Importance of religion in one's life among immigrants by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among immigrants by importance of religion

% of immigrants who say religion is…

Interpreting scriptureVery importantSomewhat importantNot too importantNot at all importantDon't knowSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally85%12%2%1%< 1%1,264
Word of God; not everything taken literally66%27%4%2%1%901
Word of God; other/don't know75%21%2%1%1%126
Not the word of God21%33%21%24%1%1,357
Other/don't know48%31%12%6%3%306
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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