Interpreting scripture among adults in New York

% of adults in New York 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 = 1,966. 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% 24% 2% 43% 8% 1,966
2007 23% 27% 3% 37% 10% 1,933

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Interpreting scripture among adults in New York by religious group

% of adults in New York who say the holy scripture is…

Religious tradition Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 24% 32% 3% 33% 8% 635
Evangelical Protestant 52% 29% 3% 10% 5% 182
Jewish 19% 23% 1% 47% 10% 166
Mainline Protestant 21% 33% 3% 36% 8% 256
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 9% < 1% 74% 8% 470

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in New York by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New York who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 387. 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% 30% 32% 21% 387
Word of God; not everything taken literally 21% 30% 27% 22% 495
Not the word of God 28% 36% 23% 13% 827
Other/don't know 17% 41% 23% 18% 160

Generational cohort among adults in New York by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New York who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 387. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 9% 9% 28% 37% 13% 3% 387
Word of God; not everything taken literally 13% 14% 24% 32% 14% 2% 495
Not the word of God 18% 19% 27% 28% 8% 1% 827
Other/don't know 11% 11% 36% 29% 12% 1% 160

Gender composition among adults in New York by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New York who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 400. 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% 58% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 54% 507
Not the word of God 52% 48% 847
Other/don't know 41% 59% 168

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

% of adults in New York who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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% 26% 5% 24% 4% 393
Word of God; not everything taken literally 67% 15% 5% 10% 4% 502
Not the word of God 68% 7% 5% 16% 4% 833
Other/don't know 54% 12% 8% 20% 5% 159

Immigrant status among adults in New York by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New York who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 383. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 39% 14% 47% 383
Word of God; not everything taken literally 17% 20% 63% 498
Not the word of God 19% 19% 62% 841
Other/don't know 28% 11% 61% 163

Income distribution among adults in New York by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New York 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 = 313. 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% 17% 19% 9% 313
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 20% 32% 18% 431
Not the word of God 25% 19% 30% 26% 749
Other/don't know 35% 14% 29% 22% 127

Educational distribution among adults in New York by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New York who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 396. 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% 22% 11% 6% 396
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 31% 16% 14% 505
Not the word of God 28% 30% 25% 17% 843
Other/don't know 31% 34% 20% 15% 166

Marital status among adults in New York by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New York who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 396. 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% 5% 17% 10% 26% 396
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 3% 9% 7% 29% 506
Not the word of God 41% 10% 9% 4% 37% 845
Other/don't know 50% 12% 6% 6% 27% 163

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

% of adults in New York who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 397. 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% 74% 397
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 72% 505
Not the word of God 23% 77% 847
Other/don't know 26% 74% 167

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 400. 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% 13% 2% 2% 1% < 1% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 75% 19% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 507
Not the word of God 28% 26% 13% 1% 27% 6% 847
Other/don't know 56% 27% 7% 3% 4% 3% 168

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

% of adults in New York who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 400. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 79% 15% 2% 3% 1% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 30% 6% 3% < 1% 507
Not the word of God 16% 31% 21% 30% 2% 847
Other/don't know 36% 40% 14% 9% 1% 168

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 400. 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% 31% 15% 1% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 39% 20% < 1% 507
Not the word of God 9% 32% 58% < 1% 847
Other/don't know 22% 42% 33% 3% 168

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

% of adults in New York who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 400. 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 78% 12% 3% 7% 1% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 19% 6% 13% < 1% 507
Not the word of God 23% 15% 9% 53% < 1% 847
Other/don't know 45% 16% 11% 25% 4% 168

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 400. 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% 11% 8% 39% 2% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 21% 10% 8% 60% < 1% 507
Not the word of God 4% 4% 5% 87% < 1% 847
Other/don't know 15% 8% 8% 67% 2% 168

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 400. 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 54% 5% 3% 33% 5% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 10% 4% 49% < 1% 507
Not the word of God 32% 10% 7% 49% 1% 847
Other/don't know 33% 10% 6% 48% 4% 168

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 400. 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% 5% 9% 1% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 17% 12% 14% 1% 507
Not the word of God 38% 18% 12% 30% 2% 847
Other/don't know 51% 14% 13% 17% 5% 168

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 400. 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% 10% 13% 27% 3% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 17% 12% 27% 1% 507
Not the word of God 50% 17% 13% 19% 1% 847
Other/don't know 44% 18% 18% 19% 2% 168

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 400. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 49% 10% 34% 6% 2% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 9% 48% 5% 2% 507
Not the word of God 6% 21% 57% 14% 2% 847
Other/don't know 16% 9% 60% 7% 7% 168

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 400. 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% 2% 3% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 65% 1% < 1% 507
Not the word of God 16% 82% 1% 1% 847
Other/don't know 28% 67% 3% 3% 168

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 400. 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% 10% 5% 25% 2% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 10% 14% 45% < 1% 507
Not the word of God 8% 5% 8% 78% 1% 847
Other/don't know 23% 13% 11% 52% 2% 168

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

% of adults in New York who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 400. 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% 5% 5% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 88% 7% 5% 507
Not the word of God 41% 51% 7% 847
Other/don't know 61% 20% 19% 168

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

% of adults in New York who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 400. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 75% 15% 10% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 31% 8% 507
Not the word of God 28% 66% 7% 847
Other/don't know 45% 35% 19% 168

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in New York by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New York who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 400. 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 32% 19% 50% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 19% 43% 507
Not the word of God 20% 17% 63% 847
Other/don't know 27% 33% 40% 168

Political ideology among adults in New York by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in New York who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 400. 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% 28% 20% 9% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 36% 18% 5% 507
Not the word of God 15% 35% 47% 3% 847
Other/don't know 26% 37% 21% 16% 168

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

% of adults in New York who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 400. 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% 60% 3% 3% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 46% 1% 2% 507
Not the word of God 40% 54% 3% 3% 847
Other/don't know 38% 44% 10% 9% 168

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 400. 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% 51% 5% 4% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 46% 5% 1% 507
Not the word of God 31% 64% 4% 1% 847
Other/don't know 37% 47% 13% 3% 168

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

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

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 400. 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% 51% 6% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 40% 3% 507
Not the word of God 80% 18% 2% 847
Other/don't know 68% 19% 13% 168

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

% of adults in New York who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 400. 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% 43% 4% 4% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 26% 4% 4% 507
Not the word of God 86% 9% 3% 2% 847
Other/don't know 66% 20% 6% 8% 168

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

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

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 400. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 34% 55% 11% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 37% 7% 507
Not the word of God 82% 13% 5% 847
Other/don't know 64% 23% 12% 168

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

% of adults in New York 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 = 400. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 39% 53% 2% 6% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 62% 1% 3% 507
Not the word of God 23% 74% 2% 1% 847
Other/don't know 33% 55% 7% 5% 168

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

% of adults in New York who say humans…

Interpreting scripture Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 400. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 13% 23% 3% 54% 6% 400
Word of God; not everything taken literally 20% 36% 3% 39% 3% 507
Not the word of God 67% 16% 4% 11% 2% 847
Other/don't know 27% 27% 16% 23% 7% 168