Party affiliation 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 political party

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

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
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Alabama 59% 8% 33% 147
Arizona 49% 17% 34% 183
California 38% 18% 44% 855
Colorado 52% 12% 36% 127
Florida 45% 14% 41% 524
Georgia 49% 18% 32% 266
Idaho 67% 11% 22% 106
Illinois 41% 17% 43% 400
Indiana 46% 18% 35% 186
Iowa 48% 18% 34% 119
Kansas 58% 18% 24% 105
Kentucky 41% 13% 46% 104
Louisiana 47% 17% 36% 129
Maryland 39% 16% 45% 177
Massachusetts 43% 13% 44% 154
Michigan 42% 16% 42% 283
Minnesota 53% 11% 37% 161
Missouri 42% 18% 40% 181
Nebraska 54% 17% 28% 106
New Jersey 41% 19% 41% 266
New York 38% 19% 43% 507
North Carolina 49% 15% 36% 262
North Dakota 55% 20% 25% 122
Ohio 47% 16% 37% 366
Oklahoma 54% 18% 29% 100
Oregon 34% 25% 40% 108
Pennsylvania 46% 11% 43% 401
South Carolina 50% 14% 36% 127
South Dakota 66% 5% 29% 114
Tennessee 58% 15% 28% 160
Texas 47% 15% 38% 704
Utah 76% 8% 16% 126
Virginia 52% 12% 36% 231
Washington 44% 22% 34% 186
Wisconsin 57% 14% 29% 180

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