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

% of liberals 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 12% 22% < 1% 50% 16% 139
California 16% 16% 1% 60% 7% 1,114
Colorado 12% 20% 4% 60% 4% 141
Connecticut 16% 21% < 1% 55% 8% 109
District of Columbia 10% 13% 1% 71% 5% 123
Florida 21% 20% 2% 50% 6% 476
Georgia 28% 19% 2% 46% 6% 190
Illinois 17% 23% 1% 54% 5% 352
Indiana 28% 17% 3% 47% 5% 124
Maryland 20% 19% 4% 53% 4% 188
Massachusetts 8% 13% 1% 70% 8% 262
Michigan 20% 23% 1% 46% 11% 247
Minnesota 10% 13% 2% 63% 12% 153
Missouri 20% 30% 2% 39% 9% 141
New Jersey 10% 22% 1% 60% 7% 227
New York 16% 14% < 1% 65% 5% 604
North Carolina 20% 17% 3% 49% 10% 235
Ohio 14% 30% 1% 44% 10% 222
Oregon 14% 21% 1% 59% 5% 133
Pennsylvania 21% 15% < 1% 58% 5% 321
Tennessee 33% 18% 4% 42% 3% 122
Texas 32% 19% 1% 40% 8% 502
Vermont 4% 7% 1% 80% 7% 120
Virginia 30% 14% < 1% 50% 6% 177
Washington 7% 17% 1% 71% 4% 223
Wisconsin 12% 19% 1% 66% 3% 121

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