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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 18% 27% 1% 49% 4% 262
Alaska 25% 30% 4% 34% 6% 135
Arizona 29% 28% 3% 38% 2% 325
Arkansas 14% 31% 1% 53% 1% 155
California 33% 22% 4% 36% 5% 1,423
Colorado 27% 23% 3% 44% 3% 227
Connecticut 28% 29% 2% 38% 3% 147
Delaware 30% 19% 4% 45% 2% 121
Florida 29% 27% 3% 37% 4% 953
Georgia 20% 29% 3% 45% 4% 460
Hawaii 38% 24% 2% 32% 3% 123
Idaho 15% 32% 3% 46% 4% 150
Illinois 28% 29% 2% 36% 4% 566
Indiana 23% 24% 5% 45% 3% 343
Iowa 25% 31% 4% 36% 4% 158
Kansas 20% 23% 1% 52% 4% 154
Kentucky 23% 21% 3% 50% 3% 216
Louisiana 23% 27% 3% 43% 4% 235
Maine 41% 21% 3% 32% 2% 125
Maryland 31% 30% 5% 30% 3% 254
Massachusetts 43% 25% 6% 23% 3% 248
Michigan 28% 23% 3% 44% 2% 425
Minnesota 21% 22% 4% 47% 5% 231
Mississippi 19% 17% 2% 58% 4% 157
Missouri 22% 24% 3% 47% 3% 312
Montana 25% 24% 3% 43% 5% 171
Nebraska 21% 32% 3% 39% 5% 156
Nevada 35% 23% 4% 33% 5% 143
New Hampshire 32% 24% 3% 40% 1% 108
New Jersey 33% 25% 4% 32% 5% 362
New Mexico 21% 22% 8% 49% < 1% 131
New York 33% 25% 5% 34% 3% 748
North Carolina 23% 26% 3% 44% 4% 451
North Dakota 20% 33% 1% 42% 4% 179
Ohio 25% 29% 3% 39% 4% 526
Oklahoma 15% 30% 2% 47% 6% 190
Oregon 32% 21% 1% 41% 5% 158
Pennsylvania 26% 23% 3% 44% 3% 640
Rhode Island 43% 25% 2% 28% 2% 116
South Carolina 18% 23% 1% 55% 2% 227
South Dakota 22% 28% 4% 43% 3% 164
Tennessee 16% 22% 2% 53% 8% 339
Texas 23% 27% 2% 44% 4% 1,231
Utah 15% 28% 2% 52% 4% 164
Virginia 23% 29% 2% 41% 4% 412
Washington 30% 25% 7% 34% 3% 276
West Virginia 16% 23% 3% 53% 5% 144
Wisconsin 25% 30% 2% 37% 6% 299
Wyoming 24% 26% 6% 42% 2% 195

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