Interpreting scripture among adults in Tennessee

% of adults in Tennessee 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 = 661. 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 46% 24% 5% 19% 7% 661
2007 51% 22% 5% 13% 9% 837

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Interpreting scripture among adults in Tennessee by religious group

% of adults in Tennessee 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 58% 25% 7% 7% 3% 348
Mainline Protestant 34% 37% 1% 16% 12% 103

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Tennessee by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Tennessee who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 292. 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 11% 30% 35% 24% 292
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 30% 18% 15% 157
Not the word of God 28% 44% 20% 9% 128

Generational cohort among adults in Tennessee by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Tennessee who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 292. 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 4% 11% 26% 42% 16% 1% 292
Word of God; not everything taken literally 27% 17% 23% 24% 9% 1% 157
Not the word of God 16% 24% 31% 23% 6% < 1% 128

Gender composition among adults in Tennessee by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Tennessee who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 297. 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% 56% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 53% 160
Not the word of God 49% 51% 129

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

% of adults in Tennessee who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 294. 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% 4% 1% 294
Word of God; not everything taken literally 83% 11% 1% 3% 2% 159
Not the word of God 79% 11% 2% 5% 3% 126

Immigrant status among adults in Tennessee by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Tennessee who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 292. 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 5% 2% 93% 292
Word of God; not everything taken literally 5% 7% 88% 159
Not the word of God 8% 7% 85% 129

Income distribution among adults in Tennessee by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Tennessee 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 = 249. 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% 21% 19% 14% 249
Word of God; not everything taken literally 25% 28% 29% 19% 149
Not the word of God 35% 22% 25% 18% 120

Educational distribution among adults in Tennessee by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Tennessee who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 295. 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% 25% 9% 7% 295
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 40% 16% 13% 158
Not the word of God 38% 25% 23% 14% 129

Marital status among adults in Tennessee by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Tennessee who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 296. 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% 6% 11% 8% 12% 296
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 10% 14% 5% 27% 158
Not the word of God 45% 5% 12% 3% 36% 129

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

% of adults in Tennessee who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 297. 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% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 64% 160
Not the word of God 31% 69% 129

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Tennessee by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Tennessee 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 = 297. 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% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 81% 17% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 160
Not the word of God 37% 25% 16% 2% 18% 2% 129

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

% of adults in Tennessee who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 297. 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% 8% < 1% 1% < 1% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 70% 25% 3% 1% 1% 160
Not the word of God 22% 33% 19% 25% < 1% 129

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

% of adults in Tennessee 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 = 297. 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 70% 16% 13% 1% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 34% 18% 1% 160
Not the word of God 13% 31% 56% < 1% 129

Frequency of prayer among adults in Tennessee by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Tennessee who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 297. 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 85% 11% 2% 2% < 1% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 73% 19% 4% 4% 1% 160
Not the word of God 27% 26% 7% 39% 1% 129

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

% of adults in Tennessee 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 = 297. 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% 9% 9% 22% 2% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 18% 8% 41% < 1% 160
Not the word of God 5% 3% 7% 85% < 1% 129

Frequency of meditation among adults in Tennessee by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Tennessee 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 = 297. 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 51% 7% 3% 38% 2% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 5% 1% 48% 2% 160
Not the word of God 34% 10% 5% 50% 1% 129

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

% of adults in Tennessee 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 = 297. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 82% 9% 4% 5% 1% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 17% 6% 11% < 1% 160
Not the word of God 47% 16% 9% 24% 3% 129

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

% of adults in Tennessee 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 = 297. 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% 17% 9% 28% 2% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 13% 13% 19% 2% 160
Not the word of God 49% 20% 11% 20% < 1% 129

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

% of adults in Tennessee 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 = 297. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 60% 2% 34% 1% 2% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 10% 36% 4% 3% 160
Not the word of God 9% 19% 62% 9% 1% 129

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

% of adults in Tennessee 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 = 297. 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 51% 46% 1% 2% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 57% 4% < 1% 160
Not the word of God 22% 77% 1% < 1% 129

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

% of adults in Tennessee 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 = 297. 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 74% 9% 4% 11% 1% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 53% 9% 12% 24% 3% 160
Not the word of God 13% 9% 5% 74% < 1% 129

Belief in Heaven among adults in Tennessee by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Tennessee who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 297. 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% 3% 4% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 88% 6% 6% 160
Not the word of God 47% 47% 6% 129

Belief in Hell among adults in Tennessee by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Tennessee who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 297. 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% 3% 2% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 71% 21% 8% 160
Not the word of God 37% 56% 7% 129

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Tennessee by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Tennessee who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 297. 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% 12% 35% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 58% 15% 28% 160
Not the word of God 25% 20% 55% 129

Political ideology among adults in Tennessee by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Tennessee who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 297. 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% 23% 14% 5% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 39% 15% 6% 160
Not the word of God 25% 26% 43% 7% 129

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

% of adults in Tennessee who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 297. 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% 36% 2% 4% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 33% 1% 5% 160
Not the word of God 49% 47% 1% 3% 129

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

% of adults in Tennessee 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 = 297. 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% 46% 3% 3% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 44% 2% 3% 160
Not the word of God 40% 57% 1% 3% 129

Views about abortion among adults in Tennessee by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Tennessee who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 297. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 31% 68% 2% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 57% 3% 160
Not the word of God 67% 31% 2% 129

Views about homosexuality among adults in Tennessee by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Tennessee who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 297. 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 20% 74% 3% 4% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 45% 1% 3% 160
Not the word of God 85% 15% < 1% < 1% 129

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

% of adults in Tennessee who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 297. 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% 80% 7% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 48% 8% 160
Not the word of God 79% 16% 5% 129

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

% of adults in Tennessee 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 = 297. 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% 45% 1% 6% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 53% 3% 2% 160
Not the word of God 32% 65% 3% 1% 129

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

% of adults in Tennessee 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 7% 18% 2% 66% 8% 297
Word of God; not everything taken literally 14% 37% 4% 42% 4% 160
Not the word of God 50% 17% 2% 27% 4% 129