Interpreting scripture among Latinos

% of Latinos 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 = 3,814. 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 38% 24% 3% 29% 7% 3,814
2007 38% 24% 5% 21% 12% 3,151

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Interpreting scripture among Latinos by religious group

% of Latinos 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 39% 25% 3% 25% 8% 1,783
Evangelical Protestant 60% 24% 4% 8% 4% 718
Mainline Protestant 36% 35% 4% 19% 5% 228
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 17% 14% 1% 61% 7% 775

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,345. 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 20% 47% 23% 10% 1,345
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 41% 17% 6% 906
Word of God; other/don't know 19% 36% 34% 12% 109
Not the word of God 39% 40% 15% 6% 1,135
Other/don't know 25% 42% 21% 11% 254

Generational cohort among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,345. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 11% 18% 38% 26% 6% 1% 1,345
Word of God; not everything taken literally 26% 17% 35% 19% 4% < 1% 906
Word of God; other/don't know 9% 14% 32% 38% 8% < 1% 109
Not the word of God 29% 21% 30% 17% 4% < 1% 1,135
Other/don't know 14% 23% 31% 24% 8% < 1% 254

Gender composition among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,372. 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% 56% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 56% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 45% 55% 112
Not the word of God 58% 42% 1,148
Other/don't know 48% 52% 262

Immigrant status among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,340. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 66% 17% 18% 1,340
Word of God; not everything taken literally 48% 25% 27% 899
Word of God; other/don't know 65% 14% 21% 110
Not the word of God 42% 30% 27% 1,127
Other/don't know 52% 18% 31% 259

Income distribution among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos 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 = 1,137. 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% 18% 9% 4% 1,137
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 24% 20% 11% 796
Not the word of God 43% 22% 22% 13% 1,017
Other/don't know 55% 18% 17% 10% 207

Educational distribution among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,357. 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 73% 20% 4% 2% 1,357
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 29% 12% 5% 915
Word of God; other/don't know 64% 24% 9% 3% 109
Not the word of God 49% 31% 14% 6% 1,142
Other/don't know 59% 29% 9% 4% 257

Marital status among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,366. 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% 11% 16% 5% 21% 1,366
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 10% 13% 3% 35% 919
Word of God; other/don't know 45% 6% 20% 3% 26% 111
Not the word of God 34% 12% 11% 2% 41% 1,147
Other/don't know 36% 15% 22% 3% 25% 257

Parent of children under 18 among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,367. 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% 1,367
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 59% 917
Word of God; other/don't know 38% 62% 111
Not the word of God 33% 67% 1,144
Other/don't know 40% 60% 256

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos 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 = 1,372. 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% 27% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 71% 25% 3% 1% 1% < 1% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 70% 24% 1% 4% < 1% 1% 112
Not the word of God 36% 27% 15% 1% 19% 2% 1,148
Other/don't know 60% 25% 6% 3% 3% 3% 262

Importance of religion in one's life among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,372. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 82% 14% 2% 2% < 1% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 30% 4% 2% 1% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 81% 17% 1% < 1% 1% 112
Not the word of God 24% 36% 17% 21% 1% 1,148
Other/don't know 55% 26% 9% 6% 4% 262

Attendance at religious services among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos 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 = 1,372. 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% 29% 14% < 1% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 40% 18% < 1% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 52% 25% 23% 1% 112
Not the word of God 14% 38% 47% < 1% 1,148
Other/don't know 29% 38% 32% 2% 262

Frequency of prayer among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,372. 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 73% 16% 4% 6% 1% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 19% 7% 11% < 1% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 77% 9% 2% 12% 1% 112
Not the word of God 32% 16% 10% 42% 1% 1,148
Other/don't know 53% 19% 8% 16% 3% 262

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos 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 = 1,372. 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% 15% 9% 34% 1% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 16% 10% 45% < 1% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 38% 9% 15% 38% < 1% 112
Not the word of God 8% 6% 6% 79% < 1% 1,148
Other/don't know 20% 10% 7% 59% 3% 262

