Interpreting scripture among second generation immigrants

% of second generation 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 = 3,395. 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 22% 27% 2% 42% 6% 3,395
2007 23% 30% 4% 34% 9% 3,018

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Interpreting scripture among second generation immigrants by religious group

% of second generation 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 25% 37% 3% 28% 8% 1,028
Evangelical Protestant 51% 33% 4% 10% 3% 522
Jewish 14% 24% 3% 51% 8% 199
Mainline Protestant 19% 38% 1% 33% 10% 406
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 4% 9% < 1% 82% 5% 845

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation immigrants who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 684. 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 29% 29% 20% 23% 684
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 26% 16% 17% 897
Not the word of God 42% 28% 14% 15% 1,442
Other/don't know 28% 22% 21% 28% 230

Generational cohort among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation immigrants who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 684. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 20% 14% 24% 23% 15% 4% 684
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 13% 21% 20% 12% 2% 897
Not the word of God 32% 17% 22% 18% 9% 2% 1,442
Other/don't know 17% 14% 19% 24% 19% 7% 230

Gender composition among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation immigrants who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 699. 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% 60% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 55% 921
Not the word of God 56% 44% 1,460
Other/don't know 45% 55% 240

Racial and ethnic composition among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation immigrants who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 692. 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% 8% 3% 41% 3% 692
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 7% 7% 32% 3% 908
Not the word of God 49% 3% 12% 30% 5% 1,440
Other/don't know 54% 5% 7% 28% 5% 229

Income distribution among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation 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 = 602. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 49% 21% 22% 9% 602
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 21% 27% 22% 781
Not the word of God 29% 21% 27% 24% 1,306
Other/don't know 39% 18% 23% 20% 178

Educational distribution among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation immigrants who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 696. 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% 34% 9% 4% 696
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 35% 19% 10% 921
Not the word of God 29% 34% 22% 14% 1,458
Other/don't know 34% 39% 13% 13% 239

Marital status among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation immigrants who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 695. 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% 7% 15% 11% 26% 695
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 6% 8% 6% 40% 919
Not the word of God 32% 10% 8% 4% 46% 1,454
Other/don't know 30% 15% 12% 15% 29% 233

Parent of children under 18 among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation immigrants who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 698. 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 29% 71% 698
Word of God; not everything taken literally 27% 73% 916
Not the word of God 18% 82% 1,459
Other/don't know 17% 83% 239

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation 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 = 699. 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% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 73% 23% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 921
Not the word of God 25% 25% 15% 1% 30% 4% 1,460
Other/don't know 58% 19% 7% 2% 9% 6% 240

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

% of second generation 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 = 699. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 80% 15% 2% 2% < 1% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 59% 33% 6% 2% < 1% 921
Not the word of God 13% 30% 25% 30% 1% 1,460
Other/don't know 37% 38% 14% 5% 5% 240

Attendance at religious services among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation 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 = 699. 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 56% 31% 12% < 1% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 41% 17% < 1% 921
Not the word of God 9% 33% 58% < 1% 1,460
Other/don't know 22% 44% 31% 3% 240

Frequency of prayer among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation immigrants who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 699. 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 77% 14% 4% 5% < 1% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 21% 6% 11% < 1% 921
Not the word of God 23% 12% 8% 57% < 1% 1,460
Other/don't know 48% 19% 8% 20% 5% 240

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

% of second generation 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 = 699. 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% 15% 9% 36% 1% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 23% 11% 11% 55% < 1% 921
Not the word of God 4% 4% 3% 89% < 1% 1,460
Other/don't know 13% 11% 7% 65% 4% 240

Frequency of meditation among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation 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 = 699. 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% 5% 2% 38% 2% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 9% 5% 48% 1% 921
Not the word of God 28% 11% 6% 55% < 1% 1,460
Other/don't know 42% 11% 3% 39% 5% 240

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

% of second generation 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 = 699. 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 71% 13% 7% 8% 1% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 17% 11% 14% 1% 921
Not the word of God 42% 16% 11% 30% 1% 1,460
Other/don't know 49% 18% 8% 18% 7% 240

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

% of second generation 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 = 699. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 49% 14% 12% 24% 2% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 16% 14% 27% 1% 921
Not the word of God 50% 15% 13% 22% 1% 1,460
Other/don't know 47% 13% 10% 25% 5% 240

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

% of second generation 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 = 699. 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% 6% 31% 7% 2% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 10% 50% 7% 1% 921
Not the word of God 6% 22% 52% 17% 2% 1,460
Other/don't know 18% 15% 51% 11% 5% 240

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

% of second generation 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 = 699. 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% 57% 1% 1% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 67% 1% 1% 921
Not the word of God 17% 81% 1% 1% 1,460
Other/don't know 21% 73% 2% 4% 240

Frequency of reading scripture among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation 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 = 699. 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% 11% 9% 21% 1% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 16% 10% 40% < 1% 921
Not the word of God 7% 6% 7% 79% < 1% 1,460
Other/don't know 20% 15% 9% 52% 4% 240

Belief in Heaven among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation immigrants who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 699. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 92% 5% 3% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 90% 7% 3% 921
Not the word of God 39% 53% 9% 1,460
Other/don't know 58% 20% 23% 240

Belief in Hell among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation immigrants who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 699. 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 79% 15% 6% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 28% 6% 921
Not the word of God 25% 67% 8% 1,460
Other/don't know 38% 41% 21% 240

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation immigrants who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 699. 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% 15% 43% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 17% 45% 921
Not the word of God 22% 15% 63% 1,460
Other/don't know 26% 28% 46% 240

Political ideology among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation immigrants who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 699. 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% 29% 17% 5% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 42% 23% 3% 921
Not the word of God 16% 35% 45% 4% 1,460
Other/don't know 26% 34% 28% 13% 240

Views about size of government among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation immigrants who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 699. 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% 49% 2% 2% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 52% 45% 2% 2% 921
Not the word of God 47% 47% 3% 3% 1,460
Other/don't know 49% 32% 7% 12% 240

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

% of second generation 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 = 699. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 49% 46% 3% 2% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 52% 2% 1% 921
Not the word of God 34% 61% 4% 1% 1,460
Other/don't know 37% 46% 9% 8% 240

Views about abortion among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation 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 = 699. 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% 57% 6% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 43% 2% 921
Not the word of God 82% 16% 2% 1,460
Other/don't know 63% 24% 13% 240

Views about homosexuality among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation immigrants who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 699. 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% 46% 3% 6% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 71% 22% 5% 3% 921
Not the word of God 88% 8% 2% 2% 1,460
Other/don't know 72% 11% 8% 9% 240

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

% of second generation immigrants who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 699. 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% 9% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 31% 7% 921
Not the word of God 83% 12% 4% 1,460
Other/don't know 64% 16% 20% 240

Views about environmental regulation among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation 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 = 699. 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% 47% 2% 4% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 61% 1% 1% 921
Not the word of God 25% 72% 2% 2% 1,460
Other/don't know 32% 54% 6% 8% 240

Views about human evolution among second generation immigrants by interpretation of scripture

% of second generation 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 = 699. 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% 24% 1% 53% 5% 699
Word of God; not everything taken literally 26% 37% 3% 31% 2% 921
Not the word of God 68% 14% 4% 12% 2% 1,460
Other/don't know 33% 26% 13% 15% 14% 240