Interpreting scripture among Nothing in particulars (religion not important)

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 2,969. 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 4% 8% < 1% 79% 7% 2,969
2007 4% 9% 1% 76% 11% 2,006

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 40% 15% 9% 208
Not the word of God 35% 36% 20% 10% 2,395
Other/don't know 26% 42% 22% 10% 211

Generational cohort among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 19% 33% 18% 6% < 1% 208
Not the word of God 22% 20% 28% 24% 6% < 1% 2,395
Other/don't know 14% 24% 30% 26% 5% 1% 211

Gender composition among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 44% 212
Not the word of God 55% 45% 2,426
Other/don't know 54% 46% 219

Racial and ethnic composition among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who identify as…

Interpreting scripture 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 69% 11% 2% 13% 5% 210
Not the word of God 74% 6% 6% 11% 3% 2,388
Other/don't know 68% 4% 6% 14% 7% 213

Immigrant status among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 11% 10% 79% 204
Not the word of God 12% 13% 74% 2,390
Other/don't know 13% 9% 78% 211

Income distribution among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 21% 23% 9% 186
Not the word of God 26% 22% 29% 23% 2,188
Other/don't know 42% 21% 24% 14% 181

Educational distribution among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 29% 9% 6% 209
Not the word of God 32% 34% 20% 14% 2,418
Other/don't know 39% 38% 16% 7% 218

Marital status among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 9% 13% 4% 40% 212
Not the word of God 41% 11% 10% 2% 36% 2,418
Other/don't know 40% 7% 12% 4% 38% 215

Parent of children under 18 among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 27% 73% 212
Not the word of God 25% 75% 2,413
Other/don't know 28% 72% 219

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 38% 14% < 1% 8% 1% 212
Not the word of God 14% 23% 17% 1% 39% 7% 2,426
Other/don't know 25% 25% 9% 3% 17% 20% 219

Importance of religion in one's life among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally < 1% < 1% 69% 29% 2% 212
Not the word of God < 1% < 1% 45% 54% 1% 2,426
Other/don't know < 1% < 1% 53% 40% 7% 219

Attendance at religious services among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 2% 23% 74% 1% 212
Not the word of God 1% 17% 82% < 1% 2,426
Other/don't know 1% 25% 74% < 1% 219

Frequency of prayer among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 16% 18% 13% 53% < 1% 212
Not the word of God 8% 7% 6% 78% < 1% 2,426
Other/don't know 20% 8% 5% 64% 3% 219

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 2% 4% 6% 88% < 1% 212
Not the word of God 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 2,426
Other/don't know < 1% 2% 3% 93% 2% 219

Frequency of meditation among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 15% 5% 4% 73% 2% 212
Not the word of God 22% 10% 5% 61% 1% 2,426
Other/don't know 25% 7% 1% 65% 2% 219

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 16% 10% 43% < 1% 212
Not the word of God 36% 15% 12% 35% 2% 2,426
Other/don't know 37% 12% 8% 37% 7% 219

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 9% 12% 47% < 1% 212
Not the word of God 44% 17% 13% 26% 1% 2,426
Other/don't know 38% 12% 14% 33% 2% 219

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 8% 17% 62% 11% 2% 212
Not the word of God 1% 17% 63% 17% 1% 2,426
Other/don't know 2% 13% 64% 16% 6% 219

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 71% 1% 1% 212
Not the word of God 18% 81% 1% 1% 2,426
Other/don't know 19% 76% 2% 3% 219

Frequency of reading scripture among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 8% 8% 5% 78% < 1% 212
Not the word of God 2% 2% 4% 91% < 1% 2,426
Other/don't know 7% 5% 3% 84% 1% 219

Belief in Heaven among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 72% 18% 10% 212
Not the word of God 24% 66% 10% 2,426
Other/don't know 42% 28% 30% 219

Belief in Hell among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 39% 10% 212
Not the word of God 15% 77% 8% 2,426
Other/don't know 33% 39% 28% 219

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 27% 43% 212
Not the word of God 23% 22% 55% 2,426
Other/don't know 26% 35% 38% 219

Political ideology among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 23% 42% 24% 11% 212
Not the word of God 16% 36% 41% 7% 2,426
Other/don't know 25% 34% 23% 19% 219

Views about size of government among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 55% 44% < 1% 2% 212
Not the word of God 49% 44% 3% 4% 2,426
Other/don't know 48% 33% 6% 12% 219

Views about government aid to the poor among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 53% 2% 1% 212
Not the word of God 39% 56% 3% 2% 2,426
Other/don't know 38% 46% 11% 5% 219

Views about abortion among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 36% 2% 212
Not the word of God 80% 17% 3% 2,426
Other/don't know 65% 20% 16% 219

Views about homosexuality among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 76% 18% 4% 2% 212
Not the word of God 87% 9% 2% 2% 2,426
Other/don't know 67% 17% 6% 10% 219

Views about same-sex marriage among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 71% 24% 6% 212
Not the word of God 85% 11% 5% 2,426
Other/don't know 64% 21% 15% 219

Views about environmental regulation among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 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.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 63% < 1% 1% 212
Not the word of God 24% 72% 2% 2% 2,426
Other/don't know 32% 51% 6% 10% 219

Views about human evolution among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by interpretation of scripture

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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
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Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 31% 3% 28% 2% 212
Not the word of God 76% 9% 4% 9% 2% 2,426
Other/don't know 44% 18% 12% 12% 14% 219