Political ideology among adults in the Silent generation by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults in the Silent generation by political ideology

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Interpreting scriptureConservativeModerateLiberalDon't knowSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally59%22%13%7%1,993
Word of God; not everything taken literally48%35%13%4%1,628
Word of God; other/don't know47%23%10%20%239
Not the word of God27%35%34%3%1,608
Other/don't know36%32%22%10%521
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