Interpreting scripture among adults in New Jersey

% of adults in New Jersey 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 = 886. 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 24% 28% 3% 38% 8% 886
2007 23% 30% 4% 33% 10% 932

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Interpreting scripture among adults in New Jersey by religious group

% of adults in New Jersey 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 20% 37% 2% 33% 8% 327
Mainline Protestant 16% 35% 1% 40% 8% 124
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 10% 1% 75% 6% 148

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 165. 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 15% 35% 30% 20% 165
Word of God; not everything taken literally 19% 31% 27% 23% 255
Not the word of God 23% 38% 25% 13% 335

Generational cohort among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 165. 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% 13% 29% 34% 12% 4% 165
Word of God; not everything taken literally 12% 13% 25% 34% 13% 3% 255
Not the word of God 16% 15% 30% 30% 8% 1% 335

Gender composition among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 171. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 45% 55% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 58% 266
Not the word of God 54% 46% 341

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 166. 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% 24% 6% 30% 4% 166
Word of God; not everything taken literally 65% 11% 4% 17% 3% 261
Not the word of God 71% 6% 8% 10% 5% 336

Immigrant status among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 40% 14% 46% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 17% 18% 64% 261
Not the word of God 16% 15% 68% 332

Income distribution among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey 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 = 147. 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% 16% 23% 7% 147
Word of God; not everything taken literally 20% 18% 26% 36% 219
Not the word of God 12% 16% 30% 42% 301

Educational distribution among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 169. 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% 20% 9% 9% 169
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 30% 20% 15% 265
Not the word of God 26% 28% 22% 24% 341

Marital status among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 171. 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% 7% 21% 9% 21% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 8% 10% 6% 22% 265
Not the word of God 50% 7% 8% 5% 29% 340

Parent of children under 18 among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents 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 35% 65% 168
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 72% 265
Not the word of God 27% 73% 339

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey 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 = 171. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 83% 16% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 75% 23% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 266
Not the word of God 32% 30% 12% < 1% 22% 4% 341

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

% of adults in New Jersey who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 171. 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% 10% < 1% 2% < 1% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 34% 4% < 1% 1% 266
Not the word of God 17% 36% 24% 23% 1% 341

Attendance at religious services among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey 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 = 171. 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% 29% 8% < 1% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 43% 15% < 1% 266
Not the word of God 12% 38% 50% 1% 341

Frequency of prayer among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 171. 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% 9% 6% 3% < 1% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 23% 6% 8% 1% 266
Not the word of God 27% 16% 8% 47% 2% 341

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

% of adults in New Jersey 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 = 171. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 44% 14% 10% 32% 1% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 18% 12% 13% 55% 2% 266
Not the word of God 5% 5% 7% 83% 1% 341

Frequency of meditation among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey 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 = 171. 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% 1% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 9% 5% 51% < 1% 266
Not the word of God 29% 11% 5% 55% 1% 341

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

% of adults in New Jersey 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 = 171. 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% 13% 6% 8% < 1% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 17% 10% 11% < 1% 266
Not the word of God 45% 15% 11% 26% 2% 341

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

% of adults in New Jersey 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 = 171. 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% 18% 10% 24% 2% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 16% 12% 31% < 1% 266
Not the word of God 41% 16% 20% 22% < 1% 341

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

% of adults in New Jersey 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 = 171. 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% 6% 32% 10% 2% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 9% 46% 6% 1% 266
Not the word of God 7% 16% 61% 14% 2% 341

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

% of adults in New Jersey 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 = 171. 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 31% 66% 1% 2% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 69% < 1% < 1% 266
Not the word of God 22% 77% 1% < 1% 341

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey 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 = 171. 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% 8% 22% < 1% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 14% 8% 48% 1% 266
Not the word of God 9% 5% 8% 79% < 1% 341

Belief in Heaven among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 171. 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 97% 1% 2% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 89% 5% 7% 266
Not the word of God 44% 47% 9% 341

Belief in Hell among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 171. 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% 18% 7% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 28% 11% 266
Not the word of God 32% 62% 7% 341

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 171. 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 26% 23% 51% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 19% 41% 266
Not the word of God 26% 15% 60% 341

Political ideology among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 171. 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% 36% 11% 10% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 43% 22% 4% 266
Not the word of God 15% 34% 43% 7% 341

Views about size of government among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 171. 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 28% 67% 2% 4% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 48% 2% 2% 266
Not the word of God 50% 41% 4% 5% 341

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

% of adults in New Jersey 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 = 171. 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% 61% 1% 3% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 48% 49% 2% 1% 266
Not the word of God 36% 58% 4% 2% 341

Views about abortion among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 171. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 40% 56% 5% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 58% 39% 3% 266
Not the word of God 79% 18% 3% 341

Views about homosexuality among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 171. 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% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 72% 20% 4% 5% 266
Not the word of God 88% 8% 2% 2% 341

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

% of adults in New Jersey who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 171. 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 31% 58% 11% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 58% 34% 8% 266
Not the word of God 82% 14% 4% 341

Views about environmental regulation among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey 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 = 171. 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% 47% 1% 7% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 66% 1% 2% 266
Not the word of God 24% 73% 3% < 1% 341

Views about human evolution among adults in New Jersey by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New Jersey 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 17% 22% 2% 53% 7% 171
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 35% 3% 31% 4% 266
Not the word of God 62% 18% 6% 11% 3% 341