Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 29% 71% 147
Arizona 36% 64% 182
California 31% 69% 852
Colorado 36% 64% 126
Florida 33% 67% 521
Georgia 27% 73% 266
Idaho 32% 68% 105
Illinois 26% 74% 399
Indiana 35% 65% 185
Iowa 40% 60% 119
Kansas 34% 66% 104
Kentucky 27% 73% 104
Louisiana 35% 65% 129
Maryland 26% 74% 175
Massachusetts 20% 80% 153
Michigan 32% 68% 282
Minnesota 24% 76% 161
Missouri 33% 67% 179
Nebraska 27% 73% 105
New Jersey 28% 72% 265
New York 28% 72% 505
North Carolina 34% 66% 261
North Dakota 35% 65% 122
Ohio 35% 65% 365
Oklahoma 30% 70% 100
Oregon 31% 69% 108
Pennsylvania 28% 72% 398
South Carolina 35% 65% 127
South Dakota 34% 66% 114
Tennessee 36% 64% 160
Texas 37% 63% 703
Utah 35% 65% 126
Virginia 32% 68% 229
Washington 30% 70% 186
Wisconsin 35% 65% 178

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