Region among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by region

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are in…

Interpreting scripture Northeast South Midwest West Sample Size
Sample size = 4,868. 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 12% 47% 21% 20% 4,868
Word of God; not everything taken literally 17% 37% 23% 24% 3,717
Word of God; other/don't know 12% 43% 24% 22% 444
Not the word of God 22% 31% 21% 27% 2,466
Other/don't know 20% 36% 20% 24% 711

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