Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 39% 5% 3% 51% 2% 1,534
Evangelical Protestant 75% 6% 1% 12% 4% 4,690
Historically Black Protestant 2% 95% < 1% 3% < 1% 1,091
Jehovah's Witness 27% 31% 1% 38% 3% 107
Mainline Protestant 82% 5% 2% 8% 3% 1,244
Mormon 75% 1% 4% 12% 9% 207
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 43% 29% 2% 23% 3% 539

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,942. 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 11% 29% 32% 28% 5,942
Black 19% 35% 31% 15% 1,629
Asian 25% 38% 23% 13% 179
Latino 20% 47% 23% 10% 1,345
Other/Mixed 19% 38% 31% 13% 399

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,942. 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 7% 8% 25% 39% 19% 2% 5,942
Black 12% 13% 29% 35% 10% 1% 1,629
Asian 12% 20% 32% 27% 8% 1% 179
Latino 11% 18% 38% 26% 6% 1% 1,345
Other/Mixed 13% 11% 32% 33% 10% < 1% 399

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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% 57% 6,057
Black 42% 58% 1,668
Asian 48% 52% 183
Latino 44% 56% 1,372
Other/Mixed 40% 60% 409

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,992. 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 3% 6% 92% 5,992
Black 10% 3% 87% 1,629
Asian 80% 11% 9% 177
Latino 66% 17% 18% 1,340
Other/Mixed 6% 6% 88% 395

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 5,158. 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% 23% 28% 13% 5,158
Black 58% 22% 14% 6% 1,463
Asian 40% 14% 28% 17% 151
Latino 70% 18% 9% 4% 1,137
Other/Mixed 52% 23% 17% 8% 356

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,030. 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% 31% 12% 5% 6,030
Black 58% 29% 9% 4% 1,655
Asian 24% 23% 33% 21% 181
Latino 73% 20% 4% 2% 1,357
Other/Mixed 46% 37% 11% 6% 406

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,037. 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 60% 3% 13% 11% 13% 6,037
Black 30% 6% 19% 10% 35% 1,662
Asian 58% 3% 9% 3% 26% 183
Latino 46% 11% 16% 5% 21% 1,366
Other/Mixed 41% 6% 18% 6% 29% 409

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,042. 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 26% 74% 6,042
Black 30% 70% 1,662
Asian 41% 59% 182
Latino 45% 55% 1,367
Other/Mixed 31% 69% 407

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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 93% 5% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6,057
Black 91% 6% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,668
Asian 84% 10% 4% 2% < 1% < 1% 183
Latino 69% 27% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,372
Other/Mixed 90% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 409

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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 84% 13% 2% 1% < 1% 6,057
Black 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 1,668
Asian 82% 12% 4% 1% < 1% 183
Latino 82% 14% 2% 2% < 1% 1,372
Other/Mixed 84% 11% 2% 2% 1% 409

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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 61% 25% 13% 1% 6,057
Black 60% 29% 10% < 1% 1,668
Asian 63% 27% 10% < 1% 183
Latino 56% 29% 14% < 1% 1,372
Other/Mixed 56% 29% 15% 1% 409

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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 82% 11% 2% 4% 1% 6,057
Black 82% 12% 3% 3% < 1% 1,668
Asian 81% 8% 4% 6% < 1% 183
Latino 73% 16% 4% 6% 1% 1,372
Other/Mixed 86% 8% 2% 3% 1% 409

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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% 12% 9% 33% 1% 6,057
Black 52% 15% 9% 23% 1% 1,668
Asian 48% 18% 13% 20% < 1% 183
Latino 41% 15% 9% 34% 1% 1,372
Other/Mixed 49% 11% 8% 32% 1% 409

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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 48% 6% 3% 41% 2% 6,057
Black 60% 7% 3% 28% 2% 1,668
Asian 57% 10% 2% 29% 3% 183
Latino 59% 10% 4% 25% 3% 1,372
Other/Mixed 55% 8% 2% 34% 1% 409

