State among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by state

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are in…

Interpreting scriptureAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally3%< 1%2%1%10%1%1%< 1%< 1%7%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%3%1%1%4%< 1%3%< 1%3%10%1%< 1%3%2%1%1%< 1%7,652
Word of God; not everything taken literally2%< 1%2%1%11%2%1%< 1%< 1%7%4%< 1%1%4%2%1%1%1%2%< 1%2%1%3%2%1%2%< 1%1%1%< 1%3%1%5%3%< 1%4%1%1%4%< 1%1%< 1%2%8%2%< 1%2%2%1%2%< 1%5,922
Word of God; other/don't know2%< 1%2%1%9%2%1%< 1%< 1%6%3%< 1%< 1%3%2%1%1%1%1%< 1%2%2%3%2%2%2%1%1%< 1%< 1%4%1%5%5%< 1%3%1%2%3%< 1%1%< 1%4%7%1%< 1%4%2%1%2%< 1%730
Not the word of God1%< 1%2%1%16%2%2%< 1%< 1%7%2%1%1%4%2%1%1%1%1%1%2%3%3%2%< 1%2%< 1%< 1%1%1%4%1%7%3%< 1%3%1%2%4%< 1%1%< 1%1%7%1%< 1%2%3%< 1%2%< 1%5,170
Other/don't know1%< 1%3%1%14%1%1%< 1%< 1%8%3%< 1%1%4%2%1%1%1%1%1%2%2%3%2%< 1%2%< 1%1%1%1%3%1%6%4%< 1%4%1%1%3%< 1%2%1%3%7%< 1%< 1%3%2%1%1%< 1%1,481
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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