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

% of Mainline Protestants 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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California 21% 30% 2% 35% 11% 452
Florida 23% 29% 2% 33% 13% 338
Georgia 19% 40% 5% 27% 10% 146
Illinois 28% 30% 1% 32% 9% 241
Indiana 22% 38% 5% 23% 12% 119
Iowa 20% 46% 1% 20% 13% 102
Maryland 20% 41% 1% 27% 11% 128
Michigan 26% 35% 3% 26% 10% 185
Minnesota 14% 39% 1% 36% 10% 172
Missouri 20% 38% 4% 27% 11% 118
New Jersey 16% 35% 1% 40% 8% 124
New York 21% 33% 3% 36% 8% 256
North Carolina 24% 39% 3% 26% 9% 231
North Dakota 26% 42% 1% 26% 5% 105
Ohio 28% 40% 3% 21% 8% 226
Pennsylvania 31% 33% 2% 27% 7% 344
Tennessee 34% 37% 1% 16% 12% 103
Texas 26% 36% 4% 25% 9% 391
Virginia 22% 40% 2% 27% 8% 185
Washington 14% 42% 2% 35% 6% 108
Wisconsin 30% 36% 4% 22% 7% 126

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