Interpreting scripture among adults in Generation X by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults in Generation X by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 107. 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 51% 20% 9% 17% 3% 107
Arizona 22% 39% 1% 29% 9% 127
California 29% 24% 2% 38% 6% 762
Colorado 20% 26% 2% 40% 12% 134
Florida 32% 25% 2% 35% 6% 389
Georgia 44% 25% 2% 22% 8% 208
Illinois 32% 29% 2% 32% 5% 270
Indiana 31% 28% 1% 32% 8% 134
Kentucky 40% 29% 3% 23% 4% 100
Louisiana 36% 33% 3% 23% 5% 108
Maryland 22% 29% 3% 36% 10% 156
Massachusetts 20% 13% 2% 57% 8% 167
Michigan 28% 29% 3% 34% 6% 183
Minnesota 26% 26% 2% 36% 10% 128
Missouri 29% 30% 1% 34% 5% 120
New Jersey 24% 24% 4% 41% 7% 188
New York 25% 21% 2% 43% 10% 378
North Carolina 36% 28% 3% 27% 6% 210
Ohio 31% 33% 4% 26% 6% 212
Pennsylvania 33% 28% 2% 32% 6% 275
South Carolina 54% 21% 1% 20% 4% 109
Tennessee 42% 20% 10% 22% 7% 122
Texas 38% 30% 2% 24% 7% 585
Virginia 42% 21% 4% 24% 9% 193
Washington 20% 26% 1% 42% 10% 155
Wisconsin 26% 34% 1% 35% 4% 120

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