Views about human evolution among adults in the West by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults in the West by views about human evolution

% of adults in the West who say humans…

Interpreting scripture Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
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Word of God; should be taken literally 13% 23% 2% 57% 4% 1,935
Word of God; not everything taken literally 21% 36% 3% 35% 4% 2,167
Word of God; other/don't know 9% 18% 4% 47% 21% 224
Not the word of God 68% 14% 5% 10% 2% 3,500
Other/don't know 31% 25% 13% 21% 10% 672

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