Interpreting scripture among adults in Virginia

% of adults in Virginia 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 = 882. 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 37% 23% 3% 30% 7% 882
2007 36% 25% 4% 27% 8% 997

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Interpreting scripture among adults in Virginia by religious group

% of adults in Virginia 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 24% 33% 6% 28% 9% 119
Evangelical Protestant 66% 20% 4% 8% 3% 243
Mainline Protestant 22% 40% 2% 27% 8% 185
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 11% 8% 2% 72% 7% 171

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Virginia by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Virginia who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 255. 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% 37% 32% 20% 255
Word of God; not everything taken literally 27% 32% 24% 17% 227
Not the word of God 33% 33% 22% 12% 292

Generational cohort among adults in Virginia by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Virginia who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 255. 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% 9% 32% 37% 15% 1% 255
Word of God; not everything taken literally 15% 18% 25% 28% 13% < 1% 227
Not the word of God 16% 27% 23% 27% 7% < 1% 292

Gender composition among adults in Virginia by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Virginia who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 42% 58% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 58% 231
Not the word of God 59% 41% 298

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

% of adults in Virginia who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 259. 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% 25% 2% 8% 3% 259
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 19% 5% 6% 4% 227
Not the word of God 80% 9% 4% 5% 2% 291

Immigrant status among adults in Virginia by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Virginia who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 252. 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% 3% 86% 252
Word of God; not everything taken literally 9% 10% 81% 229
Not the word of God 11% 9% 80% 295

Income distribution among adults in Virginia by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Virginia 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 = 229. 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% 28% 26% 10% 229
Word of God; not everything taken literally 15% 18% 35% 31% 208
Not the word of God 19% 16% 34% 31% 268

Educational distribution among adults in Virginia by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Virginia who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 261. 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% 31% 10% 4% 261
Word of God; not everything taken literally 29% 28% 28% 16% 230
Not the word of God 22% 29% 27% 22% 298

Marital status among adults in Virginia by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Virginia who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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% 3% 16% 10% 17% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 58% 3% 9% 8% 22% 231
Not the word of God 46% 12% 10% 3% 29% 298

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

% of adults in Virginia who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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% 72% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 68% 229
Not the word of God 26% 74% 297

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Virginia by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Virginia 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 = 262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 95% 4% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 76% 22% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 231
Not the word of God 27% 29% 15% < 1% 25% 4% 298

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

% of adults in Virginia who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 64% 33% 2% 1% < 1% 231
Not the word of God 16% 31% 27% 25% < 1% 298

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

% of adults in Virginia 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 = 262. 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 68% 22% 9% < 1% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 40% 10% < 1% 231
Not the word of God 9% 37% 53% < 1% 298

Frequency of prayer among adults in Virginia by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Virginia who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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 86% 9% 1% 4% 1% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 69% 21% 4% 5% < 1% 231
Not the word of God 18% 18% 11% 52% 1% 298

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

% of adults in Virginia 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 = 262. 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% 14% 5% 26% 1% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 18% 6% 52% < 1% 231
Not the word of God 3% 2% 6% 89% < 1% 298

Frequency of meditation among adults in Virginia by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Virginia 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 = 262. 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% 8% 6% 33% 3% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 11% 5% 46% < 1% 231
Not the word of God 26% 16% 7% 50% 1% 298

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

% of adults in Virginia 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 = 262. 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 78% 12% 4% 5% 1% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 21% 14% 10% < 1% 231
Not the word of God 38% 19% 12% 29% 3% 298

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

% of adults in Virginia 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 = 262. 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% 12% 7% 28% 2% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 18% 22% 15% 1% 231
Not the word of God 48% 17% 17% 17% < 1% 298

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

% of adults in Virginia 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 = 262. 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% 3% 28% 3% < 1% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 8% 50% 5% 2% 231
Not the word of God 6% 22% 54% 15% 3% 298

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

% of adults in Virginia 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 = 262. 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% 47% < 1% 2% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 67% 1% < 1% 231
Not the word of God 22% 75% 2% 1% 298

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

% of adults in Virginia 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 = 262. 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 73% 8% 3% 15% 1% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 17% 11% 33% < 1% 231
Not the word of God 8% 6% 8% 77% < 1% 298

Belief in Heaven among adults in Virginia by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Virginia who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 93% 4% 3% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 90% 7% 4% 231
Not the word of God 44% 46% 10% 298

Belief in Hell among adults in Virginia by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Virginia who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 87% 8% 4% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 75% 17% 7% 231
Not the word of God 28% 66% 7% 298

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Virginia by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Virginia who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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% 21% 31% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 52% 12% 36% 231
Not the word of God 33% 18% 49% 298

Political ideology among adults in Virginia by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Virginia who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 55% 26% 15% 4% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 42% 40% 11% 6% 231
Not the word of God 17% 47% 32% 5% 298

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

% of adults in Virginia who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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% 43% 2% 2% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 67% 31% 1% 2% 231
Not the word of God 53% 41% 4% 2% 298

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

% of adults in Virginia 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 = 262. 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% 39% 4% 3% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 42% 3% < 1% 231
Not the word of God 41% 53% 3% 3% 298

Views about abortion among adults in Virginia by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Virginia who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 38% 59% 3% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 55% 44% 2% 231
Not the word of God 79% 18% 2% 298

Views about homosexuality among adults in Virginia by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Virginia who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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% 60% 3% 1% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 27% 4% 3% 231
Not the word of God 90% 8% 2% < 1% 298

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

% of adults in Virginia who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 23% 73% 4% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 38% 8% 231
Not the word of God 82% 12% 7% 298

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

% of adults in Virginia 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 = 262. 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% 46% 3% 2% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 56% 1% < 1% 231
Not the word of God 26% 71% 2% 1% 298

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

% of adults in Virginia 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 6% 26% 1% 64% 3% 262
Word of God; not everything taken literally 17% 50% 2% 28% 3% 231
Not the word of God 70% 21% 3% 5% 2% 298