Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 65% 24% 7% 4% 1,529
Evangelical Protestant 49% 33% 13% 5% 4,722
Historically Black Protestant 60% 28% 8% 4% 1,087
Jehovah's Witness 71% 18% 8% 4% 104
Mainline Protestant 56% 29% 11% 5% 1,263
Mormon 35% 39% 17% 9% 209
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 74% 18% 6% 2% 544

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are ages…

Educational distribution 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,385. 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% 31% 30% 24% 4,385
Some college 17% 35% 30% 18% 2,780
College 12% 40% 32% 16% 1,638
Post-graduate degree 8% 46% 25% 20% 758

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Educational distribution Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,385. 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 9% 10% 26% 35% 17% 2% 4,385
Some college 11% 12% 29% 35% 12% 1% 2,780
College 4% 14% 34% 37% 10% 1% 1,638
Post-graduate degree 1% 13% 40% 31% 14% 1% 758

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Educational distribution Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,434. 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 45% 55% 4,434
Some college 38% 62% 2,836
College 42% 58% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 46% 54% 786

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who identify as…

Educational distribution White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,394. 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 52% 20% 1% 24% 3% 4,394
Some college 61% 19% 2% 13% 4% 2,799
College 65% 16% 7% 8% 4% 1,655
Post-graduate degree 61% 16% 10% 9% 4% 781

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Educational distribution Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,343. 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% 7% 72% 4,343
Some college 10% 9% 81% 2,805
College 16% 7% 78% 1,672
Post-graduate degree 19% 7% 75% 776

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 3,706. 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 60% 21% 14% 5% 3,706
Some college 38% 26% 26% 10% 2,448
College 19% 18% 38% 25% 1,468
Post-graduate degree 13% 15% 38% 35% 685

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Educational distribution Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,414. 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% 6% 16% 11% 21% 4,414
Some college 53% 5% 15% 7% 19% 2,827
College 65% 3% 13% 5% 14% 1,679
Post-graduate degree 72% 2% 9% 5% 13% 784

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Educational distribution Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,427. 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 28% 72% 4,427
Some college 33% 67% 2,831
College 37% 63% 1,677
Post-graduate degree 36% 64% 779

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,434. 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 84% 13% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 4,434
Some college 93% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,836
College 94% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 94% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 786

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,434. 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 82% 14% 2% 1% 1% 4,434
Some college 87% 11% 2% 1% < 1% 2,836
College 90% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 91% 7% 1% 1% 1% 786

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,434. 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% 30% 16% 1% 4,434
Some college 63% 26% 10% < 1% 2,836
College 75% 20% 5% < 1% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 77% 17% 5% < 1% 786

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who pray…

Educational distribution At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,434. 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 76% 14% 3% 6% 1% 4,434
Some college 84% 10% 2% 3% < 1% 2,836
College 88% 8% 2% 2% 1% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 89% 7% 3% 1% < 1% 786

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,434. 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% 13% 9% 35% 1% 4,434
Some college 47% 14% 10% 29% 1% 2,836
College 57% 13% 9% 20% 1% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 57% 14% 10% 18% < 1% 786

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,434. 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 51% 7% 3% 35% 3% 4,434
Some college 54% 7% 3% 35% 2% 2,836
College 55% 6% 2% 35% 3% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 61% 5% 3% 28% 3% 786

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,434. 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% 11% 6% 9% 1% 4,434
Some college 80% 10% 5% 5% 1% 2,836
College 80% 10% 5% 4% 1% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 87% 8% 2% 3% 1% 786

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,434. 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 45% 13% 10% 29% 3% 4,434
Some college 45% 16% 12% 26% 1% 2,836
College 49% 15% 11% 23% 2% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 53% 17% 12% 16% 2% 786

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,434. 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% 5% 34% 5% 2% 4,434
Some college 65% 4% 26% 3% 2% 2,836
College 70% 4% 21% 3% 2% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 72% 5% 16% 5% 1% 786

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,434. 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% 59% 1% 2% 4,434
Some college 51% 47% 1% 1% 2,836
College 61% 37% 1% < 1% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 61% 38% 1% < 1% 786

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,434. 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% 11% 7% 23% 1% 4,434
Some college 67% 12% 6% 15% 1% 2,836
College 74% 10% 5% 10% 1% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 75% 10% 6% 9% < 1% 786

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …in heaven

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,434. 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 92% 4% 4% 4,434
Some college 91% 5% 4% 2,836
College 87% 5% 8% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 88% 6% 6% 786

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …in hell

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,434. 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 81% 13% 6% 4,434
Some college 85% 11% 5% 2,836
College 83% 10% 8% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 81% 12% 7% 786

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who identify as…

Educational distribution Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,434. 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% 21% 42% 4,434
Some college 48% 17% 35% 2,836
College 62% 12% 25% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 58% 13% 29% 786

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Educational distribution Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,434. 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% 24% 18% 9% 4,434
Some college 54% 28% 12% 6% 2,836
College 66% 22% 8% 4% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 62% 27% 8% 4% 786

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,434. 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% 55% 2% 3% 4,434
Some college 57% 38% 2% 3% 2,836
College 69% 28% 2% 2% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 66% 32% 1% 2% 786

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,434. 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 45% 49% 3% 3% 4,434
Some college 53% 41% 4% 2% 2,836
College 62% 33% 3% 2% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 55% 38% 5% 2% 786

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,434. 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% 63% 5% 4,434
Some college 33% 63% 4% 2,836
College 27% 69% 3% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 29% 68% 3% 786

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who say homosexuality…

Educational distribution Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,434. 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% 53% 4% 4% 4,434
Some college 36% 55% 5% 4% 2,836
College 29% 63% 5% 4% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 30% 62% 4% 5% 786

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …same-sex marriage

Educational distribution Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,434. 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% 63% 9% 4,434
Some college 26% 68% 6% 2,836
College 21% 72% 6% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 24% 70% 6% 786

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,434. 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% 44% 2% 5% 4,434
Some college 48% 47% 3% 2% 2,836
College 50% 44% 2% 3% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 46% 49% 2% 3% 786

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by educational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,434. 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 14% 21% 3% 55% 7% 4,434
Some college 9% 25% 1% 61% 3% 2,836
College 8% 21% 2% 66% 4% 1,685
Post-graduate degree 6% 26% 1% 63% 4% 786