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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
Sample size = 237. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 42% 30% 6% 17% 6% 237
Alaska 15% 15% 1% 62% 7% 165
Arizona 19% 32% 2% 39% 8% 355
Arkansas 40% 27% 2% 24% 7% 158
California 22% 21% 1% 49% 7% 2,208
Colorado 15% 26% < 1% 50% 9% 282
Connecticut 19% 28% 1% 46% 6% 259
Delaware 21% 28% 3% 40% 7% 184
District of Columbia 25% 22% 1% 48% 4% 226
Florida 25% 25% 2% 42% 6% 1,147
Georgia 34% 28% 2% 30% 6% 539
Hawaii 24% 22% 1% 45% 8% 208
Idaho 24% 25% 2% 44% 6% 172
Illinois 21% 30% 2% 41% 6% 772
Indiana 28% 28% 3% 36% 5% 339
Iowa 19% 37% 2% 36% 6% 189
Kansas 28% 35% 2% 31% 4% 150
Kentucky 28% 23% 5% 39% 6% 198
Louisiana 37% 28% 1% 29% 5% 227
Maine 14% 19% 2% 54% 11% 185
Maryland 21% 26% 2% 43% 8% 415
Massachusetts 12% 19% 2% 60% 7% 466
Michigan 22% 31% 1% 40% 7% 547
Minnesota 17% 25% 1% 46% 10% 342
Mississippi 53% 25% 4% 15% 4% 147
Missouri 25% 32% 3% 32% 8% 337
Montana 14% 27% 1% 51% 8% 130
Nebraska 22% 36% 3% 34% 6% 155
Nevada 20% 22% 1% 54% 3% 162
New Hampshire 11% 21% 2% 57% 9% 207
New Jersey 18% 29% 2% 44% 7% 551
New Mexico 24% 24% 4% 43% 5% 169
New York 20% 23% 2% 49% 6% 1,273
North Carolina 31% 28% 2% 31% 7% 569
North Dakota 19% 32% 2% 44% 4% 160
Ohio 24% 32% 2% 35% 8% 602
Oklahoma 33% 31% 1% 28% 7% 192
Oregon 13% 28% 1% 51% 7% 247
Pennsylvania 22% 26% 2% 45% 6% 776
Rhode Island 15% 29% 1% 52% 4% 203
South Carolina 38% 30% 2% 24% 6% 265
South Dakota 26% 34% 1% 27% 11% 152
Tennessee 42% 26% 2% 25% 5% 318
Texas 33% 28% 2% 31% 7% 1,405
Utah 14% 35% 1% 45% 5% 159
Vermont 10% 16% 1% 69% 4% 213
Virginia 30% 22% 4% 36% 9% 511
Washington 17% 26% 1% 49% 7% 470
West Virginia 36% 24% 5% 28% 8% 130
Wisconsin 19% 31% 2% 44% 5% 344
Wyoming 20% 25% 2% 41% 12% 111

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