Interpreting scripture among adults in the Houston metro area

% of adults in the Houston 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 = 514. 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 39% 25% 1% 30% 6% 514

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

% of adults in the Houston 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.
Evangelical Protestant 62% 25% 1% 10% 3% 148
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 11% 16% < 1% 65% 8% 102

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 164. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 15% 42% 28% 15% 164
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 48% 14% 9% 132
Not the word of God 34% 31% 23% 12% 169

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

% of adults in the Houston metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 164. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 8% 14% 34% 32% 11% < 1% 164
Word of God; not everything taken literally 21% 15% 42% 15% 7% < 1% 132
Not the word of God 25% 16% 23% 29% 6% < 1% 169

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

% of adults in the Houston metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 169. 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% 59% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 50% 133
Not the word of God 61% 39% 171

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

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

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 168. 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 33% 25% 1% 37% 4% 168
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 12% 2% 30% 6% 132
Not the word of God 53% 7% 8% 27% 5% 169

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

% of adults in the Houston metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 168. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 26% 10% 64% 168
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 11% 66% 133
Not the word of God 18% 17% 65% 169

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

% of adults in the Houston 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 = 154. 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% 18% 23% 13% 154
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 12% 34% 24% 110
Not the word of God 29% 16% 31% 25% 163

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

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

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 168. 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% 31% 9% 4% 168
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 38% 20% 10% 132
Not the word of God 40% 25% 20% 15% 170

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

% of adults in the Houston metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 168. 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% 5% 16% 11% 16% 168
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 4% 13% 2% 31% 132
Not the word of God 41% 4% 15% 3% 37% 171

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

% of adults in the Houston metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 168. 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% 168
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 60% 133
Not the word of God 21% 79% 171

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the Houston 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 = 169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 85% 14% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 73% 23% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 133
Not the word of God 36% 30% 11% 1% 20% 2% 171

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

% of adults in the Houston 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 = 169. 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% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 30% 3% 3% < 1% 133
Not the word of God 22% 29% 23% 26% < 1% 171

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

% of adults in the Houston 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 = 169. 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% 21% 10% < 1% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 42% 15% < 1% 133
Not the word of God 12% 32% 55% < 1% 171

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

% of adults in the Houston metro area who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 169. 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% 3% < 1% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 60% 25% 4% 11% < 1% 133
Not the word of God 27% 18% 12% 43% < 1% 171

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

% of adults in the Houston 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 = 169. 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% 15% 4% 31% < 1% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 10% 16% 44% 1% 133
Not the word of God 5% 6% 8% 80% < 1% 171

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

% of adults in the Houston 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 = 169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 58% 3% 8% 29% 1% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 7% 1% 49% < 1% 133
Not the word of God 34% 9% 8% 48% 1% 171

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

% of adults in the Houston 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 = 169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 77% 7% 7% 6% 3% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 60% 26% 8% 6% < 1% 133
Not the word of God 40% 17% 11% 32% < 1% 171

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

% of adults in the Houston 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 = 169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 47% 12% 13% 25% 4% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 16% 12% 21% < 1% 133
Not the word of God 48% 16% 19% 16% 1% 171

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

% of adults in the Houston 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 = 169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 69% 3% 23% 4% < 1% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 9% 44% 5% 2% 133
Not the word of God 6% 17% 56% 19% 1% 171

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

% of adults in the Houston 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 = 169. 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% 57% 3% 2% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 63% 1% 1% 133
Not the word of God 25% 75% < 1% < 1% 171

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

% of adults in the Houston 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 = 169. 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 65% 11% 3% 20% < 1% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 17% 16% 30% < 1% 133
Not the word of God 12% 8% 6% 75% < 1% 171

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

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

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 169. 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% 6% 4% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 90% 6% 4% 133
Not the word of God 48% 41% 10% 171

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

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

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 87% 9% 3% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 69% 24% 7% 133
Not the word of God 37% 57% 6% 171

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 169. 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% 16% 47% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 13% 41% 133
Not the word of God 39% 20% 41% 171

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

% of adults in the Houston metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 169. 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% 22% 23% 6% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 39% 15% 6% 133
Not the word of God 25% 44% 29% 2% 171

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

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

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 169. 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% 2% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 51% 1% 1% 133
Not the word of God 61% 33% 3% 3% 171

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

% of adults in the Houston 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 = 169. 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% 49% < 1% 1% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 60% 37% 3% 1% 133
Not the word of God 43% 52% 3% 1% 171

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

% of adults in the Houston 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 = 169. 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% 66% 7% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 33% 64% 3% 133
Not the word of God 76% 21% 4% 171

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

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

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 169. 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% 63% 2% 4% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 65% 32% 2% 1% 133
Not the word of God 79% 15% 3% 4% 171

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

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

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 169. 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 16% 77% 7% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 43% 6% 133
Not the word of God 70% 24% 6% 171

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

% of adults in the Houston 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 = 169. 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% 49% 1% 1% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 64% 5% 2% 133
Not the word of God 34% 64% 1% 1% 171

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

% of adults in the Houston 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 = 169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 12% 26% 2% 58% 1% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 21% 40% 1% 38% < 1% 133
Not the word of God 61% 16% 3% 18% 2% 171