Income distribution among adults who say religion is very important by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is very important by household income

% of adults who say religion is very important who have a household income of…

Interpreting scriptureLess than $30,000$30,000-$49,999$50,000-$99,999$100,000 or moreSample size
Word of God; should be taken literally46%22%22%10%7,175
Word of God; not everything taken literally28%21%30%20%5,394
Word of God; other/don't know35%21%29%15%619
Not the word of God36%19%25%20%1,766
Other/don't know42%19%23%17%986
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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