Interpreting scripture among 50-64 year olds by views about human evolution (2014) Switch to: Views about human evolution among 50-64 year olds by interpretation of scripture

% of 50-64 year olds who say the holy scripture is…

Views about human evolutionWord 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
Evolved; due to natural processes12%16%1%64%6%3,127
Evolved; due to God's design30%39%2%22%8%2,774
Evolved; don't know how17%21%5%35%21%432
Always existed in present form57%24%4%10%5%3,579
Don't know38%17%13%14%17%384
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