Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about human evolution

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say humans…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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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Religion 10% 37% 2% 48% 4% 3,819
Philosophy/reason 28% 44% 4% 23% 2% 827
Common sense 25% 38% 3% 31% 3% 4,156
Science 41% 32% 3% 23% 2% 517
Don't know 5% 39% 14% 26% 16% 223

Learn More: Evolved; due to natural processes, Evolved; due to God's design, Always existed in present form