State among adults who read scripture at least once a week

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are in…

Survey year 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 = 12,336. 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.
2014 2% < 1% 2% 1% 10% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 4% < 1% 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 1% 2% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 5% 4% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 3% 10% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 12,336
2007 3% < 1% 1% 1% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 4% < 1% 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 2% 2% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 4% 4% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 5% < 1% 2% < 1% 3% 8% 2% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 12,777

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State among adults who read scripture at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are in…

Religious tradition 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 = 0. 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.
Catholic 1% < 1% 2% 1% 17% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 2% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 9% 1% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 12% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 1,810
Evangelical Protestant 3% < 1% 2% 2% 10% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 5% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% 3% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 2% 3% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 5% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 5% 10% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 5,525
Historically Black Protestant 4% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 8% 9% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% < 1% 4% 1% 4% 1% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 5% 6% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 4% < 1% 4% 8% < 1% < 1% 5% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,189
Jehovah's Witness 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 18% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 5% < 1% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 3% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 3% 1% 7% 2% < 1% 3% 1% 1% 5% 1% 2% < 1% 2% 14% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 216
Jewish 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 8% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 9% 2% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 15% < 1% 20% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 9% < 1% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 121
Mainline Protestant 3% < 1% 1% 1% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 3% < 1% < 1% 5% 2% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 4% 5% < 1% 5% 2% 1% 6% < 1% 3% < 1% 3% 8% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 2% 2% < 1% 1,894
Mormon 1% 1% 7% 1% 11% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% 1% 5% 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 6% 29% < 1% 3% 4% 1% < 1% 1% 513
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 2% < 1% 2% 2% 10% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 11% 4% 1% 1% 3% 2% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 9% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 3% 8% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 606

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Age distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are ages…

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 286. 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 14% 34% 30% 22% 286
Arizona 14% 33% 32% 21% 241
Arkansas 16% 39% 26% 19% 155
California 18% 36% 28% 17% 1,053
Colorado 18% 28% 33% 22% 149
Florida 14% 32% 29% 25% 688
Georgia 17% 37% 28% 19% 460
Idaho 22% 27% 33% 18% 130
Illinois 15% 36% 28% 21% 400
Indiana 17% 33% 27% 23% 243
Iowa 15% 22% 32% 31% 104
Kansas 15% 42% 23% 20% 108
Kentucky 12% 39% 30% 18% 199
Louisiana 19% 29% 31% 20% 228
Maryland 20% 31% 25% 24% 216
Massachusetts 8% 40% 29% 23% 107
Michigan 16% 30% 28% 26% 321
Minnesota 18% 28% 31% 23% 163
Mississippi 13% 34% 29% 24% 191
Missouri 14% 29% 31% 26% 250
Montana 18% 26% 31% 25% 103
New Jersey 17% 36% 27% 20% 222
New Mexico 24% 32% 23% 21% 113
New York 17% 31% 31% 21% 495
North Carolina 17% 35% 28% 21% 450
Ohio 17% 28% 31% 24% 418
Oklahoma 17% 31% 28% 24% 190
Oregon 23% 26% 27% 24% 120
Pennsylvania 15% 33% 27% 26% 422
South Carolina 14% 33% 31% 23% 246
Tennessee 16% 35% 29% 20% 362
Texas 19% 35% 29% 17% 1,073
Utah 31% 36% 21% 13% 167
Virginia 16% 33% 31% 20% 346
Washington 23% 33% 22% 22% 212
West Virginia 13% 25% 35% 27% 136
Wisconsin 19% 32% 29% 20% 150
Wyoming 15% 33% 34% 18% 112

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 286. 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 8% 13% 28% 34% 16% 2% 286
Arizona 9% 9% 29% 36% 15% 2% 241
Arkansas 11% 11% 33% 34% 10% 1% 155
California 11% 13% 31% 33% 11% 1% 1,053
Colorado 6% 18% 21% 40% 14% < 1% 149
Florida 10% 10% 27% 34% 17% 2% 688
Georgia 11% 11% 31% 33% 13% < 1% 460
Idaho 17% 8% 24% 37% 14% 1% 130
Illinois 9% 14% 28% 33% 15% 2% 400
Indiana 12% 11% 27% 31% 15% 4% 243
Iowa 13% 8% 16% 36% 25% 1% 104
Kansas 7% 14% 35% 30% 11% 2% 108
Kentucky 6% 13% 33% 37% 10% 1% 199
Louisiana 9% 12% 27% 36% 15% < 1% 228
Maryland 12% 10% 29% 29% 19% 1% 216
Massachusetts 8% 8% 32% 32% 17% 3% 107
Michigan 11% 10% 25% 36% 16% 1% 321
Minnesota 11% 11% 24% 37% 17% < 1% 163
Mississippi 10% 9% 28% 35% 17% < 1% 191
Missouri 8% 14% 21% 35% 19% 3% 250
Montana 7% 17% 19% 36% 21% < 1% 103
New Jersey 8% 16% 28% 30% 14% 3% 222
New Mexico 13% 15% 28% 34% 10% < 1% 113
New York 10% 10% 28% 37% 13% 2% 495
North Carolina 8% 14% 29% 33% 14% 1% 450
Ohio 9% 13% 23% 37% 17% 1% 418
Oklahoma 11% 11% 27% 32% 16% 3% 190
Oregon 11% 14% 24% 32% 17% 2% 120
Pennsylvania 9% 12% 27% 32% 19% 2% 422
South Carolina 9% 8% 30% 38% 14% < 1% 246
Tennessee 8% 14% 29% 35% 13% 1% 362
Texas 11% 13% 30% 32% 13% 1% 1,073
Utah 19% 18% 29% 26% 7% 1% 167
Virginia 9% 11% 28% 36% 14% 1% 346
Washington 16% 12% 28% 29% 14% 1% 212
West Virginia 10% 6% 22% 44% 17% 1% 136
Wisconsin 13% 11% 28% 33% 13% 3% 150
Wyoming 11% 8% 29% 38% 12% 2% 112

Gender composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

State Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 41% 59% 295
Arizona 44% 56% 246
Arkansas 40% 60% 162
California 38% 62% 1,084
Colorado 47% 53% 152
Florida 42% 58% 702
Georgia 40% 60% 473
Idaho 43% 57% 132
Illinois 43% 57% 409
Indiana 41% 59% 247
Iowa 43% 57% 104
Kansas 43% 57% 109
Kentucky 42% 58% 202
Louisiana 41% 59% 229
Maryland 46% 54% 220
Massachusetts 48% 52% 110
Michigan 41% 59% 332
Minnesota 41% 59% 168
Mississippi 41% 59% 192
Missouri 44% 56% 257
Montana 39% 61% 106
New Jersey 49% 51% 231
New Mexico 46% 54% 115
New York 39% 61% 511
North Carolina 39% 61% 458
Ohio 45% 55% 429
Oklahoma 48% 52% 193
Oregon 44% 56% 121
Pennsylvania 41% 59% 432
South Carolina 40% 60% 252
Tennessee 43% 57% 368
Texas 42% 58% 1,103
Utah 46% 54% 171
Virginia 42% 58% 356
Washington 42% 58% 218
West Virginia 42% 58% 136
Wisconsin 36% 64% 156
Wyoming 48% 52% 115

