Interpreting scripture among college graduates by state (2014) Switch to: State among college graduates by interpretation of scripture

% of college graduates 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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Alabama 39% 31% 5% 19% 7% 109
Arizona 20% 37% 3% 34% 6% 157
California 15% 24% 1% 52% 7% 1,000
Colorado 17% 26% 3% 48% 7% 146
Connecticut 14% 30% 2% 48% 7% 104
Florida 22% 25% 2% 43% 7% 479
Georgia 32% 32% 3% 28% 4% 224
Illinois 18% 24% 3% 48% 7% 351
Indiana 25% 31% 2% 37% 6% 134
Louisiana 24% 35% 2% 33% 6% 115
Maryland 17% 33% 1% 45% 4% 173
Massachusetts 5% 22% 3% 62% 8% 215
Michigan 21% 32% < 1% 40% 7% 227
Minnesota 17% 30% 1% 44% 6% 182
Missouri 21% 29% 3% 36% 11% 160
New Jersey 12% 31% 4% 47% 6% 227
New York 14% 20% 2% 55% 8% 499
North Carolina 26% 27% 2% 39% 6% 250
Ohio 18% 33% 3% 36% 9% 264
Oregon 10% 24% 2% 57% 7% 119
Pennsylvania 13% 33% 1% 46% 7% 319
South Carolina 25% 32% < 1% 39% 4% 111
Tennessee 32% 29% 1% 33% 5% 146
Texas 27% 32% 3% 31% 7% 609
Virginia 18% 32% 2% 41% 6% 291
Washington 16% 28% 2% 50% 4% 207
Wisconsin 20% 34% 3% 36% 7% 141

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