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

% of blacks 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 = 105. 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 61% 22% 2% 10% 5% 105
California 36% 22% 3% 30% 9% 206
District of Columbia 51% 26% 2% 18% 3% 119
Florida 51% 25% 3% 13% 8% 227
Georgia 56% 22% 2% 14% 6% 251
Illinois 42% 30% 3% 20% 6% 156
Louisiana 68% 20% 2% 7% 3% 119
Maryland 41% 24% 3% 26% 7% 156
Michigan 51% 22% 3% 16% 9% 123
Mississippi 70% 18% 5% 3% 5% 103
New York 45% 25% 1% 22% 6% 240
North Carolina 53% 20% 3% 17% 7% 183
Ohio 52% 23% 5% 16% 4% 102
Pennsylvania 47% 18% 1% 24% 11% 112
South Carolina 67% 20% 1% 8% 4% 112
Texas 53% 25% < 1% 13% 9% 263
Virginia 52% 23% 3% 14% 8% 119

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