Interpreting scripture among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more 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 = 7,002. 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 16% 29% 2% 47% 6% 7,002
2007 19% 30% 2% 40% 8% 5,805

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Interpreting scripture among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by religious group

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more 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 12% 41% 2% 38% 7% 1,454
Evangelical Protestant 46% 37% 4% 9% 4% 1,286
Historically Black Protestant 43% 34% 3% 14% 5% 172
Jewish 3% 25% 1% 66% 5% 341
Mainline Protestant 10% 39% 2% 39% 9% 1,431
Mormon 32% 56% 3% 3% 6% 136
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 3% 6% < 1% 86% 5% 1,757

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,052. 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 11% 41% 35% 12% 1,052
Word of God; not everything taken literally 16% 42% 32% 11% 1,992
Word of God; other/don't know 9% 44% 35% 12% 125
Not the word of God 17% 43% 29% 11% 3,319
Other/don't know 11% 41% 36% 12% 437

Generational cohort among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,052. 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 9% 6% 38% 39% 9% < 1% 1,052
Word of God; not everything taken literally 13% 7% 38% 37% 6% < 1% 1,992
Word of God; other/don't know 8% 5% 41% 37% 9% 1% 125
Not the word of God 13% 11% 36% 34% 5% < 1% 3,319
Other/don't know 5% 9% 37% 41% 6% 1% 437

Gender composition among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,064. 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% 44% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 55% 45% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 57% 43% 128
Not the word of God 59% 41% 3,348
Other/don't know 59% 41% 449

Racial and ethnic composition among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,055. 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% 12% 4% 7% 3% 1,055
Word of God; not everything taken literally 80% 7% 3% 7% 3% 1,991
Word of God; other/don't know 78% 8% 3% 5% 6% 127
Not the word of God 81% 3% 7% 6% 3% 3,319
Other/don't know 76% 6% 8% 8% 2% 444

Immigrant status among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,059. 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% 6% 84% 1,059
Word of God; not everything taken literally 8% 11% 81% 2,002
Word of God; other/don't know 12% 9% 79% 127
Not the word of God 13% 12% 75% 3,336
Other/don't know 16% 10% 74% 443

Educational distribution among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,062. 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% 30% 26% 17% 1,062
Word of God; not everything taken literally 17% 25% 31% 27% 2,010
Word of God; other/don't know 15% 29% 25% 31% 127
Not the word of God 13% 23% 32% 32% 3,341
Other/don't know 17% 24% 25% 34% 446

Marital status among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,063. 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 78% 2% 5% 3% 12% 1,063
Word of God; not everything taken literally 73% 4% 6% 2% 16% 2,010
Word of God; other/don't know 76% 2% 6% 3% 13% 128
Not the word of God 67% 8% 6% 2% 19% 3,344
Other/don't know 73% 5% 6% 4% 11% 447

Parent of children under 18 among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,062. 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% 63% 1,062
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 61% 2,008
Word of God; other/don't know 38% 62% 127
Not the word of God 33% 67% 3,342
Other/don't know 39% 61% 445

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more 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 = 1,064. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 94% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 79% 19% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 88% 9% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 128
Not the word of God 21% 29% 14% < 1% 30% 6% 3,348
Other/don't know 55% 26% 6% 1% 5% 6% 449

Importance of religion in one's life among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,064. 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% 13% 1% 1% < 1% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 32% 4% 1% < 1% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 82% 15% 1% 2% < 1% 128
Not the word of God 13% 29% 26% 32% < 1% 3,348
Other/don't know 44% 35% 11% 9% 1% 449

Attendance at religious services among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more 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 = 1,064. 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 66% 26% 7% < 1% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 44% 13% < 1% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 51% 37% 12% < 1% 128
Not the word of God 8% 37% 54% < 1% 3,348
Other/don't know 24% 46% 28% 1% 449

Frequency of prayer among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,064. 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 83% 11% 4% 3% < 1% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 22% 8% 8% < 1% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 80% 13% 3% 3% < 1% 128
Not the word of God 19% 15% 9% 57% < 1% 3,348
Other/don't know 50% 19% 6% 23% 3% 449

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more 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 = 1,064. 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% 15% 11% 25% < 1% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 22% 12% 13% 53% < 1% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 43% 10% 5% 40% 3% 128
Not the word of God 4% 2% 5% 89% < 1% 3,348
Other/don't know 15% 10% 9% 66% < 1% 449

