Belief in God among adults ages 65 and older by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults ages 65 and older by belief in God

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 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 91% 6% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 2,934
Word of God; not everything taken literally 79% 18% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,539
Word of God; other/don't know 80% 14% 1% 3% 1% 1% 348
Not the word of God 30% 30% 11% 1% 23% 6% 2,690
Other/don't know 61% 22% 4% 4% 5% 4% 816

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