Views about size of government 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 size of government

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

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Alabama 64% 35% < 1% 1% 147
Arizona 63% 36% < 1% 1% 183
California 51% 44% 3% 2% 855
Colorado 57% 40% 2% 2% 127
Florida 55% 40% 2% 3% 524
Georgia 54% 39% 2% 5% 266
Idaho 71% 28% < 1% 1% 106
Illinois 55% 41% 2% 3% 400
Indiana 61% 31% 5% 2% 186
Iowa 64% 28% 1% 6% 119
Kansas 69% 27% 1% 3% 105
Kentucky 56% 37% 4% 3% 104
Louisiana 60% 34% 3% 2% 129
Maryland 55% 40% 1% 4% 177
Massachusetts 52% 41% 4% 3% 154
Michigan 58% 37% 3% 2% 283
Minnesota 71% 24% 3% 2% 161
Missouri 63% 33% 2% 2% 181
Nebraska 77% 22% 1% 1% 106
New Jersey 49% 48% 2% 2% 266
New York 51% 46% 1% 2% 507
North Carolina 60% 35% 2% 3% 262
North Dakota 81% 16% 1% 1% 122
Ohio 63% 30% 3% 4% 366
Oklahoma 69% 28% 2% < 1% 100
Oregon 62% 30% 1% 8% 108
Pennsylvania 65% 30% 1% 3% 401
South Carolina 60% 33% 2% 5% 127
South Dakota 72% 23% 2% 3% 114
Tennessee 61% 33% 1% 5% 160
Texas 52% 45% 2% 2% 704
Utah 78% 17% 1% 5% 126
Virginia 67% 31% 1% 2% 231
Washington 65% 29% 4% 2% 186
Wisconsin 66% 31% 2% 1% 180

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