Immigrant status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by immigrant status

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Interpreting scriptureImmigrantsSecond generationThird generation or higherSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally17%9%74%1,033
Word of God; not everything taken literally11%11%78%2,737
Word of God; other/don't know26%7%67%118
Not the word of God15%13%72%3,534
Other/don't know15%11%74%782
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