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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 39% 26% 1% 27% 8% 194
Alaska 12% 18% 1% 60% 9% 191
Arizona 13% 29% < 1% 48% 11% 337
Arkansas 28% 30% 2% 33% 7% 122
California 14% 20% 1% 57% 8% 2,288
Colorado 10% 19% < 1% 61% 10% 311
Connecticut 14% 27% 1% 50% 8% 262
Delaware 13% 23% 1% 54% 8% 176
District of Columbia 20% 19% 2% 53% 7% 223
Florida 20% 24% 2% 47% 7% 1,153
Georgia 30% 27% 1% 37% 5% 469
Hawaii 15% 24% < 1% 54% 6% 213
Idaho 16% 16% 1% 59% 8% 154
Illinois 16% 26% 2% 50% 7% 760
Indiana 21% 23% 3% 45% 8% 301
Iowa 14% 30% 1% 48% 8% 164
Kansas 21% 33% 1% 37% 7% 148
Kentucky 24% 23% 3% 46% 4% 164
Louisiana 31% 23% 1% 41% 5% 190
Maine 12% 15% 1% 62% 10% 199
Maryland 18% 27% 2% 45% 8% 424
Massachusetts 8% 19% 2% 63% 7% 524
Michigan 18% 30% 1% 45% 6% 537
Minnesota 9% 22% 1% 57% 11% 303
Mississippi 37% 30% 4% 26% 4% 110
Missouri 17% 28% 2% 43% 11% 305
Montana 9% 27% 3% 50% 11% 169
Nebraska 18% 31% 3% 41% 7% 144
Nevada 17% 23% < 1% 55% 5% 198
New Hampshire 5% 23% 1% 60% 10% 195
New Jersey 15% 26% 2% 49% 7% 539
New Mexico 17% 22% 3% 52% 6% 173
New York 16% 21% 1% 53% 8% 1,287
North Carolina 22% 27% 2% 41% 8% 525
North Dakota 15% 33% 2% 46% 4% 157
Ohio 21% 27% 1% 44% 8% 558
Oklahoma 22% 33% 1% 39% 5% 192
Oregon 13% 23% 1% 53% 9% 266
Pennsylvania 16% 23% 1% 52% 7% 713
Rhode Island 8% 28% < 1% 61% 3% 198
South Carolina 36% 27% 1% 30% 5% 219
South Dakota 21% 35% 2% 33% 9% 149
Tennessee 34% 24% 3% 32% 7% 267
Texas 24% 25% 2% 42% 7% 1,164
Utah 15% 24% < 1% 55% 6% 140
Vermont 7% 17% 1% 69% 6% 218
Virginia 26% 22% 2% 43% 7% 502
Washington 9% 22% 2% 60% 6% 437
West Virginia 26% 25% 4% 37% 8% 118
Wisconsin 16% 27% 1% 51% 5% 311
Wyoming 18% 23% 2% 48% 9% 151

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