Importance of religion in one's life 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 importance of religion

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

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Alabama 68% 26% 4% 2% < 1% 147
Arizona 60% 27% 10% 2% 1% 183
California 62% 30% 6% 1% 1% 855
Colorado 61% 33% 5% 1% < 1% 127
Florida 59% 32% 7% 3% < 1% 524
Georgia 72% 25% 3% < 1% 1% 266
Idaho 64% 30% 6% < 1% < 1% 106
Illinois 61% 30% 7% 1% 1% 400
Indiana 57% 35% 7% 1% < 1% 186
Iowa 63% 33% 4% < 1% < 1% 119
Kansas 55% 37% 6% 2% < 1% 105
Kentucky 66% 31% 1% 1% < 1% 104
Louisiana 80% 19% 1% < 1% < 1% 129
Maryland 59% 30% 8% 1% 2% 177
Massachusetts 46% 46% 8% 1% < 1% 154
Michigan 55% 36% 6% 2% 1% 283
Minnesota 56% 38% 2% 3% < 1% 161
Missouri 67% 29% 4% < 1% < 1% 181
Nebraska 61% 34% 3% 1% 2% 106
New Jersey 61% 34% 4% < 1% 1% 266
New York 61% 30% 6% 3% < 1% 507
North Carolina 65% 31% 3% 1% < 1% 262
North Dakota 66% 24% 9% 1% < 1% 122
Ohio 62% 33% 3% 2% < 1% 366
Oklahoma 59% 39% 1% 1% 1% 100
Oregon 59% 27% 9% 3% 2% 108
Pennsylvania 64% 26% 7% 3% < 1% 401
South Carolina 70% 25% 4% 1% < 1% 127
South Dakota 62% 36% 2% < 1% < 1% 114
Tennessee 70% 25% 3% 1% 1% 160
Texas 65% 30% 3% 2% < 1% 704
Utah 79% 17% 3% < 1% 1% 126
Virginia 64% 33% 2% 1% < 1% 231
Washington 60% 32% 7% 1% < 1% 186
Wisconsin 50% 41% 7% 2% < 1% 180

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