Interpreting scripture among adults with a household income of less than $30,000 by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults with a household income of less than $30,000 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of less than $30,000 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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Alabama 58% 19% 5% 12% 6% 150
Arizona 31% 21% 1% 34% 12% 173
Arkansas 55% 15% 3% 21% 6% 106
California 38% 23% 1% 31% 8% 941
Florida 41% 23% 2% 26% 7% 523
Georgia 47% 27% 2% 18% 7% 263
Illinois 35% 27% 3% 27% 8% 324
Indiana 43% 25% < 1% 25% 6% 186
Kentucky 41% 23% 6% 27% 3% 153
Louisiana 53% 22% 2% 20% 3% 157
Massachusetts 25% 18% 4% 40% 13% 141
Michigan 33% 29% 3% 26% 8% 283
Minnesota 27% 24% 3% 37% 8% 108
Mississippi 64% 18% 6% 7% 5% 109
Missouri 41% 25% 1% 24% 8% 191
New Jersey 47% 21% 5% 18% 10% 170
New York 36% 22% 1% 33% 7% 469
North Carolina 48% 21% 3% 21% 7% 264
Ohio 32% 29% 3% 28% 7% 353
Oklahoma 37% 28% 2% 31% 3% 119
Oregon 24% 37% 3% 30% 7% 110
Pennsylvania 40% 26% 2% 27% 5% 357
South Carolina 60% 18% 2% 17% 4% 134
Tennessee 53% 17% 5% 18% 7% 179
Texas 49% 20% 3% 23% 5% 706
Virginia 53% 14% 4% 22% 7% 146
Washington 33% 21% 3% 32% 10% 184
West Virginia 52% 19% 6% 17% 6% 104
Wisconsin 34% 23% 1% 37% 4% 141

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