Interpreting scripture among third generation immigrants or higher

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 27,244. 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 31% 27% 3% 32% 7% 27,244
2007 34% 27% 3% 27% 9% 28,997

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Interpreting scripture among third generation immigrants or higher by religious group

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 163. 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.
Buddhist 2% 10% < 1% 79% 8% 163
Catholic 18% 41% 2% 30% 8% 4,670
Evangelical Protestant 55% 29% 4% 8% 4% 7,359
Historically Black Protestant 60% 23% 3% 9% 6% 1,697
Jehovah's Witness 42% 44% 9% 2% 3% 170
Jewish 8% 23% 1% 60% 8% 567
Mainline Protestant 24% 36% 3% 28% 9% 5,296
Mormon 30% 56% 5% 6% 3% 572
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 11% 1% 72% 7% 5,780

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,527. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 13% 31% 33% 24% 7,527
Word of God; not everything taken literally 21% 33% 27% 18% 7,522
Word of God; other/don't know 11% 28% 32% 29% 730
Not the word of God 27% 34% 25% 14% 9,069
Other/don't know 17% 33% 29% 21% 1,913

Generational cohort among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,527. 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% 9% 27% 39% 16% 2% 7,527
Word of God; not everything taken literally 14% 13% 27% 33% 12% 1% 7,522
Word of God; other/don't know 7% 8% 25% 38% 20% 3% 730
Not the word of God 16% 19% 27% 30% 8% < 1% 9,069
Other/don't know 8% 15% 26% 35% 14% 1% 1,913

Gender composition among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,682. 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% 57% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 54% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 43% 57% 761
Not the word of God 56% 44% 9,191
Other/don't know 51% 49% 1,986

Racial and ethnic composition among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,586. 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% 22% < 1% 4% 4% 7,586
Word of God; not everything taken literally 81% 10% < 1% 4% 4% 7,550
Word of God; other/don't know 77% 12% < 1% 5% 6% 737
Not the word of God 84% 6% 1% 5% 4% 9,062
Other/don't know 77% 12% < 1% 6% 5% 1,935

Income distribution among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 6,602. 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 42% 23% 24% 11% 6,602
Word of God; not everything taken literally 27% 21% 31% 21% 6,796
Word of God; other/don't know 36% 19% 30% 15% 586
Not the word of God 26% 19% 30% 26% 8,372
Other/don't know 35% 21% 27% 17% 1,606

Educational distribution among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,646. 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% 32% 11% 5% 7,646
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 35% 18% 11% 7,609
Word of God; other/don't know 41% 37% 13% 8% 755
Not the word of God 30% 32% 23% 15% 9,162
Other/don't know 36% 37% 16% 11% 1,973

Marital status among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,649. 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% 4% 15% 10% 19% 7,649
Word of God; not everything taken literally 53% 6% 13% 6% 23% 7,602
Word of God; other/don't know 57% 3% 13% 12% 15% 754
Not the word of God 45% 11% 12% 4% 28% 9,161
Other/don't know 45% 9% 15% 8% 23% 1,960

Parent of children under 18 among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,656. 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 27% 73% 7,656
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 70% 7,600
Word of God; other/don't know 27% 73% 754
Not the word of God 26% 74% 9,168
Other/don't know 25% 75% 1,978

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 7,682. 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 93% 6% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 78% 19% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 89% 7% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 761
Not the word of God 28% 29% 11% 1% 26% 5% 9,191
Other/don't know 60% 24% 4% 2% 4% 6% 1,986

Importance of religion in one's life among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,682. 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% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 31% 5% 2% < 1% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 82% 13% 2% 1% 2% 761
Not the word of God 16% 29% 24% 30% 1% 9,191
Other/don't know 48% 31% 12% 8% 2% 1,986

Attendance at religious services among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 7,682. 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% 26% 12% 1% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 40% 19% < 1% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 53% 29% 15% 2% 761
Not the word of God 8% 32% 60% < 1% 9,191
Other/don't know 25% 39% 34% 2% 1,986

Frequency of prayer among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,682. 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% 12% 2% 4% < 1% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 64% 21% 6% 9% < 1% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 80% 11% 3% 3% 4% 761
Not the word of God 24% 15% 8% 53% 1% 9,191
Other/don't know 52% 16% 7% 21% 4% 1,986

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

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 7,682. 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% 13% 9% 30% 1% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 11% 11% 54% < 1% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 40% 10% 9% 39% 2% 761
Not the word of God 4% 3% 4% 88% < 1% 9,191
Other/don't know 15% 7% 8% 67% 2% 1,986

