Interpreting scripture among Catholics by state (2014) Switch to: State among Catholics by interpretation of scripture

% of Catholics 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 24% 39% 1% 29% 8% 127
California 32% 31% 2% 26% 8% 878
Connecticut 25% 38% < 1% 29% 7% 120
Florida 24% 33% 4% 30% 8% 428
Illinois 20% 44% 3% 25% 8% 356
Indiana 35% 42% < 1% 18% 5% 123
Louisiana 33% 36% 2% 22% 7% 130
Maryland 23% 33% 9% 30% 4% 103
Massachusetts 17% 30% 3% 41% 9% 238
Michigan 22% 36% 3% 35% 4% 197
Minnesota 19% 36% 3% 34% 8% 128
New Jersey 20% 37% 2% 33% 8% 327
New York 24% 32% 3% 33% 8% 635
Ohio 19% 50% 2% 23% 5% 227
Pennsylvania 22% 39% 3% 29% 7% 355
Rhode Island 13% 39% 2% 38% 8% 146
Texas 37% 32% 3% 21% 7% 540
Virginia 24% 33% 6% 28% 9% 119
Washington 22% 35% 3% 29% 12% 112
Wisconsin 20% 42% 3% 26% 9% 153

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