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who identify as…

State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 289. 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 65% 28% < 1% 4% 3% 289
Arizona 63% 4% 1% 28% 3% 237
Arkansas 73% 18% < 1% 4% 5% 160
California 35% 9% 8% 43% 4% 1,065
Colorado 67% 7% 2% 20% 5% 152
Florida 50% 22% 1% 24% 3% 695
Georgia 55% 35% < 1% 7% 4% 464
Idaho 88% 3% < 1% 8% 1% 131
Illinois 59% 20% 2% 15% 4% 398
Indiana 81% 10% 1% 5% 3% 242
Iowa 91% 4% < 1% 2% 3% 104
Kansas 78% 10% < 1% 8% 3% 108
Kentucky 87% 10% < 1% 1% 2% 202
Louisiana 54% 42% < 1% 2% 3% 224
Maryland 39% 41% 2% 12% 5% 218
Massachusetts 54% 18% 1% 19% 7% 105
Michigan 70% 22% 1% 4% 4% 328
Minnesota 76% 13% < 1% 5% 6% 163
Mississippi 55% 38% < 1% 4% 3% 189
Missouri 84% 10% < 1% 2% 4% 251
Montana 87% 1% 2% 3% 7% 105
New Jersey 43% 26% 4% 21% 5% 223
New Mexico 30% 3% 3% 51% 14% 113
New York 43% 26% 5% 22% 5% 498
North Carolina 65% 24% 1% 6% 5% 454
Ohio 78% 16% 1% 2% 3% 421
Oklahoma 72% 8% < 1% 9% 11% 191
Oregon 79% 2% 2% 7% 10% 119
Pennsylvania 75% 16% 2% 4% 3% 424
South Carolina 61% 32% < 1% 4% 3% 249
Tennessee 76% 19% < 1% 3% 2% 361
Texas 45% 15% 2% 34% 4% 1,083
Utah 83% 1% 1% 12% 4% 169
Virginia 60% 24% 4% 7% 5% 348
Washington 73% 5% 4% 10% 8% 215
West Virginia 96% 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 134
Wisconsin 81% 9% < 1% 6% 4% 154
Wyoming 85% < 1% < 1% 9% 6% 115

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

State Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 3% 4% 92% 293
Arizona 14% 15% 71% 244
Arkansas 6% 2% 91% 161
California 36% 15% 49% 1,063
Colorado 13% 5% 82% 149
Florida 25% 9% 65% 686
Georgia 6% 4% 90% 466
Idaho 10% 8% 82% 132
Illinois 12% 9% 79% 405
Indiana 5% 3% 92% 247
Iowa 6% 4% 90% 104
Kansas 1% 5% 94% 107
Kentucky 2% 1% 98% 199
Louisiana 1% 3% 96% 226
Maryland 16% 7% 77% 214
Massachusetts 26% 23% 51% 108
Michigan 7% 7% 86% 330
Minnesota 10% 6% 85% 167
Mississippi 2% 1% 98% 190
Missouri 4% 4% 91% 257
Montana < 1% 10% 90% 105
New Jersey 30% 13% 56% 226
New Mexico 19% 5% 76% 112
New York 36% 15% 49% 499
North Carolina 7% 2% 91% 453
Ohio 4% 5% 91% 429
Oklahoma 8% 2% 89% 191
Oregon 11% 12% 77% 121
Pennsylvania 7% 6% 87% 424
South Carolina 4% 5% 91% 252
Tennessee 5% 3% 92% 366
Texas 22% 10% 69% 1,088
Utah 7% 7% 86% 169
Virginia 10% 4% 86% 348
Washington 15% 11% 74% 213
West Virginia 1% 2% 97% 135
Wisconsin 7% 4% 90% 153
Wyoming 2% 11% 87% 114

Income distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who have a household income of…

State Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 256. 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% 21% 19% 13% 256
Arizona 36% 20% 32% 12% 212
Arkansas 48% 15% 21% 16% 144
California 46% 17% 22% 16% 906
Colorado 29% 29% 27% 15% 131
Florida 45% 23% 19% 13% 598
Georgia 39% 22% 25% 14% 415
Idaho 30% 31% 27% 12% 117
Illinois 38% 21% 28% 14% 350
Indiana 46% 18% 25% 11% 203
Kentucky 42% 18% 27% 12% 184
Louisiana 45% 16% 24% 15% 199
Maryland 31% 22% 28% 19% 181
Michigan 38% 20% 35% 8% 284
Minnesota 24% 20% 42% 15% 143
Mississippi 44% 24% 23% 9% 168
Missouri 38% 28% 25% 10% 229
New Jersey 40% 14% 27% 18% 194
New Mexico 40% 28% 25% 8% 101
New York 48% 19% 24% 10% 416
North Carolina 40% 20% 28% 12% 389
Ohio 39% 24% 26% 11% 379
Oklahoma 37% 25% 27% 11% 162
Oregon 43% 24% 23% 10% 102
Pennsylvania 43% 25% 21% 11% 363
South Carolina 37% 21% 30% 12% 209
Tennessee 39% 25% 22% 15% 316
Texas 43% 20% 22% 15% 944
Utah 26% 18% 32% 24% 155
Virginia 29% 23% 33% 15% 312
Washington 36% 26% 24% 14% 196
West Virginia 42% 27% 25% 6% 118
Wisconsin 32% 21% 35% 12% 133
Wyoming 33% 30% 27% 10% 105

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who have completed…

State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 292. 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 45% 31% 16% 8% 292
Arizona 36% 38% 14% 12% 245
Arkansas 48% 33% 16% 3% 160
California 42% 35% 14% 9% 1,072
Colorado 38% 31% 20% 10% 152
Florida 47% 33% 12% 8% 695
Georgia 43% 32% 15% 9% 468
Idaho 24% 50% 18% 8% 132
Illinois 40% 34% 17% 9% 407
Indiana 44% 34% 15% 8% 247
Iowa 47% 27% 16% 10% 104
Kansas 29% 41% 19% 10% 108
Kentucky 48% 32% 9% 10% 202
Louisiana 49% 31% 14% 6% 228
Maryland 45% 29% 13% 13% 219
Massachusetts 49% 22% 15% 13% 109
Michigan 40% 35% 15% 9% 328
Minnesota 29% 35% 26% 10% 168
Mississippi 45% 33% 16% 6% 192
Missouri 40% 36% 15% 9% 256
Montana 28% 41% 22% 8% 106
New Jersey 42% 29% 14% 14% 229
New Mexico 47% 37% 11% 5% 115
New York 50% 25% 15% 11% 508
North Carolina 43% 35% 14% 8% 456
Ohio 45% 32% 15% 9% 427
Oklahoma 43% 35% 14% 8% 192
Oregon 40% 39% 14% 7% 120
Pennsylvania 51% 28% 12% 10% 431
South Carolina 48% 34% 10% 8% 252
Tennessee 47% 33% 12% 8% 366
Texas 44% 31% 17% 8% 1,097
Utah 23% 46% 20% 10% 171
Virginia 45% 31% 15% 9% 354
Washington 32% 40% 20% 8% 217
West Virginia 57% 32% 7% 4% 135
Wisconsin 31% 44% 19% 6% 155
Wyoming 27% 46% 19% 8% 115

