Interpreting scripture among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who say the holy scripture is…

Survey year Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 825. 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 53% 29% 3% 11% 4% 825
2007 61% 22% 4% 6% 7% 912

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 462. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 11% 31% 34% 24% 462
Word of God; not everything taken literally 21% 43% 24% 13% 212

Generational cohort among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 462. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 8% 5% 28% 43% 14% < 1% 462
Word of God; not everything taken literally 17% 12% 35% 27% 10% < 1% 212

Gender composition among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 49% 51% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 54% 215

Racial and ethnic composition among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 467. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 90% < 1% 1% 6% 4% 467
Word of God; not everything taken literally 83% < 1% 3% 8% 5% 213

Immigrant status among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 471. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 5% 6% 89% 471
Word of God; not everything taken literally 5% 7% 88% 212

Income distribution among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who have a household income of…

Interpreting scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 412. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 39% 23% 26% 12% 412
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 21% 30% 13% 194

Educational distribution among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 471. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 51% 31% 12% 6% 471
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 41% 12% 4% 214

Marital status among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 65% 3% 15% 7% 10% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 48% 11% 14% 9% 19% 213

Parent of children under 18 among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 471. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 27% 73% 471
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 66% 214

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who say they…

Interpreting scripture Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 95% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 83% 16% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 215

Importance of religion in one's life among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 92% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 40% 2% 1% < 1% 215

Attendance at religious services among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who attend religious services…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 65% 27% 8% < 1% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 48% 23% < 1% 215

Frequency of prayer among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 88% 8% 1% 2% 1% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 24% 3% 12% < 1% 215

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who attend prayer group…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 53% 15% 9% 23% 1% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 14% 8% 53% < 1% 215

Frequency of meditation among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who meditate…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 49% 3% 2% 43% 3% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 11% 2% 56% 1% 215

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 82% 7% 5% 5% 1% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 58% 18% 13% 11% < 1% 215

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 43% 15% 10% 30% 3% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 23% 12% 28% 1% 215

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Interpreting scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 69% 3% 24% 2% 3% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 7% 52% 1% 2% 215

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who say…

Interpreting scripture There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 64% 34% 1% 1% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 65% 1% < 1% 215

Frequency of reading scripture among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who read scripture…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 77% 9% 5% 9% 1% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 14% 12% 36% < 1% 215

Belief in Heaven among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 90% 4% 5% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 93% 5% 2% 215

Belief in Hell among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 92% 4% 4% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 85% 13% 2% 215

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 65% 14% 20% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 52% 17% 32% 215

Political ideology among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 68% 20% 5% 7% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 42% 15% 2% 215

Views about size of government among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 71% 25% 2% 2% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 39% 3% 2% 215

Views about government aid to the poor among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who say government aid to the poor…

Interpreting scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 63% 30% 5% 2% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 55% 39% 5% 1% 215

Views about abortion among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 20% 77% 3% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 49% 2% 215

Views about homosexuality among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 22% 72% 2% 3% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 34% 7% 3% 215

Views about same-sex marriage among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 16% 78% 6% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 46% 8% 215

Views about environmental regulation among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who say…

Interpreting scripture Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 63% 33% 2% 2% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 53% 1% < 1% 215

Views about human evolution among Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of Independent Baptists in the Evangelical Tradition who say humans…

Interpreting scripture Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 473. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 5% 19% 1% 70% 5% 473
Word of God; not everything taken literally 18% 36% 1% 43% 2% 215