Frequency of reading scripture among Christians by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who read scripture…

Interpreting scriptureAt least once a weekOnce or twice a monthSeveral times a yearSeldom/neverDon't knowSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally65%11%6%17%1%9,031
Word of God; not everything taken literally39%14%11%35%< 1%8,437
Word of God; other/don't know60%10%7%20%3%889
Not the word of God14%10%11%65%< 1%4,891
Other/don't know32%14%11%41%2%1,800
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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