Marital status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 292. 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 53% 2% 21% 9% 15% 292
Arizona 53% 3% 24% 7% 13% 243
Arkansas 54% 4% 14% 14% 14% 160
California 48% 8% 15% 7% 22% 1,075
Colorado 62% 3% 10% 7% 18% 152
Florida 49% 5% 17% 9% 21% 698
Georgia 53% 3% 14% 8% 22% 471
Idaho 69% 5% 12% 5% 9% 132
Illinois 51% 4% 14% 9% 22% 405
Indiana 45% 3% 16% 11% 24% 245
Iowa 59% 6% 8% 10% 17% 104
Kansas 55% 1% 16% 7% 21% 109
Kentucky 59% 2% 15% 9% 16% 202
Louisiana 51% 5% 15% 8% 21% 228
Maryland 45% 3% 13% 11% 29% 220
Massachusetts 38% 11% 11% 13% 27% 108
Michigan 57% 4% 11% 9% 18% 328
Minnesota 57% 3% 8% 11% 21% 168
Mississippi 54% 1% 16% 9% 20% 191
Missouri 56% 2% 12% 14% 15% 255
Montana 66% 3% 11% 4% 15% 106
New Jersey 43% 8% 18% 8% 23% 230
New Mexico 46% 6% 22% 5% 22% 115
New York 46% 3% 14% 10% 27% 508
North Carolina 56% 4% 15% 7% 18% 457
Ohio 55% 4% 12% 10% 19% 426
Oklahoma 53% 5% 17% 10% 15% 192
Oregon 51% 3% 15% 12% 19% 120
Pennsylvania 55% 5% 9% 11% 20% 431
South Carolina 56% 6% 14% 8% 16% 250
Tennessee 63% 5% 11% 6% 16% 367
Texas 53% 5% 15% 8% 19% 1,095
Utah 64% 9% 3% 2% 22% 170
Virginia 58% 4% 14% 9% 15% 354
Washington 53% 8% 12% 10% 17% 217
West Virginia 54% 6% 20% 9% 10% 136
Wisconsin 59% 2% 11% 7% 20% 155
Wyoming 59% 2% 12% 8% 20% 115

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 31% 69% 293
Arizona 28% 72% 245
Arkansas 37% 63% 162
California 34% 66% 1,080
Colorado 29% 71% 151
Florida 29% 71% 699
Georgia 32% 68% 471
Idaho 31% 69% 130
Illinois 32% 68% 408
Indiana 27% 73% 245
Iowa 25% 75% 104
Kansas 38% 62% 107
Kentucky 30% 70% 202
Louisiana 34% 66% 228
Maryland 24% 76% 219
Massachusetts 25% 75% 109
Michigan 28% 72% 330
Minnesota 31% 69% 168
Mississippi 30% 70% 191
Missouri 32% 68% 254
Montana 23% 77% 105
New Jersey 36% 64% 227
New Mexico 31% 69% 115
New York 29% 71% 509
North Carolina 28% 72% 456
Ohio 29% 71% 427
Oklahoma 25% 75% 193
Oregon 30% 70% 120
Pennsylvania 30% 70% 431
South Carolina 30% 70% 251
Tennessee 35% 65% 368
Texas 36% 64% 1,096
Utah 39% 61% 170
Virginia 29% 71% 354
Washington 30% 70% 217
West Virginia 23% 77% 136
Wisconsin 32% 68% 155
Wyoming 31% 69% 115

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say they…

State Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 91% 7% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 295
Arizona 88% 9% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 246
Arkansas 90% 9% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 162
California 83% 13% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1,084
Colorado 89% 9% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 152
Florida 88% 8% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 702
Georgia 94% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 473
Idaho 89% 7% 1% < 1% 1% 2% 132
Illinois 86% 10% 1% 1% 2% 1% 409
Indiana 88% 9% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 247
Iowa 89% 9% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 104
Kansas 88% 9% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 109
Kentucky 93% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 202
Louisiana 92% 6% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 229
Maryland 90% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 220
Massachusetts 80% 10% < 1% 4% 2% 3% 110
Michigan 94% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 332
Minnesota 92% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 168
Mississippi 91% 7% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 192
Missouri 93% 5% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 257
Montana 91% 5% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 106
New Jersey 85% 12% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 231
New Mexico 91% 9% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 115
New York 84% 11% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 511
North Carolina 93% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 458
Ohio 92% 6% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 429
Oklahoma 88% 10% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 193
Oregon 92% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 121
Pennsylvania 90% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 432
South Carolina 90% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 252
Tennessee 94% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 368
Texas 89% 9% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,103
Utah 86% 9% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 171
Virginia 91% 7% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 356
Washington 86% 11% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 218
West Virginia 97% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 136
Wisconsin 90% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 156
Wyoming 86% 7% < 1% 1% 2% 3% 115

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say religion is…

State Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 94% 4% 2% 1% < 1% 295
Arizona 88% 8% 2% < 1% 1% 246
Arkansas 86% 11% < 1% 2% 1% 162
California 84% 11% 2% 2% 1% 1,084
Colorado 89% 10% < 1% 1% < 1% 152
Florida 85% 10% 2% 3% < 1% 702
Georgia 89% 9% < 1% 1% 1% 473
Idaho 88% 11% < 1% 1% < 1% 132
Illinois 87% 9% 2% 1% < 1% 409
Indiana 90% 10% < 1% 1% < 1% 247
Iowa 92% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% 104
Kansas 89% 8% < 1% 3% < 1% 109
Kentucky 89% 10% < 1% < 1% < 1% 202
Louisiana 93% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% 229
Maryland 84% 12% 1% 2% 1% 220
Massachusetts 86% 10% 2% 1% < 1% 110
Michigan 88% 9% 1% 1% 1% 332
Minnesota 92% 8% < 1% < 1% 1% 168
Mississippi 92% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 192
Missouri 88% 8% 1% 3% 1% 257
Montana 87% 8% < 1% 2% 2% 106
New Jersey 83% 12% 2% 2% 1% 231
New Mexico 87% 7% 3% 1% 2% 115
New York 84% 11% 2% 2% 1% 511
North Carolina 90% 8% 1% 1% 1% 458
Ohio 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 429
Oklahoma 88% 9% 2% 1% < 1% 193
Oregon 86% 10% 2% 1% < 1% 121
Pennsylvania 91% 6% 1% 1% 1% 432
South Carolina 92% 7% < 1% < 1% 1% 252
Tennessee 92% 7% < 1% 1% 1% 368
Texas 89% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 1,103
Utah 89% 10% < 1% < 1% 1% 171
Virginia 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 356
Washington 82% 15% 2% 1% < 1% 218
West Virginia 93% 5% < 1% < 1% 2% 136
Wisconsin 89% 8% < 1% 1% 1% 156
Wyoming 82% 13% 3% 1% < 1% 115

