Income distribution among Catholics by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among Catholics by household income

% of Catholics who have a household income of…

Interpreting scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,272. 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 57% 19% 15% 9% 1,272
Word of God; not everything taken literally 27% 21% 31% 21% 2,400
Word of God; other/don't know 46% 20% 21% 13% 156
Not the word of God 29% 18% 29% 25% 1,842
Other/don't know 38% 18% 25% 19% 467

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