Income distribution 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 household income

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who have a household income of…

State Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
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Alabama 48% 23% 20% 9% 207
Arizona 43% 21% 27% 9% 147
Arkansas 54% 15% 23% 8% 117
California 53% 18% 17% 12% 682
Florida 50% 23% 17% 10% 475
Georgia 41% 25% 23% 12% 328
Illinois 44% 23% 23% 9% 270
Indiana 47% 19% 24% 9% 194
Kentucky 49% 15% 28% 8% 153
Louisiana 52% 16% 20% 11% 161
Maryland 34% 24% 27% 15% 132
Michigan 43% 25% 26% 5% 236
Minnesota 34% 21% 31% 14% 101
Mississippi 53% 18% 19% 10% 146
Missouri 45% 26% 23% 6% 168
New Jersey 53% 16% 23% 7% 147
New York 55% 17% 19% 9% 313
North Carolina 50% 18% 20% 11% 301
Ohio 42% 25% 24% 9% 299
Oklahoma 39% 30% 22% 9% 125
Pennsylvania 48% 27% 17% 9% 311
South Carolina 47% 21% 25% 7% 187
Tennessee 45% 21% 19% 14% 249
Texas 49% 17% 21% 12% 795
Virginia 35% 28% 26% 10% 229
Washington 48% 19% 22% 11% 129
West Virginia 51% 21% 23% 4% 112
Wisconsin 39% 24% 26% 10% 135

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