Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by immigrant status

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,783. 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.
Religion 11% 9% 80% 3,783
Philosophy/reason 17% 12% 71% 824
Common sense 11% 11% 78% 4,111
Science 23% 13% 64% 508
Don't know 17% 7% 76% 220

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