Views about human evolution 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 views about human evolution

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 9% 17% 2% 67% 5% 245
Arizona 10% 25% 1% 62% 2% 172
Arkansas 11% 20% < 1% 65% 4% 135
California 16% 24% 2% 52% 5% 822
Colorado 11% 15% 4% 65% 5% 106
Florida 13% 28% 1% 53% 5% 562
Georgia 12% 27% 1% 55% 5% 379
Illinois 15% 26% 1% 52% 6% 320
Indiana 8% 27% 1% 61% 3% 234
Kentucky 11% 21% 4% 61% 3% 183
Louisiana 12% 22% 2% 57% 7% 186
Maryland 15% 27% 2% 52% 4% 154
Michigan 10% 20% 2% 61% 6% 278
Minnesota 11% 10% 1% 72% 7% 126
Mississippi 10% 19% 4% 63% 4% 169
Missouri 9% 16% 4% 67% 5% 186
New Jersey 17% 22% 2% 53% 7% 171
New York 13% 23% 3% 54% 6% 400
North Carolina 10% 27% 3% 52% 8% 352
Ohio 10% 21% 3% 60% 6% 336
Oklahoma 9% 15% 1% 66% 9% 152
Pennsylvania 14% 17% 3% 63% 4% 368
South Carolina 9% 18% 2% 67% 4% 230
Tennessee 7% 18% 2% 66% 8% 297
Texas 11% 23% 3% 57% 6% 935
Virginia 6% 26% 1% 64% 3% 262
Washington 9% 19% 5% 64% 2% 145
West Virginia 11% 16% 3% 63% 7% 134
Wisconsin 9% 19% 1% 62% 10% 158

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