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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 77% 10% 5% 7% 1% 6,057
Black 75% 11% 5% 8% 1% 1,668
Asian 72% 14% 6% 5% 3% 183
Latino 71% 11% 8% 8% 1% 1,372
Other/Mixed 78% 8% 3% 9% 1% 409

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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 44% 15% 11% 29% 2% 6,057
Black 46% 14% 9% 29% 2% 1,668
Asian 45% 21% 14% 19% 2% 183
Latino 53% 12% 13% 19% 2% 1,372
Other/Mixed 45% 17% 10% 26% 2% 409

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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 64% 3% 28% 2% 2% 6,057
Black 54% 5% 36% 4% 1% 1,668
Asian 50% 4% 38% 8% < 1% 183
Latino 53% 7% 27% 11% 2% 1,372
Other/Mixed 60% 4% 29% 4% 3% 409

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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 54% 43% 1% 1% 6,057
Black 31% 67% 1% 1% 1,668
Asian 36% 63% 1% < 1% 183
Latino 32% 64% 1% 3% 1,372
Other/Mixed 43% 54% 2% 1% 409

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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 63% 11% 6% 19% 1% 6,057
Black 67% 12% 6% 15% 1% 1,668
Asian 56% 13% 9% 22% < 1% 183
Latino 56% 12% 8% 23% 1% 1,372
Other/Mixed 68% 10% 5% 16% 1% 409

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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 91% 4% 5% 6,057
Black 93% 4% 3% 1,668
Asian 92% 4% 4% 183
Latino 89% 7% 4% 1,372
Other/Mixed 93% 3% 4% 409

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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 84% 10% 6% 6,057
Black 83% 11% 6% 1,668
Asian 77% 18% 6% 183
Latino 75% 19% 6% 1,372
Other/Mixed 84% 9% 7% 409

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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 63% 15% 22% 6,057
Black 11% 11% 79% 1,668
Asian 33% 30% 36% 183
Latino 24% 32% 43% 1,372
Other/Mixed 31% 27% 41% 409

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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% 23% 8% 6% 6,057
Black 38% 31% 23% 8% 1,668
Asian 37% 34% 20% 9% 183
Latino 40% 26% 26% 8% 1,372
Other/Mixed 49% 24% 15% 12% 409

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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% 26% 2% 3% 6,057
Black 21% 74% 2% 3% 1,668
Asian 32% 66% < 1% 2% 183
Latino 21% 74% 3% 2% 1,372
Other/Mixed 38% 51% 5% 7% 409

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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% 33% 3% 2% 6,057
Black 28% 67% 3% 2% 1,668
Asian 40% 53% 4% 2% 183
Latino 39% 54% 4% 2% 1,372
Other/Mixed 41% 52% 5% 2% 409

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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 28% 69% 3% 6,057
Black 44% 50% 6% 1,668
Asian 30% 67% 3% 183
Latino 30% 65% 5% 1,372
Other/Mixed 37% 58% 5% 409

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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% 63% 4% 4% 6,057
Black 45% 48% 4% 4% 1,668
Asian 40% 54% 3% 3% 183
Latino 53% 38% 4% 4% 1,372
Other/Mixed 36% 54% 4% 6% 409

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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 20% 73% 7% 6,057
Black 31% 60% 8% 1,668
Asian 28% 67% 5% 183
Latino 39% 50% 10% 1,372
Other/Mixed 27% 64% 9% 409

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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 55% 39% 3% 4% 6,057
Black 39% 55% 2% 4% 1,668
Asian 39% 57% < 1% 4% 183
Latino 41% 51% 2% 6% 1,372
Other/Mixed 40% 52% 3% 5% 409

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 6,057. 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 8% 20% 2% 64% 5% 6,057
Black 15% 25% 2% 52% 5% 1,668
Asian 11% 23% 2% 58% 6% 183
Latino 20% 25% 3% 46% 5% 1,372
Other/Mixed 11% 27% 2% 55% 6% 409