Interpreting scripture among younger Millennials

% of younger Millennials who say the holy scripture is…

Survey year Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,291. 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.
2014 20% 31% 1% 44% 5% 3,291

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Interpreting scripture among younger Millennials by religious group

% of younger Millennials who say the holy scripture is…

Religious tradition Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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 19% 44% 1% 30% 6% 533
Evangelical Protestant 38% 45% 3% 11% 3% 643
Historically Black Protestant 43% 39% 1% 12% 5% 184
Mainline Protestant 19% 49% 1% 27% 4% 371
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 7% 11% 1% 77% 4% 1,180

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 100% < 1% < 1% < 1% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 100% < 1% < 1% < 1% 985
Not the word of God 100% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,459
Other/don't know 100% < 1% < 1% < 1% 147

Gender composition among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 46% 54% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 54% 985
Not the word of God 57% 43% 1,459
Other/don't know 57% 43% 147

Racial and ethnic composition among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 641. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 42% 26% 3% 23% 5% 641
Word of God; not everything taken literally 55% 14% 5% 21% 5% 984
Not the word of God 59% 7% 9% 20% 5% 1,441
Other/don't know 48% 15% 7% 21% 8% 144

Immigrant status among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 634. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 16% 16% 68% 634
Word of God; not everything taken literally 13% 20% 67% 976
Not the word of God 12% 23% 65% 1,442
Other/don't know 13% 18% 69% 140

Income distribution among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who have a household income of…

Interpreting scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 523. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 53% 16% 20% 11% 523
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 20% 26% 17% 840
Not the word of God 36% 21% 25% 18% 1,293
Other/don't know 52% 17% 19% 12% 105

Educational distribution among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 59% 36% 5% 1% 640
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 42% 10% 1% 985
Not the word of God 44% 43% 12% 1% 1,457
Other/don't know 38% 53% 7% 1% 146

Marital status among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 641. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 14% 9% 2% < 1% 75% 641
Word of God; not everything taken literally 7% 7% 1% < 1% 84% 985
Not the word of God 4% 12% 1% < 1% 82% 1,455
Other/don't know 5% 9% 3% < 1% 82% 147

Parent of children under 18 among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 21% 79% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 12% 88% 984
Not the word of God 9% 91% 1,457
Other/don't know 10% 90% 146

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who say they…

Interpreting scripture 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 = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 88% 10% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 70% 26% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 985
Not the word of God 18% 23% 16% < 1% 38% 5% 1,459
Other/don't know 42% 26% 14% 1% 8% 9% 147

Importance of religion in one's life among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 75% 18% 4% 3% < 1% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 37% 7% 2% < 1% 985
Not the word of God 9% 27% 29% 34% < 1% 1,459
Other/don't know 26% 40% 22% 10% 2% 147

Attendance at religious services among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who attend religious services…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 58% 33% 10% < 1% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 45% 15% < 1% 985
Not the word of God 6% 34% 59% < 1% 1,459
Other/don't know 14% 51% 32% 2% 147

Frequency of prayer among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 70% 19% 5% 5% < 1% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 55% 25% 7% 13% < 1% 985
Not the word of God 13% 12% 9% 66% < 1% 1,459
Other/don't know 28% 19% 11% 39% 2% 147

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who attend prayer group…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 41% 17% 11% 30% < 1% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 25% 16% 13% 46% < 1% 985
Not the word of God 3% 5% 5% 88% < 1% 1,459
Other/don't know 8% 15% 5% 70% 2% 147

Frequency of meditation among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who meditate…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 37% 9% 4% 49% 2% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 27% 10% 4% 58% < 1% 985
Not the word of God 20% 11% 5% 62% 1% 1,459
Other/don't know 31% 10% 7% 50% 1% 147

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 68% 14% 8% 9% < 1% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 23% 11% 12% < 1% 985
Not the word of God 38% 21% 11% 29% 1% 1,459
Other/don't know 47% 20% 10% 18% 5% 147

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 41% 20% 12% 25% 2% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 23% 12% 20% < 1% 985
Not the word of God 54% 19% 11% 16% < 1% 1,459
Other/don't know 54% 14% 11% 19% 3% 147

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Interpreting scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 51% 8% 33% 7% 1% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 14% 43% 8% 1% 985
Not the word of God 4% 23% 54% 18% 1% 1,459
Other/don't know 17% 23% 40% 12% 7% 147

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who say…

Interpreting scripture 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 = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 32% 65% 1% 2% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 74% 1% < 1% 985
Not the word of God 13% 86% < 1% < 1% 1,459
Other/don't know 19% 77% 2% 3% 147

Frequency of reading scripture among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who read scripture…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 50% 16% 11% 22% 1% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 19% 11% 35% < 1% 985
Not the word of God 6% 7% 6% 81% < 1% 1,459
Other/don't know 21% 10% 5% 62% 2% 147

Belief in Heaven among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 93% 5% 2% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 91% 7% 2% 985
Not the word of God 40% 52% 8% 1,459
Other/don't know 64% 16% 20% 147

Belief in Hell among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 86% 12% 2% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 77% 20% 3% 985
Not the word of God 29% 65% 6% 1,459
Other/don't know 50% 33% 17% 147

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 43% 20% 37% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 16% 40% 985
Not the word of God 22% 19% 59% 1,459
Other/don't know 23% 39% 38% 147

Political ideology among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 41% 33% 17% 8% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 42% 21% 5% 985
Not the word of God 15% 36% 42% 6% 1,459
Other/don't know 17% 34% 29% 20% 147

Views about size of government among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 35% 63% 1% 2% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 53% 1% 1% 985
Not the word of God 46% 49% 2% 3% 1,459
Other/don't know 35% 47% 8% 10% 147

Views about government aid to the poor among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who say government aid to the poor…

Interpreting scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 45% 51% 2% 2% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 52% 3% < 1% 985
Not the word of God 36% 61% 2% 1% 1,459
Other/don't know 33% 53% 10% 4% 147

Views about abortion among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 31% 67% 2% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 54% 2% 985
Not the word of God 76% 23% 2% 1,459
Other/don't know 52% 38% 10% 147

Views about homosexuality among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 55% 40% 3% 2% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 74% 22% 3% 2% 985
Not the word of God 93% 6% 1% 1% 1,459
Other/don't know 76% 14% 6% 3% 147

Views about same-sex marriage among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 46% 49% 5% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 67% 30% 4% 985
Not the word of God 90% 8% 2% 1,459
Other/don't know 65% 21% 15% 147

Views about environmental regulation among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who say…

Interpreting scripture 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 = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 47% 48% 1% 3% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 33% 65% 1% 1% 985
Not the word of God 25% 72% 2% 2% 1,459
Other/don't know 36% 54% 2% 8% 147

Views about human evolution among younger Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of younger Millennials who say humans…

Interpreting scripture 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 = 644. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 19% 26% 1% 51% 3% 644
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 36% 2% 33% 2% 985
Not the word of God 73% 14% 3% 9% 1% 1,459
Other/don't know 44% 25% 8% 16% 8% 147