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

% of the Unaffiliated 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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Alaska 2% 6% 1% 84% 7% 100
Arizona 6% 18% 1% 61% 15% 164
California 6% 8% < 1% 79% 7% 1,042
Colorado 4% 10% 3% 73% 10% 143
Florida 13% 13% 2% 67% 5% 446
Georgia 15% 8% 1% 66% 9% 151
Illinois 9% 11% 1% 74% 5% 256
Indiana 13% 13% 3% 66% 6% 147
Maryland 8% 11% < 1% 76% 5% 143
Massachusetts 4% 5% < 1% 86% 5% 209
Michigan 7% 17% 1% 65% 10% 207
Minnesota 4% 7% < 1% 75% 14% 101
Missouri 10% 16% 1% 62% 10% 130
New Jersey 8% 10% 1% 75% 6% 148
New York 8% 9% < 1% 74% 8% 470
North Carolina 15% 9% < 1% 72% 4% 181
Ohio 13% 13% < 1% 65% 8% 203
Oregon 5% 8% 1% 75% 11% 142
Pennsylvania 11% 11% < 1% 72% 6% 243
Texas 13% 13% < 1% 67% 8% 423
Vermont 2% 12% < 1% 82% 4% 120
Virginia 11% 8% 2% 72% 7% 171
Washington 4% 9% 2% 76% 9% 226
Wisconsin 6% 15% < 1% 75% 3% 136

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