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% of adults who say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases 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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Alabama 58% 29% 5% 6% 2% 293
Alaska 48% 28% 4% 17% 2% 108
Arizona 42% 34% 3% 15% 6% 288
Arkansas 54% 27% 2% 13% 4% 179
California 45% 29% 3% 17% 6% 1,231
Colorado 42% 35% 7% 11% 5% 174
Connecticut 38% 27% 3% 30% 2% 100
Delaware 35% 38% 6% 15% 5% 108
Florida 46% 28% 4% 17% 5% 767
Georgia 51% 30% 3% 10% 7% 459
Idaho 35% 45% 3% 14% 4% 155
Illinois 40% 39% 3% 13% 5% 525
Indiana 47% 34% 3% 13% 4% 318
Iowa 37% 42% 3% 12% 5% 157
Kansas 40% 39% 4% 12% 5% 154
Kentucky 53% 24% 2% 15% 5% 244
Louisiana 52% 31% 3% 8% 6% 251
Maryland 43% 28% 3% 22% 3% 194
Massachusetts 31% 32% 2% 29% 7% 148
Michigan 43% 31% 6% 14% 6% 406
Minnesota 39% 32% 5% 18% 6% 243
Mississippi 70% 17% 4% 4% 5% 181
Missouri 46% 32% 4% 15% 4% 309
Montana 37% 38% 7% 14% 3% 130
Nebraska 43% 40% 2% 11% 4% 154
Nevada 39% 32% 3% 22% 4% 105
New Jersey 38% 31% 4% 20% 7% 303
New Mexico 52% 24% 5% 12% 7% 126
New York 38% 30% 3% 24% 5% 596
North Carolina 51% 26% 5% 12% 7% 441
North Dakota 38% 33% 2% 22% 6% 172
Ohio 43% 35% 4% 13% 5% 523
Oklahoma 51% 26% 3% 14% 6% 180
Oregon 40% 36% 6% 12% 6% 140
Pennsylvania 45% 34% 3% 14% 4% 581
South Carolina 58% 23% 1% 10% 7% 246
South Dakota 40% 36% 1% 11% 11% 145
Tennessee 56% 25% 4% 11% 4% 363
Texas 52% 28% 3% 12% 5% 1,257
Utah 30% 55% 5% 8% 2% 169
Virginia 53% 24% 5% 13% 5% 346
Washington 42% 34% 4% 13% 7% 243
West Virginia 60% 24% 4% 7% 5% 173
Wisconsin 42% 34% 6% 14% 5% 270
Wyoming 48% 33% 4% 9% 5% 153

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