Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by interpretation of scripture

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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
Sample size = 380. 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 59% 23% 4% 9% 4% 380
Alaska 30% 23% 3% 39% 5% 178
Arizona 39% 30% 2% 20% 9% 404
Arkansas 56% 25% 3% 12% 5% 202
California 34% 24% 3% 32% 8% 2,151
Colorado 29% 27% 5% 35% 4% 288
Connecticut 28% 26% 3% 36% 6% 188
Delaware 25% 37% 4% 27% 7% 167
District of Columbia 44% 23% 2% 26% 5% 153
Florida 38% 26% 3% 25% 8% 1,255
Georgia 50% 28% 3% 14% 5% 648
Hawaii 36% 20% 3% 34% 6% 195
Idaho 35% 33% 3% 23% 7% 207
Illinois 33% 30% 3% 27% 8% 749
Indiana 46% 27% 3% 18% 5% 388
Iowa 34% 37% 3% 20% 6% 185
Kansas 38% 35% 3% 18% 5% 195
Kentucky 50% 27% 2% 16% 6% 278
Louisiana 54% 28% 3% 9% 5% 307
Maine 26% 24% 4% 37% 10% 148
Maryland 35% 26% 3% 29% 6% 368
Massachusetts 23% 24% 4% 43% 6% 324
Michigan 39% 30% 4% 22% 6% 575
Minnesota 29% 27% 5% 31% 9% 328
Mississippi 64% 21% 5% 7% 3% 219
Missouri 38% 32% 3% 19% 8% 386
Montana 30% 27% 6% 27% 10% 171
Nebraska 39% 33% 3% 19% 6% 188
Nevada 33% 30% 2% 28% 7% 195
New Hampshire 22% 23% 2% 42% 11% 147
New Jersey 30% 30% 5% 30% 6% 507
New Mexico 39% 24% 3% 26% 8% 192
New York 33% 26% 3% 31% 7% 1,019
North Carolina 44% 25% 5% 19% 7% 684
North Dakota 39% 31% 3% 24% 3% 189
Ohio 37% 32% 3% 21% 7% 683
Oklahoma 45% 26% 3% 20% 6% 259
Oregon 27% 30% 5% 31% 8% 238
Pennsylvania 37% 28% 3% 26% 6% 781
Rhode Island 28% 35% 1% 32% 3% 168
South Carolina 58% 23% 2% 11% 6% 352
South Dakota 35% 33% 1% 19% 12% 195
Tennessee 53% 22% 5% 13% 7% 476
Texas 47% 26% 3% 19% 6% 1,633
Utah 26% 48% 4% 19% 2% 221
Vermont 21% 21% 3% 49% 6% 153
Virginia 48% 21% 5% 19% 7% 512
Washington 30% 31% 4% 29% 6% 406
West Virginia 57% 21% 6% 10% 6% 204
Wisconsin 36% 30% 4% 25% 5% 323
Wyoming 47% 27% 4% 16% 6% 193

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