State among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 9,542. 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% 11% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 3% < 1% 1% 5% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 2% 4% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 6% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 8% 1% < 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 9,542
2007 1% < 1% 2% 1% 11% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 3% < 1% 1% 5% 3% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 6% 3% < 1% 5% 1% 1% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 6% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 9,841

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State among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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% 14% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% < 1% 7% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 3% 3% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 5% 1% 9% 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 1% 5% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 8% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 2,774
Evangelical Protestant 3% < 1% 2% 2% 10% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 5% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 4% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 4% < 1% 5% 2% 2% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 4% 9% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 2,469
Historically Black Protestant 3% < 1% 1% 1% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 8% 8% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% 4% 1% 5% < 1% 3% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 6% 4% < 1% 4% < 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 4% < 1% 1% 7% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 466
Jehovah's Witness 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 20% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 8% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 2% 2% 10% 5% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 2% 1% 102
Jewish < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 13% 1% 3% < 1% 1% 12% 2% < 1% < 1% 5% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 3% 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 12% < 1% 21% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 6% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 184
Mainline Protestant 2% < 1% 2% 1% 7% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 3% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% 3% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 4% 4% 1% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% 4% 1% 5% 1% 1% 6% < 1% 2% 1% 2% 7% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 2,158
Mormon 1% 1% 7% 1% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% 1% 6% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% 1% 2% 2% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4% 32% < 1% 3% 5% 1% < 1% 1% 360
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 2% < 1% 4% 1% 10% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 8% 2% 1% < 1% 4% 3% 2% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 2% 2% 5% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% 6% 2% < 1% 4% 3% 1% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 7% < 1% < 1% 2% 3% 1% 3% < 1% 713

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Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are ages…

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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 36% 28% 22% 15% 143
Arizona 19% 44% 19% 19% 181
California 24% 36% 25% 15% 836
Colorado 17% 36% 28% 18% 125
Florida 26% 30% 21% 23% 513
Georgia 30% 31% 25% 14% 265
Idaho 16% 37% 30% 18% 106
Illinois 25% 32% 26% 17% 390
Indiana 22% 34% 28% 15% 186
Iowa 17% 42% 26% 15% 119
Kansas 18% 34% 32% 16% 105
Kentucky 21% 39% 23% 16% 103
Louisiana 22% 44% 18% 17% 129
Maryland 16% 40% 25% 19% 173
Massachusetts 20% 19% 42% 19% 150
Michigan 24% 33% 29% 15% 280
Minnesota 18% 32% 28% 21% 160
Missouri 26% 34% 27% 14% 176
Nebraska 27% 37% 19% 17% 104
New Jersey 19% 31% 27% 23% 255
New York 21% 30% 27% 22% 495
North Carolina 24% 38% 22% 17% 261
North Dakota 21% 35% 31% 13% 122
Ohio 19% 33% 27% 21% 362
Oklahoma 33% 34% 22% 12% 100
Oregon 29% 27% 26% 18% 108
Pennsylvania 20% 32% 30% 19% 396
South Carolina 30% 33% 27% 10% 123
South Dakota 24% 33% 28% 15% 109
Tennessee 37% 30% 18% 15% 157
Texas 31% 38% 19% 13% 694
Utah 31% 33% 25% 12% 124
Virginia 27% 32% 24% 17% 227
Washington 21% 36% 25% 19% 181
Wisconsin 16% 35% 27% 22% 174

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 143. 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% 19% 20% 25% 11% < 1% 143
Arizona 11% 16% 35% 24% 12% 1% 181
California 17% 14% 30% 29% 10% 1% 836
Colorado 12% 12% 30% 34% 11% 1% 125
Florida 17% 12% 26% 28% 15% 2% 513
Georgia 23% 12% 27% 30% 9% < 1% 265
Idaho 12% 12% 28% 35% 12% < 1% 106
Illinois 18% 13% 27% 30% 12% 1% 390
Indiana 17% 12% 28% 32% 11% < 1% 186
Iowa 13% 13% 33% 31% 10% 1% 119
Kansas 12% 14% 26% 37% 11% < 1% 105
Kentucky 13% 14% 34% 28% 11% < 1% 103
Louisiana 13% 19% 33% 24% 11% < 1% 129
Maryland 9% 15% 32% 30% 14% < 1% 173
Massachusetts 16% 7% 16% 48% 11% 1% 150
Michigan 15% 15% 26% 34% 10% 1% 280
Minnesota 11% 13% 26% 34% 16% < 1% 160
Missouri 18% 15% 26% 31% 8% 1% 176
Nebraska 18% 12% 35% 24% 12% < 1% 104
New Jersey 12% 13% 25% 34% 13% 3% 255
New York 13% 14% 24% 32% 14% 2% 495
North Carolina 15% 17% 30% 28% 10% < 1% 261
North Dakota 10% 13% 32% 36% 6% 2% 122
Ohio 10% 14% 28% 35% 12% 1% 362
Oklahoma 19% 20% 27% 23% 9% 1% 100
Oregon 14% 18% 24% 30% 13% 1% 108
Pennsylvania 12% 13% 26% 35% 13% 1% 396
South Carolina 23% 16% 24% 30% 6% < 1% 123
South Dakota 18% 16% 23% 32% 9% 1% 109
Tennessee 27% 17% 23% 24% 9% 1% 157
Texas 20% 16% 33% 22% 8% 1% 694
Utah 21% 19% 23% 29% 8% < 1% 124
Virginia 15% 18% 25% 28% 13% < 1% 227
Washington 15% 13% 29% 31% 11% 1% 181
Wisconsin 13% 7% 32% 32% 16% 2% 174

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

State Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 54% 46% 147
Arizona 44% 56% 183
California 46% 54% 855
Colorado 44% 56% 127
Florida 42% 58% 524
Georgia 46% 54% 266
Idaho 46% 54% 106
Illinois 43% 57% 400
Indiana 42% 58% 186
Iowa 46% 54% 119
Kansas 43% 57% 105
Kentucky 45% 55% 104
Louisiana 51% 49% 129
Maryland 52% 48% 177
Massachusetts 46% 54% 154
Michigan 44% 56% 283
Minnesota 49% 51% 161
Missouri 43% 57% 181
Nebraska 49% 51% 106
New Jersey 42% 58% 266
New York 46% 54% 507
North Carolina 49% 51% 262
North Dakota 45% 55% 122
Ohio 46% 54% 366
Oklahoma 50% 50% 100
Oregon 45% 55% 108
Pennsylvania 45% 55% 401
South Carolina 43% 57% 127
South Dakota 49% 51% 114
Tennessee 47% 53% 160
Texas 48% 52% 704
Utah 44% 56% 126
Virginia 42% 58% 231
Washington 52% 48% 186
Wisconsin 45% 55% 180

