Interpreting scripture among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week 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 = 224. 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 67% 21% 7% 3% 2% 224
Arizona 50% 36% 3% 9% 2% 165
Arkansas 64% 24% 2% 5% 5% 115
California 52% 29% 5% 9% 5% 765
Florida 59% 26% 5% 6% 5% 482
Georgia 64% 26% 4% 1% 6% 312
Illinois 57% 25% 4% 9% 5% 276
Indiana 60% 27% 3% 6% 4% 183
Kentucky 68% 25% 1% 3% 3% 143
Louisiana 67% 25% 3% 3% 2% 155
Maryland 59% 24% 3% 10% 5% 146
Michigan 59% 27% 5% 5% 4% 216
Minnesota 46% 31% 10% 8% 5% 105
Mississippi 68% 19% 6% 3% 2% 139
Missouri 56% 29% 4% 7% 4% 155
New Jersey 53% 26% 9% 9% 3% 166
New York 54% 28% 4% 8% 6% 345
North Carolina 62% 21% 6% 6% 5% 327
Ohio 54% 32% 3% 8% 3% 309
Oklahoma 51% 24% 2% 16% 6% 140
Pennsylvania 53% 32% 4% 4% 6% 300
South Carolina 70% 21% 3% 2% 4% 178
Tennessee 68% 20% 3% 3% 6% 271
Texas 65% 21% 3% 6% 4% 782
Utah 33% 58% 6% 1% 1% 152
Virginia 69% 19% 5% 3% 4% 247
Washington 50% 32% 5% 9% 5% 157
West Virginia 67% 20% 7% 3% 3% 102

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