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% of adults who say humans evolved due to God's design 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 32% 48% 4% 11% 5% 136
Arizona 28% 42% 2% 18% 11% 161
California 29% 38% 2% 23% 8% 810
Colorado 14% 43% 1% 32% 10% 122
Florida 32% 34% 3% 23% 8% 527
Georgia 41% 37% 1% 16% 6% 256
Illinois 25% 42% 2% 21% 9% 349
Indiana 35% 39% 4% 18% 4% 179
Kentucky 35% 34% 1% 24% 7% 105
Louisiana 34% 41% 2% 18% 5% 132
Maryland 27% 37% 1% 27% 8% 171
Massachusetts 19% 39% 3% 29% 10% 160
Michigan 25% 41% 2% 23% 9% 238
Minnesota 10% 43% 1% 34% 11% 134
Missouri 20% 48% 3% 21% 7% 165
New Jersey 22% 41% 2% 29% 6% 218
New York 24% 36% 1% 30% 9% 461
North Carolina 35% 37% 2% 17% 8% 284
Ohio 24% 45% 1% 24% 6% 319
Oklahoma 20% 39% 3% 27% 11% 103
Pennsylvania 21% 45% 2% 28% 5% 345
South Carolina 33% 48% 4% 10% 5% 125
Tennessee 36% 39% 6% 14% 5% 151
Texas 34% 37% 1% 20% 7% 683
Virginia 32% 38% 4% 21% 5% 243
Washington 20% 42% 3% 28% 8% 152
Wisconsin 21% 46% 5% 24% 4% 156

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