Interpreting scripture among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 5,920. 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 32% 28% 2% 32% 6% 5,920
2007 35% 27% 3% 26% 8% 6,387

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Interpreting scripture among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by religious group

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 24% 39% 3% 27% 7% 1,151
Evangelical Protestant 56% 30% 3% 8% 4% 1,606
Historically Black Protestant 57% 24% 3% 9% 7% 362
Mainline Protestant 27% 38% 3% 24% 8% 991
Mormon 32% 55% 3% 7% 1% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 10% 1% 73% 6% 1,261

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,773. 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% 36% 30% 21% 1,773
Word of God; not everything taken literally 25% 33% 22% 19% 1,675
Word of God; other/don't know 13% 30% 29% 27% 146
Not the word of God 33% 35% 18% 13% 1,894
Other/don't know 19% 35% 25% 21% 389

Generational cohort among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,773. 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 6% 12% 30% 36% 14% 1% 1,773
Word of God; not everything taken literally 15% 18% 26% 27% 13% 1% 1,675
Word of God; other/don't know 9% 8% 26% 38% 18% 1% 146
Not the word of God 19% 24% 26% 22% 8% 1% 1,894
Other/don't know 7% 20% 27% 30% 15% 2% 389

Gender composition among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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% 55% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 55% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 50% 50% 148
Not the word of God 58% 42% 1,903
Other/don't know 52% 48% 394

Racial and ethnic composition among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,771. 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 60% 20% 1% 15% 4% 1,771
Word of God; not everything taken literally 70% 10% 2% 14% 4% 1,680
Word of God; other/don't know 53% 16% 3% 22% 6% 144
Not the word of God 68% 7% 7% 14% 5% 1,880
Other/don't know 62% 13% 7% 12% 6% 387

Immigrant status among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,769. 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 14% 7% 79% 1,769
Word of God; not everything taken literally 12% 10% 79% 1,682
Word of God; other/don't know 23% 8% 69% 145
Not the word of God 14% 14% 73% 1,888
Other/don't know 12% 8% 80% 391

Educational distribution among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,781. 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% 35% 9% 3% 1,781
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 38% 15% 6% 1,690
Word of God; other/don't know 40% 41% 15% 5% 148
Not the word of God 34% 38% 19% 9% 1,902
Other/don't know 38% 39% 17% 6% 394

Marital status among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,782. 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% 5% 15% 7% 17% 1,782
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 8% 14% 7% 27% 1,687
Word of God; other/don't know 67% 2% 11% 5% 16% 148
Not the word of God 33% 13% 14% 4% 36% 1,898
Other/don't know 45% 10% 16% 6% 23% 387

Parent of children under 18 among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,781. 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% 69% 1,781
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 71% 1,687
Word of God; other/don't know 32% 68% 147
Not the word of God 22% 78% 1,902
Other/don't know 26% 74% 394

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 1,784. 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% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 76% 21% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 89% 8% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 148
Not the word of God 30% 29% 11% 1% 26% 4% 1,903
Other/don't know 64% 23% 3% 1% 5% 4% 394

Importance of religion in one's life among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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% 13% 1% 1% < 1% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 32% 5% 1% < 1% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 82% 11% 3% 1% 3% 148
Not the word of God 15% 30% 26% 28% 1% 1,903
Other/don't know 44% 36% 9% 10% 1% 394

Attendance at religious services among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 1,784. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 59% 28% 13% < 1% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 40% 17% < 1% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 52% 28% 17% 2% 148
Not the word of God 7% 32% 61% < 1% 1,903
Other/don't know 22% 45% 32% 1% 394

Frequency of prayer among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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% 12% 3% 5% < 1% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 21% 5% 11% < 1% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 80% 14% 1% 4% < 1% 148
Not the word of God 24% 13% 8% 54% < 1% 1,903
Other/don't know 49% 18% 9% 22% 3% 394

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 1,784. 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% 11% 11% 32% < 1% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 13% 10% 54% < 1% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 37% 13% 14% 35% 1% 148
Not the word of God 4% 3% 5% 88% < 1% 1,903
Other/don't know 14% 5% 9% 71% < 1% 394

