Belief in Hell among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged by belief in hell

% of adults who say homosexuality should be discouraged who …in hell

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,782. 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 86% 9% 5% 5,782
Word of God; not everything taken literally 75% 18% 6% 2,981
Word of God; other/don't know 79% 10% 12% 450
Not the word of God 43% 49% 9% 1,139
Other/don't know 64% 18% 18% 520

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