Interpreting scripture among baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by state (2014) Switch to: State among baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Evangelical Tradition 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 = 155. 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 61% 25% 5% 4% 4% 155
California 44% 34% 4% 9% 8% 137
Florida 69% 20% 3% 7% 2% 172
Georgia 59% 29% 1% 6% 5% 196
Kentucky 59% 22% 2% 13% 4% 128
North Carolina 55% 27% 6% 5% 6% 194
South Carolina 64% 20% 4% 9% 3% 111
Tennessee 60% 20% 9% 10% 2% 214
Texas 60% 26% 3% 7% 4% 379
Virginia 70% 17% 4% 5% 4% 122

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