Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group (2014) Switch to: Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by importance of religion

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who say religion is…

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Sample size = 644. 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.
Younger Millennial 75% 18% 4% 3% < 1% 644
Older Millennial 81% 15% 2% 2% 1% 867
Generation X 84% 13% 1% 1% 1% 1,998
Baby Boomer 86% 11% 2% 1% < 1% 3,879
Silent 91% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 1,993
Greatest 94% 4% 2% < 1% < 1% 215

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