Educational distribution among moderates by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among moderates by educational group

% of moderates who have completed…

Interpreting scriptureHigh school or lessSome collegeCollegePost-graduate degreeSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally54%32%9%5%2,359
Word of God; not everything taken literally37%31%19%13%3,596
Word of God; other/don't know36%36%17%11%260
Not the word of God29%33%23%15%4,453
Other/don't know30%40%18%13%948
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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