Interpreting scripture among adults in Michigan

% of adults in Michigan 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 = 982. 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 29% 30% 3% 31% 7% 982
2007 30% 28% 4% 28% 11% 1,275

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Interpreting scripture among adults in Michigan by religious group

% of adults in Michigan 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 22% 36% 3% 35% 4% 197
Evangelical Protestant 52% 35% 5% 6% 3% 240
Mainline Protestant 26% 35% 3% 26% 10% 185
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 7% 17% 1% 65% 10% 207

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Michigan by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Michigan who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 12% 31% 31% 27% 272
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 33% 29% 15% 280
Not the word of God 27% 34% 25% 14% 313

Generational cohort among adults in Michigan by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Michigan who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 7% 10% 26% 39% 18% 1% 272
Word of God; not everything taken literally 15% 15% 26% 34% 10% 1% 280
Not the word of God 16% 15% 29% 31% 7% < 1% 313

Gender composition among adults in Michigan by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Michigan who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 278. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 41% 59% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 56% 283
Not the word of God 62% 38% 321

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

% of adults in Michigan who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 274. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 67% 23% 1% 4% 4% 274
Word of God; not everything taken literally 83% 10% 1% 3% 3% 279
Not the word of God 86% 7% 1% 3% 3% 320

Immigrant status among adults in Michigan by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Michigan who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 276. 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% 6% 89% 276
Word of God; not everything taken literally 7% 7% 87% 280
Not the word of God 8% 9% 83% 319

Income distribution among adults in Michigan by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Michigan 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 = 236. 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% 25% 26% 5% 236
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 18% 33% 13% 251
Not the word of God 30% 20% 27% 22% 291

Educational distribution among adults in Michigan by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Michigan who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 273. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 52% 34% 11% 4% 273
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 36% 16% 9% 283
Not the word of God 30% 35% 19% 16% 321

Marital status among adults in Michigan by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Michigan who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 275. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 56% 3% 11% 11% 18% 275
Word of God; not everything taken literally 53% 8% 12% 4% 23% 283
Not the word of God 46% 13% 10% 3% 29% 320

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

% of adults in Michigan who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 277. 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% 277
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 68% 282
Not the word of God 27% 73% 321

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Michigan by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Michigan 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 = 278. 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 92% 7% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 78% 20% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 283
Not the word of God 24% 35% 10% < 1% 26% 5% 321

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

% of adults in Michigan who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 278. 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% 15% 2% 1% < 1% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 55% 36% 6% 2% 1% 283
Not the word of God 14% 30% 25% 29% 2% 321

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

% of adults in Michigan 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 = 278. 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% 26% 12% < 1% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 33% 44% 23% < 1% 283
Not the word of God 8% 31% 60% < 1% 321

Frequency of prayer among adults in Michigan by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Michigan who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 278. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 79% 12% 2% 6% 1% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 25% 8% 11% < 1% 283
Not the word of God 23% 14% 8% 55% < 1% 321

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

% of adults in Michigan 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 = 278. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 41% 17% 6% 34% 1% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 19% 11% 11% 60% < 1% 283
Not the word of God 3% 4% 3% 89% 1% 321

Frequency of meditation among adults in Michigan by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Michigan 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 = 278. 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% 7% 2% 36% 2% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 9% 5% 58% < 1% 283
Not the word of God 25% 7% 4% 62% 1% 321

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

% of adults in Michigan 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 = 278. 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% 7% 7% 2% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 20% 12% 11% 1% 283
Not the word of God 39% 19% 8% 32% 1% 321

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

% of adults in Michigan 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 = 278. 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% 16% 9% 26% 4% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 20% 14% 27% 1% 283
Not the word of God 41% 17% 15% 26% 1% 321

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

% of adults in Michigan 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 = 278. 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 61% 2% 29% 4% 3% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 6% 54% 8% 2% 283
Not the word of God 7% 14% 64% 13% 2% 321

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

% of adults in Michigan 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 = 278. 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% 45% 1% 3% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 68% 1% < 1% 283
Not the word of God 25% 74% 1% < 1% 321

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

% of adults in Michigan 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 = 278. 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 61% 11% 6% 20% 1% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 11% 11% 47% 1% 283
Not the word of God 7% 8% 9% 76% < 1% 321

Belief in Heaven among adults in Michigan by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Michigan who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 278. 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% 4% 8% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 89% 7% 4% 283
Not the word of God 46% 43% 11% 321

Belief in Hell among adults in Michigan by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Michigan who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 278. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 81% 12% 7% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 72% 23% 5% 283
Not the word of God 31% 60% 9% 321

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Michigan by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Michigan who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 278. 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% 16% 42% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 16% 42% 283
Not the word of God 23% 18% 59% 321

Political ideology among adults in Michigan by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Michigan who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 278. 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% 18% 16% 10% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 39% 18% 6% 283
Not the word of God 17% 42% 35% 6% 321

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

% of adults in Michigan who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 278. 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% 38% 2% 3% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 58% 37% 3% 2% 283
Not the word of God 55% 39% 3% 4% 321

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

% of adults in Michigan 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 = 278. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 47% 48% 2% 2% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 48% 5% 1% 283
Not the word of God 39% 57% 2% 2% 321

Views about abortion among adults in Michigan by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Michigan who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 278. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 34% 62% 4% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 44% 2% 283
Not the word of God 79% 19% 3% 321

Views about homosexuality among adults in Michigan by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Michigan who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 278. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 34% 55% 10% 2% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 65% 28% 4% 3% 283
Not the word of God 86% 11% 1% 1% 321

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

% of adults in Michigan who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 278. 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% 67% 8% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 41% 7% 283
Not the word of God 80% 14% 6% 321

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

% of adults in Michigan 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 = 278. 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% 40% 3% 6% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 56% 5% 2% 283
Not the word of God 27% 68% 1% 3% 321

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

% of adults in Michigan 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 10% 20% 2% 61% 6% 278
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 33% 3% 39% 2% 283
Not the word of God 65% 17% 4% 11% 2% 321