Alabama and Arkansas came out on top as 75% say they believe the Bible is literally true. West Virginia (70%) and Tennessee (68%) are close behind.
In Arkansas, the question proves to be one of the rare ones that doesn't cause divisions along party lines; 83% of Republicans and 75% of Democrats say the believe in the Bible's literal truth. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of women and 69% of men identify themselves as true believers.
Hmmm, maybe it wasn't such a good idea for the Democrats to drop "marriage is between a man and woman". Arkansas did overwhelming vote against gay marriage.
Also during the convention, the Democrats approved a platform for 2006-08 that removed language from the 2004-06 platform affirming that marriage is between a man and woman. Party officials said that was an issue during the election two years ago but isn’t an issue this year.
I'd just bet that some Republican candidate will pick this up and make it an issue.
One additional thought: Now that the Democrats don't consider gay marriage an issue, they believe it is now safe to state what they really believe. That gay marriage is OK by them. If it becomes an issue they'll flip back again. Democrats don't want people to know what they really stand for.