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who attend religious services…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 72% 22% 6% < 1% 295
Arizona 74% 17% 9% < 1% 246
Arkansas 62% 29% 9% < 1% 162
California 69% 23% 8% < 1% 1,084
Colorado 70% 20% 9% < 1% 152
Florida 69% 23% 8% 1% 702
Georgia 68% 25% 6% < 1% 473
Idaho 71% 15% 14% < 1% 132
Illinois 68% 20% 12% 1% 409
Indiana 75% 17% 6% 2% 247
Iowa 76% 17% 6% 1% 104
Kansas 74% 20% 6% < 1% 109
Kentucky 71% 19% 10% < 1% 202
Louisiana 73% 24% 4% < 1% 229
Maryland 66% 24% 10% < 1% 220
Massachusetts 72% 19% 8% < 1% 110
Michigan 71% 23% 6% < 1% 332
Minnesota 79% 17% 3% < 1% 168
Mississippi 68% 24% 7% 1% 192
Missouri 66% 24% 9% 1% 257
Montana 77% 17% 6% < 1% 106
New Jersey 72% 18% 10% 1% 231
New Mexico 66% 27% 7% < 1% 115
New York 65% 22% 13% < 1% 511
North Carolina 66% 24% 8% 2% 458
Ohio 71% 18% 10% 1% 429
Oklahoma 68% 22% 9% < 1% 193
Oregon 64% 24% 10% 2% 121
Pennsylvania 70% 21% 8% 1% 432
South Carolina 71% 21% 6% 1% 252
Tennessee 73% 16% 11% < 1% 368
Texas 71% 21% 8% < 1% 1,103
Utah 88% 8% 1% 3% 171
Virginia 77% 18% 5% < 1% 356
Washington 74% 16% 9% 1% 218
West Virginia 73% 15% 10% 1% 136
Wisconsin 66% 27% 6% 2% 156
Wyoming 78% 16% 4% 2% 115

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who pray…

State At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 92% 6% < 1% 2% < 1% 295
Arizona 93% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 246
Arkansas 87% 11% < 1% < 1% 1% 162
California 89% 8% 1% 2% < 1% 1,084
Colorado 91% 8% < 1% 1% < 1% 152
Florida 88% 8% 1% 2% 1% 702
Georgia 88% 9% 2% 1% 1% 473
Idaho 89% 6% < 1% 3% 2% 132
Illinois 88% 8% 1% 3% < 1% 409
Indiana 84% 15% < 1% 1% < 1% 247
Iowa 89% 11% < 1% < 1% < 1% 104
Kansas 87% 11% < 1% 2% < 1% 109
Kentucky 90% 7% < 1% 3% 1% 202
Louisiana 88% 9% < 1% 3% < 1% 229
Maryland 87% 10% 1% 2% 1% 220
Massachusetts 81% 9% 3% 6% 1% 110
Michigan 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 332
Minnesota 90% 8% < 1% 1% < 1% 168
Mississippi 90% 5% 2% 1% 1% 192
Missouri 90% 7% 1% 1% 1% 257
Montana 84% 13% < 1% 3% < 1% 106
New Jersey 89% 6% 1% 3% 1% 231
New Mexico 82% 16% < 1% 2% < 1% 115
New York 88% 8% < 1% 3% 1% 511
North Carolina 92% 6% 1% < 1% 1% 458
Ohio 89% 9% 1% 1% 1% 429
Oklahoma 89% 8% 1% 2% < 1% 193
Oregon 87% 9% 2% 2% < 1% 121
Pennsylvania 90% 8% < 1% 1% 1% 432
South Carolina 90% 7% 1% 1% 1% 252
Tennessee 91% 7% < 1% 2% < 1% 368
Texas 87% 10% 1% 1% 1% 1,103
Utah 94% 3% 2% 1% < 1% 171
Virginia 90% 8% < 1% < 1% 1% 356
Washington 87% 9% < 1% 4% < 1% 218
West Virginia 95% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% 136
Wisconsin 90% 8% 2% 1% < 1% 156
Wyoming 89% 8% < 1% 1% 1% 115

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who attend prayer group…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 62% 11% 7% 19% 1% 295
Arizona 59% 12% 7% 22% 1% 246
Arkansas 50% 21% 7% 23% < 1% 162
California 58% 14% 6% 22% 1% 1,084
Colorado 54% 10% 11% 25% < 1% 152
Florida 57% 12% 7% 23% 2% 702
Georgia 57% 14% 10% 19% < 1% 473
Idaho 63% 5% 6% 24% 2% 132
Illinois 50% 18% 9% 23% < 1% 409
Indiana 59% 16% 9% 16% < 1% 247
Iowa 57% 13% 8% 21% 1% 104
Kansas 62% 16% 6% 16% < 1% 109
Kentucky 56% 11% 12% 20% 1% 202
Louisiana 60% 15% 8% 17% < 1% 229
Maryland 53% 14% 8% 25% < 1% 220
Massachusetts 54% 9% 7% 27% 3% 110
Michigan 53% 21% 7% 19% < 1% 332
Minnesota 53% 18% 11% 19% < 1% 168
Mississippi 60% 14% 10% 15% 1% 192
Missouri 50% 14% 12% 24% < 1% 257
Montana 55% 14% 11% 20% < 1% 106
New Jersey 54% 14% 8% 21% 3% 231
New Mexico 52% 26% 4% 18% < 1% 115
New York 53% 12% 6% 27% 2% 511
North Carolina 59% 13% 9% 19% < 1% 458
Ohio 58% 10% 7% 23% 1% 429
Oklahoma 58% 12% 9% 21% < 1% 193
Oregon 52% 12% 11% 25% < 1% 121
Pennsylvania 53% 12% 11% 24% < 1% 432
South Carolina 59% 14% 7% 19% < 1% 252
Tennessee 63% 13% 8% 16% 1% 368
Texas 59% 14% 7% 19% 1% 1,103
Utah 83% 6% 1% 10% < 1% 171
Virginia 60% 16% 5% 18% 1% 356
Washington 62% 13% 6% 18% 1% 218
West Virginia 58% 14% 11% 16% 1% 136
Wisconsin 49% 14% 9% 26% 2% 156
Wyoming 68% 6% 10% 15% 1% 115

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who meditate…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 67% 4% 2% 26% 1% 295
Arizona 72% 3% 1% 21% 3% 246
Arkansas 53% 6% 2% 37% 2% 162
California 66% 6% 2% 24% 3% 1,084
Colorado 67% 8% 2% 23% 1% 152
Florida 67% 6% 2% 23% 2% 702
Georgia 60% 6% 1% 31% 2% 473
Idaho 63% 5% 4% 26% 1% 132
Illinois 64% 5% 3% 27% 1% 409
Indiana 56% 8% 2% 32% 2% 247
Iowa 64% 3% 1% 30% 3% 104
Kansas 62% 8% 1% 29% < 1% 109
Kentucky 59% 5% 4% 31% 1% 202
Louisiana 61% 7% 3% 28% 1% 229
Maryland 61% 8% 2% 25% 4% 220
Massachusetts 66% 11% 5% 17% 2% 110
Michigan 63% 5% 2% 29% 2% 332
Minnesota 57% 6% < 1% 36% 1% 168
Mississippi 66% 7% < 1% 24% 3% 192
Missouri 58% 6% 1% 34% 1% 257
Montana 56% 8% 3% 29% 4% 106
New Jersey 67% 7% 2% 22% 2% 231
New Mexico 62% 16% < 1% 20% 2% 115
New York 70% 6% 1% 20% 3% 511
North Carolina 66% 6% 1% 24% 3% 458
Ohio 63% 6% 2% 25% 3% 429
Oklahoma 69% 3% 2% 24% 3% 193
Oregon 66% 5% 2% 25% 3% 121
Pennsylvania 62% 6% 2% 28% 2% 432
South Carolina 65% 5% 1% 26% 2% 252
Tennessee 56% 6% 1% 34% 3% 368
Texas 67% 5% 2% 24% 2% 1,103
Utah 65% 11% < 1% 21% 2% 171
Virginia 58% 10% 6% 24% 2% 356
Washington 63% 4% 1% 30% 3% 218
West Virginia 54% 4% 3% 36% 3% 136
Wisconsin 56% 6% 5% 29% 4% 156
Wyoming 73% 4% < 1% 21% 1% 115

