Educational distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by educational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who have completed…

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,048. 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 64% 27% 7% 3% 1,048
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 32% 17% 8% 2,764
Word of God; other/don't know 53% 34% 9% 4% 119
Not the word of God 32% 31% 22% 15% 3,549
Other/don't know 34% 38% 17% 11% 790

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