Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by region (2014) Switch to: Region among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about human evolution

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who say humans…

Region 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
Sample size = 1,280. 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.
Northeast 15% 21% 3% 56% 5% 1,280
South 11% 23% 2% 59% 5% 4,516
Midwest 11% 21% 2% 60% 6% 2,080
West 13% 23% 2% 57% 4% 1,935

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