Interpreting scripture among 18-29 year olds by belief in God (2014) Switch to: Belief in God among 18-29 year olds by interpretation of scripture

% of 18-29 year olds who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in God Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,735. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 34% 41% 3% 17% 6% 2,735
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 33% < 1% 48% 7% 1,212
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 9% < 1% 80% 7% 471
Do not believe in God < 1% 2% < 1% 96% 3% 944
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% 4% 1% 80% 15% 158

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