Interpreting scripture among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 134. 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 7% 8% < 1% 72% 13% 134
Catholic 34% 30% 2% 27% 7% 2,884
Evangelical Protestant 54% 30% 3% 8% 4% 2,210
Hindu 18% 20% 1% 51% 9% 103
Historically Black Protestant 63% 22% 2% 8% 5% 1,326
Jehovah's Witness 59% 31% 2% 2% 6% 109
Jewish 11% 22% < 1% 62% 5% 442
Mainline Protestant 28% 32% 2% 31% 8% 1,908
Mormon 43% 38% 2% 14% 3% 119
Muslim 45% 29% 8% 12% 6% 163
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 13% 10% 1% 70% 5% 3,419

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