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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 206. 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 60% 22% 3% 10% 5% 206
Alaska 26% 22% 1% 43% 8% 115
Arizona 39% 25% 2% 25% 9% 240
Arkansas 44% 28% 2% 16% 10% 120
California 27% 24% 3% 38% 9% 1,305
Colorado 26% 27% 5% 36% 7% 171
Connecticut 28% 25% 1% 38% 8% 133
Delaware 27% 31% 3% 32% 6% 116
Florida 34% 21% 4% 34% 7% 757
Georgia 44% 28% 3% 19% 6% 342
Hawaii 24% 20% 1% 44% 10% 141
Idaho 24% 34% 3% 30% 9% 126
Illinois 28% 31% 3% 30% 9% 470
Indiana 48% 29% 5% 14% 4% 250
Iowa 25% 35% 3% 29% 8% 138
Kansas 31% 41% 3% 18% 7% 120
Kentucky 52% 20% 3% 21% 4% 167
Louisiana 52% 21% 3% 19% 5% 165
Maine 19% 24% 1% 47% 9% 131
Maryland 30% 27% 3% 35% 6% 242
Massachusetts 11% 34% 4% 42% 8% 241
Michigan 33% 29% 3% 28% 7% 392
Minnesota 25% 29% 6% 31% 9% 213
Mississippi 64% 26% 4% 3% 3% 106
Missouri 34% 28% 4% 24% 10% 244
Montana 24% 30% 4% 32% 9% 109
Nebraska 44% 27% 5% 15% 8% 105
Nevada 19% 28% 2% 45% 5% 119
New Hampshire 20% 27% 1% 42% 10% 113
New Jersey 25% 28% 1% 35% 11% 327
New Mexico 40% 19% 2% 32% 8% 141
New York 28% 25% 2% 38% 7% 722
North Carolina 44% 23% 4% 22% 7% 409
North Dakota 33% 36% 2% 21% 8% 126
Ohio 35% 33% 3% 23% 8% 457
Oklahoma 42% 22% 4% 23% 9% 152
Oregon 24% 25% 4% 38% 9% 159
Pennsylvania 31% 30% 2% 30% 7% 526
Rhode Island 27% 23% 1% 42% 7% 131
South Carolina 53% 22% 1% 18% 6% 186
South Dakota 30% 34% 1% 17% 17% 109
Tennessee 59% 18% 4% 14% 5% 278
Texas 47% 21% 2% 22% 7% 843
Utah 19% 41% 4% 31% 4% 110
Vermont 12% 16% 5% 60% 7% 114
Virginia 45% 21% 3% 26% 5% 319
Washington 21% 25% 4% 44% 5% 265
West Virginia 52% 16% 8% 17% 7% 127
Wisconsin 30% 29% 3% 31% 7% 230
Wyoming 37% 34% 5% 17% 7% 129

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