Interpreting scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say the holy scripture is…

Religious tradition Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 212. 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.
Buddhist 6% 8% 1% 72% 13% 212
Catholic 25% 34% 2% 31% 8% 4,619
Evangelical Protestant 46% 35% 3% 11% 6% 3,811
Hindu 10% 17% 1% 61% 11% 158
Historically Black Protestant 58% 25% 2% 10% 6% 1,290
Jewish 9% 22% 1% 60% 7% 633
Mainline Protestant 21% 35% 2% 32% 10% 3,901
Mormon 28% 53% 3% 11% 4% 267
Muslim 40% 29% 11% 14% 6% 178
Orthodox Christian 23% 36% 3% 31% 8% 113
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 10% < 1% 75% 7% 5,875

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