Interpreting scripture among adults in Pennsylvania by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in Pennsylvania by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Pennsylvania who say the holy scripture is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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
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Religion 48% 36% 3% 9% 3% 474
Philosophy/reason 9% 30% < 1% 56% 5% 128
Common sense 23% 26% 1% 43% 7% 590
Science 15% 11% < 1% 66% 9% 139

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