Interpreting scripture among liberals by generational group (2014) Switch to: Generational cohort among liberals by interpretation of scripture

% of liberals who say the holy scripture is…

Generational cohort 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 = 956. 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.
Younger Millennial 11% 22% < 1% 62% 4% 956
Older Millennial 15% 17% < 1% 61% 6% 1,233
Generation X 20% 18% 1% 54% 6% 1,807
Baby Boomer 22% 19% 2% 50% 8% 3,087
Silent 26% 19% 2% 42% 10% 1,199
Greatest 31% 13% 2% 40% 14% 108

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