Interpreting scripture among adults living with a partner

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 2,128. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 22% 21% 1% 48% 8% 2,128
2007 27% 23% 2% 38% 10% 1,753

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Interpreting scripture among adults living with a partner by religious group

% of adults living with a partner 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 29% 25% 1% 34% 11% 455
Evangelical Protestant 38% 36% 1% 17% 8% 333
Mainline Protestant 20% 33% 1% 37% 10% 261
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 8% 1% 76% 6% 779

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 383. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 29% 46% 18% 7% 383
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 45% 16% 5% 443
Not the word of God 41% 39% 15% 5% 1,102
Other/don't know 31% 40% 24% 5% 157

Generational cohort among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 383. 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 15% 26% 34% 21% 4% < 1% 383
Word of God; not everything taken literally 19% 26% 34% 18% 3% < 1% 443
Not the word of God 20% 32% 28% 18% 2% < 1% 1,102
Other/don't know 10% 30% 31% 26% 3% < 1% 157

Gender composition among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 388. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 40% 60% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 57% 448
Not the word of God 54% 46% 1,112
Other/don't know 57% 43% 161

Racial and ethnic composition among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 388. 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% 20% 2% 40% 4% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 12% 2% 22% 6% 444
Not the word of God 72% 6% 3% 14% 5% 1,102
Other/don't know 65% 9% 1% 23% 3% 159

Immigrant status among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 378. 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% 10% 59% 378
Word of God; not everything taken literally 14% 11% 75% 441
Not the word of God 13% 12% 75% 1,104
Other/don't know 11% 15% 73% 159

Income distribution among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who have a household income of…

Interpreting scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 354. 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% 20% 9% 4% 354
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 27% 18% 12% 407
Not the word of God 34% 22% 27% 17% 1,046
Other/don't know 48% 20% 23% 10% 141

Educational distribution among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 381. 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% 26% 6% 2% 381
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 43% 11% 5% 446
Not the word of God 31% 32% 23% 13% 1,110
Other/don't know 42% 45% 9% 5% 160

Parent of children under 18 among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 388. 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% 50% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 59% 448
Not the word of God 25% 75% 1,108
Other/don't know 38% 62% 160

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 388. 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% 1% < 1% < 1% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 68% 26% 4% 1% 1% < 1% 448
Not the word of God 24% 30% 13% < 1% 29% 4% 1,112
Other/don't know 61% 24% 6% 2% 2% 4% 161

Importance of religion in one's life among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 388. 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% 23% 3% 2% < 1% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 44% 7% 2% < 1% 448
Not the word of God 15% 32% 22% 31% < 1% 1,112
Other/don't know 39% 38% 14% 8% 1% 161

Attendance at religious services among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 388. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 39% 41% 18% 1% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 20% 50% 30% < 1% 448
Not the word of God 4% 31% 64% < 1% 1,112
Other/don't know 15% 44% 41% 1% 161

Frequency of prayer among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 388. 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 70% 17% 6% 7% 1% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 23% 10% 11% < 1% 448
Not the word of God 23% 12% 9% 56% < 1% 1,112
Other/don't know 48% 24% 10% 18% < 1% 161

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 388. 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% 15% 14% 39% < 1% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 15% 11% 10% 64% < 1% 448
Not the word of God 4% 3% 4% 88% < 1% 1,112
Other/don't know 9% 11% 5% 74% 1% 161

Frequency of meditation among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 388. 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% 9% 4% 38% 2% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 9% 6% 53% < 1% 448
Not the word of God 30% 10% 6% 53% 1% 1,112
Other/don't know 41% 10% 6% 42% 1% 161

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 388. 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% 13% 6% 12% 1% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 20% 11% 16% < 1% 448
Not the word of God 42% 19% 12% 26% 1% 1,112
Other/don't know 57% 13% 12% 16% 2% 161

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 388. 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% 10% 27% 1% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 13% 16% 28% < 1% 448
Not the word of God 51% 17% 13% 19% 1% 1,112
Other/don't know 51% 14% 18% 13% 3% 161

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 388. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 41% 7% 43% 8% 2% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 26% 9% 57% 7% 1% 448
Not the word of God 5% 19% 59% 16% 1% 1,112
Other/don't know 12% 16% 63% 5% 4% 161

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 388. 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 28% 71% 1% 1% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 69% 1% < 1% 448
Not the word of God 18% 80% 1% 1% 1,112
Other/don't know 21% 73% 4% 2% 161

Frequency of reading scripture among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 388. 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% 9% 28% 1% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 12% 10% 49% < 1% 448
Not the word of God 7% 8% 7% 78% < 1% 1,112
Other/don't know 20% 17% 6% 56% 1% 161

Belief in Heaven among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 388. 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% 6% 4% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 89% 7% 4% 448
Not the word of God 41% 52% 7% 1,112
Other/don't know 70% 15% 15% 161

Belief in Hell among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 388. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 77% 15% 8% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 70% 24% 6% 448
Not the word of God 27% 67% 7% 1,112
Other/don't know 54% 29% 17% 161

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 388. 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% 29% 45% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 19% 45% 448
Not the word of God 20% 20% 60% 1,112
Other/don't know 28% 33% 39% 161

Political ideology among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 388. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 39% 31% 23% 7% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 42% 23% 4% 448
Not the word of God 16% 32% 46% 6% 1,112
Other/don't know 18% 41% 30% 11% 161

Views about size of government among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 388. 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% 64% 1% 4% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 51% 2% 1% 448
Not the word of God 44% 48% 3% 4% 1,112
Other/don't know 40% 43% 13% 5% 161

Views about government aid to the poor among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 388. 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 36% 58% 4% 2% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 50% 3% 1% 448
Not the word of God 34% 63% 3% < 1% 1,112
Other/don't know 32% 47% 13% 8% 161

Views about abortion among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 388. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 40% 55% 5% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 58% 40% 3% 448
Not the word of God 79% 19% 2% 1,112
Other/don't know 57% 29% 14% 161

Views about homosexuality among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 388. 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% 30% 5% 4% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 72% 20% 5% 3% 448
Not the word of God 91% 6% 2% 1% 1,112
Other/don't know 71% 18% 8% 4% 161

Views about same-sex marriage among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 388. 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% 41% 8% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 31% 7% 448
Not the word of God 87% 9% 4% 1,112
Other/don't know 65% 21% 14% 161

Views about environmental regulation among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 388. 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% 51% 1% 2% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 62% 1% 1% 448
Not the word of God 23% 73% 2% 2% 1,112
Other/don't know 34% 56% 6% 4% 161

Views about human evolution among adults living with a partner by interpretation of scripture

% of adults living with a partner 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 = 388. 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% 27% 1% 42% 4% 388
Word of God; not everything taken literally 23% 40% 1% 33% 2% 448
Not the word of God 67% 17% 4% 10% 1% 1,112
Other/don't know 32% 34% 8% 19% 6% 161