Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by race/ethnicity (2014) Switch to: Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by importance of religion

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

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Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 7,125. 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.
White 59% 33% 6% 1% < 1% 7,125
Black 75% 19% 3% 3% < 1% 828
Asian 51% 39% 9% < 1% < 1% 200
Latino 63% 30% 4% 2% 1% 920
Other/Mixed 65% 27% 5% 1% 1% 370

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