Interpreting scripture among never married adults by state (2014) Switch to: State among never married adults by interpretation of scripture

% of never 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
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Arizona 22% 29% 2% 37% 10% 132
California 19% 23% 2% 49% 7% 846
District of Columbia 31% 21% 2% 41% 7% 109
Florida 26% 27% 3% 38% 6% 384
Georgia 30% 34% 1% 29% 7% 211
Illinois 23% 32% < 1% 40% 5% 306
Indiana 29% 24% 4% 37% 6% 126
Louisiana 36% 31% < 1% 28% 5% 103
Maryland 24% 25% 1% 44% 6% 151
Massachusetts 12% 21% 1% 61% 5% 161
Michigan 23% 30% 1% 39% 7% 199
Minnesota 17% 21% 1% 53% 9% 114
Missouri 21% 33% 2% 33% 10% 131
New Jersey 20% 25% 2% 45% 7% 175
New York 20% 23% 1% 50% 6% 474
North Carolina 34% 25% 2% 32% 7% 179
Ohio 31% 29% 2% 32% 7% 216
Pennsylvania 24% 28% 1% 41% 6% 248
Texas 28% 31% 2% 34% 5% 488
Virginia 29% 23% 2% 39% 8% 158
Washington 18% 27% < 1% 48% 8% 144
Wisconsin 25% 23% 4% 44% 4% 108

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