Interpreting scripture among adults in Missouri

% of adults in Missouri 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 = 642. 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 32% 29% 3% 28% 8% 642
2007 37% 28% 4% 23% 8% 879

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Interpreting scripture among adults in Missouri by religious group

% of adults in Missouri 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.
Evangelical Protestant 53% 26% 4% 11% 7% 222
Mainline Protestant 20% 38% 4% 27% 11% 118
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 10% 16% 1% 62% 10% 130

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Missouri by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Missouri who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 183. 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 14% 29% 31% 26% 183
Word of God; not everything taken literally 26% 34% 27% 14% 176
Not the word of God 22% 41% 24% 14% 194

Generational cohort among adults in Missouri by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Missouri who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 183. 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 8% 11% 24% 36% 19% 2% 183
Word of God; not everything taken literally 18% 15% 26% 31% 8% 1% 176
Not the word of God 14% 17% 31% 28% 9% 1% 194

Gender composition among adults in Missouri by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Missouri who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 186. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 50% 50% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 57% 181
Not the word of God 55% 45% 196

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

% of adults in Missouri who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 185. 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% 13% < 1% 4% 3% 185
Word of God; not everything taken literally 83% 11% < 1% 4% 2% 179
Not the word of God 86% 7% 2% 3% 2% 193

Immigrant status among adults in Missouri by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Missouri who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 181. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 6% 3% 92% 181
Word of God; not everything taken literally 4% 6% 90% 181
Not the word of God 3% 5% 92% 191

Income distribution among adults in Missouri by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Missouri 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 = 168. 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% 26% 23% 6% 168
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 31% 25% 15% 161
Not the word of God 29% 24% 21% 26% 181

Educational distribution among adults in Missouri by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Missouri who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 186. 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% 26% 11% 2% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 38% 16% 11% 181
Not the word of God 32% 33% 21% 15% 196

Marital status among adults in Missouri by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Missouri who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 185. 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% 9% 10% 13% 15% 185
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 7% 13% 7% 26% 181
Not the word of God 44% 11% 13% 5% 27% 196

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

% of adults in Missouri who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 184. 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 29% 71% 184
Word of God; not everything taken literally 33% 67% 179
Not the word of God 32% 68% 196

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Missouri by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Missouri 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 = 186. 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% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 85% 12% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 181
Not the word of God 32% 33% 12% < 1% 21% 3% 196

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

% of adults in Missouri who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 186. 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% 16% 1% 1% 1% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 67% 29% 4% < 1% < 1% 181
Not the word of God 18% 33% 24% 25% < 1% 196

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

% of adults in Missouri 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 = 186. 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% 28% 10% 2% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 35% 21% < 1% 181
Not the word of God 12% 34% 53% 1% 196

Frequency of prayer among adults in Missouri by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Missouri who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 186. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 76% 15% 3% 6% < 1% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 73% 16% 1% 9% < 1% 181
Not the word of God 29% 16% 10% 45% < 1% 196

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

% of adults in Missouri 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 = 186. 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% 12% 34% 1% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 23% 12% 9% 56% < 1% 181
Not the word of God 6% 4% 5% 86% < 1% 196

Frequency of meditation among adults in Missouri by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Missouri 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 = 186. 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% 8% 3% 41% 2% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 9% 2% 52% 1% 181
Not the word of God 31% 9% 4% 55% < 1% 196

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

% of adults in Missouri 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 = 186. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 70% 13% 8% 8% < 1% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 64% 18% 9% 8% 1% 181
Not the word of God 39% 15% 12% 32% 1% 196

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

% of adults in Missouri 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 = 186. 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% 13% 9% 33% 3% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 20% 11% 24% 1% 181
Not the word of God 43% 22% 9% 25% 2% 196

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

% of adults in Missouri 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 = 186. 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% 5% 27% 3% 4% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 9% 43% 4% 4% 181
Not the word of God 10% 19% 56% 13% 2% 196

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

% of adults in Missouri 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 = 186. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 50% 50% 1% < 1% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 62% < 1% < 1% 181
Not the word of God 22% 74% 3% < 1% 196

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

% of adults in Missouri 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 = 186. 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 63% 12% 6% 18% < 1% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 13% 11% 32% < 1% 181
Not the word of God 12% 5% 8% 75% < 1% 196

Belief in Heaven among adults in Missouri by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Missouri who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 186. 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 94% 3% 2% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 89% 9% 2% 181
Not the word of God 54% 40% 6% 196

Belief in Hell among adults in Missouri by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Missouri who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 186. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 89% 4% 7% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 76% 20% 5% 181
Not the word of God 35% 57% 8% 196

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Missouri by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Missouri who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 186. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 53% 13% 35% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 18% 40% 181
Not the word of God 28% 21% 51% 196

Political ideology among adults in Missouri by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Missouri who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 186. 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% 23% 13% 7% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 30% 21% 8% 181
Not the word of God 19% 44% 29% 8% 196

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

% of adults in Missouri who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 186. 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% 33% 2% 5% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 33% 2% 2% 181
Not the word of God 57% 38% 2% 3% 196

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

% of adults in Missouri 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 = 186. 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% 39% 3% 3% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 42% 4% < 1% 181
Not the word of God 38% 56% 4% 2% 196

Views about abortion among adults in Missouri by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Missouri who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 186. 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% 72% 3% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 54% 4% 181
Not the word of God 70% 26% 4% 196

Views about homosexuality among adults in Missouri by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Missouri who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 186. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 33% 62% 1% 4% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 60% 33% 3% 4% 181
Not the word of God 82% 12% 5% 1% 196

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

% of adults in Missouri who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 186. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 19% 76% 4% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 41% 9% 181
Not the word of God 76% 18% 6% 196

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

% of adults in Missouri 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 = 186. 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% 41% 1% 2% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 57% 2% 1% 181
Not the word of God 36% 59% 3% 1% 196

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

% of adults in Missouri 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 9% 16% 4% 67% 5% 186
Word of God; not everything taken literally 15% 41% 2% 40% 2% 181
Not the word of God 66% 19% 4% 10% 1% 196