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 74% 20% < 1% 2% 4% 147
Arizona 67% 5% 4% 17% 7% 180
California 44% 5% 12% 36% 3% 843
Colorado 74% 4% 1% 17% 4% 127
Florida 61% 13% 1% 21% 3% 517
Georgia 66% 22% < 1% 6% 5% 264
Idaho 92% < 1% < 1% 7% 1% 105
Illinois 72% 13% 2% 11% 2% 392
Indiana 87% 3% < 1% 4% 5% 184
Iowa 96% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 119
Kansas 87% 3% 1% 10% < 1% 103
Kentucky 88% 8% < 1% 3% 1% 104
Louisiana 70% 22% 1% 6% 2% 129
Maryland 58% 24% 3% 5% 9% 172
Massachusetts 78% 10% 2% 5% 5% 150
Michigan 83% 10% 1% 3% 3% 279
Minnesota 86% 3% < 1% 2% 9% 159
Missouri 83% 11% < 1% 4% 2% 179
Nebraska 88% 5% 2% 3% 2% 105
New Jersey 65% 11% 4% 17% 3% 261
New York 67% 15% 5% 10% 4% 502
North Carolina 74% 16% 1% 5% 4% 261
North Dakota 91% < 1% < 1% 1% 8% 121
Ohio 87% 8% < 1% 2% 2% 362
Oklahoma 81% 5% < 1% 2% 12% 100
Oregon 87% < 1% 2% 6% 5% 106
Pennsylvania 85% 6% 2% 5% 2% 396
South Carolina 73% 21% < 1% 3% 2% 127
South Dakota 93% < 1% 1% 1% 5% 114
Tennessee 83% 11% 1% 3% 2% 159
Texas 50% 11% 2% 34% 4% 699
Utah 84% < 1% 2% 9% 5% 125
Virginia 66% 19% 5% 6% 4% 227
Washington 76% 3% 4% 9% 7% 183
Wisconsin 89% 3% 1% 5% 2% 180

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

State Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 145. 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 6% 6% 88% 145
Arizona 13% 8% 78% 183
California 31% 18% 51% 843
Colorado 4% 12% 84% 126
Florida 22% 12% 66% 518
Georgia 8% 5% 87% 263
Idaho 6% 6% 88% 106
Illinois 10% 12% 78% 394
Indiana 3% 6% 91% 186
Iowa 4% 4% 92% 119
Kansas 6% 7% 86% 104
Kentucky 3% 1% 96% 103
Louisiana 4% 2% 95% 129
Maryland 11% 6% 83% 174
Massachusetts 14% 17% 69% 152
Michigan 7% 7% 87% 280
Minnesota 5% 3% 92% 161
Missouri 4% 6% 90% 181
Nebraska 8% 4% 88% 105
New Jersey 17% 18% 64% 261
New York 17% 20% 63% 498
North Carolina 6% 3% 91% 259
North Dakota < 1% 4% 96% 121
Ohio 4% 6% 89% 363
Oklahoma 2% 5% 94% 100
Oregon 9% 9% 82% 108
Pennsylvania 4% 7% 89% 395
South Carolina 4% 8% 89% 127
South Dakota 2% 2% 96% 113
Tennessee 5% 7% 88% 159
Texas 19% 14% 67% 698
Utah 5% 10% 85% 125
Virginia 9% 10% 81% 229
Washington 13% 9% 78% 183
Wisconsin 4% 10% 86% 179

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 135. 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 27% 29% 23% 21% 135
Arizona 25% 23% 35% 17% 166
California 34% 18% 26% 22% 756
Colorado 20% 18% 28% 33% 115
Florida 33% 24% 26% 17% 461
Georgia 33% 18% 30% 20% 243
Illinois 29% 20% 34% 17% 339
Indiana 34% 22% 30% 14% 165
Iowa 18% 23% 39% 20% 108
Louisiana 35% 17% 31% 17% 117
Maryland 16% 16% 42% 26% 153
Massachusetts 22% 24% 27% 28% 136
Michigan 37% 18% 33% 13% 251
Minnesota 23% 20% 32% 24% 149
Missouri 29% 31% 25% 15% 161
New Jersey 20% 18% 26% 36% 219
New York 30% 20% 32% 18% 431
North Carolina 30% 22% 30% 18% 230
North Dakota 18% 19% 45% 18% 109
Ohio 38% 21% 29% 12% 327
Pennsylvania 32% 21% 28% 20% 355
South Carolina 26% 12% 36% 25% 114
South Dakota 19% 26% 32% 23% 100
Tennessee 25% 28% 29% 19% 149
Texas 29% 22% 26% 22% 617
Utah 25% 22% 29% 23% 116
Virginia 15% 18% 35% 31% 208
Washington 25% 27% 26% 23% 168
Wisconsin 25% 19% 39% 17% 152

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who have completed…

State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 34% 36% 17% 13% 147
Arizona 38% 34% 18% 11% 183
California 38% 34% 17% 10% 850
Colorado 33% 29% 22% 16% 127
Florida 38% 37% 15% 10% 522
Georgia 44% 25% 17% 14% 264
Idaho 34% 41% 15% 10% 106
Illinois 40% 34% 14% 11% 398
Indiana 40% 38% 16% 6% 186
Iowa 32% 35% 18% 15% 118
Kansas 40% 30% 19% 11% 105
Kentucky 39% 36% 12% 13% 103
Louisiana 47% 26% 20% 7% 129
Maryland 33% 27% 22% 18% 177
Massachusetts 41% 27% 21% 11% 154
Michigan 39% 36% 16% 9% 283
Minnesota 35% 32% 24% 9% 161
Missouri 35% 38% 16% 11% 181
Nebraska 29% 34% 23% 14% 105
New Jersey 35% 30% 20% 15% 265
New York 40% 31% 16% 14% 505
North Carolina 31% 42% 16% 11% 262
North Dakota 22% 40% 25% 13% 122
Ohio 41% 33% 16% 11% 365
Oklahoma 44% 34% 13% 9% 100
Oregon 40% 34% 17% 10% 108
Pennsylvania 41% 27% 19% 13% 399
South Carolina 32% 33% 20% 16% 127
South Dakota 38% 36% 15% 11% 113
Tennessee 32% 40% 16% 13% 158
Texas 36% 34% 20% 10% 700
Utah 25% 43% 21% 11% 126
Virginia 29% 28% 28% 16% 230
Washington 34% 38% 21% 6% 185
Wisconsin 41% 33% 20% 6% 180

