Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 245. 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 26% 74% 245
Arizona 24% 76% 172
Arkansas 37% 63% 135
California 39% 61% 820
Colorado 30% 70% 106
Florida 27% 73% 561
Georgia 35% 65% 376
Illinois 32% 68% 319
Indiana 23% 77% 233
Kentucky 28% 72% 183
Louisiana 36% 64% 186
Maryland 23% 77% 154
Michigan 27% 73% 277
Minnesota 35% 65% 126
Mississippi 32% 68% 168
Missouri 29% 71% 184
New Jersey 35% 65% 168
New York 26% 74% 397
North Carolina 29% 71% 350
Ohio 25% 75% 336
Oklahoma 29% 71% 152
Pennsylvania 29% 71% 367
South Carolina 27% 73% 229
Tennessee 29% 71% 297
Texas 35% 65% 930
Virginia 28% 72% 262
Washington 26% 74% 145
West Virginia 23% 77% 134
Wisconsin 30% 70% 158

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