Interpreting scripture among nothing in particulars

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 4,984. 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 13% 15% 1% 62% 9% 4,984
2007 14% 16% 2% 57% 11% 3,707

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 531. 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% 45% 22% 8% 531
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 37% 23% 7% 666
Not the word of God 35% 36% 20% 9% 3,231
Other/don't know 26% 41% 23% 11% 424

Generational cohort among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 531. 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 15% 21% 35% 24% 5% < 1% 531
Word of God; not everything taken literally 22% 19% 29% 25% 4% < 1% 666
Not the word of God 21% 22% 28% 24% 5% < 1% 3,231
Other/don't know 13% 21% 33% 27% 6% 1% 424

Gender composition among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 535. 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 50% 50% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 53% 47% 680
Not the word of God 55% 45% 3,277
Other/don't know 53% 47% 439

Racial and ethnic composition among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 529. 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 42% 29% 2% 23% 3% 529
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 12% 2% 17% 6% 669
Not the word of God 69% 8% 6% 12% 5% 3,220
Other/don't know 64% 10% 6% 13% 8% 419

Immigrant status among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 519. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 22% 5% 72% 519
Word of God; not everything taken literally 12% 9% 78% 662
Not the word of God 13% 13% 74% 3,227
Other/don't know 13% 9% 79% 425

Income distribution among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 444. 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 60% 21% 13% 6% 444
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 20% 23% 12% 607
Not the word of God 30% 22% 27% 21% 2,974
Other/don't know 45% 21% 19% 16% 351

Educational distribution among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 533. 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 74% 19% 6% 2% 533
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 31% 8% 4% 676
Not the word of God 35% 34% 19% 12% 3,266
Other/don't know 42% 36% 15% 8% 435

Marital status among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 533. 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% 11% 16% 5% 38% 533
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 9% 13% 4% 36% 678
Not the word of God 40% 12% 11% 3% 34% 3,266
Other/don't know 38% 10% 12% 5% 35% 431

Parent of children under 18 among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 534. 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 33% 67% 534
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 69% 679
Not the word of God 26% 74% 3,262
Other/don't know 32% 68% 437

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 535. 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 74% 19% 5% 1% 1% < 1% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 32% 8% < 1% 3% 1% 680
Not the word of God 22% 27% 15% 1% 30% 6% 3,277
Other/don't know 44% 25% 7% 2% 10% 12% 439

Importance of religion in one's life among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 535. 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% 30% 10% 7% 1% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 40% 21% 9% 1% 680
Not the word of God 6% 22% 33% 39% 1% 3,277
Other/don't know 21% 30% 26% 20% 3% 439

Attendance at religious services among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 535. 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 21% 37% 41% 1% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 7% 40% 52% 1% 680
Not the word of God 2% 22% 76% < 1% 3,277
Other/don't know 5% 31% 64% < 1% 439

Frequency of prayer among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 535. 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 56% 21% 5% 18% < 1% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 23% 11% 28% < 1% 680
Not the word of God 16% 11% 8% 65% < 1% 3,277
Other/don't know 31% 15% 9% 42% 3% 439

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 535. 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% 11% 7% 56% < 1% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 7% 6% 8% 79% < 1% 680
Not the word of God 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 3,277
Other/don't know 4% 5% 3% 87% 1% 439

Frequency of meditation among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 535. 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 36% 9% 3% 49% 2% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 27% 6% 4% 62% 1% 680
Not the word of God 25% 11% 5% 58% 1% 3,277
Other/don't know 31% 6% 2% 59% 2% 439

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 535. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 53% 13% 10% 21% 3% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 17% 12% 30% 1% 680
Not the word of God 39% 16% 11% 32% 2% 3,277
Other/don't know 45% 13% 8% 29% 5% 439

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 535. 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% 13% 10% 35% 2% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 13% 10% 38% < 1% 680
Not the word of God 45% 16% 13% 25% < 1% 3,277
Other/don't know 44% 15% 11% 28% 2% 439

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 535. 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% 7% 46% 8% 2% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 15% 11% 63% 9% 3% 680
Not the word of God 2% 18% 63% 16% 1% 3,277
Other/don't know 7% 15% 60% 11% 7% 439

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 535. 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% 65% 2% 2% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 69% 1% 2% 680
Not the word of God 19% 79% 1% 1% 3,277
Other/don't know 21% 73% 3% 3% 439

Frequency of reading scripture among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 535. 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 36% 14% 5% 43% 1% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 18% 13% 8% 60% < 1% 680
Not the word of God 5% 3% 6% 86% < 1% 3,277
Other/don't know 13% 6% 4% 75% 1% 439

Belief in Heaven among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 535. 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% 4% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 79% 14% 7% 680
Not the word of God 33% 56% 10% 3,277
Other/don't know 53% 22% 25% 439

Belief in Hell among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 535. 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 70% 25% 4% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 31% 6% 680
Not the word of God 21% 70% 9% 3,277
Other/don't know 40% 35% 25% 439

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 535. 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 26% 31% 43% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 27% 42% 680
Not the word of God 24% 22% 54% 3,277
Other/don't know 24% 37% 39% 439

Political ideology among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 535. 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 33% 27% 26% 14% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 42% 24% 10% 680
Not the word of God 18% 37% 38% 7% 3,277
Other/don't know 25% 35% 23% 17% 439

Views about size of government among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 535. 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% 65% 1% 4% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 52% 44% 2% 2% 680
Not the word of God 50% 44% 3% 3% 3,277
Other/don't know 46% 36% 8% 10% 439

Views about government aid to the poor among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 535. 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% 53% 4% 3% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 48% 49% 2% 1% 680
Not the word of God 40% 56% 3% 1% 3,277
Other/don't know 37% 46% 11% 6% 439

Views about abortion among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 535. 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% 56% 6% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 55% 42% 4% 680
Not the word of God 78% 19% 3% 3,277
Other/don't know 58% 27% 15% 439

Views about homosexuality among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 535. 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% 39% 3% 6% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 74% 20% 4% 2% 680
Not the word of God 86% 9% 2% 2% 3,277
Other/don't know 67% 16% 8% 9% 439

Views about same-sex marriage among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 535. 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% 51% 10% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 28% 6% 680
Not the word of God 82% 12% 5% 3,277
Other/don't know 61% 22% 17% 439

Views about environmental regulation among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 535. 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% 48% 1% 7% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 59% 2% 2% 680
Not the word of God 26% 70% 2% 2% 3,277
Other/don't know 32% 54% 6% 8% 439

Views about human evolution among nothing in particulars by interpretation of scripture

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 535. 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 21% 25% 3% 44% 7% 535
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 34% 4% 30% 2% 680
Not the word of God 68% 13% 5% 12% 2% 3,277
Other/don't know 34% 24% 14% 18% 11% 439