Interpreting scripture among baptists in the Mainline Tradition

% of baptists in the Mainline 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 = 638. 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 46% 29% 4% 16% 6% 638
2007 43% 26% 6% 16% 9% 628

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline Tradition who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 272. 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% 29% 32% 22% 272
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 29% 22% 12% 182
Not the word of God 30% 31% 25% 14% 102

Generational cohort among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 272. 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 12% 8% 25% 36% 16% 2% 272
Word of God; not everything taken literally 22% 22% 23% 27% 6% 1% 182
Not the word of God 21% 17% 23% 29% 7% 2% 102

Gender composition among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 275. 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% 57% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 59% 183
Not the word of God 51% 49% 104

Racial and ethnic composition among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline Tradition who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 273. 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 75% 9% 1% 11% 4% 273
Word of God; not everything taken literally 75% 8% 1% 9% 7% 181
Not the word of God 82% 6% < 1% 5% 7% 103

Immigrant status among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 270. 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 7% 4% 90% 270
Word of God; not everything taken literally 6% 6% 88% 181
Not the word of God 6% 3% 91% 103

Income distribution among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline 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 = 232. 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 58% 19% 17% 6% 232
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 21% 23% 13% 158

Educational distribution among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline Tradition who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 275. 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 67% 26% 6% 2% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 48% 34% 11% 7% 183
Not the word of God 59% 24% 12% 5% 104

Marital status among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 274. 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% 5% 18% 14% 20% 274
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 6% 11% 4% 32% 182
Not the word of God 37% 11% 17% 9% 27% 103

Parent of children under 18 among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 275. 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 30% 70% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 63% 183
Not the word of God 30% 70% 104

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline 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 = 275. 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% 9% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 72% 25% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 183
Not the word of God 48% 41% 7% 1% 2% 1% 104

Importance of religion in one's life among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline 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 = 275. 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 79% 19% < 1% 1% < 1% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 60% 36% 4% < 1% < 1% 183
Not the word of God 33% 43% 20% 2% 2% 104

Attendance at religious services among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline 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 = 275. 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 48% 39% 12% < 1% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 45% 19% < 1% 183
Not the word of God 13% 39% 48% < 1% 104

Frequency of prayer among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline Tradition who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 275. 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 75% 17% 3% 6% < 1% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 59% 27% 7% 7% < 1% 183
Not the word of God 35% 29% 5% 31% < 1% 104

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

% of baptists in the Mainline 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 = 275. 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% 15% 12% 32% < 1% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 25% 20% 6% 48% < 1% 183
Not the word of God 9% 8% 7% 76% < 1% 104

Frequency of meditation among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline 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 = 275. 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% 8% 3% 45% < 1% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 12% 4% 55% < 1% 183
Not the word of God 32% 8% 5% 53% 2% 104

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline 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 = 275. 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 67% 14% 6% 12% 1% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 53% 21% 11% 14% 1% 183
Not the word of God 43% 14% 15% 26% 2% 104

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline 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 = 275. 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 41% 14% 12% 30% 2% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 16% 16% 29% 2% 183
Not the word of God 42% 15% 9% 32% 1% 104

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline 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 = 275. 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 48% 6% 41% 5% < 1% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 7% 49% 7% 1% 183
Not the word of God 17% 13% 64% 5% 1% 104

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

% of baptists in the Mainline 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 = 275. 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% 61% 1% 1% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 71% 1% < 1% 183
Not the word of God 20% 74% 2% 5% 104

Frequency of reading scripture among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline 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 = 275. 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 54% 17% 4% 25% 1% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 16% 10% 35% 1% 183
Not the word of God 17% 10% 12% 61% < 1% 104

Belief in Heaven among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline Tradition who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 275. 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% 2% 2% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 92% 3% 4% 183
Not the word of God 80% 14% 6% 104

Belief in Hell among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline Tradition who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 275. 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 87% 9% 3% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 84% 12% 5% 183
Not the word of God 59% 35% 6% 104

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline Tradition who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 275. 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% 18% 42% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 11% 41% 183
Not the word of God 30% 25% 44% 104

Political ideology among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 275. 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 48% 34% 11% 8% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 42% 15% 5% 183
Not the word of God 29% 34% 30% 7% 104

Views about size of government among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline Tradition who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 275. 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% 55% 3% 3% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 43% 2% 6% 183
Not the word of God 54% 42% 2% 2% 104

Views about government aid to the poor among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline 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 = 275. 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 47% 48% 4% 1% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 49% 4% 2% 183
Not the word of God 45% 50% 3% 2% 104

Views about abortion among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline 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 = 275. 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% 56% 6% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 47% 4% 183
Not the word of God 66% 31% 3% 104

Views about homosexuality among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline Tradition who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 275. 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 46% 43% 8% 4% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 27% 3% 5% 183
Not the word of God 76% 18% 6% < 1% 104

Views about same-sex marriage among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline Tradition who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 275. 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 35% 57% 8% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 39% 7% 183
Not the word of God 72% 23% 4% 104

Views about environmental regulation among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline 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 = 275. 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% 52% 3% 1% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 60% 2% < 1% 183
Not the word of God 39% 53% 2% 6% 104

Views about human evolution among baptists in the Mainline Tradition by interpretation of scripture

% of baptists in the Mainline 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
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Word of God; should be taken literally 21% 23% 2% 49% 4% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 21% 34% 3% 37% 6% 183
Not the word of God 40% 32% 5% 23% < 1% 104