Interpreting scripture among adults in the Silent generation by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults in the Silent generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Silent generation 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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Arizona 30% 25% 2% 28% 15% 129
California 30% 23% 3% 32% 12% 621
Florida 38% 25% 5% 26% 6% 394
Georgia 54% 24% 3% 12% 7% 148
Illinois 28% 32% 5% 24% 11% 233
Indiana 39% 27% 2% 22% 10% 118
Maryland 40% 34% 5% 15% 6% 107
Massachusetts 15% 25% 4% 40% 17% 116
Michigan 46% 25% 6% 19% 3% 160
New Jersey 26% 32% 8% 29% 5% 157
New York 27% 30% 6% 28% 8% 374
North Carolina 40% 25% 8% 22% 6% 187
Ohio 39% 30% 4% 21% 6% 209
Pennsylvania 40% 27% 5% 22% 6% 292
Tennessee 65% 19% 2% 10% 5% 120
Texas 50% 22% 5% 17% 6% 368
Virginia 49% 27% 2% 18% 4% 147
Washington 32% 30% 7% 26% 5% 105
Wisconsin 31% 41% 4% 19% 5% 102

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