Views about human evolution 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 views about human evolution

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

State Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 15% 47% 1% 34% 3% 147
Arizona 19% 34% 3% 39% 5% 183
California 24% 36% 3% 33% 3% 855
Colorado 19% 43% 2% 35% 1% 127
Florida 19% 35% 4% 39% 4% 524
Georgia 16% 36% 3% 43% 2% 266
Idaho 11% 39% 3% 40% 7% 106
Illinois 26% 36% 2% 33% 2% 400
Indiana 16% 39% 3% 39% 4% 186
Iowa 19% 42% 4% 31% 4% 119
Kansas 23% 34% 3% 36% 5% 105
Kentucky 11% 35% 1% 44% 8% 104
Louisiana 20% 44% 2% 31% 4% 129
Maryland 25% 37% 6% 28% 5% 177
Massachusetts 23% 39% 3% 32% 3% 154
Michigan 24% 33% 3% 39% 2% 283
Minnesota 15% 36% 9% 38% 2% 161
Missouri 15% 41% 2% 40% 2% 181
Nebraska 20% 46% 2% 33% < 1% 106
New Jersey 28% 35% 3% 31% 4% 266
New York 20% 36% 3% 39% 3% 507
North Carolina 21% 40% 2% 35% 3% 262
North Dakota 20% 35% 5% 37% 3% 122
Ohio 21% 39% 2% 35% 4% 366
Oklahoma 17% 37% 2% 40% 4% 100
Oregon 22% 39% 4% 28% 7% 108
Pennsylvania 17% 38% 3% 38% 4% 401
South Carolina 16% 51% 1% 27% 5% 127
South Dakota 23% 32% < 1% 39% 6% 114
Tennessee 14% 37% 4% 42% 4% 160
Texas 21% 37% 4% 36% 2% 704
Utah 7% 43% 1% 46% 3% 126
Virginia 17% 50% 2% 28% 3% 231
Washington 17% 34% 6% 39% 4% 186
Wisconsin 20% 40% 1% 34% 5% 180

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