Frequency of meditation among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 7,682. 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 51% 6% 3% 38% 2% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 8% 4% 49% 1% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 50% 6% 2% 38% 4% 761
Not the word of God 29% 10% 5% 55% 1% 9,191
Other/don't know 40% 8% 4% 45% 3% 1,986

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 7,682. 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% 10% 5% 7% 1% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 60% 18% 10% 11% 1% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 72% 11% 7% 6% 5% 761
Not the word of God 41% 17% 12% 28% 1% 9,191
Other/don't know 55% 13% 9% 18% 4% 1,986

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 7,682. 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% 14% 10% 29% 2% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 18% 14% 26% 1% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 43% 13% 11% 27% 6% 761
Not the word of God 49% 17% 13% 20% < 1% 9,191
Other/don't know 47% 14% 13% 24% 3% 1,986

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 7,682. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 62% 4% 30% 3% 2% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 8% 46% 5% 2% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 54% 2% 31% 2% 10% 761
Not the word of God 5% 18% 60% 15% 2% 9,191
Other/don't know 21% 11% 55% 6% 7% 1,986

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 7,682. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 49% 49% 1% 1% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 61% 1% < 1% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 47% 45% 5% 2% 761
Not the word of God 21% 77% 1% 1% 9,191
Other/don't know 28% 67% 4% 2% 1,986

Frequency of reading scripture among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 7,682. 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% 11% 6% 18% 1% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 14% 11% 38% < 1% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 62% 9% 7% 19% 3% 761
Not the word of God 8% 6% 8% 78% < 1% 9,191
Other/don't know 27% 11% 8% 50% 3% 1,986

Belief in Heaven among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,682. 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 91% 4% 5% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 90% 6% 5% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 82% 5% 12% 761
Not the word of God 41% 49% 9% 9,191
Other/don't know 67% 13% 20% 1,986

Belief in Hell among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,682. 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 84% 10% 6% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 71% 22% 7% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 73% 13% 14% 761
Not the word of God 26% 66% 8% 9,191
Other/don't know 49% 31% 21% 1,986

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,682. 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% 14% 36% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 14% 36% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 49% 26% 25% 761
Not the word of God 27% 17% 57% 9,191
Other/don't know 32% 26% 42% 1,986

Political ideology among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,682. 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% 25% 12% 7% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 38% 15% 4% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 50% 25% 10% 16% 761
Not the word of God 19% 37% 39% 5% 9,191
Other/don't know 28% 38% 22% 12% 1,986

Views about size of government among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,682. 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% 38% 2% 3% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 64% 32% 2% 3% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 59% 23% 6% 12% 761
Not the word of God 52% 41% 4% 4% 9,191
Other/don't know 50% 31% 9% 10% 1,986

Views about government aid to the poor among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 7,682. 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% 42% 4% 2% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 52% 43% 3% 1% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 51% 32% 10% 7% 761
Not the word of God 36% 59% 3% 1% 9,191
Other/don't know 38% 47% 9% 5% 1,986

Views about abortion among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,682. 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% 65% 4% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 48% 49% 3% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 29% 56% 15% 761
Not the word of God 79% 18% 3% 9,191
Other/don't know 57% 30% 12% 1,986

Views about homosexuality among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,682. 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 33% 59% 4% 4% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 31% 4% 3% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 32% 49% 10% 9% 761
Not the word of God 87% 10% 2% 2% 9,191
Other/don't know 64% 21% 8% 7% 1,986

Views about same-sex marriage among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,682. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 23% 70% 7% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 42% 7% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 24% 58% 18% 761
Not the word of God 82% 13% 5% 9,191
Other/don't know 58% 28% 14% 1,986

Views about environmental regulation among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 7,682. 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 51% 43% 3% 4% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 55% 2% 2% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 43% 39% 8% 10% 761
Not the word of God 27% 70% 2% 2% 9,191
Other/don't know 33% 54% 6% 7% 1,986

Views about human evolution among third generation immigrants or higher by interpretation of scripture

% of third generation immigrants or higher 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 = 7,682. 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 10% 22% 2% 62% 5% 7,682
Word of God; not everything taken literally 19% 39% 3% 36% 3% 7,624
Word of God; other/don't know 8% 20% 5% 50% 17% 761
Not the word of God 66% 18% 4% 10% 1% 9,191
Other/don't know 27% 28% 14% 21% 10% 1,986