Frequency of meditation among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos 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 = 1,372. 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% 10% 4% 25% 3% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 8% 5% 38% 2% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 59% 1% 5% 32% 3% 112
Not the word of God 36% 11% 5% 46% 2% 1,148
Other/don't know 42% 16% 2% 37% 2% 262

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos 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 = 1,372. 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% 11% 8% 8% 1% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 16% 10% 12% 1% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 69% 11% 12% 4% 4% 112
Not the word of God 51% 14% 11% 22% 1% 1,148
Other/don't know 61% 14% 7% 15% 3% 262

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos 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 = 1,372. 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% 12% 13% 19% 2% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 17% 13% 24% < 1% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 44% 9% 13% 23% 10% 112
Not the word of God 52% 15% 11% 21% 1% 1,148
Other/don't know 52% 10% 11% 22% 4% 262

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos 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 = 1,372. 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% 27% 11% 2% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 11% 41% 10% 2% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 37% 4% 39% 7% 13% 112
Not the word of God 11% 18% 50% 19% 1% 1,148
Other/don't know 24% 11% 50% 9% 7% 262

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos 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 = 1,372. 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% 3% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 68% 1% 1% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 28% 56% 6% 10% 112
Not the word of God 18% 79% 1% 2% 1,148
Other/don't know 19% 74% 5% 2% 262

Frequency of reading scripture among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos 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 = 1,372. 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% 12% 8% 23% 1% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 14% 12% 34% 1% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 46% 14% 6% 31% 3% 112
Not the word of God 14% 9% 8% 67% 1% 1,148
Other/don't know 28% 13% 10% 47% 2% 262

Belief in Heaven among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,372. 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 89% 7% 4% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 86% 10% 4% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 78% 9% 13% 112
Not the word of God 49% 43% 8% 1,148
Other/don't know 62% 16% 22% 262

Belief in Hell among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,372. 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% 19% 6% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 70% 25% 5% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 67% 15% 18% 112
Not the word of God 36% 57% 7% 1,148
Other/don't know 47% 30% 22% 262

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,372. 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 24% 32% 43% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 25% 24% 50% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 19% 42% 39% 112
Not the word of God 19% 25% 56% 1,148
Other/don't know 17% 36% 47% 262

Political ideology among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,372. 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% 26% 26% 8% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 38% 26% 5% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 34% 28% 19% 19% 112
Not the word of God 18% 36% 39% 7% 1,148
Other/don't know 31% 31% 25% 13% 262

Views about size of government among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,372. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 21% 74% 3% 2% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 33% 62% 3% 2% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 20% 65% 8% 7% 112
Not the word of God 38% 57% 2% 3% 1,148
Other/don't know 26% 59% 8% 7% 262

Views about government aid to the poor among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos 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 = 1,372. 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% 54% 4% 2% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 55% 4% 1% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 36% 51% 7% 6% 112
Not the word of God 39% 55% 4% 2% 1,148
Other/don't know 39% 46% 8% 7% 262

Views about abortion among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,372. 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% 65% 5% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 54% 2% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 28% 59% 13% 112
Not the word of God 67% 29% 4% 1,148
Other/don't know 45% 42% 13% 262

Views about homosexuality among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,372. 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% 38% 4% 4% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 67% 26% 5% 3% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 58% 19% 12% 12% 112
Not the word of God 84% 12% 3% 2% 1,148
Other/don't know 63% 21% 10% 6% 262

Views about same-sex marriage among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,372. 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% 50% 10% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 37% 8% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 42% 34% 24% 112
Not the word of God 76% 18% 6% 1,148
Other/don't know 51% 33% 16% 262

Views about environmental regulation among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos 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 = 1,372. 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% 51% 2% 6% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 61% 2% 3% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 30% 52% 3% 15% 112
Not the word of God 28% 66% 2% 4% 1,148
Other/don't know 38% 47% 6% 9% 262

Views about human evolution among Latinos by interpretation of scripture

% of Latinos 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 = 1,372. 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 20% 25% 3% 46% 5% 1,372
Word of God; not everything taken literally 26% 31% 3% 36% 3% 920
Word of God; other/don't know 17% 15% 8% 39% 21% 112
Not the word of God 53% 21% 3% 19% 4% 1,148
Other/don't know 24% 24% 6% 34% 12% 262