Importance of religion in one's life among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by importance of religion

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
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Word of God; should be taken literally 64% 29% 5% 2% < 1% 784
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 56% 13% 1% < 1% 1,847
Not the word of God 13% 46% 28% 12% 1% 3,432
Other/don't know 28% 48% 18% 4% 1% 643

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