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 86% 8% 1% 3% 1% 295
Arizona 87% 7% 1% 4% < 1% 246
Arkansas 83% 8% 7% 2% < 1% 162
California 84% 8% 3% 3% 1% 1,084
Colorado 80% 9% 7% 2% 1% 152
Florida 82% 9% 3% 5% 1% 702
Georgia 85% 7% 3% 3% 2% 473
Idaho 91% 4% 4% 1% < 1% 132
Illinois 77% 13% 3% 7% 1% 409
Indiana 85% 7% 6% 3% 1% 247
Iowa 85% 8% 3% 2% 3% 104
Kansas 88% 7% 2% 3% < 1% 109
Kentucky 87% 8% 2% 2% 1% 202
Louisiana 85% 10% 3% 2% 1% 229
Maryland 80% 10% 5% 4% 1% 220
Massachusetts 84% 12% 1% 2% 1% 110
Michigan 83% 8% 3% 4% 1% 332
Minnesota 86% 10% 2% 2% < 1% 168
Mississippi 85% 6% 3% 4% 2% 192
Missouri 82% 9% 4% 4% 1% 257
Montana 80% 14% 3% 3% < 1% 106
New Jersey 82% 10% 1% 5% 1% 231
New Mexico 68% 23% 1% 5% 4% 115
New York 84% 9% 3% 3% 1% 511
North Carolina 86% 7% 3% 3% < 1% 458
Ohio 80% 10% 4% 4% 1% 429
Oklahoma 82% 9% 1% 7% 1% 193
Oregon 82% 13% 3% < 1% 2% 121
Pennsylvania 84% 9% 4% 3% 1% 432
South Carolina 85% 9% 1% 3% 2% 252
Tennessee 86% 8% 3% 3% 1% 368
Texas 84% 8% 4% 3% 1% 1,103
Utah 89% 5% 5% 1% < 1% 171
Virginia 84% 9% 4% 2% < 1% 356
Washington 83% 10% 2% 3% 1% 218
West Virginia 80% 11% 4% 2% 4% 136
Wisconsin 83% 9% 5% 2% < 1% 156
Wyoming 87% 7% 3% 2% 1% 115

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 49% 11% 7% 30% 3% 295
Arizona 60% 10% 8% 20% 2% 246
Arkansas 52% 15% 6% 24% 3% 162
California 59% 13% 9% 17% 3% 1,084
Colorado 65% 12% 11% 11% 1% 152
Florida 56% 14% 8% 20% 2% 702
Georgia 48% 15% 8% 28% 1% 473
Idaho 56% 18% 8% 18% < 1% 132
Illinois 52% 13% 12% 20% 3% 409
Indiana 56% 13% 9% 21% 1% 247
Iowa 51% 15% 13% 17% 5% 104
Kansas 49% 15% 14% 20% 2% 109
Kentucky 48% 14% 7% 29% 1% 202
Louisiana 45% 16% 14% 24% 2% 229
Maryland 54% 15% 10% 20% 1% 220
Massachusetts 70% 7% 5% 12% 5% 110
Michigan 54% 18% 6% 16% 4% 332
Minnesota 52% 15% 11% 21% 1% 168
Mississippi 52% 12% 8% 26% 2% 192
Missouri 55% 15% 9% 20% 1% 257
Montana 60% 12% 17% 11% < 1% 106
New Jersey 59% 17% 5% 18% 3% 231
New Mexico 61% 10% 7% 22% < 1% 115
New York 60% 11% 8% 17% 3% 511
North Carolina 51% 19% 5% 22% 2% 458
Ohio 53% 21% 8% 16% 2% 429
Oklahoma 52% 16% 10% 20% 1% 193
Oregon 65% 10% 11% 13% 1% 121
Pennsylvania 56% 18% 7% 17% 1% 432
South Carolina 52% 13% 9% 25% 2% 252
Tennessee 52% 16% 8% 22% 2% 368
Texas 55% 15% 9% 19% 2% 1,103
Utah 55% 28% 9% 8% < 1% 171
Virginia 54% 14% 8% 22% 3% 356
Washington 61% 14% 9% 15% 2% 218
West Virginia 52% 19% 8% 20% 1% 136
Wisconsin 58% 19% 10% 10% 3% 156
Wyoming 65% 14% 5% 13% 2% 115

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

State Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 69% 1% 26% 2% 2% 295
Arizona 62% 6% 27% 3% 3% 246
Arkansas 65% 7% 23% 2% 3% 162
California 62% 7% 25% 4% 3% 1,084
Colorado 65% 4% 25% 3% 3% 152
Florida 53% 8% 33% 4% 2% 702
Georgia 69% 5% 22% 3% 1% 473
Idaho 64% 3% 28% 1% 3% 132
Illinois 56% 7% 28% 6% 2% 409
Indiana 64% 8% 23% 2% 3% 247
Iowa 68% 3% 24% 2% 2% 104
Kansas 75% 4% 20% 1% 1% 109
Kentucky 66% 2% 27% 1% 4% 202
Louisiana 61% 6% 26% 3% 3% 229
Maryland 67% 4% 24% 2% 3% 220
Massachusetts 54% 4% 35% 5% 2% 110
Michigan 63% 5% 27% 1% 2% 332
Minnesota 64% 7% 24% 3% 2% 168
Mississippi 65% 7% 24% 2% 3% 192
Missouri 64% 5% 24% 3% 5% 257
Montana 66% 7% 21% 4% 1% 106
New Jersey 57% 9% 24% 6% 4% 231
New Mexico 67% 6% 19% 2% 6% 115
New York 54% 9% 30% 4% 2% 511
North Carolina 63% 4% 28% 2% 3% 458
Ohio 55% 7% 32% 2% 5% 429
Oklahoma 51% 6% 36% 4% 2% 193
Oregon 65% 6% 21% 4% 3% 121
Pennsylvania 69% 6% 20% 5% 1% 432
South Carolina 66% 4% 24% 1% 5% 252
Tennessee 63% 5% 27% 2% 3% 368
Texas 64% 5% 24% 4% 3% 1,103
Utah 74% 1% 18% 5% 2% 171
Virginia 63% 4% 27% 3% 2% 356
Washington 66% 9% 17% 2% 5% 218
West Virginia 76% 2% 20% 2% < 1% 136
Wisconsin 68% 5% 19% 4% 4% 156
Wyoming 63% 2% 26% 4% 5% 115