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 51% 3% 14% 4% 28% 147
Arizona 51% 9% 12% 4% 24% 183
California 45% 8% 14% 6% 27% 851
Colorado 64% 7% 6% 3% 21% 127
Florida 45% 6% 14% 9% 26% 522
Georgia 48% 3% 14% 3% 32% 266
Idaho 69% 7% 13% 4% 7% 106
Illinois 47% 5% 13% 5% 30% 398
Indiana 50% 4% 14% 9% 23% 186
Iowa 65% 6% 6% 6% 17% 119
Kansas 61% 2% 12% 5% 21% 105
Kentucky 46% 3% 17% 6% 29% 104
Louisiana 46% 4% 15% 5% 30% 129
Maryland 57% 3% 5% 6% 28% 177
Massachusetts 50% 5% 13% 4% 28% 152
Michigan 53% 8% 12% 4% 23% 283
Minnesota 60% 3% 7% 9% 21% 161
Missouri 47% 7% 13% 7% 26% 181
Nebraska 58% 2% 16% 2% 23% 105
New Jersey 54% 8% 10% 6% 22% 265
New York 51% 3% 9% 7% 29% 506
North Carolina 53% 5% 10% 7% 24% 261
North Dakota 57% 5% 12% 8% 19% 122
Ohio 54% 5% 11% 7% 23% 366
Oklahoma 55% 7% 11% 4% 23% 100
Oregon 38% 5% 21% 5% 31% 108
Pennsylvania 55% 4% 8% 8% 25% 398
South Carolina 51% 8% 10% 3% 28% 127
South Dakota 48% 9% 16% 4% 24% 114
Tennessee 45% 10% 14% 5% 27% 158
Texas 50% 6% 12% 4% 27% 702
Utah 62% 4% 8% 2% 24% 125
Virginia 58% 3% 9% 8% 22% 231
Washington 53% 6% 12% 6% 23% 186
Wisconsin 56% 5% 15% 7% 18% 179

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 29% 71% 147
Arizona 36% 64% 182
California 31% 69% 852
Colorado 36% 64% 126
Florida 33% 67% 521
Georgia 27% 73% 266
Idaho 32% 68% 105
Illinois 26% 74% 399
Indiana 35% 65% 185
Iowa 40% 60% 119
Kansas 34% 66% 104
Kentucky 27% 73% 104
Louisiana 35% 65% 129
Maryland 26% 74% 175
Massachusetts 20% 80% 153
Michigan 32% 68% 282
Minnesota 24% 76% 161
Missouri 33% 67% 179
Nebraska 27% 73% 105
New Jersey 28% 72% 265
New York 28% 72% 505
North Carolina 34% 66% 261
North Dakota 35% 65% 122
Ohio 35% 65% 365
Oklahoma 30% 70% 100
Oregon 31% 69% 108
Pennsylvania 28% 72% 398
South Carolina 35% 65% 127
South Dakota 34% 66% 114
Tennessee 36% 64% 160
Texas 37% 63% 703
Utah 35% 65% 126
Virginia 32% 68% 229
Washington 30% 70% 186
Wisconsin 35% 65% 178

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 147. 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 82% 14% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 147
Arizona 75% 20% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 183
California 72% 23% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 855
Colorado 74% 24% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 127
Florida 78% 18% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 524
Georgia 85% 14% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 266
Idaho 83% 17% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 106
Illinois 73% 24% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 400
Indiana 73% 24% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 186
Iowa 79% 19% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 119
Kansas 73% 26% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 105
Kentucky 82% 17% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 104
Louisiana 83% 14% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 129
Maryland 79% 19% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 177
Massachusetts 65% 27% 4% < 1% 4% 1% 154
Michigan 78% 20% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 283
Minnesota 71% 25% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 161
Missouri 85% 12% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 181
Nebraska 79% 19% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 106
New Jersey 75% 23% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 266
New York 75% 19% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 507
North Carolina 79% 20% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 262
North Dakota 82% 18% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 122
Ohio 75% 21% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 366
Oklahoma 76% 23% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 100
Oregon 78% 17% 4% < 1% < 1% 2% 108
Pennsylvania 79% 19% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 401
South Carolina 87% 13% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 127
South Dakota 73% 27% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 114
Tennessee 81% 17% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 160
Texas 78% 19% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 704
Utah 80% 16% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 126
Virginia 76% 22% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 231
Washington 80% 18% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 186
Wisconsin 66% 30% 1% < 1% 1% 2% 180

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say religion is…

State Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 68% 26% 4% 2% < 1% 147
Arizona 60% 27% 10% 2% 1% 183
California 62% 30% 6% 1% 1% 855
Colorado 61% 33% 5% 1% < 1% 127
Florida 59% 32% 7% 3% < 1% 524
Georgia 72% 25% 3% < 1% 1% 266
Idaho 64% 30% 6% < 1% < 1% 106
Illinois 61% 30% 7% 1% 1% 400
Indiana 57% 35% 7% 1% < 1% 186
Iowa 63% 33% 4% < 1% < 1% 119
Kansas 55% 37% 6% 2% < 1% 105
Kentucky 66% 31% 1% 1% < 1% 104
Louisiana 80% 19% 1% < 1% < 1% 129
Maryland 59% 30% 8% 1% 2% 177
Massachusetts 46% 46% 8% 1% < 1% 154
Michigan 55% 36% 6% 2% 1% 283
Minnesota 56% 38% 2% 3% < 1% 161
Missouri 67% 29% 4% < 1% < 1% 181
Nebraska 61% 34% 3% 1% 2% 106
New Jersey 61% 34% 4% < 1% 1% 266
New York 61% 30% 6% 3% < 1% 507
North Carolina 65% 31% 3% 1% < 1% 262
North Dakota 66% 24% 9% 1% < 1% 122
Ohio 62% 33% 3% 2% < 1% 366
Oklahoma 59% 39% 1% 1% 1% 100
Oregon 59% 27% 9% 3% 2% 108
Pennsylvania 64% 26% 7% 3% < 1% 401
South Carolina 70% 25% 4% 1% < 1% 127
South Dakota 62% 36% 2% < 1% < 1% 114
Tennessee 70% 25% 3% 1% 1% 160
Texas 65% 30% 3% 2% < 1% 704
Utah 79% 17% 3% < 1% 1% 126
Virginia 64% 33% 2% 1% < 1% 231
Washington 60% 32% 7% 1% < 1% 186
Wisconsin 50% 41% 7% 2% < 1% 180

