Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Religious tradition Parents Non-parents 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% 70% 2,763
Evangelical Protestant 34% 66% 2,456
Historically Black Protestant 33% 67% 464
Jehovah's Witness 29% 71% 102
Jewish 31% 69% 182
Mainline Protestant 28% 72% 2,156
Mormon 43% 57% 358
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 31% 69% 712

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are ages…

Parent of children under 18 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,443. 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.
Parents 17% 69% 13% 1% 2,443
Non-parents 27% 18% 31% 25% 6,912

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Parent of children under 18 Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,443. 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.
Parents 6% 24% 56% 14% 1% < 1% 2,443
Non-parents 21% 9% 15% 38% 16% 1% 6,912

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Parent of children under 18 Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 43% 57% 2,474
Non-parents 47% 53% 7,032

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

Parent of children under 18 White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,451. 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.
Parents 65% 11% 3% 17% 4% 2,451
Non-parents 73% 10% 3% 11% 4% 6,961

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Parent of children under 18 Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,451. 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.
Parents 16% 9% 75% 2,451
Non-parents 10% 11% 79% 6,964

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who have a household income of…

Parent of children under 18 Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,312. 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.
Parents 26% 19% 32% 24% 2,312
Non-parents 32% 22% 28% 18% 6,080

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who have completed…

Parent of children under 18 High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,467. 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.
Parents 31% 35% 21% 13% 2,467
Non-parents 40% 33% 17% 10% 7,012

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Parent of children under 18 Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,470. 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.
Parents 70% 8% 11% 2% 10% 2,470
Non-parents 42% 5% 12% 8% 32% 7,012

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say they…

Parent of children under 18 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 = 2,474. 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.
Parents 78% 19% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,474
Non-parents 76% 21% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 7,032

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say religion is…

Parent of children under 18 Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 65% 28% 5% 1% < 1% 2,474
Non-parents 60% 32% 6% 2% < 1% 7,032

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who attend religious services…

Parent of children under 18 At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 43% 41% 15% < 1% 2,474
Non-parents 41% 39% 19% < 1% 7,032

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who pray…

Parent of children under 18 At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 66% 20% 6% 7% < 1% 2,474
Non-parents 62% 21% 6% 10% 1% 7,032

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who attend prayer group…

Parent of children under 18 At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 27% 14% 11% 48% < 1% 2,474
Non-parents 23% 11% 11% 55% < 1% 7,032

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who meditate…

Parent of children under 18 At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 35% 8% 4% 52% 1% 2,474
Non-parents 40% 8% 4% 46% 1% 7,032

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Parent of children under 18 At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 59% 19% 11% 10% 1% 2,474
Non-parents 60% 17% 10% 12% 1% 7,032

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Parent of children under 18 At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 39% 17% 16% 27% 1% 2,474
Non-parents 43% 18% 13% 25% 1% 7,032

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Parent of children under 18 Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 40% 9% 44% 6% 2% 2,474
Non-parents 37% 9% 46% 6% 2% 7,032

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say…

Parent of children under 18 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 = 2,474. 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.
Parents 39% 60% 1% < 1% 2,474
Non-parents 35% 63% 1% < 1% 7,032

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who read scripture…

Parent of children under 18 At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 40% 14% 11% 34% < 1% 2,474
Non-parents 36% 14% 11% 39% < 1% 7,032

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …in heaven

Parent of children under 18 Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 91% 6% 4% 2,474
Non-parents 88% 7% 5% 7,032

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …in hell

Parent of children under 18 Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 74% 21% 6% 2,474
Non-parents 69% 24% 7% 7,032

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

Parent of children under 18 Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 47% 16% 37% 2,474
Non-parents 46% 15% 39% 7,032

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Parent of children under 18 Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 41% 38% 16% 5% 2,474
Non-parents 39% 38% 18% 5% 7,032

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who would rather have…

Parent of children under 18 Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 56% 39% 2% 2% 2,474
Non-parents 59% 36% 2% 3% 7,032

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say government aid to the poor…

Parent of children under 18 Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 52% 44% 3% 1% 2,474
Non-parents 49% 46% 3% 1% 7,032

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say abortion should be…

Parent of children under 18 Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 45% 53% 2% 2,474
Non-parents 50% 47% 3% 7,032

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say homosexuality…

Parent of children under 18 Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 62% 31% 4% 3% 2,474
Non-parents 63% 30% 4% 3% 7,032

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …same-sex marriage

Parent of children under 18 Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,474. 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.
Parents 51% 42% 7% 2,474
Non-parents 52% 40% 7% 7,032

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say…

Parent of children under 18 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 = 2,474. 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.
Parents 40% 57% 2% 2% 2,474
Non-parents 40% 56% 2% 2% 7,032

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by parental status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say humans…

Parent of children under 18 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 = 2,474. 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.
Parents 20% 38% 2% 37% 3% 2,474
Non-parents 20% 38% 3% 35% 3% 7,032