Interpreting scripture among adults in the Philadelphia metro area

% of adults in the Philadelphia 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 = 722. 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 21% 28% 2% 41% 7% 722

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia 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 16% 38% 3% 39% 5% 203
Mainline Protestant 24% 36% < 1% 32% 7% 131
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 7% 7% < 1% 79% 7% 151

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 132. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 21% 29% 28% 22% 132
Word of God; not everything taken literally 19% 34% 26% 21% 214
Not the word of God 28% 32% 28% 12% 301

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 132. 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% 8% 27% 35% 12% 3% 132
Word of God; not everything taken literally 15% 11% 27% 32% 15% 1% 214
Not the word of God 17% 18% 25% 31% 9% < 1% 301

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 133. 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% 57% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 60% 218
Not the word of God 56% 44% 306

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

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

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 130. 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% 39% 2% 13% 5% 130
Word of God; not everything taken literally 67% 19% 4% 7% 3% 214
Not the word of God 81% 8% 3% 4% 3% 302

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 131. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 11% 13% 76% 131
Word of God; not everything taken literally 8% 11% 80% 215
Not the word of God 10% 11% 79% 305

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia 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 = 116. 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% 31% 13% 8% 116
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 19% 26% 21% 198
Not the word of God 18% 13% 37% 32% 269

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

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

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 132. 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% 29% 7% 5% 132
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 29% 15% 17% 217
Not the word of God 28% 25% 25% 22% 306

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 133. 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% 2% 11% 15% 36% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 4% 14% 8% 34% 217
Not the word of God 50% 8% 11% 4% 27% 305

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 133. 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% 71% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 76% 217
Not the word of God 26% 74% 306

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia 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 = 133. 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% 13% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 81% 16% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 218
Not the word of God 22% 27% 14% < 1% 29% 7% 306

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia 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 = 133. 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% 19% 1% 1% < 1% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 29% 5% 3% 1% 218
Not the word of God 12% 26% 30% 31% < 1% 306

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia 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 = 133. 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 54% 34% 13% < 1% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 39% 18% < 1% 218
Not the word of God 9% 29% 62% < 1% 306

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia metro area who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 133. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 73% 18% 5% 4% < 1% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 64% 18% 3% 15% < 1% 218
Not the word of God 23% 15% 6% 55% < 1% 306

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia 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 = 133. 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% 8% 13% 36% < 1% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 18% 7% 17% 58% 1% 218
Not the word of God 5% 3% 5% 88% < 1% 306

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia 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 = 133. 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% 9% 8% 24% < 1% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 4% 6% 49% 1% 218
Not the word of God 28% 7% 6% 59% < 1% 306

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia 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 = 133. 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 72% 7% 14% 6% < 1% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 18% 11% 15% 2% 218
Not the word of God 44% 13% 13% 29% 2% 306

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia 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 = 133. 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% 14% 12% 23% 1% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 31% 11% 27% 2% 218
Not the word of God 43% 20% 15% 22% < 1% 306

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia 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 = 133. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 45% 5% 36% 9% 4% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 11% 42% 7% 1% 218
Not the word of God 5% 16% 59% 20% 1% 306

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia 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 = 133. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 45% 53% < 1% 2% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 65% < 1% < 1% 218
Not the word of God 29% 71% < 1% < 1% 306

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia 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 = 133. 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% 8% 24% < 1% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 13% 10% 41% < 1% 218
Not the word of God 4% 4% 6% 86% < 1% 306

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

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

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 133. 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 88% 7% 4% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 86% 8% 6% 218
Not the word of God 39% 53% 8% 306

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

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

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 133. 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% 6% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 26% 12% 218
Not the word of God 22% 72% 6% 306

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 133. 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 25% 14% 60% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 9% 55% 218
Not the word of God 23% 15% 62% 306

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia metro area who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 133. 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% 28% 27% 2% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 46% 19% 8% 218
Not the word of God 17% 38% 41% 4% 306

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

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

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 133. 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 34% 58% 6% 2% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 48% 49% 1% 2% 218
Not the word of God 57% 36% 2% 5% 306

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia 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 = 133. 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% 1% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 57% 1% 2% 218
Not the word of God 39% 59% 2% 1% 306

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia 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 = 133. 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% 48% 9% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 49% 1% 218
Not the word of God 87% 11% 2% 306

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

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

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 133. 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% 50% 5% 4% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 76% 19% 4% 1% 218
Not the word of God 91% 6% 2% 1% 306

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

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

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 133. 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% 56% 8% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 59% 33% 8% 218
Not the word of God 88% 10% 2% 306

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia 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 = 133. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 45% 48% 6% 2% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 63% 1% 3% 218
Not the word of God 25% 72% 1% 1% 306

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

% of adults in the Philadelphia 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 = 133. 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 7% 24% 6% 59% 4% 133
Word of God; not everything taken literally 16% 39% 5% 35% 6% 218
Not the word of God 71% 17% 3% 8% 2% 306