Interpreting scripture among adults in North Carolina

% of adults in North Carolina 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 = 1,022. 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 36% 26% 4% 26% 8% 1,022
2007 47% 24% 4% 17% 8% 1,166

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Interpreting scripture among adults in North Carolina by religious group

% of adults in North Carolina 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 55% 28% 6% 6% 6% 345
Historically Black Protestant 60% 17% 4% 10% 8% 109
Mainline Protestant 24% 39% 3% 26% 9% 231
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 15% 9% < 1% 72% 4% 181

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 346. 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% 33% 31% 21% 346
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 38% 22% 17% 261
Not the word of God 29% 35% 22% 13% 288

Generational cohort among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 346. 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% 12% 28% 38% 12% 2% 346
Word of God; not everything taken literally 15% 17% 30% 28% 10% < 1% 261
Not the word of God 16% 20% 29% 26% 9% < 1% 288

Gender composition among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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% 60% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 51% 262
Not the word of God 58% 42% 289

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 348. 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 59% 30% < 1% 7% 4% 348
Word of God; not everything taken literally 74% 16% 1% 5% 4% 261
Not the word of God 74% 13% 3% 9% 1% 285

Immigrant status among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 349. 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% 2% 90% 349
Word of God; not everything taken literally 6% 3% 91% 259
Not the word of God 12% 7% 81% 286

Income distribution among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina 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 = 301. 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% 18% 20% 11% 301
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 22% 30% 18% 230
Not the word of God 29% 19% 33% 19% 264

Educational distribution among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 350. 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% 11% 5% 350
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 42% 16% 11% 262
Not the word of God 31% 29% 22% 17% 289

Marital status among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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% 4% 15% 6% 24% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 53% 5% 10% 7% 24% 261
Not the word of God 44% 9% 14% 3% 31% 289

Parent of children under 18 among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 350. 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% 350
Word of God; not everything taken literally 34% 66% 261
Not the word of God 24% 76% 288

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina 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 = 352. 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 95% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 79% 20% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 262
Not the word of God 33% 28% 8% < 1% 26% 5% 289

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

% of adults in North Carolina who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 352. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 87% 10% 2% < 1% 1% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 65% 31% 3% 1% < 1% 262
Not the word of God 20% 30% 24% 26% < 1% 289

Attendance at religious services among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina 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 = 352. 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 66% 25% 7% 1% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 48% 21% < 1% 262
Not the word of God 8% 36% 56% < 1% 289

Frequency of prayer among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 352. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 87% 8% 3% 1% 2% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 69% 22% 3% 5% 1% 262
Not the word of God 30% 15% 7% 47% 1% 289

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

% of adults in North Carolina 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 = 352. 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% 15% 9% 24% 1% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 11% 16% 49% < 1% 262
Not the word of God 7% 5% 3% 85% < 1% 289

Frequency of meditation among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina 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 = 352. 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% 7% 3% 32% 2% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 6% 3% 45% 1% 262
Not the word of God 26% 11% 6% 57% < 1% 289

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

% of adults in North Carolina 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 = 352. 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% 8% 7% 4% 1% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 18% 11% 7% 1% 262
Not the word of God 47% 17% 10% 25% 1% 289

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

% of adults in North Carolina 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 = 352. 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% 18% 9% 27% 2% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 48% 15% 12% 24% < 1% 262
Not the word of God 46% 18% 15% 20% < 1% 289

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

% of adults in North Carolina 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 = 352. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 67% 3% 25% 3% 3% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 11% 45% 5% < 1% 262
Not the word of God 7% 15% 59% 18% 1% 289

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

% of adults in North Carolina 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 = 352. 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% 52% 1% 2% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 61% 1% < 1% 262
Not the word of God 23% 77% 1% < 1% 289

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina 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 = 352. 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 66% 14% 6% 13% 2% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 23% 9% 26% < 1% 262
Not the word of God 11% 8% 12% 69% < 1% 289

Belief in Heaven among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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% 4% 6% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 93% 3% 4% 262
Not the word of God 45% 45% 9% 289

Belief in Hell among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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% 3% 6% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 77% 16% 7% 262
Not the word of God 31% 63% 6% 289

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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% 13% 40% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 49% 15% 36% 262
Not the word of God 24% 18% 58% 289

Political ideology among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 352. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 58% 24% 13% 5% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 41% 16% 3% 262
Not the word of God 18% 35% 43% 4% 289

Views about size of government among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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% 45% 2% 7% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 60% 35% 2% 3% 262
Not the word of God 47% 49% 3% 1% 289

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

% of adults in North Carolina 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 = 352. 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% 47% 4% 2% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 48% 49% 2% 1% 262
Not the word of God 38% 60% 2% < 1% 289

Views about abortion among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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% 63% 8% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 45% 5% 262
Not the word of God 76% 20% 5% 289

Views about homosexuality among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 352. 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% 54% 7% 6% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 36% 4% 3% 262
Not the word of God 82% 14% 3% 1% 289

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

% of adults in North Carolina who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 352. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 23% 67% 9% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 46% 7% 262
Not the word of God 79% 16% 5% 289

Views about environmental regulation among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina 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 = 352. 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% 47% 3% 7% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 60% < 1% 2% 262
Not the word of God 34% 64% 2% < 1% 289

Views about human evolution among adults in North Carolina by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in North Carolina who say humans…

Interpreting scripture Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
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Word of God; should be taken literally 10% 27% 3% 52% 8% 352
Word of God; not everything taken literally 21% 40% 2% 35% 3% 262
Not the word of God 62% 19% 5% 13% 1% 289