Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by race/ethnicity

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,782. 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.
Religion 71% 11% 2% 12% 4% 3,782
Philosophy/reason 64% 10% 5% 16% 5% 821
Common sense 72% 10% 3% 12% 3% 4,115
Science 58% 8% 6% 23% 5% 508
Don't know 76% 6% 3% 12% 3% 217

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