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

% of adults who pray weekly 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
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Arizona 13% 37% 1% 40% 8% 104
California 21% 30% 2% 39% 9% 502
Florida 24% 37% 1% 27% 11% 291
Georgia 31% 37% 2% 26% 4% 140
Illinois 22% 39% 1% 31% 6% 229
Indiana 32% 37% 1% 22% 8% 129
Maryland 25% 33% 4% 33% 5% 105
Massachusetts 17% 36% 3% 32% 12% 104
Michigan 21% 44% 3% 27% 4% 146
Minnesota 12% 50% < 1% 24% 14% 108
Missouri 28% 29% 5% 28% 10% 106
New Jersey 13% 37% 2% 37% 12% 143
New York 19% 30% 1% 42% 8% 278
North Carolina 20% 40% 3% 28% 9% 141
Ohio 25% 41% 2% 24% 8% 182
Pennsylvania 28% 30% 1% 37% 4% 214
Texas 32% 32% 2% 28% 6% 376
Virginia 22% 33% 1% 37% 7% 121
Wisconsin 25% 40% 1% 26% 8% 112

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