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 147. 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 44% 39% 16% 1% 147
Arizona 42% 36% 22% < 1% 183
California 42% 40% 18% < 1% 855
Colorado 46% 40% 14% < 1% 127
Florida 43% 40% 17% < 1% 524
Georgia 45% 40% 14% 1% 266
Idaho 43% 42% 16% < 1% 106
Illinois 37% 43% 19% 1% 400
Indiana 41% 39% 20% < 1% 186
Iowa 38% 46% 15% 1% 119
Kansas 43% 42% 15% < 1% 105
Kentucky 42% 38% 20% < 1% 104
Louisiana 45% 41% 13% < 1% 129
Maryland 35% 44% 20% < 1% 177
Massachusetts 34% 47% 19% < 1% 154
Michigan 33% 44% 23% < 1% 283
Minnesota 40% 46% 14% < 1% 161
Missouri 44% 35% 21% < 1% 181
Nebraska 42% 44% 14% < 1% 106
New Jersey 43% 43% 15% < 1% 266
New York 41% 39% 20% < 1% 507
North Carolina 32% 48% 21% < 1% 262
North Dakota 40% 44% 16% < 1% 122
Ohio 47% 32% 21% < 1% 366
Oklahoma 41% 36% 23% < 1% 100
Oregon 41% 33% 22% 3% 108
Pennsylvania 43% 39% 18% < 1% 401
South Carolina 48% 41% 8% 2% 127
South Dakota 37% 49% 14% < 1% 114
Tennessee 47% 34% 18% 1% 160
Texas 42% 40% 17% < 1% 704
Utah 80% 13% 7% < 1% 126
Virginia 50% 40% 10% < 1% 231
Washington 43% 33% 22% 2% 186
Wisconsin 31% 54% 14% 1% 180

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who pray…

State At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 66% 12% 10% 13% < 1% 147
Arizona 68% 21% 3% 9% < 1% 183
California 66% 18% 6% 10% < 1% 855
Colorado 66% 20% 7% 7% < 1% 127
Florida 62% 22% 7% 9% < 1% 524
Georgia 73% 20% 5% 2% < 1% 266
Idaho 64% 22% 6% 9% < 1% 106
Illinois 60% 23% 8% 9% < 1% 400
Indiana 55% 28% 4% 12% 1% 186
Iowa 56% 30% 4% 10% < 1% 119
Kansas 61% 30% 6% 3% < 1% 105
Kentucky 66% 17% 3% 15% < 1% 104
Louisiana 68% 20% 3% 9% < 1% 129
Maryland 60% 24% 6% 9% 1% 177
Massachusetts 55% 22% 10% 12% 1% 154
Michigan 57% 25% 8% 11% < 1% 283
Minnesota 49% 34% 9% 9% < 1% 161
Missouri 73% 16% 1% 9% < 1% 181
Nebraska 58% 25% 9% 8% < 1% 106
New Jersey 63% 23% 6% 8% 1% 266
New York 61% 19% 6% 13% < 1% 507
North Carolina 69% 22% 3% 5% 1% 262
North Dakota 64% 19% 9% 8% < 1% 122
Ohio 63% 22% 6% 8% < 1% 366
Oklahoma 65% 28% 3% 4% 1% 100
Oregon 65% 12% 5% 18% 1% 108
Pennsylvania 64% 18% 6% 12% < 1% 401
South Carolina 67% 23% 4% 5% 1% 127
South Dakota 61% 23% 9% 8% 1% 114
Tennessee 73% 19% 4% 4% 1% 160
Texas 66% 18% 5% 10% < 1% 704
Utah 82% 13% 1% 4% 1% 126
Virginia 69% 21% 4% 5% < 1% 231
Washington 60% 16% 12% 12% < 1% 186
Wisconsin 54% 27% 11% 8% < 1% 180

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 147. 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 32% 12% 11% 45% < 1% 147
Arizona 30% 8% 11% 52% < 1% 183
California 27% 12% 11% 50% < 1% 855
Colorado 19% 14% 13% 55% < 1% 127
Florida 26% 9% 13% 52% < 1% 524
Georgia 29% 17% 12% 42% 1% 266
Idaho 29% 7% 9% 54% < 1% 106
Illinois 16% 15% 12% 57% < 1% 400
Indiana 26% 11% 14% 49% < 1% 186
Iowa 22% 6% 15% 58% < 1% 119
Kansas 27% 12% 9% 52% < 1% 105
Kentucky 29% 7% 9% 55% < 1% 104
Louisiana 31% 17% 8% 44% < 1% 129
Maryland 20% 7% 14% 59% 1% 177
Massachusetts 13% 8% 11% 68% < 1% 154
Michigan 19% 11% 11% 60% < 1% 283
Minnesota 21% 8% 11% 59% < 1% 161
Missouri 23% 12% 9% 56% < 1% 181
Nebraska 18% 12% 17% 50% 2% 106
New Jersey 18% 12% 13% 55% 2% 266
New York 21% 10% 8% 60% < 1% 507
North Carolina 24% 11% 16% 49% < 1% 262
North Dakota 16% 13% 13% 58% < 1% 122
Ohio 27% 10% 12% 51% 1% 366
Oklahoma 30% 9% 10% 51% < 1% 100
Oregon 28% 14% 9% 50% < 1% 108
Pennsylvania 25% 8% 11% 55% < 1% 401
South Carolina 30% 11% 11% 47% 1% 127
South Dakota 18% 9% 12% 61% 1% 114
Tennessee 32% 18% 8% 41% < 1% 160
Texas 25% 15% 12% 48% < 1% 704
Utah 68% 9% 4% 17% 1% 126
Virginia 24% 18% 6% 52% < 1% 231
Washington 27% 14% 8% 51% < 1% 186
Wisconsin 14% 9% 17% 59% 2% 180

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 147. 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 35% 7% 3% 54% < 1% 147
Arizona 45% 9% 8% 38% < 1% 183
California 43% 8% 5% 42% 1% 855
Colorado 42% 8% 6% 44% < 1% 127
Florida 44% 8% 4% 42% 2% 524
Georgia 47% 11% < 1% 40% 2% 266
Idaho 46% 12% 5% 36% < 1% 106
Illinois 38% 7% 4% 49% 1% 400
Indiana 34% 8% 3% 56% < 1% 186
Iowa 35% 5% 3% 57% < 1% 119
Kansas 31% 9% 6% 52% 1% 105
Kentucky 36% 5% 5% 53% 1% 104
Louisiana 40% 10% 5% 45% 1% 129
Maryland 29% 7% 6% 56% 2% 177
Massachusetts 32% 9% 5% 53% 1% 154
Michigan 28% 9% 5% 58% < 1% 283
Minnesota 27% 8% 4% 61% 1% 161
Missouri 36% 9% 2% 52% 1% 181
Nebraska 37% 10% 1% 52% < 1% 106
New Jersey 35% 9% 5% 51% < 1% 266
New York 36% 10% 4% 49% < 1% 507
North Carolina 44% 6% 3% 45% 1% 262
North Dakota 29% 5% 4% 62% < 1% 122
Ohio 38% 8% 6% 47% 1% 366
Oklahoma 38% 6% 3% 53% < 1% 100
Oregon 40% 7% 5% 47% 1% 108
Pennsylvania 39% 6% 4% 50% 1% 401
South Carolina 40% 7% 7% 45% 1% 127
South Dakota 29% 6% 7% 56% 1% 114
Tennessee 45% 5% 1% 48% 2% 160
Texas 43% 9% 4% 44% 1% 704
Utah 44% 19% 3% 31% 2% 126
Virginia 38% 11% 5% 46% < 1% 231
Washington 45% 7% 3% 44% 1% 186
Wisconsin 24% 10% 9% 56% 1% 180

