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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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 = 157. 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 41% 32% 3% 17% 6% 157
Alaska 28% 22% 3% 40% 7% 104
Arizona 19% 34% 1% 34% 12% 191
California 22% 27% 1% 39% 10% 1,179
Colorado 21% 31% 1% 34% 13% 159
Connecticut 21% 31% 1% 43% 4% 135
District of Columbia 28% 18% < 1% 42% 12% 108
Florida 25% 30% 3% 33% 9% 668
Georgia 35% 32% 2% 22% 8% 323
Hawaii 19% 30% 2% 41% 8% 106
Illinois 16% 40% 1% 36% 7% 415
Indiana 28% 33% 5% 25% 8% 199
Iowa 16% 50% < 1% 29% 5% 104
Kentucky 31% 29% 6% 26% 9% 127
Louisiana 38% 34% 1% 20% 8% 144
Maryland 20% 33% 5% 32% 9% 211
Massachusetts 12% 32% 1% 43% 12% 229
Michigan 22% 38% 2% 28% 10% 327
Minnesota 15% 33% 2% 42% 8% 199
Missouri 26% 30% 4% 28% 12% 209
Nevada 21% 30% 1% 40% 8% 103
New Jersey 18% 31% 3% 38% 10% 324
New York 22% 27% 1% 40% 9% 658
North Carolina 26% 34% 4% 27% 9% 337
North Dakota 21% 43% 1% 29% 6% 117
Ohio 26% 32% 3% 32% 8% 350
Oklahoma 35% 32% 3% 21% 9% 124
Oregon 26% 27% 1% 36% 9% 120
Pennsylvania 24% 31% 1% 37% 7% 467
Rhode Island 26% 28% < 1% 44% 2% 104
South Carolina 43% 33% 1% 18% 6% 149
South Dakota 27% 47% < 1% 13% 13% 110
Tennessee 30% 34% 7% 25% 5% 150
Texas 31% 32% 2% 28% 7% 839
Virginia 26% 28% 2% 35% 9% 275
Washington 21% 27% 3% 37% 13% 223
Wisconsin 24% 39% 3% 29% 5% 231

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