Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults ages 65 and older by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 2,934. 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 47% 48% 2% 3% 2,934
Word of God; not everything taken literally 38% 60% 1% 1% 2,539
Word of God; other/don't know 38% 53% 4% 4% 348
Not the word of God 22% 75% 2% 1% 2,690
Other/don't know 29% 64% 3% 3% 816

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