Religious tradition among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 not the word of God, but written by men by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Buddhist Catholic Evangelical Protestant Hindu Historically Black Protestant Jehovah's Witness Jewish Mainline Protestant Mormon Muslim Orthodox Christian Other Christian Other Faiths Other World Religions Unaffiliated (religious "nones") Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 703. 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 1% 36% 17% < 1% 5% < 1% 2% 18% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% < 1% 14% 1% 703
Philosophy/reason 3% 12% 4% 1% 1% < 1% 4% 12% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% 1% 54% 2% 2,362
Common sense 1% 18% 6% 1% 2% < 1% 3% 14% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 49% 1% 6,693
Science 1% 15% 3% 2% 1% < 1% 4% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% 59% 1% 2,108
Don't know 4% 18% 6% < 1% 2% < 1% 5% 14% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% 38% 5% 266

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