Racial and ethnic composition 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 White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed 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 69% 3% 4% 23% 2% 2,740
Evangelical Protestant 77% 6% 2% 9% 5% 2,451
Historically Black Protestant 2% 92% < 1% 5% 1% 466
Jehovah's Witness 46% 19% < 1% 27% 8% 101
Jewish 88% 3% < 1% 7% 1% 181
Mainline Protestant 87% 3% 1% 5% 3% 2,142
Mormon 91% < 1% 1% 6% 2% 355
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 63% 12% 3% 17% 6% 700

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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 race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,015. 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.
White 19% 32% 28% 21% 7,015
Black 35% 37% 19% 9% 807
Asian 41% 36% 15% 8% 192
Latino 37% 41% 17% 6% 906
Other/Mixed 35% 33% 24% 8% 368

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,015. 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.
White 13% 12% 26% 34% 14% 1% 7,015
Black 22% 20% 29% 23% 5% 1% 807
Asian 30% 20% 28% 18% 5% < 1% 192
Latino 26% 17% 35% 19% 4% < 1% 906
Other/Mixed 21% 21% 25% 27% 5% < 1% 368

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Men Women Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 46% 54% 7,125
Black 42% 58% 828
Asian 55% 45% 200
Latino 44% 56% 920
Other/Mixed 46% 54% 370

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,082. 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.
White 4% 7% 89% 7,082
Black 12% 8% 81% 809
Asian 66% 27% 7% 195
Latino 48% 25% 27% 899
Other/Mixed 8% 9% 83% 367

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 6,287. 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.
White 25% 21% 32% 22% 6,287
Black 42% 20% 25% 14% 756
Asian 24% 17% 34% 25% 169
Latino 46% 24% 20% 11% 796
Other/Mixed 41% 21% 21% 18% 331

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,105. 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.
White 35% 33% 19% 12% 7,105
Black 36% 40% 13% 11% 826
Asian 20% 30% 31% 19% 198
Latino 54% 29% 12% 5% 915
Other/Mixed 40% 40% 13% 8% 369

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,107. 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.
White 57% 5% 12% 7% 20% 7,107
Black 29% 7% 16% 4% 45% 826
Asian 46% 5% 5% 3% 41% 199
Latino 39% 10% 13% 3% 35% 919
Other/Mixed 36% 9% 13% 5% 37% 370

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,100. 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.
White 29% 71% 7,100
Black 35% 65% 826
Asian 28% 72% 199
Latino 41% 59% 917
Other/Mixed 31% 69% 370

BeliefsandPractices

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 76% 21% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 7,125
Black 86% 12% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 828
Asian 63% 31% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 200
Latino 71% 25% 3% 1% 1% < 1% 920
Other/Mixed 78% 18% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 370

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 race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 59% 33% 6% 1% < 1% 7,125
Black 75% 19% 3% 3% < 1% 828
Asian 51% 39% 9% < 1% < 1% 200
Latino 63% 30% 4% 2% 1% 920
Other/Mixed 65% 27% 5% 1% 1% 370

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 41% 39% 19% < 1% 7,125
Black 43% 44% 13% < 1% 828
Asian 38% 51% 11% < 1% 200
Latino 42% 40% 18% < 1% 920
Other/Mixed 41% 35% 23% 1% 370

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 62% 22% 6% 9% < 1% 7,125
Black 74% 17% 5% 4% < 1% 828
Asian 55% 24% 10% 11% < 1% 200
Latino 63% 19% 7% 11% < 1% 920
Other/Mixed 71% 17% 3% 8% < 1% 370

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 race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 23% 10% 11% 56% < 1% 7,125
Black 33% 16% 10% 41% 1% 828
Asian 19% 11% 19% 51% < 1% 200
Latino 28% 16% 10% 45% < 1% 920
Other/Mixed 28% 12% 15% 45% 1% 370

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 35% 8% 4% 52% 1% 7,125
Black 47% 12% 4% 36% < 1% 828
Asian 36% 14% 8% 43% < 1% 200
Latino 47% 8% 5% 38% 2% 920
Other/Mixed 46% 7% 2% 43% < 1% 370

