Political ideology 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 political ideology

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

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Alabama 61% 23% 8% 9% 245
Arizona 57% 29% 10% 4% 172
Arkansas 53% 28% 13% 7% 135
California 48% 27% 18% 7% 822
Colorado 63% 15% 15% 8% 106
Florida 53% 21% 17% 9% 562
Georgia 53% 26% 14% 7% 379
Illinois 41% 33% 18% 8% 320
Indiana 59% 19% 16% 7% 234
Kentucky 60% 23% 10% 8% 183
Louisiana 54% 28% 11% 6% 186
Maryland 38% 32% 22% 8% 154
Michigan 56% 18% 16% 10% 278
Minnesota 57% 21% 12% 10% 126
Mississippi 58% 21% 16% 5% 169
Missouri 57% 23% 13% 7% 186
New Jersey 43% 36% 11% 10% 171
New York 43% 28% 20% 9% 400
North Carolina 58% 24% 13% 5% 352
Ohio 57% 26% 10% 7% 336
Oklahoma 52% 28% 12% 7% 152
Pennsylvania 53% 23% 17% 8% 368
South Carolina 57% 25% 11% 7% 230
Tennessee 58% 23% 14% 5% 297
Texas 51% 22% 17% 9% 935
Virginia 55% 26% 15% 4% 262
Washington 59% 26% 9% 5% 145
West Virginia 60% 25% 10% 4% 134
Wisconsin 63% 24% 8% 4% 158

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