Interpreting scripture among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good by attendance at prayer groups (2014) Switch to: Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 4,323. 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.
At least once a week 60% 28% 4% 5% 3% 4,323
Once or twice a month 48% 33% 3% 10% 6% 1,385
Several times a year 36% 40% 3% 15% 6% 1,303
Seldom/never 19% 29% 2% 42% 7% 8,475
Don't know 31% 15% 10% 14% 30% 105

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