Racial and ethnic composition among who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by race/ethnicity

% of who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,689. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 53% 24% 3% 17% 3% 2,689
Word of God; not everything taken literally 72% 10% 3% 12% 3% 4,115
Word of God; other/don't know 66% 8% 4% 20% 3% 271
Not the word of God 74% 6% 4% 11% 4% 6,607
Other/don't know 69% 9% 5% 13% 5% 1,301

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