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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 19% 29% 2% 47% 4% 214
Alaska 48% 19% 3% 27% 2% 150
Arizona 41% 24% 3% 29% 3% 287
Arkansas 26% 28% 4% 38% 4% 138
California 46% 23% 4% 24% 3% 2,042
Colorado 47% 27% 3% 20% 4% 250
Connecticut 49% 24% 2% 23% 3% 210
Delaware 46% 25% 3% 20% 7% 160
District of Columbia 51% 27% 5% 16% 2% 227
Florida 36% 25% 4% 31% 3% 952
Georgia 32% 25% 3% 36% 4% 449
Hawaii 42% 24% 4% 27% 3% 171
Idaho 39% 27% 7% 23% 5% 148
Illinois 44% 24% 3% 27% 2% 687
Indiana 35% 32% 2% 28% 2% 269
Iowa 40% 27% 3% 25% 5% 156
Kansas 40% 29% 5% 22% 5% 136
Kentucky 30% 33% 3% 30% 4% 183
Louisiana 25% 28% 3% 38% 5% 197
Maine 58% 13% 4% 21% 4% 160
Maryland 45% 26% 3% 24% 3% 357
Massachusetts 55% 20% 6% 16% 3% 419
Michigan 38% 25% 4% 28% 4% 494
Minnesota 47% 22% 5% 23% 3% 303
Mississippi 19% 27% 5% 47% 2% 132
Missouri 36% 26% 3% 31% 4% 300
Montana 58% 19% 2% 19% 2% 130
Nebraska 44% 26% 4% 21% 4% 146
Nevada 39% 21% 7% 30% 3% 155
New Hampshire 59% 20% 1% 17% 3% 175
New Jersey 43% 23% 5% 26% 3% 470
New Mexico 37% 29% 2% 28% 4% 161
New York 44% 22% 3% 27% 3% 1,083
North Carolina 31% 31% 4% 29% 5% 509
North Dakota 47% 17% 6% 29% 2% 137
Ohio 31% 25% 5% 34% 5% 543
Oklahoma 33% 24% 2% 39% 3% 174
Oregon 49% 22% 6% 17% 6% 242
Pennsylvania 42% 24% 4% 27% 3% 631
Rhode Island 34% 25% 4% 31% 6% 173
South Carolina 29% 28% 4% 35% 4% 234
South Dakota 31% 21% 1% 42% 5% 129
Tennessee 21% 25% 3% 45% 6% 282
Texas 31% 27% 4% 34% 3% 1,137
Utah 42% 29% 6% 21% 2% 141
Vermont 70% 13% 6% 10% 1% 189
Virginia 36% 30% 4% 28% 2% 412
Washington 48% 19% 6% 25% 1% 400
West Virginia 24% 21% 7% 45% 4% 145
Wisconsin 47% 20% 2% 27% 4% 275

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