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 147. 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 59% 22% 7% 11% 1% 147
Arizona 57% 20% 8% 15% < 1% 183
California 60% 16% 10% 13% 1% 855
Colorado 60% 15% 17% 7% 1% 127
Florida 66% 15% 9% 10% < 1% 524
Georgia 66% 16% 11% 7% 1% 266
Idaho 70% 12% 12% 7% < 1% 106
Illinois 52% 18% 10% 18% 1% 400
Indiana 56% 14% 10% 18% 1% 186
Iowa 57% 26% 6% 10% 1% 119
Kansas 58% 26% 13% 2% < 1% 105
Kentucky 68% 12% 7% 12% 1% 104
Louisiana 69% 16% 8% 8% < 1% 129
Maryland 52% 24% 11% 10% 2% 177
Massachusetts 48% 22% 10% 20% < 1% 154
Michigan 56% 20% 12% 11% 1% 283
Minnesota 57% 26% 8% 8% < 1% 161
Missouri 64% 18% 9% 8% 1% 181
Nebraska 55% 20% 11% 12% 1% 106
New Jersey 62% 17% 10% 11% < 1% 266
New York 56% 17% 12% 14% 1% 507
North Carolina 63% 18% 11% 7% 1% 262
North Dakota 52% 19% 13% 16% < 1% 122
Ohio 61% 13% 16% 9% 1% 366
Oklahoma 57% 19% 5% 19% < 1% 100
Oregon 62% 18% 4% 13% 2% 108
Pennsylvania 55% 21% 12% 11% 1% 401
South Carolina 65% 17% 11% 7% 1% 127
South Dakota 59% 15% 10% 14% 2% 114
Tennessee 66% 17% 6% 11% < 1% 160
Texas 63% 18% 11% 8% < 1% 704
Utah 83% 7% 5% 4% 1% 126
Virginia 56% 21% 14% 10% < 1% 231
Washington 64% 16% 8% 10% 2% 186
Wisconsin 52% 26% 9% 12% < 1% 180

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 147. 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 39% 16% 9% 35% < 1% 147
Arizona 47% 15% 12% 26% < 1% 183
California 43% 17% 15% 25% 1% 855
Colorado 47% 17% 14% 22% < 1% 127
Florida 46% 15% 12% 27% 1% 524
Georgia 44% 14% 13% 28% 1% 266
Idaho 37% 19% 19% 26% < 1% 106
Illinois 40% 18% 12% 29% 1% 400
Indiana 37% 18% 15% 30% < 1% 186
Iowa 32% 18% 25% 25% 1% 119
Kansas 35% 21% 17% 21% 5% 105
Kentucky 39% 16% 18% 26% < 1% 104
Louisiana 41% 18% 18% 19% 4% 129
Maryland 40% 15% 11% 33% 1% 177
Massachusetts 38% 12% 19% 31% 1% 154
Michigan 37% 20% 14% 27% 1% 283
Minnesota 38% 20% 14% 28% < 1% 161
Missouri 45% 20% 11% 24% 1% 181
Nebraska 34% 22% 19% 24% 1% 106
New Jersey 40% 16% 12% 31% < 1% 266
New York 43% 17% 12% 27% 1% 507
North Carolina 48% 15% 12% 24% < 1% 262
North Dakota 45% 5% 19% 30% < 1% 122
Ohio 44% 17% 18% 21% 1% 366
Oklahoma 33% 25% 11% 30% 2% 100
Oregon 44% 22% 17% 16% < 1% 108
Pennsylvania 38% 25% 12% 25% 1% 401
South Carolina 42% 14% 12% 30% 1% 127
South Dakota 35% 17% 7% 41% < 1% 114
Tennessee 54% 13% 13% 19% 2% 160
Texas 46% 20% 13% 21% 1% 704
Utah 49% 33% 10% 8% 1% 126
Virginia 45% 18% 22% 15% 1% 231
Washington 51% 17% 11% 20% 1% 186
Wisconsin 33% 18% 19% 28% 1% 180

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 147. 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% 5% 44% 2% 2% 147
Arizona 42% 9% 39% 7% 3% 183
California 37% 10% 44% 6% 3% 855
Colorado 40% 8% 47% 3% 1% 127
Florida 32% 12% 48% 6% 2% 524
Georgia 52% 7% 35% 4% 2% 266
Idaho 44% 1% 50% 5% < 1% 106
Illinois 32% 10% 49% 7% 1% 400
Indiana 33% 8% 52% 4% 4% 186
Iowa 41% 5% 46% 4% 3% 119
Kansas 38% 4% 56% 2% 1% 105
Kentucky 47% 5% 41% 6% 1% 104
Louisiana 48% 7% 38% 4% 3% 129
Maryland 32% 7% 52% 6% 4% 177
Massachusetts 27% 11% 53% 8% 2% 154
Michigan 30% 6% 54% 8% 2% 283
Minnesota 33% 9% 51% 5% 2% 161
Missouri 39% 9% 43% 4% 4% 181
Nebraska 42% 6% 45% 6% 1% 106
New Jersey 37% 9% 46% 6% 1% 266
New York 35% 9% 48% 5% 2% 507
North Carolina 38% 11% 45% 5% < 1% 262
North Dakota 37% 7% 53% 3% < 1% 122
Ohio 37% 9% 44% 7% 3% 366
Oklahoma 31% 9% 55% 4% 2% 100
Oregon 42% 9% 44% 4% 1% 108
Pennsylvania 44% 9% 42% 4% 1% 401
South Carolina 51% 4% 39% 2% 5% 127
South Dakota 37% 9% 48% 5% 1% 114
Tennessee 47% 10% 36% 4% 3% 160
Texas 43% 9% 40% 8% 1% 704
Utah 59% 8% 28% 3% 2% 126
Virginia 35% 8% 50% 5% 2% 231
Washington 33% 12% 48% 5% 3% 186
Wisconsin 32% 9% 49% 7% 3% 180

