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% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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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Alabama 54% 28% 5% 9% 4% 148
Arizona 22% 36% 3% 26% 13% 129
California 28% 27% 2% 34% 8% 732
Florida 29% 27% 5% 32% 7% 479
Georgia 48% 29% 1% 15% 6% 240
Illinois 28% 36% 2% 27% 7% 310
Indiana 36% 30% 3% 23% 8% 167
Kentucky 48% 20% 2% 25% 5% 127
Louisiana 54% 19% < 1% 20% 8% 119
Maryland 28% 33% 3% 30% 6% 161
Massachusetts 14% 28% 1% 49% 8% 158
Michigan 28% 30% 4% 31% 6% 224
Minnesota 27% 28% 4% 31% 10% 132
Missouri 39% 26% 3% 26% 7% 161
New Jersey 22% 33% 5% 33% 7% 223
New York 28% 28% 2% 36% 6% 445
North Carolina 42% 26% 3% 22% 7% 218
Ohio 40% 26% 3% 27% 5% 275
Oklahoma 35% 30% 3% 27% 5% 113
Pennsylvania 30% 29% 2% 31% 8% 308
South Carolina 53% 29% 1% 15% 2% 118
Tennessee 53% 19% 6% 16% 6% 148
Texas 45% 25% 2% 22% 6% 544
Virginia 49% 17% 3% 24% 7% 161
Washington 18% 25% 3% 40% 14% 140
Wisconsin 28% 33% 3% 31% 4% 133

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