Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about human evolution (2014) Switch to: Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by age group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are ages…

Views about human evolution 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
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Evolved; due to natural processes 23% 37% 24% 16% 999
Evolved; due to God's design 17% 37% 31% 15% 2,100
Evolved; don't know how 9% 28% 28% 35% 197
Always existed in present form 13% 34% 32% 22% 5,753
Don't know 9% 22% 25% 44% 547

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