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% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 268. 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 44% 33% 4% 16% 3% 268
Alaska 22% 17% 1% 52% 9% 193
Arizona 20% 27% 1% 40% 12% 374
Arkansas 40% 28% 1% 25% 6% 180
California 21% 22% 2% 47% 9% 2,431
Colorado 15% 20% 1% 54% 10% 299
Connecticut 19% 24% 2% 49% 6% 257
Delaware 19% 27% 3% 45% 7% 199
District of Columbia 23% 22% 1% 46% 8% 222
Florida 26% 24% 3% 40% 7% 1,303
Georgia 36% 26% 2% 30% 6% 571
Hawaii 19% 22% < 1% 48% 10% 215
Idaho 15% 32% 2% 47% 5% 178
Illinois 21% 30% 2% 40% 6% 860
Indiana 27% 30% 3% 34% 6% 398
Iowa 19% 34% 1% 39% 7% 213
Kansas 22% 38% 2% 30% 7% 187
Kentucky 30% 26% 2% 37% 6% 251
Louisiana 41% 26% 1% 27% 4% 268
Maine 13% 20% 1% 55% 11% 213
Maryland 23% 24% 2% 44% 7% 417
Massachusetts 13% 21% 2% 57% 7% 506
Michigan 21% 33% 1% 37% 7% 601
Minnesota 16% 23% 2% 49% 11% 357
Mississippi 53% 23% 3% 16% 4% 181
Missouri 25% 29% 2% 33% 10% 394
Montana 11% 35% 3% 44% 7% 170
Nebraska 24% 35% 2% 33% 6% 180
Nevada 22% 23% 1% 48% 5% 210
New Hampshire 8% 23% 1% 58% 9% 192
New Jersey 22% 27% 1% 42% 7% 596
New Mexico 27% 23% 2% 41% 6% 194
New York 20% 22% 2% 49% 7% 1,357
North Carolina 31% 25% 2% 33% 9% 624
North Dakota 17% 30% 2% 45% 6% 196
Ohio 28% 29% 2% 32% 8% 728
Oklahoma 28% 29% 2% 32% 8% 244
Oregon 15% 23% 1% 52% 8% 270
Pennsylvania 22% 27% 2% 43% 7% 836
Rhode Island 15% 29% 2% 51% 3% 195
South Carolina 40% 27% 2% 25% 7% 282
South Dakota 23% 33% 2% 30% 11% 187
Tennessee 37% 24% 4% 26% 9% 354
Texas 33% 26% 2% 32% 7% 1,509
Utah 17% 30% 2% 45% 7% 179
Vermont 8% 20% 4% 64% 5% 217
Virginia 29% 25% 2% 36% 8% 529
Washington 16% 23% 1% 52% 7% 454
West Virginia 40% 21% 5% 26% 7% 165
Wisconsin 22% 30% 3% 39% 6% 389
Wyoming 20% 31% 5% 36% 9% 162

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