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% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 460. 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 53% 26% 4% 13% 4% 460
Alaska 23% 22% 2% 46% 7% 251
Arizona 27% 33% 1% 29% 10% 503
Arkansas 43% 30% 2% 20% 5% 282
California 22% 24% 2% 44% 8% 2,235
Colorado 22% 26% 1% 42% 9% 403
Connecticut 18% 28% 2% 45% 7% 252
Delaware 23% 32% 2% 35% 7% 251
District of Columbia 31% 23% 2% 41% 4% 212
Florida 31% 26% 3% 34% 6% 1,363
Georgia 43% 28% 2% 21% 6% 823
Hawaii 26% 24% 3% 38% 9% 226
Idaho 25% 30% 2% 37% 6% 282
Illinois 25% 32% 2% 33% 8% 1,044
Indiana 35% 28% 3% 28% 6% 584
Iowa 25% 36% 2% 29% 7% 304
Kansas 30% 36% 4% 24% 6% 273
Kentucky 42% 24% 3% 26% 5% 414
Louisiana 45% 28% 3% 19% 5% 417
Maine 19% 22% 3% 47% 10% 251
Maryland 26% 29% 2% 35% 8% 490
Massachusetts 9% 23% 1% 59% 8% 474
Michigan 30% 30% 3% 30% 7% 826
Minnesota 21% 28% 3% 39% 9% 504
Mississippi 55% 23% 5% 12% 4% 299
Missouri 31% 30% 3% 28% 9% 571
Montana 19% 33% 4% 36% 8% 284
Nebraska 30% 36% 3% 24% 6% 264
Nevada 18% 27% 1% 47% 7% 226
New Hampshire 13% 22% 2% 53% 11% 249
New Jersey 18% 29% 2% 43% 8% 563
New Mexico 32% 22% 5% 33% 8% 246
New York 19% 26% 1% 46% 8% 1,209
North Carolina 38% 27% 3% 25% 8% 886
North Dakota 25% 35% 2% 33% 5% 301
Ohio 32% 31% 3% 27% 7% 971
Oklahoma 35% 30% 3% 26% 7% 357
Oregon 21% 27% 4% 39% 9% 345
Pennsylvania 29% 29% 2% 33% 6% 1,160
Rhode Island 19% 31% 1% 44% 5% 229
South Carolina 48% 24% 2% 19% 7% 446
South Dakota 28% 37% 2% 22% 11% 274
Tennessee 47% 23% 5% 18% 6% 584
Texas 38% 26% 2% 27% 6% 1,791
Utah 20% 39% 4% 32% 5% 271
Vermont 16% 21% 2% 56% 4% 246
Virginia 39% 23% 3% 30% 5% 709
Washington 20% 27% 3% 43% 8% 547
West Virginia 48% 23% 4% 18% 7% 289
Wisconsin 28% 29% 3% 35% 5% 516
Wyoming 33% 28% 4% 27% 8% 287

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