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% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 166. 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 53% 25% 7% 10% 4% 166
Alaska 21% 13% < 1% 58% 7% 108
Arizona 23% 30% 3% 34% 10% 209
Arkansas 50% 22% 2% 19% 6% 124
California 32% 21% 2% 39% 6% 1,638
Colorado 19% 24% 3% 47% 8% 185
Connecticut 27% 24% 1% 44% 4% 151
Delaware 30% 28% 4% 34% 4% 126
District of Columbia 32% 18% 1% 43% 6% 210
Florida 34% 22% 2% 36% 6% 830
Georgia 46% 25% 1% 23% 5% 370
Hawaii 31% 19% 1% 44% 5% 123
Illinois 27% 30% 2% 34% 7% 514
Indiana 40% 24% 1% 31% 4% 228
Iowa 24% 27% 3% 40% 6% 110
Kentucky 41% 23% 4% 29% 3% 157
Louisiana 57% 22% < 1% 18% 3% 176
Maryland 30% 24% 1% 39% 5% 301
Massachusetts 17% 20% 2% 55% 6% 314
Michigan 30% 29% 2% 33% 6% 354
Minnesota 22% 18% 3% 51% 6% 196
Mississippi 67% 20% 4% 5% 5% 115
Missouri 31% 30% 2% 32% 5% 201
Nevada 32% 27% 1% 33% 6% 104
New Hampshire 9% 18% 2% 63% 8% 103
New Jersey 32% 27% 3% 32% 5% 382
New Mexico 32% 19% 1% 38% 10% 134
New York 27% 21% 2% 44% 6% 946
North Carolina 39% 22% 3% 31% 6% 381
Ohio 36% 28% 1% 29% 6% 363
Oklahoma 41% 24% 1% 30% 5% 121
Oregon 21% 21% 1% 49% 8% 158
Pennsylvania 30% 23% 1% 40% 6% 472
Rhode Island 25% 23% < 1% 45% 7% 124
South Carolina 56% 21% 2% 16% 6% 184
Tennessee 46% 22% 2% 25% 5% 206
Texas 44% 26% 2% 23% 6% 1,016
Vermont 10% 19% 2% 65% 4% 134
Virginia 41% 18% 1% 31% 8% 309
Washington 21% 20% 1% 53% 5% 274
Wisconsin 23% 26% 1% 46% 3% 201

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