Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by generational group (2014) Switch to: Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by age group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 985. 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.
Younger Millennial 100% < 1% < 1% < 1% 985
Older Millennial 57% 43% < 1% < 1% 1,052
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 2,013
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 83% 17% 3,562
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 1,628
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 137

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