Interpreting scripture among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain 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 = 1,819. 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 6% 10% < 1% 77% 7% 1,819
2007 6% 10% 2% 75% 8% 1,189

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Interpreting scripture among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by religious group

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain 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 9% 15% < 1% 66% 9% 310
Jewish 3% 6% < 1% 83% 9% 118
Mainline Protestant 3% 12% < 1% 78% 7% 277
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 4% 7% < 1% 84% 5% 850

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 34% 21% 15% 153
Not the word of God 36% 33% 20% 11% 1,449
Other/don't know 35% 35% 14% 17% 110

Generational cohort among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 22% 14% 29% 25% 9% 2% 153
Not the word of God 23% 21% 25% 23% 7% 1% 1,449
Other/don't know 25% 15% 29% 16% 12% 2% 110

Gender composition among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who are…

Interpreting scripture 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 46% 155
Not the word of God 61% 39% 1,467
Other/don't know 52% 48% 115

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 60% 8% 7% 21% 5% 153
Not the word of God 70% 3% 8% 15% 3% 1,448
Other/don't know 64% 4% 13% 15% 4% 115

Immigrant status among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 23% 12% 65% 153
Not the word of God 18% 16% 67% 1,454
Other/don't know 27% 12% 61% 113

Income distribution among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 23% 20% 18% 132
Not the word of God 28% 16% 27% 28% 1,349

Educational distribution among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
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Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 23% 10% 6% 153
Not the word of God 31% 29% 22% 17% 1,462
Other/don't know 42% 32% 15% 11% 113

Marital status among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 11% 10% 6% 39% 154
Not the word of God 42% 11% 9% 3% 35% 1,462
Other/don't know 40% 10% 5% 10% 34% 112

Parent of children under 18 among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 25% 75% 155
Not the word of God 24% 76% 1,461
Other/don't know 34% 66% 113

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 17% 43% 25% 14% 1% 155
Not the word of God 6% 28% 43% 23% < 1% 1,467
Other/don't know 12% 41% 35% 12% < 1% 115

Attendance at religious services among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 11% 48% 39% 1% 155
Not the word of God 5% 34% 61% < 1% 1,467
Other/don't know 10% 39% 49% 2% 115

Frequency of prayer among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 27% 14% 18% 41% < 1% 155
Not the word of God 12% 12% 11% 64% < 1% 1,467
Other/don't know 22% 15% 7% 55% 2% 115

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 8% 8% 8% 76% < 1% 155
Not the word of God 2% 2% 4% 92% < 1% 1,467
Other/don't know 7% 13% 3% 75% 2% 115

Frequency of meditation among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 16% 12% 8% 62% 2% 155
Not the word of God 24% 11% 7% 57% < 1% 1,467
Other/don't know 16% 11% 2% 69% 2% 115

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 27% 15% 18% 40% < 1% 155
Not the word of God 31% 17% 15% 36% 1% 1,467
Other/don't know 24% 25% 11% 37% 3% 115

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 9% 18% 34% < 1% 155
Not the word of God 46% 17% 16% 21% 1% 1,467
Other/don't know 46% 16% 8% 28% 2% 115

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 12% 16% 57% 14% 1% 155
Not the word of God 3% 22% 57% 16% 1% 1,467
Other/don't know 3% 20% 56% 16% 5% 115

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 26% 72% 1% 1% 155
Not the word of God 19% 79% 1% 1% 1,467
Other/don't know 23% 76% 1% 1% 115

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 8% 15% 11% 67% < 1% 155
Not the word of God 3% 4% 6% 87% < 1% 1,467
Other/don't know 9% 9% 9% 72% 1% 115

Belief in Heaven among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 67% 21% 12% 155
Not the word of God 32% 55% 12% 1,467
Other/don't know 39% 32% 29% 115

Belief in Hell among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 44% 9% 155
Not the word of God 22% 68% 10% 1,467
Other/don't know 26% 43% 30% 115

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 26% 43% 155
Not the word of God 23% 15% 61% 1,467
Other/don't know 20% 29% 51% 115

Political ideology among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 33% 30% 31% 6% 155
Not the word of God 15% 41% 39% 5% 1,467
Other/don't know 25% 35% 31% 9% 115

Views about size of government among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 52% 3% 3% 155
Not the word of God 48% 46% 3% 3% 1,467
Other/don't know 42% 37% 13% 7% 115

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 50% 2% 2% 155
Not the word of God 35% 61% 3% 2% 1,467
Other/don't know 26% 60% 11% 2% 115

Views about abortion among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 41% 3% 155
Not the word of God 83% 15% 2% 1,467
Other/don't know 78% 13% 8% 115

Views about homosexuality among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 74% 18% 5% 3% 155
Not the word of God 87% 9% 2% 2% 1,467
Other/don't know 82% 10% 3% 5% 115

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 25% 9% 155
Not the word of God 82% 14% 4% 1,467
Other/don't know 72% 15% 13% 115

Views about environmental regulation among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 62% 3% 4% 155
Not the word of God 26% 71% 2% 1% 1,467
Other/don't know 35% 58% 4% 4% 115

Views about human evolution among adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are not too or not at all certain 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 25% 3% 30% 1% 155
Not the word of God 75% 10% 5% 9% 2% 1,467
Other/don't know 60% 9% 15% 10% 6% 115