Racial and ethnic composition 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 race/ethnicity

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

State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 241. 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 64% 30% < 1% 2% 3% 241
Arizona 57% 6% 1% 32% 5% 167
Arkansas 69% 21% < 1% 7% 2% 134
California 29% 8% 9% 50% 3% 814
Colorado 60% 9% 1% 27% 4% 106
Florida 51% 23% 1% 23% 3% 558
Georgia 49% 40% < 1% 7% 3% 374
Illinois 55% 22% 2% 18% 3% 312
Indiana 77% 13% 1% 7% 1% 232
Kentucky 90% 7% < 1% 2% 1% 181
Louisiana 48% 46% < 1% 3% 3% 182
Maryland 39% 42% 1% 13% 5% 154
Michigan 67% 23% 1% 4% 4% 274
Minnesota 81% 11% 1% 5% 2% 120
Mississippi 51% 44% < 1% 3% 2% 167
Missouri 80% 13% < 1% 4% 3% 185
New Jersey 37% 24% 6% 30% 4% 166
New York 41% 26% 5% 24% 4% 393
North Carolina 59% 30% < 1% 7% 4% 348
Ohio 76% 19% 1% 3% 1% 331
Oklahoma 62% 12% < 1% 10% 16% 150
Pennsylvania 75% 15% 1% 7% 1% 363
South Carolina 55% 35% < 1% 6% 3% 228
Tennessee 76% 19% < 1% 4% 1% 294
Texas 44% 16% 2% 37% 2% 926
Virginia 62% 25% 2% 8% 3% 259
Washington 70% 7% 5% 14% 4% 142
West Virginia 93% 4% < 1% < 1% 3% 131
Wisconsin 81% 10% < 1% 6% 3% 157

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