Immigrant status among adults in the West by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults in the West by immigrant status

% of adults in the West who are…

Interpreting scriptureImmigrantsSecond generationThird generation or higherSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally32%11%57%1,902
Word of God; not everything taken literally20%13%66%2,143
Word of God; other/don't know28%8%63%214
Not the word of God19%16%65%3,466
Other/don't know23%13%65%662
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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