Interpreting scripture among immigrants

% of immigrants 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 = 3,954. 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 36% 22% 3% 31% 7% 3,954
2007 34% 23% 4% 26% 13% 3,186

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Interpreting scripture among immigrants by religious group

% of immigrants 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 41% 24% 4% 24% 7% 1,429
Evangelical Protestant 55% 27% 5% 7% 6% 603
Hindu 11% 15% 1% 62% 12% 171
Historically Black Protestant 65% 21% 5% 4% 6% 112
Mainline Protestant 31% 31% 3% 25% 9% 317
Muslim 38% 33% 12% 12% 5% 146
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 17% 10% 1% 65% 7% 810

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,243. 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% 50% 23% 11% 1,243
Word of God; not everything taken literally 27% 44% 19% 10% 884
Word of God; other/don't know 18% 32% 32% 18% 124
Not the word of God 26% 44% 21% 9% 1,339
Other/don't know 20% 46% 21% 14% 292

Generational cohort among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,243. 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 8% 19% 40% 26% 7% < 1% 1,243
Word of God; not everything taken literally 16% 19% 36% 22% 6% < 1% 884
Word of God; other/don't know 10% 9% 30% 37% 13% 1% 124
Not the word of God 15% 20% 35% 23% 6% < 1% 1,339
Other/don't know 8% 21% 37% 25% 8% 2% 292

Gender composition among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,264. 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% 54% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 54% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 40% 60% 126
Not the word of God 54% 46% 1,357
Other/don't know 49% 51% 306

Racial and ethnic composition among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,255. 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 8% 11% 11% 69% 1% 1,255
Word of God; not everything taken literally 22% 10% 15% 51% 2% 894
Word of God; other/don't know 19% 7% 13% 58% 3% 123
Not the word of God 30% 4% 25% 39% 2% 1,339
Other/don't know 16% 9% 25% 48% 3% 300

Income distribution among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants 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 = 1,022. 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 65% 19% 10% 6% 1,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 21% 22% 14% 771
Not the word of God 31% 19% 25% 25% 1,194
Other/don't know 48% 17% 15% 20% 234

Educational distribution among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,254. 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 69% 17% 10% 5% 1,254
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 25% 17% 11% 897
Word of God; other/don't know 62% 17% 12% 9% 123
Not the word of God 36% 25% 19% 20% 1,352
Other/don't know 41% 24% 19% 16% 297

Marital status among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,260. 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% 9% 15% 4% 18% 1,260
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 7% 12% 4% 26% 898
Word of God; other/don't know 53% 5% 13% 6% 23% 124
Not the word of God 47% 10% 10% 2% 31% 1,350
Other/don't know 57% 7% 13% 4% 19% 301

Parent of children under 18 among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,259. 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 47% 53% 1,259
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 59% 899
Word of God; other/don't know 33% 67% 125
Not the word of God 34% 66% 1,353
Other/don't know 44% 56% 299

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants 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 = 1,264. 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 69% 28% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 71% 24% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 72% 19% 2% 4% 1% 1% 126
Not the word of God 28% 28% 16% 1% 24% 3% 1,357
Other/don't know 57% 25% 9% 3% 4% 2% 306

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

% of immigrants who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,264. 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 85% 12% 2% 1% < 1% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 27% 4% 2% 1% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 75% 21% 2% 1% 1% 126
Not the word of God 21% 33% 21% 24% 1% 1,357
Other/don't know 48% 31% 12% 6% 3% 306

Attendance at religious services among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants 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 = 1,264. 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 59% 28% 13% < 1% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 38% 15% 1% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 51% 23% 25% < 1% 126
Not the word of God 13% 39% 47% 1% 1,357
Other/don't know 29% 44% 24% 2% 306

Frequency of prayer among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,264. 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% 14% 4% 6% 1% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 19% 8% 10% < 1% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 81% 7% 2% 10% < 1% 126
Not the word of God 27% 14% 9% 48% 1% 1,357
Other/don't know 49% 17% 8% 22% 4% 306

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,264. 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% 15% 9% 30% 1% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 14% 14% 42% 1% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 38% 10% 12% 40% 1% 126
Not the word of God 8% 7% 9% 76% < 1% 1,357
Other/don't know 20% 11% 8% 58% 3% 306

