Interpreting scripture among adults who say that stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say that stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who say that stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 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
Sample size = 233. 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 56% 26% 2% 12% 4% 233
Alaska 36% 31% 4% 24% 5% 129
Arizona 38% 30% 1% 21% 9% 265
Arkansas 46% 31% 3% 18% 2% 141
California 32% 29% 3% 29% 8% 1,268
Colorado 32% 25% 5% 30% 8% 194
Connecticut 28% 24% 2% 38% 7% 105
Florida 40% 27% 3% 23% 7% 768
Georgia 50% 28% 3% 13% 6% 383
Idaho 29% 38% 2% 25% 6% 141
Illinois 35% 33% 2% 23% 7% 485
Indiana 45% 27% 4% 19% 5% 282
Iowa 31% 36% 1% 25% 7% 123
Kansas 33% 40% 4% 16% 7% 136
Kentucky 52% 27% 1% 15% 5% 210
Louisiana 53% 28% 2% 13% 3% 211
Maine 28% 30% 3% 33% 5% 101
Maryland 36% 33% 2% 24% 6% 199
Massachusetts 17% 31% 3% 44% 5% 197
Michigan 40% 29% 5% 22% 4% 348
Minnesota 31% 30% 4% 27% 8% 192
Mississippi 61% 21% 3% 9% 6% 140
Missouri 40% 27% 2% 23% 7% 275
Montana 25% 38% 6% 24% 7% 171
Nebraska 41% 35% 2% 17% 6% 133
Nevada 27% 35% 1% 30% 7% 133
New Jersey 34% 27% 4% 29% 5% 283
New Mexico 41% 21% 3% 25% 10% 121
New York 31% 27% 2% 33% 8% 586
North Carolina 40% 26% 4% 23% 7% 387
North Dakota 29% 35% 2% 28% 6% 156
Ohio 40% 30% 3% 22% 4% 464
Oklahoma 42% 27% 4% 24% 3% 170
Oregon 34% 29% 5% 21% 11% 148
Pennsylvania 40% 32% 2% 22% 5% 532
South Carolina 62% 20% 1% 12% 5% 205
South Dakota 33% 37% 2% 16% 11% 146
Tennessee 50% 22% 6% 13% 8% 299
Texas 47% 24% 3% 20% 5% 982
Utah 32% 46% 3% 15% 4% 132
Virginia 49% 26% 2% 20% 3% 329
Washington 32% 30% 4% 28% 6% 207
West Virginia 54% 26% 4% 11% 5% 158
Wisconsin 40% 29% 3% 22% 6% 226
Wyoming 43% 32% 4% 19% 2% 177

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