Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is not too important by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is not too important by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say religion is not too important who attend prayer group…

Interpreting scriptureAt least once a weekOnce or twice a monthSeveral times a yearSeldom/neverDon't knowSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally10%5%5%79%1%139
Word of God; not everything taken literally2%3%7%88%< 1%444
Not the word of God1%1%2%96%< 1%2,918
Other/don't know1%4%4%90%< 1%276
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