Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among the Unaffiliated by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among the Unaffiliated by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of the Unaffiliated 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
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Word of God; should be taken literally 31% 65% 2% 2% 546
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 70% 1% 1% 713
Not the word of God 18% 81% 1% 1% 5,713
Other/don't know 22% 74% 2% 2% 529

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