Gender composition 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 are…

Religious tradition Men Women 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 44% 56% 2,774
Evangelical Protestant 47% 53% 2,469
Historically Black Protestant 36% 64% 466
Jehovah's Witness 39% 61% 102
Jewish 52% 48% 184
Mainline Protestant 43% 57% 2,158
Mormon 49% 51% 360
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 53% 47% 713

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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 gender

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

Gender composition 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,507. 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.
Men 24% 34% 25% 16% 4,507
Women 24% 33% 25% 18% 4,870

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

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

Gender composition Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,507. 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.
Men 16% 14% 28% 30% 10% 1% 4,507
Women 16% 14% 27% 30% 12% 1% 4,870

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

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

Gender composition White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,509. 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.
Men 71% 9% 3% 13% 4% 4,509
Women 70% 11% 2% 13% 4% 4,934

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

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

Gender composition Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,526. 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.
Men 12% 10% 78% 4,526
Women 12% 10% 77% 4,920

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

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

Gender composition Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 4,124. 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.
Men 26% 20% 31% 23% 4,124
Women 33% 22% 28% 17% 4,285

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

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

Gender composition High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,553. 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.
Men 39% 31% 18% 12% 4,553
Women 36% 36% 18% 11% 4,956

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

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

Gender composition Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,558. 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.
Men 53% 6% 11% 3% 28% 4,558
Women 49% 6% 13% 8% 23% 4,954

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

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

Gender composition Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,550. 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.
Men 29% 71% 4,550
Women 33% 67% 4,956

BeliefsandPractices

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

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

Gender composition 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 = 4,573. 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.
Men 73% 23% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 4,573
Women 79% 18% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,969

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 gender

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

Gender composition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 57% 34% 6% 2% < 1% 4,573
Women 65% 29% 5% 1% < 1% 4,969

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

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

Gender composition At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 41% 40% 19% < 1% 4,573
Women 42% 40% 17% < 1% 4,969

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

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

Gender composition At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 56% 23% 8% 13% < 1% 4,573
Women 70% 19% 5% 6% 1% 4,969

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 gender

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

Gender composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 23% 11% 11% 54% < 1% 4,573
Women 25% 12% 11% 51% < 1% 4,969

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

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

Gender composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 37% 8% 5% 50% 1% 4,573
Women 41% 9% 4% 46% 1% 4,969

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 gender

% 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…

Gender composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 55% 18% 11% 14% 1% 4,573
Women 64% 17% 10% 9% 1% 4,969

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 gender

% 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…

Gender composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 43% 18% 14% 25% 1% 4,573
Women 42% 18% 14% 25% 1% 4,969

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 gender

% 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

Gender composition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 34% 9% 48% 6% 3% 4,573
Women 41% 9% 44% 5% 2% 4,969

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 gender

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

Gender composition 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 = 4,573. 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.
Men 41% 57% 1% < 1% 4,573
Women 32% 66% 1% 1% 4,969

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

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

Gender composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 34% 14% 11% 40% < 1% 4,573
Women 39% 14% 11% 36% < 1% 4,969

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

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

Gender composition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 89% 6% 4% 4,573
Women 89% 6% 5% 4,969

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

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

Gender composition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 73% 21% 6% 4,573
Women 68% 25% 7% 4,969

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Gender composition Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 52% 16% 32% 4,573
Women 41% 16% 43% 4,969

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

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

Gender composition Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 45% 36% 15% 4% 4,573
Women 36% 40% 19% 5% 4,969

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

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

Gender composition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 67% 29% 2% 2% 4,573
Women 51% 43% 2% 3% 4,969

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 gender

% 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…

Gender composition Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 56% 40% 3% 2% 4,573
Women 45% 51% 3% 1% 4,969

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

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

Gender composition Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 44% 53% 3% 4,573
Women 52% 45% 3% 4,969

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

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

Gender composition Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 54% 38% 5% 3% 4,573
Women 69% 24% 3% 3% 4,969

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

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

Gender composition Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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.
Men 46% 47% 7% 4,573
Women 57% 36% 7% 4,969

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

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

Gender composition 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 = 4,573. 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.
Men 45% 51% 2% 1% 4,573
Women 36% 61% 2% 2% 4,969

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

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

Gender composition 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 = 4,573. 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.
Men 19% 40% 3% 34% 4% 4,573
Women 21% 36% 3% 37% 3% 4,969