Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who read scripture at least once a week by importance of religion

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

StateVery importantSomewhat importantNot too importantNot at all importantDon't knowSample size
Alabama94%4%2%1%< 1%295
Arizona88%8%2%< 1%1%246
Arkansas86%11%< 1%2%1%162
Colorado89%10%< 1%1%< 1%152
Florida85%10%2%3%< 1%702
Georgia89%9%< 1%1%1%473
Idaho88%11%< 1%1%< 1%132
Illinois87%9%2%1%< 1%409
Indiana90%10%< 1%1%< 1%247
Iowa92%8%< 1%< 1%< 1%104
Kansas89%8%< 1%3%< 1%109
Kentucky89%10%< 1%< 1%< 1%202
Louisiana93%6%1%< 1%< 1%229
Massachusetts86%10%2%1%< 1%110
Minnesota92%8%< 1%< 1%1%168
Mississippi92%5%< 1%1%1%192
Montana87%8%< 1%2%2%106
New Jersey83%12%2%2%1%231
New Mexico87%7%3%1%2%115
New York84%11%2%2%1%511
North Carolina90%8%1%1%1%458
Ohio89%9%1%1%< 1%429
Oklahoma88%9%2%1%< 1%193
Oregon86%10%2%1%< 1%121
South Carolina92%7%< 1%< 1%1%252
Tennessee92%7%< 1%1%1%368
Texas89%8%1%1%< 1%1,103
Utah89%10%< 1%< 1%1%171
Washington82%15%2%1%< 1%218
West Virginia93%5%< 1%< 1%2%136
Wisconsin89%8%< 1%1%1%156
Wyoming82%13%3%1%< 1%115
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.

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