Interpreting scripture among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 8,723. 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 24% 30% 2% 37% 6% 8,723
2007 26% 32% 3% 32% 8% 9,175

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Interpreting scripture among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by religious group

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 14% 44% 2% 32% 7% 1,720
Evangelical Protestant 52% 33% 4% 8% 3% 2,200
Historically Black Protestant 44% 36% 2% 11% 7% 379
Jewish 5% 24% 1% 58% 12% 190
Mainline Protestant 19% 37% 2% 32% 9% 1,578
Mormon 24% 58% 9% 8% 1% 203
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 10% < 1% 80% 5% 1,920

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,996. 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 12% 37% 35% 16% 1,996
Word of God; not everything taken literally 20% 39% 27% 14% 2,614
Word of God; other/don't know 12% 38% 31% 19% 197
Not the word of God 25% 38% 25% 12% 3,309
Other/don't know 15% 43% 23% 18% 527

Generational cohort among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,996. 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% 32% 40% 10% 1% 1,996
Word of God; not everything taken literally 13% 14% 31% 33% 8% < 1% 2,614
Word of God; other/don't know 3% 15% 33% 35% 14% 1% 197
Not the word of God 15% 18% 29% 29% 7% < 1% 3,309
Other/don't know 6% 17% 35% 30% 11% 1% 527

Gender composition among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 49% 51% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 51% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 49% 51% 205
Not the word of God 58% 42% 3,330
Other/don't know 51% 49% 536

Racial and ethnic composition among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,007. 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% 13% 3% 7% 3% 2,007
Word of God; not everything taken literally 77% 9% 3% 9% 3% 2,607
Word of God; other/don't know 72% 8% 4% 9% 7% 200
Not the word of God 78% 5% 5% 10% 3% 3,291
Other/don't know 72% 11% 2% 10% 5% 521

Immigrant status among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,009. 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% 8% 85% 2,009
Word of God; not everything taken literally 9% 9% 83% 2,618
Word of God; other/don't know 8% 7% 85% 204
Not the word of God 11% 12% 77% 3,310
Other/don't know 8% 8% 83% 534

Educational distribution among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,018. 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% 36% 19% 9% 2,018
Word of God; not everything taken literally 26% 39% 22% 13% 2,626
Word of God; other/don't know 29% 41% 21% 10% 204
Not the word of God 24% 33% 27% 17% 3,327
Other/don't know 23% 43% 20% 15% 534

Marital status among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 72% 2% 9% 4% 13% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 65% 4% 9% 3% 20% 2,629
Word of God; other/don't know 73% 2% 11% 3% 11% 205
Not the word of God 51% 10% 10% 2% 26% 3,326
Other/don't know 60% 9% 9% 5% 17% 533

Parent of children under 18 among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,019. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 35% 65% 2,019
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 65% 2,625
Word of God; other/don't know 37% 63% 205
Not the word of God 26% 74% 3,325
Other/don't know 34% 66% 534

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 94% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 79% 19% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 93% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 205
Not the word of God 26% 29% 12% < 1% 28% 5% 3,330
Other/don't know 60% 24% 6% 1% 4% 5% 536

Importance of religion in one's life among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 87% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 31% 5% 1% < 1% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 88% 8% 1% 2% 1% 205
Not the word of God 14% 30% 26% 30% 1% 3,330
Other/don't know 43% 33% 14% 8% 1% 536

Attendance at religious services among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 69% 23% 8% < 1% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 40% 14% < 1% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 66% 25% 8% 1% 205
Not the word of God 9% 34% 57% < 1% 3,330
Other/don't know 24% 45% 30% 1% 536

Frequency of prayer among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 84% 10% 2% 3% < 1% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 64% 22% 6% 7% < 1% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 85% 8% 2% 2% 3% 205
Not the word of God 22% 15% 8% 56% < 1% 3,330
Other/don't know 51% 19% 8% 20% 1% 536

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 51% 14% 10% 25% < 1% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 25% 12% 12% 50% < 1% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 48% 9% 11% 31% 1% 205
Not the word of God 4% 4% 5% 87% < 1% 3,330
Other/don't know 16% 9% 8% 66% 1% 536

