Importance of religion in one's life among 50-64 year olds by state (2014) Switch to: State among 50-64 year olds by importance of religion

% of 50-64 year olds who say religion is…

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Alabama 78% 13% 3% 6% < 1% 174
Arizona 58% 24% 8% 8% 1% 192
California 53% 23% 12% 11% 1% 1,020
Colorado 58% 23% 11% 7% < 1% 138
Connecticut 48% 27% 15% 10% < 1% 106
Florida 59% 23% 9% 9% 1% 562
Georgia 68% 21% 6% 3% 1% 274
Hawaii 43% 37% 10% 10% < 1% 111
Idaho 54% 26% 8% 12% < 1% 101
Illinois 54% 27% 12% 7% < 1% 370
Indiana 62% 27% 9% 2% < 1% 205
Iowa 53% 24% 13% 9% < 1% 114
Kentucky 71% 20% 2% 7% < 1% 124
Louisiana 77% 15% 4% 4% < 1% 130
Maine 32% 33% 14% 20% < 1% 103
Maryland 59% 24% 10% 7% < 1% 195
Massachusetts 34% 41% 13% 11% 1% 191
Michigan 57% 27% 8% 9% 1% 310
Minnesota 55% 27% 8% 8% 2% 177
Missouri 64% 25% 7% 3% 1% 194
New Jersey 56% 24% 12% 7% 1% 255
New Mexico 56% 20% 5% 16% 3% 107
New York 50% 30% 9% 10% 1% 556
North Carolina 69% 18% 6% 6% 1% 320
Ohio 63% 26% 5% 6% < 1% 361
Oklahoma 71% 18% 2% 7% 2% 127
Oregon 48% 19% 11% 21% 2% 125
Pennsylvania 59% 25% 8% 7% < 1% 408
South Carolina 69% 21% 7% 3% < 1% 134
Tennessee 81% 15% 2% 2% 1% 211
Texas 71% 18% 5% 6% < 1% 717
Virginia 69% 16% 7% 7% < 1% 258
Washington 38% 28% 18% 16% 1% 200
Wisconsin 42% 40% 12% 4% 2% 182
Wyoming 54% 28% 13% 5% < 1% 106

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