Interpreting scripture among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities 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 = 1,504. 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 27% 26% 4% 34% 9% 1,504
2007 36% 21% 4% 28% 11% 767

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Interpreting scripture among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by religious group

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities 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 28% 35% 5% 21% 12% 164
Evangelical Protestant 48% 32% 5% 10% 6% 518
Mainline Protestant 20% 34% 5% 28% 12% 223
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 7% 14% 1% 66% 11% 365

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 399. 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 19% 38% 31% 13% 399
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 33% 24% 8% 368
Not the word of God 35% 39% 20% 6% 494
Other/don't know 23% 35% 30% 12% 153

Generational cohort among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 399. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 13% 11% 32% 33% 10% < 1% 399
Word of God; not everything taken literally 21% 21% 25% 27% 5% < 1% 368
Not the word of God 24% 23% 28% 21% 4% < 1% 494
Other/don't know 15% 14% 29% 33% 8% < 1% 153

Gender composition among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 409. 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% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 54% 370
Not the word of God 52% 48% 501
Other/don't know 55% 45% 164

Immigrant status among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 395. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 6% 6% 88% 395
Word of God; not everything taken literally 8% 9% 83% 367
Not the word of God 8% 18% 75% 490
Other/don't know 9% 10% 81% 155

Income distribution among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities 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 = 356. 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% 23% 17% 8% 356
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 21% 21% 18% 331
Not the word of God 39% 24% 19% 18% 464
Other/don't know 42% 23% 26% 8% 136

Educational distribution among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 406. 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% 37% 11% 6% 406
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 40% 13% 8% 369
Not the word of God 31% 41% 17% 11% 499
Other/don't know 29% 45% 17% 10% 162

Marital status among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 409. 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% 6% 18% 6% 29% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 9% 13% 5% 37% 370
Not the word of God 35% 14% 12% 3% 36% 499
Other/don't know 40% 5% 19% 5% 32% 162

Parent of children under 18 among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 407. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 31% 69% 407
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 69% 370
Not the word of God 26% 74% 501
Other/don't know 34% 66% 162

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities 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 = 409. 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 90% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 78% 18% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 370
Not the word of God 36% 25% 10% 1% 22% 6% 501
Other/don't know 67% 19% 4% 2% 5% 3% 164

Importance of religion in one's life among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 409. 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% 11% 2% 2% 1% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 65% 27% 5% 1% 1% 370
Not the word of God 21% 33% 21% 24% < 1% 501
Other/don't know 40% 34% 9% 13% 4% 164

Attendance at religious services among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities 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 = 409. 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% 15% 1% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 35% 23% 1% 370
Not the word of God 11% 31% 58% < 1% 501
Other/don't know 20% 42% 37% 1% 164

Frequency of prayer among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 409. 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 86% 8% 2% 3% 1% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 71% 17% 3% 8% < 1% 370
Not the word of God 33% 15% 8% 44% < 1% 501
Other/don't know 52% 14% 8% 21% 5% 164

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities 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 = 409. 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% 11% 8% 32% 1% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 12% 15% 45% 1% 370
Not the word of God 5% 4% 6% 86% 1% 501
Other/don't know 19% 5% 3% 69% 4% 164

Frequency of meditation among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities 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 = 409. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 55% 8% 2% 34% 1% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 7% 2% 43% < 1% 370
Not the word of God 40% 12% 6% 42% 1% 501
Other/don't know 36% 7% 6% 49% 3% 164

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities 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 = 409. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 78% 8% 3% 9% 1% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 15% 8% 9% 1% 370
Not the word of God 56% 15% 7% 21% < 1% 501
Other/don't know 52% 19% 7% 18% 4% 164

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities 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 = 409. 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% 17% 10% 26% 2% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 53% 15% 10% 21% 1% 370
Not the word of God 59% 16% 10% 14% 1% 501
Other/don't know 52% 8% 8% 29% 4% 164

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities 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 = 409. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 60% 4% 29% 4% 3% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 12% 39% 7% 1% 370
Not the word of God 5% 16% 63% 14% 2% 501
Other/don't know 13% 14% 50% 12% 11% 164

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities 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 = 409. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 43% 54% 2% 1% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 33% 64% 1% 2% 370
Not the word of God 17% 81% 2% < 1% 501
Other/don't know 22% 73% 2% 3% 164

Frequency of reading scripture among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities 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 = 409. 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% 10% 5% 16% 1% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 12% 11% 25% 1% 370
Not the word of God 13% 5% 10% 72% < 1% 501
Other/don't know 25% 12% 10% 50% 3% 164

Belief in Heaven among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 409. 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 93% 3% 4% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 84% 8% 8% 370
Not the word of God 40% 46% 14% 501
Other/don't know 62% 19% 19% 164

Belief in Hell among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 409. 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% 9% 7% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 70% 23% 7% 370
Not the word of God 29% 60% 11% 501
Other/don't know 43% 33% 24% 164

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 409. 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% 27% 41% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 24% 42% 370
Not the word of God 18% 24% 59% 501
Other/don't know 24% 33% 43% 164

Political ideology among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 409. 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% 24% 15% 12% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 44% 19% 9% 370
Not the word of God 15% 35% 42% 8% 501
Other/don't know 22% 35% 26% 18% 164

Views about size of government among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 409. 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 38% 51% 5% 7% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 55% 40% 3% 1% 370
Not the word of God 46% 43% 5% 6% 501
Other/don't know 48% 37% 7% 8% 164

Views about government aid to the poor among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities 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 = 409. 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% 52% 5% 2% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 55% 3% 3% 370
Not the word of God 27% 67% 4% 2% 501
Other/don't know 38% 44% 10% 8% 164

Views about abortion among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 409. 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% 58% 5% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 43% 2% 370
Not the word of God 78% 18% 4% 501
Other/don't know 59% 25% 16% 164

Views about homosexuality among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 409. 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% 54% 4% 6% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 29% 5% 4% 370
Not the word of God 84% 11% 2% 3% 501
Other/don't know 64% 14% 9% 13% 164

Views about same-sex marriage among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 409. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 27% 64% 9% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 39% 7% 370
Not the word of God 81% 13% 6% 501
Other/don't know 56% 22% 22% 164

Views about environmental regulation among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities 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 = 409. 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% 52% 3% 5% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 59% 2% 3% 370
Not the word of God 24% 71% 3% 2% 501
Other/don't know 35% 53% 10% 1% 164

Views about human evolution among other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities by interpretation of scripture

% of other/mixed non-Hispanic ethnicities 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 = 409. 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% 27% 2% 55% 6% 409
Word of God; not everything taken literally 20% 37% 2% 40% 2% 370
Not the word of God 59% 17% 4% 18% 2% 501
Other/don't know 38% 18% 20% 16% 8% 164