Interpreting scripture among adults in the Los Angeles metro area

% of adults in the Los Angeles 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 = 1,076. 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 26% 25% 1% 41% 7% 1,076

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Interpreting scripture among adults in the Los Angeles metro area by religious group

% of adults in the Los Angeles 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 30% 30% 1% 30% 9% 290
Evangelical Protestant 48% 36% 2% 9% 5% 196
Mainline Protestant 27% 40% 3% 23% 7% 121
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 10% 6% < 1% 79% 5% 275

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 226. 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 17% 42% 25% 16% 226
Word of God; not everything taken literally 22% 36% 26% 16% 277
Not the word of God 32% 37% 21% 11% 457

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 226. 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% 15% 34% 30% 10% 1% 226
Word of God; not everything taken literally 12% 15% 31% 29% 11% 1% 277
Not the word of God 23% 16% 30% 24% 7% < 1% 457

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 232. 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% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 51% 282
Not the word of God 57% 43% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 229. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 20% 10% 10% 58% 3% 229
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 7% 13% 41% 2% 277
Not the word of God 41% 5% 20% 31% 2% 460

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 227. 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% 15% 32% 227
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 17% 46% 277
Not the word of God 32% 26% 42% 461

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles 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 = 198. 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% 20% 16% 8% 198
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 15% 25% 25% 242
Not the word of God 25% 15% 25% 35% 412

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 227. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 59% 26% 9% 6% 227
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 31% 20% 11% 280
Not the word of God 36% 28% 22% 14% 460

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 230. 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% 13% 13% 6% 23% 230
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 10% 12% 5% 28% 280
Not the word of God 40% 10% 9% 3% 38% 460

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 232. 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% 58% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 26% 74% 279
Not the word of God 23% 77% 462

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles 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 = 232. 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 74% 20% 1% 3% < 1% 2% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 70% 25% 3% 2% < 1% < 1% 282
Not the word of God 28% 24% 19% < 1% 25% 3% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles 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 = 232. 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% 10% 3% 1% 1% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 32% 6% 1% < 1% 282
Not the word of God 14% 34% 24% 28% 1% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles 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 = 232. 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 62% 23% 14% < 1% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 37% 16% < 1% 282
Not the word of God 8% 40% 52% < 1% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 232. 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% 14% 3% 5% 1% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 20% 7% 10% < 1% 282
Not the word of God 26% 14% 9% 51% 1% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles 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 = 232. 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% 19% 9% 32% < 1% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 25% 13% 11% 50% < 1% 282
Not the word of God 5% 3% 7% 85% < 1% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles 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 = 232. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 59% 7% 2% 28% 4% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 10% 7% 41% 2% 282
Not the word of God 31% 10% 7% 52% < 1% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles 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 = 232. 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% 8% 5% 8% 4% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 58% 18% 9% 14% 1% 282
Not the word of God 46% 14% 13% 26% 1% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles 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 = 232. 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% 15% 13% 22% 3% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 16% 19% 25% 1% 282
Not the word of God 47% 15% 16% 21% 1% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles 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 = 232. 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% 4% 33% 10% 1% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 11% 39% 8% 4% 282
Not the word of God 6% 21% 52% 20% 1% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles 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 = 232. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 35% 59% 3% 3% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 67% 1% 2% 282
Not the word of God 21% 78% < 1% < 1% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles 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 = 232. 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% 14% 5% 23% 2% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 13% 7% 46% < 1% 282
Not the word of God 8% 7% 8% 76% < 1% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 232. 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% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 89% 8% 3% 282
Not the word of God 35% 54% 11% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 232. 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% 16% 6% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 64% 29% 6% 282
Not the word of God 26% 66% 7% 463

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 232. 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% 27% 43% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 15% 48% 282
Not the word of God 25% 16% 59% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 232. 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% 26% 20% 6% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 37% 23% 3% 282
Not the word of God 15% 38% 44% 3% 463

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

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

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 232. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 29% 67% 2% 3% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 46% 4% 3% 282
Not the word of God 44% 48% 3% 5% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles 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 = 232. 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% 53% 3% 2% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 48% 47% 3% 2% 282
Not the word of God 28% 67% 4% 1% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles 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 = 232. 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% 66% 3% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 40% 4% 282
Not the word of God 82% 14% 4% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles metro area who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 232. 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% 37% 4% 7% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 26% 5% 2% 282
Not the word of God 87% 10% 1% 2% 463

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

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

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 232. 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% 49% 10% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 59% 37% 5% 282
Not the word of God 85% 11% 4% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles 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 = 232. 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% 49% 3% 6% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 56% 2% 3% 282
Not the word of God 22% 76% 1% 1% 463

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

% of adults in the Los Angeles 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 = 232. 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% 20% 3% 52% 7% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 37% 4% 29% 3% 282
Not the word of God 66% 14% 4% 14% 2% 463