Interpreting scripture among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 116. 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 42% 29% 4% 20% 4% 116
Arizona 26% 40% 2% 28% 5% 178
California 19% 27% 2% 46% 7% 792
Colorado 16% 26% 2% 45% 11% 125
Florida 21% 27% 2% 43% 6% 470
Georgia 35% 32% 3% 26% 3% 235
Illinois 22% 37% 1% 35% 5% 348
Indiana 29% 29% 5% 34% 3% 165
Iowa 25% 41% 1% 29% 4% 104
Kentucky 41% 30% < 1% 23% 6% 111
Louisiana 33% 32% 4% 26% 4% 111
Maryland 21% 35% 1% 36% 6% 171
Massachusetts 8% 23% 1% 64% 4% 166
Michigan 27% 34% 3% 31% 5% 267
Minnesota 21% 29% 4% 34% 12% 167
Missouri 31% 31% 3% 26% 9% 147
Montana 20% 33% 4% 40% 3% 100
New Jersey 21% 27% 2% 46% 5% 206
New York 15% 28% 2% 48% 7% 488
North Carolina 26% 28% 4% 32% 9% 272
North Dakota 19% 45% 2% 32% 3% 102
Ohio 29% 35% 2% 29% 5% 274
Oregon 15% 26% 3% 50% 6% 105
Pennsylvania 20% 32% 2% 43% 3% 301
South Carolina 41% 31% 1% 22% 4% 127
Tennessee 37% 32% 5% 21% 4% 157
Texas 33% 28% 2% 31% 6% 595
Virginia 33% 26% 2% 34% 4% 234
Washington 18% 27% 3% 46% 6% 171
Wisconsin 21% 34% 2% 34% 9% 189

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