Generational cohort among adults who attend services weekly or more by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults who attend services weekly or more by generational group

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Interpreting scriptureYounger MillennialOlder MillennialGeneration XBaby BoomerSilentGreatestSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally9%10%28%35%17%2%6,040
Word of God; not everything taken literally15%12%26%30%15%1%4,334
Word of God; other/don't know7%10%24%35%21%3%554
Not the word of God12%11%25%35%15%2%1,213
Other/don't know5%12%23%35%22%3%702
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.

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