State among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are in…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Sample Size
Sample size = 4,868. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 3% < 1% 2% 1% 9% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 4% < 1% 1% 3% 3% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 4% 4% < 1% 3% 1% 1% 5% < 1% 3% < 1% 4% 10% 1% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 4,868
Right or wrong depends on the situation 2% < 1% 1% 1% 11% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 4% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 6% 4% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 3% 10% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 4,678
Neither/both equally 2% < 1% 4% 1% 12% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% 4% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 6% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 6% 3% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 3% < 1% 2% 18% 1% < 1% 1% 3% 1% 4% < 1% 128
Don't know 1% < 1% 6% 1% 16% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% 1% 2% 1% 5% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% 9% 5% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 10% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 137

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