Interpreting scripture among adults in Texas

% of adults in Texas 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 = 2,535. 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 39% 26% 2% 26% 6% 2,535
2007 42% 25% 3% 21% 8% 2,266

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Interpreting scripture among adults in Texas by religious group

% of adults in Texas 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 37% 32% 3% 21% 7% 540
Evangelical Protestant 59% 27% 3% 8% 3% 821
Historically Black Protestant 60% 21% < 1% 9% 9% 150
Mainline Protestant 26% 36% 4% 25% 9% 391
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 13% 13% < 1% 67% 8% 423

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Texas by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Texas who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 905. 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 16% 35% 30% 19% 905
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 38% 19% 13% 694
Not the word of God 33% 37% 20% 10% 652
Other/don't know 19% 39% 28% 13% 160

Generational cohort among adults in Texas by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Texas who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 905. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 8% 14% 29% 34% 13% 2% 905
Word of God; not everything taken literally 20% 16% 33% 22% 8% 1% 694
Not the word of God 21% 22% 27% 23% 7% < 1% 652
Other/don't know 10% 17% 32% 31% 10% 1% 160

Gender composition among adults in Texas by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Texas who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 935. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 43% 57% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 48% 52% 704
Not the word of God 59% 41% 663
Other/don't know 45% 55% 167

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

% of adults in Texas who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 926. 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% 16% 2% 37% 2% 926
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 11% 2% 34% 4% 699
Not the word of God 54% 6% 3% 31% 5% 652
Other/don't know 50% 16% 2% 27% 4% 162

Immigrant status among adults in Texas by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Texas who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 921. 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 24% 9% 66% 921
Word of God; not everything taken literally 19% 14% 67% 698
Not the word of God 18% 13% 69% 654
Other/don't know 22% 9% 69% 162

Income distribution among adults in Texas by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Texas 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 = 795. 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% 17% 21% 12% 795
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 22% 26% 22% 617
Not the word of God 32% 18% 28% 22% 608
Other/don't know 32% 19% 23% 25% 136

Educational distribution among adults in Texas by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Texas who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 928. 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% 28% 11% 5% 928
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 34% 20% 10% 700
Not the word of God 34% 33% 20% 13% 661
Other/don't know 30% 38% 18% 14% 167

Marital status among adults in Texas by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Texas who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 930. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 54% 5% 16% 9% 17% 930
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 6% 12% 4% 27% 702
Not the word of God 45% 9% 14% 3% 30% 660
Other/don't know 46% 16% 12% 7% 20% 165

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

% of adults in Texas who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 930. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 35% 65% 930
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 63% 703
Not the word of God 34% 66% 660
Other/don't know 31% 69% 163

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Texas by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Texas 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 = 935. 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% 14% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 78% 19% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 704
Not the word of God 34% 27% 12% 1% 23% 3% 663
Other/don't know 68% 19% 4% 2% 1% 6% 167

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

% of adults in Texas who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 935. 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% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 65% 30% 3% 2% < 1% 704
Not the word of God 21% 34% 18% 26% 1% 663
Other/don't know 61% 24% 12% 3% 1% 167

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 935. 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% 26% 12% < 1% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 40% 17% < 1% 704
Not the word of God 13% 36% 51% 1% 663
Other/don't know 31% 36% 32% 1% 167

Frequency of prayer among adults in Texas by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Texas who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 935. 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% 2% 4% 1% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 18% 5% 10% < 1% 704
Not the word of God 31% 16% 8% 44% 1% 663
Other/don't know 61% 14% 6% 18% 2% 167

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 935. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 50% 13% 7% 30% 1% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 25% 15% 12% 48% < 1% 704
Not the word of God 7% 6% 6% 80% 1% 663
Other/don't know 20% 14% 8% 57% 1% 167

Frequency of meditation among adults in Texas by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Texas 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 = 935. 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% 5% 3% 33% 3% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 9% 4% 44% 1% 704
Not the word of God 35% 9% 6% 49% 1% 663
Other/don't know 40% 11% 4% 43% 2% 167

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 935. 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% 8% 7% 7% 2% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 63% 18% 11% 8% < 1% 704
Not the word of God 46% 14% 11% 27% 2% 663
Other/don't know 55% 18% 10% 13% 5% 167

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 935. 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% 15% 10% 26% 3% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 46% 20% 13% 21% 1% 704
Not the word of God 52% 16% 12% 19% 1% 663
Other/don't know 54% 13% 8% 21% 3% 167

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 935. 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 63% 4% 27% 5% 2% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 9% 40% 8% 1% 704
Not the word of God 7% 18% 55% 18% 3% 663
Other/don't know 30% 12% 47% 7% 4% 167

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 935. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 43% 54% 2% 2% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 62% 1% < 1% 704
Not the word of God 22% 76% 1% 1% 663
Other/don't know 29% 64% 5% 2% 167

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 935. 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 65% 11% 4% 19% 1% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 15% 14% 29% < 1% 704
Not the word of God 12% 7% 9% 71% < 1% 663
Other/don't know 29% 15% 12% 41% 3% 167

Belief in Heaven among adults in Texas by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Texas who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 935. 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% 5% 4% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 90% 6% 4% 704
Not the word of God 44% 45% 11% 663
Other/don't know 63% 11% 26% 167

Belief in Hell among adults in Texas by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Texas who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 935. 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% 14% 5% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 77% 19% 4% 704
Not the word of God 30% 61% 9% 663
Other/don't know 48% 24% 28% 167

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Texas by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Texas who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 935. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 43% 22% 35% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 15% 38% 704
Not the word of God 29% 22% 48% 663
Other/don't know 26% 30% 43% 167

Political ideology among adults in Texas by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Texas who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 935. 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% 22% 17% 9% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 37% 16% 4% 704
Not the word of God 20% 41% 33% 5% 663
Other/don't know 24% 35% 25% 15% 167

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

% of adults in Texas who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 935. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 43% 51% 3% 3% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 52% 45% 2% 2% 704
Not the word of God 52% 40% 4% 4% 663
Other/don't know 36% 42% 13% 9% 167

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 935. 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% 43% 4% 3% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 45% 3% 2% 704
Not the word of God 42% 54% 3% 2% 663
Other/don't know 38% 48% 9% 5% 167

Views about abortion among adults in Texas by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Texas who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 935. 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% 5% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 54% 2% 704
Not the word of God 72% 24% 4% 663
Other/don't know 52% 36% 12% 167

Views about homosexuality among adults in Texas by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Texas who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 935. 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 36% 57% 4% 4% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 32% 3% 3% 704
Not the word of God 82% 12% 3% 2% 663
Other/don't know 58% 24% 9% 9% 167

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

% of adults in Texas who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 935. 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 22% 69% 9% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 43% 7% 704
Not the word of God 77% 17% 6% 663
Other/don't know 59% 28% 13% 167

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

% of adults in Texas 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 = 935. 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% 47% 2% 4% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 60% 2% 3% 704
Not the word of God 29% 66% 2% 3% 663
Other/don't know 33% 58% 5% 4% 167

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

% of adults in Texas who say humans…

Interpreting scripture Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 935. 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% 23% 3% 57% 6% 935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 21% 37% 4% 36% 2% 704
Not the word of God 59% 20% 4% 14% 2% 663
Other/don't know 22% 28% 8% 33% 9% 167