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

% of parents 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 = 125. 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 47% 28% 5% 17% 2% 125
Arizona 24% 40% 1% 29% 6% 141
California 34% 24% 2% 32% 8% 868
Colorado 22% 28% 4% 34% 11% 150
Florida 32% 31% 3% 27% 7% 434
Georgia 45% 24% 2% 23% 6% 248
Illinois 31% 30% 2% 31% 5% 300
Indiana 28% 33% 2% 29% 7% 152
Kentucky 45% 25% 3% 17% 9% 106
Louisiana 48% 29% 2% 16% 5% 128
Maryland 24% 28% 3% 38% 7% 156
Massachusetts 17% 17% 3% 58% 5% 163
Michigan 28% 33% 3% 30% 7% 221
Minnesota 29% 23% 2% 37% 9% 140
Missouri 29% 31% 3% 29% 7% 168
New Jersey 28% 26% 3% 35% 8% 222
New York 25% 26% 2% 39% 8% 402
North Carolina 37% 31% 3% 22% 7% 228
Ohio 26% 36% 4% 29% 5% 272
Pennsylvania 31% 28% 1% 33% 6% 291
South Carolina 46% 30% 2% 16% 6% 117
Tennessee 39% 26% 8% 18% 10% 156
Texas 39% 28% 2% 25% 5% 754
Virginia 36% 25% 3% 27% 10% 228
Washington 22% 31% 2% 36% 9% 157
Wisconsin 28% 35% 1% 31% 5% 145

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