Interpreting scripture among adults who attend services weekly or more by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who attend services weekly or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who say the holy scripture is…

State Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 279. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 65% 24% 5% 4% 2% 279
Arizona 48% 37% 4% 8% 2% 238
Arkansas 63% 28% 2% 4% 4% 144
California 49% 31% 4% 10% 5% 1,126
Colorado 44% 37% 6% 8% 4% 155
Connecticut 41% 33% 3% 15% 8% 111
Delaware 33% 37% 13% 10% 7% 110
Florida 53% 30% 4% 8% 5% 733
Georgia 60% 30% 3% 3% 4% 429
Idaho 52% 37% 3% 4% 3% 123
Illinois 45% 34% 4% 10% 6% 507
Indiana 56% 30% 3% 5% 6% 269
Iowa 42% 38% 5% 8% 7% 131
Kansas 44% 42% 5% 5% 4% 126
Kentucky 64% 25% 2% 5% 3% 197
Louisiana 60% 26% 4% 6% 4% 223
Maryland 53% 31% 2% 10% 4% 222
Massachusetts 35% 34% 6% 19% 7% 172
Michigan 54% 29% 4% 8% 5% 367
Minnesota 46% 31% 6% 10% 7% 218
Mississippi 69% 18% 6% 3% 5% 162
Missouri 51% 34% 4% 9% 2% 253
Montana 44% 36% 8% 5% 7% 108
Nebraska 50% 38% 5% 4% 3% 135
New Jersey 43% 34% 5% 13% 5% 315
New Mexico 55% 25% 3% 12% 5% 118
New York 43% 34% 4% 14% 6% 612
North Carolina 62% 21% 5% 5% 7% 441
North Dakota 47% 39% 2% 10% 3% 128
Ohio 46% 38% 3% 8% 4% 470
Oklahoma 49% 27% 3% 17% 4% 172
Oregon 37% 39% 10% 10% 4% 118
Pennsylvania 48% 36% 3% 7% 6% 513
Rhode Island 31% 44% 3% 16% 6% 108
South Carolina 65% 25% 2% 3% 6% 242
South Dakota 45% 35% 2% 5% 13% 122
Tennessee 63% 22% 5% 5% 5% 364
Texas 58% 27% 3% 8% 5% 1,096
Utah 30% 59% 6% 3% 2% 175
Virginia 58% 26% 5% 6% 5% 393
Washington 45% 38% 4% 10% 4% 218
West Virginia 65% 23% 6% 3% 3% 146
Wisconsin 51% 34% 5% 6% 4% 189
Wyoming 51% 31% 5% 10% 3% 118

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