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 147. 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 32% 67% 1% < 1% 147
Arizona 45% 51% 2% 2% 183
California 34% 63% 2% 1% 855
Colorado 48% 49% < 1% 3% 127
Florida 36% 62% 1% 1% 524
Georgia 42% 56% 1% < 1% 266
Idaho 40% 60% < 1% < 1% 106
Illinois 31% 67% 1% 1% 400
Indiana 30% 68% 1% < 1% 186
Iowa 35% 63% 1% < 1% 119
Kansas 33% 67% < 1% < 1% 105
Kentucky 36% 64% < 1% < 1% 104
Louisiana 43% 57% < 1% < 1% 129
Maryland 39% 59% 2% < 1% 177
Massachusetts 30% 67% 1% 1% 154
Michigan 31% 68% 1% < 1% 283
Minnesota 40% 58% 1% 2% 161
Missouri 38% 62% < 1% < 1% 181
Nebraska 40% 60% < 1% < 1% 106
New Jersey 31% 69% < 1% < 1% 266
New York 34% 65% 1% < 1% 507
North Carolina 38% 61% 1% < 1% 262
North Dakota 42% 58% < 1% < 1% 122
Ohio 35% 63% 1% < 1% 366
Oklahoma 32% 66% 2% < 1% 100
Oregon 44% 54% < 1% 2% 108
Pennsylvania 39% 60% < 1% < 1% 401
South Carolina 31% 64% 3% 2% 127
South Dakota 43% 57% < 1% < 1% 114
Tennessee 39% 57% 4% < 1% 160
Texas 37% 62% 1% < 1% 704
Utah 53% 45% 2% < 1% 126
Virginia 32% 67% 1% < 1% 231
Washington 42% 57% 1% < 1% 186
Wisconsin 30% 69% 1% < 1% 180

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who read scripture…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 46% 19% 7% 28% < 1% 147
Arizona 42% 7% 12% 40% < 1% 183
California 37% 15% 9% 39% < 1% 855
Colorado 43% 6% 10% 40% < 1% 127
Florida 38% 15% 11% 36% < 1% 524
Georgia 50% 15% 11% 24% < 1% 266
Idaho 50% 16% 10% 24% < 1% 106
Illinois 29% 16% 13% 42% < 1% 400
Indiana 33% 11% 16% 40% < 1% 186
Iowa 30% 13% 13% 44% < 1% 119
Kansas 34% 13% 10% 43% < 1% 105
Kentucky 43% 11% 8% 39% < 1% 104
Louisiana 43% 15% 9% 32% < 1% 129
Maryland 35% 24% 6% 35% < 1% 177
Massachusetts 22% 10% 12% 55% 1% 154
Michigan 29% 11% 11% 47% 1% 283
Minnesota 30% 9% 18% 43% < 1% 161
Missouri 44% 13% 11% 32% < 1% 181
Nebraska 26% 16% 10% 48% < 1% 106
New Jersey 30% 14% 8% 48% 1% 266
New York 30% 10% 14% 45% < 1% 507
North Carolina 42% 23% 9% 26% < 1% 262
North Dakota 29% 18% 13% 40% < 1% 122
Ohio 39% 12% 8% 40% < 1% 366
Oklahoma 41% 15% 10% 35% < 1% 100
Oregon 44% 8% 8% 39% < 1% 108
Pennsylvania 32% 14% 14% 39% 1% 401
South Carolina 48% 17% 9% 26% 1% 127
South Dakota 25% 13% 12% 50% < 1% 114
Tennessee 53% 9% 12% 24% 3% 160
Texas 42% 15% 14% 29% < 1% 704
Utah 74% 6% 8% 10% 2% 126
Virginia 39% 17% 11% 33% < 1% 231
Washington 38% 17% 8% 37% < 1% 186
Wisconsin 25% 17% 11% 47% < 1% 180

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 84% 11% 5% 147
Arizona 91% 8% 1% 183
California 88% 8% 4% 855
Colorado 84% 11% 5% 127
Florida 84% 10% 6% 524
Georgia 92% 5% 3% 266
Idaho 98% 2% < 1% 106
Illinois 89% 6% 5% 400
Indiana 88% 3% 9% 186
Iowa 90% 6% 4% 119
Kansas 92% 4% 4% 105
Kentucky 93% 1% 6% 104
Louisiana 90% 7% 4% 129
Maryland 89% 7% 4% 177
Massachusetts 85% 11% 4% 154
Michigan 89% 7% 4% 283
Minnesota 92% 4% 4% 161
Missouri 89% 9% 2% 181
Nebraska 95% 3% 1% 106
New Jersey 89% 5% 7% 266
New York 88% 7% 5% 507
North Carolina 93% 3% 4% 262
North Dakota 96% 4% < 1% 122
Ohio 89% 7% 4% 366
Oklahoma 95% 3% 1% 100
Oregon 90% 6% 4% 108
Pennsylvania 88% 7% 4% 401
South Carolina 94% 2% 4% 127
South Dakota 95% 2% 3% 114
Tennessee 88% 6% 6% 160
Texas 90% 6% 4% 704
Utah 97% 1% 2% 126
Virginia 90% 7% 4% 231
Washington 87% 7% 7% 186
Wisconsin 87% 6% 7% 180

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …in hell

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 74% 20% 6% 147
Arizona 66% 28% 6% 183
California 68% 24% 7% 855
Colorado 66% 23% 10% 127
Florida 66% 27% 7% 524
Georgia 75% 19% 6% 266
Idaho 69% 26% 6% 106
Illinois 73% 20% 7% 400
Indiana 75% 20% 5% 186
Iowa 75% 20% 5% 119
Kansas 74% 23% 4% 105
Kentucky 85% 13% 2% 104
Louisiana 78% 14% 8% 129
Maryland 63% 29% 8% 177
Massachusetts 59% 35% 6% 154
Michigan 72% 23% 5% 283
Minnesota 69% 22% 9% 161
Missouri 76% 20% 5% 181
Nebraska 73% 22% 5% 106
New Jersey 61% 28% 11% 266
New York 61% 31% 8% 507
North Carolina 77% 16% 7% 262
North Dakota 73% 20% 7% 122
Ohio 72% 21% 7% 366
Oklahoma 79% 16% 5% 100
Oregon 71% 23% 5% 108
Pennsylvania 71% 22% 7% 401
South Carolina 77% 11% 11% 127
South Dakota 83% 11% 6% 114
Tennessee 71% 21% 8% 160
Texas 77% 19% 4% 704
Utah 58% 38% 4% 126
Virginia 75% 17% 7% 231
Washington 61% 29% 11% 186
Wisconsin 71% 25% 4% 180

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 59% 8% 33% 147
Arizona 49% 17% 34% 183
California 38% 18% 44% 855
Colorado 52% 12% 36% 127
Florida 45% 14% 41% 524
Georgia 49% 18% 32% 266
Idaho 67% 11% 22% 106
Illinois 41% 17% 43% 400
Indiana 46% 18% 35% 186
Iowa 48% 18% 34% 119
Kansas 58% 18% 24% 105
Kentucky 41% 13% 46% 104
Louisiana 47% 17% 36% 129
Maryland 39% 16% 45% 177
Massachusetts 43% 13% 44% 154
Michigan 42% 16% 42% 283
Minnesota 53% 11% 37% 161
Missouri 42% 18% 40% 181
Nebraska 54% 17% 28% 106
New Jersey 41% 19% 41% 266
New York 38% 19% 43% 507
North Carolina 49% 15% 36% 262
North Dakota 55% 20% 25% 122
Ohio 47% 16% 37% 366
Oklahoma 54% 18% 29% 100
Oregon 34% 25% 40% 108
Pennsylvania 46% 11% 43% 401
South Carolina 50% 14% 36% 127
South Dakota 66% 5% 29% 114
Tennessee 58% 15% 28% 160
Texas 47% 15% 38% 704
Utah 76% 8% 16% 126
Virginia 52% 12% 36% 231
Washington 44% 22% 34% 186
Wisconsin 57% 14% 29% 180

