Interpreting scripture among Non-Christians by state (2014) Switch to: State among Non-Christians by interpretation of scripture

% of Non-Christians 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
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Alaska 1% 6% 1% 81% 11% 123
Arizona 7% 16% < 1% 59% 18% 205
California 7% 9% 1% 75% 8% 1,408
Colorado 3% 9% 3% 75% 10% 181
Connecticut 3% 11% 1% 75% 10% 126
District of Columbia 14% 5% < 1% 75% 7% 115
Florida 11% 15% 1% 66% 7% 605
Georgia 13% 9% 1% 68% 10% 187
Hawaii 4% 16% 2% 67% 12% 127
Illinois 10% 12% 1% 70% 8% 349
Indiana 13% 12% 3% 66% 6% 162
Maine 5% 6% 2% 78% 10% 112
Maryland 8% 12% 1% 74% 6% 211
Massachusetts 5% 8% 1% 81% 5% 292
Michigan 9% 17% 1% 62% 11% 265
Minnesota 8% 7% < 1% 72% 13% 130
Missouri 9% 16% 1% 63% 10% 156
Montana 4% 18% < 1% 67% 11% 110
Nevada 8% 5% < 1% 82% 5% 107
New Hampshire 4% 7% < 1% 77% 13% 115
New Jersey 14% 15% 2% 61% 7% 275
New York 11% 12% 1% 67% 9% 744
North Carolina 15% 11% < 1% 68% 6% 226
Ohio 13% 14% 2% 64% 8% 269
Oregon 6% 11% 1% 73% 9% 175
Pennsylvania 12% 13% < 1% 68% 6% 329
South Carolina 34% 11% < 1% 48% 6% 101
Tennessee 13% 16% 5% 55% 10% 109
Texas 13% 14% < 1% 64% 9% 556
Vermont 4% 10% < 1% 81% 4% 150
Virginia 13% 8% 2% 68% 8% 238
Washington 5% 9% 2% 77% 8% 270
Wisconsin 7% 14% 2% 73% 4% 161

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