Frequency of meditation among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants 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 = 1,264. 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% 10% 4% 21% 4% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 8% 5% 36% 2% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 58% 3% 4% 27% 7% 126
Not the word of God 33% 10% 6% 48% 2% 1,357
Other/don't know 36% 13% 7% 39% 4% 306

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants 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 = 1,264. 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% 11% 7% 7% 2% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 16% 10% 10% 1% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 69% 9% 12% 3% 7% 126
Not the word of God 44% 16% 15% 23% 2% 1,357
Other/don't know 53% 14% 13% 15% 5% 306

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants 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 = 1,264. 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% 13% 13% 17% 3% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 17% 14% 21% 1% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 47% 10% 10% 21% 12% 126
Not the word of God 41% 17% 19% 22% 1% 1,357
Other/don't know 43% 15% 14% 22% 5% 306

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants 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 = 1,264. 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% 6% 28% 12% 2% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 13% 40% 10% 3% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 36% 8% 34% 7% 14% 126
Not the word of God 10% 17% 46% 25% 1% 1,357
Other/don't know 23% 11% 46% 12% 7% 306

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,264. 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% 64% 1% 3% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 68% 2% < 1% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 27% 59% 5% 9% 126
Not the word of God 19% 78% 1% 2% 1,357
Other/don't know 23% 71% 4% 2% 306

Frequency of reading scripture among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants 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 = 1,264. 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% 13% 7% 23% 1% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 14% 12% 34% 1% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 49% 11% 8% 30% 2% 126
Not the word of God 12% 8% 9% 70% 1% 1,357
Other/don't know 26% 11% 12% 49% 3% 306

Belief in Heaven among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,264. 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 88% 7% 5% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 86% 11% 4% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 80% 8% 13% 126
Not the word of God 40% 53% 8% 1,357
Other/don't know 54% 23% 23% 306

Belief in Hell among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,264. 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 74% 19% 7% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 68% 26% 6% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 66% 13% 21% 126
Not the word of God 28% 66% 6% 1,357
Other/don't know 41% 33% 25% 306

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,264. 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 21% 35% 43% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 24% 48% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 17% 39% 44% 126
Not the word of God 21% 24% 56% 1,357
Other/don't know 19% 35% 45% 306

Political ideology among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,264. 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 39% 24% 27% 10% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 36% 24% 6% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 31% 26% 23% 19% 126
Not the word of God 16% 36% 41% 6% 1,357
Other/don't know 31% 30% 26% 13% 306

Views about size of government among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,264. 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 19% 76% 2% 3% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 60% 3% 3% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 20% 62% 10% 8% 126
Not the word of God 38% 57% 2% 3% 1,357
Other/don't know 31% 55% 9% 5% 306

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

% of immigrants 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 = 1,264. 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% 55% 4% 3% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 53% 5% 2% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 33% 50% 10% 7% 126
Not the word of God 36% 59% 3% 2% 1,357
Other/don't know 39% 46% 10% 6% 306

Views about abortion among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,264. 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% 65% 5% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 53% 4% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 32% 55% 13% 126
Not the word of God 71% 26% 3% 1,357
Other/don't know 46% 41% 13% 306

Views about homosexuality among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,264. 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% 43% 4% 5% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 31% 4% 4% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 47% 29% 9% 16% 126
Not the word of God 84% 12% 2% 2% 1,357
Other/don't know 59% 27% 8% 7% 306

Views about same-sex marriage among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,264. 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% 55% 10% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 43% 9% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 40% 41% 19% 126
Not the word of God 77% 18% 6% 1,357
Other/don't know 47% 40% 13% 306

Views about environmental regulation among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants 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 = 1,264. 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% 53% 2% 7% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 60% 2% 3% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 28% 51% 2% 19% 126
Not the word of God 25% 69% 2% 3% 1,357
Other/don't know 32% 54% 5% 9% 306

Views about human evolution among immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of immigrants 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 = 1,264. 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 19% 24% 3% 48% 6% 1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally 25% 33% 3% 36% 4% 901
Word of God; other/don't know 17% 21% 9% 32% 21% 126
Not the word of God 60% 15% 4% 17% 3% 1,357
Other/don't know 30% 18% 9% 33% 10% 306