Interpreting scripture among adults who attend services seldom or never by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who attend services seldom or never by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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
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Alaska 7% 14% 1% 69% 8% 117
Arizona 11% 20% < 1% 53% 15% 219
California 10% 12% 1% 69% 8% 1,375
Colorado 7% 9% 3% 73% 9% 188
Connecticut 6% 16% 3% 67% 9% 130
Delaware 7% 17% < 1% 67% 9% 100
District of Columbia 16% 15% < 1% 64% 5% 112
Florida 13% 14% 2% 65% 7% 601
Georgia 15% 16% 1% 61% 7% 210
Hawaii 18% 8% 2% 62% 10% 121
Idaho 9% 13% < 1% 72% 6% 110
Illinois 17% 19% 1% 57% 6% 394
Indiana 19% 18% 3% 56% 4% 180
Kentucky 20% 16% 2% 58% 4% 113
Maine 6% 13% < 1% 66% 16% 136
Maryland 10% 17% < 1% 67% 6% 207
Massachusetts 5% 9% 1% 80% 4% 300
Michigan 11% 21% 3% 59% 5% 286
Minnesota 6% 13% < 1% 68% 13% 145
Missouri 11% 22% 1% 53% 12% 175
Montana 11% 15% 2% 61% 11% 118
Nevada 9% 11% < 1% 75% 5% 114
New Hampshire 3% 17% 2% 67% 11% 142
New Jersey 7% 15% < 1% 71% 6% 241
New Mexico 8% 24% 2% 60% 7% 105
New York 10% 13% 1% 68% 7% 680
North Carolina 11% 22% < 1% 62% 5% 237
Ohio 18% 21% 2% 50% 9% 307
Oregon 7% 16% < 1% 63% 13% 179
Pennsylvania 16% 16% 1% 61% 6% 375
South Carolina 22% 10% 1% 57% 10% 100
Tennessee 24% 19% 2% 44% 11% 138
Texas 19% 18% 2% 53% 8% 586
Vermont 5% 9% 1% 77% 8% 142
Virginia 15% 10% 2% 67% 6% 209
Washington 6% 15% 2% 71% 6% 268
Wisconsin 11% 13% 2% 67% 6% 175

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