Interpreting scripture among independents and those who don't lean to either party by state (2014) Switch to: State among independents and those who don't lean to either party by interpretation of scripture

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 30% 25% 2% 28% 15% 119
California 34% 20% 3% 31% 12% 638
Florida 33% 18% 8% 32% 9% 336
Georgia 33% 27% 3% 27% 9% 156
Illinois 26% 26% 2% 34% 11% 234
Indiana 35% 25% 8% 28% 4% 114
Massachusetts 13% 17% 2% 54% 14% 103
Michigan 25% 26% 5% 30% 14% 176
Missouri 23% 30% 3% 33% 11% 105
New Jersey 29% 27% 2% 29% 12% 145
New York 23% 23% 3% 38% 13% 337
North Carolina 29% 23% 9% 29% 11% 152
Ohio 26% 28% 4% 30% 12% 175
Pennsylvania 30% 20% 2% 36% 12% 179
Texas 40% 19% 4% 28% 9% 476
Virginia 43% 15% 3% 30% 9% 136
Washington 22% 25% 6% 34% 14% 140

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