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

% of atheists who say the holy scripture is…

Generational cohortWord 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
Younger Millennial< 1%< 1%< 1%100%< 1%200
Older Millennial1%2%< 1%94%3%230
Generation X< 1%1%< 1%97%2%263
Baby Boomer1%3%< 1%95%1%277
Silent5%< 1%< 1%92%3%100
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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