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

State Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 44% 38% 16% 2% 147
Arizona 49% 30% 16% 5% 183
California 37% 39% 20% 4% 855
Colorado 35% 39% 23% 3% 127
Florida 40% 37% 19% 4% 524
Georgia 45% 38% 14% 3% 266
Idaho 48% 37% 13% 2% 106
Illinois 37% 39% 21% 4% 400
Indiana 40% 40% 12% 7% 186
Iowa 44% 32% 20% 4% 119
Kansas 41% 33% 26% < 1% 105
Kentucky 39% 37% 18% 6% 104
Louisiana 55% 31% 11% 4% 129
Maryland 33% 40% 20% 6% 177
Massachusetts 34% 41% 21% 3% 154
Michigan 37% 39% 18% 6% 283
Minnesota 49% 36% 13% 2% 161
Missouri 41% 30% 21% 8% 181
Nebraska 39% 36% 18% 7% 106
New Jersey 31% 43% 22% 4% 266
New York 40% 36% 18% 5% 507
North Carolina 41% 41% 16% 3% 262
North Dakota 44% 36% 17% 3% 122
Ohio 40% 34% 21% 6% 366
Oklahoma 39% 42% 13% 5% 100
Oregon 31% 41% 23% 6% 108
Pennsylvania 38% 43% 12% 8% 401
South Carolina 44% 45% 10% 2% 127
South Dakota 53% 34% 12% 2% 114
Tennessee 40% 39% 15% 6% 160
Texas 43% 37% 16% 4% 704
Utah 61% 29% 8% 1% 126
Virginia 42% 40% 11% 6% 231
Washington 38% 38% 19% 5% 186
Wisconsin 44% 42% 12% 2% 180

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who would rather have…

State Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 64% 35% < 1% 1% 147
Arizona 63% 36% < 1% 1% 183
California 51% 44% 3% 2% 855
Colorado 57% 40% 2% 2% 127
Florida 55% 40% 2% 3% 524
Georgia 54% 39% 2% 5% 266
Idaho 71% 28% < 1% 1% 106
Illinois 55% 41% 2% 3% 400
Indiana 61% 31% 5% 2% 186
Iowa 64% 28% 1% 6% 119
Kansas 69% 27% 1% 3% 105
Kentucky 56% 37% 4% 3% 104
Louisiana 60% 34% 3% 2% 129
Maryland 55% 40% 1% 4% 177
Massachusetts 52% 41% 4% 3% 154
Michigan 58% 37% 3% 2% 283
Minnesota 71% 24% 3% 2% 161
Missouri 63% 33% 2% 2% 181
Nebraska 77% 22% 1% 1% 106
New Jersey 49% 48% 2% 2% 266
New York 51% 46% 1% 2% 507
North Carolina 60% 35% 2% 3% 262
North Dakota 81% 16% 1% 1% 122
Ohio 63% 30% 3% 4% 366
Oklahoma 69% 28% 2% < 1% 100
Oregon 62% 30% 1% 8% 108
Pennsylvania 65% 30% 1% 3% 401
South Carolina 60% 33% 2% 5% 127
South Dakota 72% 23% 2% 3% 114
Tennessee 61% 33% 1% 5% 160
Texas 52% 45% 2% 2% 704
Utah 78% 17% 1% 5% 126
Virginia 67% 31% 1% 2% 231
Washington 65% 29% 4% 2% 186
Wisconsin 66% 31% 2% 1% 180

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 147. 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 58% 38% 3% < 1% 147
Arizona 57% 39% 2% 2% 183
California 45% 51% 3% 1% 855
Colorado 38% 59% 1% 2% 127
Florida 52% 43% 4% 1% 524
Georgia 51% 45% 3% 1% 266
Idaho 57% 39% 3% 2% 106
Illinois 48% 47% 3% 2% 400
Indiana 59% 36% 4% < 1% 186
Iowa 42% 54% 4% < 1% 119
Kansas 50% 42% 6% 2% 105
Kentucky 46% 48% 4% 2% 104
Louisiana 48% 48% 1% 4% 129
Maryland 45% 51% 2% 1% 177
Massachusetts 52% 45% 2% 1% 154
Michigan 46% 48% 5% 1% 283
Minnesota 47% 45% 7% 1% 161
Missouri 54% 42% 4% < 1% 181
Nebraska 64% 33% 3% < 1% 106
New Jersey 48% 49% 2% 1% 266
New York 49% 46% 5% 1% 507
North Carolina 48% 49% 2% 1% 262
North Dakota 58% 36% 4% 2% 122
Ohio 52% 44% 2% 1% 366
Oklahoma 56% 41% < 1% 2% 100
Oregon 34% 57% 6% 2% 108
Pennsylvania 50% 45% 3% 1% 401
South Carolina 51% 45% 4% < 1% 127
South Dakota 58% 36% 3% 2% 114
Tennessee 51% 44% 2% 3% 160
Texas 51% 45% 3% 2% 704
Utah 63% 36% 1% < 1% 126
Virginia 54% 42% 3% < 1% 231
Washington 48% 45% 4% 2% 186
Wisconsin 57% 40% 2% 1% 180

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say abortion should be…

State Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 35% 62% 3% 147
Arizona 46% 52% 2% 183
California 50% 47% 3% 855
Colorado 45% 52% 3% 127
Florida 53% 44% 3% 524
Georgia 46% 52% 1% 266
Idaho 24% 73% 4% 106
Illinois 47% 52% 1% 400
Indiana 36% 63% < 1% 186
Iowa 43% 55% 2% 119
Kansas 45% 53% 2% 105
Kentucky 35% 58% 6% 104
Louisiana 33% 65% 2% 129
Maryland 63% 34% 3% 177
Massachusetts 64% 31% 4% 154
Michigan 54% 44% 2% 283
Minnesota 43% 53% 4% 161
Missouri 43% 54% 4% 181
Nebraska 44% 53% 3% 106
New Jersey 58% 39% 3% 266
New York 57% 40% 3% 507
North Carolina 51% 45% 5% 262
North Dakota 47% 52% < 1% 122
Ohio 42% 54% 4% 366
Oklahoma 59% 41% < 1% 100
Oregon 54% 44% 2% 108
Pennsylvania 42% 54% 4% 401
South Carolina 47% 51% 2% 127
South Dakota 48% 51% 2% 114
Tennessee 40% 57% 3% 160
Texas 43% 54% 2% 704
Utah 29% 71% < 1% 126
Virginia 55% 44% 2% 231
Washington 51% 46% 3% 186
Wisconsin 47% 51% 2% 180

