Interpreting scripture among presbyterians in the Mainline Tradition

% of presbyterians 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 = 672. 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 20% 38% 3% 28% 11% 672
2007 18% 39% 3% 28% 11% 844

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DemographicInformation

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

% of presbyterians in the Mainline Tradition who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 110. 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 6% 18% 41% 36% 110
Word of God; not everything taken literally 17% 26% 25% 32% 248
Not the word of God 6% 28% 31% 36% 210

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

% of presbyterians in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 110. 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% 5% 13% 45% 25% 7% 110
Word of God; not everything taken literally 13% 7% 23% 34% 21% 2% 248
Not the word of God 3% 5% 25% 44% 21% 2% 210

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

% of presbyterians in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 113. 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% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 58% 254
Not the word of God 50% 50% 214

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

% of presbyterians in the Mainline Tradition who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 111. 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% 8% 4% 1% 111
Word of God; not everything taken literally 90% 4% 1% 3% 2% 254
Not the word of God 95% 1% 1% 2% 1% 212

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

% of presbyterians in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 112. 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 19% 3% 78% 112
Word of God; not everything taken literally 7% 5% 88% 253
Not the word of God 6% 5% 89% 213

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

% of presbyterians 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 = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; not everything taken literally 17% 16% 32% 35% 219
Not the word of God 14% 12% 36% 38% 192

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

% of presbyterians in the Mainline Tradition who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 113. 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% 28% 15% 4% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 21% 30% 27% 21% 253
Not the word of God 16% 25% 31% 29% 212

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

% of presbyterians in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 113. 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 55% 2% 17% 15% 12% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 4% 6% 10% 18% 254
Not the word of God 66% 4% 14% 10% 5% 214

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

% of presbyterians in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 113. 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% 87% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 27% 73% 254
Not the word of God 24% 76% 214

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of presbyterians 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 = 113. 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 89% 8% < 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 73% 25% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 254
Not the word of God 33% 48% 11% < 1% 5% 2% 214

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

% of presbyterians 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 = 113. 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 78% 18% 4% < 1% < 1% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 33% 4% 1% < 1% 254
Not the word of God 20% 47% 27% 3% 3% 214

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

% of presbyterians 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 = 113. 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% 34% 17% < 1% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 45% 12% < 1% 254
Not the word of God 18% 50% 31% < 1% 214

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

% of presbyterians in the Mainline Tradition who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 113. 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% 24% 2% 3% 1% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 26% 5% 6% < 1% 254
Not the word of God 29% 25% 13% 33% < 1% 214

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

% of presbyterians 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 = 113. 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% 16% 5% 39% < 1% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 21% 17% 11% 50% 1% 254
Not the word of God 8% 4% 7% 80% < 1% 214

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

% of presbyterians 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 = 113. 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% 1% 50% 1% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 12% 6% 44% 1% 254
Not the word of God 30% 10% 4% 55% 1% 214

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

% of presbyterians 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 = 113. 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% 8% 7% 1% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 22% 13% 7% < 1% 254
Not the word of God 46% 13% 18% 22% 1% 214

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

% of presbyterians 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 = 113. 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 45% 17% 11% 26% 1% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 16% 13% 21% 1% 254
Not the word of God 49% 16% 19% 16% 1% 214

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

% of presbyterians 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 = 113. 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% 2% 41% 3% 1% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 13% 44% 4% 4% 254
Not the word of God 7% 16% 61% 14% 2% 214

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

% of presbyterians 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 = 113. 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% 3% 3% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 64% < 1% < 1% 254
Not the word of God 27% 70% 2% < 1% 214

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

% of presbyterians 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 = 113. 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% 18% 7% 25% < 1% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 21% 9% 36% < 1% 254
Not the word of God 8% 9% 15% 68% < 1% 214

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

% of presbyterians in the Mainline Tradition who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 113. 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 96% 1% 3% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 91% 5% 4% 254
Not the word of God 55% 33% 13% 214

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

% of presbyterians in the Mainline Tradition who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 113. 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% 10% 8% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 60% 28% 12% 254
Not the word of God 28% 62% 10% 214

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of presbyterians in the Mainline Tradition who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 113. 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% 9% 39% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 53% 11% 36% 254
Not the word of God 37% 11% 53% 214

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

% of presbyterians in the Mainline Tradition who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 113. 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% 28% 13% 7% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 41% 20% 2% 254
Not the word of God 25% 46% 29% 1% 214

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

% of presbyterians 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 = 113. 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% 34% 1% 6% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 68% 28% 1% 4% 254
Not the word of God 55% 38% 6% 2% 214

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

% of presbyterians 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 = 113. 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 45% 51% 2% 3% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 47% 6% 1% 254
Not the word of God 40% 57% 1% 2% 214

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

% of presbyterians 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 = 113. 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% 49% 6% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 35% 2% 254
Not the word of God 83% 13% 4% 214

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

% of presbyterians 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 = 113. 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% 48% 3% 6% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 72% 18% 7% 3% 254
Not the word of God 80% 14% 3% 3% 214

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

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

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 113. 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% 59% 10% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 65% 29% 6% 254
Not the word of God 78% 20% 3% 214

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

% of presbyterians 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 = 113. 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% 35% 1% 5% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 55% 2% 2% 254
Not the word of God 33% 67% < 1% 1% 214

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

% of presbyterians 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 11% 30% 3% 51% 6% 113
Word of God; not everything taken literally 19% 43% 6% 28% 4% 254
Not the word of God 65% 23% 3% 6% 3% 214