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% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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
Sample size = 187. 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 41% 35% 3% 20% 2% 187
Alaska 27% 20% 2% 46% 5% 147
Arizona 20% 26% 2% 41% 11% 267
Arkansas 37% 31% 2% 25% 5% 145
California 18% 23% 2% 49% 8% 1,565
Colorado 15% 24% 2% 50% 10% 229
Connecticut 12% 27% 2% 52% 7% 167
Delaware 18% 28% 4% 44% 7% 148
District of Columbia 16% 20% < 1% 57% 6% 132
Florida 24% 24% 2% 43% 6% 851
Georgia 36% 28% 2% 28% 7% 384
Hawaii 25% 27% < 1% 42% 6% 127
Idaho 24% 26% 1% 45% 4% 129
Illinois 18% 34% 2% 41% 6% 575
Indiana 30% 29% 1% 33% 7% 310
Iowa 23% 36% 1% 35% 4% 178
Kansas 24% 38% 4% 26% 7% 139
Kentucky 34% 27% 1% 35% 4% 193
Louisiana 39% 28% 1% 26% 6% 188
Maine 13% 25% 1% 50% 11% 152
Maryland 20% 32% 2% 39% 6% 272
Massachusetts 7% 22% 2% 62% 7% 355
Michigan 21% 34% 2% 39% 4% 454
Minnesota 17% 31% 3% 41% 8% 264
Mississippi 51% 26% 3% 15% 5% 107
Missouri 26% 31% 3% 31% 9% 302
Montana 16% 35% 4% 38% 6% 154
Nebraska 30% 38% 1% 28% 2% 136
Nevada 17% 27% < 1% 47% 9% 134
New Hampshire 12% 29% 2% 48% 9% 140
New Jersey 17% 29% 2% 43% 8% 421
New Mexico 26% 22% 4% 40% 8% 118
New York 17% 26% 2% 47% 8% 873
North Carolina 28% 28% 2% 36% 6% 386
North Dakota 16% 34% 1% 43% 6% 181
Ohio 27% 31% 2% 34% 6% 481
Oklahoma 30% 36% 1% 29% 4% 147
Oregon 16% 29% 1% 41% 14% 180
Pennsylvania 22% 29% 2% 42% 6% 602
Rhode Island 12% 26% 2% 58% 2% 133
South Carolina 38% 27% 1% 28% 6% 188
South Dakota 27% 40% 1% 20% 12% 143
Tennessee 40% 27% 6% 22% 5% 243
Texas 31% 28% 2% 31% 7% 993
Utah 11% 37% 3% 40% 9% 106
Vermont 13% 21% 4% 54% 8% 164
Virginia 30% 26% 2% 37% 5% 358
Washington 15% 24% 3% 50% 8% 322
West Virginia 40% 28% 4% 24% 5% 143
Wisconsin 22% 30% 4% 39% 5% 319
Wyoming 32% 27% 4% 30% 7% 140

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