Frequency of meditation among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 50% 6% 3% 39% 2% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 8% 5% 49% 1% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 52% 4% 2% 40% 2% 205
Not the word of God 27% 11% 6% 56% 1% 3,330
Other/don't know 38% 9% 4% 47% 2% 536

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 80% 10% 5% 4% < 1% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 59% 20% 11% 9% 1% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 79% 7% 5% 2% 6% 205
Not the word of God 42% 17% 13% 27% 1% 3,330
Other/don't know 54% 15% 12% 16% 3% 536

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 45% 16% 11% 27% 1% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 19% 15% 24% < 1% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 41% 11% 10% 32% 6% 205
Not the word of God 47% 18% 15% 19% < 1% 3,330
Other/don't know 45% 16% 12% 24% 2% 536

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 69% 3% 25% 3% 1% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 8% 44% 5% 2% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 58% 5% 25% 2% 11% 205
Not the word of God 5% 19% 58% 16% 2% 3,330
Other/don't know 19% 13% 55% 7% 5% 536

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 58% 41% 1% < 1% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 58% 1% < 1% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 57% 37% 4% 2% 205
Not the word of God 23% 76% 1% < 1% 3,330
Other/don't know 25% 73% 2% 1% 536

Frequency of reading scripture among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 67% 11% 7% 14% < 1% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 14% 12% 37% < 1% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 70% 6% 7% 15% 3% 205
Not the word of God 7% 5% 8% 79% < 1% 3,330
Other/don't know 24% 15% 9% 49% 2% 536

Belief in Heaven among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 91% 5% 5% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 91% 5% 4% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 79% 8% 13% 205
Not the word of God 39% 53% 8% 3,330
Other/don't know 67% 18% 15% 536

Belief in Hell among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 85% 10% 5% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 72% 21% 6% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 70% 13% 17% 205
Not the word of God 24% 69% 6% 3,330
Other/don't know 49% 35% 16% 536

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 63% 11% 27% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 53% 11% 36% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 54% 23% 24% 205
Not the word of God 27% 14% 59% 3,330
Other/don't know 35% 20% 45% 536

Political ideology among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 67% 23% 7% 3% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 38% 15% 3% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 51% 28% 9% 12% 205
Not the word of God 19% 38% 40% 3% 3,330
Other/don't know 26% 44% 24% 6% 536

Views about size of government among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 71% 25% 2% 2% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 30% 2% 2% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 64% 20% 5% 10% 205
Not the word of God 52% 43% 3% 3% 3,330
Other/don't know 54% 28% 10% 8% 536

Views about government aid to the poor among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 64% 31% 3% 2% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 58% 38% 3% 1% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 60% 24% 9% 7% 205
Not the word of God 39% 57% 3% 1% 3,330
Other/don't know 46% 40% 10% 4% 536

Views about abortion among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 30% 67% 3% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 48% 50% 2% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 25% 65% 10% 205
Not the word of God 83% 15% 2% 3,330
Other/don't know 62% 30% 8% 536

Views about homosexuality among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 30% 63% 4% 3% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 31% 5% 2% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 29% 54% 7% 9% 205
Not the word of God 88% 9% 2% 1% 3,330
Other/don't know 66% 19% 9% 5% 536

Views about same-sex marriage among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 22% 73% 6% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 44% 6% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 25% 64% 11% 205
Not the word of God 84% 13% 4% 3,330
Other/don't know 62% 24% 14% 536

Views about environmental regulation among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 52% 44% 2% 2% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 58% 2% 1% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 45% 38% 8% 9% 205
Not the word of God 23% 74% 2% 1% 3,330
Other/don't know 30% 62% 6% 3% 536

Views about human evolution among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by interpretation of scripture

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 = 2,022. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 8% 22% 1% 65% 4% 2,022
Word of God; not everything taken literally 20% 40% 2% 35% 2% 2,630
Word of God; other/don't know 7% 20% 3% 57% 13% 205
Not the word of God 70% 16% 4% 9% 1% 3,330
Other/don't know 31% 32% 14% 18% 6% 536