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% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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% 34% < 1% 44% 9% 146
California 12% 28% 1% 47% 12% 912
Colorado 9% 28% 4% 51% 8% 135
Connecticut 13% 32% 3% 49% 3% 106
Florida 15% 32% 1% 42% 9% 492
Georgia 22% 34% 1% 36% 8% 187
Illinois 17% 35% 2% 39% 8% 326
Indiana 22% 38% 3% 31% 5% 142
Maryland 17% 33% 2% 36% 11% 164
Massachusetts 8% 34% 3% 46% 9% 189
Michigan 16% 40% 2% 34% 8% 247
Minnesota 9% 37% 3% 41% 11% 153
Missouri 19% 33% < 1% 35% 12% 157
New Jersey 9% 33% 1% 48% 10% 247
New York 13% 26% 1% 49% 11% 541
North Carolina 17% 37% 1% 37% 9% 205
Ohio 17% 41% 2% 32% 8% 269
Pennsylvania 14% 28% 1% 47% 10% 340
Tennessee 20% 34% 4% 36% 6% 112
Texas 18% 35% 1% 39% 7% 545
Virginia 12% 35% 2% 42% 9% 198
Washington 14% 37% 4% 34% 12% 165
Wisconsin 16% 40% 1% 35% 8% 178

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