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

% of men 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 = 256. 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 47% 31% 3% 15% 4% 256
Alaska 23% 22% 2% 47% 6% 152
Arizona 22% 28% 2% 41% 7% 352
Arkansas 39% 30% 3% 23% 5% 163
California 22% 22% 2% 46% 8% 1,868
Colorado 21% 21% 2% 44% 11% 283
Connecticut 17% 23% 1% 53% 6% 190
Delaware 21% 26% 5% 42% 7% 127
District of Columbia 26% 21% < 1% 46% 7% 146
Florida 29% 21% 2% 40% 7% 1,051
Georgia 34% 26% 3% 28% 8% 469
Hawaii 22% 26% 2% 45% 4% 161
Idaho 20% 29% 2% 42% 7% 155
Illinois 25% 28% 1% 39% 7% 656
Indiana 32% 23% 5% 33% 7% 330
Iowa 21% 33% 1% 39% 6% 175
Kansas 28% 32% 2% 29% 9% 171
Kentucky 35% 22% 4% 30% 9% 210
Louisiana 35% 29% 3% 27% 7% 231
Maine 10% 24% < 1% 54% 12% 136
Maryland 24% 30% 2% 38% 6% 325
Massachusetts 13% 22% 2% 56% 7% 348
Michigan 25% 27% 2% 40% 6% 477
Minnesota 19% 26% 3% 44% 8% 273
Mississippi 57% 21% 2% 14% 6% 153
Missouri 32% 26% 3% 32% 7% 324
Montana 18% 33% 4% 37% 7% 174
Nebraska 32% 35% 2% 28% 4% 154
Nevada 13% 24% 2% 55% 7% 183
New Hampshire 20% 19% 1% 51% 8% 142
New Jersey 22% 24% 3% 43% 7% 426
New Mexico 34% 17% 5% 36% 8% 153
New York 21% 24% 1% 47% 7% 878
North Carolina 30% 26% 3% 32% 8% 509
North Dakota 22% 27% 1% 41% 9% 191
Ohio 27% 30% 3% 32% 8% 533
Oklahoma 31% 30% 1% 32% 6% 194
Oregon 18% 25% 3% 44% 10% 207
Pennsylvania 27% 27% 1% 39% 6% 633
Rhode Island 20% 29% 1% 42% 8% 143
South Carolina 46% 22% 1% 25% 6% 226
South Dakota 24% 35% 3% 26% 11% 155
Tennessee 42% 23% 6% 19% 9% 337
Texas 35% 26% 2% 32% 6% 1,325
Utah 17% 35% 5% 38% 5% 172
Vermont 12% 23% 2% 57% 5% 162
Virginia 33% 20% 4% 36% 7% 465
Washington 18% 28% 2% 44% 9% 344
West Virginia 46% 22% 3% 22% 8% 150
Wisconsin 25% 27% 1% 41% 6% 311
Wyoming 30% 23% 3% 35% 9% 165

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