Importance of religion in one's life among 50-64 year olds by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among 50-64 year olds by importance of religion

% of 50-64 year olds who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,153. 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% 12% 2% 1% < 1% 3,153
Word of God; not everything taken literally 64% 30% 4% 2% < 1% 2,788
Word of God; other/don't know 75% 20% 2% 2% 1% 302
Not the word of God 22% 32% 22% 23% 1% 3,297
Other/don't know 53% 31% 7% 7% 3% 756

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