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 race/ethnicity

% 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…

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 59% 18% 11% 12% 1% 7,125
Black 66% 16% 8% 9% < 1% 828
Asian 50% 20% 17% 12% 1% 200
Latino 62% 16% 10% 12% 1% 920
Other/Mixed 66% 15% 8% 9% 1% 370

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 race/ethnicity

% 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…

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 42% 18% 14% 25% 1% 7,125
Black 37% 18% 12% 31% 1% 828
Asian 34% 19% 20% 27% < 1% 200
Latino 45% 17% 13% 24% < 1% 920
Other/Mixed 53% 15% 10% 21% 1% 370

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 race/ethnicity

% 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

Racial and ethnic composition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 38% 8% 47% 5% 2% 7,125
Black 41% 9% 44% 5% 1% 828
Asian 24% 14% 48% 12% 2% 200
Latino 36% 11% 41% 10% 2% 920
Other/Mixed 41% 12% 39% 7% 1% 370

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 race/ethnicity

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 39% 59% 1% < 1% 7,125
Black 27% 72% < 1% < 1% 828
Asian 26% 74% < 1% < 1% 200
Latino 30% 68% 1% 1% 920
Other/Mixed 33% 64% 1% 2% 370

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 35% 13% 11% 41% < 1% 7,125
Black 49% 20% 9% 23% < 1% 828
Asian 23% 20% 13% 44% < 1% 200
Latino 40% 14% 12% 34% 1% 920
Other/Mixed 50% 12% 11% 25% 1% 370

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 90% 6% 5% 7,125
Black 92% 6% 3% 828
Asian 91% 5% 4% 200
Latino 86% 10% 4% 920
Other/Mixed 84% 8% 8% 370

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 70% 23% 7% 7,125
Black 74% 21% 5% 828
Asian 69% 21% 10% 200
Latino 70% 25% 5% 920
Other/Mixed 70% 23% 7% 370

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 56% 14% 30% 7,125
Black 10% 12% 77% 828
Asian 27% 18% 55% 200
Latino 25% 24% 50% 920
Other/Mixed 35% 24% 42% 370

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 45% 37% 14% 4% 7,125
Black 26% 40% 27% 7% 828
Asian 24% 43% 31% 2% 200
Latino 31% 38% 26% 5% 920
Other/Mixed 28% 44% 19% 9% 370

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 69% 27% 2% 3% 7,125
Black 26% 69% 3% 2% 828
Asian 39% 59% 1% 1% 200
Latino 33% 62% 3% 2% 920
Other/Mixed 55% 40% 3% 1% 370

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 race/ethnicity

% 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…

Racial and ethnic composition Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 56% 40% 3% 1% 7,125
Black 29% 67% 4% 1% 828
Asian 45% 51% 1% 2% 200
Latino 40% 55% 4% 1% 920
Other/Mixed 40% 55% 3% 3% 370

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 47% 51% 3% 7,125
Black 62% 36% 3% 828
Asian 59% 39% 2% 200
Latino 43% 54% 2% 920
Other/Mixed 54% 43% 2% 370

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 62% 31% 4% 3% 7,125
Black 61% 32% 5% 2% 828
Asian 72% 22% 5% 2% 200
Latino 67% 26% 5% 3% 920
Other/Mixed 62% 29% 5% 4% 370

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 51% 42% 7% 7,125
Black 51% 43% 6% 828
Asian 61% 30% 10% 200
Latino 56% 37% 8% 920
Other/Mixed 54% 39% 7% 370

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 43% 53% 2% 1% 7,125
Black 29% 69% 1% 1% 828
Asian 33% 64% 3% 1% 200
Latino 34% 61% 2% 3% 920
Other/Mixed 36% 59% 2% 3% 370

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

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

Racial and ethnic composition 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
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 19% 39% 3% 36% 3% 7,125
Black 18% 38% 2% 39% 2% 828
Asian 31% 35% 2% 30% 1% 200
Latino 26% 31% 3% 36% 3% 920
Other/Mixed 20% 37% 2% 40% 2% 370