Interpreting scripture among agnostics by age group (2014) Switch to: Age distribution among agnostics by interpretation of scripture

% of agnostics who say the holy scripture is…

Age distributionWord of God; should be taken literallyWord of God; not everything taken literallyWord of God; other/don't knowNot the word of GodOther/don't knowSample size
18-291%2%< 1%92%5%422
30-491%3%< 1%90%6%453
50-64< 1%1%< 1%93%6%323
65+< 1%1%< 1%92%7%254
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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