Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is very important by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say religion is very important by race/ethnicity

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State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 391. 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 65% 29% < 1% 3% 3% 391
Alaska 64% 8% 6% 6% 17% 121
Arizona 60% 5% < 1% 31% 4% 323
Arkansas 76% 15% < 1% 6% 3% 216
California 34% 8% 9% 44% 4% 1,632
Colorado 65% 7% 1% 23% 4% 227
Connecticut 65% 13% 2% 15% 4% 153
Delaware 55% 31% 1% 14% < 1% 144
District of Columbia 23% 62% 2% 10% 3% 138
Florida 51% 20% 1% 25% 4% 1,046
Georgia 55% 35% 1% 6% 4% 616
Hawaii 25% 7% 43% 10% 16% 134
Idaho 90% 2% 1% 6% 1% 167
Illinois 64% 18% 2% 14% 3% 679
Indiana 81% 10% < 1% 6% 3% 376
Iowa 91% 4% 1% 2% 2% 184
Kansas 80% 9% 2% 7% 3% 164
Kentucky 88% 8% < 1% 2% 2% 287
Louisiana 56% 36% < 1% 5% 3% 324
Maine 93% 3% < 1% 2% 2% 108
Maryland 45% 37% 2% 11% 5% 321
Massachusetts 66% 10% 2% 18% 4% 242
Michigan 71% 20% 2% 3% 4% 505
Minnesota 79% 9% 1% 6% 4% 273
Mississippi 54% 40% < 1% 3% 2% 231
Missouri 80% 13% < 1% 3% 3% 353
Montana 90% < 1% 1% 2% 6% 137
Nebraska 82% 5% < 1% 11% 2% 178
Nevada 48% 10% 4% 27% 11% 133
New Hampshire 85% 2% 1% 8% 5% 106
New Jersey 51% 17% 5% 23% 3% 423
New Mexico 43% 1% 2% 48% 6% 167
New York 51% 20% 6% 19% 5% 868
North Carolina 62% 26% 1% 7% 4% 634
North Dakota 86% 1% 1% 3% 9% 193
Ohio 78% 16% 1% 3% 2% 661
Oklahoma 71% 9% < 1% 7% 13% 248
Oregon 79% < 1% 1% 9% 10% 169
Pennsylvania 78% 13% 1% 6% 3% 731
Rhode Island 79% 5% < 1% 9% 7% 148
South Carolina 64% 30% < 1% 4% 3% 343
South Dakota 88% < 1% 1% 3% 8% 175
Tennessee 76% 18% < 1% 4% 2% 468
Texas 46% 15% 2% 33% 3% 1,587
Utah 84% 1% < 1% 11% 4% 188
Virginia 61% 24% 3% 8% 4% 494
Washington 72% 6% 6% 10% 6% 306
West Virginia 93% 4% < 1% < 1% 3% 194
Wisconsin 81% 8% 1% 7% 2% 277
Wyoming 89% 1% < 1% 8% 2% 164

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