Frequency of meditation among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 1,784. 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% 7% 3% 36% 2% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 9% 2% 49% 1% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 57% 8% 4% 28% 3% 148
Not the word of God 29% 9% 6% 55% 1% 1,903
Other/don't know 38% 9% 5% 47% 1% 394

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 1,784. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 76% 11% 5% 7% 1% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 18% 9% 12% < 1% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 66% 13% 13% 6% 2% 148
Not the word of God 42% 17% 12% 28% 1% 1,903
Other/don't know 56% 18% 8% 15% 3% 394

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 1,784. 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% 16% 10% 28% 2% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 18% 13% 25% 1% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 47% 13% 8% 26% 5% 148
Not the word of God 47% 16% 15% 22% < 1% 1,903
Other/don't know 45% 12% 13% 28% 1% 394

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 1,784. 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 60% 3% 30% 5% 2% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 7% 47% 6% 2% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 52% 3% 31% 3% 10% 148
Not the word of God 5% 18% 60% 15% 2% 1,903
Other/don't know 22% 10% 55% 6% 8% 394

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 1,784. 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% 51% 1% 1% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 65% 1% 1% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 41% 53% 4% 3% 148
Not the word of God 18% 80% 1% 1% 1,903
Other/don't know 31% 66% 2% 1% 394

Frequency of reading scripture among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 1,784. 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% 11% 7% 19% 1% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 15% 10% 37% < 1% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 61% 12% 9% 18% < 1% 148
Not the word of God 9% 7% 8% 76% < 1% 1,903
Other/don't know 22% 10% 10% 55% 2% 394

Belief in Heaven among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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% 5% 4% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 89% 7% 4% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 89% 4% 7% 148
Not the word of God 42% 49% 9% 1,903
Other/don't know 66% 17% 17% 394

Belief in Hell among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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% 12% 4% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 72% 23% 5% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 73% 19% 8% 148
Not the word of God 28% 65% 7% 1,903
Other/don't know 45% 36% 19% 394

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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% 14% 39% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 16% 40% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 39% 25% 36% 148
Not the word of God 27% 15% 58% 1,903
Other/don't know 35% 22% 43% 394

Political ideology among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 54% 27% 15% 5% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 40% 18% 3% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 45% 28% 9% 17% 148
Not the word of God 19% 37% 40% 4% 1,903
Other/don't know 29% 38% 24% 9% 394

Views about size of government among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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% 40% 2% 2% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 59% 36% 2% 3% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 54% 29% 7% 10% 148
Not the word of God 51% 43% 2% 3% 1,903
Other/don't know 48% 37% 8% 7% 394

Views about government aid to the poor among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 1,784. 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% 41% 3% 1% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 47% 3% 1% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 41% 36% 16% 7% 148
Not the word of God 39% 57% 4% 1% 1,903
Other/don't know 37% 47% 10% 6% 394

Views about abortion among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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 34% 64% 3% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 48% 3% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 26% 58% 16% 148
Not the word of God 77% 21% 3% 1,903
Other/don't know 62% 28% 10% 394

Views about homosexuality among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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% 56% 4% 3% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 31% 4% 3% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 34% 43% 13% 10% 148
Not the word of God 85% 11% 2% 2% 1,903
Other/don't know 65% 24% 7% 4% 394

Views about same-sex marriage among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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 26% 67% 7% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 40% 6% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 31% 51% 17% 148
Not the word of God 80% 15% 5% 1,903
Other/don't know 57% 32% 11% 394

Views about environmental regulation among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 1,784. 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% 46% 2% 2% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 59% 2% 1% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 40% 41% 10% 9% 148
Not the word of God 29% 68% 2% 1% 1,903
Other/don't know 33% 54% 6% 7% 394

Views about human evolution among adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $30,000-$49,999 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 = 1,784. 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% 22% 2% 63% 3% 1,784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 18% 39% 3% 37% 3% 1,691
Word of God; other/don't know 14% 22% 4% 44% 16% 148
Not the word of God 63% 19% 4% 12% 1% 1,903
Other/don't know 23% 29% 14% 25% 9% 394