Interpreting scripture among adults in the Greatest generation

% of adults in the Greatest generation 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 = 585. 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 44% 20% 5% 19% 12% 585
2007 40% 25% 7% 16% 12% 2,001

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Interpreting scripture among adults in the Greatest generation by religious group

% of adults in the Greatest generation 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 39% 29% 5% 19% 9% 142
Evangelical Protestant 74% 11% 5% 3% 6% 130
Mainline Protestant 36% 25% 7% 17% 15% 178

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 215. 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 < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 137
Not the word of God < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 133

Gender composition among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 215. 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% 64% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 65% 137
Not the word of God 54% 46% 133

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 210. 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 82% 10% 1% 6% 1% 210
Word of God; not everything taken literally 92% 6% 1% < 1% 1% 136
Not the word of God 84% 4% 6% 4% 2% 130

Immigrant status among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 212. 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 4% 18% 78% 212
Word of God; not everything taken literally 5% 20% 75% 137
Not the word of God 8% 44% 48% 130

Income distribution among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation 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 = 149. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 70% 17% 12% 1% 149
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 36% 15% 7% 108
Not the word of God 28% 24% 26% 22% 100

Educational distribution among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 215. 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 73% 20% 5% 3% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 28% 15% 10% 137
Not the word of God 45% 24% 16% 15% 131

Marital status among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 214. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 32% < 1% 3% 62% 4% 214
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% < 1% 1% 67% 2% 137
Not the word of God 35% < 1% 8% 56% 1% 132

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 215. 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 < 1% 100% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally < 1% 100% 137
Not the word of God < 1% 100% 133

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation 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 = 215. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 86% 7% < 1% 7% < 1% < 1% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 74% 18% 4% 3% < 1% 1% 137
Not the word of God 16% 29% 13% 1% 30% 12% 133

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 215. 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 94% 4% 2% < 1% < 1% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 73% 26% < 1% < 1% < 1% 137
Not the word of God 23% 23% 28% 23% 2% 133

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation 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 = 215. 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 62% 17% 19% 1% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 26% 18% < 1% 137
Not the word of God 21% 32% 47% < 1% 133

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 215. 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 87% 9% 1% 1% 2% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 78% 11% 3% 6% 1% 137
Not the word of God 27% 7% 5% 60% 1% 133

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation 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 = 215. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 42% 8% 5% 41% 3% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 6% 13% 50% 1% 137
Not the word of God 5% 2% 2% 90% 1% 133

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation 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 = 215. 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 76% 6% 3% 10% 5% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 7% 5% 24% 3% 137
Not the word of God 26% 10% 5% 55% 4% 133

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation 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 = 215. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 86% 8% 2% 4% < 1% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 73% 7% 9% 9% 3% 137
Not the word of God 40% 8% 11% 41% < 1% 133

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation 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 = 215. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 53% 10% 8% 24% 4% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 16% 11% 33% 4% 137
Not the word of God 37% 11% 17% 31% 5% 133

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation 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 = 215. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 58% 5% 31% 4% 2% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 3% 51% 5% 4% 137
Not the word of God 11% 15% 52% 16% 6% 133

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation 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 = 215. 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 40% 53% 1% 6% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 68% < 1% 3% 137
Not the word of God 14% 78% 2% 6% 133

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation 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 = 215. 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 62% 12% 3% 20% 4% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 9% 10% 35% 2% 137
Not the word of God 11% 2% 10% 78% < 1% 133

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 215. 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 90% 7% 3% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 85% 9% 6% 137
Not the word of God 11% 73% 16% 133

Belief in Hell among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 215. 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 73% 15% 12% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 34% 15% 137
Not the word of God 8% 85% 6% 133

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 215. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 43% 10% 47% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 10% 39% 137
Not the word of God 25% 12% 63% 133

Political ideology among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 215. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 55% 25% 13% 7% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 47% 11% 2% 137
Not the word of God 26% 33% 36% 4% 133

Views about size of government among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 215. 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 60% 27% 6% 8% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 58% 33% 3% 7% 137
Not the word of God 50% 36% 7% 6% 133

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation 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 = 215. 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 40% 50% 3% 7% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 54% 3% 3% 137
Not the word of God 32% 65% 3% 1% 133

Views about abortion among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 215. 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 30% 64% 6% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 44% 7% 137
Not the word of God 71% 23% 6% 133

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 215. 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% 67% 4% 6% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 39% 5% 7% 137
Not the word of God 63% 31% 1% 5% 133

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 215. 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% 72% 13% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 51% 15% 137
Not the word of God 62% 31% 6% 133

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation 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 = 215. 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 40% 38% 6% 16% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 51% 4% 8% 137
Not the word of God 31% 60% 1% 8% 133

Views about human evolution among adults in the Greatest generation by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Greatest generation 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
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Word of God; should be taken literally 11% 10% 5% 54% 21% 215
Word of God; not everything taken literally 25% 25% 5% 38% 8% 137
Not the word of God 51% 8% 4% 23% 14% 133