Interpreting scripture among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about human evolution (2014) Switch to: Views about human evolution among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who say the holy scripture is…

Views about human evolution 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 = 3,558. 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.
Evolved; due to natural processes 27% 31% 2% 33% 7% 3,558
Evolved; due to God's design 32% 42% 2% 16% 7% 6,662
Evolved; don't know how 25% 25% 6% 23% 21% 798
Always existed in present form 57% 28% 4% 7% 4% 9,726
Don't know 44% 21% 12% 8% 15% 1,160

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