Interpreting scripture among adults in Florida

% of adults in Florida who say the holy scripture is…

Survey year Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,020. 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 31% 25% 3% 34% 7% 2,020
2007 31% 26% 3% 29% 11% 1,694

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Interpreting scripture among adults in Florida by religious group

% of adults in Florida who say the holy scripture is…

Religious tradition 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 = 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.
Catholic 24% 33% 4% 30% 8% 428
Evangelical Protestant 56% 28% 5% 7% 4% 461
Historically Black Protestant 60% 25% 2% 7% 6% 130
Mainline Protestant 23% 29% 2% 33% 13% 338
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 13% 13% 2% 67% 5% 446

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 553. 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% 32% 30% 25% 553
Word of God; not everything taken literally 26% 30% 21% 23% 513
Not the word of God 23% 32% 25% 19% 719
Other/don't know 16% 31% 24% 29% 135

Generational cohort among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 553. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 9% 9% 27% 36% 18% 2% 553
Word of God; not everything taken literally 17% 12% 26% 28% 15% 2% 513
Not the word of God 15% 13% 27% 32% 11% 2% 719
Other/don't know 8% 16% 23% 34% 13% 6% 135

Gender composition among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 562. 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% 55% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 58% 524
Not the word of God 58% 42% 731
Other/don't know 51% 49% 142

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 558. 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% 23% 1% 23% 3% 558
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 13% 1% 21% 3% 517
Not the word of God 71% 5% 1% 19% 3% 721
Other/don't know 51% 16% 2% 29% 3% 140

Immigrant status among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 548. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 24% 9% 67% 548
Word of God; not everything taken literally 22% 12% 66% 518
Not the word of God 18% 16% 66% 721
Other/don't know 33% 15% 52% 138

Income distribution among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida 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 = 475. 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% 23% 17% 10% 475
Word of God; not everything taken literally 33% 24% 26% 17% 461
Not the word of God 28% 21% 30% 22% 637
Other/don't know 42% 22% 22% 15% 108

Educational distribution among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 557. 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 57% 28% 11% 4% 557
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 37% 15% 10% 522
Not the word of God 33% 31% 19% 16% 728
Other/don't know 42% 36% 17% 6% 136

Marital status among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 559. 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% 6% 17% 7% 20% 559
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 6% 14% 9% 26% 522
Not the word of God 44% 10% 14% 5% 27% 730
Other/don't know 43% 9% 21% 9% 19% 141

Parent of children under 18 among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 561. 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 27% 73% 561
Word of God; not everything taken literally 33% 67% 521
Not the word of God 21% 79% 729
Other/don't know 28% 72% 140

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida 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 = 562. 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 88% 9% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 78% 18% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 524
Not the word of God 30% 28% 10% < 1% 27% 5% 731
Other/don't know 67% 19% 4% 4% 2% 4% 142

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 562. 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 83% 12% 3% 2% < 1% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 59% 32% 7% 3% < 1% 524
Not the word of God 17% 31% 23% 28% 1% 731
Other/don't know 56% 32% 5% 4% 3% 142

Attendance at religious services among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida 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 = 562. 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% 27% 13% 1% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 40% 17% < 1% 524
Not the word of God 8% 32% 59% 1% 731
Other/don't know 25% 41% 30% 4% 142

Frequency of prayer among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 562. 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% 11% 3% 4% < 1% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 22% 7% 9% < 1% 524
Not the word of God 28% 12% 8% 51% 1% 731
Other/don't know 51% 22% 4% 15% 9% 142

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida 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 = 562. 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% 12% 9% 31% 1% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 26% 9% 13% 52% < 1% 524
Not the word of God 4% 2% 4% 89% < 1% 731
Other/don't know 17% 4% 6% 70% 2% 142

Frequency of meditation among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida 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 = 562. 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% 6% 2% 35% 2% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 8% 4% 42% 2% 524
Not the word of God 29% 10% 4% 56% 1% 731
Other/don't know 41% 15% 4% 38% 2% 142

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida 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 = 562. 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 77% 10% 6% 7% < 1% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 15% 9% 10% < 1% 524
Not the word of God 45% 14% 11% 28% 2% 731
Other/don't know 67% 13% 8% 12% 1% 142

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida 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 = 562. 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% 14% 10% 24% 3% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 15% 12% 27% 1% 524
Not the word of God 45% 16% 15% 23% 1% 731
Other/don't know 47% 16% 9% 25% 4% 142

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida 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 = 562. 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% 4% 31% 4% 1% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 12% 48% 6% 2% 524
Not the word of God 5% 16% 63% 14% 2% 731
Other/don't know 19% 13% 53% 9% 6% 142

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida 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 = 562. 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% 56% 1% 1% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 62% 1% 1% 524
Not the word of God 20% 78% 1% < 1% 731
Other/don't know 29% 64% 5% 2% 142

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida 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 = 562. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 62% 12% 7% 17% 1% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 15% 11% 36% < 1% 524
Not the word of God 9% 7% 9% 75% < 1% 731
Other/don't know 28% 6% 8% 52% 5% 142

Belief in Heaven among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 562. 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 91% 6% 3% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 84% 10% 6% 524
Not the word of God 41% 49% 10% 731
Other/don't know 65% 16% 19% 142

Belief in Hell among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 562. 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 82% 12% 6% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 27% 7% 524
Not the word of God 28% 65% 7% 731
Other/don't know 47% 35% 18% 142

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 562. 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% 20% 40% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 14% 41% 524
Not the word of God 31% 18% 52% 731
Other/don't know 32% 24% 45% 142

Political ideology among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 562. 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% 21% 17% 9% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 37% 19% 4% 524
Not the word of God 21% 36% 36% 7% 731
Other/don't know 29% 37% 22% 13% 142

Views about size of government among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 562. 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% 50% 3% 3% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 55% 40% 2% 3% 524
Not the word of God 45% 47% 3% 4% 731
Other/don't know 42% 41% 8% 9% 142

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida 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 = 562. 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% 47% 4% 2% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 52% 43% 4% 1% 524
Not the word of God 41% 55% 2% 1% 731
Other/don't know 39% 47% 10% 4% 142

Views about abortion among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 562. 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% 58% 5% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 53% 44% 3% 524
Not the word of God 78% 19% 3% 731
Other/don't know 56% 29% 15% 142

Views about homosexuality among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 562. 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% 49% 4% 5% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 67% 26% 5% 2% 524
Not the word of God 84% 11% 2% 3% 731
Other/don't know 57% 27% 10% 6% 142

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 562. 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% 63% 7% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 40% 9% 524
Not the word of God 77% 15% 8% 731
Other/don't know 47% 38% 16% 142

Views about environmental regulation among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida 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 = 562. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 49% 46% 1% 4% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 56% 2% 1% 524
Not the word of God 26% 70% 2% 3% 731
Other/don't know 37% 51% 5% 8% 142

Views about human evolution among adults in Florida by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Florida 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 = 562. 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% 28% 1% 53% 5% 562
Word of God; not everything taken literally 19% 35% 4% 39% 4% 524
Not the word of God 62% 18% 4% 13% 2% 731
Other/don't know 23% 29% 11% 27% 10% 142