Interpreting scripture among older Millennials

% of older Millennials who say the holy scripture is…

Survey year Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,128. 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 23% 25% 1% 42% 7% 4,128
2007 28% 28% 3% 34% 7% 3,087

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Interpreting scripture among older Millennials by religious group

% of older Millennials who say the holy scripture is…

Religious tradition Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 26% 30% 2% 34% 8% 648
Evangelical Protestant 41% 39% 2% 11% 7% 866
Historically Black Protestant 48% 33% 2% 10% 7% 216
Mainline Protestant 19% 37% 2% 34% 8% 440
Mormon 29% 57% 7% 6% 1% 108
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 10% 10% < 1% 73% 7% 1,430

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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 52% 48% < 1% < 1% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 43% < 1% < 1% 1,052
Not the word of God 58% 42% < 1% < 1% 1,855
Other/don't know 59% 41% < 1% < 1% 285

Gender composition among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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 44% 56% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 53% 1,052
Not the word of God 56% 44% 1,855
Other/don't know 53% 47% 285

Racial and ethnic composition among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 860. 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% 22% 4% 30% 3% 860
Word of God; not everything taken literally 60% 14% 4% 16% 6% 1,046
Not the word of God 66% 8% 8% 14% 5% 1,838
Other/don't know 52% 14% 9% 21% 4% 276

Immigrant status among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 847. 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% 9% 61% 847
Word of God; not everything taken literally 16% 9% 74% 1,038
Not the word of God 15% 12% 73% 1,837
Other/don't know 20% 8% 71% 279

Income distribution among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who have a household income of…

Interpreting scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 779. 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% 23% 17% 5% 779
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 26% 29% 9% 987
Not the word of God 34% 24% 27% 15% 1,776
Other/don't know 39% 25% 26% 10% 245

Educational distribution among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 866. 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% 31% 13% 5% 866
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 36% 21% 12% 1,051
Not the word of God 21% 36% 28% 15% 1,853
Other/don't know 30% 43% 19% 8% 283

Marital status among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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% 13% 8% < 1% 36% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 11% 7% 1% 38% 1,049
Not the word of God 31% 18% 6% < 1% 44% 1,848
Other/don't know 35% 17% 8% < 1% 39% 283

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

% of older Millennials who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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 61% 39% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 53% 47% 1,047
Not the word of God 33% 67% 1,851
Other/don't know 47% 53% 283

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who say they…

Interpreting scripture Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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% 17% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 75% 21% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 1,052
Not the word of God 25% 26% 14% < 1% 30% 5% 1,855
Other/don't know 54% 27% 5% 2% 7% 5% 285

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

% of older Millennials who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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 81% 15% 2% 2% 1% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 59% 32% 6% 2% 1% 1,052
Not the word of God 13% 30% 25% 32% < 1% 1,855
Other/don't know 38% 33% 20% 6% 2% 285

Attendance at religious services among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who attend religious services…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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 54% 31% 15% < 1% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 44% 19% < 1% 1,052
Not the word of God 5% 33% 61% < 1% 1,855
Other/don't know 19% 41% 38% 2% 285

Frequency of prayer among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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% 16% 5% 6% < 1% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 60% 23% 8% 10% < 1% 1,052
Not the word of God 20% 13% 8% 58% < 1% 1,855
Other/don't know 46% 16% 10% 28% < 1% 285

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

% of older Millennials who attend prayer group…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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 38% 17% 12% 33% < 1% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 14% 11% 51% < 1% 1,052
Not the word of God 3% 3% 5% 89% < 1% 1,855
Other/don't know 15% 8% 11% 66% 1% 285

Frequency of meditation among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who meditate…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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 44% 8% 3% 43% 2% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 8% 4% 55% < 1% 1,052
Not the word of God 26% 12% 6% 56% < 1% 1,855
Other/don't know 35% 12% 4% 48% 2% 285

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

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

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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% 13% 8% 8% 1% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 19% 10% 13% 1% 1,052
Not the word of God 40% 19% 12% 27% 1% 1,855
Other/don't know 55% 16% 10% 16% 2% 285

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

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

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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% 15% 14% 27% 1% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 19% 16% 26% 1% 1,052
Not the word of God 49% 20% 13% 18% < 1% 1,855
Other/don't know 43% 13% 16% 27% < 1% 285

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

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

Interpreting scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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% 5% 29% 7% 1% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 12% 45% 5% 2% 1,052
Not the word of God 4% 19% 58% 17% 2% 1,855
Other/don't know 16% 15% 58% 7% 5% 285

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

% of older Millennials who say…

Interpreting scripture There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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% 55% 1% 1% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 65% 1% < 1% 1,052
Not the word of God 17% 81% 1% 1% 1,855
Other/don't know 20% 76% 3% 1% 285

Frequency of reading scripture among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who read scripture…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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% 13% 6% 23% 1% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 15% 10% 36% < 1% 1,052
Not the word of God 8% 6% 8% 78% < 1% 1,855
Other/don't know 22% 13% 9% 54% 2% 285

Belief in Heaven among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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% 6% 4% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 91% 5% 4% 1,052
Not the word of God 39% 53% 8% 1,855
Other/don't know 65% 18% 16% 285

Belief in Hell among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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% 13% 5% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 77% 19% 4% 1,052
Not the word of God 27% 66% 7% 1,855
Other/don't know 55% 28% 17% 285

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 867. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 37% 26% 37% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 19% 38% 1,052
Not the word of God 22% 20% 58% 1,855
Other/don't know 29% 34% 38% 285

Political ideology among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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 44% 26% 20% 11% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 39% 20% 7% 1,052
Not the word of God 13% 38% 44% 6% 1,855
Other/don't know 20% 37% 24% 19% 285

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

% of older Millennials who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 35% 60% 2% 3% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 52% 44% 2% 2% 1,052
Not the word of God 46% 47% 4% 4% 1,855
Other/don't know 39% 43% 6% 12% 285

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

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

Interpreting scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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% 50% 4% 2% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 48% 47% 4% 1% 1,052
Not the word of God 34% 61% 3% 2% 1,855
Other/don't know 43% 41% 9% 7% 285

Views about abortion among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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% 66% 3% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 54% 2% 1,052
Not the word of God 78% 20% 2% 1,855
Other/don't know 52% 33% 15% 285

Views about homosexuality among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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% 47% 5% 4% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 64% 29% 4% 3% 1,052
Not the word of God 91% 6% 2% 1% 1,855
Other/don't know 73% 15% 7% 5% 285

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

% of older Millennials who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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 38% 54% 8% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 38% 5% 1,052
Not the word of God 89% 8% 3% 1,855
Other/don't know 70% 20% 10% 285

Views about environmental regulation among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who say…

Interpreting scripture Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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% 50% 2% 3% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 60% 2% 2% 1,052
Not the word of God 23% 74% 2% 2% 1,855
Other/don't know 30% 52% 8% 10% 285

Views about human evolution among older Millennials by interpretation of scripture

% of older Millennials who say humans…

Interpreting scripture Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 867. 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 17% 27% 2% 51% 3% 867
Word of God; not everything taken literally 22% 37% 2% 37% 2% 1,052
Not the word of God 67% 19% 4% 8% 1% 1,855
Other/don't know 31% 29% 14% 15% 11% 285