Interpreting scripture among adults who pray monthly

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 1,927. 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 15% 29% 1% 47% 9% 1,927
2007 17% 29% 1% 43% 9% 1,873

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Interpreting scripture among adults who pray monthly by religious group

% of adults who pray monthly 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 17% 30% 2% 44% 7% 485
Evangelical Protestant 27% 45% 2% 18% 8% 242
Mainline Protestant 12% 37% < 1% 44% 7% 417
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 7% 17% 1% 65% 9% 480

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 250. 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 24% 35% 26% 15% 250
Word of God; not everything taken literally 26% 39% 22% 14% 540
Not the word of God 29% 39% 23% 9% 922
Other/don't know 27% 29% 28% 16% 165

Generational cohort among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 250. 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% 20% 23% 29% 11% < 1% 250
Word of God; not everything taken literally 17% 18% 29% 26% 9% < 1% 540
Not the word of God 19% 19% 30% 27% 5% < 1% 922
Other/don't know 14% 20% 22% 36% 7% 1% 165

Gender composition among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 254. 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 64% 36% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 58% 42% 544
Not the word of God 57% 43% 935
Other/don't know 59% 41% 167

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 253. 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 48% 19% 4% 27% 3% 253
Word of God; not everything taken literally 72% 7% 5% 14% 2% 540
Not the word of God 67% 7% 5% 17% 4% 927
Other/don't know 61% 9% 9% 15% 5% 165

Immigrant status among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 246. 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 23% 11% 66% 246
Word of God; not everything taken literally 15% 11% 74% 538
Not the word of God 16% 13% 72% 926
Other/don't know 18% 11% 71% 160

Income distribution among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 216. 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% 24% 18% 13% 216
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 16% 29% 25% 485
Not the word of God 27% 18% 27% 28% 858
Other/don't know 40% 22% 25% 13% 140

Educational distribution among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 253. 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 63% 25% 7% 5% 253
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 32% 14% 9% 541
Not the word of God 33% 32% 20% 15% 930
Other/don't know 40% 36% 14% 10% 166

Marital status among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 254. 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% 11% 9% 6% 29% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 9% 12% 5% 26% 544
Not the word of God 43% 12% 10% 2% 33% 932
Other/don't know 48% 12% 12% 4% 25% 166

Parent of children under 18 among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 253. 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 28% 72% 253
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 68% 541
Not the word of God 27% 73% 933
Other/don't know 27% 73% 166

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 254. 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 63% 32% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 52% 40% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% 544
Not the word of God 23% 46% 18% 1% 9% 4% 935
Other/don't know 48% 37% 5% 2% 3% 6% 167

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 254. 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% 43% 4% 2% 1% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 22% 60% 15% 3% < 1% 544
Not the word of God 9% 51% 28% 11% < 1% 935
Other/don't know 23% 58% 16% 1% 2% 167

Attendance at religious services among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 254. 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 20% 56% 23% 1% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 10% 63% 26% < 1% 544
Not the word of God 4% 52% 43% < 1% 935
Other/don't know 7% 52% 41% 1% 167

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 254. 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 9% 10% 13% 68% < 1% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 4% 8% 11% 77% < 1% 544
Not the word of God 2% 4% 7% 87% < 1% 935
Other/don't know 5% 6% 7% 80% 1% 167

Frequency of meditation among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 254. 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 22% 16% 7% 55% 1% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 13% 12% 8% 66% 1% 544
Not the word of God 21% 17% 8% 53% 1% 935
Other/don't know 21% 18% 9% 49% 2% 167

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 254. 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% 17% 21% 1% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 25% 20% 22% 1% 544
Not the word of God 32% 23% 19% 25% 1% 935
Other/don't know 39% 21% 12% 23% 5% 167

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 254. 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 25% 15% 22% 37% 1% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 27% 19% 20% 33% 1% 544
Not the word of God 43% 19% 18% 20% 1% 935
Other/don't know 36% 19% 19% 23% 3% 167

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 254. 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 28% 6% 54% 10% 2% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 15% 12% 64% 7% 1% 544
Not the word of God 5% 18% 61% 15% 1% 935
Other/don't know 8% 17% 61% 6% 7% 167

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 254. 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% 68% < 1% 1% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 70% < 1% < 1% 544
Not the word of God 21% 78% 1% < 1% 935
Other/don't know 25% 67% 6% 3% 167

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 254. 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 13% 14% 19% 54% < 1% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 5% 12% 17% 66% < 1% 544
Not the word of God 3% 7% 11% 80% < 1% 935
Other/don't know 4% 13% 15% 66% 1% 167

Belief in Heaven among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 254. 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 92% 6% 2% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 90% 6% 3% 544
Not the word of God 54% 35% 11% 935
Other/don't know 64% 17% 19% 167

Belief in Hell among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 254. 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 80% 15% 5% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 68% 27% 5% 544
Not the word of God 35% 58% 8% 935
Other/don't know 42% 37% 21% 167

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 254. 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 36% 21% 43% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 18% 38% 544
Not the word of God 29% 17% 54% 935
Other/don't know 29% 33% 39% 167

Political ideology among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 254. 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% 28% 21% 10% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 46% 20% 5% 544
Not the word of God 18% 41% 38% 4% 935
Other/don't know 24% 38% 26% 13% 167

Views about size of government among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 254. 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% 54% 1% 4% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 58% 39% 2% 1% 544
Not the word of God 50% 45% 2% 3% 935
Other/don't know 48% 32% 8% 12% 167

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 254. 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% 46% 2% 2% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 41% 3% 2% 544
Not the word of God 38% 58% 3% 1% 935
Other/don't know 38% 43% 8% 11% 167

Views about abortion among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 254. 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 48% 51% 1% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 40% 2% 544
Not the word of God 76% 22% 3% 935
Other/don't know 63% 26% 11% 167

Views about homosexuality among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 254. 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 57% 39% 1% 4% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 73% 21% 4% 2% 544
Not the word of God 84% 12% 2% 2% 935
Other/don't know 70% 19% 6% 5% 167

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 254. 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% 48% 7% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 60% 33% 7% 544
Not the word of God 78% 16% 6% 935
Other/don't know 67% 22% 12% 167

Views about environmental regulation among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 254. 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 49% 49% 1% 1% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 58% 1% 1% 544
Not the word of God 29% 67% 2% 2% 935
Other/don't know 28% 60% 7% 5% 167

Views about human evolution among adults who pray monthly by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who pray monthly 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 = 254. 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 20% 30% 4% 44% 2% 254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 35% 3% 29% 2% 544
Not the word of God 61% 20% 4% 13% 2% 935
Other/don't know 32% 24% 18% 17% 9% 167