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

% of moderates 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 = 1,223. 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 18% 35% 1% 42% 4% 1,223
Older Millennial 17% 28% 2% 45% 8% 1,483
Generation X 24% 31% 2% 36% 8% 2,560
Baby Boomer 27% 29% 2% 34% 8% 4,178
Silent 29% 31% 3% 28% 9% 1,804
Greatest 34% 29% 6% 20% 11% 194

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