Importance of religion in one's life among adults with an education level of high school or less by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults with an education level of high school or less by importance of religion

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who say religion is…

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Alabama 78% 12% 4% 5% < 1% 169
Arizona 51% 26% 12% 10% < 1% 179
Arkansas 72% 16% 7% 5% < 1% 136
California 55% 25% 10% 9% 1% 1,015
Colorado 57% 30% 6% 6% 1% 115
Florida 56% 25% 10% 9% < 1% 619
Georgia 67% 21% 4% 6% 1% 321
Illinois 54% 29% 9% 7% < 1% 381
Indiana 51% 28% 9% 11% < 1% 262
Iowa 54% 24% 13% 8% < 1% 107
Kentucky 65% 22% 6% 6% < 1% 195
Louisiana 76% 18% 3% 3% < 1% 179
Maine 31% 32% 16% 20% 1% 101
Maryland 53% 25% 13% 8% 1% 149
Massachusetts 38% 36% 13% 13% 1% 175
Michigan 52% 31% 8% 8% < 1% 291
Minnesota 49% 26% 9% 16% 1% 135
Mississippi 76% 12% 6% 3% 2% 109
Missouri 58% 30% 5% 7% < 1% 211
New Jersey 60% 27% 6% 6% 1% 244
New Mexico 68% 20% 5% 8% < 1% 104
New York 55% 25% 7% 12% 1% 553
North Carolina 66% 21% 7% 6% 1% 294
Ohio 56% 28% 8% 8% 1% 388
Oklahoma 63% 25% 4% 8% 1% 156
Oregon 51% 31% 8% 8% 2% 101
Pennsylvania 54% 24% 11% 11% 1% 479
South Carolina 73% 14% 6% 5% 1% 180
Tennessee 75% 13% 4% 8% < 1% 221
Texas 67% 23% 4% 5% < 1% 849
Virginia 71% 18% 5% 6% < 1% 201
Washington 46% 23% 16% 14% 1% 174
West Virginia 70% 20% 5% 3% 2% 135
Wisconsin 47% 30% 14% 8% 1% 196

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