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say homosexuality…

State Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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% 43% 2% 1% 147
Arizona 55% 32% 6% 7% 183
California 65% 28% 4% 2% 855
Colorado 70% 22% 3% 4% 127
Florida 67% 26% 5% 2% 524
Georgia 59% 34% 4% 3% 266
Idaho 51% 38% 9% 2% 106
Illinois 66% 26% 4% 4% 400
Indiana 56% 37% 5% 3% 186
Iowa 60% 34% 4% 2% 119
Kansas 60% 29% 8% 2% 105
Kentucky 50% 34% 12% 4% 104
Louisiana 61% 26% 6% 8% 129
Maryland 63% 29% 7% 2% 177
Massachusetts 76% 19% 4% 1% 154
Michigan 65% 28% 4% 3% 283
Minnesota 63% 32% 4% 1% 161
Missouri 60% 33% 3% 4% 181
Nebraska 57% 38% 2% 2% 106
New Jersey 72% 20% 4% 5% 266
New York 66% 26% 4% 4% 507
North Carolina 57% 36% 4% 3% 262
North Dakota 56% 39% 3% 2% 122
Ohio 64% 30% 4% 2% 366
Oklahoma 62% 36% 2% < 1% 100
Oregon 53% 35% 8% 3% 108
Pennsylvania 64% 28% 5% 2% 401
South Carolina 57% 30% 8% 5% 127
South Dakota 62% 30% 5% 4% 114
Tennessee 51% 45% 1% 3% 160
Texas 61% 32% 3% 3% 704
Utah 45% 52% 2% < 1% 126
Virginia 66% 27% 4% 3% 231
Washington 63% 31% 4% 2% 186
Wisconsin 69% 26% 1% 5% 180

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …same-sex marriage

State Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 147. 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 44% 51% 5% 147
Arizona 48% 41% 11% 183
California 56% 38% 6% 855
Colorado 62% 33% 6% 127
Florida 51% 40% 9% 524
Georgia 45% 49% 6% 266
Idaho 44% 44% 12% 106
Illinois 56% 34% 10% 400
Indiana 46% 47% 7% 186
Iowa 49% 42% 8% 119
Kansas 54% 41% 6% 105
Kentucky 43% 46% 12% 104
Louisiana 43% 48% 9% 129
Maryland 56% 35% 9% 177
Massachusetts 62% 30% 8% 154
Michigan 51% 41% 7% 283
Minnesota 58% 40% 3% 161
Missouri 50% 41% 9% 181
Nebraska 45% 45% 10% 106
New Jersey 58% 34% 8% 266
New York 56% 37% 7% 507
North Carolina 47% 46% 7% 262
North Dakota 44% 48% 7% 122
Ohio 51% 44% 5% 366
Oklahoma 53% 44% 4% 100
Oregon 53% 43% 5% 108
Pennsylvania 50% 42% 8% 401
South Carolina 43% 50% 7% 127
South Dakota 45% 47% 8% 114
Tennessee 45% 48% 8% 160
Texas 50% 43% 7% 704
Utah 36% 61% 3% 126
Virginia 54% 38% 8% 231
Washington 55% 36% 9% 186
Wisconsin 56% 38% 6% 180

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 147. 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% 50% 3% 3% 147
Arizona 39% 57% 1% 2% 183
California 43% 54% 2% 2% 855
Colorado 38% 61% 1% < 1% 127
Florida 41% 56% 2% 1% 524
Georgia 38% 59% 1% 2% 266
Idaho 55% 43% 1% 1% 106
Illinois 39% 57% 2% 1% 400
Indiana 44% 54% 1% < 1% 186
Iowa 35% 62% 1% 2% 119
Kansas 44% 49% 4% 2% 105
Kentucky 54% 44% 2% 1% 104
Louisiana 45% 52% 1% 2% 129
Maryland 39% 61% < 1% < 1% 177
Massachusetts 44% 53% 2% 1% 154
Michigan 37% 56% 5% 2% 283
Minnesota 39% 57% 3% 1% 161
Missouri 40% 57% 2% 1% 181
Nebraska 40% 54% 3% 3% 106
New Jersey 31% 66% 1% 2% 266
New York 34% 62% 1% 3% 507
North Carolina 38% 60% < 1% 2% 262
North Dakota 51% 46% 2% 1% 122
Ohio 41% 55% 3% 1% 366
Oklahoma 39% 56% 1% 3% 100
Oregon 40% 58% < 1% 2% 108
Pennsylvania 45% 51% 1% 2% 401
South Carolina 35% 63% < 1% 2% 127
South Dakota 50% 49% 1% < 1% 114
Tennessee 42% 53% 3% 2% 160
Texas 36% 60% 2% 3% 704
Utah 50% 46% 3% 1% 126
Virginia 43% 56% 1% < 1% 231
Washington 32% 64% 1% 2% 186
Wisconsin 36% 61% 2% 1% 180

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 147. 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 15% 47% 1% 34% 3% 147
Arizona 19% 34% 3% 39% 5% 183
California 24% 36% 3% 33% 3% 855
Colorado 19% 43% 2% 35% 1% 127
Florida 19% 35% 4% 39% 4% 524
Georgia 16% 36% 3% 43% 2% 266
Idaho 11% 39% 3% 40% 7% 106
Illinois 26% 36% 2% 33% 2% 400
Indiana 16% 39% 3% 39% 4% 186
Iowa 19% 42% 4% 31% 4% 119
Kansas 23% 34% 3% 36% 5% 105
Kentucky 11% 35% 1% 44% 8% 104
Louisiana 20% 44% 2% 31% 4% 129
Maryland 25% 37% 6% 28% 5% 177
Massachusetts 23% 39% 3% 32% 3% 154
Michigan 24% 33% 3% 39% 2% 283
Minnesota 15% 36% 9% 38% 2% 161
Missouri 15% 41% 2% 40% 2% 181
Nebraska 20% 46% 2% 33% < 1% 106
New Jersey 28% 35% 3% 31% 4% 266
New York 20% 36% 3% 39% 3% 507
North Carolina 21% 40% 2% 35% 3% 262
North Dakota 20% 35% 5% 37% 3% 122
Ohio 21% 39% 2% 35% 4% 366
Oklahoma 17% 37% 2% 40% 4% 100
Oregon 22% 39% 4% 28% 7% 108
Pennsylvania 17% 38% 3% 38% 4% 401
South Carolina 16% 51% 1% 27% 5% 127
South Dakota 23% 32% < 1% 39% 6% 114
Tennessee 14% 37% 4% 42% 4% 160
Texas 21% 37% 4% 36% 2% 704
Utah 7% 43% 1% 46% 3% 126
Virginia 17% 50% 2% 28% 3% 231
Washington 17% 34% 6% 39% 4% 186
Wisconsin 20% 40% 1% 34% 5% 180