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

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

Religious tradition Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more 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 27% 21% 31% 21% 2,400
Evangelical Protestant 30% 22% 31% 18% 2,232
Historically Black Protestant 41% 22% 26% 11% 423
Jewish 18% 15% 23% 44% 159
Mainline Protestant 24% 21% 29% 26% 1,867
Mormon 23% 20% 36% 21% 329
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 45% 19% 23% 12% 635

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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 household income

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

Income distribution 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,055. 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.
Less than $30,000 31% 28% 22% 19% 2,055
$30,000-$49,999 25% 33% 22% 19% 1,675
$50,000-$99,999 20% 39% 27% 14% 2,614
$100,000 or more 16% 42% 32% 11% 1,992

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

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

Income distribution Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,055. 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.
Less than $30,000 19% 18% 23% 27% 13% 1% 2,055
$30,000-$49,999 15% 18% 26% 27% 13% 1% 1,675
$50,000-$99,999 13% 14% 31% 33% 8% < 1% 2,614
$100,000 or more 13% 7% 38% 37% 6% < 1% 1,992

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

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

Income distribution Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 40% 60% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 45% 55% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 49% 51% 2,630
$100,000 or more 55% 45% 2,013

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

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

Income distribution White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,061. 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.
Less than $30,000 59% 14% 2% 19% 5% 2,061
$30,000-$49,999 70% 10% 2% 14% 4% 1,680
$50,000-$99,999 77% 9% 3% 9% 3% 2,607
$100,000 or more 80% 7% 3% 7% 3% 1,991

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

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

Income distribution Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,046. 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.
Less than $30,000 17% 10% 73% 2,046
$30,000-$49,999 12% 10% 79% 1,682
$50,000-$99,999 9% 9% 83% 2,618
$100,000 or more 8% 11% 81% 2,002

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

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

Income distribution High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,072. 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.
Less than $30,000 57% 33% 7% 3% 2,072
$30,000-$49,999 41% 38% 15% 6% 1,690
$50,000-$99,999 26% 39% 22% 13% 2,626
$100,000 or more 17% 25% 31% 27% 2,010

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

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

Income distribution Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,071. 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.
Less than $30,000 28% 9% 20% 10% 34% 2,071
$30,000-$49,999 44% 8% 14% 7% 27% 1,687
$50,000-$99,999 65% 4% 9% 3% 20% 2,629
$100,000 or more 73% 4% 6% 2% 16% 2,010

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

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

Income distribution Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,072. 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.
Less than $30,000 29% 71% 2,072
$30,000-$49,999 29% 71% 1,687
$50,000-$99,999 35% 65% 2,625
$100,000 or more 39% 61% 2,008

BeliefsandPractices

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

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

Income distribution Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 73% 23% 3% 1% 1% < 1% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 76% 21% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 79% 19% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,630
$100,000 or more 79% 19% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,013

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 household income

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

Income distribution Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 58% 32% 7% 3% < 1% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 62% 32% 5% 1% < 1% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 63% 31% 5% 1% < 1% 2,630
$100,000 or more 63% 32% 4% 1% < 1% 2,013

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

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

Income distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 35% 39% 26% 1% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 42% 40% 17% < 1% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 46% 40% 14% < 1% 2,630
$100,000 or more 43% 44% 13% < 1% 2,013

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

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

Income distribution At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 63% 20% 6% 10% < 1% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 63% 21% 5% 11% < 1% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 64% 22% 6% 7% < 1% 2,630
$100,000 or more 62% 22% 8% 8% < 1% 2,013

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 household income

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

Income distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 25% 11% 11% 53% < 1% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 24% 13% 10% 54% < 1% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 25% 12% 12% 50% < 1% 2,630
$100,000 or more 22% 12% 13% 53% < 1% 2,013

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

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

Income distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 41% 8% 4% 45% 1% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 39% 9% 2% 49% 1% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 37% 8% 5% 49% 1% 2,630
$100,000 or more 35% 9% 5% 50% 1% 2,013

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 household income

% 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…

Income distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 59% 16% 9% 15% 1% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 61% 18% 9% 12% < 1% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 59% 20% 11% 9% 1% 2,630
$100,000 or more 59% 19% 13% 8% < 1% 2,013

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 household income

% 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…

Income distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 44% 15% 13% 27% 1% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 43% 18% 13% 25% 1% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 40% 19% 15% 24% < 1% 2,630
$100,000 or more 40% 20% 15% 23% 1% 2,013

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 household income

% 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

Income distribution Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 34% 10% 49% 6% 2% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 38% 7% 47% 6% 2% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 41% 8% 44% 5% 2% 2,630
$100,000 or more 39% 11% 43% 6% 2% 2,013

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 household income

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

Income distribution There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 30% 68% 1% 1% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 34% 65% 1% 1% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 41% 58% 1% < 1% 2,630
$100,000 or more 44% 55% 1% < 1% 2,013

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

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

Income distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 38% 14% 11% 37% < 1% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 39% 15% 10% 37% < 1% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 37% 14% 12% 37% < 1% 2,630
$100,000 or more 34% 13% 13% 39% < 1% 2,013

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

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

Income distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 88% 8% 4% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 89% 7% 4% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 91% 5% 4% 2,630
$100,000 or more 90% 6% 4% 2,013

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

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

Income distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 71% 24% 6% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 72% 23% 5% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 72% 21% 6% 2,630
$100,000 or more 69% 24% 7% 2,013

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Income distribution Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 32% 21% 48% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 44% 16% 40% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 53% 11% 36% 2,630
$100,000 or more 61% 8% 31% 2,013

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

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

Income distribution Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 33% 38% 22% 7% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 39% 40% 18% 3% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 44% 38% 15% 3% 2,630
$100,000 or more 47% 37% 15% 1% 2,013

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

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

Income distribution Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 44% 51% 2% 3% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 59% 36% 2% 3% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 66% 30% 2% 2% 2,630
$100,000 or more 72% 26% 1% 1% 2,013

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 household income

% 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…

Income distribution Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 37% 58% 4% 1% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 49% 47% 3% 1% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 58% 38% 3% 1% 2,630
$100,000 or more 60% 37% 2% 1% 2,013

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

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

Income distribution Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 48% 50% 3% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 49% 48% 3% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 48% 50% 2% 2,630
$100,000 or more 51% 47% 2% 2,013

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

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

Income distribution Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 63% 31% 4% 2% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 62% 31% 4% 3% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 62% 31% 5% 2% 2,630
$100,000 or more 66% 27% 4% 3% 2,013

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

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

Income distribution Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 53% 40% 7% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 54% 40% 6% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 50% 44% 6% 2,630
$100,000 or more 53% 40% 7% 2,013

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

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

Income distribution Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 40% 57% 1% 2% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 38% 59% 2% 1% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 39% 58% 2% 1% 2,630
$100,000 or more 45% 53% 1% 1% 2,013

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

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

Income distribution Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,075. 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.
Less than $30,000 22% 33% 2% 39% 3% 2,075
$30,000-$49,999 18% 39% 3% 37% 3% 1,691
$50,000-$99,999 20% 40% 2% 35% 2% 2,630
$100,000 or more 20% 42% 4% 30% 3% 2,013