Interpreting scripture among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 1,180. 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 60% 22% 2% 9% 7% 1,180
2007 62% 17% 3% 9% 9% 1,278

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 688. 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 13% 33% 35% 19% 688
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 34% 24% 12% 257
Not the word of God 27% 33% 33% 6% 114

Generational cohort among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 688. 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% 8% 29% 41% 12% 1% 688
Word of God; not everything taken literally 20% 16% 28% 28% 7% 1% 257
Not the word of God 15% 18% 28% 35% 4% 1% 114

Gender composition among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 697. 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 38% 62% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 63% 264
Not the word of God 56% 44% 116

Racial and ethnic composition among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 697. 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 < 1% 99% < 1% 1% < 1% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally < 1% 97% < 1% 3% < 1% 264
Not the word of God < 1% 97% < 1% 3% < 1% 116

Immigrant status among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 681. 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% 2% 94% 681
Word of God; not everything taken literally 3% 4% 92% 260
Not the word of God < 1% 6% 94% 113

Income distribution among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 624. 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 62% 20% 12% 5% 624
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 22% 26% 11% 241
Not the word of God 52% 21% 17% 11% 108

Educational distribution among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 694. 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% 25% 8% 3% 694
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 36% 12% 9% 262
Not the word of God 49% 38% 8% 5% 116

Marital status among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 695. 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 29% 5% 21% 12% 32% 695
Word of God; not everything taken literally 26% 10% 18% 3% 44% 263
Not the word of God 32% 10% 17% 7% 33% 115

Parent of children under 18 among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 695. 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 25% 75% 695
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 72% 262
Not the word of God 38% 62% 116

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 697. 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 94% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 83% 15% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 264
Not the word of God 64% 24% 5% < 1% 1% 4% 116

Importance of religion in one's life among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 697. 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 94% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 76% 21% 2% 1% < 1% 264
Not the word of God 56% 37% 6% < 1% < 1% 116

Attendance at religious services among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 697. 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 59% 32% 9% < 1% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 54% 9% < 1% 264
Not the word of God 21% 56% 24% < 1% 116

Frequency of prayer among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 697. 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 81% 12% 3% 4% < 1% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 75% 17% 6% 2% < 1% 264
Not the word of God 59% 17% 11% 13% < 1% 116

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 697. 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% 16% 9% 23% 1% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 16% 11% 43% < 1% 264
Not the word of God 13% 10% 14% 63% 1% 116

Frequency of meditation among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 697. 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 59% 8% 3% 27% 2% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 12% 7% 36% < 1% 264
Not the word of God 38% 7% 5% 51% < 1% 116

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 697. 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 76% 10% 6% 8% 1% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 68% 15% 9% 7% < 1% 264
Not the word of God 51% 14% 18% 14% 3% 116

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 697. 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 44% 15% 10% 31% 1% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 33% 20% 13% 34% 1% 264
Not the word of God 40% 13% 19% 27% < 1% 116

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 697. 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 52% 6% 37% 3% 2% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 5% 52% 6% 1% 264
Not the word of God 13% 9% 68% 7% 3% 116

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 697. 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 28% 70% 1% 1% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 19% 81% < 1% < 1% 264
Not the word of God 20% 80% 1% < 1% 116

Frequency of reading scripture among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 697. 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 66% 11% 7% 15% 1% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 20% 10% 20% < 1% 264
Not the word of God 26% 19% 16% 40% < 1% 116

Belief in Heaven among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 697. 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% 3% 2% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 95% 4% 1% 264
Not the word of God 75% 14% 11% 116

Belief in Hell among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 697. 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 84% 10% 6% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 77% 17% 6% 264
Not the word of God 63% 27% 10% 116

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 697. 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 9% 7% 84% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 9% 8% 83% 264
Not the word of God 11% 5% 84% 116

Political ideology among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 697. 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 40% 30% 25% 5% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 25% 47% 25% 3% 264
Not the word of God 24% 37% 34% 5% 116

Views about size of government among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 697. 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 18% 79% 1% 2% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 68% 2% 1% 264
Not the word of God 28% 65% < 1% 7% 116

Views about government aid to the poor among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 697. 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 24% 72% 2% 2% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 70% 2% < 1% 264
Not the word of God 29% 63% 7% 1% 116

Views about abortion among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 697. 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% 46% 5% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 74% 24% 2% 264
Not the word of God 71% 27% 3% 116

Views about homosexuality among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 697. 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 52% 41% 5% 3% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 32% 4% 2% 264
Not the word of God 71% 21% 6% 2% 116

Views about same-sex marriage among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 697. 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 34% 57% 9% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 52% 42% 6% 264
Not the word of God 71% 20% 8% 116

Views about environmental regulation among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 697. 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 37% 57% 2% 4% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 65% < 1% 1% 264
Not the word of God 39% 58% 2% 1% 116

Views about human evolution among baptists in the Historically Black Protestant Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Historically Black Protestant 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 = 697. 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 14% 28% 2% 50% 5% 697
Word of God; not everything taken literally 21% 37% 2% 39% 2% 264
Not the word of God 34% 41% 4% 21% < 1% 116