 21% 1% 912
Georgia 27% 33% 19% 20% 1% 300
Hawaii 21% 41% 21% 17% < 1% 165
Idaho 18% 31% 22% 28% < 1% 130
Illinois 24% 34% 22% 19% < 1% 638
Indiana 21% 37% 21% 20% 1% 284
Iowa 25% 36% 21% 17% < 1% 161
Kansas 22% 37% 28% 12% 1% 133
Kentucky 35% 33% 15% 16% < 1% 162
Louisiana 43% 34% 7% 16% < 1% 152
Maine 16% 33% 20% 30% 1% 196
Maryland 22% 32% 24% 23% < 1% 303
Massachusetts 20% 30% 22% 27% 1% 476
Michigan 24% 34% 20% 21% 1% 457
Minnesota 19% 36% 22% 21% 1% 276
Missouri 25% 39% 21% 14% 1% 258
Montana 19% 31% 24% 26% < 1% 156
Nebraska 31% 35% 20% 14% < 1% 152
Nevada 18% 35% 14% 30% 3% 162
New Hampshire 14% 31% 31% 22% 2% 193
New Jersey 26% 37% 20% 15% 1% 498
New Mexico 30% 30% 12% 28% 1% 140
New York 23% 34% 18% 25% 1% 1,103
North Carolina 27% 33% 20% 19% < 1% 347
North Dakota 28% 32% 24% 15% 1% 171
Ohio 29% 34% 17% 19% < 1% 503
Oklahoma 26% 41% 9% 23% 1% 126
Oregon 15% 29% 22% 31% 2% 226
Pennsylvania 22% 35% 21% 21% 1% 672
Rhode Island 28% 32% 13% 27% < 1% 189
South Carolina 25% 32% 24% 17% 1% 151
South Dakota 38% 34% 14% 15% < 1% 139
Tennessee 32% 33% 16% 19% < 1% 162
Texas 32% 36% 14% 18% < 1% 900
Utah 11% 19% 36% 31% 4% 104
Vermont 16% 27% 27% 29% 1% 215
Virginia 26% 33% 21% 19% 1% 359
Washington 16% 27% 28% 28% 1% 375
West Virginia 29% 37% 19% 14% 2% 111
Wisconsin 21% 41% 20% 18% < 1% 324
Wyoming 25% 38% 22% 15% < 1% 133

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