Interpreting scripture among adults in Wisconsin

% of adults in Wisconsin 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 = 600. 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 27% 30% 3% 35% 5% 600
2007 26% 32% 3% 31% 8% 824

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Interpreting scripture among adults in Wisconsin by religious group

% of adults in Wisconsin 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 20% 42% 3% 26% 9% 153
Evangelical Protestant 54% 31% 4% 7% 3% 135
Mainline Protestant 30% 36% 4% 22% 7% 126
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 15% < 1% 75% 3% 136

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Wisconsin by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Wisconsin who are ages…

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 156. 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% 33% 33% 18% 156
Word of God; not everything taken literally 16% 35% 27% 22% 174
Not the word of God 30% 35% 24% 12% 203

Generational cohort among adults in Wisconsin by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Wisconsin who are…

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 156. 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% 13% 26% 36% 13% 2% 156
Word of God; not everything taken literally 13% 7% 32% 32% 16% 2% 174
Not the word of God 17% 20% 28% 29% 6% 1% 203

Gender composition among adults in Wisconsin by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Wisconsin who are…

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 158. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 45% 55% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 45% 55% 180
Not the word of God 58% 42% 206

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

% of adults in Wisconsin who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 157. 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% 10% < 1% 6% 3% 157
Word of God; not everything taken literally 89% 3% 1% 5% 2% 180
Not the word of God 86% 3% 3% 4% 3% 202

Immigrant status among adults in Wisconsin by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Wisconsin who are…

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 153. 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% 3% 90% 153
Word of God; not everything taken literally 4% 10% 86% 179
Not the word of God 6% 7% 87% 205

Income distribution among adults in Wisconsin by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Wisconsin 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 = 135. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 39% 24% 26% 10% 135
Word of God; not everything taken literally 25% 19% 39% 17% 152
Not the word of God 31% 19% 31% 19% 192

Educational distribution among adults in Wisconsin by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Wisconsin who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 157. 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% 34% 13% 4% 157
Word of God; not everything taken literally 41% 33% 20% 6% 180
Not the word of God 34% 34% 18% 14% 205

Marital status among adults in Wisconsin by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Wisconsin who are…

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 158. 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% 3% 9% 7% 21% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 5% 15% 7% 18% 179
Not the word of God 46% 9% 12% 4% 29% 206

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

% of adults in Wisconsin who are…

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 158. 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 30% 70% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 65% 178
Not the word of God 27% 73% 206

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Wisconsin by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Wisconsin 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 = 158. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 89% 10% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 30% 1% < 1% 1% 2% 180
Not the word of God 20% 28% 15% 1% 32% 3% 206

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

% of adults in Wisconsin who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 158. 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% 18% 4% 1% 1% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 41% 7% 2% < 1% 180
Not the word of God 12% 31% 25% 32% < 1% 206

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

% of adults in Wisconsin 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 = 158. 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% 36% 13% < 1% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 31% 54% 14% 1% 180
Not the word of God 5% 34% 61% < 1% 206

Frequency of prayer among adults in Wisconsin by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Wisconsin who pray…

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 158. 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% 18% 2% 10% 2% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 27% 11% 8% < 1% 180
Not the word of God 21% 15% 6% 56% 2% 206

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

% of adults in Wisconsin 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 = 158. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 37% 11% 13% 40% < 1% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 14% 9% 17% 59% 2% 180
Not the word of God 1% 4% 2% 91% 1% 206

Frequency of meditation among adults in Wisconsin by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Wisconsin 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 = 158. 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% 3% 8% 45% 2% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 10% 9% 56% 1% 180
Not the word of God 23% 9% 5% 62% < 1% 206

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

% of adults in Wisconsin 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 = 158. 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 67% 7% 11% 15% < 1% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 52% 26% 9% 12% < 1% 180
Not the word of God 36% 19% 12% 33% < 1% 206

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

% of adults in Wisconsin 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 = 158. 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% 19% 11% 26% 3% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 33% 18% 19% 28% 1% 180
Not the word of God 38% 24% 16% 23% < 1% 206

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

% of adults in Wisconsin 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 = 158. 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 64% 4% 25% 4% 4% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 32% 9% 49% 7% 3% 180
Not the word of God 8% 20% 57% 15% 1% 206

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

% of adults in Wisconsin 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 = 158. 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 41% 56% 3% < 1% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 69% 1% < 1% 180
Not the word of God 22% 77% 1% < 1% 206

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

% of adults in Wisconsin 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 = 158. 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% 10% 10% 33% 1% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 25% 17% 11% 47% < 1% 180
Not the word of God 8% 5% 5% 82% < 1% 206

Belief in Heaven among adults in Wisconsin by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Wisconsin who …in heaven

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 158. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 89% 3% 8% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 87% 6% 7% 180
Not the word of God 42% 49% 8% 206

Belief in Hell among adults in Wisconsin by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Wisconsin who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 158. 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% 8% 10% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 71% 25% 4% 180
Not the word of God 27% 65% 8% 206

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Wisconsin by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Wisconsin who identify as…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 158. 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% 19% 29% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 14% 29% 180
Not the word of God 19% 12% 69% 206

Political ideology among adults in Wisconsin by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Wisconsin who are…

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 158. 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% 24% 8% 4% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 44% 42% 12% 2% 180
Not the word of God 23% 39% 37% 1% 206

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

% of adults in Wisconsin who would rather have…

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 158. 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% 30% 3% 3% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 31% 2% 1% 180
Not the word of God 49% 47% 2% 2% 206

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

% of adults in Wisconsin 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 = 158. 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 61% 34% 3% 2% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 40% 2% 1% 180
Not the word of God 30% 66% 2% 2% 206

Views about abortion among adults in Wisconsin by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Wisconsin who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 158. 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 30% 68% 2% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 47% 51% 2% 180
Not the word of God 78% 18% 3% 206

Views about homosexuality among adults in Wisconsin by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Wisconsin who say homosexuality…

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 158. 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 34% 63% 1% 2% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 69% 26% 1% 5% 180
Not the word of God 89% 9% 1% < 1% 206

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

% of adults in Wisconsin who …same-sex marriage

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 158. 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% 70% 2% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 38% 6% 180
Not the word of God 83% 12% 5% 206

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

% of adults in Wisconsin 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 = 158. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Word of God; should be taken literally 55% 40% 1% 3% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 61% 2% 1% 180
Not the word of God 24% 74% 1% 1% 206

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

% of adults in Wisconsin 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 9% 19% 1% 62% 10% 158
Word of God; not everything taken literally 20% 40% 1% 34% 5% 180
Not the word of God 70% 18% 2% 9% 1% 206