Views about size of government 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 size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who would rather have…

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Alabama 55% 39% 4% 2% 245
Arizona 63% 32% 2% 3% 172
Arkansas 49% 46% < 1% 4% 135
California 36% 60% 2% 2% 822
Colorado 63% 33% 1% 2% 106
Florida 44% 50% 3% 3% 562
Georgia 48% 48% 2% 2% 379
Illinois 51% 44% 2% 3% 320
Indiana 56% 40% 2% 2% 234
Kentucky 56% 39% 2% 3% 183
Louisiana 41% 54% 2% 3% 186
Maryland 44% 50% < 1% 6% 154
Michigan 57% 38% 2% 3% 278
Minnesota 62% 33% < 1% 4% 126
Mississippi 47% 47% 4% 2% 169
Missouri 61% 33% 2% 5% 186
New Jersey 28% 67% 2% 4% 171
New York 34% 60% 3% 3% 400
North Carolina 47% 45% 2% 7% 352
Ohio 58% 39% 2% 2% 336
Oklahoma 51% 39% 4% 6% 152
Pennsylvania 56% 38% 3% 3% 368
South Carolina 51% 45% 2% 3% 230
Tennessee 58% 36% 2% 4% 297
Texas 43% 51% 3% 3% 935
Virginia 53% 43% 2% 2% 262
Washington 57% 38% 2% 3% 145
West Virginia 60% 32% 3% 6% 134
Wisconsin 65% 30% 3% 3% 158

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