Frequency of meditation among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more 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 = 1,064. 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% 7% 2% 44% 1% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 9% 5% 50% 1% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 43% 5% 7% 43% 2% 128
Not the word of God 27% 10% 6% 55% < 1% 3,348
Other/don't know 37% 9% 4% 48% 2% 449

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more 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 = 1,064. 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% 10% 6% 5% < 1% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 59% 19% 13% 8% < 1% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 79% 10% 2% 6% 3% 128
Not the word of God 43% 18% 13% 24% 1% 3,348
Other/don't know 55% 15% 10% 17% 3% 449

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more 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 = 1,064. 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% 17% 14% 26% 1% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 20% 15% 23% 1% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 48% 15% 16% 21% 1% 128
Not the word of God 46% 19% 17% 17% 1% 3,348
Other/don't know 46% 20% 16% 17% 1% 449

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more 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 = 1,064. 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 66% 4% 26% 3% 1% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 11% 43% 6% 2% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 57% 2% 29% 2% 9% 128
Not the word of God 4% 21% 54% 20% 1% 3,348
Other/don't know 21% 11% 51% 11% 6% 449

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more 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 = 1,064. 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% 38% < 1% < 1% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 55% 1% < 1% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 55% 35% 7% 2% 128
Not the word of God 21% 78% 1% < 1% 3,348
Other/don't know 34% 61% 4% 1% 449

Frequency of reading scripture among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more 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 = 1,064. 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 63% 13% 7% 17% < 1% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 13% 13% 39% < 1% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 59% 16% 3% 20% 2% 128
Not the word of God 5% 5% 8% 82% < 1% 3,348
Other/don't know 22% 11% 11% 55% 1% 449

Belief in Heaven among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,064. 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% 6% 6% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 90% 6% 4% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 78% 5% 17% 128
Not the word of God 33% 58% 9% 3,348
Other/don't know 60% 20% 20% 449

Belief in Hell among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,064. 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% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 69% 24% 7% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 70% 14% 16% 128
Not the word of God 19% 74% 7% 3,348
Other/don't know 41% 35% 24% 449

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,064. 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% 10% 21% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 8% 31% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 62% 15% 23% 128
Not the word of God 29% 10% 61% 3,348
Other/don't know 44% 16% 40% 449

Political ideology among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,064. 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 68% 22% 8% 3% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 37% 15% 1% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 59% 25% 12% 4% 128
Not the word of God 15% 39% 43% 2% 3,348
Other/don't know 32% 39% 23% 6% 449

Views about size of government among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,064. 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 75% 23% 1% 2% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 72% 26% 1% 1% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 73% 15% 7% 5% 128
Not the word of God 51% 42% 4% 3% 3,348
Other/don't know 64% 26% 5% 6% 449

Views about government aid to the poor among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more 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 = 1,064. 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 68% 29% 2% 1% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 60% 37% 2% 1% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 60% 33% 5% 2% 128
Not the word of God 36% 60% 3% 1% 3,348
Other/don't know 46% 46% 7% 2% 449

Views about abortion among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,064. 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% 66% 3% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 47% 2% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 34% 58% 9% 128
Not the word of God 85% 13% 2% 3,348
Other/don't know 64% 28% 8% 449

Views about homosexuality among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,064. 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% 61% 4% 3% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 27% 4% 3% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 26% 43% 21% 9% 128
Not the word of God 90% 7% 2% 1% 3,348
Other/don't know 72% 16% 6% 6% 449

Views about same-sex marriage among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,064. 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% 73% 6% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 53% 40% 7% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 25% 61% 14% 128
Not the word of God 87% 10% 3% 3,348
Other/don't know 62% 25% 14% 449

Views about environmental regulation among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more 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 = 1,064. 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% 37% 2% 2% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 53% 1% 1% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 55% 40% 4% 1% 128
Not the word of God 22% 75% 2% 1% 3,348
Other/don't know 36% 55% 6% 3% 449

Views about human evolution among adults with a household income of $100,000 or more by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $100,000 or more 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 = 1,064. 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 7% 23% 1% 65% 4% 1,064
Word of God; not everything taken literally 20% 42% 4% 30% 3% 2,013
Word of God; other/don't know 7% 27% 7% 47% 11% 128
Not the word of God 75% 14% 4% 6% 1% 3,348
Other/don't know 35% 27% 12% 19% 7% 449