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

% of women 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 = 255. 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 54% 24% 5% 13% 4% 255
Alaska 27% 21% 2% 43% 7% 158
Arizona 32% 33% 1% 22% 12% 301
Arkansas 50% 26% 1% 17% 5% 148
California 30% 25% 2% 35% 8% 1,829
Colorado 24% 28% 4% 38% 7% 221
Connecticut 25% 29% 3% 35% 8% 187
Delaware 23% 33% 5% 32% 7% 174
District of Columbia 32% 25% 2% 35% 6% 157
Florida 33% 28% 4% 28% 7% 969
Georgia 47% 28% 2% 19% 5% 499
Hawaii 33% 18% 2% 37% 10% 151
Idaho 33% 32% 2% 29% 4% 165
Illinois 27% 34% 3% 29% 7% 670
Indiana 39% 31% 2% 24% 5% 324
Iowa 28% 39% 3% 23% 7% 155
Kansas 31% 40% 4% 20% 4% 136
Kentucky 47% 25% 2% 24% 2% 229
Louisiana 52% 25% 2% 16% 4% 234
Maine 28% 20% 5% 40% 7% 167
Maryland 30% 25% 3% 35% 7% 319
Massachusetts 15% 23% 2% 52% 8% 356
Michigan 33% 32% 4% 23% 8% 505
Minnesota 26% 27% 3% 33% 11% 290
Mississippi 56% 24% 7% 10% 2% 156
Missouri 31% 33% 3% 24% 10% 318
Montana 23% 32% 4% 32% 9% 138
Nebraska 30% 35% 3% 24% 8% 158
Nevada 37% 27% 1% 29% 6% 131
New Hampshire 11% 27% 2% 49% 11% 161
New Jersey 25% 31% 3% 33% 8% 460
New Mexico 33% 28% 2% 31% 5% 159
New York 26% 24% 3% 38% 8% 1,088
North Carolina 42% 25% 4% 21% 7% 513
North Dakota 31% 38% 3% 25% 2% 147
Ohio 35% 32% 3% 25% 6% 599
Oklahoma 40% 28% 4% 22% 6% 197
Oregon 26% 29% 3% 34% 7% 212
Pennsylvania 31% 29% 3% 30% 6% 733
Rhode Island 20% 30% 1% 46% 3% 162
South Carolina 51% 26% 2% 13% 7% 269
South Dakota 36% 35% 1% 18% 10% 150
Tennessee 49% 24% 4% 18% 5% 324
Texas 43% 27% 2% 21% 7% 1,210
Utah 27% 43% 1% 24% 5% 143
Vermont 15% 19% 4% 54% 7% 144
Virginia 42% 25% 3% 23% 7% 417
Washington 26% 25% 4% 40% 5% 370
West Virginia 48% 25% 7% 14% 6% 159
Wisconsin 30% 32% 5% 29% 4% 289
Wyoming 36% 34% 4% 21% 6% 151

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