Income distribution among moderates by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture among moderates by household income

% of moderates 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 literally50%23%19%9%2,084
Word of God; not everything taken literally30%22%29%19%3,211
Word of God; other/don't know37%22%28%14%208
Not the word of God24%19%30%27%4,028
Other/don't know34%20%28%19%768
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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