Interpreting scripture among adults in Pennsylvania

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 1,366. 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 29% 28% 2% 34% 6% 1,366
2007 30% 30% 3% 28% 9% 1,896

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Interpreting scripture among adults in Pennsylvania by religious group

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 22% 39% 3% 29% 7% 355
Evangelical Protestant 55% 30% 3% 10% 2% 248
Mainline Protestant 31% 33% 2% 27% 7% 344
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 11% 11% < 1% 72% 6% 243

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Pennsylvania by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Pennsylvania who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 364. 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% 33% 29% 25% 364
Word of God; not everything taken literally 20% 32% 30% 19% 396
Not the word of God 31% 31% 24% 15% 466

Generational cohort among adults in Pennsylvania by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Pennsylvania who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 364. 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 10% 7% 29% 35% 18% 2% 364
Word of God; not everything taken literally 12% 13% 26% 35% 13% 1% 396
Not the word of God 20% 17% 24% 29% 9% 1% 466

Gender composition among adults in Pennsylvania by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Pennsylvania who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 368. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 45% 55% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 55% 401
Not the word of God 54% 46% 471

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 363. 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% 1% 7% 1% 363
Word of God; not everything taken literally 85% 6% 2% 5% 2% 396
Not the word of God 85% 6% 3% 4% 2% 466

Immigrant status among adults in Pennsylvania by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Pennsylvania who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 361. 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 7% 7% 86% 361
Word of God; not everything taken literally 4% 7% 89% 395
Not the word of God 8% 8% 84% 466

Income distribution among adults in Pennsylvania by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 311. 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% 27% 17% 9% 311
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 21% 28% 20% 355
Not the word of God 27% 17% 30% 27% 409

Educational distribution among adults in Pennsylvania by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Pennsylvania who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 367. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 62% 27% 7% 3% 367
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 27% 19% 13% 399
Not the word of God 37% 26% 22% 15% 469

Marital status among adults in Pennsylvania by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Pennsylvania who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 368. 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% 6% 11% 11% 20% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 55% 4% 8% 8% 25% 398
Not the word of God 45% 10% 11% 5% 30% 469

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 367. 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% 367
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 72% 398
Not the word of God 26% 74% 470

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Pennsylvania by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 368. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 89% 8% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 79% 19% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 401
Not the word of God 22% 35% 11% < 1% 26% 6% 471

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 368. 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% 12% 3% 3% 1% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 64% 26% 7% 3% < 1% 401
Not the word of God 13% 35% 23% 27% 1% 471

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 368. 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% 28% 17% < 1% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 39% 18% < 1% 401
Not the word of God 7% 38% 55% < 1% 471

Frequency of prayer among adults in Pennsylvania by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Pennsylvania who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 368. 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% 16% 3% 6% < 1% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 64% 18% 6% 12% < 1% 401
Not the word of God 24% 17% 9% 50% < 1% 471

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 368. 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% 12% 11% 38% < 1% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 25% 8% 11% 55% < 1% 401
Not the word of God 3% 3% 5% 90% < 1% 471

Frequency of meditation among adults in Pennsylvania by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 368. 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% 9% 3% 36% 2% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 6% 4% 50% 1% 401
Not the word of God 25% 9% 7% 59% < 1% 471

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 368. 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% 13% 10% 8% < 1% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 55% 21% 12% 11% 1% 401
Not the word of God 42% 15% 11% 30% 1% 471

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 368. 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% 12% 24% 1% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 25% 12% 25% 1% 401
Not the word of God 45% 18% 15% 22% < 1% 471

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 368. 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% 3% 35% 5% 2% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 9% 42% 4% 1% 401
Not the word of God 9% 14% 57% 20% 1% 471

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 368. 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% 46% 1% 1% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 60% < 1% < 1% 401
Not the word of God 21% 78% 1% < 1% 471

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 368. 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% 10% 11% 21% < 1% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 14% 14% 39% 1% 401
Not the word of God 6% 3% 8% 83% < 1% 471

Belief in Heaven among adults in Pennsylvania by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Pennsylvania who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 368. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 88% 5% 6% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 88% 7% 4% 401
Not the word of God 46% 47% 7% 471

Belief in Hell among adults in Pennsylvania by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Pennsylvania who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 368. 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 81% 12% 6% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 71% 22% 7% 401
Not the word of God 28% 67% 5% 471

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Pennsylvania by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Pennsylvania who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 368. 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% 16% 37% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 11% 43% 401
Not the word of God 25% 16% 59% 471

Political ideology among adults in Pennsylvania by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Pennsylvania who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 368. 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% 23% 17% 8% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 43% 12% 8% 401
Not the word of God 20% 37% 39% 5% 471

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 368. 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% 38% 3% 3% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 65% 30% 1% 3% 401
Not the word of God 50% 43% 3% 4% 471

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 368. 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% 35% 4% 2% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 45% 3% 1% 401
Not the word of God 41% 55% 2% 2% 471

Views about abortion among adults in Pennsylvania by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Pennsylvania who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 368. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 28% 68% 4% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 54% 4% 401
Not the word of God 78% 18% 4% 471

Views about homosexuality among adults in Pennsylvania by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Pennsylvania who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 368. 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% 59% 4% 5% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 64% 28% 5% 2% 401
Not the word of God 90% 8% 2% 1% 471

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 368. 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% 64% 10% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 42% 8% 401
Not the word of God 83% 11% 5% 471

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 = 368. 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% 42% 3% 1% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 51% 1% 2% 401
Not the word of God 25% 72% 1% 1% 471

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

% of adults in Pennsylvania 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 14% 17% 3% 63% 4% 368
Word of God; not everything taken literally 17% 38% 3% 38% 4% 401
Not the word of God 65% 19% 3% 12% 1% 471