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

% of adults in the Greatest generation who have completed…

Interpreting scriptureHigh school or lessSome collegeCollegePost-graduate degreeSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally73%20%5%3%215
Word of God; not everything taken literally47%28%15%10%137
Not the word of God45%24%16%15%131
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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