Income distribution among non-parents by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among non-parents by household income

% of non-parents who have a household income of…

Interpreting scriptureLess than $30,000$30,000-$49,999$50,000-$99,999$100,000 or moreSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally48%22%21%10%6,113
Word of God; not everything taken literally32%22%28%18%6,080
Word of God; other/don't know42%20%24%13%563
Not the word of God27%20%29%23%8,376
Other/don't know41%21%23%16%1,577
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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