Gender composition 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 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% 1,545
Evangelical Protestant 43% 57% 4,757
Historically Black Protestant 41% 59% 1,094
Jehovah's Witness 29% 71% 107
Mainline Protestant 40% 60% 1,266
Mormon 39% 61% 210
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 50% 50% 546

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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 gender

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

Gender composition 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,178. 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 15% 35% 31% 19% 4,178
Women 14% 33% 29% 23% 5,418

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

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

Gender composition Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,178. 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 10% 11% 29% 36% 12% 1% 4,178
Women 8% 11% 28% 35% 16% 2% 5,418

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

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

Gender composition White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,191. 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% 19% 3% 19% 3% 4,191
Women 57% 20% 2% 18% 4% 5,498

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

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

Gender composition Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,189. 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% 7% 74% 4,189
Women 16% 8% 76% 5,456

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 3,730. 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 40% 22% 24% 13% 3,730
Women 51% 21% 19% 8% 4,595

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

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

Gender composition High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,218. 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 59% 26% 10% 5% 4,218
Women 53% 31% 11% 5% 5,523

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

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

Gender composition Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,235. 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% 5% 14% 5% 23% 4,235
Women 49% 5% 16% 12% 17% 5,533

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

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

Gender composition Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,232. 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 27% 73% 4,232
Women 33% 67% 5,544

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,251. 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 86% 11% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 4,251
Women 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 5,560

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 gender

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,251. 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 82% 14% 2% 2% < 1% 4,251
Women 87% 10% 1% 1% < 1% 5,560

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,251. 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% 28% 14% < 1% 4,251
Women 63% 26% 11% 1% 5,560

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

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

Gender composition At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,251. 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 74% 14% 4% 7% 1% 4,251
Women 84% 10% 2% 3% < 1% 5,560

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 gender

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,251. 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% 13% 10% 32% < 1% 4,251
Women 48% 13% 8% 29% 1% 5,560

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,251. 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 51% 7% 4% 35% 3% 4,251
Women 54% 7% 3% 34% 2% 5,560

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 gender

% 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…

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 = 4,251. 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% 12% 7% 9% 1% 4,251
Women 78% 10% 5% 5% 1% 5,560

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 gender

% 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…

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 = 4,251. 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% 15% 12% 26% 2% 4,251
Women 46% 14% 10% 27% 3% 5,560

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 gender

% 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

Gender composition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,251. 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% 5% 31% 5% 2% 4,251
Women 62% 4% 29% 4% 2% 5,560

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 gender

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,251. 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 48% 49% 1% 2% 4,251
Women 43% 55% 1% 2% 5,560

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,251. 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 58% 12% 8% 22% 1% 4,251
Women 66% 10% 5% 17% 1% 5,560

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

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

Gender composition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,251. 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 91% 4% 4% 4,251
Women 91% 5% 4% 5,560

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

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

Gender composition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,251. 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 85% 10% 5% 4,251
Women 80% 13% 7% 5,560

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Gender composition Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,251. 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 49% 17% 35% 4,251
Women 40% 20% 40% 5,560

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

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

Gender composition Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,251. 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% 21% 16% 6% 4,251
Women 50% 28% 14% 8% 5,560

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,251. 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% 2% 2% 4,251
Women 44% 50% 2% 4% 5,560

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 gender

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,251. 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% 41% 3% 2% 4,251
Women 47% 47% 4% 2% 5,560

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,251. 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 30% 65% 5% 4,251
Women 32% 63% 4% 5,560

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

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

Gender composition Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,251. 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 31% 62% 4% 4% 4,251
Women 41% 50% 4% 5% 5,560

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

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

Gender composition Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,251. 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% 70% 7% 4,251
Women 29% 62% 9% 5,560

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,251. 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% 41% 3% 3% 4,251
Women 45% 48% 2% 5% 5,560

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,251. 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% 23% 2% 57% 5% 4,251
Women 12% 22% 2% 59% 5% 5,560