Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 232. 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 49% 26% 5% 16% 4% 232
Alaska 24% 21% 1% 50% 4% 159
Arizona 31% 28% 1% 31% 9% 349
Arkansas 42% 27% 4% 22% 5% 141
California 27% 21% 2% 41% 8% 1,849
Colorado 23% 24% 2% 43% 8% 251
Connecticut 26% 23% 1% 42% 8% 169
Delaware 26% 23% 8% 32% 11% 117
District of Columbia 30% 25% 1% 35% 9% 133
Florida 33% 25% 2% 33% 7% 960
Georgia 36% 26% 3% 28% 7% 470
Hawaii 29% 18% 5% 40% 8% 159
Idaho 28% 24% 2% 40% 7% 156
Illinois 24% 28% 3% 38% 7% 588
Indiana 36% 23% 4% 32% 6% 294
Iowa 24% 28% 1% 39% 8% 140
Kansas 34% 31% 3% 26% 5% 133
Kentucky 37% 22% 4% 31% 6% 193
Louisiana 41% 26% 3% 26% 4% 206
Maine 16% 23% 5% 47% 9% 127
Maryland 31% 25% 2% 37% 5% 292
Massachusetts 16% 18% 2% 56% 7% 336
Michigan 32% 27% 2% 31% 8% 430
Minnesota 22% 24% 3% 42% 10% 265
Mississippi 58% 18% 5% 16% 3% 141
Missouri 31% 30% 3% 27% 9% 299
Montana 20% 29% 5% 33% 12% 152
Nebraska 34% 29% 4% 27% 6% 128
Nevada 26% 23% 1% 41% 9% 165
New Hampshire 15% 18% 2% 60% 5% 139
New Jersey 26% 26% 4% 37% 7% 387
New Mexico 32% 25% 3% 31% 9% 161
New York 24% 22% 2% 45% 7% 928
North Carolina 36% 27% 3% 27% 6% 473
North Dakota 25% 35% 3% 28% 9% 148
Ohio 29% 31% 2% 31% 7% 504
Oklahoma 39% 21% 2% 31% 7% 175
Oregon 21% 24% 3% 44% 8% 220
Pennsylvania 32% 24% 2% 35% 6% 621
Rhode Island 20% 22% < 1% 51% 6% 115
South Carolina 46% 22% 2% 22% 9% 239
South Dakota 28% 27% 2% 31% 12% 147
Tennessee 43% 27% 3% 20% 7% 324
Texas 37% 25% 2% 29% 7% 1,226
Utah 24% 39% 2% 33% 2% 165
Vermont 13% 17% 2% 61% 7% 159
Virginia 40% 21% 4% 30% 6% 442
Washington 25% 28% 3% 40% 5% 359
West Virginia 44% 21% 9% 19% 7% 141
Wisconsin 31% 26% 2% 35% 6% 255
Wyoming 34% 22% 1% 32% 11% 152

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