Importance of religion in one's life 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 importance of religion

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

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Alabama 94% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% 245
Arizona 86% 12% 1% 1% 1% 172
Arkansas 87% 12% < 1% 1% < 1% 135
California 84% 12% 2% 1% 1% 822
Colorado 88% 11% 2% < 1% < 1% 106
Florida 83% 12% 3% 2% < 1% 562
Georgia 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 379
Illinois 79% 17% 3% < 1% < 1% 320
Indiana 80% 16% 4% < 1% 1% 234
Kentucky 90% 9% < 1% < 1% 1% 183
Louisiana 90% 9% < 1% < 1% < 1% 186
Maryland 82% 16% 2% < 1% < 1% 154
Michigan 82% 15% 2% 1% < 1% 278
Minnesota 86% 11% < 1% 2% 1% 126
Mississippi 90% 8% 1% < 1% 1% 169
Missouri 82% 16% 1% 1% 1% 186
New Jersey 88% 10% < 1% 2% < 1% 171
New York 79% 15% 2% 3% 1% 400
North Carolina 87% 10% 2% < 1% 1% 352
Ohio 83% 14% 3% 1% < 1% 336
Oklahoma 92% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% 152
Pennsylvania 82% 12% 3% 3% 1% 368
South Carolina 89% 6% 2% 1% 2% 230
Tennessee 91% 8% < 1% 1% < 1% 297
Texas 88% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 935
Virginia 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 262
Washington 85% 14% < 1% < 1% < 1% 145
West Virginia 87% 11% 1% < 1% 2% 134
Wisconsin 76% 18% 4% 1% 1% 158

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