Sources of guidance on right and wrong among democrats and Democratic leaners by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among democrats and Democratic leaners by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Interpreting scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,427. 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 50% 5% 37% 6% 2% 3,427
Word of God; not everything taken literally 33% 10% 48% 7% 1% 3,568
Word of God; other/don't know 48% 2% 35% 5% 11% 275
Not the word of God 5% 21% 54% 19% 2% 7,310
Other/don't know 21% 12% 51% 8% 7% 1,102

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