Interpreting scripture among 30-49 year olds by state (2014) Switch to: State among 30-49 year olds by interpretation of scripture

% of 30-49 year olds who say the holy scripture is…

State Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 136. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 49% 22% 7% 19% 4% 136
Arizona 19% 39% 1% 30% 10% 154
California 28% 24% 2% 40% 6% 961
Colorado 21% 25% 1% 40% 12% 173
Connecticut 24% 25% 3% 43% 5% 105
District of Columbia 24% 17% 2% 52% 5% 106
Florida 32% 24% 2% 35% 7% 476
Georgia 42% 24% 1% 25% 8% 264
Illinois 31% 28% 2% 34% 5% 349
Indiana 29% 28% 2% 33% 8% 170
Kentucky 40% 27% 3% 25% 6% 130
Louisiana 35% 35% 2% 22% 5% 129
Maryland 22% 30% 3% 36% 8% 186
Massachusetts 19% 12% 2% 59% 7% 201
Michigan 28% 30% 2% 33% 6% 224
Minnesota 24% 25% 1% 39% 11% 167
Mississippi 58% 19% 7% 11% 6% 107
Missouri 28% 31% 1% 35% 5% 163
New Jersey 24% 24% 3% 42% 7% 243
New York 21% 22% 2% 46% 9% 479
North Carolina 34% 28% 3% 27% 8% 260
Ohio 30% 32% 3% 28% 6% 267
Oregon 22% 22% 1% 45% 11% 111
Pennsylvania 31% 28% 2% 34% 6% 330
South Carolina 51% 25% 1% 18% 6% 127
Tennessee 40% 21% 8% 24% 8% 153
Texas 37% 28% 2% 26% 7% 751
Virginia 40% 21% 3% 28% 8% 249
Washington 19% 27% 2% 43% 9% 187
Wisconsin 27% 31% 1% 36% 6% 148

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