Interpreting scripture among adults who pray daily by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who pray daily by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 379. 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% 25% 5% 5% 4% 379
Alaska 39% 28% 3% 24% 6% 149
Arizona 40% 37% 2% 12% 8% 362
Arkansas 56% 26% 2% 12% 4% 199
California 41% 30% 3% 19% 8% 1,834
Colorado 40% 32% 4% 16% 9% 247
Connecticut 38% 28% 4% 24% 6% 168
Delaware 35% 41% 6% 11% 6% 153
District of Columbia 49% 29% 2% 14% 6% 148
Florida 45% 27% 5% 17% 6% 1,131
Georgia 52% 31% 3% 9% 5% 626
Hawaii 42% 25% 3% 23% 6% 159
Idaho 41% 39% 4% 11% 6% 172
Illinois 37% 37% 4% 15% 7% 695
Indiana 50% 29% 5% 10% 5% 359
Iowa 33% 40% 4% 13% 9% 172
Kansas 39% 41% 4% 12% 4% 173
Kentucky 52% 25% 5% 12% 6% 281
Louisiana 55% 27% 3% 9% 6% 317
Maine 38% 29% 7% 18% 9% 109
Maryland 39% 33% 3% 17% 9% 331
Massachusetts 27% 33% 3% 28% 9% 266
Michigan 43% 31% 4% 13% 8% 550
Minnesota 41% 27% 6% 18% 8% 284
Mississippi 65% 21% 6% 6% 3% 234
Missouri 41% 37% 3% 14% 6% 373
Montana 35% 34% 4% 17% 10% 159
Nebraska 43% 39% 3% 9% 6% 177
Nevada 41% 31% 2% 18% 8% 153
New Hampshire 33% 33% 2% 28% 4% 119
New Jersey 36% 33% 5% 19% 7% 458
New Mexico 49% 28% 5% 10% 8% 162
New York 39% 31% 3% 20% 7% 949
North Carolina 48% 27% 5% 12% 7% 658
North Dakota 43% 40% 3% 10% 4% 184
Ohio 41% 34% 4% 15% 6% 680
Oklahoma 48% 28% 3% 16% 6% 267
Oregon 35% 39% 5% 14% 8% 180
Pennsylvania 41% 33% 3% 15% 7% 777
Rhode Island 33% 34% 1% 28% 4% 148
South Carolina 63% 24% 2% 7% 4% 340
South Dakota 38% 38% 2% 10% 13% 174
Tennessee 55% 25% 6% 7% 7% 471
Texas 50% 28% 3% 13% 6% 1,619
Utah 30% 52% 4% 11% 2% 197
Virginia 54% 26% 5% 9% 6% 504
Washington 40% 34% 4% 15% 6% 325
West Virginia 59% 23% 6% 6% 5% 200
Wisconsin 41% 35% 5% 15% 4% 293
Wyoming 51% 31% 4% 11% 3% 173

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