Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who have completed…

Religious tradition High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
Catholic 40% 29% 20% 12% 2,764
Evangelical Protestant 35% 38% 17% 10% 2,462
Historically Black Protestant 38% 40% 11% 11% 464
Jehovah's Witness 56% 32% 8% 4% 102
Jewish 23% 27% 26% 24% 183
Mainline Protestant 32% 34% 20% 13% 2,154
Mormon 20% 42% 26% 11% 359
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 57% 31% 9% 4% 709

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are ages…

Educational distribution 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,566. 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.
High school or less 27% 28% 24% 21% 2,566
Some college 29% 33% 24% 14% 2,706
College 18% 41% 26% 15% 2,492
Post-graduate degree 9% 42% 30% 19% 1,598

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Educational distribution Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,566. 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.
High school or less 20% 11% 24% 29% 15% 1% 2,566
Some college 20% 15% 27% 28% 9% 1% 2,706
College 9% 16% 34% 31% 9% 1% 2,492
Post-graduate degree 2% 15% 34% 36% 12% 1% 1,598

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Educational distribution Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 48% 52% 2,598
Some college 42% 58% 2,736
College 46% 54% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 48% 52% 1,630

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

Educational distribution White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,581. 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.
High school or less 66% 10% 1% 19% 4% 2,581
Some college 70% 12% 2% 11% 4% 2,719
College 77% 7% 5% 9% 3% 2,508
Post-graduate degree 77% 10% 5% 5% 3% 1,605

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Educational distribution Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,570. 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.
High school or less 15% 10% 75% 2,570
Some college 9% 11% 80% 2,710
College 11% 11% 78% 2,531
Post-graduate degree 12% 10% 78% 1,616

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who have a household income of…

Educational distribution Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,246. 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.
High school or less 46% 24% 21% 9% 2,246
Some college 29% 23% 34% 14% 2,440
College 12% 18% 36% 35% 2,246
Post-graduate degree 7% 10% 35% 48% 1,466

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Educational distribution Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,591. 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.
High school or less 43% 6% 13% 8% 29% 2,591
Some college 46% 8% 13% 5% 28% 2,731
College 66% 4% 9% 4% 19% 2,535
Post-graduate degree 69% 3% 9% 5% 15% 1,625

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Educational distribution Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,591. 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.
High school or less 26% 74% 2,591
Some college 32% 68% 2,731
College 37% 63% 2,535
Post-graduate degree 37% 63% 1,622

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say they…

Educational distribution Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 71% 24% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 2,598
Some college 79% 19% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,736
College 81% 18% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 80% 18% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,630

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say religion is…

Educational distribution Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 55% 36% 7% 2% < 1% 2,598
Some college 63% 30% 5% 2% < 1% 2,736
College 66% 29% 4% 1% 1% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 72% 23% 4% < 1% < 1% 1,630

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who attend religious services…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 34% 41% 24% < 1% 2,598
Some college 39% 43% 18% < 1% 2,736
College 51% 36% 12% < 1% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 58% 32% 9% 1% 1,630

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who pray…

Educational distribution At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 57% 22% 7% 13% < 1% 2,598
Some college 66% 20% 6% 8% < 1% 2,736
College 68% 21% 5% 7% < 1% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 71% 19% 5% 5% < 1% 1,630

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who attend prayer group…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 22% 11% 9% 58% < 1% 2,598
Some college 25% 11% 12% 52% < 1% 2,736
College 27% 12% 13% 47% < 1% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 29% 14% 15% 43% < 1% 1,630

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who meditate…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 35% 8% 4% 52% 1% 2,598
Some college 39% 8% 4% 48% 1% 2,736
College 41% 9% 5% 44% 1% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 47% 9% 4% 39% 1% 1,630

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 54% 17% 11% 17% 1% 2,598
Some college 62% 18% 9% 10% 1% 2,736
College 65% 18% 10% 6% < 1% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 65% 18% 11% 6% < 1% 1,630

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 39% 16% 13% 32% 1% 2,598
Some college 45% 18% 13% 23% 1% 2,736
College 44% 20% 15% 20% 1% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 45% 19% 17% 18% 1% 1,630

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Educational distribution Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 33% 8% 52% 6% 2% 2,598
Some college 39% 9% 46% 4% 2% 2,736
College 42% 10% 39% 6% 3% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 45% 11% 33% 8% 3% 1,630

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say…

Educational distribution There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 31% 68% 1% 1% 2,598
Some college 37% 61% 1% < 1% 2,736
College 43% 56% 1% < 1% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 42% 56% 1% < 1% 1,630

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who read scripture…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 32% 14% 11% 44% 1% 2,598
Some college 40% 14% 11% 35% < 1% 2,736
College 40% 14% 10% 35% < 1% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 44% 15% 12% 28% < 1% 1,630

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …in heaven

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 88% 8% 4% 2,598
Some college 90% 6% 4% 2,736
College 90% 5% 5% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 88% 7% 6% 1,630

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …in hell

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 70% 24% 6% 2,598
Some college 73% 21% 6% 2,736
College 70% 22% 8% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 65% 26% 9% 1,630

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

Educational distribution Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 40% 21% 39% 2,598
Some college 48% 14% 38% 2,736
College 54% 11% 35% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 49% 10% 41% 1,630

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Educational distribution Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 37% 37% 19% 7% 2,598
Some college 43% 36% 17% 4% 2,736
College 44% 39% 15% 2% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 35% 45% 18% 2% 1,630

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who would rather have…

Educational distribution Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 50% 44% 2% 3% 2,598
Some college 62% 34% 2% 3% 2,736
College 67% 29% 2% 2% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 63% 33% 2% 1% 1,630

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say government aid to the poor…

Educational distribution Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 48% 47% 3% 2% 2,598
Some college 52% 44% 3% 1% 2,736
College 54% 41% 4% 1% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 46% 50% 3% 1% 1,630

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say abortion should be…

Educational distribution Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 46% 50% 3% 2,598
Some college 49% 49% 3% 2,736
College 50% 48% 2% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 51% 46% 2% 1,630

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say homosexuality…

Educational distribution Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 61% 32% 4% 3% 2,598
Some college 62% 31% 4% 3% 2,736
College 64% 28% 5% 3% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 66% 27% 5% 2% 1,630

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …same-sex marriage

Educational distribution Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 49% 42% 8% 2,598
Some college 53% 41% 7% 2,736
College 53% 41% 6% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 56% 38% 7% 1,630

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say…

Educational distribution Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 42% 54% 2% 2% 2,598
Some college 41% 56% 2% 1% 2,736
College 40% 56% 2% 2% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 34% 64% 1% 1% 1,630

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say humans…

Educational distribution Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,598. 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.
High school or less 23% 32% 3% 38% 4% 2,598
Some college 17% 39% 2% 39% 3% 2,736
College 21% 41% 4% 31% 3% 2,545
Post-graduate degree 20% 47% 5% 26% 2% 1,630