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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 = 264. 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 60% 20% 5% 8% 6% 264
Alaska 29% 19% 2% 45% 6% 111
Arizona 36% 32% 2% 23% 7% 302
Arkansas 54% 24% 2% 13% 6% 130
California 36% 25% 3% 30% 7% 1,559
Colorado 32% 26% 4% 29% 8% 199
Connecticut 31% 27% 2% 32% 8% 140
Delaware 33% 34% 5% 19% 9% 111
District of Columbia 45% 26% 2% 21% 6% 129
Florida 40% 26% 4% 23% 7% 897
Georgia 48% 28% 3% 16% 5% 452
Hawaii 38% 23% 3% 30% 6% 140
Idaho 31% 34% 2% 24% 8% 141
Illinois 34% 29% 2% 27% 7% 573
Indiana 41% 26% 6% 20% 6% 266
Iowa 30% 37% 4% 20% 9% 114
Kansas 40% 31% 3% 20% 7% 121
Kentucky 51% 22% 5% 16% 6% 185
Louisiana 55% 24% 3% 12% 6% 221
Maine 24% 21% 5% 41% 9% 105
Maryland 38% 21% 4% 29% 8% 271
Massachusetts 24% 23% 2% 42% 9% 234
Michigan 41% 23% 4% 21% 11% 400
Minnesota 34% 22% 3% 30% 11% 221
Mississippi 64% 16% 6% 11% 3% 158
Missouri 39% 28% 2% 23% 7% 251
Montana 34% 23% 4% 27% 12% 107
Nebraska 37% 34% 4% 15% 10% 128
Nevada 37% 23% 2% 32% 6% 130
New Hampshire 28% 15% 2% 45% 11% 107
New Jersey 34% 26% 4% 30% 6% 333
New Mexico 40% 26% 4% 26% 4% 144
New York 33% 22% 2% 36% 6% 778
North Carolina 46% 25% 6% 15% 8% 497
North Dakota 42% 31% 5% 16% 7% 114
Ohio 36% 30% 4% 23% 6% 487
Oklahoma 42% 22% 3% 25% 7% 204
Oregon 30% 28% 4% 32% 6% 168
Pennsylvania 39% 29% 3% 23% 7% 567
Rhode Island 30% 32% 1% 31% 6% 133
South Carolina 60% 21% 2% 10% 7% 252
South Dakota 34% 29% 4% 21% 12% 118
Tennessee 52% 24% 3% 14% 7% 334
Texas 47% 24% 3% 20% 6% 1,204
Utah 32% 36% 5% 25% 2% 149
Virginia 46% 21% 5% 19% 9% 364
Washington 31% 30% 4% 30% 6% 297
West Virginia 58% 20% 4% 9% 10% 121
Wisconsin 40% 25% 3% 28% 4% 190
Wyoming 34% 30% 4% 24% 8% 140

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