Interpreting scripture among married adults by state (2014) Switch to: State among married adults by interpretation of scripture

% of married adults 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 = 284. 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 52% 26% 5% 13% 5% 284
Alaska 26% 24% 2% 43% 4% 156
Arizona 28% 35% 1% 28% 8% 318
Arkansas 47% 30% 2% 15% 6% 156
California 29% 24% 2% 38% 7% 1,712
Colorado 26% 29% 3% 35% 7% 287
Connecticut 19% 25% 4% 43% 10% 186
Delaware 17% 32% 4% 40% 7% 148
District of Columbia 20% 29% < 1% 47% 5% 106
Florida 33% 25% 4% 33% 6% 987
Georgia 42% 27% 3% 21% 6% 486
Hawaii 31% 21% 1% 42% 5% 135
Idaho 27% 34% 3% 30% 5% 197
Illinois 27% 31% 3% 32% 7% 666
Indiana 37% 30% 4% 24% 6% 329
Iowa 26% 42% 2% 25% 4% 192
Kansas 30% 41% 3% 19% 6% 172
Kentucky 52% 23% 3% 15% 7% 223
Louisiana 49% 29% 3% 13% 6% 212
Maine 17% 22% 4% 46% 10% 158
Maryland 24% 35% 2% 33% 6% 319
Massachusetts 12% 26% 2% 54% 7% 335
Michigan 32% 31% 2% 28% 6% 501
Minnesota 26% 31% 3% 31% 9% 309
Mississippi 57% 25% 4% 11% 3% 147
Missouri 36% 30% 4% 26% 5% 314
Montana 28% 29% 4% 33% 7% 184
Nebraska 30% 39% 3% 24% 5% 169
Nevada 25% 34% 2% 34% 6% 145
New Hampshire 16% 19% 1% 53% 10% 154
New Jersey 20% 30% 3% 39% 7% 462
New Mexico 36% 23% 3% 34% 4% 143
New York 23% 27% 3% 39% 8% 920
North Carolina 38% 27% 4% 24% 7% 565
North Dakota 30% 37% 2% 27% 4% 184
Ohio 30% 35% 4% 27% 6% 582
Oklahoma 37% 31% 2% 23% 7% 202
Oregon 29% 20% 2% 40% 8% 209
Pennsylvania 31% 31% 2% 31% 6% 706
Rhode Island 21% 30% 2% 42% 5% 147
South Carolina 49% 26% 2% 18% 5% 252
South Dakota 30% 36% 2% 19% 14% 161
Tennessee 53% 20% 6% 16% 6% 382
Texas 42% 26% 3% 23% 6% 1,347
Utah 26% 46% 6% 21% 2% 182
Vermont 15% 20% 5% 54% 6% 170
Virginia 38% 25% 4% 26% 7% 511
Washington 25% 29% 4% 35% 7% 346
West Virginia 51% 21% 3% 16% 9% 145
Wisconsin 31% 31% 3% 30% 6% 348
Wyoming 32% 35% 3% 24% 7% 176

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