State among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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%8%2%1%< 1%< 1%6%4%< 1%1%4%3%1%1%2%2%< 1%1%1%4%2%2%2%< 1%1%1%< 1%1%1%3%4%< 1%4%1%1%5%< 1%2%< 1%4%9%1%< 1%3%2%1%2%< 1%5,455
Word of God; not everything taken literally2%< 1%3%1%9%1%1%< 1%< 1%6%3%< 1%1%4%2%1%1%1%2%< 1%2%2%4%2%1%2%< 1%1%1%< 1%2%< 1%5%3%< 1%5%2%1%5%< 1%1%< 1%2%7%2%< 1%3%2%1%2%< 1%6,038
Word of God; other/don't know1%< 1%1%1%7%2%1%< 1%< 1%6%4%< 1%< 1%3%3%1%1%1%2%1%1%1%4%2%2%3%1%1%< 1%< 1%3%1%3%5%< 1%5%1%2%3%< 1%1%< 1%5%6%1%< 1%4%3%1%4%< 1%558
Not the word of God1%< 1%2%1%14%2%2%< 1%< 1%6%2%1%1%4%2%1%1%1%1%1%2%4%3%2%1%2%< 1%1%1%1%3%1%7%2%< 1%4%1%1%4%< 1%1%< 1%1%7%1%< 1%3%2%< 1%2%< 1%5,844
Other/don't know1%< 1%3%1%13%1%1%< 1%< 1%6%3%< 1%< 1%4%2%1%1%1%2%1%2%2%3%3%< 1%3%< 1%1%1%1%3%< 1%6%4%< 1%3%1%2%4%< 1%1%1%2%6%1%< 1%2%3%1%2%< 1%1,291
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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