Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is not too important by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is not too important by views about human evolution

% of adults who say religion is not too important who say humans…

Interpreting scriptureEvolved; due to natural processesEvolved; due to God's designEvolved; don't know howAlways existed in present formDon't knowSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally25%22%1%48%4%139
Word of God; not everything taken literally45%28%3%23%1%444
Not the word of God76%11%5%7%2%2,918
Other/don't know50%19%15%8%8%276
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