Interpreting scripture among baby Boomers by views about human evolution (2014) Switch to: Views about human evolution among baby Boomers by interpretation of scripture

% of baby Boomers who say the holy scripture is…

Views about human evolutionWord 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
Evolved; due to natural processes12%16%1%64%7%4,052
Evolved; due to God's design29%40%2%22%7%3,482
Evolved; don't know how18%22%5%34%21%574
Always existed in present form57%24%4%10%5%4,441
Don't know39%17%13%13%18%500
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