Interpreting scripture among adults in the Chicago metro area

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 867. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 24% 30% 2% 37% 7% 867

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Interpreting scripture among adults in the Chicago metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 23% 38% 2% 29% 8% 276
Evangelical Protestant 41% 45% 4% 6% 3% 133
Mainline Protestant 21% 28% 2% 39% 9% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 10% 1% 77% 5% 170

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 159. 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 10% 48% 28% 14% 159
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 35% 23% 14% 254
Not the word of God 30% 36% 23% 11% 348

Generational cohort among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 159. 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 5% 12% 41% 29% 11% 2% 159
Word of God; not everything taken literally 20% 13% 30% 26% 11% < 1% 254
Not the word of God 20% 18% 28% 27% 6% 1% 348

Gender composition among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 163. 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% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 60% 260
Not the word of God 56% 44% 353

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 160. 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% 3% 28% 3% 160
Word of God; not everything taken literally 67% 17% 2% 13% 1% 254
Not the word of God 61% 9% 6% 19% 5% 348

Immigrant status among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 160. 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% 14% 61% 160
Word of God; not everything taken literally 11% 16% 73% 258
Not the word of God 16% 18% 67% 352

Income distribution among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 141. 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 48% 25% 18% 9% 141
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 23% 34% 19% 229
Not the word of God 21% 18% 30% 31% 308

Educational distribution among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 161. 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% 25% 11% 4% 161
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 32% 17% 12% 260
Not the word of God 25% 30% 28% 17% 352

Marital status among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 162. 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% 16% 7% 29% 162
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 5% 13% 3% 30% 259
Not the word of God 44% 12% 7% 3% 34% 349

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 162. 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% 70% 162
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 71% 259
Not the word of God 24% 76% 353

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 163. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 79% 18% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 73% 26% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 260
Not the word of God 26% 31% 13% < 1% 25% 4% 353

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 163. 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% 20% 5% < 1% < 1% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 60% 30% 10% 1% < 1% 260
Not the word of God 17% 31% 24% 27% 1% 353

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 163. 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% 24% 24% < 1% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 46% 18% 1% 260
Not the word of God 10% 39% 51% < 1% 353

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 163. 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% 17% 5% 8% 2% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 59% 24% 8% 8% < 1% 260
Not the word of God 22% 17% 11% 48% 1% 353

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 163. 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% 14% 6% 42% 1% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 17% 13% 12% 58% < 1% 260
Not the word of God 5% 4% 4% 87% < 1% 353

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 163. 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% 6% 6% 34% 2% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 7% 5% 50% 1% 260
Not the word of God 33% 10% 5% 52% < 1% 353

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 163. 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% 15% 3% 10% 4% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 19% 14% 16% < 1% 260
Not the word of God 43% 22% 13% 22% < 1% 353

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 163. 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% 12% 16% 24% 4% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 19% 13% 29% 1% 260
Not the word of God 49% 15% 16% 19% 1% 353

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 163. 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% 3% 30% 9% 2% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 10% 51% 8% 2% 260
Not the word of God 5% 21% 53% 19% 2% 353

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 163. 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% 62% < 1% < 1% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 67% 1% 1% 260
Not the word of God 20% 78% 1% 2% 353

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 163. 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% 13% 6% 28% 2% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 17% 11% 43% < 1% 260
Not the word of God 7% 8% 9% 74% 2% 353

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 163. 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% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 88% 7% 5% 260
Not the word of God 41% 50% 9% 353

Belief in Hell among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 163. 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 81% 9% 9% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 73% 19% 7% 260
Not the word of God 23% 68% 9% 353

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 163. 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% 16% 41% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 15% 45% 260
Not the word of God 20% 20% 61% 353

Political ideology among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 163. 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% 32% 22% 9% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 33% 42% 20% 4% 260
Not the word of God 21% 33% 42% 5% 353

Views about size of government among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 163. 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 42% 56% 1% 1% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 53% 42% 2% 3% 260
Not the word of God 50% 42% 4% 4% 353

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 163. 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% 54% 3% 1% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 50% 2% 1% 260
Not the word of God 30% 65% 2% 2% 353

Views about abortion among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 163. 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 42% 56% 2% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 47% 1% 260
Not the word of God 83% 15% 2% 353

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 163. 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% 53% < 1% 3% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 69% 23% 4% 4% 260
Not the word of God 85% 11% 2% 1% 353

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 163. 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% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 30% 9% 260
Not the word of God 82% 13% 5% 353

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 163. 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% 49% 1% 1% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 60% 2% 1% 260
Not the word of God 27% 69% 3% 1% 353

Views about human evolution among adults in the Chicago metro area by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in the Chicago metro area 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 = 163. 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 18% 25% 1% 52% 4% 163
Word of God; not everything taken literally 27% 37% 2% 32% 2% 260
Not the word of God 68% 19% 2% 10% 2% 353