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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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Arizona 12% 31% 1% 44% 12% 121
California 19% 24% 1% 46% 10% 803
Colorado 9% 25% 4% 50% 11% 118
Florida 15% 24% 1% 52% 7% 377
Georgia 19% 28% 1% 44% 9% 141
Illinois 14% 34% 1% 45% 6% 274
Indiana 25% 33% 2% 33% 7% 126
Maryland 11% 29% < 1% 52% 9% 116
Massachusetts 6% 23% 2% 63% 5% 175
Michigan 10% 29% 1% 51% 9% 203
Minnesota 6% 27% < 1% 52% 14% 126
Missouri 11% 22% < 1% 55% 13% 110
New Jersey 16% 27% < 1% 49% 8% 220
New York 15% 22% 1% 52% 10% 425
North Carolina 10% 34% 1% 49% 6% 161
Ohio 10% 34% 2% 46% 8% 208
Pennsylvania 11% 25% 1% 57% 6% 275
Texas 28% 27% 1% 37% 7% 443
Virginia 8% 29% 3% 50% 10% 168
Washington 11% 21% 1% 55% 12% 156
Wisconsin 11% 37% 2% 41% 8% 131

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