DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who are ages…

Survey year 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. 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.
2014 22% 15% 30% 33% 1,685
2007 15% 18% 36% 32% 1,936

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who are…

Survey year Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,685. 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.
2014 18% 6% 13% 39% 22% 2% 1,685
2007 < 1% 13% 11% 37% 30% 10% 1,936

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who are…

Survey year Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 44% 56% 1,702
2007 44% 56% 1,973

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who identify as…

Survey year White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,691. 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.
2014 88% 2% 1% 5% 3% 1,691
2007 93% 2% 1% 2% 2% 1,966

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who are…

Survey year Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,693. 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.
2014 5% 8% 87% 1,693
2007 4% 6% 91% 1,967

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who have a household income of…

Survey year Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,440. 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.
2014 25% 23% 27% 24% 1,440
2007 24% 24% 31% 21% 1,626

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who have completed…

Survey year High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,699. 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.
2014 36% 34% 19% 12% 1,699

Marital status among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who are…

Survey year Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,698. 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.
2014 48% 5% 11% 10% 26% 1,698
2007 52% 4% 12% 13% 19% 1,967

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who say they…

Survey year Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 73% 24% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,702
2007 80% 18% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1,973

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 58% 36% 5% 1% < 1% 1,702
2007 58% 35% 6% 1% < 1% 1,973

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who attend religious services…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 36% 43% 20% < 1% 1,702
2007 43% 39% 18% < 1% 1,973

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 56% 25% 8% 10% 1% 1,702
2007 59% 24% 7% 9% 1% 1,973

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who attend prayer group…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 18% 10% 12% 59% < 1% 1,702
2007 18% 10% 11% 60% 1% 1,973

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who meditate…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 34% 10% 6% 49% 1% 1,702
2007 36% 8% 6% 47% 2% 1,973

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 55% 21% 12% 11% 1% 1,702
2007 51% 18% 14% 14% 4% 1,973

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 43% 18% 15% 23% 1% 1,702
2007 38% 17% 16% 25% 3% 1,973

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Survey year Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 32% 9% 52% 5% 2% 1,702
2007 27% 7% 58% 4% 4% 1,973

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who say…

Survey year There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 33% 66% 1% 1% 1,702

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who read scripture…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 32% 15% 12% 41% < 1% 1,702
2007 32% 13% 12% 42% 1% 1,973

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 88% 6% 6% 1,702
2007 86% 6% 8% 1,973

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 66% 24% 9% 1,702
2007 60% 26% 14% 1,973

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who identify as…

Survey year Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 52% 13% 35% 1,702
2007 45% 14% 41% 1,973

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 39% 42% 16% 3% 1,702
2007 39% 42% 15% 4% 1,973

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 65% 30% 2% 3% 1,702
2007 55% 34% 5% 6% 1,973

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who say government aid to the poor…

Survey year Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 54% 42% 3% 2% 1,702

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 59% 38% 2% 1,702
2007 62% 33% 5% 1,973

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 69% 23% 4% 3% 1,702
2007 57% 34% 5% 4% 1,973

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 58% 35% 8% 1,702

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who say…

Survey year Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,702. 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.
2014 43% 54% 2% 2% 1,702
2007 27% 65% 3% 4% 1,973

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally

% of Mainline Protestants non-parents who say the holy scripture is word of God; not everything taken literally who say humans…

Survey year 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 = 1,702. 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.
2014 19% 42% 4% 30% 4% 1,702