Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 190. 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 34% 31% 2% 26% 7% 190
Alaska 13% 19% 1% 59% 8% 211
Arizona 14% 27% 1% 44% 13% 388
Arkansas 24% 29% 3% 38% 6% 129
California 14% 19% 1% 57% 9% 2,338
Colorado 9% 21% 3% 57% 11% 319
Connecticut 13% 26% 2% 52% 6% 265
Delaware 10% 25% 2% 54% 9% 181
District of Columbia 13% 18% 1% 60% 8% 197
Florida 16% 22% 2% 51% 8% 1,213
Georgia 22% 25% 2% 44% 7% 455
Hawaii 10% 21% < 1% 60% 8% 192
Idaho 10% 29% 2% 54% 5% 171
Illinois 15% 28% 2% 48% 7% 823
Indiana 21% 24% 3% 45% 6% 344
Iowa 13% 34% 1% 45% 7% 202
Kansas 20% 34% 2% 35% 9% 163
Kentucky 20% 25% 2% 47% 6% 209
Louisiana 22% 26% 2% 41% 9% 212
Maine 13% 20% 1% 56% 11% 239
Maryland 12% 27% 2% 52% 7% 398
Massachusetts 8% 20% 2% 63% 7% 542
Michigan 16% 29% 2% 46% 7% 589
Minnesota 13% 24% < 1% 53% 10% 346
Mississippi 37% 24% 3% 28% 8% 100
Missouri 18% 28% 2% 41% 11% 369
Montana 11% 32% 3% 47% 6% 198
Nebraska 22% 31% 3% 38% 6% 169
Nevada 13% 20% 1% 61% 6% 198
New Hampshire 6% 20% 1% 61% 11% 219
New Jersey 12% 25% 1% 52% 10% 559
New Mexico 17% 21% 2% 52% 8% 190
New York 14% 22% 2% 55% 8% 1,319
North Carolina 18% 26% 2% 46% 8% 497
North Dakota 14% 29% 1% 48% 7% 210
Ohio 21% 27% 3% 41% 8% 643
Oklahoma 21% 33% 2% 37% 7% 178
Oregon 13% 21% 2% 53% 11% 272
Pennsylvania 18% 25% 1% 49% 7% 845
Rhode Island 10% 28% 1% 58% 3% 213
South Carolina 23% 26% 1% 39% 11% 209
South Dakota 22% 34% 1% 30% 13% 182
Tennessee 25% 25% 4% 41% 5% 257
Texas 23% 25% 2% 42% 7% 1,244
Utah 9% 16% < 1% 66% 8% 122
Vermont 10% 19% 3% 62% 6% 241
Virginia 18% 22% 1% 50% 8% 484
Washington 9% 22% 2% 59% 9% 446
West Virginia 25% 24% 5% 37% 9% 145
Wisconsin 17% 27% 3% 48% 5% 387
Wyoming 19% 27% 3% 41% 10% 183

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