Political ideology 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 ideology

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

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Alabama 44% 38% 16% 2% 147
Arizona 49% 30% 16% 5% 183
California 37% 39% 20% 4% 855
Colorado 35% 39% 23% 3% 127
Florida 40% 37% 19% 4% 524
Georgia 45% 38% 14% 3% 266
Idaho 48% 37% 13% 2% 106
Illinois 37% 39% 21% 4% 400
Indiana 40% 40% 12% 7% 186
Iowa 44% 32% 20% 4% 119
Kansas 41% 33% 26% < 1% 105
Kentucky 39% 37% 18% 6% 104
Louisiana 55% 31% 11% 4% 129
Maryland 33% 40% 20% 6% 177
Massachusetts 34% 41% 21% 3% 154
Michigan 37% 39% 18% 6% 283
Minnesota 49% 36% 13% 2% 161
Missouri 41% 30% 21% 8% 181
Nebraska 39% 36% 18% 7% 106
New Jersey 31% 43% 22% 4% 266
New York 40% 36% 18% 5% 507
North Carolina 41% 41% 16% 3% 262
North Dakota 44% 36% 17% 3% 122
Ohio 40% 34% 21% 6% 366
Oklahoma 39% 42% 13% 5% 100
Oregon 31% 41% 23% 6% 108
Pennsylvania 38% 43% 12% 8% 401
South Carolina 44% 45% 10% 2% 127
South Dakota 53% 34% 12% 2% 114
Tennessee 40% 39% 15% 6% 160
Texas 43% 37% 16% 4% 704
Utah 61% 29% 8% 1% 126
Virginia 42% 40% 11% 6% 231
Washington 38% 38% 19% 5% 186
Wisconsin 44% 42% 12% 2% 180

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