Interpreting scripture among adults in Massachusetts by educational group (2014) Switch to: Educational distribution among adults in Massachusetts by interpretation of scripture

% of adults in Massachusetts who say the holy scripture is…

Educational 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
High school or less23%26%4%40%7%175
Some college14%22%< 1%56%7%147
Post-graduate degree5%15%1%72%7%164
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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