Views about government aid to the poor among liberals by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among liberals by views about government aid to the poor

% of liberals who say government aid to the poor…

Interpreting scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Word of God; should be taken literally 35% 59% 3% 3% 1,228
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 67% 2% 1% 1,503
Word of God; other/don't know 35% 57% 4% 4% 101
Not the word of God 18% 79% 2% 1% 5,062
Other/don't know 21% 65% 8% 5% 610

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