Interpreting scripture among adults in Ohio

% of adults in Ohio 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 = 1,132. 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 31% 31% 3% 28% 7% 1,132
2007 34% 29% 3% 26% 9% 1,654

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Interpreting scripture among adults in Ohio by religious group

% of adults in Ohio who say the holy scripture is…

Religious tradition Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 19% 50% 2% 23% 5% 227
Evangelical Protestant 51% 31% 4% 7% 6% 321
Mainline Protestant 28% 40% 3% 21% 8% 226
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 13% 13% < 1% 65% 8% 203

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Ohio by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Ohio who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 326. 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% 32% 33% 22% 326
Word of God; not everything taken literally 19% 33% 27% 21% 362
Not the word of God 31% 32% 24% 13% 310

Generational cohort among adults in Ohio by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Ohio who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 326. 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% 27% 38% 15% 2% 326
Word of God; not everything taken literally 10% 14% 28% 35% 12% 1% 362
Not the word of God 19% 20% 24% 27% 9% 1% 310

Gender composition among adults in Ohio by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Ohio who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 336. 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% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 54% 366
Not the word of God 54% 46% 314

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

% of adults in Ohio who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 331. 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% 19% 1% 3% 1% 331
Word of God; not everything taken literally 87% 8% < 1% 2% 2% 362
Not the word of God 85% 6% 3% 3% 2% 306

Immigrant status among adults in Ohio by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Ohio who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 335. 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 2% 8% 90% 335
Word of God; not everything taken literally 4% 6% 89% 363
Not the word of God 6% 9% 84% 312

Income distribution among adults in Ohio by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Ohio 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 = 299. 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% 25% 24% 9% 299
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 21% 29% 12% 327
Not the word of God 39% 18% 26% 17% 288

Educational distribution among adults in Ohio by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Ohio who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 335. 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% 28% 9% 5% 335
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 33% 16% 11% 365
Not the word of God 36% 33% 19% 12% 313

Marital status among adults in Ohio by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Ohio who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 336. 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% 3% 15% 11% 25% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 5% 11% 7% 23% 366
Not the word of God 45% 10% 12% 4% 28% 312

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

% of adults in Ohio who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 336. 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 25% 75% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 65% 365
Not the word of God 31% 69% 311

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Ohio by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Ohio 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 = 336. 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 92% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 75% 21% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 366
Not the word of God 29% 30% 11% 2% 23% 5% 314

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

% of adults in Ohio who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 336. 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% 14% 3% 1% < 1% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 62% 33% 3% 2% < 1% 366
Not the word of God 20% 28% 21% 31% < 1% 314

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

% of adults in Ohio 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 = 336. 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% 26% 18% 1% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 32% 21% < 1% 366
Not the word of God 11% 35% 53% < 1% 314

Frequency of prayer among adults in Ohio by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Ohio who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 336. 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% 14% 4% 7% < 1% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 22% 6% 8% < 1% 366
Not the word of God 29% 14% 8% 48% < 1% 314

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

% of adults in Ohio 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 = 336. 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% 10% 7% 39% < 1% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 27% 10% 12% 51% 1% 366
Not the word of God 7% 3% 6% 85% < 1% 314

Frequency of meditation among adults in Ohio by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Ohio 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 = 336. 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% 9% 2% 41% 2% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 8% 6% 47% 1% 366
Not the word of God 32% 7% 4% 56% 1% 314

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

% of adults in Ohio 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 = 336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 69% 12% 8% 9% 1% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 13% 16% 9% 1% 366
Not the word of God 42% 17% 12% 28% 1% 314

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

% of adults in Ohio 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 = 336. 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% 18% 9% 32% 1% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 17% 18% 21% 1% 366
Not the word of God 48% 17% 11% 24% 1% 314

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

% of adults in Ohio 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 = 336. 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% 5% 36% 4% 1% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 9% 44% 7% 3% 366
Not the word of God 6% 19% 61% 13% 2% 314

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

% of adults in Ohio 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 = 336. 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 38% 61% 1% 1% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 63% 1% < 1% 366
Not the word of God 24% 75% 1% < 1% 314

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

% of adults in Ohio 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 = 336. 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% 11% 6% 24% 1% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 12% 8% 40% < 1% 366
Not the word of God 8% 7% 6% 79% < 1% 314

Belief in Heaven among adults in Ohio by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Ohio who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 336. 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 93% 4% 3% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 89% 7% 4% 366
Not the word of God 46% 47% 8% 314

Belief in Hell among adults in Ohio by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Ohio who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 336. 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% 15% 2% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 72% 21% 7% 366
Not the word of God 28% 63% 9% 314

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Ohio by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Ohio who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 336. 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% 15% 37% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 16% 37% 366
Not the word of God 30% 19% 51% 314

Political ideology among adults in Ohio by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Ohio who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 336. 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% 26% 10% 7% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 34% 21% 6% 366
Not the word of God 24% 38% 33% 5% 314

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

% of adults in Ohio who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 58% 39% 2% 2% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 30% 3% 4% 366
Not the word of God 58% 35% 4% 3% 314

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

% of adults in Ohio 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 = 336. 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% 48% 2% 1% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 52% 44% 2% 1% 366
Not the word of God 41% 53% 5% 2% 314

Views about abortion among adults in Ohio by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Ohio who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 33% 65% 2% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 54% 4% 366
Not the word of God 75% 22% 3% 314

Views about homosexuality among adults in Ohio by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Ohio who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 336. 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% 53% 5% 6% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 64% 30% 4% 2% 366
Not the word of God 83% 10% 2% 4% 314

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

% of adults in Ohio who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 336. 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% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 44% 5% 366
Not the word of God 76% 20% 5% 314

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

% of adults in Ohio 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 = 336. 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% 40% 2% 3% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 55% 3% 1% 366
Not the word of God 33% 64% 1% 2% 314

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

% of adults in Ohio 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% 21% 3% 60% 6% 336
Word of God; not everything taken literally 21% 39% 2% 35% 4% 366
Not the word of God 54% 23% 6% 15% 2% 314