Interpreting scripture among adults in Minnesota

% of adults in Minnesota 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 = 563. 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 23% 27% 3% 39% 9% 563
2007 27% 33% 3% 31% 7% 789

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Interpreting scripture among adults in Minnesota by religious group

% of adults in Minnesota 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 19% 36% 3% 34% 8% 128
Evangelical Protestant 58% 22% 6% 9% 5% 110
Mainline Protestant 14% 39% 1% 36% 10% 172
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 4% 7% < 1% 75% 14% 101

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Minnesota by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Minnesota who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 121. 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% 38% 27% 26% 121
Word of God; not everything taken literally 18% 32% 28% 21% 160
Not the word of God 34% 34% 23% 9% 210

Generational cohort among adults in Minnesota by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Minnesota who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 121. 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% 11% 31% 35% 18% 1% 121
Word of God; not everything taken literally 11% 13% 26% 34% 16% < 1% 160
Not the word of God 24% 20% 25% 25% 7% < 1% 210

Gender composition among adults in Minnesota by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Minnesota who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 51% 161
Not the word of God 56% 44% 211

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

% of adults in Minnesota who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 120. 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% 1% 5% 2% 120
Word of God; not everything taken literally 86% 3% < 1% 2% 9% 159
Not the word of God 88% 1% 3% 4% 4% 209

Immigrant status among adults in Minnesota by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Minnesota who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 125. 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 10% 6% 84% 125
Word of God; not everything taken literally 5% 3% 92% 161
Not the word of God 6% 7% 87% 211

Income distribution among adults in Minnesota by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Minnesota 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 = 101. 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% 21% 31% 14% 101
Word of God; not everything taken literally 23% 20% 32% 24% 149
Not the word of God 24% 18% 26% 32% 195

Educational distribution among adults in Minnesota by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Minnesota who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 125. 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% 30% 16% 7% 125
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 32% 24% 9% 161
Not the word of God 26% 36% 25% 13% 210

Marital status among adults in Minnesota by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Minnesota who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 126. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 58% 2% 10% 9% 20% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 60% 3% 7% 9% 21% 161
Not the word of God 42% 11% 8% 2% 38% 211

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

% of adults in Minnesota who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 126. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 35% 65% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 76% 161
Not the word of God 26% 74% 211

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Minnesota by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Minnesota 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 = 126. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 90% 7% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 71% 25% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 161
Not the word of God 25% 34% 11% < 1% 23% 8% 211

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

% of adults in Minnesota who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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 86% 11% < 1% 2% 1% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 38% 2% 3% < 1% 161
Not the word of God 15% 29% 25% 29% 2% 211

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

% of adults in Minnesota 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 = 126. 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 69% 24% 7% < 1% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 46% 14% < 1% 161
Not the word of God 9% 39% 52% < 1% 211

Frequency of prayer among adults in Minnesota by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Minnesota who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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 85% 9% 2% 3% < 1% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 34% 9% 9% < 1% 161
Not the word of God 22% 11% 6% 60% < 1% 211

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

% of adults in Minnesota 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 = 126. 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% 18% 10% 36% < 1% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 21% 8% 11% 59% < 1% 161
Not the word of God 4% 2% 4% 90% < 1% 211

Frequency of meditation among adults in Minnesota by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Minnesota 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 = 126. 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% 5% 2% 40% 1% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 27% 8% 4% 61% 1% 161
Not the word of God 26% 12% 5% 56% < 1% 211

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

% of adults in Minnesota 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 = 126. 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 72% 10% 5% 12% 1% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 26% 8% 8% < 1% 161
Not the word of God 45% 20% 13% 21% 2% 211

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

% of adults in Minnesota 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 = 126. 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% 12% 13% 32% 2% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 20% 14% 28% < 1% 161
Not the word of God 47% 22% 10% 21% < 1% 211

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

% of adults in Minnesota 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 = 126. 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% < 1% 37% 3% < 1% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 33% 9% 51% 5% 2% 161
Not the word of God 3% 20% 60% 14% 2% 211

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

% of adults in Minnesota 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 = 126. 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% 47% < 1% < 1% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 58% 1% 2% 161
Not the word of God 15% 85% < 1% < 1% 211

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

% of adults in Minnesota 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 = 126. 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% 10% 11% 19% < 1% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 9% 18% 43% < 1% 161
Not the word of God 5% 6% 7% 82% < 1% 211

Belief in Heaven among adults in Minnesota by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Minnesota who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 126. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 87% 6% 7% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 92% 4% 4% 161
Not the word of God 50% 44% 7% 211

Belief in Hell among adults in Minnesota by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Minnesota who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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 80% 12% 8% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 69% 22% 9% 161
Not the word of God 29% 63% 9% 211

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Minnesota by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Minnesota who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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% 14% 36% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 53% 11% 37% 161
Not the word of God 24% 17% 59% 211

Political ideology among adults in Minnesota by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Minnesota who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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% 21% 12% 10% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 36% 13% 2% 161
Not the word of God 12% 36% 44% 8% 211

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

% of adults in Minnesota who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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% 33% < 1% 4% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 71% 24% 3% 2% 161
Not the word of God 48% 47% 3% 2% 211

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

% of adults in Minnesota 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 = 126. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 58% 39% 3% 1% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 45% 7% 1% 161
Not the word of God 30% 66% 2% 2% 211

Views about abortion among adults in Minnesota by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Minnesota who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 126. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 21% 77% 2% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 53% 4% 161
Not the word of God 76% 21% 3% 211

Views about homosexuality among adults in Minnesota by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Minnesota who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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 23% 73% 2% 2% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 32% 4% 1% 161
Not the word of God 86% 12% 1% < 1% 211

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

% of adults in Minnesota who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 126. 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 17% 76% 6% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 58% 40% 3% 161
Not the word of God 83% 15% 3% 211

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

% of adults in Minnesota 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 = 126. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 48% 46% 1% 6% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 57% 3% 1% 161
Not the word of God 25% 71% 2% 2% 211

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

% of adults in Minnesota 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% 10% 1% 72% 7% 126
Word of God; not everything taken literally 15% 36% 9% 38% 2% 161
Not the word of God 63% 20% 5% 12% < 1% 211