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say…

State There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 50% 48% 2% < 1% 295
Arizona 51% 42% 3% 4% 246
Arkansas 52% 46% 1% 1% 162
California 44% 52% 2% 2% 1,084
Colorado 56% 37% 2% 6% 152
Florida 41% 57% 2% < 1% 702
Georgia 49% 48% 2% 1% 473
Idaho 60% 38% 1% 1% 132
Illinois 45% 52% 2% 1% 409
Indiana 52% 46% 1% 1% 247
Iowa 51% 47% 1% < 1% 104
Kansas 51% 49% < 1% < 1% 109
Kentucky 55% 42% 3% 1% 202
Louisiana 49% 49% 1% 1% 229
Maryland 37% 60% 1% 1% 220
Massachusetts 35% 58% 4% 3% 110
Michigan 49% 47% 2% 2% 332
Minnesota 52% 47% < 1% 1% 168
Mississippi 45% 52% 1% 2% 192
Missouri 53% 46% 1% < 1% 257
Montana 59% 38% 1% 1% 106
New Jersey 34% 63% 2% 1% 231
New Mexico 43% 49% 4% 4% 115
New York 37% 59% 2% 2% 511
North Carolina 47% 51% 1% 1% 458
Ohio 42% 55% 2% 1% 429
Oklahoma 40% 57% 2% 2% 193
Oregon 63% 36% 1% 1% 121
Pennsylvania 53% 45% 1% 1% 432
South Carolina 50% 47% 3% < 1% 252
Tennessee 47% 49% 3% 1% 368
Texas 44% 52% 2% 1% 1,103
Utah 56% 42% 2% < 1% 171
Virginia 51% 46% 1% 1% 356
Washington 58% 39% 2% 1% 218
West Virginia 57% 40% 1% 2% 136
Wisconsin 45% 53% 1% < 1% 156
Wyoming 57% 41% 1% 1% 115

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 295. 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 63% 23% 5% 6% 4% 295
Arizona 49% 35% 4% 7% 5% 246
Arkansas 62% 22% 2% 8% 6% 162
California 51% 29% 3% 11% 6% 1,084
Colorado 47% 36% 6% 8% 3% 152
Florida 55% 27% 5% 9% 6% 702
Georgia 59% 28% 4% 5% 4% 473
Idaho 45% 41% 3% 8% 3% 132
Illinois 50% 30% 4% 10% 6% 409
Indiana 59% 26% 5% 6% 4% 247
Iowa 47% 35% 6% 6% 6% 104
Kansas 49% 37% 5% 4% 5% 109
Kentucky 61% 24% 4% 8% 4% 202
Louisiana 65% 24% 3% 6% 3% 229
Maryland 49% 28% 6% 11% 6% 220
Massachusetts 43% 33% 5% 8% 9% 110
Michigan 56% 27% 5% 7% 5% 332
Minnesota 50% 30% 7% 7% 6% 168
Mississippi 66% 21% 7% 3% 3% 192
Missouri 51% 33% 4% 8% 3% 257
Montana 46% 30% 4% 8% 11% 106
New Jersey 49% 28% 6% 11% 6% 231
New Mexico 52% 25% 6% 10% 7% 115
New York 51% 27% 3% 13% 6% 511
North Carolina 55% 25% 6% 6% 8% 458
Ohio 51% 34% 5% 6% 4% 429
Oklahoma 53% 25% 5% 12% 6% 193
Oregon 42% 38% 7% 6% 7% 121
Pennsylvania 55% 28% 4% 7% 6% 432
South Carolina 68% 23% 3% 3% 4% 252
Tennessee 60% 22% 6% 4% 7% 368
Texas 59% 26% 3% 8% 4% 1,103
Utah 33% 56% 5% 4% 2% 171
Virginia 64% 21% 5% 6% 5% 356
Washington 47% 33% 5% 9% 6% 218
West Virginia 66% 23% 6% 1% 4% 136
Wisconsin 52% 30% 5% 11% 2% 156
Wyoming 51% 33% 5% 7% 3% 115

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 91% 4% 5% 295
Arizona 85% 9% 7% 246
Arkansas 87% 5% 8% 162
California 84% 10% 5% 1,084
Colorado 76% 14% 11% 152
Florida 84% 10% 5% 702
Georgia 90% 5% 5% 473
Idaho 88% 6% 5% 132
Illinois 85% 8% 8% 409
Indiana 89% 5% 6% 247
Iowa 88% 7% 4% 104
Kansas 87% 6% 6% 109
Kentucky 92% 2% 5% 202
Louisiana 89% 6% 4% 229
Maryland 85% 10% 6% 220
Massachusetts 84% 8% 9% 110
Michigan 88% 5% 8% 332
Minnesota 81% 9% 10% 168
Mississippi 92% 4% 4% 192
Missouri 85% 9% 6% 257
Montana 86% 7% 6% 106
New Jersey 87% 7% 6% 231
New Mexico 85% 10% 5% 115
New York 85% 7% 8% 511
North Carolina 87% 6% 8% 458
Ohio 88% 5% 7% 429
Oklahoma 89% 7% 5% 193
Oregon 89% 6% 4% 121
Pennsylvania 86% 7% 7% 432
South Carolina 89% 4% 7% 252
Tennessee 88% 4% 8% 368
Texas 86% 6% 7% 1,103
Utah 98% 1% 2% 171
Virginia 88% 8% 4% 356
Washington 84% 11% 5% 218
West Virginia 95% < 1% 5% 136
Wisconsin 86% 4% 11% 156
Wyoming 78% 12% 10% 115

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …in hell

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 77% 15% 8% 295
Arizona 67% 24% 9% 246
Arkansas 82% 12% 6% 162
California 70% 23% 8% 1,084
Colorado 71% 22% 7% 152
Florida 73% 20% 7% 702
Georgia 80% 12% 7% 473
Idaho 75% 17% 8% 132
Illinois 75% 16% 9% 409
Indiana 82% 10% 8% 247
Iowa 75% 18% 7% 104
Kansas 82% 9% 9% 109
Kentucky 88% 6% 6% 202
Louisiana 78% 16% 7% 229
Maryland 71% 22% 8% 220
Massachusetts 66% 17% 17% 110
Michigan 79% 15% 6% 332
Minnesota 70% 17% 13% 168
Mississippi 83% 11% 5% 192
Missouri 83% 10% 7% 257
Montana 67% 26% 7% 106
New Jersey 70% 21% 8% 231
New Mexico 74% 16% 10% 115
New York 68% 23% 8% 511
North Carolina 83% 10% 7% 458
Ohio 77% 15% 8% 429
Oklahoma 75% 20% 5% 193
Oregon 73% 19% 8% 121
Pennsylvania 75% 16% 8% 432
South Carolina 81% 9% 10% 252
Tennessee 87% 8% 4% 368
Texas 79% 15% 6% 1,103
Utah 58% 35% 6% 171
Virginia 84% 11% 5% 356
Washington 65% 25% 10% 218
West Virginia 93% 5% 2% 136
Wisconsin 69% 21% 10% 156
Wyoming 61% 28% 10% 115

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who identify as…

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 48% 14% 38% 295
Arizona 52% 24% 24% 246
Arkansas 48% 16% 36% 162
California 35% 23% 43% 1,084
Colorado 63% 10% 27% 152
Florida 38% 19% 43% 702
Georgia 44% 19% 37% 473
Idaho 62% 15% 23% 132
Illinois 43% 16% 41% 409
Indiana 52% 20% 28% 247
Iowa 60% 17% 23% 104
Kansas 59% 18% 23% 109
Kentucky 51% 13% 36% 202
Louisiana 42% 14% 44% 229
Maryland 31% 12% 56% 220
Massachusetts 26% 18% 56% 110
Michigan 47% 14% 39% 332
Minnesota 52% 18% 31% 168
Mississippi 46% 14% 39% 192
Missouri 52% 18% 30% 257
Montana 55% 23% 22% 106
New Jersey 35% 22% 43% 231
New Mexico 45% 17% 38% 115
New York 32% 20% 48% 511
North Carolina 47% 16% 37% 458
Ohio 50% 17% 33% 429
Oklahoma 51% 15% 34% 193
Oregon 49% 19% 32% 121
Pennsylvania 48% 15% 37% 432
South Carolina 47% 19% 34% 252
Tennessee 57% 12% 31% 368
Texas 44% 23% 33% 1,103
Utah 76% 11% 13% 171
Virginia 48% 19% 33% 356
Washington 48% 25% 27% 218
West Virginia 57% 7% 36% 136
Wisconsin 51% 23% 26% 156
Wyoming 71% 14% 16% 115

