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

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

Survey year Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,542. 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 46% 16% 38% 9,542
2007 42% 15% 43% 9,841

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Party affiliation 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 identify as…

Religious tradition Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. 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 46% 15% 39% 2,774
Evangelical Protestant 55% 13% 32% 2,469
Historically Black Protestant 11% 10% 79% 466
Jehovah's Witness 8% 75% 17% 102
Jewish 40% 11% 49% 184
Mainline Protestant 52% 13% 35% 2,158
Mormon 78% 8% 14% 360
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 31% 28% 42% 713

Learn More: Republican/lean Rep., No lean, Democrat/lean Dem.

DemographicInformation

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

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

Party affiliation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,599. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 23% 33% 26% 18% 4,599
No lean 25% 38% 23% 14% 1,259
Democrat/lean Dem. 24% 33% 25% 17% 3,519

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

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

Party affiliation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,599. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 15% 13% 28% 31% 12% 1% 4,599
No lean 16% 17% 30% 28% 8% 1% 1,259
Democrat/lean Dem. 17% 14% 27% 31% 11% 1% 3,519

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

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

Party affiliation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 52% 48% 4,660
No lean 45% 55% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 39% 61% 3,568

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

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

Party affiliation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,613. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 86% 2% 2% 7% 3% 4,613
No lean 63% 8% 3% 20% 6% 1,295
Democrat/lean Dem. 54% 20% 4% 17% 4% 3,535

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

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

Party affiliation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,634. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 7% 8% 84% 4,634
No lean 19% 11% 70% 1,284
Democrat/lean Dem. 15% 12% 73% 3,528

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

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

Party affiliation Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 4,126. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 20% 20% 34% 26% 4,126
No lean 42% 24% 23% 11% 1,045
Democrat/lean Dem. 36% 21% 27% 16% 3,238

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

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

Party affiliation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,651. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 32% 35% 21% 12% 4,651
No lean 50% 30% 13% 7% 1,297
Democrat/lean Dem. 38% 33% 16% 12% 3,561

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

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

Party affiliation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,648. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 59% 5% 9% 6% 21% 4,648
No lean 47% 7% 14% 5% 26% 1,303
Democrat/lean Dem. 42% 7% 14% 6% 30% 3,561

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

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

Party affiliation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,643. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 32% 68% 4,643
No lean 33% 67% 1,302
Democrat/lean Dem. 30% 70% 3,561

BeliefsandPractices

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

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

Party affiliation 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 = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 79% 18% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,660
No lean 72% 22% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 75% 22% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 3,568

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 political party

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

Party affiliation Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 64% 30% 5% 1% < 1% 4,660
No lean 58% 33% 6% 3% 1% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 61% 32% 6% 2% < 1% 3,568

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

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

Party affiliation At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 45% 39% 16% < 1% 4,660
No lean 39% 36% 25% 1% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 38% 43% 18% < 1% 3,568

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

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

Party affiliation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 65% 21% 6% 8% < 1% 4,660
No lean 61% 18% 7% 13% 1% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 63% 21% 6% 9% < 1% 3,568

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 political party

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

Party affiliation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 26% 12% 12% 51% < 1% 4,660
No lean 27% 8% 10% 54% 1% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 22% 13% 11% 54% < 1% 3,568

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

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

Party affiliation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 37% 8% 4% 50% 1% 4,660
No lean 39% 8% 3% 47% 2% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 40% 9% 5% 45% 1% 3,568

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 political party

% 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…

Party affiliation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 61% 19% 10% 9% 1% 4,660
No lean 58% 16% 9% 15% 2% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 59% 17% 11% 12% < 1% 3,568

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 political party

% 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…

Party affiliation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 43% 19% 15% 23% 1% 4,660
No lean 43% 14% 13% 28% 1% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 41% 18% 13% 27% 1% 3,568

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 political party

% 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

Party affiliation Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 42% 8% 43% 4% 2% 4,660
No lean 37% 7% 46% 6% 4% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 33% 10% 48% 7% 1% 3,568

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 political party

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

Party affiliation 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 = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 46% 52% 1% < 1% 4,660
No lean 34% 64% 2% < 1% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 25% 73% 1% 1% 3,568

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

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

Party affiliation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 40% 14% 10% 36% < 1% 4,660
No lean 39% 11% 9% 39% 1% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 33% 15% 12% 39% < 1% 3,568

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

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

Party affiliation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 91% 5% 4% 4,660
No lean 83% 11% 7% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 89% 7% 4% 3,568

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

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

Party affiliation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 75% 19% 7% 4,660
No lean 62% 30% 8% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 69% 25% 6% 3,568

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Party affiliation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 61% 32% 6% 1% 4,660
No lean 25% 38% 18% 19% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 21% 46% 31% 3% 3,568

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

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

Party affiliation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 81% 17% 1% 1% 4,660
No lean 49% 42% 4% 6% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 35% 59% 2% 3% 3,568

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 political party

% 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…

Party affiliation Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 70% 26% 3% 1% 4,660
No lean 44% 49% 4% 3% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 28% 68% 3% 1% 3,568

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

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

Party affiliation Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 36% 62% 2% 4,660
No lean 44% 50% 5% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 64% 33% 3% 3,568

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

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

Party affiliation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 54% 39% 4% 3% 4,660
No lean 60% 28% 6% 5% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 74% 21% 3% 2% 3,568

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

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

Party affiliation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 40% 53% 7% 4,660
No lean 52% 36% 12% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 66% 29% 5% 3,568

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

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

Party affiliation 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 = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 55% 42% 2% 2% 4,660
No lean 35% 59% 3% 3% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 25% 72% 1% 1% 3,568

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

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

Party affiliation 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 = 4,660. 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.
Republican/lean Rep. 16% 38% 3% 39% 4% 4,660
No lean 20% 32% 4% 38% 6% 1,314
Democrat/lean Dem. 25% 40% 3% 31% 2% 3,568