Interpreting scripture among who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by state (2014) Switch to: State among who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by interpretation of scripture

% of who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 62% 24% 5% 7% 3% 303
Alaska 40% 31% 1% 23% 5% 112
Arizona 46% 35% 4% 9% 6% 244
Arkansas 58% 27% 3% 8% 5% 173
California 47% 28% 2% 17% 6% 1,121
Colorado 53% 26% 5% 10% 6% 163
Florida 51% 26% 3% 14% 7% 778
Georgia 58% 28% 4% 5% 5% 474
Idaho 51% 34% 1% 11% 3% 135
Illinois 48% 32% 5% 12% 4% 461
Indiana 54% 29% 3% 9% 5% 292
Iowa 40% 37% 4% 12% 7% 149
Kansas 48% 35% 6% 6% 6% 143
Kentucky 59% 21% 2% 13% 5% 239
Louisiana 58% 26% 4% 7% 5% 234
Maryland 51% 29% 3% 10% 7% 203
Massachusetts 31% 34% 5% 24% 5% 134
Michigan 50% 31% 4% 11% 3% 399
Minnesota 48% 29% 3% 16% 4% 200
Mississippi 71% 19% 5% 4% 2% 193
Missouri 53% 27% 4% 11% 6% 276
Montana 35% 31% 7% 19% 8% 123
Nebraska 47% 36% 3% 10% 4% 140
Nevada 37% 33% 2% 20% 9% 115
New Jersey 42% 29% 5% 17% 7% 290
New Mexico 52% 24% 5% 11% 8% 125
New York 43% 29% 3% 19% 6% 574
North Carolina 54% 26% 5% 9% 5% 465
North Dakota 42% 34% 2% 17% 5% 166
Ohio 46% 32% 5% 13% 3% 492
Oklahoma 55% 26% 3% 11% 5% 208
Oregon 38% 33% 6% 14% 8% 145
Pennsylvania 50% 31% 3% 11% 4% 515
South Carolina 66% 23% 1% 6% 5% 265
South Dakota 40% 36% 3% 11% 10% 137
Tennessee 63% 20% 5% 5% 6% 392
Texas 59% 25% 3% 10% 4% 1,202
Utah 27% 52% 5% 11% 4% 155
Virginia 63% 20% 5% 8% 3% 371
Washington 50% 30% 4% 10% 6% 211
West Virginia 62% 23% 4% 8% 3% 155
Wisconsin 52% 30% 4% 11% 2% 233
Wyoming 54% 29% 4% 8% 5% 142

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