Generational cohort among Catholics by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics who are…

Interpreting scriptureYounger MillennialOlder MillennialGeneration XBaby BoomerSilentGreatestSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally8%11%32%33%14%2%1,510
Word of God; not everything taken literally13%9%27%35%14%1%2,722
Word of God; other/don't know4%7%25%35%27%3%198
Not the word of God12%14%28%36%10%1%2,042
Other/don't know9%11%27%35%16%2%589
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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