Political ideology among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

State Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 57% 28% 7% 9% 295
Arizona 56% 24% 11% 9% 246
Arkansas 47% 35% 13% 5% 162
California 45% 30% 18% 7% 1,084
Colorado 56% 27% 14% 3% 152
Florida 48% 24% 20% 7% 702
Georgia 53% 30% 11% 7% 473
Idaho 55% 25% 14% 6% 132
Illinois 44% 31% 19% 7% 409
Indiana 58% 25% 12% 6% 247
Iowa 68% 17% 11% 4% 104
Kansas 57% 26% 15% 2% 109
Kentucky 57% 28% 10% 6% 202
Louisiana 57% 27% 11% 5% 229
Maryland 33% 36% 25% 6% 220
Massachusetts 39% 30% 23% 8% 110
Michigan 52% 20% 19% 8% 332
Minnesota 54% 26% 13% 8% 168
Mississippi 56% 23% 14% 7% 192
Missouri 58% 22% 14% 6% 257
Montana 63% 24% 9% 5% 106
New Jersey 40% 38% 15% 7% 231
New Mexico 48% 27% 16% 8% 115
New York 43% 28% 21% 8% 511
North Carolina 53% 24% 17% 6% 458
Ohio 53% 27% 13% 7% 429
Oklahoma 49% 37% 8% 6% 193
Oregon 44% 32% 18% 6% 121
Pennsylvania 52% 24% 15% 9% 432
South Carolina 52% 31% 9% 8% 252
Tennessee 57% 20% 16% 6% 368
Texas 50% 24% 17% 9% 1,103
Utah 60% 25% 11% 4% 171
Virginia 53% 30% 12% 5% 356
Washington 52% 28% 12% 8% 218
West Virginia 57% 28% 8% 7% 136
Wisconsin 60% 30% 9% 2% 156
Wyoming 58% 29% 4% 9% 115

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who would rather have…

State Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 57% 38% 2% 2% 295
Arizona 62% 31% 3% 5% 246
Arkansas 53% 42% 1% 4% 162
California 45% 48% 4% 4% 1,084
Colorado 69% 28% 2% 1% 152
Florida 46% 45% 5% 4% 702
Georgia 53% 42% 2% 3% 473
Idaho 75% 21% 4% 1% 132
Illinois 55% 39% 3% 3% 409
Indiana 59% 33% 4% 5% 247
Iowa 69% 29% < 1% 1% 104
Kansas 75% 22% 2% 1% 109
Kentucky 58% 33% 5% 3% 202
Louisiana 48% 45% 3% 4% 229
Maryland 50% 42% 2% 6% 220
Massachusetts 37% 50% 3% 9% 110
Michigan 61% 32% 2% 4% 332
Minnesota 69% 24% 2% 5% 168
Mississippi 56% 38% 4% 3% 192
Missouri 73% 22% 2% 4% 257
Montana 79% 13% 5% 3% 106
New Jersey 40% 56% 2% 3% 231
New Mexico 46% 44% 4% 6% 115
New York 37% 57% 3% 3% 511
North Carolina 58% 34% 3% 6% 458
Ohio 61% 31% 3% 5% 429
Oklahoma 63% 30% 3% 4% 193
Oregon 67% 26% 2% 5% 121
Pennsylvania 62% 31% 3% 4% 432
South Carolina 54% 38% 3% 6% 252
Tennessee 58% 37% 1% 4% 368
Texas 49% 44% 3% 4% 1,103
Utah 74% 21% 1% 3% 171
Virginia 57% 39% 2% 3% 356
Washington 63% 30% 3% 4% 218
West Virginia 65% 25% 4% 6% 136
Wisconsin 72% 23% 3% 2% 156
Wyoming 74% 18% 3% 5% 115

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

State Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 52% 40% 6% 1% 295
Arizona 53% 35% 5% 7% 246
Arkansas 50% 47% 1% 2% 162
California 43% 51% 4% 3% 1,084
Colorado 56% 41% 2% 1% 152
Florida 46% 47% 5% 2% 702
Georgia 49% 44% 4% 2% 473
Idaho 58% 33% 9% 1% 132
Illinois 45% 48% 6% 2% 409
Indiana 61% 34% 4% 2% 247
Iowa 54% 42% 4% < 1% 104
Kansas 55% 40% 3% 1% 109
Kentucky 53% 33% 11% 3% 202
Louisiana 48% 43% 3% 5% 229
Maryland 46% 49% 4% 1% 220
Massachusetts 40% 53% 2% 5% 110
Michigan 49% 44% 4% 2% 332
Minnesota 54% 43% 3% < 1% 168
Mississippi 53% 37% 6% 4% 192
Missouri 55% 39% 4% 2% 257
Montana 66% 28% 2% 4% 106
New Jersey 34% 59% 2% 4% 231
New Mexico 41% 54% 2% 3% 115
New York 39% 54% 6% 1% 511
North Carolina 48% 44% 6% 2% 458
Ohio 49% 45% 4% 3% 429
Oklahoma 50% 44% 4% 2% 193
Oregon 50% 44% 5% < 1% 121
Pennsylvania 51% 42% 4% 3% 432
South Carolina 47% 42% 8% 3% 252
Tennessee 48% 47% 3% 2% 368
Texas 48% 44% 5% 3% 1,103
Utah 63% 34% 2% 1% 171
Virginia 49% 44% 5% 3% 356
Washington 47% 46% 4% 3% 218
West Virginia 57% 38% 3% 2% 136
Wisconsin 54% 40% 5% 1% 156
Wyoming 68% 27% 3% 2% 115

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say abortion should be…

State Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 30% 64% 6% 295
Arizona 27% 69% 4% 246
Arkansas 25% 71% 4% 162
California 33% 62% 5% 1,084
Colorado 28% 64% 8% 152
Florida 36% 58% 6% 702
Georgia 30% 66% 4% 473
Idaho 18% 72% 10% 132
Illinois 34% 63% 3% 409
Indiana 22% 72% 6% 247
Iowa 29% 68% 3% 104
Kansas 27% 72% 1% 109
Kentucky 25% 67% 8% 202
Louisiana 27% 67% 6% 229
Maryland 46% 49% 5% 220
Massachusetts 51% 37% 12% 110
Michigan 31% 64% 5% 332
Minnesota 25% 72% 3% 168
Mississippi 26% 70% 4% 192
Missouri 22% 72% 6% 257
Montana 29% 68% 3% 106
New Jersey 39% 58% 3% 231
New Mexico 33% 65% 1% 115
New York 47% 49% 4% 511
North Carolina 34% 60% 6% 458
Ohio 30% 65% 6% 429
Oklahoma 29% 66% 5% 193
Oregon 37% 60% 3% 121
Pennsylvania 31% 65% 4% 432
South Carolina 34% 61% 5% 252
Tennessee 31% 65% 4% 368
Texas 30% 67% 3% 1,103
Utah 24% 75% 1% 171
Virginia 40% 56% 4% 356
Washington 29% 67% 4% 218
West Virginia 19% 77% 5% 136
Wisconsin 29% 68% 3% 156
Wyoming 26% 74% 1% 115

