Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by race/ethnicity (2014) Switch to: Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Racial and ethnic composition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Note: Whites, blacks, Asians and those in the other/mixed category include only those who are not Latinos. Latinos include people of all races. Sample size = 6,057. 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.
White 64% 3% 28% 2% 2% 6,057
Black 54% 5% 36% 4% 1% 1,668
Asian 50% 4% 38% 8% < 1% 183
Latino 53% 7% 27% 11% 2% 1,372
Other/Mixed 60% 4% 29% 4% 3% 409

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