Interpreting scripture among the Unaffiliated by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing (2014) Switch to: Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among the Unaffiliated by interpretation of scripture

% of the Unaffiliated who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeingWord of God; should be taken literallyWord of God; not everything taken literallyWord of God; other/don't knowNot the word of GodOther/don't knowSample size
At least once a week13%11%1%68%7%3,048
Once or twice a month8%11%1%74%6%1,191
Several times a year9%12%1%72%6%816
Seldom/never6%10%< 1%76%7%2,348
Don't know15%4%1%63%17%153
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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