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say homosexuality…

State Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 31% 61% 4% 5% 295
Arizona 40% 47% 5% 9% 246
Arkansas 33% 59% 5% 3% 162
California 45% 47% 5% 4% 1,084
Colorado 40% 51% 3% 7% 152
Florida 45% 45% 6% 4% 702
Georgia 36% 54% 5% 5% 473
Idaho 39% 52% 7% 2% 132
Illinois 40% 51% 5% 4% 409
Indiana 33% 60% 5% 3% 247
Iowa 27% 63% 7% 3% 104
Kansas 32% 53% 9% 6% 109
Kentucky 26% 65% 7% 2% 202
Louisiana 38% 50% 6% 6% 229
Maryland 42% 49% 5% 3% 220
Massachusetts 59% 27% 8% 7% 110
Michigan 35% 55% 7% 2% 332
Minnesota 36% 58% 3% 3% 168
Mississippi 24% 68% 7% 1% 192
Missouri 34% 60% 2% 5% 257
Montana 33% 53% 6% 8% 106
New Jersey 49% 43% 4% 3% 231
New Mexico 39% 56% 3% 2% 115
New York 48% 40% 6% 6% 511
North Carolina 34% 52% 9% 5% 458
Ohio 37% 53% 5% 5% 429
Oklahoma 39% 55% 4% 2% 193
Oregon 36% 55% 5% 4% 121
Pennsylvania 40% 50% 5% 5% 432
South Carolina 33% 58% 5% 4% 252
Tennessee 25% 69% 3% 3% 368
Texas 38% 54% 4% 4% 1,103
Utah 36% 55% 4% 5% 171
Virginia 37% 56% 5% 2% 356
Washington 40% 55% 2% 3% 218
West Virginia 26% 66% 3% 5% 136
Wisconsin 40% 52% 2% 6% 156
Wyoming 30% 63% 5% 2% 115

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

State Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 24% 66% 10% 295
Arizona 33% 58% 9% 246
Arkansas 27% 63% 10% 162
California 36% 56% 7% 1,084
Colorado 32% 61% 7% 152
Florida 31% 61% 8% 702
Georgia 26% 66% 7% 473
Idaho 28% 64% 8% 132
Illinois 35% 56% 9% 409
Indiana 20% 71% 9% 247
Iowa 31% 64% 6% 104
Kansas 28% 63% 8% 109
Kentucky 18% 73% 9% 202
Louisiana 27% 64% 8% 229
Maryland 36% 53% 11% 220
Massachusetts 46% 36% 18% 110
Michigan 28% 69% 3% 332
Minnesota 27% 68% 5% 168
Mississippi 15% 76% 9% 192
Missouri 27% 67% 6% 257
Montana 27% 62% 11% 106
New Jersey 33% 58% 9% 231
New Mexico 28% 68% 5% 115
New York 38% 51% 11% 511
North Carolina 29% 62% 9% 458
Ohio 27% 64% 9% 429
Oklahoma 30% 65% 5% 193
Oregon 28% 64% 9% 121
Pennsylvania 28% 62% 10% 432
South Carolina 21% 69% 10% 252
Tennessee 19% 75% 6% 368
Texas 27% 66% 7% 1,103
Utah 32% 65% 3% 171
Virginia 27% 68% 5% 356
Washington 30% 61% 9% 218
West Virginia 17% 72% 11% 136
Wisconsin 37% 59% 4% 156
Wyoming 27% 65% 8% 115

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say…

State Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 49% 42% 2% 7% 295
Arizona 48% 43% 2% 7% 246
Arkansas 46% 48% 3% 2% 162
California 41% 51% 3% 5% 1,084
Colorado 49% 44% 2% 5% 152
Florida 42% 53% 2% 4% 702
Georgia 43% 51% 2% 4% 473
Idaho 50% 46% < 1% 4% 132
Illinois 43% 52% 2% 3% 409
Indiana 51% 45% 2% 2% 247
Iowa 40% 52% 5% 3% 104
Kansas 49% 42% 4% 5% 109
Kentucky 58% 37% 3% 2% 202
Louisiana 45% 49% 2% 4% 229
Maryland 37% 58% 2% 4% 220
Massachusetts 33% 50% 8% 9% 110
Michigan 45% 44% 4% 7% 332
Minnesota 47% 45% 2% 6% 168
Mississippi 48% 43% 6% 3% 192
Missouri 52% 42% 2% 4% 257
Montana 68% 28% 4% < 1% 106
New Jersey 32% 61% 1% 6% 231
New Mexico 41% 51% 2% 6% 115
New York 35% 58% 2% 5% 511
North Carolina 44% 46% 4% 6% 458
Ohio 47% 45% 4% 4% 429
Oklahoma 47% 47% 2% 4% 193
Oregon 50% 43% 4% 3% 121
Pennsylvania 48% 47% 3% 2% 432
South Carolina 49% 47% 1% 3% 252
Tennessee 45% 47% 3% 5% 368
Texas 42% 52% 3% 3% 1,103
Utah 55% 36% 8% 2% 171
Virginia 47% 50% 2% 2% 356
Washington 41% 52% 4% 3% 218
West Virginia 58% 34% 5% 2% 136
Wisconsin 39% 56% 3% 2% 156
Wyoming 66% 27% 4% 4% 115

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say humans…

State Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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 8% 28% 2% 57% 5% 295
Arizona 9% 26% 3% 54% 9% 246
Arkansas 9% 30% 2% 56% 4% 162
California 16% 28% 2% 48% 6% 1,084
Colorado 11% 29% 3% 51% 6% 152
Florida 14% 26% 2% 53% 5% 702
Georgia 12% 26% 2% 55% 5% 473
Idaho 4% 27% 3% 58% 9% 132
Illinois 19% 28% 2% 47% 5% 409
Indiana 7% 25% 3% 62% 3% 247
Iowa 10% 29% 2% 51% 7% 104
Kansas 13% 23% 2% 59% 4% 109
Kentucky 10% 24% 1% 60% 5% 202
Louisiana 11% 24% 3% 54% 7% 229
Maryland 14% 33% 3% 45% 5% 220
Massachusetts 15% 30% 9% 35% 11% 110
Michigan 10% 21% 4% 60% 5% 332
Minnesota 8% 19% 4% 64% 6% 168
Mississippi 8% 20% 1% 65% 7% 192
Missouri 8% 28% 2% 58% 4% 257
Montana 13% 18% 2% 61% 7% 106
New Jersey 14% 28% 3% 47% 8% 231
New Mexico 12% 24% 4% 60% 1% 115
New York 15% 22% 5% 52% 6% 511
North Carolina 11% 26% 3% 54% 6% 458
Ohio 10% 23% 3% 57% 6% 429
Oklahoma 13% 26% 1% 50% 9% 193
Oregon 12% 28% 2% 49% 9% 121
Pennsylvania 12% 20% 3% 61% 4% 432
South Carolina 10% 24% 2% 59% 6% 252
Tennessee 7% 21% 3% 61% 8% 368
Texas 10% 26% 4% 55% 5% 1,103
Utah 9% 30% 1% 56% 4% 171
Virginia 9% 29% 2% 55% 4% 356
Washington 12% 22% 5% 56% 6% 218
West Virginia 6% 16% 4% 67% 7% 136
Wisconsin 8% 27% 1% 55% 10% 156
Wyoming 11% 16% 4% 63% 6% 115