Racial and ethnic composition 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 race/ethnicity

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

State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 74% 20% < 1% 2% 4% 147
Arizona 67% 5% 4% 17% 7% 180
California 44% 5% 12% 36% 3% 843
Colorado 74% 4% 1% 17% 4% 127
Florida 61% 13% 1% 21% 3% 517
Georgia 66% 22% < 1% 6% 5% 264
Idaho 92% < 1% < 1% 7% 1% 105
Illinois 72% 13% 2% 11% 2% 392
Indiana 87% 3% < 1% 4% 5% 184
Iowa 96% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 119
Kansas 87% 3% 1% 10% < 1% 103
Kentucky 88% 8% < 1% 3% 1% 104
Louisiana 70% 22% 1% 6% 2% 129
Maryland 58% 24% 3% 5% 9% 172
Massachusetts 78% 10% 2% 5% 5% 150
Michigan 83% 10% 1% 3% 3% 279
Minnesota 86% 3% < 1% 2% 9% 159
Missouri 83% 11% < 1% 4% 2% 179
Nebraska 88% 5% 2% 3% 2% 105
New Jersey 65% 11% 4% 17% 3% 261
New York 67% 15% 5% 10% 4% 502
North Carolina 74% 16% 1% 5% 4% 261
North Dakota 91% < 1% < 1% 1% 8% 121
Ohio 87% 8% < 1% 2% 2% 362
Oklahoma 81% 5% < 1% 2% 12% 100
Oregon 87% < 1% 2% 6% 5% 106
Pennsylvania 85% 6% 2% 5% 2% 396
South Carolina 73% 21% < 1% 3% 2% 127
South Dakota 93% < 1% 1% 1% 5% 114
Tennessee 83% 11% 1% 3% 2% 159
Texas 50% 11% 2% 34% 4% 699
Utah 84% < 1% 2% 9% 5% 125
Virginia 66% 19% 5% 6% 4% 227
Washington 76% 3% 4% 9% 7% 183
Wisconsin 89% 3% 1% 5% 2% 180

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