Importance of religion in one's life among democrats and Democratic leaners by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who say religion is…

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,427. 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 84% 13% 2% 1% < 1% 3,427
Word of God; not everything taken literally 61% 32% 6% 2% < 1% 3,568
Word of God; other/don't know 79% 18% 2% 1% 1% 275
Not the word of God 15% 29% 24% 32% 1% 7,310
Other/don't know 51% 30% 11% 7% 2% 1,102

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