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% of adults who say homosexuality should be accepted 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 = 197. 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 33% 35% 2% 26% 4% 197
Alaska 14% 17% 1% 60% 8% 192
Arizona 19% 27% 1% 44% 10% 411
Arkansas 27% 32% 2% 35% 5% 137
California 17% 22% 2% 52% 8% 2,580
Colorado 9% 26% 1% 54% 10% 337
Connecticut 15% 28% < 1% 48% 8% 291
Delaware 11% 32% 2% 50% 5% 209
District of Columbia 19% 20% < 1% 52% 8% 231
Florida 20% 26% 2% 45% 6% 1,283
Georgia 25% 30% 1% 38% 6% 522
Hawaii 17% 24% 1% 49% 9% 214
Idaho 17% 26% 2% 48% 6% 185
Illinois 15% 32% 1% 46% 6% 850
Indiana 22% 28% 2% 42% 6% 359
Iowa 14% 37% 1% 43% 6% 184
Kansas 17% 38% 1% 38% 6% 170
Kentucky 20% 27% 3% 44% 7% 186
Louisiana 32% 31% < 1% 32% 5% 247
Maine 11% 21% 1% 57% 11% 218
Maryland 19% 26% 1% 49% 6% 435
Massachusetts 8% 21% 1% 62% 7% 574
Michigan 16% 31% 2% 43% 8% 595
Minnesota 8% 26% 3% 52% 12% 362
Mississippi 41% 26% 6% 24% 4% 121
Missouri 18% 31% 1% 40% 10% 371
Montana 8% 34% 3% 47% 8% 186
Nebraska 18% 33% 2% 39% 7% 188
Nevada 20% 23% 1% 50% 6% 207
New Hampshire 5% 23% 1% 61% 9% 218
New Jersey 17% 28% 1% 47% 7% 627
New Mexico 18% 20% 4% 52% 6% 189
New York 16% 22% 1% 52% 7% 1,396
North Carolina 23% 27% 2% 40% 7% 551
North Dakota 18% 32% 2% 45% 3% 183
Ohio 19% 33% 1% 39% 7% 660
Oklahoma 22% 34% 1% 38% 5% 180
Oregon 14% 22% 1% 52% 10% 278
Pennsylvania 15% 29% < 1% 49% 7% 858
Rhode Island 11% 29% 1% 55% 4% 224
South Carolina 31% 27% 2% 33% 8% 251
South Dakota 20% 37% 1% 30% 12% 181
Tennessee 22% 30% 2% 39% 7% 262
Texas 25% 29% 2% 38% 7% 1,366
Utah 13% 30% 1% 51% 5% 169
Vermont 6% 17% 3% 68% 6% 238
Virginia 22% 24% 2% 44% 8% 538
Washington 12% 24% 2% 56% 7% 497
West Virginia 31% 22% 4% 32% 11% 143
Wisconsin 14% 31% 3% 47% 6% 383
Wyoming 16% 31% 3% 43% 6% 164

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