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% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged 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 65% 23% 5% 4% 3% 270
Arizona 47% 38% 3% 8% 4% 176
Arkansas 60% 25% 2% 7% 6% 149
California 50% 27% 2% 15% 6% 865
Colorado 59% 23% 4% 12% 2% 124
Florida 54% 23% 3% 13% 7% 580
Georgia 63% 24% 3% 5% 5% 377
Idaho 48% 36% 1% 10% 6% 112
Illinois 51% 28% 4% 12% 5% 386
Indiana 56% 27% 4% 8% 4% 234
Iowa 41% 34% 5% 13% 7% 122
Kansas 49% 32% 7% 4% 7% 112
Kentucky 64% 19% 4% 11% 3% 206
Louisiana 61% 19% 5% 9% 6% 175
Maryland 49% 29% 5% 9% 9% 164
Michigan 53% 28% 3% 12% 4% 307
Minnesota 52% 27% 2% 15% 4% 178
Mississippi 68% 19% 5% 4% 5% 168
Missouri 54% 27% 5% 10% 5% 231
Montana 41% 35% 7% 12% 5% 107
Nebraska 50% 38% 3% 6% 3% 107
New Jersey 48% 25% 7% 14% 7% 194
New York 46% 27% 3% 17% 7% 419
North Carolina 54% 25% 5% 10% 6% 364
North Dakota 41% 35% 2% 15% 7% 132
Ohio 51% 29% 6% 9% 4% 375
Oklahoma 53% 25% 4% 14% 4% 178
Oregon 42% 38% 7% 10% 3% 109
Pennsylvania 58% 27% 4% 9% 3% 401
South Carolina 70% 18% 1% 5% 6% 206
South Dakota 47% 30% 4% 9% 11% 104
Tennessee 63% 20% 6% 5% 5% 350
Texas 61% 23% 3% 9% 4% 962
Utah 31% 58% 7% 1% 4% 126
Virginia 66% 18% 5% 7% 4% 288
Washington 49% 31% 4% 11% 5% 182
West Virginia 63% 24% 4% 5% 4% 142
Wisconsin 58% 25% 4% 11% 3% 188
Wyoming 56% 23% 2% 12% 6% 126

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